Curatorial Intern – American Contemporary Art

The Curatorial Intern (American Contemporary Art) will assist with research and administrative duties for an upcoming exhibition on American Contemporary Art. The Jewish Museum is looking for a self-motivated individual with a strong background in art history and excellent research skills who would like to develop their curatorial skills in a professional, supportive environment.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Curatorial Assistant
Date posted: November 15, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 20 hours / week


  • Conducting research via online databases and offsite at local art libraries
  • Maintaining and updating exhibition checklists; communicating with registrars and/or design teams
  • Drafting and mailing loan requests and agreements; checking status
  • Creating Powerpoint presentations for other museum departments
  • Maintaining list of exhibition contacts
  • Other duties as assigned


A qualified candidate should have a B.A. in Art History or related field with preparedness demonstrated through previous relevant research and work experience. Candidates should also have some or in depth knowledge and research experience in several of the following areas: history of New York City (social, cultural, political), the 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement, feminism, an awareness of key contributors (artists, authors, gallerists, performance) of the Contemporary art world. Other potential areas of research include, film, television and media, and decorative arts and design.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.