Plains Art Museum is organized into eight (8) locations and ten (10) departments: accounting, collections, communications/marketing, curatorial/exhibitions, development, education/community programs, events, executive/administration, facilities, and visitor services/The Store. When employment opportunities become available, openings are announced at this site for an application.
How To Apply:
Download the Plains Art Museum job application form, fill in your information and mail to the respective address. It may take a minute to download.
Plains Art Museum
P.O. Box 2338
Fargo, ND 58108
Blue Wolf Casino (located in Cactus Jack’s Saloon)
3402 Interstate Blvd. S
Fargo ND 58103
King Pin Casino (located in The Bowler)
2630 S University Dr
Fargo, ND 58103
Big Top Bingo
901 25th St S
Fargo, ND 58103
Wild Bill’s Saloon
1776 45th St S
Fargo, ND 58103
Equal Opportunity Employment: Plains Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on any grounds protected under federal, state, or local law, including race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital, affectional preference, disability, or status with regard to sources of income.
Reasonable Accommodation: If you have a special need that may necessitate accommodations in the application or interview process, please contact Tonya Scott at 701.551.6136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Positions at Plains Art Museum
Chief Executive Officer
The Chief Executive Officer provides leadership, vision, and direction of the Plains Art Museum in accordance with the mission and values of the organization as established by the Board of Directors. As an organizational and community leader, the CEO plays an integral role in the cultural life of the community, the programmatic decision-making ecology of the Museum, and builds support for the successful growth of the Museum’s mission and capacity. The CEO manages a budget of $3.7M. including gaming operations Net. In addition, the Museum has a Campaign goal of $4.1M in 2023-2024.
The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Board of Directors and oversees the Programs and Operations of Plains Art Museum. With the assistance of the Executive Assistant, the CEO oversees the Director of Curatorial and Operational Logistics, Director of Earned Income, Director of Development, Director of Impactful Giving, Controller, Director of Indigenous Programs, Graphics and Communication Manager, Voice of Creative Change Coordinator, Director of Education and Executive Assistant. The Museum has 32 full-time and 18 part-time employees. The Museum also values the contributions of 57 committed volunteers.
Applications will be accepted until August 31, 2023 with review of candidates beginning immediately. We encourage and appreciate early applications.
Plains Art Museum is seeking applicants for Maintenance Worker. This position is responsible for providing janitorial and maintenance support to the Plains Art Museum and adjoining Center for Creativity buildings and grounds.
Principle Duties include:
- The cleanliness, safety, and security of museum buildings and grounds by providing facility-wide cleaning and maintenance on scheduled shifts.
- Monitoring the general condition of the facility and notifying the supervisor of specific issues.
- Plan and implement building-related projects as assigned.
- Perform minor mechanical repairs, and coordinate larger repairs with outside contractors.
- Responsible for the setup and takedown of Museum programs and rental functions.
- Maintain clean property grounds outside of all buildings.
This is a full-time position. Must have some weekend and evening availability. The position is open until filled.
Open Positions at Our Gaming Sites
Casino Dealer: Full and Part-Time at Blue Wolf Casino & King Pin Casino
Learn a lucrative skill while working in an upbeat and fast-paced environment. We offer a training program and a flexible schedule to accommodate your busy life. Proceeds support the mission of the Plains Art Museum.
- Learn to deal Blackjack, Conduct Paddlewheel and Pull Tabs
- This is a tipped position: Earning potential of $18/hr. to $23/hr
- Benefits are available for employees working 30+ hr/week (Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance, 403B, Retirement Match)
- Household Membership to Plains Art Museum plus discounts on classes and events
- Flexible schedule: hours of operation: Monday through Thursday 2 pm to 1 am
- Direct customer interaction—must have the ability to communicate with customers
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Must pass a background check
How to Apply:
- In-person at King Pin Casino or Blue Wolf Casino
Contact information: email@example.com
Plains Art Museum offers internships in the Development, Education, and Curatorial departments that allow interns to build an extensive understanding of the operation of a nonprofit art organization.
Currently, there are no Development Internships available. Please check back.
Plains Art Museum offers a Year-Round or Summer Internship in the Development Department that allows interns to build an extensive understanding of the operation of a nonprofit art organization; knowledge that can prove vital when applying for college or post-graduate work, or for future employment.
Working with Development Department staff, Internship opportunities include:
- Helping create, distribute, manage, and evaluate community-based surveys
- Researching potential funding opportunities from online directories of foundations that support the arts
- Assisting in creating a database of major modern and contemporary art collectors for use in future informational outreach by and about the Museum
- Coordinating Development Department events, such as Art & Business Breakfast, Spring Gala, Annual Stakeholder Gathering, Holiday Concert Series, and collaborative events with other Museum departments
- Engaging with collections, education, communications, and curatorial on cross-departmental projects
- Assisting in maintaining department archives and files
- Entering data in our Customer Relationship Management system and maintaining mailing lists
- Identifying a Museum program they are particularly interested in and enhancing its outreach and effectiveness
Plains Art Museum Internships are unpaid positions but can be applied toward academic credit depending on the applicant’s school criteria.
To apply, candidates need to complete the form below and provide a current resume (max 2 pages) and letter of interest (max 500 words).
Defiant Gardens Internship
Currently, there are no Defiant Garden Internships available. Please check back.
The Defiant Gardens Intern will spend a significant amount of time working outside in two public garden spaces. They will also have the opportunity to work with youth and family public programs centered on Plains Art Museum community garden spaces and participate in the Buzz Lab Internship and Buzz Lab Jr. summer camp.
Plains Art Museum’s mission is to foster creative, resilient, and welcoming communities between art, artists, and our local community. The Education Summer Intern will work with Community Programs Coordinator to:
- Maintain multiple garden beds in the Pollinator Garden at Plains Art Museum and Heritage Garden & Amphitheater at Woodlawn Park in Moorhead, MN.
- Maintenance will include weeding, mulching, pruning, transplanting, watering, and fertilizing.
- Create community-driven programming based on research in northern climate gardens, defiant garden projects, gardening in urban spaces, neighborhood demographics and/or pollinator gardens.
The Defiant Gardens Intern requires:
- Some basic understanding of plant care, and additional training will be provided
- Ability to lift 30 pounds moving compost or mulch, assistance can be provided
- Valid driver’s license
Position Dates: approximately 100 hours; May 18th-August 19th (flexible)
Primarily weekdays with some weekends upon request
Hourly Rate: $12-15/hour
Interested candidates should send an application, cover letter and resume to Carol Prafcke, Director of Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
Buzz Lab Teen Internship
Currently, there are no Buzz Lab Internships available. Please check back.
Buzz Lab is a paid internship during the summer 2023 for teens, ages 12-18, interested in art, science, and the environment. Buzz Lab interns engage in learning, teaching, creating, sustaining, and advocating for the livelihood of pollinators in a healthy ecosystem.
Buzz Lab interns will work with scientists, artists, and community members to learn and discuss the importance of pollinators, create works of public art, and participate in gardening and research in the Pollinator Garden at Plains Art Museum and other sites. This year there will be 16 spots available.