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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.

Administrative Assistant, Curatorial

A newly created position is available for a full-time Administrative Assistant reporting directly to both the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and the Director of Curatorial Affairs. The incumbent will support the day-to-day administration of a creative, fast-paced, collaborative department.

Assistant to Access and Community Programs

This full-time temporary (eighteen month) position assists in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s access and community programs.

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. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to independently organize some exhibitions and artist projects, and to contribute to acquisitions and collection displays. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented candidate with the appropriate art historical background and excellent writing skills.

Associate Merchandiser

Reporting to the Director of Retail Operations, the Associate Merchandiser is an integral part of the merchandising and product development efforts of the Retail department.

Coordinator of Institutional Relations

This position assists the two Senior Institutional Relations Officers in their activities, in addition to developing proposals and reports for a range of foundation and government supporters.

Coordinator of Teen Programs

The search has been reopened for this position running 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.

Curator of Drawings and Prints

The Whitney Museum seeks a curator with an extraordinary record of exhibitions and publications to fill a newly created position overseeing the Museum’s distinguished collection of drawings and prints. The incumbent will report directly to the Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator and join the museum’s highly collaborative senior curatorial team at a time of great institutional growth and transformation. This position requires strong expertise in 20th- and 21st-century American art; a specialty in early to mid-twentieth century art is preferred but not required.

Curatorial Assistant

The Whitney seeks a full-time Curatorial Assistant knowledgeable in twentieth- and twenty-first-century art to support scholarly curatorial projects as well as a variety of administrative tasks. 


Director of Security

Reporting to the Director of Visitor Experience, this position provides leadership and advice on security, health and safety, and fire safety, ensuring that the practices and procedures are compliant with legislative requirements and commensurate with risk.

Exhibition Designer

Reporting to the Associate Director for Exhibitions and Collections Management, a newly created full-time position is available for a senior exhibition designer, who will collaborate with the Whitney’s curatorial team to create and implement original designs for permanent collection galleries, large-scale temporary exhibitions, and artist projects. 

Major Gifts Assistant

Reporting to the Director of Individual and Planned Giving, the Major Gift Assistant will be involved in a wide range of administrative activities, and serves as a first point of contact with the general public on behalf of the Major Gifts office and at times, the development department-at-large.

Security Guards

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

Senior Manager, Special Events

Reporting to the Director of Special Events, the Senior Manager must have proven track record of managing a diverse array of events and utilizing both professional and volunteer staff.