Welcome to the Museum of the City of New York Career Center.
The Museum of the City of New York explores the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrates its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation.
The Museum looks for enthusiastic, energetic, and professional individuals to be part of our team through a variety of opportunities such as permanent staff positions, internships, grant-funded positions, and volunteers.
The Museum offers an attractive comprehensive benefits package including a defined benefit pension plan.
If you are interested in any of the following positions, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements specifying which position that you are interested in to:
Human Resources Department
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer.
The Museum of the City of New York invites applications for the third fellowship competition for the Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship.
The Museum seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of urban history, American Studies, architectural history, or related fields who wish to gain hands-on experience in curatorial work and to pursue an independent research project related to the Museum of the City of New York’s collections or programs. The selected Fellow will be in residence at the Museum of the City of New York for a two-year period beginning in fall 2013, during which time he or she will be fully integrated into the life of the Museum, including but not limited to collections handling, cataloging, and planning; exhibition development and implementation; educational work related to the Museum’s public and school audiences; and collaborating on budgeting, marketing, and donor relations in the areas related to the Fellow’s research and expertise. The Fellow will also be expected to complete an independent research project related to the Museum’s collections and/or mission, which will culminate in the development and production of an exhibition, publication, or website based on the research conducted during the period of residency.
Compensation starts at of $45,000 a year plus benefits, along with additional funds for research support, project development, and relocation. The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with any other fellowship or grant.
- Have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. or other terminal degree in a humanities or social science field related to the mission of the Museum by August 2013 at the latest, and 2006 at the earliest.
- Have demonstrated research interests in one or more of the following areas and be interested in pursuing them in relationship to a project in New York City history :
- History of architecture and the built environment
- History of urban political and economic development
- History of immigration and ethnicity
- Cultural history
- Have an established interest in material and/or visual culture and a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches
- Have a demonstrated commitment to collaborative work
Applications must be submitted online to email@example.com and must include:
- Cover letter stating interest in exploring curatorial work
- Completed application form, including a statement of all university and external support received during graduate study: fellowships, teaching or research assistantships, tuition grants, and summer support.
- Statement of current research interests related to the mission or collections of the Museum of the City of New York (no more than 2,500 words)
- Excerpt from completed dissertation of not more than 10,000 words. The selection must be in English, though citations may be in other languages (with translations provided).
- Two confidential letters of reference
- Confirmation Letter of Academic Status (candidacy or degree conferred)
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2013.
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. The Museum is riding an exciting wave of success. Attendance is at an all time high and the institution is in the midst of a revitalization of its mission and operations, which centers on the modernization and expansion of its historic building and the reinvigoration of its exhibitions and public programs.
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The Museum of the City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer