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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.

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. 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.

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. 

Curatorial Assistant

A full-time Curatorial Assistant position, reporting to the DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection, is available. The incumbent will work with the Director and his team on all matters related to the development and display of the Museum’s esteemed collection of modern and contemporary American art, assisting with scholarly projects as well as a variety of administrative tasks. Excellent research and writing skills a must, and a focus in American art before 1945 strongly preferred.

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 Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Individual and Planned Giving, the Major Gifts Coordinator provides essential support for the Museum’s major gift efforts by playing an integral role in the benefit fulfillment and administration of several patron groups.

Member Services Assistant
Part-time, Temporary

The Whitney is seeking part-time Member Services Assistants (MSA) to assist with daily operations at the Member Services Desk, Membership Information Office, and outdoor mobile posts. 

Security Guards

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

Visitor Services Assistants
Part-time, Temporary

The Whitney Museum of American Art seeks engaging individuals to join the Visitor Services team and create a welcoming environment for all visitors during the upcoming Whitney Biennial 2017. The exhibition includes sixty-three participants, ranging from emerging to well-established individuals and collectives working in painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, film and video, photography, activism, performance, music, and video game design.