Since its origin in 1934, the Weisman Art Museum has been a teaching museum for the University of Minnesota. Today, education remains central to the museum’s mission to make the arts accessible – intellectually, emotionally, and physically – to the University and public communities.
Be in the know. WAM donors receive invitations to exhibition preview parties, special events, and exclusive programs with artists.
Volunteer Tour Guide
Volunteers can learn about visual art and play a special teaching role at the Weisman by becoming a tour guide. Weisman tour guides offer interactive, informative, and fun tours for K-12 school groups, University classes, and other adults.
A new guide class will start in the fall of 2017.
Applications are now open for the fall 2017 class. If interested, please fill out the application here.
The museum employs students in the store and in visitor services, events, custodial, and other departments. All open positions are listed on the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website.
Student Volunteer Opportunities
WAM Collective is the official student group of the Weisman Art Museum. WAM Collective aims to connect the museum and the U of M community through innovative, educational, social, and fundraising activities. Members of WAM Collective have the opportunity to collaborate with museum departments, U of M student groups, and community organizations.
The student guide program is an opportunity for University of Minnesota students to lead thematic tours of the museum for the University community and the public. The training requires a time commitment similar to that of an academic course and includes exploration of the museum’s collection, discussions on the methodology of museum tours, and facilitating a tour for your peers. The program is open to all University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students. Students in all majors are encouraged to apply.