Employment Opportunities

There are no open positions at this time. Please check back to see if new opportunities have been listed. 


Volunteer Opportunities

The Timken has many volunteer opportunities available, both behind the scenes and in contact with the public. All volunteers receive on-site training and an invitation to an annual volunteer recognition reception. Volunteers who work more than 100 hours annually receive discounts at the museum store and free or reduced admission to Timken events.

Timken Gardens:

Help us maintain the beauty of the Timken gardens. We are seeking volunteers available three hours per month to help with the upkeep. Projects may include watering, weeding, mulching, pruning, and general plant maintenance. 

Donating your time is an excellent way to expand your knowledge of plants, share your love of gardening, and experience a different part of the Timken. Your volunteer effort will help the Gardens blossom and encourage Museum patrons to enjoy the outside world of wonder and inspiration.

For more information, please call 619.239.5548 or email: info@timkenmuseum.org


Internship Opportunities

Education Department Internship:

The Timken Education Department is offering one unpaid, part-time internship position designed to provide a 12-week practical experience in an art museum setting. Students who are college seniors, recent college graduates, or graduate level students interested in pursuing a career in art museum education are encouraged to apply. The intern will work for an average of 10-15 hours per week. 

For more information please email education@timkenmuseum.org.

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Development & Grant Writing Internship:

Start Date: July 22 

The Timken Museum of Art is currently looking for a Development Intern. The purpose of the Development Internship is to gain a better understanding of donor relations, membership and fundraising in a non-profit setting. Students who are college seniors, recent college graduates, or graduate level students interested in pursuing a career in art museum development are encouraged to apply. The intern will work for an average of 10-15 hours per week. This is an unpaid position. 

For more information please e-mail: ariley@timkenmuseum.org

Special Events Department Internship: 

The Timken Special Events Department is offering one unpaid, part-time internship position designed to give students in museum management and hospitality an experience working in our Special Event Department. During this internship, you will assist in our special events from lectures, art dinners, and fundraising galas. Minimum of 8 hours a week, flexible days. This position is unpaid. 

For more information please e-mail: ariley@timkenmuseum.org

Visitor Experience Internship:

The Timken Museum of Art is currently looking for a Visitor Experience Intern. The purpose of the Visitor Experience Internship is to gain a better understanding of museum operations in a non-profit setting and will be under the oversight of the Visitor Engagement Coordinator with additional mentoring from the Visitor Experience team. The Visitor Experience department is responsible for, but not limited to, the museum shop, special events, programs, and front desk operations. Dates: Summer 2019. Hours: Minimum 7 hours per week (minimum of 120 hours total), flexible days. This position is unpaid.

For more information please call 619.239.5548 x201 or email hbollard-martin@timkenmuseum.org 


Docent Program

The Timken Museum of Art is recruiting docents to conduct thought-provoking and engaging tours, in English and other languages, for adult visitors and student groups, providing rich and memorable experiences with works of art in the Museum's collection.

The program includes 15 months of initial training, beginning in February 2019. The training program focuses on art history and museum education related to the permanent collection and incorporates on-site classes, workshops, tours, lectures, and more. Docents become part of a community of learners and continue their education beyond the initial training period.

Those interested in applying to the 2019 program must submit an application. For more information, email krosenberg@timkenmuseum.org.

Applicants from all backgrounds and life experiences are welcome and encouraged to apply.