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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.


This full-time position reports directly to the Controller.

Advancement Assistant
Full-time temporary

This temporary short term Assistant position in the Advancement department (through June 30, 2016) works closely with the Director of Philanthropy to provide support in a myriad of administrative activities to ensure the successful stewardship of the recently completed Capital Campaign.

Assistant to Family Programs

The Assistant to Family Programs will provide support in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s Family Programs. 

Coordinator of Access and Community Programs

The coordinator of access and community programs contributes to broad institutional efforts to position the Museum as a welcoming, relevant, and accessible resource for people who have traditionally experienced barriers to participation in cultural institutions. This full-time, temporary, grant-funded position works closely with the Director of Access and Community programs to create policies and programs that make the new Whitney an accessible and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities.


Reporting to the Director of Development Records, the Development Records Coordinator plays an integrated role in the overall maintenance of the Raiser’s Edge database. This position works cooperatively within the team around the database system and the institution as a whole to streamline and document procedures.

Director of Digital Media

The Director of Digital Media develops institutional strategies and manages initiatives that advance the Whitney’s programs and mission via digital technologies. The position, reporting to the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, is responsible for developing and maintaining content and technology for; third-party websites featuring Whitney content; mobile apps and digital publications; on-site digital signage; and other digital technologies that allow audiences, offsite and onsite, to access information about the Whitney’s collection and programs and/or deepen their experience with the Museum.

Editor, Publications Department

Reporting to the director of publications, this full-time editor position in the publications department will be responsible for printed and digital exhibition catalogues, books, and essays along with exhibition graphics and some exhibition-related ephemera. 

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.

Member Services Assistants
Part-time temporary

The Museum seeks individuals to join the Member Services Assistants (MSA) team to assist with daily operations at the Member Services Desk, Member entry, and mobile posts.

Permanent Collection Documentation Manager

Reporting to the Director of Research Resources, the Manager is responsible for the retrieval, retention, and cataloguing of primary source documents (both analog and digital) that document and contextualize the Museum’s permanent collection. 

Security Guards

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

Visitor Services Assistant
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.