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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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Volunteer Program

The Whitney’s volunteers provide meaningful support to the Museum. We’re currently seeking energetic individuals to join our Volunteer Program.

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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.

Assistant Curator

Reporting directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, this newly created position for an assistant curator will work closely on the organization of various large-scale monographic and thematic exhibitions from concept to installation. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to independently organize some exhibitions and artist projects, and to contribute to acquisitions and collection displays. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented candidate with the appropriate art historical background and excellent writing skills.

Coordinator of Teen Programs

This position will run the existing Youth Insights Programs, including Youth Insights Artists, Leaders, Introductions, and Arts Careers. The Coordinator will also work with the Teen Leaders to create teen-organized series programs and large scale events. A successful candidate will be a dynamic educator with a deep knowledge of contemporary art, experience collaborating with artists, and a passion for working with NYC teens.

Curator of Drawings and Prints

The Whitney Museum seeks a curator with an extraordinary record of exhibitions and publications to fill a newly created position overseeing the Museum’s distinguished collection of drawings and prints. The incumbent will report directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and join the museum’s highly collaborative senior curatorial team at a time of great institutional growth and transformation. This position requires strong expertise in 20th- and 21st-century American art; a specialty in early to mid-twentieth century art is preferred but not required.

Engineer, Facilities Department

A full-time regular maintenance Engineer position is available with a 40 hours per week schedule relief shift, including weekends. The position will be part of the International Union of Operating Engineers: Local 30.

Exhibition Designer

Reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions and Collections Management, a newly created full-time position is available for a senior exhibition designer, who will collaborate with the Whitney’s curatorial team to create and implement original designs for permanent collection galleries, large-scale temporary exhibitions, and artist projects. 

Security Guards

The Visitor Experience Department is looking for part-time and full-time guards who have excellent customer service skills.

Security Manager

Reporting to the Director of Security, the Manager has general responsibility for the security of the Museum, the art, the staff and visitors.

Visitor Services Assistants
Part-time (Temporary)

The part-time Visitor Services Assistants (VAs) will assist with daily operations in the lobby, coat check and throughout the Museum. As part of the Visitor Experience team, VAs create a positive environment for the general public and museum members (part-time schedule: 2–4 days per week; 14–25 hours per week. Weekend days and holidays required, early and evening hours are often requested).

Web Developer
Full-time (Temporary)

A full-time temporary one-year position is available in the Digital Media department for a full stack web developer. The Digital Media department is responsible for creative direction, content strategy, implementation, and management for all of the Museum’s public-facing digital products, including the museum’s website, visitor app, and digital signage system. This position reports to the Director of Digital Media.