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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.

Administrative Assistant, Curatorial

A newly created position is available for a full-time Administrative Assistant reporting directly to both the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and the Director of Curatorial Affairs. 

Assistant to Teen Programs

The Assistant to Teen Programs will provide support in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s Youth Insights (YI) teen programs and drop-in events.

Associate Merchandiser

Reporting to the Director of Retail Operations, the Associate Merchandiser is an integral part of the merchandising and product development efforts of the Retail department.

Biennial Production Assistant
Part-time Temporary

The temporary Biennial Production Assistant will assist with performances, programming, rehearsals, and daily activations for the upcoming Biennial, opening in March 2017.

Coordinator of Institutional Relations

This position assists the two Senior Institutional Relations Officers in their activities, in addition to developing proposals and reports for a range of foundation and government supporters.

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. 

Curatorial Assistant

The Whitney seeks a full-time Curatorial Assistant knowledgeable in twentieth- and twenty-first-century art to support scholarly curatorial projects as well as a variety of administrative tasks.

Digital Producer

Application Deadline: January 20
The Digital Producer manages the development, presentation, and implementation of public-facing content and technologies to support the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and related activities.

Director of Security

Reporting to the Director of Visitor Experience, this position provides leadership and advice on security, health and safety, and fire safety, ensuring that the practices and procedures are compliant with legislative requirements and commensurate with risk.

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. 

Major Gifts Assistant

Reporting to the Director of Individual and Planned Giving, the Major Gift Assistant will be involved in a wide range of administrative activities, and serves as a first point of contact with the general public on behalf of the Major Gifts office and at times, the development department-at-large.


Reporting to the Head Registrar, Permanent Collection and the Assistant Director, Exhibitions Management, this position provides administrative and clerical support to the Registration Department. 

Research Assistant
Temporary (through June 2017)

There is an immediate opening for an assistant with expertise in mid-twentieth-century American art. The position runs through June 2017; full-time preferred, but a part-time schedule will be considered for the right candidate.

Research Resources Assistant

This full-time position serves as the central administrative support for the Research Resources department, which provides access to primary resources, published resources, and other research material relating to the Museum’s support of American art and artists through its history, collections, and programming.

Project Archivist
Temporary (6 Months)

Reporting to the Director of Research Resources and the Archives Manager, the Project Archivist will work to arrange, re-house, and describe a discreet collection of archival material relating to a prominent twentieth-century American artist.

Security Guards

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

Senior Digital Content Manager
Temporary (7 Months)

Application Deadline: January 20
The Senior Digital Content Manager oversees the design, development and implementation of content strategies for the Museum’s digital platforms.

Visitor Services Assistants
Biennial Exhibition

The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks engaging individuals to join the Visitor Services team and create a welcoming environment for all visitors during the upcoming Whitney Biennial