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.
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.
The Audio-Visual Technician is an essential member of the Information Technology (IT) team responsible for setting up AV infrastructure, installation, operation, testing, and troubleshooting audio and video equipment for Museum events as-needed. This is a part-time, temporary position that reports directly to the Manager of Information Technology.
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.
Manager, Corporate Relations
The Manager, Corporate Relations, is an essential member of the Development team responsible for managing the Museum’s corporate funder portfolio. The Manager raises funds from corporations through membership and sponsorships and is responsible for executing and fulfilling all funder benefits. Additionally, the Manager is responsible for corporate communications, corporate member renewals and reporting, increasing membership retention and attracting new members, and organizing member events in conjunction with other Development team staff. Finally, the Manager, Corporate Relations, raises sponsorship funds for Museum exhibitions and programs. This position is on the Museum’s Institutional Giving team and reports to the Director of Institutional Giving.
FAO Schwarz Foundation Fellow 2024-2026
The FAO Schwarz Foundation Fellowship is a two-year position for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing social impact work at a leading non-profit organization in New York City, Philadelphia, or Boston. The FAO Schwarz Fellow will be directly involved in planning, creating, delivering, and assessing education and engagement programs at the Museum, including direct service teaching work with K-12 audiences as well as coordinating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programs for students, families, and teachers.
The Museum does not currently have any internship opportunities available at this time.
Primary Volunteer positions are located at the Main Entrance Greeter Desk. Volunteer Candidates must work at least two regularly assigned 2-hour shifts per month and one substitute shift per month, if needed (Three shifts per month total.) Volunteers who have one year of experience at Greeter Desk may apply to be trained as Docents to give exhibition tours to visitors. Please click here to fill out a Primary Volunteer application.
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 email@example.com (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.