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.


Gallery Hosts

WAM Gallery Hosts lead 15-minute, drop-in conversations that teach audiences how to find meaning in any work of art. This is an excellent opportunity for students to integrate art into their experience at the University and to become part of the WAM community. The program is open to all University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students. We are seeking applicants with diverse interests, skills, and experience who are excited about storytelling, creative thinking, and connecting with people and ideas. All majors welcome.

Gallery hosts receive a $200 stipend and 2 credits depending on qualifications. They must participate in three four-hour orientation sessions on January 14, 15, and 16, 2020; Flexible schedule between February – May 2020 depending on class schedule. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to WAM’s Director of Education, Jamee Yung, at by Tuesday, December 10, 2019.


WAM Shop Sales Associate

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

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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.

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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.