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.


Assistant to the Director
Requisition #03022983
Final filing date: 1/25/2019

Under direction, provide primary executive, analytical and project support to the Executive Leadership Team of the Shrem Museum. Lead the coordination of daily administrative activities and manage all aspects of support related to the directors' daily responsibilities. Provide assistance on matters that are sensitive or complex in nature, using a high level of analytical skill, independence, and initiative in execution and implementation. 

Provide project and program support in key areas including: donor relations; development of the museum's organizational structure; communication with museum members, collaborators, faculty and students; and support of the Shrem Museum Board and the ARTfriends Volunteer Group and its committees.


Communications Specialist
Requisition #
Final filing date: 1/28/2019

Lead development and implementation of the Museum's communication strategy to project the unique positioning and value of the Manetti Shrem Museum, a dynamic site for art and interdisciplinary programming situated in the Office of the Chancellor and Provost. Audiences include the campus-wide community (faculty, students, and staff); donors from the Central Valley region, the Bay area and beyond; and regional museum goers. Communication approaches are diverse including direct outreach on campus and in the community, web content, promotional materials for events, press releases, social media, photos, videos and newsletters.


Student Employment

Currently, there are no open positions.

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.