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 is an art museum rooted in Jewish culture that serves people of all religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. As an identity-based institution representing a historically marginalized people, the Museum plays an important role among cultural institutions to fight against all forms of bigotry and discrimination and to promote understanding among wide audiences. The Jewish Museum invites applicants of all backgrounds to consider joining the Museum in its work.

The Jewish Museum is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and to promoting a positive work culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice, and ensures fairness. Integrity, collegiality, and excellence are central to the Museum’s values. These values, along with an institution-wide commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion (DEAI), are embedded in the Museum’s strategic plan and will be the focus of a comprehensive DEAI action plan.

Associate Registrar

The Jewish Museum is seeking a full-time Associate Registrar for a twenty month fixed term position.

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

The COO/CFO will report to the Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director and will serve as one of two senior members (in tandem with the Senior Deputy Director and Chief Curator) on the Leadership Team. This role has supervisory responsibly for the Museum’s Finance, IT, Human Resources, and Building Operations and Security functions.


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

ASL Programs Per Diem Educator

The ASL Programs Per Diem Educator works within Access Programs to facilitate interactive inquiry-based and lecture-based tours in American Sign Language for the Education Department in a freelance capacity.

Human Resources Associate

The Jewish Museum is looking for a bright, energetic go-getter to join its Human Resources team.  The person filling this role will gain experience in a broad range of HR functions, with a focus on payroll , benefits, talent recruitment, and staff initiatives. 


The Jewish Museum is seeking a Cataloguer for a 4 day/week, fixed-term, eighteen-month position.

Assistant/Associate Exhibitions Manager

The Museum is in the process of redesigning its 3rd floor Collections galleries and renovating its 4th floor education space. To assist with this process, we are seeking an Assistant/Associate Exhibitions Manager to serve as a project manager for special exhibitions, installations, and traveling exhibitions


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.

We are currently offering paid hybrid internships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our 2024 Summer Internship Program.

How to Apply:

Please review the application instructions in the internship posting that you are applying for, and email your resume, cover letter, completed internship application form, and any other required materials to:

You will receive an automatic reply acknowledging receipt of your application materials. A staff member will contact you directly if we decide to schedule an interview.

Application deadline: February 23, 2024

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.