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 Scenes from the Collection. Photo by Sarah Wass.

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.

Deputy Director, Finance and Administration

The Jewish Museum seeks a Deputy Director, Finance and Administration (DDFA) to serve as the organization’s chief financial officer and to oversee a number of administrative functions, including Finance, IT, Building Operations, Security and Human Resources. The DDFA will be a trusted advisor to the Museum Director, the senior leadership team, and the Board of Trustees, and will unite multiple constituencies, ensuring accountability for a healthy, sustainable operating environment. 

Development Associate,  Major Gifts

Reporting to the Senior Director of Individual Giving, the Development Associate’s role will be three-fold: They will be a frontline fundraiser responsible for managing the Young Patrons Program; They will execute all administrative tasks related to the Contemporary Circle, a donor group dedicated to the vibrancy of the Museum’s contemporary exhibitions; And they will conduct regular cultivation and stewardship meetings with Patron members to help determine giving potential and opportunities for engagement.

Graphic Designer/Junior Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer/Junior Graphic Designer will create engaging materials and support the Museum’s overall visual identity in support of exhibitions, programs, fundraising, onsite signage, and multi-channel advertising campaigns.

Special Events Associate

The Special Events Associate will provide essential administrative and logistical support for all fundraising and other events produced by the Special Events Department, including the Purim Ball, Art and Design Tour, exhibition openings, New York Jewish Film Festival Opening, and donor receptions and dinners.

Curator of Jewish Culture/Judaica

The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic scholar and curator to oversee its renowned collection and to create timely and original exhibitions and programs that explore the Jewish experience through culture and art. 

Internships

Summer 2019 interns at The Frick Collection

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 Coordinator
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 2019 Internships

Fall Term: September - December 2019

Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis.

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.

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, and would like hands-on experience creating graphics for a non-profit art and culture museum

Curatorial Affairs Intern

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

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.

Collections Management Intern

The Collections Management department of the Jewish Museum is offering an internship for a college student to conduct data-cleanup, research, and record cataloguing as well as general administrative support related to the museum’s collection.  

Volunteer Program

Volunteers play an integral role at the Jewish Museum, providing support to many aspects of Museum operations.

There are no volunteer positions at this time, but please check back for future opportunities.

The Jewish Museum offers the volunteer positions listed on this page and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Time commitments vary depending on the position.

How to Apply:

Please email the following completed Volunteer form (PDF) and resume to:

Kindly specify which volunteer position you are applying for in the subject header of your email. All completed materials are required in order to be considered for a volunteer position. Please be aware that we do not notify applicants of receiving these materials. Due to the volume of volunteer applications, we are unable to provide informational interviews. A staff member will contact you directly if we decide to schedule an interview.