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.
WAM is currently hiring for summer positions! Click here for student job postings.
Paid Summer Opportunity for Architecture Students
July 31 through August 4, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mentor teens in the Weisman Art Museum’s summer Teen Architecture Workshop. This week-long immersive architecture workshop is for high school students and is held at the Weisman Art Museum. Led by architect Josh Weinstein, the workshop gives teens the opportunity to work with professional architects and designers from the community and the University of Minnesota. In a professional setting, high school participants will explore, design, and build creative solutions to a posed architectural project. Mentors from the U of M School of Architecture at the College of Design will lead teams of 5-6 students in this workshop, helping students explore, problem solve, and build a final model.
Must have at least 2 studio courses completed with model building skills, enjoy working with teens, have an interest in teaching design, and must be available the whole week: July 31 – August 4 from 9:30-4:30.
Mentors receive $300.00 for the workshop.
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.
Curatorial and Archival Internship
The curatorial and archival Intern will help to organize and inventory artworks from the estate of Harriet Bart in preparation for a large-scale accession and retrospective at the Weisman Art Museum. The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of art history, and as a plus, have a particular interest in installation art. Must be responsive and proactive as tasks, questions and issues arise. Upper level undergraduate or graduate student preferred.
- Interest in art, art history and archives
- Strong eye for detail and organizational skills
- Art handling experience a plus
- Experience with digitizing documents, data entry, and archival materials
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to climb ladder and lift up to 50 lbs
2 days a week for 8 weeks, beginning June 2017
Unpaid, academic credit available upon request
Hours – 5 hours per day, with work hours between 8:00 AM and 5 PM.
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.