380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

601.960.1515

New Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday

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:

DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR PROGRAMS
The Museum seeks a Deputy Director who will be the artistic leader of the institution and guide the curatorial, collections, and education staff to become a dynamic, robust team implementing the vision of the trustees and director, as articulated in the strategic plan.  The Chief Curator will report to the Director and is a critical part of the Museum’s leadership structure. Full Details and Application Instructions

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

GALLERY ATTENDANT
The Museum seeks a reliable, outgoing individual to join our team as a Gallery Attendant. 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

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

Art in Mind

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

FREE, registration required Art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition with art therapist Susan Anand. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Art in Mind II

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

FREE, registration required Art exploration in the galleries, followed by hands-on engagement in the studio to stimulate observation, recall, and cognition with art therapist Susan Anand. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu. Presented in partnership with Alzheimer’s Mississippi and generously sponsored by The Mind Center at UMMC

Gallery Talk | Lesley Raybon

Friday, January 24, 2020

11:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

Stitch, zip, button, sparkle! In this gallery talk, Leslie Raybon will share her experience as a costume designer and respond to Nick Cave's collection of soundsuits in Nick Cave: Feat. Lesley Raybon is the Director of Dance Costume at Belhaven University. She was previously the Resident Costume Designer at New Stage Theatre for eight years. During that time she has designed and built hundreds of costumes of various periods and styles. She is also a puppeteer with Puppet Arts Theatre, barista at Starbucks, wife and mother. Nick Cave's human-shaped sculptures—called soundsuits because of the noise made when they move—began as a response to the beating of Rodney King by policemen in Los Angeles more than 25 years ago. As an African-American man, Cave felt particularly vulnerable after the incident, so he formed a type of armor that protected him from profiling by concealing race, gender, and class. Along with broadcasting an increasingly urgent call for equity, Cave wants his art to spark viewers’ imaginations and aspirations.

Guided Tour of New Symphony of Time

Saturday, January 25, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Begins in The Museum Foyer

FREE

Cape Art & Coffee

Saturday, February 1, 2020

10 - 11:30 AM

The Museum Foyer, Galleries

The Museum’s Center for Art and Public Exchange (CAPE) leads this opportunity to slow down with fellow art lovers in a casual morning learning space. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee is served. This month, our guest will be Cynthia Newhall from the Institute for Modern Slavery at Tougaloo College. The Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE) and its programs are supported by its founding partners: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, and Bradley Arant.

Guided Tour

Saturday, February 1, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Music in the City | Concoridia Ensemble

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

5:45 - 7 PM

Trustmark Grand Hall

Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. This month, listen to choral music by Concordia Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.

Look and Learn with Hoot

Friday, February 21, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

The Museum Foyer & BancorpSouth Classroom

This educational opportunity for children up to 5 years of age and their parents, emphasizes creative play and literacy through a hands-on art activity and story time. This month, join us as we read The Friend Ship by Kat Yeh and illustrated by Chuck Groenink, make new friends, and create a nautical craft. Please dress for mess! This event is free and open to the public.