Curatorial Intern (American Art)

The Curatorial Intern (American Art) will assist with research and administrative duties for an upcoming exhibition on American modern art and folk 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: Assistant Curator
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time, 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 B.A. in Art History is required, with demonstrated knowledge of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art history strongly preferred.

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.