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Director of Finance

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

The Director of Finance oversees the Finance department, including budgeting, accounting, investments, grant management, audit preparation, financial reporting, regulatory/tax filings, insurance administration, and cash management. The Director provides advice, guidance, and information on finances to Museum management and our Board of Trustees, including the Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees. The position assists with developing and modeling long-term financial and strategic plans for the organization and interfaces with department heads throughout the Museum on all fiscal matters, working particularly closely with the Legal, Human Resources, Operations, Planning & Architecture, and Development departments.

Responsibilities: The role and responsibilities of the Director of Finance include:

  • developing tools and systems to provide financial and operational information to the Museum’s Director, President & Chief Operating Officer, and Board of Trustees, and making recommendations on strategy;
  • advising the Director and President & COO on alignment of financial management with short- and long-term planning and projections;
  • leading the short- and long-term budgeting and financial planning process;
  • administering and reviewing all financial plans, comparing them to actual results, and identifying, explaining, and correcting variances, as appropriate;
  • assessing the performance of the organization against the annual budget and long-term strategy;
  • overseeing the implementation of budgets across the Museum to monitor progress and present financial metrics, both internally and externally;
  • overseeing cost management systems consistent with the Museum’s strategic plan;
  • analyzing financial data and presenting financial reports in an accurate and timely manner;
  • clearly communicating monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements;
  • monitoring process and changes to keep senior leadership informed of the Museum’s financial status;
  • assisting in engaging outside consultants and advisors (i.e., auditors, investment advisors, and insurance brokers), as necessary, and interfacing with banking institutions to manage accounts; 
  • overseeing all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems and ensuring institutional compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other regulatory requirements; 
  • maintaining internal control safeguards and coordinating all audit activities;
  • managing cash flow and forecasting;
  • developing a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism;
  • overseeing all financial, project, and grants accounting;
  • ensuring that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period;
  • preparing financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation grants;
  • managing and tracking the performance of the Museum’s endowment consistent with the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, as well as policies and guidelines established by the Museum’s Investment Committee; 
  • overseeing and compiling regulatory and tax filings, including Form 990, with the Internal Revenue Service, and comparable state filings;
  • managing the Museum’s insurance portfolio, including general commercial liability insurance, D&O insurance, employer’s liability insurance, property insurance, etc., and interfacing with the Museum’s insurance broker on specific coverage issues, as necessary;
  • in collaboration with Human Resources, liaising with the Cultural Institutions Group, various city agencies, and the union, on operational and capital project needs, and pension (CIRS) and benefits matters; 
  • reviewing all Finance and Human Resources procedures, policies, processes, and administration, and recommending improvements to the systems in place; and
  • managing and overseeing a team of finance and accounting professionals, including managing work allocation, training, and performance evaluations.

Requirements: The Director of Finance must have the following:

  • confident leadership and strong interpersonal and communications skills (both written and oral); 
  • good judgment and ability to effectively manage a team of financial professionals;
  • comfort interfacing with and presenting strategies and reports to the Museum’s senior leadership and Board of Trustees, as well as representing the Museum in meetings with external stakeholders; 
  • at least 10 years of broad finance experience, including accounting and financial analysis;
  • experience managing the finance function—accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting—within a complex institution (working in the finance office of a nonprofit organization, a plus);
  • a minimum of a B.S. (M.B.A., preferred; CPA, a plus);
  • demonstrable passion for the Museum’s nonprofit mission;
  • strong analytical skills and experience translating a strategic vision into an operational model;
  • familiarity with state and federal regulatory requirements for tax-exempt organizations;
  • creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins; and
  • comfort working in a complex, dynamic, and fast-paced environment under pressure.

Reports to: President & Chief Operating Officer

Start date: November 1, 2016

To apply: Send your cover letter and résumé to

Senior Development Officer, Institutional Giving—Development

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

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have the following:

  • six or more successful years of experience in fundraising and a familiarity with government and foundation grants;
  • an entrepreneurial approach to prospect identification and cultivation;
  • excellent communications and negotiation skills;
  • strong written and verbal skills;
  • energetic and organized personality;
  • an ability to manage, assign, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • computer proficiency (Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge) and quantitative skills;
  • well-mannered eloquence in interacting with senior representatives as well as the public, both in person and on the telephone;
  • master’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and professional experience;
  • availability to work evenings and weekends and to travel, as needed; and
  • a strong background in cultural organizations and a firsthand understanding of their scholarly and civic roles, preferred.

