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Job Postings

Thank you for your interest in the Whitney Museum of American Art. To apply for a position, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to or: 

Whitney Museum of American Art
Human Resources Department
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the requirements of the job openings or internships. We will keep your resume on file should appropriate future openings become available. Please do not send catalogues or original materials. The Museum cannot assume responsibility for any original materials which are submitted. No calls, please.

The Whitney Museum of American Art offers both academic year and summer internship programs for university students.

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Docent Program

The Whitney’s volunteer docents welcome and engage visitors by giving free daily public tours. If you would like to be considered for future docent training sessions, please send your contact information to

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Director of Marketing

Reporting to the chief marketing and communications officer, the director of marketing is responsible for developing strategies and executing promotional initiatives that draw visitors to the Whitney’s programs and strengthen its brand.

Full-Time Temporary (6 months)

A temporary, full-time position is available in the graphic design department for a graphic designer with interaction experience. The graphic design department is responsible for creative direction, design, and production management for all of the Museum’s public-facing printed and electronic communications.

Volunteer Manager

As part of the visitor experience department, the volunteer manager will develop and manage volunteer programs to enhance the visitor experience.

Coordinator of Youth Programs

The education department is looking for a dynamic educator with a deep knowledge of contemporary art, a passion for working with New York City teens, and experience organizing artist-driven programs and events. The coordinator will run the existing Youth Insights programs and create a new series of drop-in programs for teens.

Accounting Associate

A full-time regular accounting associate position is available. The position reports directly to the controller. 


The exhibition carpenter will work on all in-house fabrication and light construction projects for the Whitney’s ambitious exhibition program. 

Art Handler

Reporting to the head preparator, the art handler is responsible for taking a lead role on assigned installations.

Assistant to School and Educator Programs

The Whitney Museum of American Art is hiring an assistant to school and educator programs. This is an exciting time as the Museum prepares to open its new building in the Meatpacking District.

Registration Assistant

Reporting to the head registrar, permanent collection and the exhibitions manager, the registration assistant provides administrative and clerical support for the registration department.