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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.

Accounting Associate

A full-time regular accounting associate position is available. The position reports directly to the controller.

Archives Manager

The full-time archives manager processes the Museum’s historical archive collections and supervises the management of recent Museum records. 

Assistant to School and Educator Programs

The Whitney is hiring an assistant to School and Educator Programs, which use works of art in the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions to create a forum for ideas, debate, and exchange. 

Coordinator of Youth Programs

The Education Department is looking for a dynamic educator with a deep knowledge of contemporary art, a passion for working with New York City teens, and experience organizing artist-driven programs and events. 

Development Records Manager

Reporting to the director of Development Records, the Development Records manager’s responsibilities will include daily management of the Raiser’s Edge database, overseeing gift processing, data entry, optimizing usage of the development database system, reconciliation of the Development income with Accounting, and as-weekly and ad-hoc reporting needs.

Director of Marketing

Reporting to the chief marketing and communications officer, the director of marketing is responsible for developing strategies and executing promotional initiatives that draw visitors to the Whitney’s programs and strengthen its brand.

Family Programs Freelance Educator

In advance of the opening of the Whitney in the Meatpacking District in May, the Whitney education department is looking for freelance educators to teach weekend family programs at the Museum.

Finance and Treasury Analyst

The analyst supports the Museum’s finance and treasury functions and reports to the chief financial officer with a dotted line to the department’s director.

Group Services Coordinator

As part of the visitor experience team, the group services coordinator will be the primary contact for scheduling group visits and tours to the Whitney which includes private tours, school and access groups, internal and VIP tours, tourist groups, and non-guided visits.

Institutional Advancement Assistant
3–4 month position

Reporting to the senior coordinator of corporate partnerships and the institutional advancement coordinator, the temporary institutional advancement (IA) assistant will have a pivotal role in aiding the efforts of all fundraising, administrative, donor records, and donor liaising responsibilities in conjunction with the opening of the Whitney’s new building.

Member Services Assistants
Full-time regular and part-time temporary

The Whitney is seeking full-time and part-time member services assistants (MSA) to assist with opening festivities and daily operations at the member services desk, member entry, and outdoor mobile posts.

Member Services Coordinator

The Whitney is seeking a member services coordinator (MSC) to act as a daily operations support for the membership team based in the lobby.

Member Services Office Assistant

Temporary positions of 14–21 weekday (Monday–Friday) hours per week are available with an anticipated end date of summer 2015.

Retail Assistant Manager

Under the direction of the shop manager, the assistant manager will lead the team to meet daily sales goals and develop a loyal onsite and online audience for the Whitney Museum Shop.

Retail Sales Associate

The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks an ambitious and experience-oriented team of full-time retail staff to open its new building on May 1, 2015.

Retail Sales Associate
Part-time, temporary

The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks an ambitious and experience-oriented team of part-time retail staff to open its new building on May 1, 2015.

Retail Stock Associate
Part-time, temporary

The part-time retail stock associate will provide a seamless flow between the off-site retail warehouse, stock room, and sales floor, and will perform receiving, restocking and inventory duties to optimize daily retail operations and actively maintain merchandise presentation around a broad museum program.

Security Guards

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

Security Supervisor
Part-time Temporary

Reporting to the director of Security, the temporary Security supervisor has overall responsibility for the security of the Museum, the art, the staff and visitors, including overseeing the visitor flow entering and leaving the building.

Senior Visitor Services Assistant

As part of the visitor experience team, senior visitor assistants (SVA) create a positive environment for the general public and Museum members.

Theater Manager

A state-of-the-art, dedicated theater space for performance, film/video screenings, education programming and special events has been designed for the Museum. The theater manager will oversee all programming in the theater and other spaces, as required.

Theater Technical Manager

The theater technical manager will provide technical support to deliver all curatorial-based performances, education events, and special events in the theater.

Visitor Services Assistants
Full-time regular and part-time temporary

The Whitney seeks engaging individuals to join the visitor services team and create a welcoming environment for all visitors in preparation for the new building opening on May 1, 2015.