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Career Opportunities

POSITION: Collections Assistant

REPORTS TO: Registrar / Curator of the Collection

STATUS: Part-time (20-25 hrs/week)

The Collections Assistant will assist the curatorial department with tasks associated with upcoming exhibitions, maintaining the collections management database, and assisting with new acquisitions.

Click here for application instructions.


General inquiries about career opportunities and working at the Museum may always be sent to careers@msmuseumart.org. The Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is proud of its work-place environment that is diverse in every respect and welcomes all applicants for employment. The Museum is not a department or agency of the state or federal government.

Upcoming Events

The Mississippi Light Festival

Friday, February 24, 2017

6 - 11 PM

Mississippi Museum of Art

*This is a partnership event hosted by the Mississippi Light Collaborative. The Mississippi Light Collaborative will host the inaugural Mississippi Light Festival in the Mississippi Museum of Art's Art Garden on February 24, 2017, from 6 PM to 11 PM. It will span Jackson Convention Complex, Mississippi Arts Center, Russell C. Davis Planetarium, the Museum and Thalia Mara Hall. The program for the night includes light festivals from around the world, virtual reality experiences, living graffiti, a drone show,...

Open Studio

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5 – 7 PM

BancorpSouth and Entergy Classrooms

Come to Open Studio and work on your own artwork! During Open Studio sessions the studios will be open for people of all ages to create independent artworks. This month, the studio will be set up for collage and drawing techniques. Other tools or media may be available upon request. Cost: $10. Questions? Contact William R. Hollingsworth Fellow Adam Farcus at afarcus@msmuseumart.org. Register here.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Museum Classrooms

Creative Healing Studio is a bi-monthly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past. Licensed art therapist Susan Ainlay Anand facilitates this group to express themselves through art in an open studio approach while also sharing stories of hope, fear, joy, and sorrow. The group is open to all skill levels, novice to master, and encourages self-expression with an emphasis on exploration, curiosity, and skill-building...

Economics & Art: Making the Connections

Friday, March 3, 2017

9 AM - 4 PM

Come explore the intersection of economics and the visual arts at the Museum! K-12 educators will learn how to deeply engage students in learning economic concepts through the exploration of works in the MMA permanent collection. Works of art can be viewed as primary source documents showing the historic impact of economics. The professional development will include discussions by experts in economics and art, interactive gallery discussions, and small working groups. Teachers will also learn...

Art & Coffee

Saturday, March 4, 2017

10 – 11:30 AM

Art & Coffee is an opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. Join Museum staff to look at and discuss current and upcoming exhibitions through the lens of how we engage art as a group. Spend time in the galleries and hear special presentations from Museum staff and the occasional visiting artist! Coffee and pastries are served. This program is free and open to the public. For more information,...

An Artists’ Look with Nate Theisen

Saturday, March 4, 2017

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions

Join Mississippi Invitational artist Nate Theisen for a casual, conversational gallery experience. Jackson shares personal reflections and connections on his own work as well as on those of other artists featured in the 2016 Mississippi Invitational. Nate Theisen is a sculpture and design professor at Belhaven University in Jackson. Cost: $10, $5 for Members (ticket includes admission to the exhibition). Get tickets here.