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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
945 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10021

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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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.

Associate Curator

A newly created position is available for an associate curator with particular expertise in the field of contemporary art. This curator will join the Whitney during a crucial moment in the Museum’s history, as it prepares for the inauguration of its new Renzo Piano designed building and the accompanying expansion of its program.

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Development

The Executive Assistant is a key liaison and will work closely with all Museum departments and Board of Trustees offices.

Development Research Associate

Reporting to the Campaign Director for Individual Giving and working closely with the Research Consultant, the Development Research Associate will service the information needs of the Development department.

Development Records Assistant

As the Museum prepares for the opening of its new Renzo Piano–designed building, the Development Records department will play a crucial role in defining new processes to encompass increases in gift volume, membership promotions, and other initiatives.

Member Services Assistant
Part-time Temporary

14 hours per week
Saturday and evening hours are required

Reporting to the Onsite Member Services Senior Coordinator, the part-time temporary Member Services Assistant will provide a positive experience for members, pitch acquisitions and renewals, and process admission tickets in the Museum’s lobby.

Visitor Assistant
Part-time Temporary

15–21 hours per week, through October 2014
Evening hours sometimes required

The Whitney Museum seeks an upbeat individual committed to providing a positive visitor experience for this public-facing position within the Visitor Services department.

Volunteer Opportunities

Several public-facing volunteer positions are available within the Visitor Services department, beginning with the 2014 Whitney Biennial.