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.

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.

Chief Development Officer

The Jewish Museum seeks an extraordinary leader to oversee its Development division. Reporting to the Museum’s Director, the successful candidate will be a thought partner on how to grow the Museum’s support base, and play an integral role on the Museum’s senior leadership team.

Shipping and Receiving Associate

Responsible for shipping and receiving packages and merchandise for the Museum Shop, including in-store, online, and museum needs. Oversee stockroom organization and shipping supplies.

Senior Manager, Human Resources

The Senior Manager, Human Resources will play a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department. In this highly visible position, the Senior Manager will be responsible for overseeing talent recruitment and retention, payroll and benefits administration, and staff morale initiatives.

Membership & Development Operations Assistant

The Membership & Development Operations Assistant serves as the primary contact for the Museum’s members and provides critical administrative support to the entire department. The Assistant will report to the Manager of Membership & Development Operations, and works with staff across departments as needed.

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 the 2021-22 academic year to students attending the City University of New York and Fordham University.

For information about our Internship Programs, including the Virtual Summer Institute, please email interns@thejm.org. Summer 2022 internship information will be added in the coming months.

Fall 2021 Internships

Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Curatorial Intern

The Curatorial Intern will assist in research and preparations for an upcoming exhibition, the Book of Esther in the Age of Rembrandt.

Museum Intern

The Jewish Museum is offering a virtual or hybrid internship opportunity for an individual on the autism spectrum who is interested in the administrative aspect of working in an art museum.

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.