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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. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented candidate with the appropriate art historical background and excellent writing skills.

Chief Engineer, Facilities

This 40-hours per week, full-time Chief Engineer position in the Facilities (Engineering) department includes weekends and is part of the International Union of Operation Engineers: Local 30. 


The Whitney Museum seeks a curator with an extraordinary record of exhibitions and publications. The position requires strong expertise in 20th- and 21st-century American art, with a specialty in prewar art and/or works on paper preferred but not required. The position reports directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and supervises junior staff.


The Director is responsible for creating policies, programs and outreach initiatives to make the Whitney a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities. This is a key position for the Whitney as the Museum embarks on its second year of operation in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The Director will collaborate with colleagues across the entire Museum as well as manage the Access and Community Programs division within the Department of Education. This senior level position reports directly to the Helena Rubinstein Chair of Education and supervises two full-time staff members. 

Family Programs Freelance Educator

The Whitney’s Family Programs offer interactive tours, drop-in art making workshops, and special events that encourage kids and adults to learn about art together. The Whitney Education Department is looking for Freelance Educators to teach weekend Family Programs at the Museum.

Major Gifts Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Individual and Planned Giving, the Major Gifts Coordinator provides essential support for the Museum’s major gift efforts by playing an integral role in the benefit fulfillment and administration of at least four patron groups.

Member Services Assistants
part-time (temporary)

The Museum seeks part-time Member Services Assistants (MSA) to assist with daily operations at the Member Services Desk, Membership Information Office, and outdoor mobile posts.

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.

Senior Curator, Permanent Collection

Reporting directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, this key curatorial position reflects the expanded role of the collection in the overall artistic direction of the Whitney Museum. A successful candidate should demonstrate a record of leadership and vision in the museum field. 

Special Events Coordinator

This position will assist a busy seven person Special Events department with a full schedule of internal and external events.