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Career opportunities at the Seattle Art Museum offer more than just work. SAM attracts, develops, and retains highly qualified employees who enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing specific skills and talents to our mission. ​

We offer employment in administration, admissions, curatorial, development, education, finance and operations, museum services, retail, security, and other professional fields.

SAM is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

Current Openings

SAM accepts applications only for current openings. To be considered for an open position, send a cover letter, résumé, and SAM employment application to the email address provided with the specific job posting.

Please, no telephone or email inquiries; due to high volume, we are unable to respond to individual applicants.​​​

​Communications Associate-Part Time
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Open until filled

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Open until filled

Visitor Services Officer (part time)
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Open until filled​​​​​​​​

Online applications will receive automatic confirmation receipt.

Thank you for your interest in SAM employment opportunities!

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The SAM internship program offers part-time unpaid internships for one or more academic quarters each year. Students may be eligible to earn academic credit; however, credit programs are managed through individual academic institutions. Available opportunities vary from quarter to quarter. Internships at SAM are very competitive and we are unable to place all applicants.


Prospective interns can apply for positions in the following departments quarterly:

  • Communications

  • Curatorial

  • Education + Public Programs

  • Libraries

Quarterly application deadlines:

  • Fall: August 1

  • Winter: November 1

  • Spring: February 1

  • Summer: April 15

Additionally, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for other opportunities listed below as "open until filled":​

IT Intern
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Open until filled

Communications Intern
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Open until filled

Corporate Relations Intern
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Open until filled

Graphic Design Intern
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Open until filled

P​ublic Programs Intern
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Open until filled​​

Human Resources Intern
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Open until filled​​​​​