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. 

Department: Operations
Reports to: Associate Director, Security
Date posted: May 30, 2024
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Part-time; 5 days/week, Thursday - Monday; less than 40 hours with occasional mandatory OT

Responsibilities:

  • Reports in full uniform to daily security briefing, ready to take assigned post
  • Patrols assigned post noting and reporting all unusual situations related to security and fire safety
  • Interacts with museum visitors and staff in a courteous and helpful manner
  • Conducts daily safety and security survey of assigned post
  • Operates and monitors computer based CCTV and security alarm systems
  • Follows direction and performs all duties related to physical security and fire safety, including assisting during emergency situations that may affect staff, visitors or the museum collections, while maintaining a composed demeanor.
  • Fills-in as Control Room Operator when necessary
  • Takes appropriate action to correct safety and security conditions
  • Responds to medical situations and takes appropriate action
  • Reports for emergency duty when necessary
  • May be required to assist with snow and ice removal from the museum sidewalks and property
  • May be required to perform custodial duties when needed

Requirements:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid Unique Security Registration Number with the N.Y.S. Department of State, Division of Licensing Services
  • Ability to obtain a New York City Fire Department , “Fire Guard, Certificate of Fitness”
  • Ability to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and overtime
  • Ability to deal with the public and respond to emergency situations
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time both indoors and outdoors
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience operating computer based CCTV and security alarm systems, a plus

Salary: $22.22/hour

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

This is a unionized position with covered employees represented by Local 241, TWU, AFL-CIO.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. In addition to participating in departmental activities, the Curatorial Assistant will liaise with guest curators, artists, designers, scholars, collectors, and curatorial colleagues within and beyond the Museum. This entry-level position is a great opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of curation in its many forms and to be part of a lively team reflecting a wide range of interests and areas of expertise.

Department: Curatorial
Reports to: Senior Curator
Date posted: May 22, 2024
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Part-time; 21 hours a week; Fixed Term Position from September 2024-September 2027

Responsibilities:

  • Play an essential role in exhibition support, from the scholarly to the logistical, including scheduling meetings, processing image requests, liaising with outside specialists and partners, identifying, and securing objects for loan, and assisting in the workflow as needed.
  • Actively participate in implementation of the Museum’s DEAI Action Plan as it relates to the research, scholarship and exhibition support that is integral to the position.
  • Serve as departmental coordinator for all permanent collection labels, working closely with Editorial on editing, proofing and – when appropriate – writing such labels for the galleries.
  • Contribute text for press releases, catalogues, brochures, and exhibition fundraising, including text panels, essays, and catalogue entries.
  • Provide support on all major acquisitions – fine arts as well as ceremonial objects — including assembling documentation, drafting synopses and narratives about the selected works of art, and assisting on meeting preparation.
  • Work with staff in education, digital media, marketing, visitor services, operations, communications, and development to ensure smooth workflow and deadline coordination for projects in development.
  • Participate in all departmental activities and brainstorming retreats for exhibitions and acquisitions and travel as necessary for professional development.
  • Perform administrative functions in connection with daily museum and departmental business. Participate in the work of museum committees as assigned.
  • Collaborate with peers in cross-departmental dialogue and idea development.
  • Travel as time and budget allow for conferences, symposia, and professional development purposes.

Requirements:

  • M.A. degree in Art History or Curatorial Studies
  • Excellent written and editorial skills
  • 1-2 years museum experience; curatorial experience preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in Jewish history and culture
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Computer and digital media literacy; working knowledge of TMS a plus.

Salary: $43,500.00

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

This is a unionized position with covered employees represented by Local 2110, UAW, AFL-CIO.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

Department: Finance and Administration
Reports to: Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director
Date posted: January 25, 2024
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time; 35 hours/week

Responsibilities:

Financial Oversight

  • Oversee short- and long-term strategic financial planning, ensuring the long-term stability of the institution and alignment with the Director’s vision.
  • Supervise all audit and accounting functions, including oversight of the external audit and preparation of the Museum’s Form 990.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance and the highest ethical standards.
  • Lead the annual operating budget process.
  • Serve as the key staff liaison to the Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees of the Board.
  • Oversee organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Oversee the Museum’s treasury operation.
  • Develop effective reporting and analytic tools to keep the staff and Board apprised of the Museum’s financial status.
  • Provide tactical recommendations that further the Museum’s mission and strategic direction.
  • Stay abreast of new regulations and trends, ensuring best practices in non-profit philanthropic financial management.

