Jobs and Internships

Our team at the Detroit Institute of Arts is the key to our success in creating experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art. The DIA has a wide variety of career and employment opportunities including visitor-facing roles, behind-the-scenes work, and internships. We are always looking for passionate and diverse team members to bring our mission to life. Explore how you can get involved at a world-class institution.

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A career you can be proud of

Connect people to art

The  Detroit Institute of Arts strives to be a gathering place for everybody. By joining the DIA's team, you’ll be contributing to preserving, presenting, and sharing one of the world’s finest art collections including over 65,000 objects. Team members contribute to the museum’s success through the demonstration of the museum’s values of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access), Trust, Collaboration, Visitor-Centered, and Quality to create experiences our visitors will love.

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Love where and how you work

The DIA fosters an environment where everyone feels valued, trusted, and respected. Working at the DIA offers team members the opportunity to succeed among world-class art in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center. We are a mosaic rich with diverse talents, backgrounds, and perspectives firmly rooted and connected to serving our community in Detroit, a UNESCO City of Design.

Enjoy competitive benefits

DIA employees enjoy competitive compensation and benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Flexible work arrangements, including partial remote work and variable start and end times available based on job duties
  • Membership to the museum, which includes 25% discount for staff in the DIA Shop and at Café DIA and Kresge Court
  • Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions
  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick time, and holidays for part- and full-time team members
  • 401k including 2% employer match with a 3% safe harbor contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program resources for all household members
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

Full time team members enjoy a range of competitive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Personal time
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Paid parental leave at the birth, placement of a child, or adoption.
  • And more

Equal Employment Opportunity

The DIA is fully committed to equal employment opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing, and promoting the most qualified team members without regard to their race, color, height or weight, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression), age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Whistleblower Policy

A whistleblower protection policy establishes procedures to ensure that DIA board members, officers, team members, and other key individuals can report good faith suspicions of illegal, unethical, or other inappropriate activity without fear of retaliation.