Job Opportunities


The Milwaukee Art Museum is committed to equal employment opportunity and to recruiting staff that represents the diverse communities we serve. We welcome you to apply for the employment positions listed below.

Café and Banquet Servers

Job: Part Time

General Purpose: The Milwaukee Art Museum is seeking experienced Servers to join our talented team. We are looking for qualified candidates to serve at our events as Catering Servers and to serve in our restaurant, Café Calatrava. This self motivated individual will: maintain a professional appearance and positive attitude at all times. Maintain clear and open communication between all staff members for overall event success. Maintain back of the house, front of the house and side work duties for overall productivity as well as follow health and safety practices at all times.

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Event Set up Technician

Job: Part Time

General Purpose:Part-time, flexible schedule including days, evenings & some late nights required. Responsible for event set-up of floor plans arranged by the Events Department, Event tear down, Utilize free time by organizing events areas and storage rooms, Assist with bar set-ups, bar backing during event, Assist with transportation of glassware, flatware and silverware, Porters during events and basic clean up post-event. Also maintains cleanliness of events equipment such as chairs and tables. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.

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Dishwasher

Job: Part Time

General Purpose:Café Calatrava, Milwaukee Art Museum is looking for a part-time Dishwasher. The accepted candidate must have a strong work ethic, be an organized food professional and have a team player mentality. Sanitation of all kitchen work areas is a must. Flexible hours including some evening & weekend hours required.

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Line Cook

Job: Part Time

Café Calatrava, Milwaukee Art Museum is looking for a part-time Dishwasher. The accepted candidate must have a strong work ethic, be an organized food professional and have a team player mentality. Sanitation of all kitchen work areas is a must. Flexible hours including some evening & weekend hours required.

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Manager of School and Teacher Programs

Job: Full Time

Responsible for all aspects of the Museum’s school and teacher programs. Develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate diverse educational programs, events, and resources for the Museum’s target school and teacher audiences that integrate current museum education best practices and support federal, state, and local education standards.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop the Museum’s role as a premier educational resource and gathering place for school and teacher audiences to experience the arts in concert with the Museum’s mission, vision, and strategic plan.
  • Develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate diverse educational programs, events, and resources for the Museum’s target school and teacher audiences that integrate current museum education best practices and support federal, state, and local education standards.
  • Manage and conduct ongoing evaluation of the Junior Docent School Program multi-visit program with 50+ schools.
  • Initiate, develop, implement, and evaluate new and ongoing local and regional collaborations with other cultural and educational institutions, including but not limited to: SHARP Literacy, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, First Stage Children’s Theater, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, Milwaukee Ballet, National Writing Project, and Bucks for Books.
  • Teach cross-curricular and art-related school and teacher programs.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate MAM Teacher Nights, teacher workshops on and offsite, Teacher Resources Website and Teacher Pass program.
  • Work with the Director of Adult, Docent and School Programs to develop and implement docent training and resource materials for school tour programs.
  • Write teacher lesson plans, reports, and business correspondence as needed.
  • Link school programs with family and youth art-making activities at the Museum.
  • Develop and manage annual school and teacher budget
  • Assist Development Department with program specific fundraising and grant writing.
  • Hire, train, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate school and teacher programs staff, interns, volunteers, and contract employees.
  • Serve as an active member of departmental and cross-departmental teams.
  • Stay current and actively engage in the larger field of museum education through professional affiliations such as Wisconsin Art Education Association (WAEA), National Art Education Association (NAEA) and American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Minimum five years museum education or art education experience. Strong working knowledge of museum education theory and practice, along with Pre-K through High School learning, teaching strategies, and curriculum standards. Well-honed teaching, studio art, project management, organizational, and collaboration skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, education, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.

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Communications & Marketing Manager

Job: Full Time

The Milwaukee Art Museum is looking for a Public Relations Manager. This Communications position offers prime opportunity to be part of a thriving Museum and marketing department spearheading media and promotional initiatives and acting as the first line of communication with media outlets and developing partnerships

Position Summary

Communications and Marketing Manager is responsible for strategy, planning and implementation of Museum internal and external public relations and communications campaigns, and initiatives to increase public awareness of and support for the Museum’s mission and goals. The position is responsible for strategic thinking, planning and execution to 1) attract a significant number of guests annually, 2) heighten awareness of the Museum regionally, nationally and internationally, and 3) attract new audience and increase repeat visitation and 3) create awareness for all areas of earned and contributed revenues. The Communications and Marketing Manager reports to the Sr Director of Marketing and works in collaboration with administrators, staff, and board members.

Education/Experience Requirements:

This position requires a skilled communicator. Extensive experience writing and pitching media, as well as an ability to initiate, execute, and manage cohesive communication and ma rketing campaigns ,strong social media skills, and a track record of building and maintaining promotional and community relationships. Bachelor degree in public relations, communications or marketing required. A minimum of 5 years’ related experience. Working knowledge of local Milwaukee and relevant media outlets is a plus. Must be an independent worker, creative thinker, and energetic team player and should be able to work well in a fast-paced environment, and able to juggle competing priorities and projects with grace and a sense of humor.

Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions)

  • Direct message platforms and communication channel strategies for internal, external, and online audiences.
  • Collaboratively create, manage and implement public relations and paid marketing campaign strategies.
  • Direct efforts to increase media coverage of museum exhibitions, programming, acquisitions, events, store, café, membership, in high-profile local, national an d international media.
  • Direct efforts to expand public access, develop new audiences and multiply messaging opportunities using a variety of resources including integrated digital content such as blogs, social media, video, and other digitally based communications tools.
  • Provide effective leadership and a collaborative approach to cross-marketing with a variety of community, regional state partners and other regional destinations.
  • Direct media relations efforts and serve as spokesperson and/or media relations liaison during press previews and visits as necessary.
  • Manage, monitor and assess internal institutional messaging.
  • Assist Sr Director in developing marketing strategy applicable for leading a variety of events, programs, and updates.
  • Employ current marketing techniques, including print and electronic media advertising campaigns, Web-based promotional techniques to specifically target and attract a variety of diverse audiences including families and young adults.
  • Manage on-the-ground logistics and provide advance staffing at PR events.
  • Provide crisis communications counsel as needed.
  • Provide editorial input and support for print, broadcast and electronic communications.
  • Develop and maintain departmental budget.
  • Manage work with outside agencies, when necessary.
  • Create and assess metrics to gauge and evaluate the effectiveness and impact of media activities and prepare routine reports that detail these activities.
  • Work collaboratively with Museum leadership and department managers to deliver excellent service to the Museum staff, volunteers, members and guests.
  • Collaborate with other cross departmentally on initiatives, projects, and goals.
  • Flexible hours- nights and weekends on occasion are required.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift heavy boxes of printed material and stand for long periods of time with media. Valid license and car.

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Web Designer/Developer

Job: Full Time

Primary Responsibilities and Job Duties:

This position will be responsible for designing, coding, and modifying websites, from wireframe to production, based on all organizational needs. There are a number of websites that will need to be maintained and re-implemented into a CMS. Role will work closely with internal stakeholders to help shape and validate content for display on the web.

Experience:

Implementing, maintaining, and customizing modern content management systems (ie: WordPress, Drupal). Designing attractive responsive websites for cross-browser and mobile compatibility. Utilizing web analytics tools (specifically google analytics) to capture meaningful site usage patterns, ability to identify and respond to trends as well as relay information to interested parties in the organization. Interfacing with and building on top of web APIs, including experience with parsing XML and JSON, and other data transport formats.

Required Primary Skills:

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript + front-end / interaction frameworks, PHP + other server side technologies, MySQL + other RDBMS a plus, must be proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator.

Other requirements:

Must have an aptitude for researching, learning, and applying modern web best-practices and technologies. In addition to having a keen eye for design, will also work with style guides and design department to adapt marketing materials and project, specific aesthetics for consistency on the web. The ability to meet deadlines, work independently, troubleshoot and take initiative as required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from other departments. Familiarity with version control systems and continuous integration a plus.

The individual will be a core member of the Information Services team and will need to work closely with a number of key positions across the Museum to successfully fulfill his/her obligations.

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Director of Human Resources

Job: Full Time

General Purpose:

Under the direction of the Museum’s Director, accountable for the development, implementation, and administration of all phases of Human Resources. Education/Experience Requirements: A bachelor's degree and three to five years of Human Resources experience, or master's degree in Human Resources Management and two years of experience in the HR field.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administers various human resources plans and procedures for all Museum personnel; assists in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains employee handbook and policies and procedures. Participates in developing department goals, objectives, and systems. Administers compensation program; monitors performance evaluation program and revises as necessary. Performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, and communicating benefit information to employees. Develops and maintains affirmative action program. Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students, and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; monitors career pathing program, writes and places advertisements. Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling, and exit interviewing. Is a member of the Museum’s Senior Management team meeting bi-week ly. Participates in other meetings and seminars. Participates as a member of the Board of Trustee’s Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Emergency Response Team. Maintains Museum organization charts and employee directory. Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed. Maintains Human Resource Information System records and compiles reports from database. Maintains compliance with federal and state regulations concerning employment. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Knowledge And Skills:

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration, effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.

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Copy Editor

Job:Temporary, Part Time

This is the job for you if you know the difference between an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen; you have nightmares over dangling participles; and you annually read the Chicago Manual of Style for fun. Further, you have a knack for spotting inconsistencies and can clearly communicate with the project manager, designer, and other involved parties to resolve and correct the issue. If you are such a copy editor, the Milwaukee Art Museum has an opening for you. The Communications Department is looking for a flexible, hardworking Copy Editor to work part-time, on-site, ensuring the quality and consistency of the Museum brand. The Communications Department believes in hard work, a relaxed atmosphere, and the sort of creativity that only comes along when talented people from diverse backgrounds approach problems from various perspectives. Reporting to the Senior Editor, the Copy Editor facilitates the production of materials for, among others, the marketing, education, events, and development departments. You will regularly review and polish brochures, invitations, signage, rack cards, postcards, and similar materials. The Copy Editor must be able to edit/write for a wide variety of audiences, while ensuring that all printed pieces and online postings are on schedule and consistent with Museum style. Education/Experience Requirements: College degree in English, journalism, art history, or marketing, or related experience requiring extensive writing and critique. Experience working with a creative team. Solid background in proofreading, fact-checking, copy editing, and writing using the tracking feature in Microsoft Word. Thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style. Experience in a museum or gallery environment preferred. Proficiency working with related software programs, including but not limited to Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office.

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