Careers and Internships
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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.
Director of Finance
Vice President & COO
Full time, 40 hours per week.
The Director of Finance is responsible for the administration of financial affairs of the Museum.
- Bachelor’s Degree in accounting required, CPA and / or advanced degree desirable.
- Five to ten years progressive accounting and financial experience, with at least five in non-profit finance
- Adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, tax regulations, and all relevant state and federal laws.
- Strong organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, and respect for deadlines.
- Proficiency with MS Word Office Suite and specialized accounting software. The Museum currently uses Quickbooks, Paychex, and Bill.com. Proficiency with these is highly desirable.
Read the full Job Description here.
Qualified and interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Amanda Shepard at email@example.com.
Part Time Children's Docent Tour Guide
Children’s Education Staff
Part time, volunteer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this opportunity.
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.
Director of Education
Part time, paid intern. $12 per hour, 16 hours per week for 14 weeks.
Apply by sending cover letter and resume to Alyssa Dumire, Director of Education, at email@example.com.
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.
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.
Application deadline: November 16, 2023