Administrative Oversight

  • As part of the Senior Leadership Team, drive strategic and tactical planning efforts that strengthen the Museum’s infrastructure and sustainability.
  • Help prepare for and execute major capital projects, renovations, and building repairs.
  • With the Senior Director of Operations and Director of Security, ensure the functional integrity and security of the Museum, including oversight of its security systems, building maintenance, and mechanical plans.
  • With the Chief Information Officer, optimize technology across the Museum to increase organizational efficiency, improve information accessibility, and ensure data security.
  • With the Director, Human Resources, oversee human resources management, including recruiting and retention, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and training and development.
  • Report to the Board of Trustees, government agencies, and other external stakeholders on areas of operational significance.

Leadership and Relationship Management

  • Lead, mentor, empower, delegate to, and evaluate the performance of a diverse team of professional and technical staff, listening to their ideas, understanding their strengths, and encouraging each individual’s professional growth.
  • Promote a culture of respect that rewards collaboration, learning, accountability, and initiative.

Requirements:

  • A commitment to, and intellectual curiosity about, the mission of the Jewish Museum—to illuminate the complexity and vibrancy of Jewish culture for a global audience.
  • Sophisticated financial acumen, at both a comprehensive and granular level, with a proven ability to deliver measurable outcomes.
  • An ability to build and refine systems and processes that enable efficient budgeting, financial controls and quality, and timely reporting.
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills as well as knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for non-profits and philanthropic financial management.
  • Knowledge of non-profit governance including experience interfacing with governing boards and a deep understanding of mission-driven organizations.
  • A track record of strong leadership and collaborative management skills that have influenced business culture.
  • The initiative needed to take on new projects and to strive for continual improvement.
  • Unquestioned integrity, ethics, and values.
  • Creativity and the ability to think conceptually and analytically.
  • A sense of humor and a sense of joy in one's work, as well as a calm yet authoritative demeanor.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least ten years of financial and administrative management experience with at least five of those years being at a senior managerial level. The estimated salary for this role is in the $225,000 - $325,000 range.

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 ideal candidate is someone who is experienced discussing and presenting art to adult audiences and who possesses a strong background in art history, studio art, and/or museum teaching. Availability to teach both Sunday and weekday programs is preferred. This position has the potential to work with family groups and other audiences, based on interest.

Department: Education
Reports to: Associate Director, School Programs & Outreach
Date posted: August 28, 2023
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: On-Call, As Needed

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead gallery tours and virtual tours for adult groups in American Sign Language.
  • Participate in training sessions, lectures, and walkthroughs in conjunction with temporary and collection exhibitions

Requirements:

  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Fields of study include Fine Art, Art History, Museum Education, Art Education, or Museum Studies, or equivalent experience
  • Previous teaching experience in a museum setting preferred
  • A flexible schedule, with both Sunday and weekday evening availability preferred

Salary, based off type of meeting/program:

Meeting/Training/Prep: $45/hour; Tours and Workshops: $260/program

 

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

This is a unionized position with covered employees represented by Local 2110, UAW, AFL-CIO.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Design Intern

The Creative Services Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent remote internship opportunity for an individual who is interested in communication design, and would like hands-on experience designing creative materials for a non-profit art and culture museum.

As an intern in the department you may be asked to assist on a variety of projects that include print design, print production, website, motion graphics, and more. The intern will also be invited to attend department meetings.

Department: Creative Services
Reports to: Creative Director
Date posted: May 19, 2020
FLSA Status: Unpaid
Schedule: Two to three days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Creative Services Department with the design of print and digital assets
  • Prepare design files for production
  • Assist in defining brand guidelines and iterating visual system

Requirements:

  • B.F.A. candidate in Graphic Design or Communication Design
  • Experience and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop); Experience in After Effects, Sketch, and Figma a plus
  • Interest in branding, strong typography skills 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels
  • A good sense of humor

To apply send resume, cover letter, internship application, and portfolio to: 

Human Resources Associate
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

646.358.3040

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. The intern will assist the Communications Department with a variety of tasks including media monitoring and clipping, press list building, and press outreach for exhibitions and public programs that explore the intersection of art and Jewish culture, as well as other projects as assigned.  It is essential that applicants have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and are detail-oriented.

