Assistant Curator

The Assistant Curator works under the direction of the Chief 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. This individual will develop and maintain excellent relationships with artists, designers, scholars, collectors and curatorial colleagues in institutions both nationally and internationally.  Responsibilities include contributing ideas for exhibitions, particularly in newly-installed collection galleries; undertaking research aimed at diversifying program while adhering closely to Museum’s mission; proposing and organizing temporary exhibitions; contributing to the interpretation, affiliated public programming and design of exhibitions; supervising assistants and interns, managing administrative responsibilities; participating in the cultivation and stewardship of patrons and donors; and working as a member of core team to realize institutional goals.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Chief Curator
Date posted: June 19, 2018
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time, Three-Year Renewable Term

Responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (70%):

EXHIBITIONS, ACQUISITIONS AND COLLECTIONS

  • Play an essential role the management of a major exhibition covering the years 1962-1964 in American art (emphasis New York), due to open in early 2021. This involves intensive archival research, liaising with outside specialists and partners, identifying and securing objects for loan, and assisting in the workflow of a large-scale effort involving many curators and staff members.
  • Develop and research initial exhibition concepts and ideas for acquisitions; assemble documentation on individual artists, movements and works of art, as well as more historical research. Maintain relationships with studios and galleries.
  • Work with curatorial staff to plan for, execute and follow up on the acquisitions process. Assist with stewardship and external activities for acquisition committee members and co-chairs.
  • Work as a team with staff in education, digital media, marketing, visitor services, operations, communications and development to ensure that strategies for interpretation, promotion, audience development and fundraising develop in symbiotic partnerships.
  • Prepare preliminary exhibition checklists; research and locate objects for exhibitions and acquisitions; secure loans and maintain effective relationships with lenders.
  • Write and edit text for label copy, press releases, catalogues, brochures and exhibitions, including text panels, essays, catalogue entries.
  • Work with and provide direction to guest curators, exhibition designers, catalogue and brochure production, editors, photographers, etc.
  • Train docents, including walkthroughs and lectures in consultation with education department.
  • Arrange for exhibitions to travel; help prepare prospectuses, budgets, materials, and instructions for exhibitions and objects to travel.
  • Review proposals from artists, donors or vendors for gifts/purchases of works of art.
  • Draft clear and succinct exhibition narratives to be utilized for communications, fundraising for exhibitions, acquisitions and soliciting major gifts.
  • Assist collections manager in supervising cataloging of permanent collection; do research as necessary; schedule conservation evaluations and arrange for framing and conservation of works in permanent collection in consultation with registrar.

            

ADMINISTRATION (20%)

  • Perform administrative functions in connection with daily museum and departmental business.

  • Interview and supervise project assistants, administrative assistants, interns and temporary employees--assign tasks and schedules, and monitor work plans.

  • Participate in the work of museum committees as assigned.

 

OTHER DUTIES (10%)

  • Actively engage social media outlets to extend message of the artistic program and the museum more broadly.
  • 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 with emphasis on modern and contemporary art.
  • Minimum three to five years’ experience in responsible curatorial positions including significant work on exhibitions and publications.
  • Broad knowledge of general art history and interest in Jewish history and culture.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Knowledge of German, French, Spanish or Hebrew languages a plus
  • Computer and digital media literacy; working knowledge of The Gallery System, TMS a plus.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to:

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

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Film Festival Coordinator

The Film Festival Coordinator will provide temporary services relating to The Jewish Museum's New York Jewish Film Festival during the period of mid-August 2018 to January 31, 2018.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Film Festival Director
Date posted: June 13, 2018
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Part-Time, Temporary

Responsibilities:

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Essential

  • Respond to inquiries from filmmakers/distributors wishing to submit films
  • Research potential films; solicit online screeners
  • Keep accurate log of submissions and other films under consideration
  • Set up meeting times for the Film Festival Selection Committee, attend meetings and create meeting summaries
  • Negotiate fees for films
  • Invite speakers for panel discussions or other talk programs
  • Provide contracts to be signed by filmmakers/distributors participating in the Festival
  • Compile final selection of films for Festival
  • Send letters to representatives of films not selected
  • Maintain extensive communication with filmmakers, distributors, and other talent
  • Tend to visiting filmmakers
  • Gather information and images for Festival marketing and PR purposes
  • Coordinate writing and editing of film descriptions
  • Proofread film descriptions
  • Work closely with Communications and Digital departments
  • Create a detailed travel schedule of incoming filmmakers
  • Liaise with Walter Reade Theater box office; provide information to JM Visitor Services staff
  • Maintain Film Festival budget records; process payments
  • Attend all Film Festival screenings; introduce screenings as requested.
  • Maintain Film Festival files
  • Introduce films and conduct Q&A

Other

  • View films, as assigned
  • Additional duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • B.A. degree; M.A. preferred
  • 2-4 years’ experience in film and media arts administration
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills. Ability to communicate effectively with diplomacy and tact to vendors, Museum staff and volunteers, and the public
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle and prioritize detailed projects simultaneously and carry them through to completion
  • Creative, self‑starting team player
  • Experience with budgeting preferred
  • Flexible work schedule (includes evenings and weekends during Film Festival)

Good judgment and decision‑making abilities    

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:
 

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

 

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Information Technology

The Jewish Museum seeks a forward-thinking, visionary Director of IT to lead and supervise all aspects of the Museum’s technology, infrastructure, and systems, as well as day to day support for hardware, software, networks, and workstation use. While this is a very “hands-on” position, the Director must be able to evaluate systems, conceive and implement strategic projects, negotiate with and oversee vendor relationships, and advise senior leadership and the Museum’s Board of Directors. This position has three direct reports.

