Employment Opportunities

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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.

Internship Opportunities

Development Internship Feb. 2021 

 Exhibitions Research, Curatorial Research, Grant Research: 

The Timken Development department is offering one unpaid, part-time internship position designed to give students experience in museum development and grant writing. During this internship, you will assist in our development process. Minimum of 8 hours a week, flexible days. This position is unpaid. Good writing experience and organizational skills required. 

Internship Description

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For more information please e-mail Taylor Morgan,  tmorgan@timkenmuseum.org 

Visitor Experience Internship:

The Timken Museum of Art is currently recruiting intern candidates with an interest in museums, hospitality and retail operations for the Visitor Experience internship program. The purpose of the Visitor Experience Internship is to gain a better understanding of museum operations in a fast-paced, non-profit setting. Scope of the internship includes but is not limited to the front of house operations and the museum shop. The Visitor Experience Intern may also assist in special events and programs. Visitor Experience interns work closely with the Visitor Experience Coordinator with additional mentoring from the Visitor Experience team and Operations Manager. 

Dates: TBD, potentially Wednesday through Saturday starting at the earliest convenience. 

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 x 203 or email kstory@timkenmuseum.org

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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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.