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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 hr@whitney.org 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 docentprogram@whitney.org.

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

A newly created position is available for an assistant curator reporting directly to both the Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and the Curator of the Permanent Collection.

Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions

Reporting to the Exhibitions Manager, the Assistant Registrar, Exhibitions, will have direct responsibility for managing and coordinating crating, packing, transportation, couriers, insurance, and condition reports for international and domestic loan exhibitions.

Assistant to Teen Programs

Assist in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s Youth Insights (YI) teen programs and drop-in events.

Audio Visual Manager

A full–time position is available as an audio visual manager, reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions and Collections Management.

Coordinator, Master Calendar

In support of the Whitney Museum’s Museum Calendar Team and its primary stakeholders, the temporary coordinator will oversee centralized scheduling activities for the shared museum calendar, an Outlook-based calendar comprised of more than thirty distinct, reservable spaces. 

Curatorial Assistant to the Chief Curator

A full-time curatorial assistant position, reporting directly to the Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, is available.

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.

Executive Coordinator

This position provides administrative support to the Deputy Director for Development in her work overseeing the areas of Development, Membership and Special Events.

Facilities Assistant
Part-time temporary (6 months)

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the part-time temporary facilities administrative assistant will provide administrative support and assistance to the department. 

Facilities Department Manager

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Department Manager assists in managing all facilities department related activities including general maintenance, mailroom operation, loading dock operation, and engineering activities as needed.

Facilities Engineering Manager

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Facilities Engineering Manager assists in managing all engineering division related activities including general maintenance, corrective, preventive and planned maintenance of all MEP and HVAC systems.

Manager of Corporate Sponsorships

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Whitney seeks a Manager of Corporate Sponsorship, responsible for fundraising from all local and national corporations as they pertain to corporate sponsorships of the Museum’s exhibitions, programs, and events.

Retail Product Development Manager

Supports the Director of Retail Operations to deliver timely, high quality, profitable merchandise assortments to meet business goals and support the Museum’s programming and mission.

Safety Systems & Operations Manager

Reporting to the Director of Security, the Safety Systems and Operations Manager will develop, manage and administer all security-based systems, ensuring compliance and functionality at all times.

Security Guards

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