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.


Manager, Institutional Giving 

The Manager of Institutional Giving is responsible for expanding and strengthening the Museum’s foundation and government giving by cultivating and stewarding new and existing partnerships that will result in increased funding for the organization. 

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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-driven programming.

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Development Associate 

The Museum seeks a detailed‐oriented, proactive individual to provide administrative and budgetary support to the Museum’s Development department.  The Development Associate will be responsible for the day‐to‐day management of departmental budget and reconciliations; scheduling; preparing meeting agendas and minutes; processing gifts and memberships; creating reports; managing donor lists and preparing mailing materials like solicitations and proposals; and tracking solicitation processes and stewardship initiatives.  

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Visitor Services Associate

The Museum seeks an enthusiastic and outgoing Visitor Services Associate to join the Visitor Services and Retail team. The Visitors Service Associate serves the vital role of welcoming guests from all walks of life to the Museum and connecting them to this distinctive institution.

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Collections and Exhibitions Assistant 

The Collections and Exhibitions Assistant will assist with exhibition preparation and logistics including but not limited to, object documentation, artifact, and artwork preparation, generating forms, and proofreading exhibition text. The Assistant will work five days a week onsite at the Museum located at 1220 Fifth Avenue, during the Monday through Friday 9-5 work week. This position is a full-time, temporary position through December 31, 2021.

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Information Technology 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. This position reports to the Manager, Information Technology.

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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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Museum Guide

The Museum Guide is responsible for making the Museum accessible to all different visitors by make the exhibitions come alive including, but not limited to, running group, private, and virtual experiences.

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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: Summer 2021

Please note: The application process will open April 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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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: Summer 2021

Please note: The application process will open April 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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