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.
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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.
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.
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 website.
Student Volunteer Opportunities
WAM Collective is the official student group of the Weisman Art Museum. WAM Collective aims to connect the museum and the U of M community through innovative, educational, social, and fundraising activities. Members of WAM Collective have the opportunity to collaborate with museum departments, U of M student groups, and community organizations.
The student guide program is an opportunity for University of Minnesota students to lead thematic tours of the museum for the University community and the public. The training requires a time commitment similar to that of an academic course and includes exploration of the museum’s collection, discussions on the methodology of museum tours, and facilitating a tour for your peers. The program is open to all University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students. Students in all majors are encouraged to apply.