Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. 

By joining the Brooks you would be working with a well-established organization that is the largest fine arts museum in the state of Tennessee. The Brooks is a multifaceted institution consisting of art from antiquity to the present in a wide range of media. This is an exciting time to consider joining the museum, which is continually growing and changing. We welcome your application for currently posted positions, and also encourage you to re-visit this site for information about future opportunities.  

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Job Openings

Job Title: Manager of Special Events & Facility Rentals 
Reports to: Director of Development
Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

Responsible for producing and managing all special events for the museum, including opening celebrations, donor cultivation events, fundraising events, community receptions, and other special events benefitting the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, as well as managing all external facility rentals. Builds enterprise income through the promotion of rental of space to external organizations, wedding planners, and individuals. Work with the communications team to market the facility and drive sales.

Participates at a high level in the development of fundraising events plans, including goal setting, objectives, strategies, evaluation, and cost effective techniques. Leads planning and execution of all special events, recruitment of event participants, sponsors, donors, and committee members. Participates in the creation of marketing plans and campaigns, which promote brand awareness and support fundraising efforts. Works closely with the director of development to establish event sponsors and annual and long-term goals for museum fundraising events. Coordinates events with staff across the museum. Seeks vintners, chefs, and restaurants for each fundraising season and assists with logistics and travel.


  • Requires excellent attention to detail, experience in fundraising, event planning and ability to work cross-functionally. 

  • Must be able to ask for financial contributions and develop strategies designed to drive fundraising revenue. 

  • Must be able to meet deadlines, problem solve and speak and write in a clear and understandable manner for internal/external relations. 

  • Content management including print/collateral, website and social media. 

  • Understanding of basic research methodologies. 

  • Very strong communication, organizational, interpersonal skills and public speaking skills; Possess excellent diplomatic skills and a positive attitude with the ability to work effectively with staff, volunteers, committee, board members, major donors, museum members in addition to the public. 

  • Works well under pressure while being flexible to work nights and weekends. 

  • Must be a self-starter and enthusiastic with the ability to motivate and lead others. 

  • The position will be required to seek out auction items for fundraising events. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years fundraising, sales, marketing, event planning and/or related experience preferred. 

  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office with the ability to adapt quickly to fundraising software. 

  • A strong understanding of and commitment to the mission and vision of the Brooks Museum. 

The Memphis Brooks of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@brooksmuseum.org.

Job Title: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Department: Marketing and Public Relations
Reports to: Museum Director
Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

The Director of Marketing and Public Relations is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing an integrated marketing and public relations plan for the Brooks Museum of Art, including its exhibitions, public programs, fundraising initiatives, educational programming, special projects, the Brushmark Restaurant & catering services, and Museum Store.

As the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary in May of 2016, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations will move quickly to help implement the PR and marketing initiatives in a new strategic plan that reinvigorates the institution and builds for its future in a three-phase campaign.

Department functions include media and community relations, including the state and region more broadly, brand development, advertising and promotions, and the development of publications and materials promoting the museum. This role entails developing a sophisticated knowledge of regional, national, and international marketing trends for art museums, including websites and digital media.

The Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Brooks must have excellent interpersonal skills and exercise sound judgement and diplomacy in working with a diverse staff, board, and audiences. The Director in this position will have proven experience using best practices in Marketing and Public Relations, including the field of digital technology and the printing industry.


Administration and Management
• Design and build strategy for a marketing/communication program, which includes a public relations calendar, a social media calendar, print collaterals and ad placements.
• Develop and manage the Marketing and Public Relations Department’s budget and participate in overall Museum budget development and compliance.
• Supervise two departmental staff members and work collaboratively with all Museum departments to determine priorities and to maximize promotional opportunities.
• Hire and manage relationships, as needed, with ad agencies, design agencies, web design companies, videographers, photographers and printers.
• Coordinate with other museum department directors and museum director to ensure all marketing and communications needs are being met.
• Measure, report and project on museum attendance to exhibitions and public programs.

Media and Community Relations
• Oversee all media communications including development of press materials, press releases, and target media.
• Ensure all museum messages work to build positive relationships with a broad and diverse public.
• Develop and manage promotional partnerships with local businesses, neighboring museums and Overton Park entities, arts organizations, exhibition sponsors, and such organizations as ArtsMemphis, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Greater Memphis Chamber, among others.

Development of Museum Collateral Materials, Advertising & Digital Presence / Branding
• Create and produce with graphic designer all printed media and marketing materials, including design, copy and layout, working collaboratively with appropriate departments in all stages of the process.
• Write and edit a variety of museum messages and publications for a variety of different audiences related to exhibitions, public programs, fundraising events and educational programming.
• Manage the development of graphics and content used in a variety of online platforms, including but not limited to the Brooks website, external websites, e-blasts, paid online advertising, social media platforms, facebook posts and advertisements, Brooks blog and Brooks app. Ensure effectiveness and consistency in tone and frequency of messages.
• Oversee the execution of all digital advertising, which includes identifying target markets according to marketing plan, developing content and graphics, and gathering analytics for all digital advertising.
• Update, edit and implement the “Brooks Branding Style Guidelines.”

Skills and abilities:
• Must be passionate about art, culture and the mission of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams inside and outside of the museum, and to manage staff, drive projects, multi-task independently with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines.
• Desire to work in a fast-paced and mission-driven organization.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and monitor budgets.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing strongly preferred. Four years of previous museum experience required.

The Memphis Brooks of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@brooksmuseum.org.

Job Description: Gallery Officer

Number of Positions Available: 1

Position Description:  The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has three job openings for the position of Gallery Officer.

This position will be responsible for monitoring activity in the galleries to ensure the safety of the art; in addition to working as a public relations ambassador ensuring that guests have a positive experience while visiting the museum.

Skills & Requirements:

The candidates must have strong customer service skills which includes good verbal and written communication.

Candidates must have a working knowledge of Windows 2007 Operating Systems. The job will require ninety percent standing, and working occasional late evening hours.

Qualified candidates will be required to pass the Tennessee State Security Officers Exam within six months of satisfactory employment.

Education Requirements:

GED or High School Diploma required.

The Memphis Brooks of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. 

All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to resumes@brooksmuseum.org.