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.
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.
We are seeking an UMN undergraduate or graduate student to work with exhibition programs staff and across museum departments to refine evaluation design and methodology. Responsibilities include attending WAM programs and collecting data, coding, cleaning and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, and assisting in the development of evaluation materials and periodic reports. Should have an interest in applied research and program evaluation, and experience in statistics is desired. 13 hours/week, $5,408 per semester ($16/hour). Learn more and apply here.
We are seeking an UMN undergraduate or graduate student to provide administrative support to the museum director and manage office systems. Responsibilities include working with the leadership staff to schedule meetings, reviewing and responding to correspondence, maintaining office supplies, greeting visitors, and other special projects as assigned. Up to 20 hours/week, must be flexible between 9:30 – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Learn more about the position and complete an online application by searching through the University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources website at z.umn.edu/WAMStudentEmployment. Job ID: 332331
The WAM Shop is a distinctive environment that welcomes and extends the museum experience through related exhibition products, educational tools, as well as unique and unexpected merchandise. We wish to introduce employees to the cultural life this museum has to offer, and provide a professional environment to foster interpersonal skills, networking opportunities, and other knowledges that will extend beyond your college career. Applicants must be UMN students, and available Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 and 5:30 p.m. in the Fall 2019 semester. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
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.
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.
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.