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. All open positions are listed on the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website.
UMN Student Employment Opportunities
The museum employs students in the WAM Shop and in visitor services, events, custodial, and other departments. In short, students really run the place. All open positions are listed on the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website.
Lake Street Community Engagement Intern
Reports to: Boris Oicherman, Curator for Creative Collaboration, Quito Ziegler
Compensation/Hours: $15/hr / up to 8+ hrs/week (exact amount will be determined according to the project needs)
This position works with artist Quito Ziegler on facilitating truth-telling, mutual aid and conversations about community repair involving the diverse communities who call Lake Street home. Read the full position description here (PDF) >>
- Assist in facilitation and coordination of events.
- Placing orders for materials, documenting conversations, and transcribing materials for exhibitions and videos.
- Assist in translation of conversations from Spanish.
- Knowledge of Spanish is required.
- Applicants must be a creative person with well-developed organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- There are no degree or prior work experience requirements.
Application Instructions: Send your 1-page letter of application describing why you are interested in this position to Boris Oicherman, email@example.com by June 4, 2021.
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.
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.
Volunteer Tour Guide
DISCOVER amazing works of art, CONNECT with artists, curators, and peers, and ENGAGE in conversation with people in our community. WAM’s volunteer tour guides—also known as “Weisguides”—play a pivotal role in the museum, sharing their passion for art with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Weisguides get exclusive access to exhibitions and artists, and learn about art through interactive gallery experiences, hands-on activities, field trips, and social gatherings.
We are not currently seeking volunteer tour guides. If you would like to learn more about the program or apply in the future, you may contact Jamee Yung, Director of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mission is to create engaging exhibitions and programs that spark discovery, critical thinking, and transformation, both at the University and throughout the Twin Cities. Everyone is welcome to join us in this mission, and to have some fun while they’re at it! That’s why we recently transitioned to a free membership model!