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.


Job: Full Time

The Controller is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the organizational accounting information and systems, managing and coordinating all accounting functions and maintaining sound internal controls and procedures. The Controller supervises the accounting staff and identifies opportunities for improvement in fiscal infrastructure and processes, while ensuring conformity to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate production of monthly and annual financial reports.
  • Develops, maintains and monitors accounting systems, procedures and internal controls.
  • Establishes and supervises accounting functions for auxiliary groups ensuring compliance with procedures and internal controls.
  • Supervises receivables and cash management.
  • Supervises processing and paying vendors.
  • Supervises the preparation of support schedules to the general ledger accounts.
  • Manages timely audit preparation
  • Administer the compilation of, and verify, data for periodic financial, development, administrative and other reports as needed.
  • Supervision of payroll
  • Maintains and monitors general ledger and budgetary accounts
  • Keeps abreast of current trends, practices and developments in the profession
  • Meets with internal management to review monthly results by department.
  • Assists as needed with the preparation of budgets.
  • Prepares journal entries in relation to allocation of earnings to the endowment.
  • Assists with preparation of tax returns – Form 990 and Form 5500
  • Manage banking relationships.
  • Assist as needed with the long term financial plan
  • Hiring appropriate staff
  • Training, development and management of staff
  • Performance management of staff
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should possess the following:

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good judgment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Positive attitude
  • Initiative
  • Discretion with sensitive materials


  • Bachelors degree in accounting field, CPA preferred
  • Four to six years of experience in accounting field
  • Working knowledge of automated accounting systems and reporting tools, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Well developed participatory management and administrative skills, with proven ability to train, and motivate personnel
  • Well organized with strong analytical and reasoning abilities
  • Well developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along well with diverse personalities
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal

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Marketing Coordinator

Job: Full Time

The Marketing Coordinator supports the Marketing, Communications & Design Department and reports directly to the Senior Director of Marketing, Communication and Audience Development. The Marketing Coordinator supports the Department by managing and monitoring advertising campaigns, creating digital advertising strategy, while also providing invoice, billing, and budget assistance.

Duties include generating copy on a monthly basis for campaigns and marketing. Support the Marketing department in the coordination of advertising contracts, negotiating and buying media, proofing ads, maintaining media flow-charts, meeting deadlines, and delivering materials on time. The Marketing Coordinator will also be responsible for coordinating on and off site distribution of printed materials for the Museum and its exhibitions and programs through various distribution sources.

Duties and Responsibilities

Media: Develop and maintain relationships with advertising partners. Responsible for negotiating and buying print, radio, and digital media for feature exhibition and institutional campaigns with exposure to OOH and broadcast media. Coordinate contracts with advertising partners, our Design department and outside agencies. Complete insertion orders and spending-requests when applicable for media purchases and route through Finance. Strong negotiation skills for best value and positioning for the Museum, including barter advertising. Work with PR Manager on media promotions. Develop media flowcharts for accurate budgeting and deadline management.

Plan and execute all digital marketing strategy for Museum campaigns including but not limited to: content network (Google), social media advertising, display advertising, and search. Identify trends and insights and optimize digital marketing spend based on findings. Create marketing plans for Museum departments and advise when necessary, inc luding but not limited to Museum Store, Special Events, and Membership. Purchase advertising on behalf of these departments.

Marketing Copy/PR: Write and coordinate editing of radio/print copy for feature exhibitions and special events. Ensure that copy is delivered on time and without error. Track invoices for campaigns, ensuring fulfillment of ad contract. Address media requests as needed to support PR Manager. Address photo shoot and licensing requests as needed to support Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications.

Web/Digital: Work with Web manager in compiling all needed web stat reports and in maintaining Google Analytics for Museum website, in conjunction with digital media initiatives. Monitor and update Communications Department intranet page for institution-wide use.

Inventory Management: Work with Milwaukee Pulse or other distributor to coordinate off site distribution of printed materials. Determine appropriate distribution strategy for each piece, ensuring the correct audience is reached. Coordinate distribution of printed materials (brochures, rack cards) to visitor locations other tourist locations when applicable. Hold the master distribution list for collateral replenishment. Address requests for collateral from outside organizations, deliver where applicable.

Invoice and Budget Duties: Properly organize and account for invoices and billing for the Marketing Department’s various areas. Monitor campaigns against ad agreements for price consistency. Assist with budget forecasting and maintenance in Museum database. Track invoices for campaigns, ensuring fulfillment of ad contract.

Miscellaneous Duties: Hire, train, and co-manage interns with Public Relations Manager. Collect Communications department supply requests. Evaluate emerging marketing technologies and provide perspective for Museum adoption when appropriate.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. Personable and able to handle a fast paced team enviro nment. 3-4 yrs Marketing/Communications experience. Excel and MS Office suite proficiency. Proficiency with Google platform – Adwords, Analytics, Display Advertising. High attention to detail is required, including superior negotiation abilities. Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for tasks and to follow through on completion of assignments. Must be willing to work nights & weekends as needed. Other tasks as needed.

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Line Cook

Job: Part Time

Café Calatrava, Milwaukee Art Museum is looking for a part-time line cook. 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. Student or Graduate of Culinary Arts school preferred. Kitchen experience required.

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Security Officer

Job: Full Time

General Purpose: Provide security for galleries, public spaces, meeting rooms, offices, storage areas, traffic corridors, and physical plants. Regulate and control traffic through the galleries; ensure the smooth operation of special events and receptions. Strong customer service skills are required. Ability to exercise excellent judgment by carrying out established policies and procedures for security and safety of people, artwork and Museum facilities in a complete, consistent and timely manner. Experience working in dispatch and/or communication centers where duties include monitoring CCTV, access control, fire and life safety systems is preferred. One year minimum, 3 years preferred experience in a position requiring protective, safety and/or security work. Schedule includes varying shifts, overtime, weekends and holidays as required.

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