Work at the Whitney

The Whitney collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits American art in the broadest context. We value diversity in every aspect of our mission: starting with the art collection we build and preserve, and extending to the histories we write through exhibitions and programs, the audiences who engage with the museum and provide context and meaning for everything we do, and the staff whose voices and experiences shape our work.

Our Values
The Whitney is committed to creating a work environment where staff, interns, and volunteers of different races, ethnicities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic backgrounds, immigration status, and disability status feel not just welcome, but fully included and able to bring their own experiences and aspirations to their work.

Opportunities at the Whitney 
Whitney staff possess a wide range of skills, knowledge, and interests, and come from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds. Full- and part-time opportunities include roles related to exhibitions and programs, administration, visitor services, and much more. We encourage you to apply for any position that aligns with your interests, experience, abilities, or goals. 

The Whitney is a great place to work and offers an excellent benefit package including health insurance, generous paid time off, a 403(b) retirement plan, and free admission to many museums in New York City and nationally.


The Whitney Museum of American Art offers both academic year and summer internship programs for university students.

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FAO Schwarz Fellowship

This is an inaugural fellowship for college seniors that offers a transformative two-year experience in the field of social impact.

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Volunteer Programs

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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The Whitney’s volunteer docents welcome and engage visitors by giving free daily public tours.

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Westside Exposure: 
Whitney Staff Art Show

The Whitney Staff Art Show will be held from August 3–23, offering the Museum's staff artists an opportunity to share their work.

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Please be advised that due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to contact each candidate individually regarding the status of their application. 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 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.