The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Communications
Reports to: Senior Coordinator of Communications
Date posted: January 30, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 3 - 5 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Media research related to the exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything and other summer and fall 2019 exhibitions and programs at the Jewish Museum, including compiling media contact information to expand the press mailing list.
  • Assist with tracking and reporting of media outreach/coverage.
  • Staff film shoots for television and other video coverage of exhibitions.
  • Draft pitches and strategy documents for public and family programs.
  • The opportunity to write press releases or blog posts for the Museum’s Medium platform.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A. candidate with preference given to those with majors or concentrations in Communications or Public Relations, Marketing, or Art History.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels.
  • Outstanding abilities with regard to written and verbal communications, editing, and proofreading.
  • Strong computer skills with experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.). Photoshop helpful but not required.
  • Interest in art and Jewish culture preferred.

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Intern Application To:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. Working closely with the Advertising & Outreach Coordinator, this internship is a terrific opportunity to assist with each stage of exhibition and program marketing, from paid advertising campaign strategy and delivery, to unpaid audience growth tactics.

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Advertising & Outreach Coordinator
Date posted: October 18, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 14 – 21 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Artist Research
  • Identifying cross-promotional opportunities through research of current cultural events in New York, including exhibitions, museum public programs, concerts, and academic events
  • Audience data collection and basic analysis
  • Light event calendar data entry

Requirements:

  • Current Bachelors or Masters student of Art History, Marketing, Business, Jewish Studies, or other related studies
  • Superb research and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel  

Please submit resume, cover letter and internship application to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Membership Intern

Gain firsthand professional experience in a membership and development office, and learn about the inner workings of a museum. Assist membership staff with important customer service tasks, in person, over the phone, and via email. Work on special projects in support of overarching membership strategy. Perform data entry as needed. Gain experience in marketing strategy, customer service, database and ticketing platforms, and other software.

Department: Membership
Reports to: Director of Membership
Date posted: October 18, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Schedule is flexible: three days or 21hrs per week

Responsibilities:

  • Assist membership staff with customer service tasks in person at the Museum, over the phone, or via email
  • Perform data entry as needed and pertaining to membership and transaction information
  • Provide general administrative support to the membership department as needed
  • Work on special projects in support of the membership marketing strategy, including competitive analysis research and updating membership manuals

Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, and computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and interact with members and staff at all levels
  • Be a detail-oriented, creative, thoughtful, energetic team player and self-starter with a good sense of humor and a strong desire to succeed
  • Willingness to work in office and at events, including evenings, weekends, and some National holidays
  • Previous customer service experience a plus
  • Interest in museums, cultural institutions, or nonprofits preferred
  • B.A./B.S. or M.A. candidate, or recent graduate

Please submit resume, cover letter and internship application to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Development Intern

The Development Department is seeking a high-energy, detail-oriented intern with a keen interest in fundraising and research. This internship is an excellent opportunity for a college or graduate student to gain first-hand professional experience in a museum, with introductions to membership, major gifts, and grant writing. The ideal candidate is an individual with a passion for museums and the ability to think creatively in a bustling cultural institution.

Department: Development
Reports to: Deputy Director of Development and Assistant to the Deputy Director of Development
Date posted: October 18, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Flexible; Minimum 10 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Researching museum donors and gift histories, helping us make connections to future institutional fundraising goals  
  • Creating an organized system for disseminating the researched data on an institutional level
  • Occasional miscellaneous projects, as assigned

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude with a creative stride
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Thorough knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Interest in learning about fundraising in a major New York City cultural institution
  • Ability to communicate and work with staff of all levels
  • Passion for museums
  • Ability to respect matters of confidentiality
  • B.A./B.S. or M.A. candidate

Please submit resume, cover letter and internship application to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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. Fall interns will be assigned to assist Curators with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and related special projects.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art
Date posted: August 29, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2 - 3 days / week

Responsibilities:

The intern works directly with the curator on a wide range of upcoming contemporary exhibitions to open 2019-2021. This will include:

  • A solo presentation of an American artist based in New York, their first in the U.S., that will span 25 years of work in sculpture, painting, drawing and video. The exhibition will open Fall 2019. The intern will:
    • communicate with the artist, their studio and galleries, exhibition lenders and team members, and other departments within the museum on all matters related to exhibition development.
    • be responsible for managing the exhibition checklist, images and info, and creating presentations.
    • assist as needed with all details related to the exhibition catalog
    • draft important documents such as loans.
    • conduct and present research for the curator and other team members on the exhibition.
  • A group exhibition about a legendary singer/songwriter to open Spring 2019, that includes substantial audio/visual presentations by contemporary artists, filmmakers, and sound artists. This is a traveling exhibition that requires logistical support. The intern will be responsible for all manner of organizational needs, including correspondence with the artists and their studios, checklist management and presentation creation.
  • Researching and developing future exhibitions; major solo presentations by a contemporary artist and fashion designer. These exhibitions are in their initial phases and the intern will provide critical research support.

