Student Jobs

The museum employs students in the store and in visitor services, events, custodial, and other departments. In short, they really run the place. All open positions are listed on the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website.

 

Student Digital Content Creator (3 positions)

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications and Communications Associate
Compensation/Hours: $15/hr, 5 hrs/week
Duration: Full academic year

*Applications only accepted through the UMN student job board (Job ID 343035)*

Application Deadline: September 24, 2021
Questions? Email Susannah Schouweiler at susannah@umn.edu

About the WAM Digital Content Team:

The WAM Digital Content Team focuses on creating lively, rich media stories for digital distribution. Stories will be realized in audio, video, and prose. This is an opportunity to create new digital content that is produced in conversation with the museum’s exhibitions, collections, and varied community of artists and collaborators.

The Digital Content Team will focus on two goals:

  • The first is to produce training content on video storytelling, including best practices, how-to guides, and more. This includes creating content for Instagram, .gifs, TikTok, Facebook, and more.
  • The second goal is to research, pitch, and create new digital content for the Weisman’s digital channels. This content will be shared through the museum’s CloudGuide mobile app, on the website, and through social media platforms

Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled UMN undergraduate student registered for the required number of credits
  • Experience creating digital editorial content and be able to provide examples of finished work.
  • Experience can include creating and distributing audio stories and podcasts, or other ways/avenues of publishing/ writing online in fresh ways
  • Experience in motion graphics, social video, or management of social media campaigns

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work as a team and be organized
  • Self-starters who are excited to experiment with new material and media
  • Students passionate about arts, culture, and the power of sound and moving image as media for telling great stories

 

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

 

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.

 

UROP

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.