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Since its origin in 1934, the Weisman Art Museum has been a teaching museum for the University of Minnesota. Today, education remains central to the museum’s mission to make the arts accessible – intellectually, emotionally, and physically – to the University and public communities. All open positions are listed on the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website.

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Employment Opportunities

Current openings are noted below. You can also stay in touch via our e-newsletter, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook, to be notified when new positions are made available. 

Director of Development | Full-time (Hybrid) / $105-115K DOE
Are you a seasoned nonprofit leader with a keen sense for how the philanthropic landscape is shifting for cultural organizations? Do you love the work of relationship-building that connects diverse communities of support with creative projects and big-picture institutional vision? Maybe you’re a geek about the potential of the institution-as-changemaker, eager to roll up your sleeves and help position the museum at the forefront of advances in the field. Certainly, you’re no stranger to the power of one-on-one friendraising, affinity building, and donor cultivation. Join the team at the Weisman, and you’ll be a part of a tight-knit, collaborative and interdepartmental crew — all working to bring an ethos of research and service, creative vision and collaboration, fueled by critical donor support, to the work of reimagining what a campus museum can be for, and do with, its communities. Reporting to the Director of the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) and the Vice President for Development, College and Campus Programs at the University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF), the Director of Development serves as the chief fundraising officer for all aspects of WAM. The successful candidate will be prepared to travel on occasion outside the Twin Cities area to advance the development program, in addition to attendance at some evening and weekend events. This position is hybrid: working on-site at the museum at least three days per week, Wednesdays and Thursdays and one other day of your choice.

How to Apply: Find a full job description, and complete the application on the UMN Job Board (Job ID: 361284)
This position is open until filled. 

Events Associate | Full-time / $46 - 49K DOE
Are you well versed in the events-business hustle? Maybe you book bands for weekend gigs or manage staff at a restaurant. For sure, you have nimble people skills and love working with diverse clients. You’re excited to rub elbows with art and artists in a creative, collaborative environment. You absolutely get a thrill working behind the scenes to pull off killer events. Hone your project management, production, and hospitality skills as part of the Weisman’s tight-knit Events team. Take that hustle into a full-time, University of Minnesota staff role at this lively campus museum. The WAM Events Associate (Principal Office Specialist) position is a full-time, union-represented role, with all the attendant University of Minnesota employee benefits. This position reports to the Events Manager and assists with production support, student staff, scheduling, event planning and management. The Events Associate works variable hours, depending on the events schedule, and includes nights and weekends.

How to Apply: Find a full job description, and complete the application on the UMN Job Board (Job ID: 360872)
This position is open until filled. 

UMN Student Employment and Internships

The museum employs students in the WAM Shop and in visitor services, events, custodial, and other departments. In short, students really run the place. All open positions are listed on the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources website.

Learn more about current student openings on the student page