Judaica Intern - 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. The Judaica intern will be assigned to assist the Henry J. Leir Curator with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and collection-related matters. The intern will help with the implementation of a new collection display, as well as contemporary Judaica commissions of textile, graphic, and ceramic works. 

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Henry J. Leir Curator
Date posted: July 6, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week / TBD


  • The intern will research specific topics in art, share their research, organize visual material, and perform general administration tasks such as (but not limited to) maintaining checklists and budget logs, mailing and invitation lists, general paperwork, and presentation materials.  The intern may be asked to research at off-site, public facilities in New York City, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art library (Thomas Watson Library) the library at MOMA, the New York Public Library, etc.  Other tasks will be assigned as the need arises.
  • Other duties and responsibilities include typing, photocopying, digitization, filing, sorting mail, etc.


  • 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.