Student Jobs

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 Web site.

 

Education and Interpretation Intern

The position will be responsible for research and creation of interpretative materials related to the fall 2019 exhibition Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle. The Education and Interpretation Intern will assist in conducting research on Indigenous Peoples of the Great Lakes areas, creating interpretive maps to share this research and coordinating and producing interpretive materials in the Dakota language—and potentially other Indigenous languages—to enhance the exhibition and, if time permits, also write a blog post about the research project for the WAM Blog. The Intern will gain hands-on experience in museum education and interpretation, arts administration, nurturing cultural partnerships, and managing and corresponding with museum and community partners. Read a full description of the position here.

To be considered for this position, please email a resume, cover letter, and two references directly to Jamee Yung, Director of Education, jtyung@umn.edu. Applications are due as soon as possible.

 

States of Control Research Interns

Over the Fall semester of 2019, Emily Gastineau, Billy Mullaney, and Rachel Jendrzejewski are developing a new performance investigating systemic mechanisms of voter suppression .The artists are seeking 4–6 University of Minnesota students to contribute to the project. Through research, writing, and a range of performative experiments, the cohort will investigate some of the strategies and tactics that underpin voter suppression in the U.S. and beyond, leading to a new short performance work that will be presented at the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) in Spring 2020. This piece is one component of States of Control, a larger ongoing project presented at the WAM’s Target Studio under the curation of TOK (St Petersburg, Russia).

Participants must be able to meet every other Wednesday, September 25 – December 18, 2019. A $200 stipend and 2 academic credits (depending on qualifications) will be provided. Learn more and apply here. Applications are due by July 1, 2019.

 

WAM 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. 

 

WAM 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 >>>

 

Student 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.

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.