TV & Beyond and Film Festival Curatorial Intern

The intern will assist with projects that relate to film and television projects at The Jewish Museum. These projects include the NEW YORK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, presented annually by The Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center, and TELEVISION AND BEYOND, which presents a rotating selection of television clips in the Museum’s Collection Display.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator, Director of NY Jewish Film Festival
Date posted: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; 2 days / week

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in processing submissions for the January 2020 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 films for marketing and publicity purposes
  • Assist with preparations for Television and Beyond
  • Assist with assessing and organizing materials related to the Broadcast Archive

Requirements:

  • B.A or M.A. in Film Studies, Media Archiving or Preservation, 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
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

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 Associate Manager of Adult Programs staffing events and helping with ongoing research both for future events, as well as in the areas of outreach to University audiences, Adult Studio Workshops, and docent training.

Department: Education
Reports to: Associate Manager of Adult Programs
Date posted: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
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 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.

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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 within 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: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 3 days per week

Responsibilities:

Intern will assist staff with:

  • Family art workshops
  • School/camp tours including prepping art materials, assisting with lessons, and documenting programs
  • Develop, prep and facilitate art projects in the studio
  • Professional development workshop
  • 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, Summer Studio, and other teen programs
  • Data entry of program evaluations
  • Other administrative projects as needed

Requirements:

  • Current Bachelors or Masters student of Art History, Art Education, Museum Education, Museum Studies, or Studio Art preferred
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of art history, fine arts, and education
  • Teaching experience and/or experience with children and families 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.

Digital 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, email, editorial, social media, digital asset management system (DAMs), and online collection.

For the fall 2019 season, the Digital Intern will support exhibitions including Scenes from the Collection and Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art. 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 Manager
Date posted: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2 - 3 days / week

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain select areas of thejewishmuseum.org
  • Research and draft content for social media and editorial channels
  • Contribute to analytics reports on digital activities
  • Upload and tag digital assets in the DAMs 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, and YouTube
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Genuine interest in art and Jewish culture

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.

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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 Coordinator
Date posted: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; 12 - 24 hrs/ week

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
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Design Intern

The Marketing and Creative Services Department at The Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in communications, and would like hands-on experience creating graphics for a non-profit art and culture museum.

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

Department: Marketing and Creative Services
Reports to: Creative Director
Date posted: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days/ week

Responsibilities:

  • Creating new design materials
  • Implementing edits and following through on various projects
  • Creating mechanicals for production
  • Production research

Requirements:

  • B.A. candidate in Graphic Design
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels
  • Knowledge of art and Jewish culture preferred, but not mandatory

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.

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Curatorial Affairs 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: Curator / Associate Curator / Assistant Curator
Date posted: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days / 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 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.

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Interim Junior Graphic Designer (Part Time)

The Interim Junior Graphic Designer will create engaging materials and support the Museum’s overall visual identity in support of exhibitions, programs, fundraising, onsite signage, and multi-channel advertising campaigns. Projects will include print, digital media, motion graphics, and environmental design, as well as art directing and executing photo shoots for retail products, events, and special projects. This part-time hourly position is on an interim basis, beginning in May 2019 and ending in September 2019. Hours per week to be determined based on studio staffing and needs.

Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Associate Director of Marketing
Date posted: April 29, 2019
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Part-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Design attractive and effective promotional materials in a variety of media for a range of target audiences.

  • Understand how to work within set graphic standards but accommodate and adapt to the needs and desires of different audience cohorts.

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders in different departments including Marketing, Digital, Retail, Development, Curatorial, and Education. Seamlessly balance work on multiple varied projects at a time.

  • Prepare design files for production.

  • Communicate with vendors and other service providers relating to design and fabrication.

  • Adhere to production schedules, budgets, and deadlines.

  • Actively stay abreast of current design trends.

Requirements:

  • Earned or pending Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
  • Minimum one year of experience designing marketing collateral or advertisements preferred.
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite; InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects.
  • Video editing, HTML, CSS, Keynote, PowerPoint a plus; motion and/or environmental design experience a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail, typesetting and typography.
  • Knowledge and experience in print production.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to take direction and build productive working relationships.
  • Experience and interest in photography preferred.
  • Experience with or deep passion for arts and culture a plus.

For immediate consideration send resume, cover letter and samples of your design/website portfolio to:

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

Applicants must submit samples of their design/website portfolio to be considered for this position.

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: 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.

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Prospect Researcher & Strategist

The Prospect Researcher & Strategist is responsible for managing and executing the Jewish Museum’s donor research for individuals, foundations, and corporations. The position provides direct prospect research services to and for the senior fundraisers and Museum leadership.

