Jobs at FWMoA

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: 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 Alyssa Dumire at 260.422.6467, or email 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 2021 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. Please note - the grant guidelines that make the program possible only allow for in-state students to be considered for the position.

Available positions
The Curatorial/Collections Internship provides a general overview of the curatorial department, which handles the stewardship of the permanent collection. Additionally, the curatorial department handles design and installation of permanent and temporary exhibits. There are many components to the curatorial department that work together to produce high quality exhibitions, on a continually rotating schedule. As a result, this internship will allow the student to explore many responsibilities in the department. This will range from handling artwork to researching the permanent collection, and assisting with exhibitions. 

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. This department educates students K-12, and the breadth of service provided by this department is vast. All ages of children are served through on- and off-site museum programming. Interns will be a major part of implementation of these programs, and will learn to interact with students of all ages. Interns will assist in exploring the varied methods of art interpretation that we use to educate this often underserved audience. This internship provides an array of opportunities to educate students in the visual arts. This will be done through gallery tours, traveling exhibition presentations in the classroom, and the largest exhibition for art students in the region; the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This intern will build a foundation for visual arts education beyond the traditional classroom setting.

The application period is closed. Thank you for your interest!

Applications must be submitted through Indiana Intern. Interested applicants for all internship periods may apply only through The deadline to apply is October 30, 2020.

For further internship information, contact Elizabeth Kilmer at, 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