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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.

Assistant Theater Manager
Full-time temporary
(Through June 2016)

Reporting to the Theater Manager, this position plays an integral role in the advance, execution and wrap up of all activity (performance, film/video screenings, education programming, special events) in the 200 seat, multipurpose Susan and John Hess Family Theater. 

Benefits Manager

This position oversees all phases of benefits operations for the Whitney’s employees in accordance with established goals, policies and procedures.

Business Systems Senior Manager

Reporting to the Director of Development Records, the Business Systems Senior Manager is responsible for all phases of database management, design, and administration for the organization’s business systems, including but not limited to Raiser’s Edge and Siriusware.

Communications Manager

Reporting to the Communications Director, the manager will strategize and deliver coverage for exhibitions, programs, events, acquisitions, and institutional initiatives, in order to maximize positive press coverage of the Whitney.

Coordinator of School and Educator Programs

This full-time position in the Education Department coordinates all School and Educator programs at the Museum.

Curatorial Fellow
Full-time Temporary (2 Years)

This full-time temporary position reports to both the Richard DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection and the Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawing.

Curatorial Project Assistant

A full-time, temporary position is available in the Curatorial Department working for the Curator and Curator of Performance. This position works closely with a Senior Curatorial Assistant and Exhibition Coordinator to assist primarily with a range of curatorial projects and administrative tasks. 


Reporting to the Director of Development Records, the Development Records Coordinator plays an integrated role in the overall maintenance of the Raiser’s Edge database.

Director of Digital Media

The Director of Digital Media develops institutional strategies and manages initiatives that advance the Whitney’s programs and mission via digital technologies. The position, reporting to the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, is responsible for developing and maintaining content and technology for; third-party websites featuring Whitney content; mobile apps and digital publications; on-site digital signage; and other digital technologies that allow audiences, offsite and onsite, to access information about the Whitney’s collection and programs and/or deepen their experience with the Museum.

Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and Trustee Office
Full-time temporary

This temporary position for a 6+ month period provides coverage during maternity leave in the Administration department, and directly supports the Chief Operating Officer and Trustee Office.

Manager of Public Programs and Public Engagement

Reporting to the Director of Public Programs and Public Engagement and working within the Education Department, this position collaboratively develops, plans, and, implements all public programs (including artist-created events, lectures and conversations, gallery talks, and academic symposia). 

Member Services Assistants
Part-time temporary

The Museum seeks individuals to join the Member Services Assistants (MSA) team to assist with daily operations at the Member Services Desk, Member entry, and mobile posts.

Permanent Collection Documentation Manager

Reporting to the Director of Research Resources, the Manager is responsible for the retrieval, retention, and cataloguing of primary source documents (both analog and digital) that document and contextualize the Museum’s permanent collection. 

Security Guards

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

Visitor Services Assistant
Part-time temporary

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