The Prospect Researcher & Strategist reports to the Director of Major Gifts and works closely with the fundraising team as a partner in helping achieve fundraising goals through the creation of prospect profiles, meeting briefings, and event facebooks. S/he insures a steady stream of new prospects is being researched as being capable of charitable gifts of at least $10,000. The position also oversees the timely movement of previously identified prospects through the various cultivation stages leading to solicitation.

The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker, effective in moving agendas, politically savvy, ensure the utmost discretion, and possess an ability to work well with all levels of management.

Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Major Gifts
Date posted: April 19, 2019
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining an overall knowledge of the Museum’s top prospects to assist fundraisers in developing appropriate cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies; and referencing and representing that information at meetings and in discussions, as needed.
  • Leveraging data analytics, prospect research tools including Salesforce and iWave, relationship mapping, and proactive research strategies to identify board candidates and major gift prospects whose interests align with fundraising priorities.
  • Providing intelligence that informs the development of tailored cultivation and engagement strategies, including approximately 200 prospect profiles annually.
  • Collaborating with senior development staff and the Museum director’s office to create briefing documents for high-level meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Coordinating an effective moves management system with support from the Deputy Director of Development and the senior development team.
  • Assisting the Deputy Director of Development with the Trustee pipeline, prospects, profiles, and reports.
  • Creating facebooks for development staff highlighting expected VIP attendees of major Museum events.
  • Managing and disseminating a weekly briefing that captures pertinent news on major donors and prospects.
  • Developing and overseeing the research department’s budget, policies, and procedures.
  • Evaluating research tools and emerging technologies and coordinating vendor relations.
  • Ensuring adherence to professional research standards and ethics of prospect research.

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of direct experience as a researcher for development/fundraising in the non-profit field, preferably in the arts.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Salesforce, iWave, LexisNexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, and other prospect research subscription services.
  • Proficiency in conceptualizing and developing proactive prospecting methodologies using such tools as constituent list segmentation, data-mining, and electronic and peer screenings.
  • Understanding of wealth indicators and ability to translate such information into prospect ratings and gift estimates.
  • Strong analytical skills, including expertise in the modeling and analysis of data.
  • Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information and to judge how and with whom this information should be shared.
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly with Salesforce and the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Strong commitment to quality work and high productivity.
  • Strong organizational skills and to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Desire to be an integral part of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

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.

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Collections & Exhibitions Technician

Under the supervision of the Collections Manager, the Collections & Exhibitions Technician is responsible for overseeing the safety and storage of the museum’s collection of close to 26,000 physical objects and providing technical support for the Museum’s temporary exhibitions. The position requires five years of museum art handling experience as well framing, matting, packing, and installation expertise. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are essential.

Department: Program Administration
Reports to: Collections Manager
Date posted: April 18, 2019
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing and providing or recommending best-practices for safe storage of collection objects in the museum’s various on and offsite storerooms
  • Update and maintain current object locations in TMS database
  • Inventory newly accessioned objects by photographing, painting or sewing numbers, storing, and updating TMS with new images and home location information
  • Fabricate appropriate object housing for storage and soft-pack objects for shipment
  • Prepare objects for examination by staff, visitors, conservators, or for exhibition and loan
  • Assist with collection photo shoots by pulling, unframing, and then rehousing objects and acting as art handler on day of the shoot
  • When required, prepare objects for installation, including matting, framing, and mount installation
  • Order and keep track of packing, storage, and installation tools and supplies
  • Serve as lead art handler during installations/de-installations in temporary exhibitions and permanent collection galleries, working closely with Registrar staff to ensure best-practices in handling and installation of objects
  • Participate in exhibition team meetings
  • Take a proactive approach to periodically checking condition of objects in the storerooms. Change glassine, mats, and other housing whenever necessary; reroll textiles at advice of conservators; alert Collections Manager of any condition issues
  • Assist with special collection projects including inventory, cataloguing, and collection moves

Other duties and responsibilities:

  • Stay up-to-date on museum standards and best-practices for object handling, packing, storage, and installation
  • Maintain certification under Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP)
  • Help Collections Manager train new staff on art handling and object numbering
  • Assist Registrar staff with maintenance tasks in temporary exhibitions
  • Arrange for regular cleaning of storage rooms by Operations staff
  • Periodically check condition of installed collection objects
  • Conceptualize most efficient use of space in various storerooms
  • Maintain empty frame and empty crate inventory
  • Work closely with Curators on research requests

Requirements:

  • At least five years museum art handling experience
  • Familiarity with object materials and preventive conservation required
  • Knowledge of object storage, handling, and installation best-practices
  • Matting, framing, and packing skills
  • Demonstrated experience leading art handling crews, including the ability to effectively delegate
  • Careful work style, attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work independently and in a flexible manner with a variety of individuals
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Computer knowledge and familiarity with TMS

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.

