Opportunities

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

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

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Careers

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.

Community Outreach Coordinator

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (MBMA) seeks a dynamic Community OutreachCoordinator for a 19-month grant-funded position, with the possibility of an extension.Reporting to the Director of Education & Interpretation, the Community Outreach Coordinator will develop and manage the Inspired Aging program at the Brooks and the Vitality Arts Grant that funds it. This new staff position will be a liaison with Creative Aging Memphis to coordinate a series of six 8-week art-making workshops, designed for senior adult students, as well as several other public events related to the Inspired Aging program. S/he will focus on building relationships between the Brooks and a variety of community and social service organizations in Memphis who are serving senior adults. These relationships will support both planning and recruitment for the workshops as well as ensuring that the Brooks is connected to, communicating with, and better understands the needs and expectations of creative seniors in the Memphis community. Also key to this position, the Community Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the MBMA’s Marketing team to develop marketing materials for the workshops and related events, as well as a variety of promotional materials around anti-ageism.

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Marketing Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator (MC) is an essential role in the Marketing and Communications Department at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Working with multiple departments and with many team members, the MC is responsible for executing many of the core communications tools and coordinating across vendors and contractors to ensure clear messages are shared with the various audiences of Memphis’ art museum.

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Tina & John McWhorter Curator of American Art

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (MBMA) seeks an innovative Assistant/Associate/Full Curator for the newly endowed position of the Tina & John McWhorter Curator of American Art. Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Curator will oversee the museum’s growing collection of art from the Americas across media, generate groundbreaking presentations of American art in the form of temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays, and help establish the curatorial approach to the museum’s major capital project to build a new museum building in Downtown Memphis. Essential to this position is an interest and willingness to reframe the meaning of American Art and explore its ever-expanding narratives.

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Corporate Partnerships Manager

The Corporate Partners Manager is primarily responsible for managing the Corporate Partners membership program and assisting with sponsor solicitation and stewardship for exhibitions, special events, and programs. Major responsibilities include identifying, soliciting, and activating benefits for Corporate Partners, and assisting the Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer with submitting corporate grant requests for operating support and select restricted projects.

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Volunteer

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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Films

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

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Administrative

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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Docent

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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Internships

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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