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.
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!
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.
WAM Student Tour Guides (known as Gallery Hosts) facilitate drop-in conversations that teach audiences how to find meaning in any work of art. Gallery Host positions are open to any UMN undergraduate, graduate or professional student. and students in all majors are encouraged to apply. Gallery Hosts must complete an orientation (attend three four-hour sessions January 14 – 16, 2020) and commit to hosting 2 study sessions per semester. A $200 stipend and academic credits are available depending on qualifications. Lean more here. Please submit cover letter and resume to WAM’s Director of Education, Jamee Yung, at email@example.com by Friday, November 15, 2019.
The museum employs students in the WAM Shop and in visitor services, events, custodial, and other departments. All open positions are listed on the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website.