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.

Teen Architecture Workshop Mentor

Mentor teens in the Weisman Art Museum’s summer Teen Architecture Workshop. This week-long immersive architecture workshop is for high school students and is held at the Weisman Art Museum. Led by architect Josh Weinstein, the workshop gives teens the opportunity to work with professional architects and designers from the community and the University of Minnesota. In a professional setting, high school participants will explore, design, and build creative solutions to a posed architectural project. Mentors from the U of M School of Architecture at the College of Design will lead teams of 4–6 students in this workshop, helping students explore, problem solve, and build a final model.

Requirements: Must have at least two studio courses completed, enjoy working with teens, have an interest in teaching design, and must be available the whole week of August 5 through August 9 from 9:30 to 4:30.

Stipend: $400.00 for the entire workshop

Apply here>>
Questions? Email Jamee Yung, for more information.


Target Studio Assistant

Boris Oicherman, the Curator for Creative Collaboration, is seeking an Assistant! Ideally, the Assistant would be a Graduate Student who is able to work 8 hours per week. The Assistant will work with Boris to curate and manage the various programs of the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration, which includes developing relationships with academic departments and art institutions, selecting artists in residence and working closely with them on their projects, conducting events, administrative management, and other tasks as needed. The position pays $1,800/semester.

Apply by May 10, 2019. Contact Boris at with any questions. Read the full job description and apply here>>


Target Cohort Call for Research Interns

Over the Fall semester of 2019, performance artists and playwrights Emily Gastineau, Billy Mullaney, and Rachel Jendrzejewski will lead a small group of 4-6 UMN students in research and creative experimentation toward a new performance. The newly created piece will be part of States of Control, an ongoing project under the collective TOK presented at Target Studio that’s aimed at addressing issues of information manipulation, propaganda, news construction, and political unrest through performance art.

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 June 1, 2019.


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.

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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.