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.

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.

Outreach and Promotion Coordinator

The Outreach and Promotion Coordinator will be primarily responsible for planning and coordinating the direct mail schedule (invitations, newsletters, brochures and post-cards); the e-news program; and targeted outreach efforts including audience cultivation partnerships, direct one-on-one solicitation and guerilla marketing programs. 

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. He/she also acts as liaison to other museums, cultural institutions, and community partners with whom the Museum collaborates and/or cross-promotes programs. 

Director of Major Gifts

The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic, articulate, well-organized, and seasoned development professional to raise unrestricted and restricted gifts through the identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of high net worth families and individuals to expand and maximize giving across the institution through annual appeals and endowments.

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.

Fall 2015 Internships

Fall 2015 Term: September - December
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis

Digital Marketing Intern

We are looking for a motivated individual who would like to join the marketing team of the Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of marketing strategy and implementation in a professional museum environment.

Curatorial Intern

The intern will work on projects related to various forthcoming exhibitions. Tasks will involve research (internet and library, possibly off-site), archival work, preparation of bibliography and checklists, the writing of brief descriptions and position papers, and some administrative and organizational work.

Collections Management Internship

The Collections Management department of the Jewish Museum is offering an exciting internship for a college Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student. The intern will conduct data-cleanup, research, and record cataloguing as well as general administrative support related to the Permanent Collection.  

Permissions Intern

Assist the R&R 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.

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.

Public Programs Intern

Intern will assist with planning and implementation of weekly public programs for adult audiences.  

Visual Resources Intern

The Jewish Museum’s Visual Resource Archive consists of photographic materials depicting permanent collection objects, past exhibition installations, and themes relating to Jewish history and culture.

Membership Intern

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

Curatorial 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.

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.

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.