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

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.

Installation view of JACK GOLDSTEIN x 10,000 at the Jewish Museum, New York. Art © Estate of Jack Goldstein.

Major Gifts Officer, Young Patrons and JM Contemporary Circle

The Major Gifts Officer will primarily be responsible for helping to launch the Museum's Young Patrons and JM Contemporary Circle Programs.

Senior Development Officer for Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced grants manager and persuasive writer to play a key role in securing exhibition support from foundations and individuals, and, as needed, corporations and government agencies. 

Internships

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

or forward your materials to:

The Jewish Museum
Attention: Human Resources Manager
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

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 2014 Internships

2014 Term: September-December

Exact start and end dates are flexible

Curatorial Intern for Arts Administration

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of the Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of museum administration and exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment. The Curatorial Intern for Arts Administration will be assigned to assist the Curatorial Department Coordinator with general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, film festivals, presentations, and related special projects.

Curatorial Intern – Contemporary Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum seeks a Curatorial Intern contributing to research and implementation of contemporary exhibitions planning across a range of projects, from a large scale survey of a celebrated American fashion designer, to a solo presentation of an internationally active contemporary artist, to a large-scale thematic group exhibition.

Membership Intern

Assist the Membership Department staff in all areas related to membership development, fund raising and member services and benefits. This is an excellent opportunity to observe the inner workings of a non-profit organization, as well as to gain experience working within a museum, and to learn non-profit membership department and development practices. Great opportunity to learn Raisers’ Edge, the gold standard cultural organization database program.

Design Intern

The Marketing and Creative Services Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in communications, who would like hands-on experience creating graphics for a non-profit, art and culture museum. As an intern in the department you may be asked to work on a variety of projects that include assisting with print design, print production, website and motion graphics and more.  You will be invited to attend department meetings and staff/docent exhibition training.

Human Resources Intern

Fast-paced Human Resources Department at prominent art museum located on Museum Mile seeks a Human Resources Intern for fall semester and preferably the 2014 – 2015 academic year. Internship will provide an in depth introduction to human resources management, and the development of marketable skills for a career in human resources.

Curatorial Affairs – Judaica Intern

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. The Judaica intern will be assigned to assist the Henry J. Leir Curator with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and collection-related matters. The intern will help with exhibitions related to difference and repetition in both ceremonial and contemporary art, as well as to contemporary ceramic sculpture.

Film Festival & Media Intern

The Jewish Museum is seeking a part-time intern to assist with preparations for the New York Jewish Film Festival’s next edition in January 2015 and research and other activities related to the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting. The Festival is a collaborative project of the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Education Intern

The Education Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in education in the arts.  The Education intern will work in all areas of the department—school, family, teen, access and adult programs. Additionally, the intern will help with administrative responsibilities in the department.

Permissions Intern

Assist the Rights and Reproductions Coordinator in industry-standard permissions processes and rights clearance work to research and obtain image copyrights and licensing permission for artworks that support a variety of departments, projects, and programs at the Jewish Museum. 

Communications Intern

The Marketing Communications department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in communications, who would like hands-on experience promoting a non-profit art and culture museum.

Volunteer Program

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

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

Membership Volunteer

Work with the Membership Department to recruit new members, and reach out to current members to renew and increase their membership support for the Museum. Assignments include staffing the lobby Membership Desk, calling lapsed members, and preparing membership and special event mailings. Opportunities available for volunteers interested in database entry as well. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a diverse group of members and staff are essential.

Visitor Services Volunteer

​Greet Museum visitors, distribute audio guides, and assist visitors as needed. Sundays, weekdays, and Thursday evening slots are available. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with a diverse group of visitors and staff are essential. Foreign-language fluency a plus.