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Visitor Engagement Associate


The Wende is looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Visitor Engagement Associate to join our team.

Visitor Engagement Associates (VEA) assist with both public-facing hospitality and museum operations. VEAs report to the Visitor Engagement Manager and oversee daily activity in the museum, which can include opening/closing duties, tours, and gift shop sales and inventory, as well as production and support for 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.

Ideal Candidate

•       Organized and detail-oriented

•       Excellent time management, emotional maturity, and interpersonal skills

•       Ability to work both independently and with a team

•       Enjoys interacting with museum patrons and event attendees

•       Enthusiasm for museums and museum education

Skills & Experience

•       Relevant experience in a customer-focused environment such as venues, restaurants and hospitality, or event production

•       Must be able to lift 25 pounds

•       Familiarity with Mac OS and iOS software and devices as well as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs

•       Practical math skills

START DATE: Immediate

SCHEDULE: Part-time position. 24 hours per week, either Wednesday through Friday or Friday through Sunday (with additional hours available)

Recognizing that this is an ongoing process, the Wende Museum is committed to continually increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and sustainability. People of color, LGBTQIA+ people, people without formal education, and others who may have been marginalized by conventional hiring practices are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and brief cover letter in a single PDF attachment with the subject line “Visitor Engagement Associate” to Jason Underhill, Head of Operations, junderhill@wendemuseum.org.


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.