Opportunities & Openings

Minnesota Museum of American Art is growing, and building a platform of creative programs and exhibitions for a brand new museum! Want to get involved? See below for our current opportunities.

Call for Submissions: Water 2020: A Minnesota Biennial

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M), located on traditional, ancestral, and contemporary homelands of the Dakhóta, announces a call to artists for a juried, region-wide biennial focused on the theme of water, which will be on view from May 7– September 6, 2020.

The M invites artists connected to the lakes, marshes, streams, rivers, and groundwaters of our region to submit work in any media that engages these issues, including those who seek to foster appreciation and care for these water systems through their art. With this biennial, the M seeks to highlight the important role artists across the rural and urban communities in our region are playing in fostering conversation, awareness, and new ways of thinking about water through ecological, social, political, historical, creative, and aesthetic lenses. We welcome collaborative approaches that broaden conversations for the many constituents that rely on the river in one form or another. We welcome applicants who do creative work but do not identify as artists.

Application period: November 7 – January 27, 2020 (11:59pm CST)

Read the full call for art >>

Volunteer @ the M: Volunteers are vital to the M. They help oversee all aspects of visitor experience: enthusiastically welcome all who come to the museum and help them make the most of their visit. The M’s volunteers assist at special events, share information about upcoming programs, help resident artists at our Center for Creativity and with the sale of merchandise. Volunteering at the M requires no previous experience – you only need a desire to learn more about art and be eager provide excellent customer service and a warm welcome to all who visit the M!

Do you find yourself reading these job listings and wondering: “Am I qualified for this?” or “Would this job really fit my interests as well as the description suggests it could?” If so, we want you to ask us! Every job posted here includes an email address that introduces you to a real, live human being. We know you might need more info, or have a special situation — and we welcome applicants with a variety of experiences. The M’s mission statement reads: To inspire people to discover themselves and their communities through American art. Reach out. We really do want to hear from you if you have questions.

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request accommodations in the application process, as needed. If you’re applying for a position at the M, please reach out to Ken Kornack, Interim Director of Operations, (651) 797-4057 with your questions or needs pertaining to issues of accessibility, language interpretation assistance for job interviews, or similar concerns. The museum and its administrative offices are wheelchair accessible, and service animals are welcomed.