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.

Development Officer for Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced development officer knowledgeable in grant writing and prospect management to play a key role in cultivating, stewarding, and securing new and renewed exhibition support from foundations, individuals, corporations, and government agencies.

Porter

The Porter is responsible for physical maintenance of the office areas, staff kitchens, public and staff restrooms, galleries and public areas.

Desktop Support Specialist

The Desktop Support Specialist will play a key role in the Museum’s IT Department. You will provide maintenance of the computer desktop environment by analyzing requirements, resolving problems, installing hardware and software solutions, and supporting the internal IT Helpdesk. 

Junior Graphic Designer

The Junior Graphic Designer will create engaging materials and support the Museum’s overall graphic design project needs in support of the exhibitions, public programs, and institutional communications.

Digital Marketing Manager

The Digital Marketing Manager supports digital marketing activities, including targeted email communications, digital advertising, and strategic audience data capture to drive online engagement and on-site visitation.

Marketing & Production Coordinator

The Marketing Coordinator plays a key role in supporting all department functions by spearheading project management, trafficking, and budget tracking. The Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Marketing and also supports the Consulting Creative Director by overseeing project workflow within the studio. 

Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator

The Chief Curator provides leadership for the intellectual content of the Museum’s wide-ranging exhibitions and collections. In partnership with the Museum’s Director, the Chief Curator guides the conceptual development of the Museum’s exhibitions by nurturing a creative and interdisciplinary environment, in which curatorial staff are encouraged to conceive ideas for exhibitions and supported in turning ideas into solid proposals.

Internships

Summer 2017 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
  • 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 2018 Internships

Spring Term: January – May 2018
Applications due: October 31, 2017

Curatorial Intern (Collection)

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment.

Curatorial Intern (Chaimowicz)

The Curatorial Intern will provide research and administrative support for contemporary exhibitions to open spring 2018 through fall 2019.  Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Your Place or Mine.. is a major career survey of the influential, London-based, contemporary artist who works across painting, sculpture, textile, and furniture design.

Communications 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 for a major art museum in NYC.

Public Programs Intern

The Public Programs Intern will assist with planning and implementation of public and academic programs for adult audiences.  Programs relate to current exhibitions as well as the collection and follow a variety of formats including lectures, gallery talks, concerts and film screenings.

Marketing Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks a creative, motivated, and attentive individual to assist the Marketing Department while developing his or her understanding of marketing strategies and activities in a professional museum environment.

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 & 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 Digital department in activities related to the website, blog, email, and social media.

Development Intern

The Development 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.

Curatorial Intern (Modern & Contemporary Art)

Curatorial internship focused on modern and contemporary art.

Curatorial Intern (American Art)

The Curatorial Intern (American Art) will assist with research and administrative duties for an upcoming exhibition on American modern art and folk art.

Curatorial Intern (Arts Administration)

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.

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

Visitor Experience Volunteers

We are looking for an energetic personality to welcome visitors to the Museum and scan visitor tickets as they pass through the admission process.