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Development Officer, Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced grants manager and persuasive writer to play a key role securing exhibition support from foundations and individuals, corporations, and government agencies. The Development Officer for Exhibitions will write highly effective exhibition grant proposals; maintain and grow relationships with funders; and participate in creating funding plans and strategizing approaches to meet the Museum’s goals. The ideal candidate will be a skilled writer, a strong project manager, an excellent communicator, detail-oriented, and able to meet all deadlines. A passion for the arts and a strong understanding of cultural funders is required. 

Department: Institutional Giving
Reports to: Associate Director, Institutional Giving
Date posted: April 11, 2019
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies for exhibitions, including researching new foundations, individuals and corporations; and building upon trends in cultural philanthropy
  • Write and submit an extensive portfolio of high-quality exhibition proposals, including creating cover letters, LOIs, and effective funding requests as well as preparing budgets and other supplementary materials
  • Oversee reporting and tracking of exhibition grants, including preparing interim and final reports, reconciling budgets, managing the stewardship process, and working with departments throughout the Museum to ensure successful execution of related contractual requirements
  • Track current and potential funders to ensure timely and appropriate solicitation and follow up
  • As needed, review and edit other proposals, supplementary materials, and budgets
  • Maintain complete and up-to-date donor and research files and Salesforce records
  • Represent the Museum and interact with all levels of the organization and donors
  • Participate in development-related special events, entailing some evening and weekend hours

Requirements:

  • At least three years of grant writing experience with a proven record of success, preferably in an art museum or related field
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, reflecting clear, critical, and creative thinking
  • Experience managing grants, including budget creation and oversight
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative as well as direction
  • Demonstrated willingness to work effectively as part of a team and with all levels of donors.
  • B.A./B.S. degree, graduate degree preferred
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and preferably Salesforce)

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.

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Special Events Associate

The Special Events Associate will provide essential administrative and logistical support for all fundraising and other events produced by the Special Events Department, including the Purim Ball, Art and Design Tour, exhibition openings, New York Jewish Film Festival Opening, and donor receptions and dinners. The Associate will also assist with other internal events across Museum departments as well as external rental events, as required.

Department: Special Events
Reports to: Senior Director of Special Events
Date posted: April 8, 2019
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all Special Events donor records in Salesforce
  • Develop mailing lists and help coordinate print and digital mailings
  • Serve as main point of contact for event registrants, manage guest responses, create check-in lists
  • Process payments, issue donor acknowledgments, receipts, and invoices
  • Assist with the production of event related materials, including print and digital invitations and programs; compile donor listings
  • Provide essential support on the annual Purim Ball gala, working closely with outside events firm on list management, mailings, and tracking revenue
  • Provide essential support on the annual Art and Design Tour
  • Work with external vendors such as mail house, caterers, and event producers
  • Perform event sales analysis
  • Schedule planning meetings, prepare hand-out materials, arrange refreshments, take minutes
  • Monitor expenses
  • Assist with donor research
  • Maintain department archives, office supplies and beverage inventory
  • Provide back-up support for the rental program, when required

Requirements:

  • Exceptional computer skills—proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential; knowledge of Salesforce and ticketing software desirable; experience with databases and mail merges required
  • Keen attention to detail with outstanding proofreading ability is essential
  • Must be highly organized and able to multitask and prioritize in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility for significant amounts of evening hours during peak times; can also require some weekend hours
  • Prior experience in special events at a major cultural institution a plus

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.

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Director of Security

The Jewish Museum is seeking a Director of Security to oversee and coordinate all aspects of security functions across the Museum. This person will be responsible for ensuring the day-to-day security of the Museum’s staff, visitors, art collection, facilities and equipment.  This person will also be responsible for the training and management of the Museum’s security staff members and contract personnel.

