Open Positions

Custodial/Utility Worker

High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Previous custodial experience strongly preferred.  Valid Drivers License required.

Under the direction of and reporting to the Custodial and Grounds Supervisor, the Custodial/Utility Worker performs a variety of material handling, driving pick-up & delivery, and janitorial & cleaning duties within the Milwaukee Public Museum facility and off-site locations in order to maintain a clean, pleasant, and safe environment for visitors and staff. Responsible for these duties in assigned areas and collective team projects. The Milwaukee Public Museum is looking for an assertive, dependable, energetic, and customer service oriented individual that enjoys working independently as well as part of a team to fill our Full-Time, Second Shift opening.   Schedule will include both weekday and weekend hours.  The base pay rate is $11.18 per hour.   

Security Manager

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college is required. Criminal Justice or related education preferred.  Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation preferred but not required.  Five years experience in administrative and supervisory operation of a security department; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Background in cultural setting preferred.

Under the direction of and reporting to the Director of Facility and Security Operations, the Manager of Security manages and directs the security department of the Milwaukee Public Museum. The Museum is a repository for natural and cultural history artifacts and provides exhibits and programs for the public. It is necessary for the person in this position to have an appreciation and knowledge of the security and protection of the natural and cultural history collections of the museum, as well as visitors and staff.  The person in this position will ensure a physically secure environment for visitors and staff and the highest possible level of customer service and security within the Museum Facility by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. 

The Milwaukee Public Museum has an immediate full-time opening for an individual with integrity, assertiveness, and a high regard to ensure a high level of security, safety, & customer service to oversee MPM’s Security Department. Major responsibilities are management of security staff, current knowledge of security (equipment, policies & practices), budget planning, and scheduling shifts for a 24/7 operation. Requires a Bachelor’s degree with 5 yrs experience in administrative and supervisory operation of a security department. Candidates must have good computer, communication, and organizational skills. Certified Protection Professional, educational background in Criminal Justice, and experience in a union environment is highly desired. This exciting opportunity offers a competitive salary and benefits.   

Security Officer I

A High school diploma or general equivalent degree (GED) is required. One year previous security experience and basic computer skills are required.     

Under the direction of, and reporting to, the Security Manager, the Officer I performs general and shift specific security duties in and around the physical facility of the Milwaukee Public Museum. An Officer I ensure the safety and well being of Museum visitors and staff, and protects and maintains the safety of the Museum’s collections and information.

The Milwaukee Public Museum is currently looking for a dependable, energetic, and customer service oriented individual to fill our part-time II (32 hrs) opening with schedules assigned to work all three shifts (1st, 2nd, & 3rd), weekends and holidays. The security officer is responsible for museum patrols, conducting tours, monitoring access, providing escorts, and working in dispatch. The base pay rate is $12.04 per hour and pro-rated benefits are offered. 

Audio / Visual Technician - Projectionist

Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training/ or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Installs, operates, and maintains audio/visual, sound reproducing equipment telephony and lighting systems to support staff needs, educational and public programming, special museum fund raising events and Facility Rental events.  Evaluates and recommends equipment needs, service improvements and installs equipment.

The Milwaukee Public Museum is looking for an assertive, dependable, energetic, and customer service orientated individual that enjoys working independently as well as part of a team to fill our part-time I opening. The responsibilities for this position are to install, operate, and maintain audio/visual, sound reproducing equipment, telephony, and lighting systems to support staff needs, educational & public programming, special museum fund raising events and facility rental events. Evaluates and recommends equipment needs, service improvements and installs equipment. Hours vary among day, evenings and weekend hours.  The base pay rate is $12.87 per hour.   

Geology Grant Project Assistant

Post secondary education with background in paleontology. Some experience in collection management practices through apprenticeship or internship would be most desired.  

To fulfill the requirements for a 3-year IMLS grant to assist with the digitization of MPM's Silurian fossil collections. Work under the direction of the Geology Collections Manager on written and digital documentation of the collection. Will work with other staff on improved intellectual controls for the collection.

The Milwaukee Public Museum seeks an assertive, responsible, dependable, and highly organized grant project assistant to be a part of our collection improvement team on a limited-term part-time I basis (up to 19 or 19-24 hours per week). Responsibilities include labeling/moving drawers in the paleontology collections, enhancement of catalogue data & record verification, digital imaging, processing digital image files, computer/data base work and specimen inventory. Assistants will oversee project workload, and once fully trained perform most tasks independently, keeping the Geology Collections Manager informed of progress at all times. Knowledge of computer applications is essential.  Experience in digital photography of objects is desired. A competitive pay is offered.