Requirements:

  • B.A. and M.A. candidates in Art History, as well as M.A. Candidates in Arts Administration and Museum Studies preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are a must.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop.
  • Fluency in non-digital research tools such as Microfiche.

Send Resume, Cover Letter and Internship Application To:
 

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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. Working closely with the Advertising & Outreach Coordinator, this internship is a terrific opportunity to assist with each stage of exhibition and program marketing, from paid advertising campaign strategy and delivery, to unpaid audience growth tactics.

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Advertising & Outreach Coordinator
Date posted: August 1, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; Schedule TBD

Responsibilities:

  • Artist Research
  • Identifying cross-promotional opportunities through research of current cultural events in New York, including exhibitions, museum public programs, concerts, and academic events
  • Audience data collection and basic analysis
  • Light event calendar data entry

Requirements:

  • Current Bachelors or Masters student of Art History, Marketing, Business, Jewish Studies, or other related studies
  • Superb research and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel  

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: (212) 423-3238

(212) 423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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.

Department: Development
Reports to: Development Associate
Date posted: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; 12 -24 hrs/wk

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and researching new sources of funding;
  • Supporting the execution of donor group mailings (solicitations, renewals, invitations, and acknowledgments);
  • Updating and maintaining the donor database (Salesforce);
  • Assisting in the planning and staffing of special events;
  • Drafting correspondence;
  • Assisting with the organization of office materials and supplies; and
  • Miscellaneous projects, as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication, written, and organizational skills
  • Interest in learning about Major Gifts fundraising
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to periodically work nights and weekends, as necessary
  • Interest in the arts

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Intern Application To:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: (212) 423-3238

(212) 423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Membership Intern

Gain firsthand professional experience in a membership and development office, and learn about the inner workings of a museum. Assist membership staff with important customer service tasks, in person, over the phone, and via email. Work on special projects in support of overarching membership strategy. Perform data entry as needed. Gain experience in marketing strategy, customer service, database and ticketing platforms, and other software.

Department: Membership
Reports to: Director of Membership
Date posted: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Schedule is flexible: three days or 21hrs per week

Responsibilities:

  • Assist membership staff with customer service tasks in person at the Museum, over the phone, or via email
  • Perform data entry as needed and pertaining to membership and transaction information
  • Provide general administrative support to the membership department as needed
  • Work on special projects in support of the membership marketing strategy, including competitive analysis research and updating membership manuals

Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, and computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and interact with members and staff at all levels
  • Be a detail-oriented, creative, thoughtful, energetic team player and self-starter with a good sense of humor and a strong desire to succeed
  • Willingness to work in office and at events, including evenings, weekends, and some National holidays
  • Previous customer service experience a plus
  • Interest in museums, cultural institutions, or nonprofits preferred
  • B.A./B.S. or M.A. candidate, or recent graduate

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: (212) 423-3238

(212) 423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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. The intern will assist the Communications Department with a variety of tasks including media monitoring and clipping, press list building, and press outreach for exhibitions and public programs that explore the intersection of art and Jewish culture, as well as other projects as assigned.  It is essential that applicants have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and are detail-oriented.

The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Communications
Reports to: Senior Coordinator of Communications
Date posted: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 3 - 5 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Media research related to fall 2018 and spring 2019 exhibitions and programs at the Jewish Museum, including compiling media contact information to expand the press mailing list.
  • Assist with tracking and reporting of media outreach/coverage.
  • Staff film shoots for television and other video coverage of exhibitions.
  • Draft pitches and strategy documents for public and family programs.
  • The opportunity to write press releases or blog posts for the Museum’s Medium platform.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A. candidate with preference given to those with majors or concentrations in Communications or Public Relations, Marketing, or Art History.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels.
  • Outstanding abilities with regard to written and verbal communications, editing, and proofreading.
  • Strong computer skills with experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.). Photoshop helpful but not required.
  • Interest in art and Jewish culture preferred.

