Edith Halpert Internship - Curatorial Affairs

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. Under supervision, the intern would assist with exhibition research and daily museum business, including drafting correspondence and other administrative duties. 

This exhibition will be the first to explore the life and legacy of Edith Gregor Halpert (1900-1970), the influential American art dealer and founder of the Downtown Gallery. A pioneer in the field, and the first significant female gallerist in the United States, Halpert championed living American artists – including Stuart Davis, Jacob Lawrence, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, and Georgia O’Keeffe – at a time when the European avant-garde still held the world in thrall. She also created the market for American folk art and rediscovered work by great nineteenth-century American artists, including Edward Hicks, William Harnett, and Raphaelle Peale. Edith Halpert was a passionate advocate for American art and living artists for over forty years, and her remarkable career paved the way for the next generation of women leaders in the art world.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Assistant Curator
Date posted: August 7, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time/ TBD


Other duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Compiling and updating checklists, determining where information is missing or incorrect; communicating with the registrars and/or design teams
  • Producing loan requests and incoming agreements, checking the status, drafting appeals
  • Creating presentations for other departments
  • Writing and editing text for exhibition descriptions and labels
  • Maintaining opening preview lists
  • Other duties as assigned


  • B.A. and M.A. candidates in Art History, as well as M.A. Candidates in Arts Administration and Museum Studies preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are a must.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: (212)423-3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.