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Project Paper Conservator, Book of the Dead of Herw—Conservation

(Full-time, project-based, non-union position)


  • Graduate degree in conservation, or its equivalent
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to plan ahead
  • A team player who can participate in the overall goals of the Conservation department and the Museum
  • Experience examining and treating both paper and papyrus collections is desired


  • With the Assistant Paper Conservator, focus on the conservation of the Book of the Dead of Herw
  • Examine, document, and begin treatment of the above papyri documents
  • Maintain conservation records
  • Conduct basic analysis
  • Advise on proper installation, storage, and shipment
  • Inventory and order supplies
  • Complete other duties, as assigned

Reports to: Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator

Starting date: Summer 2017 (for one year)

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm

Salary: $43,000 per year

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to


(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: the Controller should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible non-profit experience, preferably with a major organization or division of a large organization
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet applications
  • Familiarity with New York City government and related pass-through accounting procedures preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations preferred

Responsibilities: the Controller supervises all accounting staff, oversees successful transaction processing, and ensures the Museum meets all reporting and compliance requirements.


  • Maintain documentation of accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee accounting operations, including organizational structure, control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures


  • Process payroll on time
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of accounts payable, with all reasonable discounts taken
  • Manage prompt accounts receivable collection
  • Oversee completion of required bank reconciliations and debt payments
  • Maintain an orderly accounts chart, filing system, and transaction control system
  • Track endowment and investment accounts
  • Maintain net asset tracking of donor restrictions


  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual report, Form 990 and other regulatory filings, and grant reports
  • Recommend benchmarks to measure the performance of Museum operations
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Develop a system of management cost reports
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Work with the actuary to prepare post-retirement benefit and pension calculations
  • Monitor and prepare fixed assets & depreciation entries
  • Prepare balance sheet schedules


  • Coordinate information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants as applicable
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

Reports to: Director of Finance

Starting date: ASAP

To apply:  Please send your cover letter and résumé to

Senior Accountant—Finance

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)


  • Four-year degree in accounting
  • Three to five years' accounting experience
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet applications
  • Experience with the full cycle of accounting transactions
  • Familiarity with New York City government and related pass-through accounting procedures preferred


  • Implement and oversee a broad range of accounting transactions, including accounts payable, payroll, billing, fixed assets, and inventory; reconcile accounts; prepare budgets, financial statements, and journal entries; and conduct variance analysis as needed
  • Manage reporting and ensure compliance requirements are met
  • Assist in preparing financial statements, regulatory filings, and reports to comply with grant terms

Reports to: Controller

Starting date: ASAP

To apply:  Please send your cover letter and résumé to:

Operations Manager—Operations

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in progressively responsible roles in museum operations, or a comparable combination of experience and substantial knowledge of art museums, facilities, and building systems
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • NYFD-Refrigeration Machine Operators License preferred
  • NYC Low-Pressure Boiler Certificate preferred
  • Knowledge of low-pressure boilers, pumps, plumbing, and standpipe/sprinkler-related systems
  • Proven skill in leading by example; supervising and training staff; and effectively improving staff performance, as well as adapting workflows and procedures to improve efficiency, collaboration, and service
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time, multitask, take initiative, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing and conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to converse technically and negotiate with, as well as direct and supervise work of, a wide range of vendors, including engineers and technicians, regarding museum systems and operations
  • Ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and support staff, and maintain highly professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting
  • Strong organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters
  • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed, and to respond to emergency situations on an “on call” basis

Responsibilities: The Operations Manager assists the Vice Director of Operations in:

  • Elevating and maintaining a high standard of professionalism and excellence in overseeing, managing, and coordinating all aspects of Museum operations, including but not limited to personnel in Security and Safety, custodial and maintenance, and engineering and trade (Carpenters, Electricians, Painters), as well as audio visual technicians
  • Dealing with low-pressure boilers, pumps, plumbing, and standpipe/sprinkler-related mechanical systems
  • Supervising the shipping and receiving department and mail services
  • Ensuring that scheduling of all Museum activities and building functions is smoothly integrated and coordinated among various departments
  • Liaising with our parking lot vendor and food service provider
  • Attending walkthrough meetings with the caterer and party planners in order to facilitate the use of Museum spaces for special events and private receptions
  • Serving as manager on duty (MOD) during events, including off-hour events
  • Performing other duties, as assigned

Work schedule: Five days per week, as scheduled, including weekends and nights

To apply: Send your cover letter and résumé to

Backend Developer—Technology

The Technology department at the Brooklyn Museum seeks a Backend Developer to join our team and help manage our web presence. You’ll be working with a small team on a variety of web, mobile, and infrastructure projects related to art, community engagement, visitor experience, and open access. Primary projects include the ongoing online publication of over 95,000 object records and related images in our collection, an accessible public API and engaging web presence, an internal editorial system, and the backend of our mobile app ASK.

As a small team, we work across disciplines and support each other. Accordingly, qualified candidates must possess a broad range of skills for maintaining and improving our AWS-based infrastructure to keep the things we build on top of it running. Our systems primarily run on Linux, PHP, MySQL, NGINX, and Git, but we do integrate with some Windows-based servers and occasionally dabble in SQL Server or Visual Studio.

