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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.

Biennial Assistant Coordinator

Reporting to the Biennial Coordinator, this temporary full-time Assistant Coordinator position works for twelve-month period on the 2017 Biennial exhibition.

Chief Engineer, Facilities

This 40-hours per week, full-time Chief Engineer position in the Facilities (Engineering) department includes weekends and is part of the International Union of Operation Engineers: Local 30. 

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)

Members of the Part-time Member Services Assistants (MSAs) team assist with daily operations at the Member Services Desk, Member Information Office, and outdoor mobile posts.

Retail Sales Associates
part-time (regular/seasonal)

Retail Sales Associates will delight customers with product knowledge and customer service skills, while meeting sales goals and developing a loyal onsite and online audience for the Whitney Museum Shop.

Security Guards

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

Senior Coordinator of Corporate Sponsorship

This full-time position reports directly to the Assistant Director of Corporate Partnerships.

Senior Curator, Permanent Collection

Reporting directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, this key curatorial position reflects the expanded role of the collection in the overall artistic direction of the Whitney Museum. A successful candidate should demonstrate a record of leadership and vision in the museum field. 

Visitor Services Assistants
part-time (temporary)

The part-time Visitor Services Assistants (VAs) assist with daily operations in the lobby, coat check and throughout the Whitney Museum. As part of the Visitor Experience team, VAs create a positive environment for the general public and museum members.

Web Developer
part-time (6 Months)

The Digital Media department is looking for a freelance web developer to work on a front-end project. The primary task will be translating design files into HTML, CSS (using SASS), and JavaScript. The front-end developer would report to the Senior Manager of Digital Technologies, and work closely with in-house developers and graphic designers.