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.

Analyst, Prospect Strategy & Research

The Analyst, Prospect Strategy & Research 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. 

Development Associate, Major Gifts

Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Development Associate’s role will be three-fold: frontline fundraising, executing administrative tasks and pipeline management related to the Contempoary Circle, and general administrative support for the entire Major Gifts team.

Public Programs Coordinator (Part-Time)

The Public Programs Coordinator works with the Manager of Public Programs on the planning and implementation of creative, dynamic, and engaging programs for adult audiences.  Programs relate to current temporary exhibitions as well as the Museum’s collection and follow a variety of formats including discussions with authors, scholars, and artists; gallery talks; concerts; and film screenings

Helpdesk / Systems Support Specialist

The Helpdesk / Systems Support Specialist will play a key role in the Museum’s IT Department. You will provide maintenance of the computer desktop environment by analyzing requirements, resolving problems, installing hardware and software solutions, and supporting the internal IT Helpdesk. 

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

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 2017 Internships

Fall 2017 Term: September – December
Stay tuned for application details and deadlines. 

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.