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Walker Art Center Career Opportunities

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Formally established in 1927, the Walker Art Center was the first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest. During the 1960s, the Walker Art Center increasingly organized more ambitious exhibitions. The permanent collection expanded to reflect crucial examples of contemporary artistic developments; concurrently, performing arts, film, and education programs grew proportionately and gained their own national prominence throughout the next three decades. Today, the Walker is recognized internationally as a singular model of a multidisciplinary arts organization and as a national leader for its innovative approaches to audience engagement.

Adjacent to the Walker is the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, one of the nation's largest urban sculpture parks. When the Garden opened in 1988, it was immediately heralded by the New York Times as "the finest new outdoor space in the country for displaying sculpture."

In April 2005, the new Walker Art Center, nearly double in size, includes increased indoor and outdoor facilities.

Walker Art Center is an equal opportunity and an affirmative action employer where over 10% of the staff are people of color and people with disabilities. Women comprise nearly half of the Walker Art Center workforce including the top executive positions and current employees have been committed from five to thirty five years of service.

The Walker Art Center has several departments which include:

  • Visual Film & Video
  • Performing Arts
  • Education/Community Programs
  • New Media Initiatives
  • Administration
  • Registration Development
  • Membership Marketing/Public Relations
  • Design/Editorial

The Walker Art Center offers an excellent career benefit package to full-time staff. Benefit packages include (partial list):

  • Medical, dental and life insurance
  • Paid vacation time
  • Paid holidays
  • Pension plan
  • Coverage for opposite/same sex domestic partnerships.

Part-time staff members who work more than 20 hours per week are also eligible for medical and dental coverage.

Career Opportunities»» at the Walker Art Center

  • Sales Associate
  • Jewelry Specialist
  • Volunteer Tour Guides
  • Summer Intern - Family Programs
  • Development/Special Projects Intern
  • Choral Singers (Female) for Artist's Project (Part-time, temporary)
  • Male for Performance Piece (part-time, temporary)
  • Development/Membership Intern * Design Fellowship

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