Working at the Walker
The Walker is an internationally recognized, singular, 21st-century model of a multidisciplinary arts organization. We work to catalyze connections between artists and audiences, activating questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities in an ever-changing world. We are committed to providing a progressive working environment for staff members, fellows, and interns.
Opportunities at the Walker
The Walker is organized into departments, including visual arts, moving image, performing arts, education/community programs, new media initiatives, administration, registration, development and membership, marketing/public relations, visitor’s services, Walker shops and design/editorial. Staff members possess a variety of curatorial, educational, and administrative skills, knowledge, and interests.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Walker has a strong commitment to being open to a diverse set of viewpoints to enact our mission and reflect the audiences we serve now and in the future. We believe that a multiplicity of voices, internally and externally, makes for a better experience. We will only be able to fulfill our mission and achieve our strategic plans for diversity & inclusion by embracing the opportunity to make all people feel welcomed throughout the organization, to create bridges and help provide a greater understanding. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.
The Walker offers an excellent benefit package to full-time staff: medical, dental, and life insurance, paid vacation time, 11 paid holidays, and a generous 403(b) retirement plan. We also offer pre-tax parking, bus passes, and bike stands. Part-time staff members who work more than 20 hours per week are also eligible for medical and dental coverage. This is just a partial list of the many benefit options offered to our remarkable staff.
The Walker employs full-and part-time staff members and challenges them to reach their full potential while valuing, recognizing, and rewarding their contributions. Are you looking for a creative, meaningful and inclusive work environment? Then read on.
Work with Walker curators, educators, and administrators while gaining experience in the museum field. Learn about our mission, collection, and workplace practices. The Walker offers a variety of unpaid or for-credit internships throughout the year. These provide a great opportunity to bridge the gap between going to school, practical applied experience, and landing a job. Learn more.
How to Apply
We invite you to review our current openings. Should you find one of interest, please e-mail your resumé for consideration, along with names and contact details of three professional references as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the specific title of the job for which you are applying in the subject line. Also include other materials/information as indicated in the posting. No phone calls please.
Given the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those individuals whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position. To find information about volunteering, please use the appropriate link below.
Become a Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with the Walker Art Center. When you donate your time and talents to the Walker, you’re not only making an important contribution to the arts community but also learning new skills and making new friends in the arts.
To become a volunteer, your first step is to join us for an orientation in the Walker Cinema. Attending an orientation is mandatory for all volunteers, and we assure you that it will be worth your time. Learn more.