Department: Operations
Reports to: Senior Director, Operations & Exhibition Services
Date posted: March 19, 2019
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and supervision to the Museum’s security team, which includes 20+ security guards, control room operators, and contract personnel.
  • Develops and maintains schedules to assure that the day-to-day security of the facility is maintained and the department is adequately staffed.
  • Trains and develops all security personnel, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance on an on-going basis.
  • Collaborates with staff and key stakeholders in order to provide an engaging customer-friendly experience throughout the museum, while ensuring the safety and security of staff, patrons, and Museum’s assets.
  • Deals effectively with the public on matters involving security, fire protection, and related operations. Trains all security personnel and provides a model of behavior on how to engage with a diverse public and patrons in a professional and diplomatic manner, including specialized training to ensure the museum’s standards of accessibility to all audiences.
  • Assists staff and visitors with general inquiries and wayfinding and clarifies museum policies in regard to security, representing the museum in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Develops and maintains security and fire protection policies, procedures, and training including an evacuation plan, security operations manual, security training manual, accident and incident reports, and related materials.
  • Works effectively with all staff to advise them on proper security methods, procedures, and compliance with security policies and procedures.
  • Conducts regular inspections and surveys of the physical plant to identify security, alarm, fire protection, and safety problems and needs. Advises Museum administration on best practices and recommends appropriate protocols.
  • Engages in strategic planning related to the security and life safety role.  This includes a broad range of protection related incidents including visitor and employee injury, theft, vandalism, extortion, fire, natural disaster and related matters.
  • Oversees the Museum’s lost and found and first aid programs including coordination of annual first aid training program.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with New York City Police Department and other law enforcement and public safety agencies. Stays abreast of any potential threats by developing and maintaining working relationships with local authorities and the Department of Homeland Security. Updates and makes recommendations to senior management as needed.
  • Networks and liaises with other cultural institutions.  Participates in professional organizations relevant to the field.
  • Administers the parcel control program including maintenance of related audit trail programs such as parcel passes, object removal notices, etc.
  • Collaborates with Registrar and curators on security of shipments and receipt of collections and loans, as needed.
  • Manages the security components of the Museum’s participation in the Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Cargo Facility Program in conjunction with other key principles in the program.
  • Assists with developing and overseeing Security Department operating budget.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in law enforcement and/or security management, two years of which were in a museum environment preferred.
  • Hands-on working knowledge of various security technologies including CCTV, access control, surveillance equipment and electronic alarm systems.
  • Solid people management and customer service skills with proven ability to diffuse difficult situations.
  • If hired, must be able to obtain FDNY Certificate of Fitness F07, Fire and Emergency Drill Conductor and must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Proficiency with computer programs including Word, Excel, and other database programs.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to effectively present in a clear, concise, and diplomatic manner.

Schedule Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule – candidate will regularly work Sunday through Thursday; Candidate may be required to work holidays when the Museum is open to the public.
  • Must be reachable and responsive during non-working hours to address major security issues relating to the Museum, should they arise.

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.

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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. Spring 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 / Curator / Senior Curator
Date posted: October 18, 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

Curator/Associate Curator of Judaica

The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic scholar and curator to oversee its renowned Judaica collection. The curator, who may be hired at either a full or associate level depending on experience, will play an integral role in determining the artistic vision of the Judaica collection, developing exhibition and collection projects, and acting as an ambassador and liaison to the Judaica Acquisitions Committee. A vital component of the Museum’s holdings and an arena of future growth, the Judaica collection is both an anchor for the institution’s mission and a driver of ongoing public interest and research. The Museum actively works to fill historical lacunae in the collection and to commission contemporary Judaica from diverse and unexpected artists and designers. Newly-installed collection galleries feature Judaica works alongside the art of major artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; invigorating and curating these collection galleries is one facet of an exciting, multi-dimensional role that involves research as well as public engagement.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Chief Curator
Date posted: October 9, 2018
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Think creatively about ways to meld tradition with the contemporary—embrace artistic practices that challenge normative definitions of Judaica and seek models for interpreting Judaica objects that are relevant to audiences today.
  • Serve as the primary point person for rotations of Judaica in the Museum’s collection galleries, as well as develop and conceive ideas for temporary exhibitions.
  • Manage the Judaica Acquisitions Committee, including liaising with the committee chairs, working with the curatorial staff to determine collecting priorities, overseeing Committee meetings and attending cultivation events. 
  • Participate in the cultivation and stewardship of prospects and donors.
  • Be an advocate for an active commissioning program that seeks out established and emerging artists and designers to encourage innovation and new ways of interpreting traditional practices in the creation of Judaica.
  • Write and edit text for catalogues and exhibitions, including press releases, text panels, labels, and essays.
  • Liaise with the Education/Public Programming and Marketing departments to develop interpretive approaches to and materials for exhibitions.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of conservation needs and work closely with Registrar and Exhibitions Manager on care, display and transport of works of art.
  • Supervise fellows and interns, train docents, and act as collaborative team member on broader institutional initiatives.

Requirements:

Candidates must have:

  • An advanced degree in art history or related field.
  • A minimum of three to five years curatorial experience (preferably at a collecting institution).
  • Reading knowledge of Hebrew and, ideally, one other European or Middle Eastern language.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a love of Jewish culture and history.
  • Be an engaging communicator who is eager to connect with others about the Museum and its mission.
  • Think unconventionally about Judaica.
  • Be a generous collaborator accustomed to open dialogue, debate and discussion.
  • Bring grace and humor when overseeing others and while collaborating both within and across departments.
  • Be highly organized and have superior judgment, tact, and diplomacy.

To Apply, Please 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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: 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.

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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.