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.

Museum Education Internship

5-10 Hours / week

This intern works with Education staff in supporting the engagement of diverse audiences with WAM collections, exhibitions, workshops and education programs. Responsibilities include collaborative program planning and preparation, managing interpretive materials, scheduling, research on current exhibition themes and audience engagement techniques, and assist with projects as needed. This intern will also provide support for office tasks such as managing art supply inventory and orders, documenting programs and partnerships, managing reservations for programs.

Requirements: Applicants must be a current U of M student, be a creative person with organization, research, communication and interpersonal skills. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Jamee Yung, WAM Education Director, at


WAM Shop Sales and Senior Sales Associates

The Sales Associate position is a supportive sales position in the Weisman Art Museum Shop.  The position calls for 10-15 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.  You must be prompt, reliable, and flexible with your schedule.

Senior Sales Associate: for the full job description and to apply, click here >>>


Student Communications Intern

Support the Weisman Art Museum’s Communications Department as a Communications Intern. Duties include:

  • Maintain WAM’s press clippings file
  • Create and track social media presence through website and social media outlet.
  • Archive public relations documents and collateral
  • Write for WAM’s online blog

For a full job description and to apply, click here >>>


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.

Interested? Tell us about yourself >>>

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


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.