All available positions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, volunteer and paid, are listed below.
Working at FWMoA is exciting, challenging, rewarding, and a unique opportunity to impact Northeast Indiana with visual art and a world-class museum experience. For all our open positions, in addition to the education and experience listed, we look for enthusiastic individuals with positive attitudes that have the desire to improve quality of life in Northeast Indiana. We structure our interviews to find people who care about others and who will contribute to a constructive and healthy work environment. Additionally, the people we look for are good thinkers, creative problem solvers, and motivated to create excellent work.
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.
The interview process begins with a phone interview for selected applicants. This may or may not begin before the conclusion of the application period. At all stages of the interview process, you will be notified of your selection (or not) for an interview.
Job Title: Membership and Development Coordinator
Department: Advancement and Events
Reports to: Director of Advancement and Events
Summary: The person in this position plays a vital role in the Advancement Department and contributes actively to the fundraising activities of the museum. The person in this position will serve as a primary contact for museum members and maintain the museum’s membership program in all aspects, maintain the donor database, serve as a prospect researcher, assist with donor/member events, and operate the data-driven activities of the museum’s fundraising program. The ideal candidate is friendly, organized, a strong verbal communicator, and enthusiastic for interacting with donors.
Status: 40 hrs/week, exempt. Salary is competitive with the 25-50th percentile range for similar positions as defined by the 2017 American Alliance of Museums salary survey. All full-time employees are offered individual health insurance, long-term disability insurance coverage, life insurance, 403 (b) contribution matching, and retirement referral services. Details about insurance options will be provided at the time of hiring. Health and life insurance benefits begin after thirty (30) days of employment and disability benefits begin after six (6) months of employment.
Job Description | Application Process: First, review the Job Description, then submit cover letter and detailed resume with job and education history to Amanda Shepard, Vice President & COO, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Job Title: Paradigm Gallery Sales Associate
Department: Paradigm Gallery
Reports to: Paradigm Gallery Director
Summary: Assists with the coordination of many aspects of the museum’s premier sales gallery, the Paradigm Gallery (PG).
Status: Part time, non-exempt, 8-10 hours per week on average. Hourly wage will be discussed during the interview process.
Requirements: Must be people-oriented, friendly, and a strong verbal communicator. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism and understanding of the FWMoA motto, “People first, art second.”
Job Description | Application Process: First review the Job Description, then submit brief cover letter, detailed resume with job history to Amanda Shepard, Vice President & COO, at email@example.com.
Job Title: Part Time Adult Docent/Tour Guide for Adults
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, Exhibitions Content Manager, at 260.422.6467, or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this opportunity.
Job Title: Part Time Children's Docent/Tour Guide for Children
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 Alyssa Dumire at 260.422.6467, or email email@example.com 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.
The internship program is open to college and graduate students and recent graduates. The 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 internship programs. The 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.
Internships for Spring of 2019 are part-time, volunteer positions and will be offered in the FWMoA Curatorial department and Education department. The approximate internship period is 8 weeks. The internship period may be customized depending on the selected intern's schedule.
All applicants must be current students or recent graduates (within 2 years) of an accredited 4-year college or university.
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 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.
Application deadline will be announced later this summer/fall.
Applications must be submitted through Indiana Intern. Interested applicants for all internship periods may apply only through www.indianaintern.net.
For further internship information, contact Elizabeth Goings at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 260.422.6467.