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.
for the Re-envisioning the Weisman Art Museum’s American Art Collection Project
Re-envisioning the Weisman Art Museum’s American Art Collection is a team-based student and curator research, planning and development project to co-create a new, critical display of and scholarship on WAM’s American Art collection. This initial-stage research and development project will engage students to review, research and analyze the collection. Working with WAM exhibition curators and WAM’s O’Brien Curatorial Fellow, the students will use the collections database and archives to create proposed checklists for the exhibition(s) and publication(s).
- Receive $15/hour, supported by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art
- Have access to a WAM laptop during their tenure
- Gain experience using TMS collections database
- Learn about current trends in curatorial practice and their implications for how we tell the story of American art through regular seminar-style discussions
- Enrolled as an undergraduate at UMN Twin Cities
- Interest in gaining experience in art historical research and curatorial practice
- Open to all majors with a preference for those whose education speaks to the diversity of narratives present in American (art) history or data science, such as:
- Art history, African American and African Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Chicano-Latino Studies, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Dakota language, Data Science, History, Geography, GWSS, Ojibwe language, Urban Studie
- Must be able to commit to an average of six hours of work per week and be able to participate in seminar meetings.
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. Check back soon! We don’t have any internships currently listed, but opportunities open up often.
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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.