380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

601.960.1515

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11 AM - 7 PM

Friday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The Museum has been a community-supported institution for more than 100 years and boasts a seasoned staff of museum professionals and fiscally responsible administrators, who work to ensure that the Museum’s exhibitions, programs, operations, and community outreach are the best fit for the art and the people of Mississippi.

Currently, we offer the following opportunities:

CHIEF CURATOR
The Museum seeks a seasoned art curator who will direct the exhibitions program of the Museum to fulfill its mission and bring the highest quality of exhibitions to Jackson as well as curate exhibitions that travel from the Museum across the nation. Full Details and Application Instructions

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Chief Financial Officer is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. The Chief Financial Officer oversees the financial, investment, and information technology functions of the Museum. (S)he also supervises the Director of Operations who oversees the human resources, security, facility, private events, and retail needs of the Museum. Full Details and Application Instructions

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
The candidate is responsible for building brand awareness, relevance, distinction, and participation among our target audiences, and will work with the Director to develop and implement a strategic marketing plan that aligns with the Mississippi Museum of Art’s strategic plan. The Director of Marketing will build, direct, and mentor the marketing staff and collaborate with other departments to effectively engage audiences in the Jackson-metro area and across the state, while also gaining national recognition and increased exposure for the Museum’s initiatives. Full Details and Application Instruction

GALLERY ATTENDANT
The Museum is continuously looking for seasonal employees to work part-time throughout different parts of the year. This individual will be responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for Museum visitors and art exhibitions in accordance with the Museum’s security and visitor services programs. Gallery Attendants are stationed inside the galleries and provide Museum visitors with a welcoming experience at the Museum. Long periods of standing are required. Full Details and Application Instructions

MUSEUM INTERN
The Museum internship program provides undergraduate and graduate students with insight into the operations of a museum and offers interns invaluable hands-on experience. Available internships change from semester to semester, based on the Museum’s needs and capacity. Spring and fall internships are part-time (min. 10 hrs/wk) and summer internships may be full-time or part-time. Full Details and Application Instructions

TEACHING ARTISTS FOR MUSEUM SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP 2020
The Museum School at the Mississippi Museum of Art offers Summer Camps from June to July 2020. During this time, we employ Teaching Artists to lead week-long art courses for K-12 students. We are currently looking for local artists to assist in our goal of connecting the public with the arts—a process anchored by the Museum’s permanent art collection and rotating exhibition schedule. Full Details and Application Instructions

LEARN MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHING FELLOWS HERE!

POSTDOCTORIAL FELLOWSHIP, ART HISTORY
The Mississippi Museum of Art and Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, jointly seek an art historian for, initially, a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning in 2020. The fellow will teach one class during the Fall 2020 and two classes during the spring 2021 semesters and work with the Museum’s curatorial department on exhibition projects.. Full Details and Application Instructions

VOLUNTEER
The Museum relies on many committed individuals who volunteer their time and talents to help us keep our programs and operations running smoothly. We are always looking for new, enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in getting more deeply involved with the Museum by giving their time. For additional questions or to sign up as a volunteer, please email a completed application form to Sarah Wade, Manager of Visitor and Member Services, at swade@msmuseumart.org or 601.960.1515. Full List of Volunteer Opportunities

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

Young Artist Classes

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, July 31

9 AM - 4 PM

Ages: 6-12 years of age

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL 2020 SUMMER CAMP Young Artist Develop your artistic eye and discover what inspires you during this week of exploratory art making. In each full day camp, students will be given the freedom to create within thematic boundaries and receive guidance from experienced teaching artists.

Week 1: My World, My Voice June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Do you care about something big or small? The world needs to know! Take action for your cause using art forms like book arts, printmaking, and fiber arts that will become zines, posters, pins, and patches

REGISTER HERE!


Week 2: Inner Vision June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Where does a possum family go on vacation? Are six heads better than one? Your imagination has the answer! Create comics, and characters inspired by work in the Museum collection in this visual narrative camp.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 3: Design Escape June 15-19, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Imagine the landscapes of the future, and you're one step closer to making it a reality! How does your dream world look? Where would you play? Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening to design your fantasy world.
REGISTER HERE!
WEEK 5: Museum School Summer Camp is closed June 29-July 3 Week 4: Permission to Stare June 22-26, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Close observation of animals, people, places, and things will be the focus to learn about traditional genres. Students will create drawings and paintings using the techniques of the Impressionist masters on view at the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 5: Art + STEM = Amazing July 6-10, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Infuse art into science, technology, engineering, and math in this multi-media camp. Move full STEAM ahead and explore photographic techniques, geometric design, and color theory inspired by art in the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 6: Sew Much Fun with Fibers July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Explore what's possible with fabric, yarn, and string in this fiber-based camp. We'll embroider, weave, and sew art that can be worn…or not!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 7: The Ordinary is Extraordinary July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members See how everyday objects can be used for creative expression in this week of multi-media making. Manipulate ordinary materials to print, collage, and construct original works of art. You’ll realize anything can be made amazing when paired with your imagination!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 8: Pattern Happy July 27-31, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $250. per week, $212.50 Members Polka dots and stripes make the world go-round in this camp of endless combinations. We'll learn how to make patterns and tessellations using colors, shapes, and lines of all kinds with paper, felt, markers, and more.
REGISTER HERE!
Meet our Museum School Teaching Artists! Participate in Family Programs throughout the year. Become a member and save 15% on Museum School programs.JOIN!
Questions? Contact Victoria Meek at vmeek@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912.

