Jobs, Interns, and Volunteers

The Museum looks for enthusiastic, energetic, and professional individuals to be part of our team through a variety of opportunities including permanent staff positions, grant-funded positions, internships and volunteer positions. 

The Museum is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to working towards a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.

The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the Museum provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location, philosophies, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria including training, experience, and suitability.


Director of Collections

The Museum of the City of New York seeks an experienced and visionary leader to strategize and implement long-term goals and manage daily operations of the Museum’s Collections Department. The Director of Collections will have the responsibility for overseeing a diverse collection with respect to accessibility, stewardship, and strategic planning, and for shaping a department to implement those goals. This person will lead by example on issues of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion and will align the Department’s strategy with the Museum’s commitment to fostering understanding of the manifold diversity of New York City.

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Executive Assistant and Manager, Board Relations

The Museum seeks an Executive Assistant to manage the office of the President and Director and support the Director as she manages the general operations of the Museum including key donor and government relations, and special projects.

As Manager of Board Relations, the position coordinates Board of Trustee and Committee meetings and contributes to the sound governance of the Museum. The position serves as the principal point of contact for internal and external requests and approaches to the Director and liaison between Museum staff and the Board of Trustees.

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Education Manager, Student Programs

In accordance with the mission and educational goals of the Museum of the City of New York, and in service to the communities it serves, the Education Manager, Student Programs, is responsible for ensuring that the Museum engages K-12 audiences through high-quality, interactive, and student-centered programming. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and familiarity with a Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) framework.

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Education Manager, Professional Learning

In accordance with the mission and educational goals of the Museum of the City of New York, and in service to the communities it serves, the Education Manager, Professional Learning, is responsible for ensuring that the Museum engages educator/teacher audiences through high quality, interactive, and learner-driven programming and supports educators through content and community development. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and familiarity with a Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) framework.

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Assistant Manager, Institutional Giving

The Museum seeks an Assistant Manager, Institutional Giving to join the Institutional Giving team in managing a shared portfolio that includes large traditional foundations and family foundations, as well as city, state, and federal government agencies. This position reports to the Director, Institutional Giving and works with the Manager, Institutional Giving.

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Group Experience Coordinator

We are currently seeking a Part-time Group Tours Outreach Coordinator. The Group Experiences Coordinator reporting directly to the VP of Communications and Marketing, is responsible for the development and coordination of the group experiences at the Museum

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Prospect Research Coordinator

The Museum seeks a Prospect Research Coordinator responsible for identifying, researching, and analyzing prospects for solicitation. The Prospect Research Coordinator will primarily focus on major gift (individual) and corporate prospect research, with additional research for the institutional giving, special event, and planned giving areas as needed.

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The Museum offers a variety of fall, spring, and summer internships for college and graduate students. Acceptance into the internship program is based on academic achievement, interests, experience, and availability. Applications are rolling, but follow a semester timeline. Time commitments are flexible and dependent on the Museum’s needs. All internships are unpaid.

Internships are available in the following departments:

Graphic Design Intern

The Museum seeks a Graphic Design Intern who will assist the Design Director with layout and production of digital and print projects and exhibition design.

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Volunteer Coordinator Intern

The Museum seeks a Volunteer Coordinator Intern to assist the VP of Education and Engagement with the administration of the Museum’s volunteer program. Duties include training, scheduling, and supervision (or assignment) of the organization’s volunteers.

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Digital Projects Intern: Fall 2021

Please note: The application process will open September 2021.

The Digital Projects Intern role is a researcher, storyteller, and project manager all in one. This role would be an apprenticeship under the Vice President, Marketing Communications. The project helps with the expansion and awareness of the Museum of the City of New York’s brand and digital footprint by identifying, curating, and marketing our exhibitions and collections in digital applications (apps, online channels) that reach both our on-site visitors and digital community.

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Information Technology 

The Museum’s IT Department is currently looking for student interns to learn and assist with integrating technology into a business infrastructure. Applicants must be flexible in availability, with a minimum commitment of 12 to 16 hours per week.

Information Technology Internship: Description can be accessed here.

Marketing & Communications Intern: Fall 2021

Please note: The application process will open September 2021.

The Museum seeks a creative and energetic Marketing and Communications intern who is passionate about the arts and eager to gain real-world experience working in public relations and marketing at a New York City cultural institution. The Marketing & Communications Internship is an unpaid position.

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If you are interested in volunteering with the Museum of the City of New York, please fill out this application form. You may send the completed form to Volunteer applicants must be available to serve as a Museum Greeter at least one weekend out of the month, in addition to their other assignments.Your application will be processed and you will be contacted for an interview as opportunities become available. We regret that we are unable to accommodate all who apply.


How To Apply


To apply for an open full-time or part-time position, qualified individuals can send their resume with cover letter and salary range to the attention of Human Resources at (preferred method) or mail to Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029.


To apply for a fellowship, please submit the requested materials to the contact person as listed in the full job description above.


To apply for an internship, please submit a resume, cover letter, and any other relevant materials to:

Coordinator of Internship Programs at

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