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

The Jewish Museum seeks a Visitor Experience Assistant to provide visitors with a positive and welcoming first impression to the Jewish Museum by greeting and assisting museum visitors in an efficient, friendly, positive, and proactive manner.

Must be available to work on Tuesdays 10:15 am-5:45 pm, Thursdays 10:15 am-8 pm, & Sundays  12:00 pm-4:00 pm. 

Building Mechanic (Local 241)

The Jewish Museum seeks a Building Mechanic reporting to the Senior Director, Operations.

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.

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.

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.

Spring 2017 Internships

Spring internship period: January 3 – May 31, 2017
Deadline to apply: December 9, 2016

Curatorial Intern

Curatorial Internship focused on contemporary art, with an emphasis on an upcoming exhibition related to Walter Benjamin’s The Arcades Project. 

Marketing Intern

The Marketing Department at the Jewish Museum seeks a motivated intern interested in the audience-focused aspects of art museums.  The Marketing Intern will gain hands-on experience and support audience development goals by working on a variety of projects offering exposure to the major practice areas of the department, including strategy development, content development, advertising placement and analysis, and grassroots outreach.

Visitor Research Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks an intern with advanced course work in statistics or prior experience in data analysis. The focus of the internship is to review the findings of historical onsite visitor intercept surveys to reveal more detailed and actionable findings to bolster understanding of the Museum’s current audiences. 

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.

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 and cultural communications. The Public Relations Intern will assist the Communications Department with press outreach for upcoming art and culture exhibitions. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience with media relations for a major cultural institution.

Development Intern

The Development 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.

Digital and 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, and social media.

Education Intern

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.   Additionally, the intern will help with administrative responsibilities in the department. The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Public Programs Intern

The Public Programs 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. S/he will work directly with the Manager of Public Programs and Assistant Manager of Adult Programs staffing these events and help with ongoing research both for future events, as well as in the growing areas of outreach to University audiences and Adult Studio Workshops.

Shop Social Media Intern

The Shop is looking for a qualified candidate interested in assisting us with retail marketing and branding through social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. 

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.