We have adopted a number of Agile practices in our development process in order to adapt to the fast-evolving nature of our projects, and we’re looking for someone who thrives using this methodology.

Requirements: Here’s what we’re after:

  • experience writing testable code in a dynamic, object-oriented language such as PHP, Ruby, or Python;
  • SQL programming and relational data modeling knowledge;
  • experience with installing, configuring, and securing web servers such as Apache or NGINX;
  • experience maintaining Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) systems;
  • experience with UNIX command-line programming;
  • experience with API integration;
  • experience monitoring, logging, and reporting systems and applications;
  • experience managing backups and restores of servers and applications;
  • familiarity with AWS;.
  • familiarity with configuring CMS systems such as ExpressionEngine or Craft CMS;
  • familiarity with Windows development;
  • familiarity with client-side programming and web development; and
  • a belief in testing code.

We might lack fancy furniture and ping-pong tables, but our offices are located in a nineteenth-century neoclassical monument and share a space with priceless art, so we're okay with that. This is a fast-paced but fun environment that we balance by keeping a commitment to a 35-hour work week. This position does not include telecommuting or relocation; qualified candidates must be able to commute daily to the Brooklyn Museum. No recruiters, please.

To apply: Send your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to Include your cover letter in the body of the email and attach your résumé.

Graphic Design Intern—Design

(Part-time, temporary, unpaid internship)

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and hard-working design Intern to join our Graphic Design team. The Intern will assist in the planning and execution of both digital and print marketing materials for the Museum. This is a great opportunity to understand the working process and day-to-day responsibilities of a cultural institution's in-house design team through hands-on learning and execution. The Intern will work under the guidance of the Head of Graphic Design to ensure quality and visual cohesion in accordance with our brand.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is:

  • A graphic design and/or visual communications major
  • Skilled in design and typography
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Equipped with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Able to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • An exemplar of strong work ethics and high performance standards
  • An outside-the-box thinker
  • Passionate about the arts

Responsibilities: The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for:

  • Creating and assisting in ongoing design projects
  • Producing signage
  • Performing case studies

Reports to: Head of Graphic Design

Start date: Fall 2017

Work schedule: Flexible, 20 hours per week

To apply: Please send your application to

Membership Host (P/T)—Development

(Part-time, permanent, non-union position)

We seek a dependable, resourceful, and people-oriented individual to provide sales, customer service, and administrative support to the Membership department. The Membership Host interacts with a broad range of staff and visitors, maintaining a commitment to consistently excellent customer service for all Members and visitors in order to enhance the quality of their Museum experience.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Sales and customer service experience
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving, customer service, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Ability to deal courteously, efficiently, and maturely with staff, volunteers, Members, and the general public
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with ease while being a team player
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and knowledge of fundraising software (especally Raiser's Edge) are highly desirable


  • Provide frontline customer service and information to Members and potential Members
  • Welcome and greet Members and visitors in a positive and professional manner
  • Sell, renew, and upgrade Memberships
  • Resolve Members' issues and address their concerns and requests in a respectful, expedient, and professional manner
  • Respond to public inquiries about the Museum and surrounding community
  • Maintain Membership information using Raiser's Edge
  • Submit daily sales reports
  • Provide clerical assistance to the Membership office, as needed
  • Assist with the execution of Membership events
  • Provide Membership information and support to Visitor Services staff at the Information Desk
  • Maintain an inventory of Membership supplies and materials at the Membership Desk
  • Actively maintain Membership areas, equipment, and personal work space to ensure a neat, clean, and safe environment at all times

Reports to: Senior Manager, Membership & Annual Fund

Starting date: Immediate

Schedule: Part-time. Must be available Wednesday–Sunday during Museum hours

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to

Internships (P/T)—Digital Collections and Services

(Non-union, part-time, unpaid internships)

The Brooklyn Museum seeks interns to work on projects in the Digital Lab. A limited number of positions are available, generally on a semester schedule. Preference will be given to students registered in credit-granting programs. Due to collaborative projects with university programs, only selected projects may be open to other applicants during a particular semester.

Digitization Interns assist with the digitization of the b/w negative collection, including scanning and editing negatives, matching images to objects in the collections management system (TMS), creating metadata, and loading images and data into the digital asset management system (Luna). Qualifications: Applicant must have computer skills, familiarity with scanning and PhotoShop, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Copyright Interns research contact information for artists, generate letters and licenses, track progress in an Access database, and update rights information in TMS. For additional information about this project, please visit Qualifications: Candidate must have research skills, experience with MS Office suite (particularly Access and mail merge), verbal skills, and attention to detail.

