Jobs and Internships

Jobs and internships

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art opened its doors in November 2016. The capstone of a planned "arts district" at UC Davis' new front door alongside Interstate 80, the museum serves a primary audience of faculty and students as the lens through which it engages a broader audience. The museum’s program is steeped in the university's legacy of making, its physical presence in the Central Valley, and the university's role as a progenitor of conceptual art in California. 

The Manetti Shrem Museum is a start-up environment that requires flexibility, initiative, and the willingness and ability to problem-solve. Museum staff must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial team that is mission-driven, results-driven and community-oriented. 


Employment Opportunities

Candidates must apply through the UC Davis employment website to be considered for open positions.


Director of Education: Requisition #03019654 
Accepting Applications through 12/31/17

The Director of Education will contribute to making the Manetti Shrem Museum a dynamic site for interdisciplinary programming relevant to the museum's diverse audiences. This position is responsible for oversight and management of the museum's educational programs and visitor experience. The incumbent must be committed to a collaborative and innovative approach to developing museum experiences. They will work with museum staff, faculty, and students to increase the museum's integration into the fabric of the university and engage campus intellectual resources. 


Chief CuratorRequisition #03019766 
Accepting Applications through 12/31/17

Reporting to the Founding Director, and working closely with the museum's leadership boards, the Chief Curator will contribute to making the Manetti Shrem Museum a dynamic site for a program of contemporary art that engages different time periods and cultures to investigate issues of broad contemporary relevance. They will lead the Curatorial & Collections department and will be responsible for oversight, management and growth of the museum's collections. The incumbent must possess a progressive vision for curatorial and collections activities, a vision in keeping with the innovative and irreverent history of the university. 


Associate Curator: Requisition #03019767 
Accepting Applications through 12/31/17

Reporting to the Chief Curator, the Associate Curator assists in the selection, research, development, planning, production, and interpretation of the permanent collection and special exhibitions. The Associate Curator conceives, organizes, writes publications for, and installs special and collection-based exhibitions as assigned and in collaboration with the Chief Curator. 


Development Manager: Requisition #03019769 
Accepting Applications through 12/31/17

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Development Manager will design and implement high-level programs in the area of fund development and membership. They will collaborate in the process of research and analysis required to set ambitious annual goals for the Museum business plan and consistently achieve annual revenue and membership goals. This position will work closely with development staff, Museum leadership team, top donors, and other Museum staff to build gift support. Additionally, they will manage the analytical, technical and research support necessary for fundraising administration and service delivery to Manetti Shrem Museum donors.


Student Employment

Visitor Services Student Assistants: Aggie Job Link ID: 832886

Join the Manetti Shrem Museum's student front of house team! If you enjoy working with people and want to help build this creative community on campus, we want to meet you. Students serve as museum ambassadors and enhance the visitor experience by engaging with visitors and providing soft security. They also help host, set up and clean up events and programs. See full details and apply through Aggie Job Link (ID: 832886) by November 20.  

Looking for more ways to get involved? Join the Manetti Shrem Museum Student Coalition. Contact our Coordinator of Student Engagement, Liz Quezada ( for more information.