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

Manager, Development Operations  

The Development Operations Manager is an essential member of the Development team that will be responsible for managing the overall operational efficiencies of the Development department. Key responsibilities encompass overseeing and optimizing the Development team’s use of Museum databases (in particular, Altru); managing gift entry and acknowledgement processes; delivering regular reports to the Museum’s Finance department; coordinating intra- and inter- departmental meetings; and providing administrative support. The Development Operations Manager must be highly analytical and detail-oriented, and possess a solid understanding of fundraising fundamentals. This is a full-time, regular position that reports directly to the Executive Vice President. 

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Museum Educator – Bilingual SP/ENG  

The Bilingual Museum Educator is an essential member of the Education team that will be responsible for providing interactive experiences for K-12 audiences in Spanish and English. Educators fulfill the Museum’s Education and Engagement mission and contribute to the future of the city by engaging learners in examining the city’s past so that they may understand the present and envision their role in shaping the future. Alongside the Museum’s Education department, Educators will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a passion for advancing equity and addressing structural racism within nonprofit organizations. Educators will lead field trips and student experiences in the Museum of the City of New York’s innovative gallery spaces, through virtual teaching. Additionally, educators participate in additional projects, including professional learning workshops for teachers, family and community events, and social impact programming at offsite locations around the city or in schools. This is a part-time, regular position that reports directly to Manager of Student Learning and Experience. 

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Associate, Visitor Services  

The Associate, Visitor Services is an essential member of the Visitor Services and Retail Experience team that will be responsible for providing a welcoming experience for visitors to the Museum from New York City, across the country, and around the world. As a person who is the first point of contact for our visitors, the Visitor Services/Retail Associate is an Ambassador for the Museum and should represent the Museum in the best light possible by being friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and engaging. This is a part-time, regular position that reports directly to the Manager, Visitor Services and Retail Experience. 

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Director, Information Technology  

The Director of Information Technology (IT) is an essential member of the IT team that will be responsible for the safety, security, and integrity of the Museum’s IT systems, which are housed onsite, at our offsite storage facility, and ‘in the cloud’. This role will lead the Museum through rapid technological changes and further the Museum’s mission by enhancing and maintaining technology systems throughout the organization. The Director will drive multiple technology and business strategies while striving to maintain maximum ROI on technology investments. The Director will also lead a team that will collaboratively ensure that IT systems and IT staff operate effectively within the constraints of budget, time, and organizational requirements. This is a full-time, regular position that reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer. 

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Part-Time Museum Attendant Guard  

The Part-Time Museum Attendant Guard is an essential member of the Security team that will be 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 will also be 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. This is part-time, regular position that reports directly to the Facilities Manager. 

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Curatorial Projects Manager  

The Curatorial Projects Manager plays a critical role on the exhibition management team, overseeing day-to-day organization and implementation of approximately seven to ten exhibitions over the next one to two years. They coordinate the entire exhibition lifecycle from research and concept development to installation and project close. Acting as a liaison between internal departments (Curatorial, Design, Collections, IT) and external partners (designers, consultants, vendors), this role ensures seamless collaboration throughout exhibition development. This is a full-time, regular, position that reports directly to the Associate Director of Curatorial Projects. 

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Director of Major and Individual Gifts

The Director of Major and Individual Gifts is an essential member of the Development team that will be responsible for managing the Museum’s individual funder portfolio. This role focuses on raising funds from individuals through membership, annual gifts, planned gifts, and major gifts overseeing all individual giving activities. The Director also leads a team of three staff members dedicated for major gift cultivation and stewardship, patron communications, household and library member renewals and reporting, membership retention and acquisition, and organizing events in conjunction with other Development team staff. Additionally, the Director secures restricted gifts for Museum exhibitions, public programs, and education programs. This is a full-time, regular position that reports directly to the Executive Vice President. 

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Major Gifts Officer

The Major Gifts Officer is an essential member of the Development team that will be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with prospective major gift donors and planned giving donors. This involves full use of moves management principles, including prospect identification, and developing effective stewardship and solicitation strategies. The Major Gifts Officer will compile this information in a donor portfolio and emphasize gifts in excess of $10,000, with emphasis on those over $25,000 or greater. This individual will serve as a staff representative on the Museum’s Development Committee of the Board, and work directly with staff leadership to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives. This is a full-time, regular position that reports directly to the Director, Individual and Major Gifts. 

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Internships

The Museum does not currently have any internship opportunities available at this time.

Volunteers

Primary Volunteer Positions are located at the Main Entrance Greeter Desk. Volunteers will be assigned a regular weekly two-hour time slot. Preference is given to those available on weekends. Some volunteers will initially be trained only as substitutes. Volunteers who have at least one year of experience at the Greeter Desk may apply to be trained as Docents to give exhibition tours to visitors.  

Please click here to fill out the primary application. 

**Volunteer applications are closed at the moment; all new applicants will be placed on waitlist** 


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.

 

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