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.

Development Associate

The Jewish Museum seeks an energetic, organized, and detail-oriented individual to provide essential support to the Department of Major Gifts, assisting in all aspects of the fundraising journey.

Public Programs Coordinator

The Public Programs Coordinator reports to the Associate Director, Public Programs in the Education Department and assists with the planning and implementation of creative, dynamic, and engaging programs for adult audiences.

Editorial Director

The Editorial Director oversees and manages all aspects of The Jewish Museum’s editorial and publishing activities relating to collections and exhibitions including interpretive materials and scholarly catalogues.

Director of Design

The Director of Design heads the in-house Creative Services team, which fulfills the design needs across the Museum, including print, digital, environmental, motion graphics, and art direction.

Security Guard

The Museum’s Security Guards play a vital role in maintaining the security and safety of the Museum premises, assets, visitors, and staff, while also serving as ambassadors with the Museum’s visitors and guests. 

Curatorial Assistant

The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic part-time Curatorial Assistant who will assist on exhibition development, object research, and general departmental support as needed for the curatorial division

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.

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.


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:

The application cycle for our summer internships has closed, and all positions have been filled. Our academic year internships will be posted in the coming weeks, so please check this page again soon. If you have questions, email:

Volunteer Program

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

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