Careers

The Jewish Museum provides a wide range of employment, internship and volunteer opportunities in departments throughout the Museum. We encourage you to visit this page periodically, since we update the listings on an ongoing basis.

Job Opportunities

Installation view of Scenes from the Collection. Photo by Sarah Wass.

The Jewish Museum is an art museum rooted in Jewish culture that serves people of all religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. Founded in 1904 and located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people. The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. The Museum’s thought-provoking, innovative, and intellectually stimulating exhibitions and education programs serve a wide range of audiences, including families, teens, students, educators, and visitors with disabilities. As an identity-based institution representing a historically marginalized people, the Museum plays an important role among cultural institutions to fight against all forms of bigotry and discrimination and to promote understanding among wide audiences. The Jewish Museum invites applicants of all backgrounds to consider joining the Museum in its work.

The Jewish Museum is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and to promoting a positive work culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice, and ensures fairness. Integrity, collegiality, and excellence are central to the Museum’s values. These values, along with an institution-wide commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion (DEAI), are embedded in the Museum’s strategic plan and will be the focus of a comprehensive DEAI action plan.

Special Events & Rental Manager

The Jewish Museum seeks a detail-oriented, multi-tasker to manage its facility rental program and to provide support for internal events produced by the Special Events Department.

Director of Program Administration

The Jewish Museum seeks a highly experienced museum professional, strategic thinker, and diplomatic partner to work with the Chief Curator in developing operational excellence related to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions.

Manager of Interpretive Media

The Manager of Interpretive Media oversees the development and production of compelling interpretive media content, managing the production of original audio and video to enrich exhibitions and foreground the Museum’s collection.

Chief Human Resources Officer

The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) will serve as an integral part of the Museum’s senior leadership team and will play a critical role in realizing the Museum’s ambitious DEAI goals, including its commitment to attract, retain and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for a broadly diverse workforce.

Sales Associate

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

Visitor Experience Assistant

Visitor Experience Assistants provide visitors with a positive and welcoming experience at the Jewish Museum through courteous, proactive, and efficient sales and customer service. The Museum operates four days a week, including evenings, weekends, and holiday hours.

Development Officer, Major Gifts

The Development Officer is a frontline fundraiser responsible for managing the Patron Program, which is comprised of Museum donors at the $1,000–$9,999 level.

Social Media Associate

The Social Media Associate is responsible for generating, adapting, and coordinating content for the Museum’s digital platforms to support audience development goals.

Security Guard (Local 241)

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.

Junior Accounts Receivable Accountant/Bookkeeper

The Jewish Museum is seeking to hire a part-time Junior AR Accountant/Bookkeeper to handle its revenue and receivable transactions.

Barnett & Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art

The Jewish Museum seeks a vibrant curator with a strong network of artistic relationships, an inspiring creative vision in the contemporary field, and a collaborative mindset to become its next Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art.

Building Mechanic (Local 241)

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced building mechanic to provide critical facility support by maintaining, troubleshooting, and servicing all aspects of the building mechanical systems.

Chief of Staff

The Jewish Museum seeks an entrepreneurial Chief of Staff to serve as a trusted right-hand to the Director, enabling her to efficiently manage a wide range of priorities and constituents, including internal and external stakeholders, the Jewish Museum Board of Trustees, staff, funders and external partners.

Internships

Summer 2019 interns at The Frick Collection

The Jewish Museum's year-round Internship Program provides an opportunity to participate in the day-to-day operations of one of New York City's leading museums of art and culture.

The Jewish Museum is currently offering paid virtual internships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our 2021 Virtual Summer Internships.

How to Apply:

Please review the application instructions in the internship posting that you are applying for, and email your resume, cover letter, completed internship application form, and any other required materials to:

interns@thejm.org

You will receive an automatic reply acknowledging receipt of your application materials. A staff member will contact you directly if we decide to schedule an interview.

Volunteer Program

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

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

The Jewish Museum offers the volunteer positions listed on this page and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. Time commitments vary depending on the position.

How to Apply:

Please email the following completed Volunteer form (PDF) and resume to:

Kindly specify which volunteer position you are applying for in the subject header of your email. All completed materials are required in order to be considered for a volunteer position. Please be aware that we do not notify applicants of receiving these materials. Due to the volume of volunteer applications, we are unable to provide informational interviews. A staff member will contact you directly if we decide to schedule an interview.