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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:

The Mississippi Museum of Art is searching for Assistant Director of Information Technology to maintain, upgrade and manage our software, hardware and computer network. Resourcefulness is a necessary skill in this role. The ideal candidate will be able to diagnose and resolve problems quickly and have the patience to communicate with a variety of interdisciplinary teams and users, ensuring that the Museum’s technology infrastructure runs smoothly and efficiently. Full Details and Application Instructions

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Associate Director for Special Events is responsible for planning and executing all fundraising events, primarily the Museum’s annual spring benefit gala, and all donor/member/volunteer-engagement events that support and enhance the Museum’s capacity to grow its audience and expand its base. Full Details and Application Instructions

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

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

The Mississippi Museum of Art is searching for a reliable, outgoing individual with exceptional teaching, art-making, facilitation, and organizational skills. This individual is responsible for overseeing the Museum art studios, designing and teaching regular studio classes, assisting in the installation of gallery engagement spaces, and developing all Family Programs at the Museum. Full Details and Application Instructions

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

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

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

Museum After Hours | Music in Motion

Thursday, November 21, 2019

5:30-8:30 PM

Every third Thursday, the Museum opens its doors after hours to partner with and embrace Mississippi’s creative community! Museum After Hours is a family-friendly mix of one-night pop-up exhibitions, live music, films, art-making activities, games, and more. This month’s pop-up exhibit showcases the lively work of artist and musician Don Jacobs. Enjoy the live, genre-bending tunes of Inasense, (DJ MissiHippian and vocalist Deja Samuel), catch Power APAC’s dance department mini-performances in the galleries, make a mask like artist Nick Cave at the Art Lab table, learn more about the Mississippi School of the Arts from some very special guests, and grab a seat for the final fall installment of our Art on Film series: Finster. After Hours bonus: At 5 PM, James Meredith will lead a conversation about exploring the Constitution and citizenship through art focused on Mildred Wolfe’s Four Freedoms, and at 7 PM, play the power board game, Curious Questions for Curious Citizens, with Michael Harris and artist daniel johnson. FREE ADMISSION Featured food truck: T & M Dogs SCHEDULE 5-6 PM - Explore the Constitution and Citizenship through Art 5:30-8 PM - Pop-up exhibition feat. Don Jacobs 5:30-7:30 PM - Art Lab | Decorate a mask like artist Nick Cave 6:30-7:30 PM - Live music by duo Inasense 6:30-8:30 PM - Art on Film presents Finster 7-7:15 PM - Small gallery dances performed by Power APAC 7-8 PM - Play the Power Board Game: "Curious Questions for Curious Citizens" Museum After Hours performances are generously sponsored by the Greater Jackson Arts Council, through its Music First Program, with funding from Visit Jackson. The Art on Film series is generously sponsored by Ergon Foundation and presented in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival.

Art on Film | Finster

Thursday, November 21, 2019

6:30 PM

Yates Community Room

Using the medium of film, the Museum explores the stories of the artists and art on view in its new ongoing permanent collection exhibition, New Symphony of Time. This month, Art on Film presents Finster, a feature-length documentary film by Ava Leigh Stewart about the “grandfather of the Southern Folk Art movement” that colorfully shows how art can thrive outside of museums and galleries in ordinary places and in everyday objects. WATCH THE TRAILER FREE ADMISSION The Art on Film series is sponsored by Ergon Foundation and presented in partnership with Crossroads Film Festival.

Guided Tour of Exhibitions on View

Saturday, November 30, 2019

11 AM

Begins in the Museum Foyer

This event is free and open to the public.

The Museum Store Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

11 AM - 7 PM

Get ready to stuff those stockings during this day of bubbly champagne, scrumptious samples, and delightful products by Mississippi artisans and entrepreneurs. Gift-wrapping is free with purchases, and Museum members receive 10% off everything in the store! Beginning at 4 PM, meet some of The Museum Store’s most creative vendors, including the ladies of Kay & Renee Collectibles, Camille and Rob Peeples of FEAST Specialty Foods, Jamie Faulkner of Let It Be Yours Jewelry, jewelry designer Joe Patterson, feather painter Elaine Maisel, and the folks from Mississippi Cold Drip Coffee & Tea. At 5:45 PM, the parish choir from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral will fill the halls with the joyful sounds of Christmas classics for a special holiday edition of Music in the City. Bring the kids for cookie-decorating and crafts and leave with hearts overflowing with the holiday spirit. Visitors are invited to the opening day of our newest exhibition, Under the Winter Sky: Watercolors by Williams Hollingsworth, Jr. View the Mississippi Museum of Art’s collection that features fourteen of his characteristic watercolors, which share the theme of having been painted in the winter months of the last few years of the painter’s short life.

Music in the City: Holiday Edition

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

5:45 PM

FREE Music in the City is a monthly series presenting live performances of classical and traditional artists. This month, the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral Parish Choir sings classic holiday music. Come early to enjoy The Museum Store’s Holiday Open House, and stay for the music, cookie decorating, crafts, and more. Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches by G & J Catering available for purchase Generously sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral