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.

Art Preparator

Job: Full Time

General Purpose: Be a part of the Art Preparator team! Install, rotate and de-install artwork and maintain pristine gallery spaces throughout the Museum.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Exhibition Installation: Assist in the arrangement of moveable walls and partitions for exhibitions. Patch and repair walls, display cases, and props. Hang paintings, install sculptures, labels, vinyl, banners, and signs.
  • Shipping and Receiving: Receive and unpack works of art and general supplies. Pack and ship works of art and other materials as assigned. Pick up and deliver works of art, equipment, and supplies as directed.
  • Construction: Operate hand and power tools such as a drill, band saw, table saw, sander, jointer, etc. to construct shipping crates, pedestals, props and display cases.
  • Museum Maintenance: Dust and/or wipe vitrines, pedestals, and platforms throughout building to maintain a clean environment for the art and a better viewing experience. Touch-up paint where needed.

Education/Experience Requirements: Knowledge of handling artwork. Experience using shop tools helpful.

Physical Requirements: Ability to care fully handle delicate and fragile objects a must, as well as lift, move, and place heavy objects with care and grace. Ability to lift 50+ pounds. Ability to climb ladders and/or squeeze into small spaces helpful.

Apply online

Special Events Manager

Job: Full Time

General Purpose: The Special Events Manager is responsible for implementing the fundraising events to raise support for the Milwaukee Art Museum. Work with volunteer committees to maximize volunteer efforts and event income and utilize best practices in events management, volunteer motivation, development and interaction with donors.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Director of Special Events and staff volunteer committees as needed to implement the major fundraising events organized by the Museum and related support groups including, but not limited to Bal du Lac, Lakefront Festival of Arts, bi-annual Art Auction, Art in Bloom, Yoga @ the Museum, and MAM After Dark.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the FOA board of directors, as needed.
  • Serve as development team liaison on special event issues.
  • Assist in tracking event goals and the overall strategic analysis of each event during an ongoing evaluation process.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining all required event documentation and paperwork (budgets, event recaps, sponsor reports, etc.).
  • Assist with the development, design and distribution of advertising, press releases, mailings, brochures and other promotional materials, as needed.
  • Assist in the development and manage the implementation of new fundraising events and other projects, as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent personal and written communications.

Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. 2 to 4 years of experience (non-profit fundraising and/or special event experience preferred)

Apply online

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.

Apply online