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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

A newly created position is available for an assistant curator reporting directly to both the Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and the Curator of the Permanent Collection.

Assistant to Teen Programs

Assist in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s Youth Insights (YI) teen programs and drop-in events.

Audio Visual Manager

A full–time position is available as an audio visual manager, reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions and Collections Management.

On-call temporary

Reporting to the Manager of Exhibition Design and Construction, and taking direction from the Associate Exhibition Designer, the Whitney seeks to build our pool of on-call, temporary carpenters. Temporary carpenters may work on various assignments or projects as needed for in-house fabrication and light construction projects.The Carpenter is a union position, working both independently and with full-time or other temporary Exhibitions staff. 

Executive Coordinator

This position provides administrative support to the Deputy Director for Development in her work overseeing the areas of Development, Membership and Special Events.

Facilities Assistant
Part-time temporary (6 months)

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the part-time temporary facilities administrative assistant will provide administrative support and assistance to the department. 

Facilities Department Manager

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Department Manager assists in managing all facilities department related activities including general maintenance, mailroom operation, loading dock operation, and engineering activities as needed.

Facilities Engineering Manager

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Engineering Manager assists in managing all engineering division related activities including general maintenance, corrective, preventive and planned maintenance of all MEP and HVAC systems.

Graphic Designer

This full-time position develops and maintains the Whitney’s brand and graphic identity as part of the Graphic Design team. Under the supervision of the Director of Graphic Design, this department both communicates the Museum’s positioning while continually serving to distinguish the Whitney within the cultural landscape of New York and beyond. 

Group Services Coordinator

As part of the Visitor Experience team, this position works with the Assistant Manager of Visitor Services and is the primary contact for scheduling group visits and Whitney tours (including private, school and access groups, internal and VIP, tourist groups, and non-guided visits), and ensures that all details regarding a group’s visit are handled efficiently, while creating a positive visitor experience from initial contact through the Museum visit and departure.

Major Gifts Officer

Reporting to the Director of Individual and Planned Giving, the MGO is part of a team responsible for initiating, developing, and stewarding relationships with individual donors and prospects to achieve annual operating goals.

Manager of Corporate Sponsorships

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Whitney seeks a Manager of Corporate Sponsorship, responsible for fundraising from all local and national corporations as they pertain to corporate sponsorships of the Museum’s exhibitions, programs, and events.

Security Guards

The Security Department is looking for ten guards who have strong customer service skills.