Department: Information Services
Reports to: Deputy Director of Finance and Administration
Date posted: June 13, 2018
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Thoroughly understand the Museum, including its programs, values, business requirements and the IT infrastructure necessary to achieve its mission.
  • Oversee day to day IT operations to ensure uptime of all hardware, software, and networks; manage staff providing end-user support and systems administration.
  • Create and execute short-term and long-term strategic plans for all technology platforms, anticipating scalability & growth.
  • Plan, implement and oversee technical projects, including requirements gathering, system architecture/design, vendor procurement, delivery management, and post-launch support/training; ensure projects are completed on budget, on time, and on technical specifications.
  • Ensure security of all IT by performing necessary upgrades, ensuring proper on/off boarding of staff, providing cyber security training, and leading business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Set policies and protocols for staff use of systems and networks in keeping with best practices; train staff on technology features and enhancements.
  • Provide ongoing technical support for systems throughout the Museum, including but not limited to: Rackspace (website hosting); Salesforce (CRM); ACME (ticketing system); NetX (digital asset management); TMS (collections management); Great Plains (accounting); RetailPro/UniteU (retail/eCommerce).
  • Stay abreast of the growing use of information technology in museums and work with staff to plan for and implement innovative platforms that keep the museum competitive.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree and 5-10 years of relevant experience, ideally in a museum, cultural or non-profit institution
  • Expert knowledge of business tools and systems including CRM, accounting, email marketing and ticketing systems
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to oversee and prioritize multiple projects at different stages of completion across functions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information to non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to balance strategic leadership with technical know-how and the tenacity to solve complex problems
  • Ability to be on-call 24/7 for emergencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field; Master’s degree preferred

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:
 

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

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part-Time/On-Call Sales Associate

The Part-Time / On-Call Sales Associate is an ambassador of the Jewish Museum who provides guests with a positive museum and shopping experience. Candidates should truly enjoy proactively interacting with people and have a welcoming, engaging personality.  Candidates must be flexible enough to provide both individualized attention for high-end purchases and fast-paced sales during times of increased crowds and holiday shoppers. 

Department: Shop
Reports to: Manager Retail Operations/Shop Associate Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Schedule: Part-Time/On-Call

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with guests and contribute to a positive museum experience
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all guests
  • Proactively approach guests and assist with their merchandise selection, including presenting merchandise and effectively communicating product features and stories
  • Continually learn about new and existing products to better sell a range of clients
  • Execute accurate computer generated point of sale transactions, including capturing guest information for future communications
  • Sell Museum Memberships
  • Gift wrap and bag customer purchases
  • Replenish inventory in shop from stockroom
  • Assist with maintaining organization and appearance of shop
  • Process phone orders; assist with processing web and other special orders
  • Participate in annual year-end inventory in June
  • Help with special events as needed

Requirements:

  • High-end retail experience necessary
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be computer literate, with knowledge of Retail Pro or similar POS computer program preferred
  • Knowledge of Judaica a plus
  • Interest in art and cultural institutions
  • Works well within a team
  • Available to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, Sundays, and some holidays
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and handle light lifting

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: 

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
Fax: 212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Special Sales Associate

The Special Sales Associate is the lead salesperson and shop liaison assisting customers with a wide range of high-end merchandise and special order purchases.  Warm and engaging, this person should truly enjoy proactively interacting with people.  Candidates should have the flexibility to handle various retail selling situations, from slow-paced sales requiring individualized attention to fast-paced sales assisting museum crowds and holiday shoppers.  The incumbent will become a leader in learning about new and existing merchandise and will guide other staff in upselling clients.  They will also provide personalized experiences to regular clientele, including individualized follow-up by phone or email.  This position requires availability on Sundays, major holidays (such as Christmas and New Year’s Day), and some evenings.

