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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Visitor Engagement Associate

We're looking for an enthusiastic and dependable Visitor Engagement Associate to join our team. 

Visitor Engagement Associates (VEA) assist with public-facing hospitality and museum-wide operations, regularly supporting public and community programs or special events (following L.A. County Health Guidelines, and as permitted by Culver City officials). VEAs provide friendly and knowledgeable assistance to guests and assist staff across departments as needed.

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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 Fall 2022 through August 5, 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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