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. Reporting to the Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art, the new Associate Curator will be an integral part of a lively Curatorial team that has expertise across a diverse range of fields and periods. The Associate Curator has excellent working relationships with artists and a commitment to advancing their efforts within the unique context of the Museum. Acknowledging that the pandemic and racial reckoning have forever changed the operations and civic role of cultural institutions, the ideal candidate will innovate new public programs and support the creation of commissioned projects across disciplines: they will produce and participate in lectures, convenings, and performances; manage artist commissions (including objects and installations); create digital content aligned with the contemporary program (including for exhibitions, acquisitions, and events); and otherwise work closely with artists in New York and beyond. This new role will generate a sense of belonging for artists and their communities at the Jewish Museum and advance their relationship to Jewish culture and civil society more broadly. Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Department: Curatorial, Programs Division
Reports to: Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art
Date posted: March 23, 2023
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full time; 35 hours / 5 days a week


  • Collaborate with and support the Curator of Contemporary Art and colleagues across the Museum to ensure that artists have a consistent and core presence within the Museum’s physical and virtual spaces.
  • Generate new types of engagements with artists and thought-leaders in contemporary art, including new program formats, onsite and virtual convenings, in-gallery performances, community-engaged projects, video content, and other initiatives.
  • Assist the Curator of Contemporary Art by overseeing production on future commissioned projects for the Jewish Museum’s collection, galleries, lobby, façade and beyond.
  • Actively advance cross-departmental collaboration and coordination of initiatives involving contemporary artists by working closely with Education staff, including the Assistant Director, Public Programs as well as the Digital Content & Communications team.
  • Help ideate and deliver content offerings that strengthen the presence of contemporary art on the Museum’s online platforms, including drafting content for newsletter articles, social media posts, blogs, podcasts, etc.
  • Manage all project and event logistics, including thoughtful coordination with artists and museum staff, budget management, production schedules, and arranging travel.
  • Meet goals outlined in the Museum’s DEAI Action Plan by fostering and nurturing relationships with historically under-served artists and community partners.
  • Mentor and oversee the activities of paid interns.
  • Participate as needed in Development initiatives including donor cultivation, grant-related content generation, fundraising campaigns, and special events.


  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience, preferably working in a museum setting in curatorial, education, or audience engagement-related capacities
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, enthusiastically, and creatively with artists and museum colleagues on commissioned projects and programs
  • Proven experience in physical and virtual event production
  • Dynamic public speaking presence in person and on camera, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Drive to collaborate with and uplift the contributions of historically underserved groups and generate programming through a DEAI lens
  • Strong extant relationships within the diverse contemporary art landscape preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in digital content creation a plus, such as managing the production of videos on exhibitions or artists
  • Competency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Google, Suite, etc

Salary Range for Position: $70,000-$80,000

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

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


The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.