Responsibilities: The Senior Development Officer is responsible for the following:

  • growing and maintaining our foundation and government grants program, including unrestricted operating support and restricted support for exhibitions, education, public programs, and capital projects;
  • developing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to meet and increase annual institutional fundraising goals for unrestricted operating support, exhibitions, education, public programs, and capital support;
  • actively identifying and soliciting foundations for our exhibitions, community outreach activities, educational and public programs, and special events;
  • networking and developing strong relationships with key decision makers within foundations, including programs officers, executive directors, and trustees;
  • in collaboration with appropriate Museum staff, developing persuasive and well-written applications and proposals to help achieve the Development department’s annual revenue goals for special projects, exhibitions, education, and general operations;
  • working with the Deputy Director for Development to develop and meet annual fundraising targets for all foundation and government fundraising activities;
  • preparing briefing materials for Museum leadership for the cultivation and solicitation of funding sources;
  • researching and identifying new funding prospects and developing and implementing cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation strategies;
  • administering active grants with attention to reporting, donor recognition, and other grant terms;
  • carefully overseeing the management of the grants calendar;
  • cultivating and stewarding donors through in-person meetings and personalized communications; 
  • ensuring regular communication, through both written materials and conversations, with funders and prospects;
  • acting as a lead participant in advancing core themes and priorities of the Museum;
  • working closely with Development Operations staff to conduct prospect research;
  • collaborating with other Development staff to create and implement a unified solicitation strategy for private foundations and individuals associated with foundations;
  • along with the Deputy Director for Development, working with appropriate departments throughout the Museum to develop project materials for special campaigns, particularly the permanent collections reinstallation and private funding for capital infrastructure needs;
  • working with the Finance department and project coordinators to insure that grant funds are properly accounted for and accurately reported to funders;
  • in collaboration with the Government Relations office, helping to fulfill certain reporting and solicitation requirements for public funds;
  • hiring, supervising, and mentoring the Grants Associate;
  • supervising the Development Associate and Development Writer who will assist with proposal development, budgets, and grant reporting;
  • drafting correspondence, including letters of inquiry and acknowledgements; and
  • overseeing recognition and acknowledgment on all websites and marketing collateral.

Reports to: Deputy Director for Development

Start date: To be determined

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some weekend and evening hours

To apply: Send a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to

Help Desk Analyst—Technology

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

The Brooklyn Museum seeks a highly organized Help Desk Analyst to handle all facets of department administration and end user support. This position will be the primary provider of desktop support to our end users, and will be responsible for troubleshooting hardware, software, and peripherals in a Windows Active Directory domain.

Requirements: Here’s our skills and qualifications checklist:

  • college degree and some relevant experience involving customer service and departmental administration;
  • demonstrated ability to solve user problems and organize and track tasks to completion;
  • advanced knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Office, and Outlook;
  • experience upgrading PC hardware (knowledge of Mac hardware and software, a plus);
  • basic understanding of Windows networking concepts (IP configuration, DNS, etc.);
  • thorough understanding of Windows groups and permissions, and how they apply to resources within a Windows domain (file and print sharing);
  • familiarity with email usage and internet browsing;
  • expertise in imaging systems, such as Ghost;
  • ability to multitask and provide good customer service;
  • excellent organizational and written and oral communication skills;
  • demonstrated ability to pursue goals without daily supervision; and
  • minimum of two years of experience supporting multiple users in a production requirement and supporting machines in a networked environment configured with Group Policy.

Responsibilities: The Help Desk Analyst is responsible for the following:

  • being the primary point of contact for all issues submitted to the Help Desk (by phone or electronically);
  • routing basic user support questions to appropriate support staff, resolving issues where possible (and logging and tracking support requests and resolutions);
  • training and supervising additional support staff on Museum technology policies, procedures, and best practices;
  • supervising the tracking of location, condition, and status of computer equipment;
  • maintaining inventory;
  • working directly with the Network Administrator on the implementation of policies, procedures, and best practices;
  • handling all aspects of advanced user support, including smartphones, specialized software installation, permission and security issues on the desktop, and remote access;
  • supervising all aspects of Mac support, upgrades, and imaging;
  • in coordination with the Chief of Information Technology, researching and evaluating new software and hardware considered for purchase;
  • supervising purchasing, including POs, invoices, shipping, and merchandise returns;
  • establishing accounts and forming relationships with sales representatives among various vendors;
  • supporting the Network Administration staff and standing in for them when they’re not in the building; and
  • additional duties, as assigned.

