Student Jobs

The museum employs students in the store and in visitor services, events, custodial, and other departments. In short, they really run the place. All open positions are listed on the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources Web site.

Research Assistant, Cuernavaca Folk Arts Exchange

This position works with the Curator for Creative Collaboration and the program staff at WAM, and with the office of the Director of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy at the City of Minneapolis, to assist with research and production for the Folk Arts Exchange program between the cities of Minneapolis and Cuernavaca.

Requirements: This position is open to students of the University of Minnesota. Applicants must be a creative person with well-developed organization, communication and interpersonal skills, and knowledge of Spanish language.

Application Deadline: Monday, October 26, 2020

Read the full position description here >> 

WAM Student Digital Content Team

The WAM Student Digital Content team focuses on creating lively, rich media stories for digital distribution. Your working interests may be audio, video, or prose. This is an opportunity to create new digital content that is produced in conversation with the museum’s exhibitions, collections, and varied community of artists and collaborators.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020

Questions? Email Sam Wisneski at swisnesk@umn.edu

Read the full position description and apply here >>

Gallery Guards

Represent the Weisman Art Museum as a gallery guard! Gallery guards are the face of the museum as the most visible staff position to visitors. WAM is looking for potential candidates who can provide information and assistance to museum goers while keeping the art safe.

To find WAM Gallery Guard openings, search “Weisman Art Museum” on the student job search page

 

Internships

Student interns work on focused projects in a variety of departments. Students interested in unpaid internships may submit an application at any time or check back for open positions below. New placements, when available, occur at the beginning of fall and spring semester and during the summer. Internships are available for academic credit.

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Due to a high volume of applications, only candidates who have been selected for interviews will be contacted directly regarding their application status.

 

Shop Sales Associate

The Weisman Art Museum Shop is a distinctive environment that welcomes and extends the museum experience through exhibition-related products, educational tools, and unexpected, accessibly-priced merchandise. The WAM Shop is currently seeking a Sales Associate for the spring semester, specifically with availability on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Job responsibilities include cashiering, store maintenance, inventory, and various other customer service tasks.

Read the full job description here, and send your resume and a cover letter to wamshop@umn.edu.

 

Student Events Assistant

Join the Weisman Art Museum team as a Student Events Assistant! Events Assistants are responsible for setup & execution of event plans for events held at the Weisman Art Museum.

Read the full job description and apply here >>

 

UROP

The museum works with students who are interested in conducting research with the museum, and gives students the opportunity for immersive and interactive learning. Each year, UROP funds hundreds of students who produce new knowledge and creative work in partnership with the U of M’s world-class faculty. UROP serves students and faculty whose learning and teaching goals include outside-the-classroom enrichment.