Department: Shop
Reports to: Manager Retail Operations/Associate Shop Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exceptional customer service to all guests
  • Proactively approach guests and assist with their merchandise selection, including presenting merchandise and effectively communicating product features and stories
  • Execute accurate computer generated point of sale transactions, including capturing guest information for future communications
  • Organize special order sales from start to finish, including communicating with customers and vendors throughout a project
  • Oversee and maintain special order files in shop for all sales staff to access
  • Cultivate customer relationships with appropriate follow-up to encourage repeat shop and museum engagement
  • Gift wrap and bag customer purchases, replenish inventory from stockroom, and assist with maintaining organization and appearance of the shop.
  • Participate in annual year-end inventory in June and help with special events as needed throughout the year
  • Available to work on national holidays when Museum galleries and shop are open
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time during working hours and handle light lifting

Requirements:

  • High-end retail experience necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with high-level staff and customers
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized
  • Must be able to handle a fast-paced retail environment
  • Must be computer literate; knowledge of Retail Pro or similar POS computer program preferred
  • Knowledge of Judaica a plus
  • Interest in art and cultural institutions
  • Works well within a team

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to: 

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
Fax: 212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 fall 2018 season, the Digital Marketing Intern will support exhibitions including Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922, Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine…, and Soutine: Still Life. 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/Digital Marketing Manager
Date posted: April 27, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 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

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.

Curatorial Intern (New York Jewish Film Festival)

The intern will assist with preparations for the 2019 New York Jewish Film Festival, an annual festival co-presented by the Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The intern may also assist with preparations for TELEVISION AND BEYOND, which presents a rotating selection of television clips from the Museum’s Broadcast Archive.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator, Director of NY Jewish Film Festival
Date posted: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; Schedule TBD

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in processing submissions for the Film Festival
  • Assist with researching films for possible inclusion in the Film Festival
  • Write descriptions and assessments of select submitted films
  • Assist with communications with filmmakers and distributors
  • Assist with gathering materials about the Film Festival for marketing and publicity purposes
  • Assist with preparations for Television and Beyond
  • Assist with organizing materials related to the Broadcast Archive

If possible:

  • Assist with Film Festival on site at Lincoln Center (Jan. 9-22, 2019)

Requirements:

  • B.A or M.A. in Film Studies, Museum Studies, or an arts-related field
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for film and media; familiarity with museums.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. S/he will work directly with the Manager of Public Programs and Assistant Manager of Adult Programs staffing events and helping with ongoing research both for future events, as well as in the growing areas of outreach to University audiences and Adult Studio Workshops.

Department: Education
Reports to: Manager of Public Programs
Date posted: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internshpi
Schedule: 14-21 hours per week; with most Thursday nights required (5-8pm)

Responsibilities:

  • Generating research for upcoming programs and events, specifically creating research binders on upcoming exhibitions to facilitate program and gallery tour development
  • Assisting with clerical tasks such as filing and mailing contracts and letters of agreement
  • Assist with set up and clean-up for all Public Programs
  • Liaise with the public during programs in the Museum’s gallery or auditorium space –including handling visitor check in, evaluations, or answering general questions
  • Continue growing the Museum’s database for University Outreach

Requirements:

  • Current Bachelors or Masters student; preferred field of study Fine Art or Art History
  • Some interest in Public Programming, Education, Contemporary Art, Visitor Services
  • Strong research and organizational skills required
  • Should be both willing to work as part of a team and work independently on projects

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.

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.

Curatorial Intern (Modern and Contemporary Art)

Curatorial internship focused on modern and contemporary art.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Assistant Curator
Date posted: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 1 - 2 days / week

Responsibilities:

  • Research on artists and artworks.
  • Management and organization of exhibition materials.
  • Creation and maintenance of essential documents such as checklists, image lists, and exhibition presentations.
  • Correspondence with artists, curators, and others involved in projects.
  • Various administrative tasks as needed.

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program; relevant coursework preferred.
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm about contemporary artists and exhibitions.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent research and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

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

(212) 423-3232

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: 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.

Visitor Experience Volunteers

Volunteers in this pilot position will report to the Visitor Experience Department. We are looking for an energetic personality to welcome visitors to the Museum and scan visitor tickets as they pass through the admission process.

Department: Visitor Experience
Reports to: Director of Visitor Experience
Schedule: Part-Time

Responsibilities:

Scan visitor tickets as they pass through the admission process.

Requirements:

This person should be comfortable standing for 3 hours and have a familiarity with iPhone and tablet devices.

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.

Marketing Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks a creative, motivated, and attentive individual to assist the Marketing Department while developing his or her understanding of marketing strategies and activities in a professional museum environment. Working closely with the Associate Director of Marketing, Editorial Brand Manager, Marketing & Production Coordinator and Advertising & Outreach Coordinator, this internship is a terrific opportunity to assist with each stage of exhibition and program-marketing, from campaign planning, to crafting marketing materials and strategizing tactics that drive attendance.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Performing research related to museum exhibitions, artists, and marketing opportunities
  • Copyediting across multiple platforms and various collateral
  • Occasional assistance with audience data collection
  • General administrative tasks as needed for the Marketing Department

Requirements:

  • Coursework in Marketing, Communications, Business, Art History, English, Journalism, History, Jewish Studies, Women’s Studies and other related studies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interest in advertising and marketing
  • Attention to detail
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Punctuality and dependability

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.

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.