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.

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.

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.

Manager, Accounts Payable & Payroll

The Manager, AP & Payroll is responsible for processing weekly and semi-monthly payrolls (averaging 5 to 6 payrolls a month); preparing payroll accounting entries into GL accounting system (Great Plains), and preparing and submitting pension benefit (e.g., 403(b) plan) contributions to Plan Trustee. 

Barnett and Annalee Newman Associate Curator of Contemporary Programming

The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic Associate Curator of Contemporary Programming to activate and deepen the Museum’s collaborations with artists and leading thinkers in contemporary art.

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. 

Assistant Manager, Family & Studio Programs

The Assistant Manager, Family & Studio Programs is involved with the development and implementation of all family programming including Sunday studio programs, gallery programs, performance programs, Family Days, partnerships, and virtual initiatives for families.

Per Diem Educator

The Per Diem Educator works within School, Family, and Adult Programs to facilitate interactive inquiry-based gallery tours, studio art workshops, and special programs for the Education Department in a freelance capacity.


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.

We offer paid virtual and hybrid internships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our Internship Program.

How to Apply:

The Jewish Museum is currently offering paid hybrid internships for the 2023 - 2024 academic year. Please follow the application instructions in the internship posting that you are interested in, and email your completed application form, resume, and cover letter to:

Current Opportunities:

Academic Year Internships

The Jewish Museum is hosting paid part-time internships during the academic year for undergraduate and graduate students in the NYC area.

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.