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.


Public Programs Manager 

The Public Programs Manager plays a central role in realizing the departments’ ambitious slate of public programs for adults. The Public Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and administration of the department. The Public Programs Manager will provide essential support working with other Museum departments and contributing to the planning and production of individual programs and ongoing series—including liaising with program speakers and performers, ensuring the highest quality of program experience for Museum visitors (both virtual and in-person), and working on marketing strategies for public programs.

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Manager, Information Technology 

The Museum is seeking an Information Technology Manager, to join the Museum’s management team, who will partner with the Information Technology Director on the overall planning, organization, and execution of all information technology within the organization. The IT Manager will direct IT staff to carry out the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions and serve as liaison between staff, business and technical functions at each stage.

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Collections Fellow, Special Projects

The Museum of the City of New York seeks a part-time temporary Collections Fellow, Special Projects, to support digitization preparation for two different projects: one involving the papers of Harry T. Peters, collector and scholar of American prints and funded by the Robert David Lyon Gardiner Foundation; and a second involving the Museum’s Theatrical Design Drawings, and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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Retail Assistant, Inventory and E-Commerce

The Museum is seeking a Retail Assistant, Inventory and E-Commerce responsible for supporting the day-today operations of the retail department and admissions department including, but not limited to, monitoring inventory and stock, administration and processing of online orders and invoices, supporting in-store sales, and assisting the Visitor Services and Retail team as needed. This position will oversee receiving and shipping operations, including processing wholesale orders, payment reconciliation and check requests.

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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:

Digital Projects Intern: Summer 2021

Please note: The application process will open April 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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Graphic Design 

Graphic Design seeks an intern who is currently attending college or graduate school for Graphic Design. The candidate will assist the Design Director and Design Team with layout and production of digital and print projects and exhibition design. Knowledge of Adobe's Creative Suite is required and illustration skills are a plus. Candidates should have good communication, organization, and computer skills. Time commitment is flexible, but a minimum of ten hours per week is preferred.

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: Summer 2021

Please note: The application process will open April 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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