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

Vice President of Education and Engagement

The Museum of the City of New York seeks a Vice President for Education and Engagement to serve as a key member of the senior leadership team to provide leadership and strategic direction for the creation and enhancement of dynamic programming that explores the unique historic and contemporary issues New York City faces and the complexity of how the decisions we make today impact our city’s future.
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Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Naree Viner and Stephen Milbauer are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please visit this link or email smilbauer@koyapartners.com. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

The Museum of the City of New York strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented applicants.

Membership Manager

The Museum is seeking a Manager of Membership to act as an integral member of the institution's management team, the Manager of Membership is responsible for the conception, implementation, structuring and management of the Museum’s membership program, targeting individual members up to $1,000.
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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: Spring 2021

Please note: The application process will open December 2020.

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 reaches 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: Spring 2021

Please note: The application process will open December 2020.

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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