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.

Marketing Editorial Manager

The Marketing Editorial Manager is the voice of the Jewish Museum brand. This role requires creativity and strategy to craft and execute messaging that reflect both historic Jewish identity and contemporary culture. The Manager will generate marketing, advertising and promotional collateral, digital communications and related projects. Core deliverables include exhibition titles, taglines, advertising and promotion, Member communications, website content, email marketing, social media, and assistance with Development and institutional communications needs.

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.

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. 

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.

Spring 2016 internships

Spring 2016 Term: January – May
​Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis

Design Intern

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

Public Relations Intern for Isaac Mizrahi Exhibition

The Marketing and Communications Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about fashion and cultural communications.

Membership Intern

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

Collections Management & Registration Intern

The Program Administration department of the Jewish Museum is seeking a Collections Management & Registration Intern to assist with a variety of projects related to the documentation of the museum’s permanent collection as well as temporary exhibition planning and preparation.

Permissions Intern - Rights and Reproductions / Program Administration

The Permissions Intern will assist the Rights and Reproductions 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. 

Summer 2016 internships

Summer 2016 Term: June – August
Application Deadline: March 11, 2016

Membership Intern

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

Education Intern – School, Family, and Access Programs

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

Digital Marketing Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks a motivated intern with a passion for art and technology to join the newly formed digital team of the Jewish Museum.

Curatorial Intern

The Museum seeks an intern, who is willing to assist an Assistant Curator with an upcoming exhibition about the French architect and furniture designer Pierre Chareau.

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.