Careers

The Jewish Museum provides a wide range of employment, internship and volunteer opportunities in departments throughout the Museum. We encourage you to visit this page periodically, since we update the listings on an ongoing basis.

Job Opportunities

Installation view of Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum. Photo by Sarah Wass Photo.

The Jewish Museum seeks a diverse workforce, and is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizen status, religion, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law in all employment decisions. The Jewish Museum provides a competitive salary and a generous benefit package.

Visitor Experience Assistant

Provide visitors with a positive and welcoming first impression to the Jewish Museum by fulfilling job functions efficiently and in a friendly, positive manner. 

Per Diem Educator

The Per Diem Educator works within School and Family Programs to facilitate interactive inquiry-based gallery tours, art studio workshops, and special programs for the Education Department in a freelance capacity.

Per Diem Access Educator

The Per Diem Access Educator works with school, family, and adult audiences with disabilities to facilitate interactive, multisensory gallery tours, studio workshops, and special programs for the Education Department in a freelance capacity.

Marketing & Production Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator plays a key role in supporting all department functions by spearheading project management, trafficking, and budget tracking. The Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Marketing and also supports the Consulting Creative Director by overseeing project workflow within the studio. 

Curatorial Assistant

The Curatorial Assistant assists with assigned exhibitions, acquisitions and other tasks in the Department of Curatorial Affairs.

Prospect Researcher & Strategist

The Prospect Researcher & Strategist is responsible for managing and executing the Jewish Museum’s donor research for individuals, foundations, and corporations. The position provides direct prospect research services to and for the senior fundraisers and Museum leadership. 

Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator

The Chief Curator provides leadership for the intellectual content of the Museum’s wide-ranging exhibitions and collections. In partnership with the Museum’s Director, the Chief Curator guides the conceptual development of the Museum’s exhibitions by nurturing a creative and interdisciplinary environment, in which curatorial staff are encouraged to conceive ideas for exhibitions and supported in turning ideas into solid proposals.

Internships

Summer 2016 interns at the New York Botanical Gardens

The Jewish Museum's year-round Internship Program provides an opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of one of New York City's leading museums of art and culture.

The Jewish Museum offers fall, spring, and summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students, and beginning professionals. Most internships are unpaid and are available in a wide range of museum departments including curatorial affairs, collections and exhibitions, membership, marketing and communications, and development. Our internship program is highly competitive, and acceptance is based upon academic achievements, interests, experience, related skills, motivation, and availability. Time commitments are flexible and can range from as little as fourteen hours to thirty-five hours per week depending on availability and the department's needs. The Jewish Museum encourages diversity and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

For information about our Teen Intern program, please click here.

How to Apply:

Please email the following information to the Human Resources Department at interns@thejm.org.

  • Internship Application (PDF)
  • Resume
  • Cover letter - please describe your interest in the internship you are applying for and what skills you have to offer
  • Any other materials that are relevant and/or requested

or forward your materials to:

The Jewish Museum
Attention: Human Resources Coordinator
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Phone: 212.423.3238

Please specify which internship you are applying for in the subject header of your email.

All completed materials are required in order to be considered for an internship position. Please be aware that we do not notify applicants of receiving these materials. Due to the volume of internship applications, we are unable to provide informational interviews. A staff member will contact you directly if we decide to schedule an interview.

Fall 2017 Internships

Fall Term: September – December 2017
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Edith Halpert Internship - Curatorial Affairs

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment.

Curatorial Intern - Chaim Soutine

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment. 

Special Events Intern

The Special Events Intern at the Jewish Museum will provide support for the Special Events department on fundraising and other events, including the Purim Ball Gala, New York Jewish Film Festival Opening Night, exhibition previews, donor receptions, and rental events.  

Digital & Social Media Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks a motivated intern with a passion for art and technology to join the Jewish Museum’s Digital team. While developing their knowledge of digital strategy within a museum environment, the intern will support the Director of Digital, Digital Asset Manager, and Digital Marketing Associate in activities related to the website, blog, email, and social media. 

Judaica Intern - Curatorial Affairs

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment.

Marketing Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks a creative, motivated, and attentive individual to assist the Marketing Department while developing his or her understanding of marketing strategies and activities in a professional museum environment.

Development Intern

The Development Intern at the Jewish Museum will provide essential support to the Major Gifts team in managing the Museum’s individual giving groups: Young Patrons, Patrons, Contemporary Circle, and Museum Council.

Communications Intern

The Communications Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about art and cultural communications for a major museum in NYC. 

Education Intern: School, Family, and Access Programs

The Education Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in education and the arts. The Education intern will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas in the department—school, family, teen, and access programs.   

Membership Intern

The Membership Department is seeking an intern who is excited to observe the inner workings of a non-profit organization, to gain experience working within a museum, and to learn non-profit membership department and development practices. 

Volunteer Program

Volunteers play an integral role at the Jewish Museum, providing support to all aspects of Museum operations.

There are currently no immediate opportunities to volunteer at the Museum, but we welcome all inquiries and applications. For more information, email volunteers@thejm.org.

We continually seek to expand our diverse volunteer corps by incorporating a wide range of individuals and by providing many types of volunteer jobs. In addition to the opportunities listed here, applicants are assessed for their skills and interests and are placed in appropriate positions as determined by current staff needs.

All applicants must submit a completed Volunteer form (PDF) and resume to:

Volunteer Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

For more information, please contact:

Volunteer Coordinator

212.423.3208