Opportunities

Head of Facilities

We are looking for a Facilities Manager to ensure that the Wende’s indoor and outdoor spaces look beautiful and operate seamlessly and sustainably. Current facilities include a museum with galleries, office spaces, kitchen, bathrooms, and a garden in Culver City, and a large storage facility in El Monte (soon moving to Hawthorne). The Facilities Manager will play a large role in the storage move as well as the capital project to create a new Creative Community Center adjacent to the museum. This position is ideal for candidates with previous experience in museum facilities, construction, architecture, interior design, hotel or restaurant management, theater and set design, or any other field where impeccably maintained facilities are central to operations.

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Development Specialist

We are looking for a collaborative, outgoing professional to play an important role in fundraising for the Wende's programming, operations, sustainability, and expansion.

Reporting to the Executive Director (the Wende’s founder and lead fundraiser), the Development Specialist supports fundraising by engaging and cultivating individual donors and foundations, liaising with the Board of Directors, and assisting in the overall efforts of a small development team that consists of the Executive Director, Development Specialist, and an Assistant to the Executive Director.

With the Executive Director, the Development Specialist plans and implements donor recruitment and development strategies including face-to-face solicitation, grant writing, fundraising events, and donor stewardship.  

This position is ideal for energetic self-starters with previous experience in nonprofit management and development, philanthropy, retail or corporate sales, hospitality management, fundraising event production, or community partnership programming.

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Executive Assistant

We are looking for a skilled, adaptable professional to provide a wide range of administrative and logistical support to the Executive Director. As the Executive Director is the Wende’s founder and lead fundraiser, this position sits within the Wende’s Development Department and includes administrative as well as development-related responsibilities.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant also works closely with the Development Specialist, Head of Visitor Engagement, and other Wende staff.  

This position is ideal for an energetic self-starter with previous experience assisting a busy executive and/or working in a small or midsized nonprofit arts organization.   

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Communications Manager

We are looking for a Communications Manager to be a one-person communications department in a growing nonprofit organization, responsible for planning, developing, and implementing integrated marketing and communications plans for exhibitions, educational programs, events, and community engagement initiatives. The Communications Manager will help to maintain and increase the Wende’s visibility and attendance. Duties also include developing strategies to deepen the Wende’s reach through a combination of traditional and digital marketing strategies, collaboration with other departments and community groups, active management of press and media contacts, and departmental budget management. 

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Exhibition and Programming Coordinator

We are looking for an Exhibition and Programming Coordinator to support the Chief Curator and Director of Programming with concept development, scheduling, practical organization, and realization of all exhibitions and programs organized by the Wende Museum.  

The Wende produces four exhibitions per year and organizes a variety of programs, both virtual and onsite. This position combines a passion for research and curation with the practical skills needed to help realize experimental exhibition design and cutting-edge programming.  

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Collections Internship Program

The Wende Museum is pleased to offer Collections Internships for currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Positions are part-time, unpaid, and available for course credit. For more information, please see our flyer.

Internships are offered year-round, typically beginning in January, June, and September. We are accepting applications for Summer 2022 through May 6, 2022. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to internships@wendemuseum.org.

Internship Program

The Wende offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in museums. Based upon their academic training, interests and language skills, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Wende’s departments. While some projects require reading knowledge of German, Russian, or another East Bloc language, these skills are not necesssary for a successful internship. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

We have hosted interns from Bard College, Boston College, California Institute of the Arts, California State University, Dominguez Hills, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, Claremont Graduate University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Europa-Universität Viadrina, Freie Universität Berlin, Goteborgs Universitet, Grinnell College, Hampshire College, Loyola Marymount University, Macalester College, Manhattanville College, Occidental College, Otis College of Art and Design, University of California Davis, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, University of Michigan, University of New Hampshire, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam, and Wesleyan University, among others.

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