Five students pose, laughing with props, at a photobooth in front of a floral background.

UMN students at Between the Seams 2019 Student Design Showcase. Photograph by Jayme Halbritter.

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The WAM Collective is your behind-the-scenes access pass to the Weisman Art Museum. Joining the Collective is free and open to all University of Minnesota students. WAM Collective members help shape programs and happenings at the museum, get access to the HOMEWORK art rental collection, receive our student-centered E-News, get free tickets to all museum events, and a whole lot more.

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What is the WAM Collective Officer group?

What: WAM Collective Officer
When: Meets for 1 hour, every other week, via Zoom; meeting time TBD
Rate: $500 per semester 

WAM Collective Officers are the student leadership team of the Weisman Art Museum. Officers learn about contemporary museum practice, plan programs and events, create digital content campaigns, research and write about objects in the museum’s collection, collaborate with other student groups and departments on campus, and make connections between their studies and the museum’s resources. Officers work with professional museum staff, artists, advocates, and community members on projects that reflect the concerns, interests, and passions of the student perspective. 

Application to become a WAM Collective Officer is open to any UMN student. WAM Collective Officers are paid a stipend of $500 per academic semester. Acceptance into the WAM Collective is a year-long commitment with the opportunity to renew involvement at the end of each academic year. Officers may arrange to be part of the program for academic credit through their parent institution, through the UROP program or for independent study.

For the 2020/2021 school year, WAM Collective officers will meet via Zoom every other week for one hour; meeting time is TBD. Officers work independently and as a cohort on projects and initiatives. Through an application and interview process, one Collective Officer has the opportunity to serve as the student representative on the museum’s Colleagues Advisory Board. 


The WAM Collective Officer Cohort is a multidisciplinary unit that pursues projects that engage the student body of the UMN with WAM. Must be a current University of Minnesota undergraduate, graduate or professional student. You should be a team player, curious, open-minded, and excited to initiate programs and projects. WAM Collective officers are passionate about museums, art, culture and working with the public. 


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 12 PM


For more information contact Katie Covey, staff advisor, at

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