Jobs and Internships

Jobs and internships

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art opened its doors on 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 Communications: Requisition #03019633 

Accepting applications through 08/18/17

The Director of Communications is responsible for strategizing, planning, and executing communications strategies for all aspects of the Museum’s dynamic exhibition and education programs.



**PLEASE NOTE: THE MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM IS RECRUITING FOR ONE POSITION, AN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM EDUCATION OR A DIRECTOR OF MUSEUM EDUCATION. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH POSITION. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EITHER POSITION, PLEASE APPLY TO BOTH REQ # 03019654 AND REQ # 03019655 BY 08/22/17. DIRECT LINKS TO POSITIONS: 



Director of Museum Education: Requisition #03019654 
Accepting Applications through 8/22/17

The Director of Museum Education oversees the Museum's dynamic educational programs and leads the team that creates engaging visitor experiences.  As an partner in the intellectual work of the campus, the Director assures that the university’s students, faculty, and staff come together to co-create all aspects of museum programming. 

 

Associate Director of Museum Education: Requisition #03019655  
Accepting Applications through 8/22/17

The Associate Director of Museum Education implements the Museum's dynamic educational programs and works with the Deputy Director on designing and planning programs. The position monitors budgets, facilitates contracts with artists and presenters, and ensures that Museum education programs address multiple audiences in a way that respects visitors and content. 



**PLEASE NOTE: THE MANETTI SHREM MUSEUM IS RECRUITING FOR ONE LEADERSHIP POSITION, AN ASSOCIATE CURATOR OR A MORE EXPERIENCED CHIEF CURATOR. PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE POSITION FOR WHICH YOUR QUALIFICATIONS BEST APPLY. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EITHER POSITION, PLEASE APPLY TO EITHER REQ # 03019766 OR REQ # 03019767 BY 9/4/17. DIRECT LINKS TO POSITIONS:

 

Chief Curator: Requisition #03019766 
Accepting Applications through 9/4/17  

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.

 

Associate Curator: Requisition #03019767 
Accepting Applications through 9/4/17  

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 9/11/17

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.

 

Curatorial Assistant: Requisition #03019531 
Accepting Applications through 10/2/17

Under general direction of the Associate Curator, the Curatorial Assistant will coordinate multiple administrative aspects of the Manetti Shrem Museum's exhibition and collection needs as well as education program development. The Curatorial Assistant will work in partnership with curatorial and education staff to develop a strategic approach to overall exhibition content development, manage exhibition proposals and artist submittals. They will also work with collections staff to help organize the fine arts collection database to facilitate gift proposals and access to records for other researchers, and will participate in outreach to artists and potential art donors. 

 

Development Analyst: Requisition #03019530 
Accepting Applications through 10/2/17

The Development Analyst will provide high-level administrative, research, and analytical support for the Manetti Shrem Museum development team, and provide analyst-level support in the day-to-day administration for fundraising and external relations programs to build philanthropic support for UC Davis. This position has a specific emphasis on meeting planning, event coordination and execution, prospect research, donor stewardship, and fundraising analysis.

 

Events Manager: Requisition #03019680
Accepting applications through 10/02/17

The Events Manager is responsible for planning and managing public and private Museum events, as well as managing the rental of Museum public space. 

 

Museum Research Analyst: Requisition #03019440 
Accepting Applications through 10/3/17

Under general direction of the Associate Curator, the Museum Research Analyst is responsible for multiple aspects of the Manetti Shrem Museum's collecting and exhibition initiatives. They will gather and analyze materials and monitor timelines and checklists in support of effective team communication in the planning and developing the Museum's exhibition and education programs. They will also lead organization of collections materials for curatorial review and will analyze procedures related to the fine arts collection database.

 

 

Student Employment

There are currently no open positions, but we encourage interested job seekers to check the Aggie Job Link website and search "Manetti Shrem Museum" for the most up-to-date information. 

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