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.

Jobs

Museum Attendant Guard

The Museum seeks a Museum Attendant Guard who is responsible for the safety and security of the Museum’s staff, visitors, objects, building, and the Museum’s other physical property. The Museum Attendant Guard is also responsible in assisting with the regular cleaning of exhibition areas, private and public spaces, courtyards and sidewalks as directed. The Museum Attendant Guard will also support the overall daily operations of services to the public, Museum staff, and other personnel as assigned and within the scope of the position.

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Museum Junior Library Custodian

The Museum seeks a Museum Junior Library Custodian responsible for the cleaning of the Museum’s public galleries and spaces, including sidewalks, all office and staff work areas while adhering to regular cleaning and maintenance schedules (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly or as directed) and all in accordance to the standards set by Museum management. The Museum Junior Library Custodian is also responsible to assist in the regular maintenance of the Museum building and property including private and public spaces, courtyards and sidewalks, as directed, and in the overall daily operations of services to the public and to Museum staff and other personnel.

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Costume Collections Manager

The Costume Collections Manager is responsible for the care and documentation of the Museum’s costume collection. The Manager will facilitate activities in the galleries and Costume Collection storerooms, maintain and expand on record keeping directly related to the costume collection, and develop policies and standards for judicious acquisition and deaccessioning of objects.

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Manager of Student Learning and Experience

A key responsibility will be hiring and mentoring a team of educators who will facilitate high-quality, student-centered experiences. The Manager of Student Learning & Experience will play an integral role in developing an equitable recruitment and hiring plan for museum teaching staff, working towards the goals outlined in the Museum’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) plan.

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Digital Producer

The Museum seeks a Digital Producer to join the Marketing team. The ideal candidate should be energetic, a problem-solver and well-organized. The candidate must possess excellent project management and writing skills as well as the ability to juggle multiple and diverse assignments with departmental stakeholders.

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Shelby White & Leon Levy Institutional Archivist

The Museum seeks a full‐time Institutional Archivist for an initial period of two years with extensions possible, supported by a generous grant from the Leon Levy Foundation. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Museum’s institutional archives program and supporting preparation for the Museum’s Centennial, in 2023.

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IT Technician

The Museum seeks an IT Technician to support the day-to-day technology needs of the organization including, but not limited to, troubleshooting issues on desktop applications, custom applications, computer hardware, assisting with installing and maintaining the Museum’s computer network, software, audio video equipment, gallery/exhibition applications and new media projects.

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Marketing Coordinator

The Museum seeks a Marketing Coordinator to work directly with the VP of Marketing and Communications. The Marketing Coordinator supports the Museum’s earned income (sales) in the areas of TV and livestream content development, digital experiences, and consumer products. 

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Visitor Services Associate

The Museum seeks enthusiastic and outgoing individuals with admissions and retail experience to join our Visitor Services/Admissions Department. The Associate serves the vital role of representing the Museum and welcoming guests from New York City and around the world. Applicants must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when required. This is a part-time position for up to 29 hours per week.

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Audio Visual Technician – Per Diem

The Museum seeks a part-time Audio-Visual Technician responsible for setting up AV infrastructure, installation, operation, testing, and troubleshooting audio and video equipment for Museum events as needed. This position reports to the Manager, Information Technology.

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REACH Teaching Artist

MCNY is seeking qualified Teaching Artists to work with 9th-12th grade students from May-August 2022 through our REACH Youth Ambassadors SYEP Program. The Research, Education, Arts, Community, History R.E.A.C.H Youth Ambassadors are high school students who are dedicated to REACHING their full potential as NYC Cultural Ambassadors and change agents who will be introduced to several different cultural and arts learning imperatives with primary focuses on Creative Youth Development, College/Career Readiness, Entrepreneurship and Civic Engagement.

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Internships

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

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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Marketing & Communications Intern

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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Volunteers

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 volunteercoordinator@mcny.org. 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

Jobs 

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 jobs@mcny.org (preferred method) or mail to Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029.

Fellowships

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

Internships

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

Coordinator of Internship Programs at interncoordinator@mcny.org

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