380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

601.960.1515

New Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday

11 AM - 7 PM

Friday - Sunday

11 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday - Thursday (Senior Hours)

10 AM - 11 AM


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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:

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP
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

ASSOCIATE CURATOR
The Associate Curator will oversee a permanent collection of more than5800 works of art dating from approximately 1200 BCE to the present, comprising paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, textile, and videos. The Associate Curator will be responsible for the development of exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other content related to the Museum’s permanent collection. The Associate Curator will also play a key role in determining the direction of the MMA’s permanent collection program, including acquisitions, loans, traveling exhibitions, and community partnerships. The position represents the Museum locally, nationally, and internationally. The Associate Curator will engage with and strengthen the collection with a focus on acquisitions of BIPOC artists and women. Additionally, this position will lead the Affiliate program, an exhibition-lending partnership with 32 non-profit organizations throughout the state.Full Details and Application Instructions

SECURITY OFFICER
This position will work closely with the Chief of Security, Director of Operations, Security Department, Curatorial Department, and visitor services staff to ensure the safety of the facility, collection, borrowed collections, artwork, staff, and public. Security Officers must be physically and mentally fit to serve in the capacity assigned below. Security Officers are essential employees of the Museum and must be able to work holidays, nights, and other circumstances to ensure the safety of the Museum. Full Details and Application Instructions

PROJECT DIRECTOR
The Museum 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 thing for the art and the people of Mississippi. The Museum seeks a project director who will fulfill the project’s goals of connecting communities, artists, and spaces in creative place keeping activities that respond to the communities’ unique stories as related to The Great Migration. 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

SECURITY OFFICER (Night-Shift)
This position will work closely with the Chief of Security, Director of Operations, Security Department, Curatorial Department, and visitor services staff to ensure the safety of the facility, collection, borrowed collections, artwork, staff, and public. 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, September 30, 2020

10:30 AM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Art in Mind is offered to individuals experiencing memory loss or mild cognitive impairment. Participants can stimulate observation, recall, and recognition at home with basic supplies. The program is facilitated by Licensed Art Therapist Susan Anand and an MMA Educator. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom, which allows participants to attend via camera and audio. To register, contact Jennifer Knight at 601.496.MIND (option 2) or mindclinic@umc.edu by Friday, September 25. Presented in partnership with The MIND Center at UMMC and generously sponsored by Alzheimer’s Mississippi and Celia Aguzzi Manley with Turn Key Properties.

Creative Healing Studio

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

1 PM - 2:30 PM

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, ZOOM

Creative Healing Studio is a weekly art therapy gathering for adults being treated for cancer or those with a cancer diagnosis in their past led by licensed art therapist Susan Anand. In response to COVID-19, the group is meeting on Zoom every Wednesday of the month. To register for this digital group, contact Susan Anand at smainlay@aol.com by Tuesday, September 29, at noon. *This Zoom invitation will allow participants to attend via camera and audio. Generously sponsored by The UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute and Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

Art and Coffee

Saturday, October 3, 2020

10 AM

THE ART GARDEN

Coffee is served! John David Lewis, the Deputy Director of the Department of Human and Cultural Services for the City of Jackson, joins us at the October edition of CAPE Art & Coffee. Lewis will share his unique perspective about the intersection of art, architecture, and how public art contributes to the vitality of Downtown Jackson. Lewis currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Department of Human and Cultural Services, overseeing the Cultural Division. He works with the Arts Center of Mississippi, the Russell C. Davis Planetarium, the Smith Robertson Museum, the Municipal Art Gallery, and serves as Manager of Thalia Mara Hall, where he helped usher in a 35% increase in revenue during the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Lewis received the AIA “Friend of Architecture” award in 2018 and Visit Jackson’s SUMMIT “Friend of Tourism” award in 2020. This program will be held in The Art Garden with our newest exhibition Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass.

Art on Film | Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light -- The Art Garden

Friday, October 9, 2020

7 PM

The Art Garden

Our second film in our fall film series is The Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light. This film features the masterpieces and obsessions of Claude Monet, the “Genius of Impressionism,” and takes a journey down the River Seine from Le Harve to Paris and gives a tour of Monet’s masterpieces, house, and gardens at Giverny. This film will be screened from The Art Garden, so bring your own lawn chair or picnic blanket and join in this evening event! The film will begin at sunset, following a brief introductory conversation and Q+A. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED To register for a socially distant grass or table area, please use this link: https://10432.blackbaudhosting.com/10432/BankPlus-Green-reservation-09Oct2020 Please contact McKenzie Drake at mdrake@msmuseum.org or 601-965-9912 with questions. Art on Film is generously sponsored by The Ergon Foundation and is presented in partnership with The Crossroads Film Society.