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.

Major Gifts Officer

In this newly created role, the Jewish Museum seeks an entrepreneurial Major Gifts Officer to lead and expand its Museum Council, which is comprised of Museum donors at the $10,000 - $100,000 level. The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for raising $1.25 million annually.

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. 

Senior Publicist

The Jewish Museum seeks a talented, strategic, and enthusiastic publicist with experience in media relations to join our Communications team during an exciting period of change and growth. Working closely with Curatorial, Education, Marketing, and Digital departments, the Senior Publicist is responsible for planning and executing promotional campaigns for exhibitions, programs, and institutional initiatives, with an emphasis on programming related to contemporary art.

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.

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.

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 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

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.

Summer 2016 Internships

The application window for summer 2016 internships is now closed. Fall 2016 internship opportunities will be posted no later than July 2016.

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.