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.
Exhibitions Coordinator and Registrar
The Exhibition Coordinator and Registrar plays an important role in the production and documentation of exhibitions at the Weisman Art Museum. The position supervises a preparator staff of two and collaborates with multiple departments on the development and implementation of exhibitions. In accordance with best practices, the position is also responsible for maintaining documentation of exhibitions and incoming loans, issuing and obtaining legal documentation, and handling insurance and shipping logistics.
To read the full job description and qualifications, visit the UMN job board (job ID: 352395).
Assistant Development Officer
The Development Operations Coordinator is a critical member of the WAM Development team and reports to the Chief Development Officer at WAM. The person in this position will be a self-starter who is able to prioritize workload, and work collaboratively with WAM team members.
To read the full job description and qualifications, visit the UMN job board (job ID: 352407).
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.
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.
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!