Job Opportunities


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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Café Assistant Manager

Job: Part Time

General Purpose: The Milwaukee Art Museum is looking for an Assistant Manager for Café Calatrava. Position Responsibilities include: Manage the service of guests in the Café dining room. Supervise front of house staff; greets and seats guests.Maintains order and cleanliness. Assures that guest satisfaction standards are consistently attained and exceeded. Promotes the museum’s café, banquets, meetings and the museum’s social functions. Assure effective orientation and training for new staff and professional development activities for experienced staff are implemented. Coordinate food service involving communication and procedures between kitchen and service staff. Hires, trains and schedules front of house staff – hosts & servers. Assures that all safety, accident and emergency policies and procedures are in place and consistently followed. Assures that pre-opening cleaning tasks are assigned and completed as required. Implements policies and procedu res for food and beverage department. Resolves guest complaints and problems.

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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.

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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Maintenance Assistant

Job:Part Time

The Milwaukee Art Museum is looking for a Part Time Maintenance Assistant to maintain the facilities and grounds. Job duties include: Painting walls, doors, frames, ceilings, etc. Interior detail window/wall washing, window frames, fixtures, doors, vents, stainless restroom stalls, etc (work on ladders or lifts more then 6 feet in height will require assistance). Pressure washing garage floors/walls/arches, dumpster-loading dock areas, and main garage entrance. Repair drywall, horizontal and vertical surfaces. Cleaning tile and grout in restrooms. Minor grout repair. Other cleaning/maintenance projects as needed. Painting façade- bridge, parapet walls, café plaza, south terrace, etc. Maintains grounds for cleanliness by pressure washing exterior windows/walls/arches, south plaza, parking lot, bridge, café terrace, and exterior east and west gallery windows, fountains and plaza’s. Polishing stainless railings on bridge, steps, handicap ramp, doors and kick plates. Pressure wash fountain pools/troughs-cobblestone plaza’s. Clean lakefront walkway shoreline. Other cleaning/maintenance projects as needed. Hours of work: 20 M-F, 8-12(hours may vary depending on job demands, infrequent weekend and evening work may be required to fill in for absences. Maintains appearance of MAM buildings and grounds, plaza’s, etc. Performs interior-exterior painting of MAM facilities (Calatrava and MAM leased space in the WMC complex), detail cleaning, pressure washing. Works with Facilities Manager in building aesthetic maintenance.

Education/Experience Requirements:

High school diploma and 5-years related experience

License or Certification

Driver License

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Youth and Family Programs Assistant

Job:Part Time

The Milwaukee Art Museum is looking for an art and people-oriented individual to assist with educational programs and activities geared towards families with children 12 and under. Main responsibilities will include distributing and maintaining ArtPacks from the ArtPack Station, and orienting families to the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio and helping them create hands-on art projects. Other responsibilities include set-up and clean up for programs, working Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays events, and sharing Museum knowledge. Requirements include Excellent customer service skills, friendly and professional demeanor, experience working with multi-generational audiences, high interest in art, and attention to detail. Schedule includes weekday and weekend hours, including holidays, as well as Thursday evenings when the museum is open late. 12-20 hours per week.

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ArtXpress Teen Program Coordinator

Job: Temporary Part Time

The Milwaukee Art Museum is looking for a Teen Program Coordinator to develop, implement and evaluate ArtXpress, a summer education program for teens. The program will have three key elements: art making, in which teen participants work with professional artists to create public artwork to be displayed on a city bus, inspired by the feature exhibition and positively addressing a social justice issue in Milwaukee; teens teaching younger students; and career development for participating teens. This part-time temporary employee will teach the program with assistance from guest artists and support from the Milwaukee Art Museum staff. This position is part of a grant funded project.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • 4-year college degree in Studio Art, Art History or Art Education or related field. Masters preferred.
  • Minimum two years experience working with teens and/or community education/arts projects.
  • Excellent public speaking, writing, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively both internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of youth development and learning strategies, program evaluation and assessment strategies.
  • Familiarity with informal museum teaching a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement the ArtXpress teen program as outlined in Milwaukee Art Museum grants, serving at least 16 arts-interested teens each year to expand their art skills and improve their reflective abilities to make informed choices about art careers based on their internship experiences and contact with professionals.
  • Recruit and hire teens to participate in ArtXpress.
  • Recruit and hire artists to work on ArtXpress project with teens.
  • Implement evaluation procedure to ensure program impact.
  • Handling of program budgets, assist with program grant writing and marketing.
  • Collaborates with other cultural organizations in development of project.
  • Assist with special projects as assigned.

This position is Part-time temporary, non-exempt, up to 80 total hours, including prep, teaching, and post-program wrap-up; minimal hours in late spring with majority of hours in summer.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must have driver’s licenses and access to car.
  • Must be able to move freely (reach, bend, stoop and lift) to create and install large art projects created by teens.
  • Lift weights of 25lbs.
  • Close, distant, color, peripheral, depth perception, and focused vision required.

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Public Relations 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

Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelor degree in public relations, communications or marketing required. A minimum of 5 years’ related experience. Extensive experience writing and pitching media, as well as an ability to initiate, execute, and manage cohesive communication campaigns and related promotional and community efforts. The ideal candidate must have working knowledge of local Milwaukee and relevant media outlets and relationships with other Milwaukee community organizations. Must also be an independent worker, creative thinker, and energetic team player.

Other Requirement:

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Write press releases, media alerts, and other press-related material for exhibitions and all Museum programs
  • Plan and execute social media strategy and updates for existing and new social media platforms. Grow and develop new social media audiences and partners. Track and respond as needed to social media mentions
  • Serve as primary media contact for all press events and serve as Museum spokesperson when necessary
  • Produce calendar listings info and update online Press Room
  • Pitch all relevant local and national media on exhibitions, events, programs.
  • Direct and execute outreach to “reputation building” media, including pitching trade publications and national daily publications, as appropriate
  • Cultivate deeper relationships with existing museum media ties and work to create more connections with new and different media outlets.
  • Handle and coordinate all press release mailings (with volunteers, interns or mail house. Create press kit materials and coordinate assembly and strategic distribution.
  • Plan and execute press preview days for appropriate exhibitions
  • Build, improve, and maintain a centralized, indexed database of PR contacts.
  • Spearhead the internal, interdepartmental utility of the Communications office through regular calendar tracking and press summary.
  • Assist in grant or sponsorship fulfillment and other contractual fulfillments related to press.
  • Create strategic and promotional PR initiatives for feature exhibitions based on overall look and feel of promotional material and advertising.
  • Coordinate overall Museum messaging and maintain calendar of messages “in the field”
  • Work with partners to coordinate strategic messages and pitches to media (ie, Kohl’s)
  • Co-manage marketing department interns (with Marketing Coordinator)
  • Support all areas of museum-store, café, events, development with creative communication strategies
  • Create communication strategies to support Audience Development and engage with new and diverse visitors

Additional Tasks

  • Create partnerships with local community organizations to exchange information to members.
  • Create and execute promotional and publicity campaigns and stunts.
  • Assist Marketing Director with day-to-day administrative tasks and media relations needs as they arise.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift heavy boxes of printed material.

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