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. 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.

Manager, Special Events & Rentals

The Jewish Museum seeks a detail-oriented, multi-tasker to manage its facility rental program and to oversee on-site Museum events, including exhibition openings, member viewings, shabbat dinners, and more.

Assistant Director, Major Gifts

Through personal visits and targeted solicitations, the Assistant Director will oversee a distinct portfolio, as well as provide mentorship and guidance for members of the Major Gifts team.

On-Call Audio-Visual Projectionist Assistant

The Audio-Visual Projectionist Assistant provides audio/visual services to all Museum departments.

Budget Manager

The Jewish Museum seeks a Budget Manager to oversee an annual operating budget of approximately $22M.  This position is responsible for the preparation of annual and capital budgets, budget reporting and analysis. 

Junior Graphic Designer

The Junior Graphic Designer will create engaging materials and maintain the Museum’s overall visual identity in support of exhibitions, programs, fundraising, onsite signage, and multi-channel advertising campaigns.

Assistant Director, Special Events

The Assistant Director, Special Events has managerial and administrative oversight of a large variety of events produced by the Special Events Department including but not limited to the  annual Purim Ball Gala, Art and Design Tour, New York Jewish Film Festival Opening Night, donor cultivation and fundraising events, and travel opportunities for members and donors.

Development Associate, Institutional Giving

The Jewish Museum seeks an energetic, organized, and detailed-oriented individual to provide essential support to the Development Department’s Institutional Giving team, which raises funds from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals for Museum exhibitions, education programs, and special projects.

Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer will report to the Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director, Claudia Gould, and will serve as one of two Senior Members (in tandem with the Senior Deputy Director) on the Leadership Team. The Chief Operating Officer will oversee approximately 25 staff members.

Sales Associate

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

Staff Accountant

The Jewish Museum is seeking to hire an Accountant who is experienced in Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), knowledgeable in Nonprofit GAAPs, and with 2 to 4 years of transactional/corporate accounting experience. This position is under the supervision of Assistant Controller of the Museum’s Finance Department.

Building Engineer (Local 241)

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

Internships

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

The Jewish Museum offers paid internships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. The application cycle for our summer internships has concluded. Information about fall internships will be posted in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in potentially interning at the Jewish Museum or have questions about our program, please email interns@thejm.org.

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.