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.

Editorial Associate

The Editorial Associate is responsible for generating, adapting, and coordinating editorial content for the Museum’s print and digital promotional platforms to support audience development goals.

Associate Director of Institutional Giving

The Museum seeks a creative, articulate, organized, and passionate development professional to raise restricted gifts through the identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

Assistant Cataloguer

The Jewish Museum is seeking a part time Assistant Cataloguer for a 1-year funded position.

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. 

Visitor Experience Coordinator

The Visitor Experience Coordinator is a new and expanded role at the Jewish Museum. This individual will oversee aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Visitor Experience department with the goal of providing a high quality visitor experience and exceptional customer service to all audiences.

Public Programs Coordinator

The Public Programs Coordinator works with the Manager of Public Programs on the planning and implementation of creative, dynamic, and engaging programs for adult audiences.

Assistant Curator

Blending the responsibility to generate independent curatorial projects and support others in planning, researching, and executing exhibitions currently in the pipeline, the Assistant Curator plays an integral role on a team comprised of professional colleagues with diverse fields of expertise.

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.

2018 Fall Internships

Fall Term: September – December 2018
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Curatorial Intern - Contemporary Art

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.

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.

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.

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.

Membership Intern

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

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.

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

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.  The Education intern will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas in the department—school, family, teen, and access programs.

Volunteer Program

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

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.

Docent Training Program

The Docent Training Program is a year-long experience in which participants learn how to conduct 45-minute gallery tours of the Jewish Museum's exhibitions.