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Public Programs Intern

Jewish Museum
Working Time

Schedule: 14-21 hours per week; with most Thursday nights required (5-8pm)

Internship Term: Summer 2018 (June - August)


The Jewish Museum:

Founded in 1904 and located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people. The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. The Museum applies a contemporary lens to its exhibitions, which range from ancient to contemporary art.


The Position:

The Public Programs Intern will assist with planning and implementation of public and academic programs for adult audiences.  Programs relate to current exhibitions as well as the collection and follow a variety of formats including lectures, gallery talks, concerts and film screenings. S/he will work directly with the Manager of Public Programs and Assistant Manager of Adult Programs staffing events and helping with ongoing research both for future events, as well as in the growing areas of outreach to University audiences and Adult Studio Workshops.


Responsibilities Include:

·   Generating research for upcoming programs and events, specifically creating research binders on upcoming exhibitions to facilitate program and gallery tour development

·   Assisting with clerical tasks such as filing and mailing contracts and letters of agreement

·   Assist with set up and clean-up for all Public Programs

·   Liaise with the public during programs in the Museum’s gallery or auditorium space –including handling visitor check in, evaluations, or answering general questions

·   Continue growing the Museum’s database for University Outreach



·   Current Bachelors or Masters student; preferred field of study Fine Art or Art History

·   Some interest in Public Programming, Education, Contemporary Art, Visitor Services

·   Strong research and organizational skills required

·   Should be both willing to work as part of a team and work independently on projects


Send Resume with Cover Letter and Intern Application To:

Human Resources Coordinator

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128


Fax: 646.358.3040

Phone: 212.423.3238