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.

 

Current Openings

Accessibility Assistant Intern

This position will work closely with the Accessibility Assistant and around the work of accessibility, specifically with people who are blind/have low vision or are deaf/hard of hearing. The intern will also collaborate with the Education and Communications departments to coordinate social stories, increasing accessibility awareness, and acting as feet on the ground for the Accessibility Assistant. Responsibilities will include; carrying out existing accessibility initiatives, compiling list of accessibility resources at the Weisman Art Museum, completing research on best practices/physical implementations WAM can consider. This position will also work with curatorial staff, exhibition design, and volunteer tour guide staff with accessibility initiatives in mind. This position will work with the Accessibility Advisory Committee as well as communicate with communities of blind/low vision and deaf/hard of hearing.

  • Dec. 2021 – May 2022
  • 5-10 Hours/week.
  • $15/hour

To apply, search “Weisman Art Museum” (Job ID 344742) on the  student job search page.

 

Gallery Attendants

Represent the Weisman Art Museum as a gallery attendant! Gallery attendants 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 when the galleries reopen to the public on January 19, 2022.

To find WAM Gallery Attendant openings, search “Weisman Art Museum” (Job ID 344505) on the student job search page.

 

Event Assistants

Events Assistants are responsible for the setup and execution of events hosted at the Weisman Art Museum. They serve as a welcoming and approachable presence to support all categories of events; WAM programs, artists presentations, UMN departmental rentals, and wedding clients. WAM is looking for potential candidates who can provide information and assistance to guests when the museum reopens to the public on January 19, 2022.

To find WAM Event Assistant openings, search “Weisman Art Museum” (Job ID 344506) on the student job search page.

 

Other Opportunities

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.