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: Visitor Services Associate/Security Guard
Reports to: Director of Facilities
Summary: Staff in this position will be responsible for the welcoming reception of visitors to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and handling all front of house duties, with customer service at the heart. Further, staff in this role are also fully trained as museum security guards and will rotate posts in gallery security and the front desk throughout their shift. This position is a hybrid visitor services and security role, meaning that the ideal candidate is enthusiastic about serving people, welcoming them to the museum, and able to maintain the safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors, and the artwork and enforcing museum policies and security standards.
Requirements: Must be people-oriented, friendly, and a strong verbal communicator; have respect for, and learn the spectrum of, museum security standards; pass a criminal background check; and stand for several 30-minute intervals throughout the shift.
Status: Part time, non-exempt, hourly wage.
Application process: Submit brief cover letter, detailed resume with job history, and this completed Availability Template by email to Scott Tarr, Director of Facilities, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com, or 260.422.6467.