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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.

Coordinator of Teen Programs

This position will run the existing Youth Insights Programs, including Youth Insights Artists, Leaders, Introductions, and Arts Careers. The Coordinator will also work with the Teen Leaders to create teen-organized series programs and large scale events. A successful candidate will be a dynamic educator with a deep knowledge of contemporary art, experience collaborating with artists, and a passion for working with NYC teens.


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.

Engineer, Facilities Department

A full-time regular maintenance Engineer position is available with a 40 hours per week schedule relief shift, including weekends. The position will be part of the International Union of Operating Engineers: Local 30.

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.

Project Cataloger
part-time (temporary)

The part-time temporary Project Cataloger will work within a collaborative and collegial environment and report to the Library Manager, providing general cataloging support for the Frances Mulhall Achilles Library. This position is a six month assignment working one day per week.

Public Programs and Interpretation Assistant

A nine-month position is available for a Public Programs and Interpretation Assistant who will support the planning and implementation of the Museum’s Public Programs and the development of interpretive materials, including wall labels, multimedia guides and digital content. The role will focus on assisting with programs and interpretive materials for the 2017 Whitney Biennial. The Assistant will help to organize a range of artist talks, panel conversations, screenings, performances, and adult courses, and will research, format and archive audio, video and web content.

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.

Web Developer
Full-time (Temporary)

A full-time temporary one-year position is available in the Digital Media department for a full stack web developer. The Digital Media department is responsible for creative direction, content strategy, implementation, and management for all of the Museum’s public-facing digital products, including the museum’s website, visitor app, and digital signage system. This position reports to the Director of Digital Media.