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
(212) 423-3238

(212) 423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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. Fall interns will be assigned to assist Curators with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and related special projects.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator
Date posted: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

The intern will research specific topics in art, share their research, organize visual material, and perform general administration tasks such as (but not limited to) maintaining checklists and budget logs, mailing and invitation lists, general paperwork, and presentation materials.  Current projects include portraiture in the museum’s collections, and further topics in modern art and the museum's collections.  The intern may be asked to research at off-site, public facilities in New York City, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art library (Thomas Watson Library) the library at MOMA, the New York Public Library, etc.  Other tasks will be assigned as the need arises.

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities (if applicable):

Typing, photocopying, digitization, filing, sorting mail, etc.

Requirements:

B.A. and M.A. candidates in Art History, as well as M.A. Candidates in Arts Administration and Museum Studies preferred

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are a must.

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: (212) 423-3238

(212) 423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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. Additionally, the intern will help with administrative responsibilities in the department.  The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Education
Reports to: Associate Manager of School and Educator Programs
Date posted: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 3 days per week

Responsibilities:

Intern will assist staff with:

  • Family tours and art workshops
  • School tours including prepping art materials, assisting with lessons, and documenting programs
  • Develop, prep and facilitate art projects in the studio
  • Professional development workshops
  • Programs for audiences with special needs
  • Outreach to audiences, such as developing mailing lists
  • Research projects in conjunction with upcoming exhibitions or Museum collection
  • Movies That Matter film program and other teen programs
  • Data entry of program evaluations
  • Other administrative projects as needed

Requirements:

  • Working towards BA (Art History), BFA, (preferred), MA (Art Education, Museum Education), or MFA
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of art history, fine arts, and education
  • Teaching experience and/or experience with children and families preferred
  • Availability on some Sundays preferred

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: (212) 423-3238

(212) 423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. The Communications Intern will assist the Communications Department with a variety of tasks including media monitoring and clipping, press list building, and press outreach for exhibitions and public programs that explore the intersection of art and Jewish culture, as well as other projects as assigned.  It is essential that applicants have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and are detail-oriented.

The intern will work on projects related to these exhibitions:

Scenes from the Collection, the Jewish Museum’s new collection exhibition, which will feature more than 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art.
Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine… ,  the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, which will present his cross-disciplinary work in sculpture, painting, video, collage, installation, and design made over his nearly 50 year career.
The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Communications
Reports to: Senior Coordinator of Communications
Date posted: October 9, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

Media research related to exhibitions and museum programs, including compiling media contact information to expand the press mailing list.
Assist with tracking and reporting of media outreach/coverage.
Staff film shoots for television and other video coverage of exhibitions.
Check-in media who attend press previews for exhibitions.
Draft press releases and strategy documents for public and family programs.

Requirements:

B.A. or M.A. candidate with preference given to those with majors or concentrations in Communications or Public Relations, Marketing, or Art History.
Strong attention to detail.
Creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels.
Outstanding abilities with regard to written and verbal communications, editing, and proofreading.
Strong computer skills with experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.). Photoshop helpful but not required.
Interest in art and Jewish culture preferred.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. The Communications Intern will assist the Communications Department with a variety of tasks including media monitoring and clipping, press list building, and press outreach for exhibitions and public programs that explore the intersection of art and Jewish culture, as well as other projects as assigned.  It is essential that applicants have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and are detail-oriented.

The intern will work on projects related to these exhibitions:

  • Scenes from the Collection, the Jewish Museum’s new collection exhibition, which will feature more than 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art.
  • Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine… ,  the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, which will present his cross-disciplinary work in sculpture, painting, video, collage, installation, and design made over his nearly 50 year career.

The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Communications
Reports to: Senior Coordinator of Communications
Date posted: October 9, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Media research related to exhibitions and museum programs, including compiling media contact information to expand the press mailing list.
  • Assist with tracking and reporting of media outreach/coverage.
  • Staff film shoots for television and other video coverage of exhibitions.
  • Check-in media who attend press previews for exhibitions.
  • Draft press releases and strategy documents for public and family programs.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A. candidate with preference given to those with majors or concentrations in Communications or Public Relations, Marketing, or Art History.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels.
  • Outstanding abilities with regard to written and verbal communications, editing, and proofreading.
  • Strong computer skills with experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.). Photoshop helpful but not required.
  • Interest in art and Jewish culture preferred.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.   Additionally, the intern will help with administrative responsibilities in the department.  The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Education
Reports to: Associate Manager of School and Educator Programs
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

Intern will assist staff with:

