You can help the Brooks Museum continue our important work in many ways.

Whether you become a docent, help with a mailing or assist with a special event, your contribution makes a difference.

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The Brooks employs over 60 people and offers job opportunities in a variety of career fields. We employ staff in many areas including curatorial, development, marketing and public relations, education, visitor services, retail, library science, accounting, information technology, graphic design, security, human resources, and facility management and maintenance.

Collections Specialist

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art seeks an experienced collections manager for a three-year, grant funded position. The Collections Specialist will be a shared position between the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (MBMA) and the National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM), and will focus on the cataloguing, preservation, rehousing, and exhibition of the Hooks Brothers Photography Studio Collection.

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Grant Writer

The Grant Writer is responsible for the grant seeking and grant management process, including initial research, proposal development and submission, and follow-up reporting, for all grants undertaken by the museum. To supplement these efforts, the Grant Writer works with key staff throughout the museum to measure, report, and improve outcomes for all museum programming. 

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Assistant Curator of Photography

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art seeks an innovative Assistant Curator of Photography for a three-year, grant funded position, with the possibility of extension.

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School Programs Intern

Under the general direction of the School Programs Coordinator, the school programs intern supports the work of the Brooks Museum’s school programs

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Gallery Officer

Observe and report all safety and/or security hazards relating to visitors, members and staff. Gallery officers, inventory, inspect and report any damages to property and artwork. The gallery officer position is under the supervision of the security management team within the Museum Operations Department.

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Facility Technician

The Facility Technician is responsible for all maintenance and repair of the Museum property, including buildings, all related equipment and grounds, for the safety of its visitors and employees.

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Tina & John McWhorter Curator of American Art

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art seeks an innovative Assistant/Associate/Full Curator for the newly endowed position of the Tina & John McWhorter Curator of American Art.

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Our volunteers are the heart and soul of the Brooks! We truly couldn’t do what we do without their help. The Brooks offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, depending on your individual interests, skills, and availability.

Special Events

Welcome and register guests, assist with activities during evening programs throughout the year such as Brooks Uncorked and Grand Auction.

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Children's Activities

Help youngsters and families with art-making projects during Community Days, Wacky Wednesdays, and Dia de los Muertos celebrations (mostly weekend days) or help in the education studio as needed on weekdays.

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Welcome guests and assist with admissions, usually on Wednesday evenings.

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Assist departments within the Brooks, usually on weekdays. This includes bulk mailings, data-entry, photocopying, creating databases, answering phones, and so forth.

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Would you like to learn more about art and share your knowledge with others? Founded in 1965, the Brooks Docent Program was established by the Brooks Museum League. Serving thousands of visitors each year, Brooks docents engage their audiences with the artwork on view and foster the development of visual and creative thinking skills, often providing the first contact many children and adults have with the visual arts. We strive to provide a positive, meaningful, and relevant experience with art.

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If you are a high school or college student, you can gain incredible experience and school credit as an intern at the Brooks. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about careers in an art museum, and to build mentor relationships with museum professionals, who can advise you as you pursue your educational and career goals. Interns work on significant projects under the guidance of experienced museum staff.

There are no open internship opportunities at this time. Please check back or sign up below to be notified of future internship opportunities.

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