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Working at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is an exciting, challenging, rewarding and unique opportunity to impact Northeast Indiana with a world-class museum experience. For each of our open positions, in addition to the education and experience listed, we look for enthusiastic individuals with positive attitudes that have the desire to improve quality of life in Northeast Indiana. We structure our interviews to find people who care about others and who will contribute to a constructive and healthy work environment. Additionally, the people we look for are creative problem solvers and motivated to create excellent work.

OPEN POSITIONS

Part Time Visitor Services/Security Guard

DEPARTMENT

Security

REPORTS TO

Director of Facilities

STATUS

Part time, $14/hour.

SUMMARY

Staff in this position will be responsible for the welcoming reception of visitors to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and handling all front of house duties, with customer service at the heart. Further, staff in this role are also fully trained as museum security guards and will rotate posts in gallery security and the front desk throughout their shift. This position is a hybrid visitor services and security role, meaning that the ideal candidate is enthusiastic about serving people, welcoming them to the museum, and able to maintain the safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors, and the artwork and enforcing museum policies and security standards.

Candidates for this position should read the Dress Code and Appearance Standards before applying and must be available to work some nights and weekends.

Interested applicants should review the Job Description below and submit a brief cover letter, resume, and completed Availability Template below via email to Scott Tarr, Director of Facilities, at scott.tarr@fwmoa.org.

Job Description | Availability Template | Dress Code and Appearance Standards

DEPARTMENT

Education

REPORTS TO

Children’s Education Staff

STATUS

Part time, volunteer.

SUMMARY

Docents are museum volunteers and are essential to educating the public about the diverse exhibitions on display at FWMoA, using the art as a tool to expand the minds of all who listen and learn. Leading engaging tours is a unique opportunity to work with children, heighten your mental engagement, and contribute to your community. All interested individuals will be asked to undergo a background check before joining the docent team. All finalists for this position must successfully pass a criminal background check.

Contact Alyssa Dumire at 260 422-6467 alyssa.dumire@fwmoa.org to learn more about this opportunity.

Internships

Internships at FWMoA are open to college and graduate students and recent graduates. Students desiring academic credit for their internship must arrange for it themselves with their academic institution. To correspond with class or work, interns can arrange flexible schedules; however, some night and weekend hours may be required during special events.

DEPARTMENT

Education

REPORTS TO

Director of Education

STATUS

Part time, paid intern. $12 per hour, 16 hours per week for 14 weeks.

APPLICATION

Apply by sending cover letter and resume to Alyssa Dumire, Director of Education, at alyssa.dumire@fwmoa.org.

SUMMARY

The Education Internship provides an overview of the education department, with an emphasis on school programs. FWMoA serves PreK-12 students and their educators through on- and off-site programming, often providing our youngest visitors with their first formal introduction to visual art. The intern will gain experience implementing these programs and interacting with students through a variety of interpretive techniques. They will also assist with administering our region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the premiere recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. The intern will build a foundation for visual arts education beyond the traditional classroom setting, while gaining a working knowledge of the museum’s inner functions.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants should have strong written and verbal communication skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office, the ability to work both independently and within a team, and be receptive to feedback.

Priority will be given to juniors, seniors, and recent graduates in all areas of study, but applicants should have a demonstrated interest in art, art history, education, or related fields.

The application period for this position is now closed. The application window will reopen in October 2024.

Teen Council

DEPARTMENT

Education

REPORTS TO

Children’s Education Staff

STATUS

Student volunteer.

APPLICATION

SUMMARY

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 Fall Semester Internship, open to area high school students. One intern per semester (fall and spring) will be selected. This is an unpaid (volunteer) position.

Teen Interns gain a working understanding of how a museum functions and the various roles of different museum careers with a focus on the education department. The intern may observe or assist with tours, help create educational activities for the galleries, gather research about upcoming exhibitions and teaching strategies, or complete other projects driven by individual interests.

Candidates should have an interest in art and sharing it with the community and be somewhat comfortable speaking in front of a small group. Priority will be given to rising juniors and seniors. Selected candidates must pass a background check before beginning their internship.

Hours are flexible but must fall between regular working hours, generally 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, and optionally the first Thursday of the month from 5-6:30 pm.

APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FALL SEMESTER: April 24. All candidates will be contacted by April 29.