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 Web site.

Communications Intern

Interns are part of a nimble, tight-knit communications team at WAM. You’ll work closely with the Weisman’s Communications Director and Communications Associate, and gain hands-on experience using rich media, strong visuals, and snappy writing to share engaging stories about the art and artists of this multiplatform museum. A key part of this job involves generating content for WAM’s social media platforms. Successful candidates will have demonstrated social media experience.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021

Questions? Email Susannah Schouweiler at 

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Apply on the UMN Student Job Board (Job ID: 338988)

WAM Student Digital Content Team

The WAM Student Digital Content team focuses on creating lively, rich media stories for digital distribution. Your working interests may be audio, video, or 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.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2021

Questions? Email Sam Wisneski at

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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



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.


Shop Sales Associate

The Weisman Art Museum Shop is a distinctive environment that welcomes and extends the museum experience through exhibition-related products, educational tools, and unexpected, accessibly-priced merchandise. The WAM Shop is currently seeking a Sales Associate for the spring semester, specifically with availability on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. Job responsibilities include cashiering, store maintenance, inventory, and various other customer service tasks.

Read the full job description here, and send your resume and a cover letter to


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.

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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.