Jobs at FWMoA

All available positions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art are listed below. Please click on 'Job Description' to download a document outlining the details of the position. 

Due to the volume of applicants to our open positions, we ask that job seekers refrain from contacting the Museum regarding the status of their application. Except for rare cases, it is our policy not to schedule meetings/discussions prior to the interview process.

OPEN POSITIONS:


Job Title: Part Time Adult Docent/Tour Guide for Adults
Department: Education
Reports to: Adult Education Staff
Summary: 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 adults of all ages, heighten your mental engagement, and contribute to your community. 

Requirements: Must have a somewhat flexible schedule, be at least 18 years old, have a love for teaching and communicating with people, and an enthusiasm for art the the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Status: Part time, volunteer.
Contact: Elizabeth Goings, Adult Education Program Coordinator, at 260.422.6467, or 
elizabeth.goings@fwmoa.org to learn more about this opportunity.


Job Title: Part Time Children's Docent/Tour Guide for Children
Department: Education
Reports to: Children's Education Staff
Summary: 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.
Status: Part time, volunteer.
Job Description | Call Max Meyer, Director of Children's Education at 260.422.6467, or email max.meyer@fwmoa.org to learn more about this opportunity.

FWMOA will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (except where sex or age is a bona fide occupational qualification, as defined by law), physical or mental disability (except where the disability prevents the individual from being able to perform the essential functions of the job and the employee cannot be reasonably accommodated in full compliance with the law), or sexual orientation.  FWMOA will make employment decisions so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity.


INTERNSHIPS:
The internship program is open to college and graduate students and recent graduates. The summer internship is offered on a volunteer basis. 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 nights and weekend hours may be required during special events.

We discourage high school students from applying for our summer internship programs. The summer internships are geared to students with at least one, preferably two, years of academic experience at the college level due to the specialized nature of museum work. However, we offer 1-2 positions for high school students each Fall on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested students/teachers must inquire about this opportunity in the Spring or Summer prior to the Fall internship to increase a student's chance of being placed in one of these spots. 

Internships for Spring of 2017 are part-time, paid and volunteer positions and will be offered in the museum departments of Curatorial and Education. The approximate internship period is 8 weeks, beginning mid-January and concluding early March.

Eligibility
All applicants must be current students or recent graduates (having graduated up to one year ago) of a Northeast Indiana college or university. 

Available positions
The Curatorial/Collections Internship provides a general overview of the curatorial department, which is responsible for the stewardship of the permanent collection as well as the design and installation of permanent and temporary exhibits. Because this department is comprised of a small staff relative to the high volume of quality exhibition output, this internship will allow the student to explore every responsibility, from handling artwork to researching the permanent collection, that this varied and dynamic department manages. 

The PreK-12 Education Internship provides an overview of the children's education department, which is responsible for one of the first formal introductions to visual art a child has, and this department continues to educate these children in visual art throughout their school years. 

The breadth of service provided by this department is vast - all ages of children are reached through on- and off- site museum programming, and interns will be a major part of all planning and implementation of these programs. Note: There will be a paid AND volunteer PreK-12 Education internship available. The volunteer position will be awarded to the runner-up candidate.

The application period for Spring 2017 internships is now closed. The Summer 2017 Internship application period will begin March 1, 2017. Interested applicants may apply only through www.indianaintern.net.

For further internship information, contact Elizabeth Goings at elizabeth.goings@fwmoa.org, or 260.422.6467.

311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Administrative Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5pm
P: (260) 422-6467
F: (260) 422-1374