Documentary Photography Interns photograph Museum events and activities, following up on assignments from staff and pursuing independent shoots in the galleries, and edit and manage images, which are then made available to the Museum's Design Department for promotional purposes and are preserved as part of the Museum Archives. Qualifications: Applicant must have excellent PhotoShop skills, DSLR camera training, a portfolio demonstrating aptitude for documentary photography, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Object Inventory Photography Interns work with curators undertaking storeroom surveys, including creating images of works of art in the collection using a simple set and lighting, and managing the resulting image files. The opportunity to create metadata and load images into the Luna DAMS may be included. This internship is dependent on curatorial need and may not be available every semester. Qualifications: Internship requires excellent PhotoShop skills, DLSR camera training, a portfolio demonstrating aptitude for still life photography, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Time Frame: Ongoing

Work Schedule: Part-time, Monday–Friday, with schedule to be determined

Compensation: These are unpaid internships. Interns will have Museum volunteer status.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to An online portfolio is required for photography internships. Applications are reviewed in August (for fall semester), December (for winter/spring semester), and May (for summer semester).

Senior Museum Educator, Family Programs Coordinator—Education

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

The Family Programs Coordinator uses their forward-thinking teaching skills to create imaginative collections-based programs and learning opportunities for early childhood and intergenerational audiences, and to coordinate excellent programs that welcome families to the Museum.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree or BFA; MA or MFA preferred
  • Two to three years' museum education experience
  • Excellent teaching, art-making, writing, and organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience working with preschool audiences (ages 2–3; classroom experience preferred), developing lesson plans, coordinating programs, and producing interpretive materials
  • Administrative experience including managing budgets, facilitating community outreach, and supervising part-time staff, interns, and/or volunteers
  • Versed in social media
  • Knowledge of Brooklyn audiences is desirable
  • Bilingual skills are a plus


  • Conceive, implement, and manage Family Programs related to permanent collections and special exhibitions, including Meet the Museum, F.A.M. (Family Art Magic), Hands-On Art at Target First Saturdays, and Creativity Lab, as well as special programs for families (such as partnerships, festivals, and birthday parties)
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise a part-time staff
  • Collaborate to produce programmatic content
  • Prepare marketing materials
  • Maintain art supplies
  • Evaluate current programs and conduct research to develop new programs
  • Develop family-friendly interpretive materials and interactive gallery activities
  • Contribute to grant proposals, reports, and budget proposals
  • Mentor other museum educators, and collaborate with other Education and Museum staff, as well as with outside organizations

The Senior Museum Educator will also be responsible for teaching preschool–12th grade gallery visits and/or school partnerships in the galleries. In the summer months, this position may teach or participate in collaborative programs, such as the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program or summer teacher programs.

Reports to: Youth and Family Programs Manager

Starting date: Immediate

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday, for eight months of the year; Monday through Friday for four months of the year (some flexibility required); implementation of programs requires weekend work.

Salary: $38,398–$44,158, plus benefits

To apply: Please send your cover letter, stating your teaching philosophy, and résumé to the Youth and Family Programs Manager at

School Programs Manager—Education

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

The School Programs Manager oversees all K–12 school-based programs for students and teachers, and will launch an exciting pilot program to expand our work in Central Brooklyn to districts most in need of arts education. Aligning with our mission "to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities," the Manager will create a forward thinking vision for our school programs to deepen connetions ot our local schools, and advance learning, participation, and engagement for children, teens, and educators with diverse needs. This position is instrumental in implementing our Arts as Social Justice pedagogical approach and expanding our Education department.


  • Be a big-picture thinker while also being detail-oriented with strong administrative skills
  • M.A. degree in art history, museum education, education, or a related field in the humanities
  • Strong knowledge of museum education theory and practice
  • At least four years of museum experience, including planning and implementing relevant and creative object-based museum education programs for K–12 students and teachers
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills
  • Experience with project and personnel management and the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with Museum staff, patrons, and representatives of community-based organizations
  • Be a reflective practitioner, who is capable of undertaking multiple projects simultaneously and balancing long- and short-term priorities
  • Interest and ability in budget management and resource development
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Experience with open and experimental practices a plus
  • Knowledge of New York City Department of Education offices and curriculum preferred


  • Lead a new pilot initiative engaging students, teachers, and administrators from two middle schools in Central Brooklyn, culminating in a community-based project in collaboration with local social justice organizations
  • Working with the Director of Education, set the long-range goals for school programs in the Museum, determine priorities, and supervise full-time, union-affiliated Museum educators (who function as both gallery instructors and program coordinators)
  • Conceive, implement, and evaluate programs and materials for K–12 students and teachers who use the Museum as a resource
  • Oversee the School Partnerships Coordinator, the Guided Gallery Visits Coordinator, and the Teacher Services Coordinator, with responsibility for supporting them to ensure the successful implementation of their programs
  • Develop collaborative relationships with teachers and administrators in the New York City Department of Education, basing such collaborations on shared goals and fiscal viability
  • Develop and manage budgets, invoice and collect payments, and contribute to funding proposals and reports
  • Lead school-based gallery tours as time permits
  • Play a vital role in the Education Division's intellectual life by participating in staff-led professional development series, Teaching Labs, and special exhibition activation teams
  • Work with Curatorial, Design, Public Information, and other departments and administrative staff throughout the Museum to conceptualize, develop, execute, and publicize events and materials

Reports to: Director of Education

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To apply: Send a detailed résumé and cover letter to and include "School Programs Manager" in the subject line.