Mini Masters Classes

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, July 31

10-11:30 AM

Ages: 4-5 years of age

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL 2020 SUMMER CAMP Mini Masters is an introduction to the art studio for preschoolers and their caregiver. Together, participants will experience an array of materials to strengthen visual literacy and build problem solving skills. Paint sticks, construction paper, air-dry clay, and watercolors are all possibilities each week.

Week 1: My World, My Voice June 1-5, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Do you care about something big or small? The world needs to know! Take action for your cause using art forms like book arts, printmaking, and fiber arts that will become zines, posters, pins, and patches.

REGISTER HERE!


Week 2: Inner Vision June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Where does a possum family go on vacation? Are six heads better than one? Your imagination has the answer! Create comics, and characters inspired by work in the Museum collection in this visual narrative camp.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 3: Design Escape June 15-19, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Imagine the landscapes of the future, and you're one step closer to making it a reality! How does your dream world look? Where would you play? Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening to design your fantasy world.
REGISTER HERE!
WEEK 5: Museum School Summer Camp is closed June 29-July 3 Week 4: Permission to Stare June 22-26, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Close observation of animals, people, places, and things will be the focus to learn about traditional genres. Students will create drawings and paintings using the techniques of the Impressionist masters on view at the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 5: Art + STEM = Amazing July 6-10, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Infuse art into science, technology, engineering, and math in this multi-media camp. Move full STEAM ahead and explore photographic techniques, geometric design, and color theory inspired by art in the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 7: The Ordinary is Extraordinary July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members See how everyday objects can be used for creative expression in this week of multi-media making. Manipulate ordinary materials to print, collage, and construct original works of art. You’ll realize anything can be made amazing when paired with your imagination!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 8: Pattern Happy July 27-31, 2020 Ages: 4-5 years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Polka dots and stripes make the world go-round in this camp of endless combinations. We'll learn how to make patterns and tessellations using colors, shapes, and lines of all kinds with paper, felt, markers, and more.
REGISTER HERE!
Meet our Museum School Teaching Artists! Participate in Family Programs throughout the year. Become a member and save 15% on Museum School programs.JOIN!
Questions? Contact Victoria Meek at vmeek@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912.

Studio Session

Monday, June 1, 2020 - Friday, July 31

1 - 4 PM

Ages: 13-17 years of age

THE MUSEUM SCHOOL 2020 SUMMER CAMP Studio SessionThis intensive half-day course designed for high school students will focus on improving fundamental skills and techniques through portfolio development. Each week students will learn about new art forms and materials from professional studio artists.

Week 1: My World, My Voice June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Do you care about something big or small? The world needs to know! Take action for your cause using art forms like book arts, printmaking, and fiber arts that will become zines, posters, pins, and patches

REGISTER HERE!


Week 2: Inner Vision June 8-12, 2020 Ages: 13-17years of age Cost: $75. per week, $63.75 Members Where does a possum family go on vacation? Are six heads better than one? Your imagination has the answer! Create comics, and characters inspired by work in the Museum collection in this visual narrative camp.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 3: Design Escape June 15-19, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Imagine the landscapes of the future, and you're one step closer to making it a reality! How does your dream world look? Where would you play? Learn perspective, composition, foreshortening to design your fantasy world.
REGISTER HERE!
WEEK 5: Museum School Summer Camp is closed June 29-July 3 Week 4: Permission to Stare June 22-26, 2020 Ages: 13-17years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Close observation of animals, people, places, and things will be the focus to learn about traditional genres. Students will create drawings and paintings using the techniques of the Impressionist masters on view at the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 5: Art + STEM = Amazing July 6-10, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Infuse art into science, technology, engineering, and math in this multi-media camp. Move full STEAM ahead and explore photographic techniques, geometric design, and color theory inspired by art in the Museum.
REGISTER HERE!
Week 6: Sew Much Fun with Fibers July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Explore what's possible with fabric, yarn, and string in this fiber-based camp. We'll embroider, weave, and sew art that can be worn…or not!
The Ordinary is Extraordinary July 20-24, 2020 Ages: 6-12 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members See how everyday objects can be used for creative expression in this week of multi-media making. Manipulate ordinary materials to print, collage, and construct original works of art. You’ll realize anything can be made amazing when paired with your imagination!
REGISTER HERE!
Week 8: Pattern Happy July 27-31, 2020 Ages: 13-17 years of age Cost: $200. per week, $170. Members Polka dots and stripes make the world go-round in this camp of endless combinations. We'll learn how to make patterns and tessellations using colors, shapes, and lines of all kinds with paper, felt, markers, and more.
REGISTER HERE!
Meet our Museum School Teaching Artists! Participate in Family Programs throughout the year. Become a member and save 15% on Museum School programs.JOIN!
Questions? Contact Victoria Meek at vmeek@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9912.

ART PARTY 2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

6:30 PM

Mississippi Museum of Art

In order to be proactive and ensure the health of our Museum staff, Members, and those who support us, we will be postponing our spring benefit. Originally scheduled for April 3, the 2020 ART PARTY will now be held on June 12. Please update your calendars.
ART PARTY 2020 is a fundraising benefit for the Mississippi Museum of Art celebrating the opening night of the 17th presentation in the Annie Laurie Swaim Hearin Memorial Exhibition Series:
"VAN GOGH, MONET, DEGAS AND THEIR TIMES The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts."
Cocktails & heavy hors d'oeuvres | Auction & Art Promenade | Live Entertainment Black Tie Optional | Complimentary Valet Parking
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS QUESTIONS? Please contact Weatherly Sams at wsams@msmuseumart.org or 601.965.9901
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