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 of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer, encouraging diversity and welcoming applicants of all backgrounds.

Open Job Positions

Archaeology Photographer

Under the direction of the Senior Photographer and the Project Manager for Archaeology, the photographer will work on a large-scale, eight-month project beginning August 17, 2015, to digitize an archeology collection at the Museum of the City of New York, creating professional quality images in a high-volume setting with minimal supervision. Responsibilities include working with catalogers and interns to maintain a weekly photography schedule, sustaining effective production and workflow, and following the Museum’s FADGI-based imaging and digital archiving standards.
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Assistant Manager, Facilities

The Museum of the City of New York seeks a hands-on individual with strong management skills and experience to manage and assist in the physical maintenance, operations, and fire safety requirements of its six-story, 100,000 square foot landmark facility on Fifth Avenue. The position requires a thorough knowledge of building operations, cleaning services, and demonstrated experience of successfully managing a union staff (custodial workers, maintainers, and guards). The Assistant Manager will work afternoons/evenings, Monday through Friday. Flexible schedule is required to work late nights and possible weekends when the Museum hosts evening and weekend events.
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Director of Merchandising, Sales, and Visitor Services

The Museum of the City of New York is seeking a smart, hardworking, energetic and experienced Director of Merchandising, Sales, and Visitor Services to oversee its Museum Shop and online store (shop.mcny.org). Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer, this position will manage all aspects of, and create a vibrant and profitable new direction for the Museum’s shop and online store, including developing a new merchandising mix that utilizes the brand expressed in the name of the institution and in its exhibitions and programs, including its collections. Remodeling inventory, increasing sales, and cost control are important goals. This position will manage a small staff, and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Within the next several months, the Museum will open a second shop of the same size, directly across from the current shop at the entrance to the Museum. The launch and success of this store is the paramount opportunity this year.
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Fellowship for Excellence in Museum Education

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center at the Museum of the City of New York seeks a full-time Fellow to oversee the development, logistics, implementation, and marketing of Family Programs in addition to working with school groups on a daily basis to deliver our school programs. The Fellow will work closely with the Director of the Children’s Center to create a plan for Family Programs and work with the Manager of the Children’s Center as well as other full-time staff to learn the content of the daily school programs and methodologies for teaching in the galleries and in the Museum’s classrooms.
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Director of Special Events

The City Museum seeks a Director of Special Events to serve as a senior member of the Museum’s fundraising team and to direct events that are recognized highlights of the city’s social calendar. This position is responsible for the development of event leadership, all production and event logistics, and the creation and distribution of all event materials. The Director will also develop budgets and report on actual income and expense performance on a regular basis for benefit events. As time allows, the position will also support logistics for the Museum’s other cultivation events and Museum openings. The Director of Special Events manages the Special Events Coordinator, who assists on all fundraising events.
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Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship

The City Museum seeks applications from recent PhDs in the fields of urban history, American Studies, architectural history, or related fields who wish to gain hands-on experience in curatorial work and to pursue an independent research project related to the museum’s collections or programs. The selected Fellow will be in residence at the Museum of the City of New York for a two-year period beginning in September 2015.
Read the full job description here.
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Per Diem Educator: Museum-based programs

We are currently seeking per diem educators to provide interactive experiences for school children. These programs are delivered to a wide ranging audience, from kindergarten to high school. There is some flexibility as to which days of the week candidates are available, but priority will be given to those who can work mornings from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and can be available more than two days a week.
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Part-Time Museum Educator

We are currently seeking a part-time educator to teach school groups to a wide ranging audience (from kindergarten to high school), and assist with a variety of administrative tasks to support other enrichment programs offered by The Children’s Center. Candidates must be able to work 25 hours a week, including some Saturdays each semester (see dates in full job description). Priority will be given to those who have flexible schedules.
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Interns

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:

Collections

Collections seeks interns for different types of work, including archives, collections management, exhibitions, and registration. Candidates should be enrolled in a Master's Program in Museum Studies, Library Science, Art History, or other relevant field, and have strong organizational skills. Candidates must be detail-oriented; experience handling objects is a plus. Candidates should indicate one or more departmental preferences: Costumes & Textiles; Furniture & Decorative Art; Photographs, Prints & Drawings; Paintings & Sculpture; Theater; Manuscripts & Ephemera; Collections Management; or Registration. Interns must be available at least two full days per week.