  • Family tours, concerts, and art workshops
  • School tours including prepping art materials, assisting with lessons, and documenting programs
  • Develop, prep and facilitate art projects in the studio
  • Professional development workshops
  • Programs for audiences with special needs
  • Outreach to audiences, such as developing mailing lists
  • Research projects in conjunction with upcoming exhibitions or Museum collection
  • Movies That Matter film program and other teen programs
  • Data entry of program evaluations
  • Other administrative projects as needed

Requirements:

  • BA (Art History), BFA, (preferred) or working towards MA (Art Education, Museum Education), MFA
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of art history, fine arts, and education
  • Teaching experience and/or experience with children and families preferred
  • Availability on Sundays preferred

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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, blog, email, and social media.

For the spring 2018 season, the Digital Marketing Intern will support exhibitions including Scenes from the Collection, Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine, and the New York Jewish Film Festival. The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Digital
Reports to: Digital Marketing Associate
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain select areas of thejewishmuseum.org and blog
  • Research and draft content for social media channels
  • Contribute to analytics reports on digital activities
  • Upload and tag digital assets such as photos and videos
  • Support administrative tasks as needed

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A. candidate in Art History, Communications, or related field
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Knowledge of HTML, WordPress and MailChimp a plus
  • Active social media user on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, and YouTube
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Genuine interest in art and Jewish culture

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern (Arts Administration)

The Position:

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of museum administration and exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment. The Curatorial Intern for Arts Administration will be assigned to assist the Curatorial Department Coordinator with general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, film festivals, presentations, and related special projects.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Curatorial Department Coordinator
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 1-2 days per week

Responsibilities:

The intern would be requested to respond to unsolicited exhibition submissions, process mail for the Department, maintain and update departmental mailing lists, maintain the 6th Floor elevator lobby informational display, process department invoices & receipts while maintaining a budget log, update the exhibition schedule, prepare materials for weekly meetings, schedule meetings, and other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:

  • B.A. and/or M.A. in an arts related field is a must. College juniors and seniors, as well as M.A. candidates in Arts Administration and Museum Studies are invited to apply.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are a must.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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. Fall interns will be assigned to assist Curators with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and related special projects.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Curatorial Associate
Date posted: August 7, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time/ TBD

Responsibilities:

The intern will research specific topics in art, share their research, organize visual material, and perform general administration tasks such as (but not limited to) maintaining checklists and budget logs, mailing and invitation lists, general paperwork, and presentation materials.  Current projects include the painter, Chaïm Soutine, portraiture in the museum’s collections, and further topics in modern art and the museum's collections.  The intern may be asked to research at off-site, public facilities in New York City, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art library (Thomas Watson Library) the library at MOMA, the New York Public Library, etc.  Other tasks will be assigned as the need arises. 

Requirements:

  • B.A. and M.A. candidates in Art History, as well as M.A. Candidates in Arts Administration and Museum Studies preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are a must.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: (212) 423-3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant to Director of Development

The Jewish Museum seeks a detailed-oriented, proactive individual to provide essential administrative support and project coordination for the Director of Development, who oversees fundraising for the institution, including Major Gifts, Institutional Giving, Special Events, Membership, and Research. The position requires exceptional organizational skills and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate must possess a strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines, and work under varying degrees of supervision (including independently) in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

Successful candidates will be able to handle projects with a can-do attitude, thrive in a role with a high degree of responsibility, and feel comfortable interacting with all levels of the Museum community.

Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Date posted: December 18, 2015
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full Time

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as main administrative support and liaison for the Director of Development
  • Coordinate special projects within and across Development
  • Liaise with Museum Trustees, funders, staff, consultants, vendors and other professional colleagues on behalf of the Director of Development, including drafting and editing letters, emails, and reports
  • Organize and prepare materials for meetings including for the Board Development Committee, donors, and staff
  • In conjunction with the Systems manager, act as the departmental liaison for list management, including invitations, catalogue mailings, and donor lists
  • Assist with Development Director’s  to-do list and contact lists, including making accurate entries into the Development database
  • Manage/schedule Development Director’s busy calendar
  • Provide general administrative support including answering phones, setting up for meetings, greeting guests, filing, mailings, and expense reporting  

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years full-time administrative experience with demonstrated interest in museums and arts & culture organizations
  • A positive attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work accurately to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong oral communication skills and phone manner
  • Strong judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office and experience with Raiser’s Edge or  Salesforce
  • B.A./B.S. degree required

Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Director of Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
 

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.