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.

Special Events Associate

The Special Events Associate will provide essential administrative and logistical support for all fundraising and other events produced by the Special Events Department, including the Purim Ball, Art and Design Tour, New York Jewish Film Festival Opening, exhibition openings, and donor receptions and dinners. The Associate will also assist with other internal events across Museum departments, as required.

Performer

The Jewish Museum is seeking a performer to interact with museum visitors to realize the artwork Be Quiet by James Lee Byars for the exhibition Take Me (I’m Yours).

Human Resources Associate

The Human Resources Associate provides administrative support to the Human Resources Department in the areas of staff recruitment, payroll, benefits administration, database management, and office administration. This position requires strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and excellent communication skills.

Assistant Cataloguer

The Jewish Museum is seeking an Assistant Cataloguer for a one-year position for a special collection project.  Under the supervision of the Collections Manager and part of the larger project team, the Assistant Cataloguer will work directly with objects in the collection to help assess their location, condition, and status for inclusion in a new exhibition.

Senior Research Coordinator

The Senior Research Coordinator 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. 

Director of Institutional Giving

The Jewish Museum seeks a creative, articulate, organized, and passionate development professional to raise restricted gifts through the identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

Publicist

The Jewish Museum is the only art museum in the world that focuses on the dynamic interplay between artistic practice and an unparalleled collection of objects reflecting global Jewish identity and tradition. Widely admired for its exhibitions and education programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, the Jewish Museum is the preeminent U.S. institution exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary.

Membership Assistant

The Membership Assistant will assist the Director of Membership in maintaining efficient operation of the Membership Department. Flexibility, initiative, accuracy and motivation are required to handle a diverse range of responsibilities, including data entry and data base maintenance, report and record management, correspondence, internet and email projects, customer service, event support, and general clerical assistance.  

Assistant Manager of Gallery Programs

The Assistant Manager of Gallery Programs develops, oversees, and teaches programs across multiple areas within the Education Department for adult visitors and elementary, middle, and high school students with a special focus on programs for visitors with disabilities.

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 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 2016 Internships

Fall 2016 Term: September - December
Application deadline: Extended to Friday, August 26

Marketing Intern

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

Marketing Editorial Intern

We are looking for a creative, motivated, and attentive individual to assist the Marketing Department of the Jewish Museum and develop his or her knowledge of editorial and outreach marketing strategies in a professional museum environment. 

Major Gifts Intern

The Major Gifts 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.

Public Relations Intern

The Communications Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about art, design, and cultural communications. The Public Relations Intern will assist the Communications Department with press outreach for upcoming art and design exhibitions.

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.

Development Intern

The Development Department is looking for a fall intern to join the team. The intern will assist with fundraising efforts for a number of major projects, including the Kickstarter campaign for the Take Me (I’m Yours) exhibition and will provide crucial support in other areas of fundraising and government research. 

New York Jewish Film Festival Intern

The Jewish Museum is seeking a part-time intern to assist with preparations for the New York Jewish Film Festival’s 26th edition in January 2017 and research and other tasks 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.

Curatorial Affairs - Arts Administration Intern

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.

Curatorial Affairs - Fine Arts Intern

We are looking for motivated individuals 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 an intern who will assist the Chief Curator with upcoming exhibitions related to art and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Digital Marketing 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.

Public Programs Intern

Intern will assist with planning and implementation of weekly public programs for adult audiences.  Programs relate to current temporary exhibitions at the Museum and follow a variety of formats including lectures, gallery talks, concerts and film screenings.

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.