Job and internship opportunities at Seattle Art Museum

“SAM has been the center for world-class visual arts in the Pacific Northwest since 1933. Visit SAM to see a museum carved into the city, as much a part of Seattle’s landscape and personality as the coffee, rain, mountains, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle.

Our three distinct locations celebrate the region’s position as a crossroads where east meets west, urban meets natural, local meets global. Our collections, installations, special exhibitions, and programs feature art from around the world and build bridges between cultures and centuries. ”

The SAM has posted three new job opportunities; click the links to learn more about each position.

Open until filled.

Emerging Arts Leader Paid Intern

Goals and Learning Objectives: This interdisciplinary position is designed to provide emerging arts leaders from diverse backgrounds with an in depth understanding of SAM’soperations, programming and audiences. This internship will develop the skill set of the emerging arts leader while also providing them the opportunity to contribute their unique insights and perspectives. Two home departments will be chosen based on the interns’ professional or academic experience and career objectives, and the intern will work across these departments to gain understanding of careers available to pursue.

During the 10 week program, the emerging arts leader will work with key museum departments to develop a community engagement project or program inspired by SAM’sspecial exhibitions and permanent collection, culminating with a portfolio presentation that reflects the multidisciplinary work developed throughout the course of the Internship.

Works as part of the membership team to support membership and SAM Fund efforts at all levels. Coordinates all museum membership fulfillment and assists with all aspects of the SAM Fund, including acknowledgments, solicitations, data entry, stewardship, and donor recognition events.

Help Desk Tech Position

Manages the Technology Help Desk, including installing, troubleshooting, and repairing PC hardware, software and printer issues, and performs server and networking duties in support of the Technology Department.

Curator of American Art Position

The Curator of American Art is responsible for a strong collecting and exhibition program. Candidates should demonstrate extensive knowledge of the field and a strong vision for a forward-thinking, dynamic program that showcases the strength of American art in the Seattle community. The curator should have

Seattle Art Museum is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

the ability to engage with a broad and diverse audience. As this position provides stewardship and expertise to local collectors of American art, experience in successful donor cultivation is critical. This position will report to the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO. SAM will consider qualified candidates at all career levels.