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 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.

Major Gifts Officer

This exciting, newly-created position for a Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for managing and cultivating all major donors ($1,000-$9,999). S/he will also be launching and stewarding a new patron donor group - the Jewish Museum’s first Contemporary Circle for contemporary art lovers.

Digital Marketing Manager

We seek a talented, strategic, creative and outgoing Digital Marketing Manager to oversee all electronic communications and social media.  The Digital Marketing Manager will be primarily responsible for digital marketing and outreach efforts via the Museum’s website, e-news, social media, and online content development including the blog. 

Special Assistant to the Director

The Jewish Museum seeks a creative and articulate professional to provide essential administrative support and project coordination for the Office of the Museum Director. The position requires exceptional organizational skills and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

CRM Manager

The Museum seeks a talented CRM Systems Manager who is passionate about data integrity and committed to process, training and customer service. The position involves collaborative efforts across the Museum and will anchor strategic efforts to know our constituents better and develop insights to help drive new constituent acquisition. 

Controller

Department Head responsible for organizing and directing Finance Department, regarding both day-to-day activities and long-term planning.  Must have proven track record working with Windows-based GL system (preferably Great Plains) and related budget modules in not-for-profit organization.

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 2015 Internships

2015 Term: June-August

June 15 – August 7, 2015

Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

Institutional Giving Intern Summer 2015

The Institutional Giving Department is looking for a summer intern to join the team and assist in fundraising for one or a few of our major funding priorities. It is our hope to have our intern take on one or two major projects like these and see them to completion over the course of 10 weeks.

Public Programs Intern Summer 2015

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.

Permissions Intern Summer 2015

Assist the R&R Coordinator in industry-standard permissions processes and rights clearance work related to all aspects of the Museum's operations.

Education Intern Summer 2015

The Education Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in education and the arts.

Curatorial Intern for Arts Administration Summer 2015

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. 

Membership Intern Summer 2015

Assisting the Membership Department staff, this is an excellent opportunity to observe the inner workings of a non-profit organization, as well as to gain experience working within a museum, and to learn non-profit membership department and development practices.

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.