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.

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. 

Curatorial Assistant

The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic part-time Curatorial Assistant who will assist on exhibition development, object research, and general departmental support as needed for the curatorial division

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

The COO/CFO will report to the Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director and will serve as one of two senior members (in tandem with the Senior Deputy Director and Chief Curator) on the Leadership Team. This role has supervisory responsibly for the Museum’s Finance, IT, Human Resources, and Building Operations and Security functions.

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.

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.

We are currently offering paid hybrid internships for undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply for our 2024 Summer Internship Program.

How to Apply:

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

[email protected]

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

Application deadline: February 23, 2024

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.