Archival Internship, Theater Collection, Spring 2015: Description can be accessed here.
Cataloging Internship, Ephemera Collection, Spring 2015: Description can be accessed here.

Development

Development seeks an intern who is currently attending college or graduate school and has an interest in fund raising. The intern will assist with researching prospective foundation, corporate, and individual donors; coordinating special events; filing, data entry, and other administrative tasks. Candidates should have good presentation, research, and computer skills. Time commitment is flexible, with some evenings required; a minimum of two days per week is preferred.

Public Programs

Public Programs seeks an intern who is currently enrolled in college or graduate school to assist with all aspects of Museum programming. A passion for New York City history, cultural life, urban planning, architecture and design, and event planning is required. Please review current and past public programs on our website. Candidates must adhere to deadlines and demonstrate strong writing, interpersonal and social media skills. Duties include conducting research, ticket processing and customer service, networking and outreach, assisting with set-up, check-in, and audio-visual equipment. Hours during the week are flexible, but occasional evening availability is necessary.

Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children's Center

Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children's Center at the Museum offers programs that help children learn about New York City and their place in it. The Center provides a rich mix of lessons and hands-on activities, semester-long programs that explore East Harlem's evolving neighborhood, and a citywide history competition that encourages independent student research. Interns are needed to work on different projects throughout the year to support Saturday Academy, NYC History Day, Professional Development, and general administrative needs.

Education Marketing Internship: Description can be accessed here.

Graphic Design

Graphic Design seeks an intern who is currently attending college or graduate school for Graphic Design. The candidate will assist the Senior Graphic Designer with layout and production of internal and external projects, both online and print, and will assist in updating the Museum's website. Knowledge of Adobe's Creative Suite is required and a familiarity with web technologies is 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

The Museum seeks interns currently attending college or graduate school to assist with all aspects of promoting the Museum, including audience development, media research, campaign design, social media marketing, digital advertising, event planning, media tracking, data reporting and analysis, and some administrative tasks. The ideal candidate is creative, energetic, detail-oriented, passionate about the arts, and eager to gain real world experience working in marketing and public relations at a New York City cultural institution. Responsibilities will include research and other tasks, and the opportunity to complete one to three special projects designed to enhance a professional portfolio. Applicants must be willing to commit to 15 hours per week for a minimum of three months. A flexible work schedule is available. 

Marketing & Communications Internship: Description can be accessed here.

Volunteers

Volunteering for the City Museum provides an opportunity to contribute valuable services to a non-profit institution, while promoting the Museum’s mission to educate the public about New York City, its heritage and continual transformation.

Qualified candidates should possess a passion for what the city has to offer and an appreciation of its distinctive character and diversity. A flexible attitude, reliability, computer, and internet skills are critical. Volunteering at the City Museum requires a one-year commitment and a minimum availability of six hours each month or 60 hours annually. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

We will contact applicants with the required skills and interests as volunteer opportunities become available in the following areas:

Information Desk

Handles visitor inquiries. Minimum one 2-hour shift per week.

Docent

Provides free gallery tours for the public. Requires a commitment to developing proficiency about the Museum’s collection and new exhibitions. Commitment to ongoing training and personal and professional interaction with the public is required.

*Applicants must submit a completed volunteer application and resume to be considered.

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.

Internships

To apply for an internship, please submit a completed internship application, resume, cover letter, and any other relevant materials to:

Coordinator of Internship Programs at interncoordinator@mcny.org

Volunteers

Qualified applications must send a completed volunteer application and resume, along with any relevant materials, to:

Coordinator of Volunteer Programs, volunteercoordinator@mcny.org