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.


Membership Manager

The Membership Manager is an essential member of the Development team that is responsible for managing the Museum’s membership portfolio. The Membership Manager will oversee and steward individual members up to $1,000 and corporate members of all size; fulfill all membership benefits across the portfolio; spearhead annual renewal campaigns using a variety of communication methods; develop and implement strategies for increasing membership retention and attracting new members; and organize member engagement events.

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Assistant Manager, Development Operations

The Assistant Manager, Development Operations is an indispensable member of the Development team that is responsible for the operations of the Development team across revenue lines. The Assistant Manager, Development Operations will work closely with all Development team stakeholders to ensure gifts are processed and acknowledged; provide reporting to the Museum’s finance team; the Development team’s intra- and inter-departmental meeting schedule; and general administrative support. The Assistant Manager, Development Operations needs to be highly analytical and detail-oriented, as well as understanding and appreciating the basic elements of fundraising.

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Centennial Research Fellow

The Museum of the City of New York seeks a full-time, temporary Research Fellow (35 hours per week for a term of one year) for its upcoming centennial exhibition scheduled to open in 2023. We will celebrate and interrogate depictions of New York City in media and the arts over the past one hundred years. This is a full-time, temporary position for one year, with a salary range of $45,000- $55,000, commensurate with experience.

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Digital Projects Coordinator

The Museum seeks a Digital Projects Coordinator to help with the expansion and awareness of the Museum of the City of New York’s brand and digital footprint. The role is a researcher, storyteller, and project manager all in one, and will work with partners to build, implement and share the Museum's content in an accessible and engaging way within digital products (apps, podcasts, video series) and on the Museum’s owned channels.

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Licencing and Marketing Coordinator

The Museum seeks a Licensing and Marketing Coordinator to work directly with the VP of Marketing and Communications to support the Museum’s earned income (sales) in the areas of TV and livestream content development, digital experiences, and consumer products. The position is responsible for the coordination of various business development initiatives through organizing, streamlining, and maximizing intellectual property efforts in order to support new initiatives and ultimately drive revenue for the Museum. 

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Creative Youth Development & Research Educator

The Museum seeks a part-time Creative Youth Development & Research Educator. Reporting directly to MCNY Education Department the CYD & Research Educator is responsible to assist with the development and implementation of the Triple E: Explore, Examine, Engage pilot program.

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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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FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Education Fellow

The Museum of the City of New York is seeking a creative, enthusiastic recent college graduate who is interested in gaining experience in direct service teaching in a leading cultural institution while developing STEAM-based social impact programming for the communities the Museum serves.

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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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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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Museum Group Tour Guide

The Museum Guide is responsible for making the Museum accessible to all different visitors by making the exhibitions come alive including, but not limited to, running group, private, and virtual experiences. Currently, we are looking for freelance Museum Guides to lead experience of the following exhibitions; New York at Its Core, New York, New Music: 1980-1986, Activist New York and Puppets of New York. This role pays $100USD per tour.

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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: 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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