Careers

Connecting people, communities and cultures through the experience of art.

Values and culture

The Worcester Art Museum is committed to fostering a cooperative and respectful working atmosphere with employees as diverse as our global art collections and audiences. In addition to cultivating a visitor-focused culture and highly welcoming environment, we embrace an openness to experimentation and creative thinking in all Museum departments. We invite you to apply to join our team!

Employment opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Worcester Art Museum! It takes a multi-faceted, talented, and integrated team to run a world-class art museum.

Please view our open positions to search and apply for available full-time and part-time positions. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email. We will respond directly to applicants that best match the qualifications for the open positions.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please contact the HR Office at hr@worcesterart.org.

Equal employment opportunity policy

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with all applicable state and federal labor laws. It is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

Employee benefits and perks

Eligible employees at the Worcester Art Museum recieve:

  • Health, Dental, and Vison Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Reciprocity privileges at other museums
  • Free tuition for Studio Art Classes at WAM
  • Discount for staff to the Museum Shop and Café

Internships

Internships at the Worcester Art Museum require a 3- to 4-month commitment. Offerings are typically semester-based: Fall semester, spring semester, and summer semester. During your internship, you will work with a supervisor on specific departmental projects that will support learning across different areas of the Museum. Your supervisor will assist you in developing a project plan and will provide mentorship and feedback. Our goal is to provide real-life museum experience in an educational environment.

All internships are unpaid. We are able to provide internships for credit if approved by your college or university. For paid opportunities, please visit the open positions section.

Please check the links for current internship offerings. For general inquiries, contact internships@worcesterart.org.

Volunteering

Inquiries

Volunteers are an integral part of the Worcester Art Museum! In the galleries, library or offices, at special events, at the Visitor Service Desk, or elsewhere in and out of the Museum, our volunteers’ service is invaluable to making the Worcester Art Museum function smoothly.

We appreciate your interest in volunteering at the Worcester Art Museum; however, we are not accepting new volunteer applications at this time.

Docent program

The Worcester Art Museum offers a comprehensive program, from training to continuing education, for volunteer docents. Docents teach in the galleries and broaden the experience of all visitors they meet. They conduct tours of both the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. Tours are both prearranged through the Department of Education and Experience and drop-in public tours. These volunteers are a part of the Museum’s interpretation services to audiences of all ages, abilities, and interests.