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

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.

Senior Development Officer, Education and Special Projects

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced grants manager and writer to play a key role in securing education program and project support from foundations, corporations and government agencies. The position manages funding for a portfolio of school, public, family and access programs as well as special projects ranging from digitization to capital appropriation management. The Senior Development Officer, Education and Special Projects will write highly effective grant proposals; maintain and grow relationships with funders; and create funding plans and strategize approaches to meet the Museum's financial and programmatic goals. The ideal candidate will be a skilled persuasive writer, an excellent communicator, detail-oriented and able to meet all deadlines. A passion for the arts and a strong understanding of cultural and arts education funders is strongly preferred.

Special Events Manager

The Special Events Manager will provide significant managerial and administrative support for events produced by the Special Events Department as well as other departments across the Museum. Events include but are not limited to the annual Purim Ball Gala at the Park Avenue Armory, Art and Design Tour, New York Jewish Film Festival Opening Night, Family Hanukkah Party, exhibition previews, donor receptions, and Shabbat dinners. This position requires strong organizational and communication skills.

Digital Asset Management (DAM) Manager

The Digital Asset Management (DAM) Manager is the key knowledge owner for the museum’s visual assets and supporting software. The DAM Manager organizes and manages the collection, distribution, and archiving of the museum’s diverse digital assets. Major responsibilities include developing metadata taxonomy framework, uploading and tagging assets, managing and troubleshooting imports, updating metadata and general system maintenance. 

Sales Associate (Part Time)

Provide visitors and shop customers in both JM shops with a positive shopping experience by determining their needs, presenting merchandise, addressing their questions and concerns, and closing the sale with efficiency and courtesy.

Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff (COS) to the Director is a critically important role, enabling the Director to work most effectively with internal and external stakeholders and fulfill her commitments to the Jewish Museum Board of Directors, staff, funders and constituents. This is not an administrative role; it is a highly strategic and facilitative one that requires a combination of focus and flexibility, as well as a willingness to play an active role. As the Director’s ‘trusted counsel’, the role requires a highly resourceful individual with effective leadership and teambuilding abilities, emotional intelligence, self-motivation and strong analytical skills. 

Curatorial Assistant (Part-Time)

We are looking for a highly motivated and competent individual who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional environment. The Museum seeks a curatorial assistant who will work closely with Chief Curator Norman Kleeblatt on administration, research, and planning upcoming exhibitions related to modern art and culture. One of the forthcoming projects will examine the Museum’s rich history during the 1960s.

Deputy Director, Marketing & Communications

The Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications will work in partnership with the Museum’s Director and executive team to develop and execute a comprehensive marketing plan that repositions the brand among cultural consumers and grows the newly diversified constituency. The strategy will include traditional and digital media, social media, e-communications, direct marketing and guerilla marketing, and must address the challenge of keeping traditional audiences engaged and enthused while building equity with new audiences.

Digital Marketing and Content Manager

We seek a talented, strategic, creative and outgoing Digital Marketing and Content Manager to oversee the Museum's website, social media and digital content development.  The Digital Marketing and Content Manager will be primarily responsible for maintenance and feature development of the Museum’s website (Expression Engine, Ruby on Rails), social media, and online content development including the blog. He/she also acts as liaison to other museums, cultural institutions, and community partners with whom the Museum collaborates and/or cross-promotes programs. 


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

  • Internship Application (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


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 2015 Internships

Fall 2015 Term: September - December
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis

Curatorial Affairs-Judaica

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.

Digital Marketing Intern

We are looking for a motivated individual who would like to join the marketing team of the Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of marketing strategy and implementation in a professional museum environment.

Curatorial Intern

The intern will work on projects related to various forthcoming exhibitions. Tasks will involve research (internet and library, possibly off-site), archival work, preparation of bibliography and checklists, the writing of brief descriptions and position papers, and some administrative and organizational work.

Collections Management Internship

The Collections Management department of the Jewish Museum is offering an exciting internship for a college Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student. The intern will conduct data-cleanup, research, and record cataloguing as well as general administrative support related to the Permanent Collection.  

Permissions Intern

Assist the R&R Coordinator in industry-standard permissions processes and rights clearance by researching and obtaining image copyrights for artworks that support a variety of projects and programs at the Jewish Museum.

Visual Resources Intern

The Jewish Museum’s Visual Resource Archive consists of photographic materials depicting permanent collection objects, past exhibition installations, and themes relating to Jewish history and culture.

Membership Intern

Assist the Membership Department staff in all areas related to membership development, fund raising and member services and benefits.

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


For more information, please contact:

Volunteer Coordinator


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.