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 Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum. Photo by Sarah Wass Photo.

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.

Development Officer, Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced grants manager and persuasive writer to play a key role securing exhibition support from foundations and individuals, corporations, and government agencies.

Junior Graphic Designer

The 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.

Assistant to the Deputy Director of Development

The Jewish Museum seeks a detailed-oriented, proactive individual to provide essential administrative support and project coordination for the Deputy Director of Development, who oversees fundraising for the institution, including Major Gifts, Institutional Giving, Special Events, Membership, and Research.

Development Assistant, Institutional Giving

The Jewish Museum seeks an energetic, organized, and detail-oriented individual to provide essential support to the Department of Institutional Giving, which raises funds from foundations, corporations, and government agencies for Museum exhibitions, programs, and special projects.

ASL Programs Coordinator, Part Time

The Education Department at the Jewish Museum seeks a coordinator to assist with the development and implementation of programs in American Sign Language (ASL).

Curator/Associate Curator of Judaica

The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic scholar and curator to oversee its renowned Judaica collection.

Part-Time Sales Associate

The Sales Associate is an ambassador of the Jewish Museum who provides guests with a positive museum and shopping experience. 

Visitor Experience Assistant (Part-Time)

Visitor Experience Assistants provide visitors with a positive and welcoming experience at the Jewish Museum through courteous, proactive, and efficient sales and customer service.

Development Officer, Education

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced grants manager, persuasive writer, and collaborative team member to play a key role in securing education program and project support from foundations, corporations, individuals, and government agencies.

Exhibitions Manager

The Museum seeks a resourceful, collaborative, and highly organized Exhibitions Manager to support the planning and implementation of its temporary and collection-based exhibitions. 

Internships

Summer 2018 interns at the Met Cloisters

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.

Spring 2019 Internships

Spring Term: January - May 2019
Application Deadline: November 23, 2018

Digital & Social Media Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks a motivated intern with a passion for art and technology to join the Jewish Museum’s Digital team. While developing their knowledge of digital strategy within a museum environment, the intern will support the Digital department in activities related to the website, email, and social media.

Public Programs Intern

The Public Programs Intern will assist with planning and implementation of public and academic programs for adult audiences.  Programs relate to current exhibitions as well as the collection and follow a variety of formats including lectures, gallery talks, concerts and film screenings.

Curatorial 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.

Marketing Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks an attentive individual with a passion for New York creative culture to assist the Marketing Department advance its attendance and brand awareness goals.

Membership Intern

Gain firsthand professional experience in a membership and development office, and learn about the inner workings of a museum.

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.

Education Intern – School, Family,  and Access Programs

The Education Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in education and the arts.

Development Intern

The Development Department is seeking a high-energy, detail-oriented intern with a keen interest in fundraising and research.

Television & Beyond Curatorial Intern

The intern will assist with projects that relate to film and television projects at The Jewish Museum, including TELEVISION AND BEYOND, which presents a rotating selection of television clips.

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.

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.