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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.

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 Assistant
part-time (weekends)

This position is responsible for all administrative duties related to Open Studio, a weekend drop-in, hands-on workshops for families with children of all ages. They will also learn about inquiry-based teaching strategies and art-making techniques that are used in the program.

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.

Membership Operations Assistant

Reporting to the Senior Coordinator for Membership Planning and Operations, the Membership Operations Assistant will play an important role in supporting the ongoing efforts of the Whitney Membership team.

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. 

Senior Visitor Services Assistant

The Senior Visitor Assistant (SVA) is part of the supervisory staff of Visitor Services. The SVA serves as a “Key Holder” with a clear understanding of all operational functions and will supervise visitor assistants in the absence of the Manager and Assistant Manager. As part of the Visitor Experience team, SVAs create a positive environment for the general public and Museum members.

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.