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Membership Intern

Internship: Unpaid; 10-15 hours a week
Accepting applicants for Summer. Applications due by May 15.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is seeking a highly motivated, organized, and outgoing candidate who is passionate about the Milwaukee Art Museum, to assist the Museum’s Membership Team with special events, Membership sales and promotion, and administration for a large Membership program.

General Purpose: Assist with promoting membership at museum events including LFOA and MAM After Dark; completing administrative tasks and assisting with customer service follow-up.

This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the arts fundraising field through working events, fundraising and assisting with membership and customer service administration in the Membership Office at one of the nation’s premier Art Museums.

Education/Experience Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in communication, non-profit management, museum studies or related field. Skilled in Excel, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and fundraising software a plus. Sales experience a plus. Knowledge of Art History a plus.

Other Requirements: Reliable transportation/proximity to Museum. Ability to work some nights and weekends. Ability to stand for several hours; ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Membership preparation, sales and promotion for large scale events, including MAM After Dark and Lakefront Festival of Art.
  • Volunteer coordination for LFOA and other large-scale events.
  • Assist with Membership member servicing needs, including customer relations, information updating and follow up.
  • Conduct administration of ROAM Museum network, a national Museum reciprocal network offered to higher level members. Administration includes managing ROAM information requests, website updates, and outreach.
  • Conduct community outreach and research for the Museum’s Family Access Membership program.

Core Capabilities:

  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for the Milwaukee Art Museum and art
  • Positive team player in a high-intensity event setting
  • Ability to consistently complete tasks and meet deadlines

To apply, please send a cover letter with your availability, résumé and a portfolio with 5–10 design samples to or mail Milwaukee Art Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee 53202. Please put “Membership Intern” in the subject line of your email.