Reports to: Chief of Technology

Start date: Immediate

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

To apply: Send your cover letter and résumé to

Director of Education

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

We are searching for a passionate, trailblazing, strategic, and creative Director of Education who will expand programs and their reach, inspire audiences, deepen connections to our local communities, and uphold our ethos of inclusion, diversity, and welcome. Aligning with our mission and strategic goals, the candidate will create a forward-thinking vision for our education programs that advances learning, participation, and engagement for children, families, educators, and adults. She or he will strategically strengthen current relationships and build new ones that generate synergistic and impactful ways for us to work together and advance our care for healthy communities. The ideal candidate will have a clear pedagogic approach to arts education, a track record in arts and social justice, and a vision for arts as a tool to build healthy communities. The candidate will be a visionary leader who is able to demonstrate progressive new ways for the Museum to serve its audiences and communities.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must:

  • be an experienced museum education professional with a creative vision and strategic understanding of the field;
  • be a diplomatic and collaborative team player with proven leadership, well-developed management skills, and excellent speaking and writing abilities;
  • have deep listening skills and be a consensus builder;
  • have a passion for art, arts education, community health, learning, and social justice;
  • have experience in and commitment to working with historically underrepresented audiences such as ELL/immigrant, Afro Caribbean, African American, and LGBTQ communities; poor and working class families; and people with disabilities, with the ability to embrace the knowledge these constituents bring; and
  • have an advanced degree in art history, education, or a related field, with a sophisticated knowledge of art museums.

Responsibilities: The Director of Education:

  • serves as the Museum’s leader and expert in developing and implementing a wide range of diverse and innovative education programs;
  • is a senior staff member reporting to the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director and is responsible for supervising all of our educational activities;
  • represents the Museum in all matters involving educational initiatives;
  • interacts with senior management teams on development and strategic planning issues;
  • works closely with staff from all departments, communicates with the Director and Trustees on educational policy, and collaborates actively with colleagues within and outside of the Museum;
  • supervises professional managers for School Programs and Youth and Family Programs, whose activities include an Intern Educator training program; in-depth school partnerships; teacher-training programs; weekend programs for youth and families; after-school and teen programs; Student and Museum Guide training; performing arts events, film screenings, and workshops for adults; and planning a full array of interpretive materials for special exhibitions and permanent collection reinstallations;
  • plays an important role within the Education division and the Museum at large advancing universal access and supporting our ambition to be the most visitor-centered art museum in New York;
  • serves as a senior manager; and
  • has key financial responsibilities in leading the program and securing grants and other funding for the program.

Reports to: Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm, with some late Thursday nights and some weekends.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits package.

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

Special Events and Rentals Coordinator—Development

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

This is an exciting time of unprecedented opportunity and visibility for the Brooklyn Museum under the leadership of a visionary new Director, as well as a high-profile new Chief Curator. We are seeking a creative, highly organized, conscientious, detail- and results-oriented individual to play a key role within the Special Events & Rentals division of our Development department.

The Museum’s Special Events include our signature gala, the Brooklyn Artists Ball, and three to four other major benefit events annually, as well as exhibition opening previews, receptions, and dinners; cultivation and stewardship events; high-level and general Member events; and more. Events span a range of scales and sizes, and take place both onsite and offsite. The Rentals program includes life milestone celebrations, corporate parties, film and photo shoots, graduations, nonprofit and community events, meetings, and conferences.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must:

  • have a bachelor’s degree or higher, with two or more years of experience in event planning/production, rentals, development, or a related field, preferably at an arts or cultural museum, educational institution, or other organization of similar complexity;
  • have superior organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to multitask, prioritize, and learn quickly;
  • be able to problem-solve under pressure in a fast-paced environment, manage projects independently, and build strong collaborative relationships with various internal and external parties (i.e., other Museum departments and vendors); and
  • demonstrate professionalism; strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; facility with numbers and budgets; a strong design sensibility; and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • An outgoing personality and sense of humor are desirable!

Responsibilities: The individual in this position:

  • works closely with the Manager of Special Events and colleagues across all areas of Development, as well as our food services and Rental events partner, Great Performances; and Museum departments including but not limited to Community Affairs; Rights, Reproductions & Location Photography; Facilities; Security; and Exhibitions/Curatorial;
  • works directly with Museum event leads, vendors, and external clients to make recommendations for, determine, and arrange facilities, catering, décor, photography, rentals, lighting, insurance, security, parking, and staffing needs;
  • for rentals, participates as needed in the process of vetting inquiries, preparing quotes, booking event space, coordinating onsite needs, and coordinating and overseeing execution of events;
  • coordinates event needs with the Museum's security, operations, and conservation departments
  • schedules and assigns Development staff and Special Events interns to events, as needed;
  • drafts and distributes logistical plans for all events
  • obtains, evaluates, makes recommendations for and processes vendor proposals;
  • manages onsite event set-up and break-down, including execution of vendor and décor schematics, and ensures that all Museum policies are followed;
  • processes purchase orders and payment of event expenses;
  • tracks internal event expenses; and
  • performs other duties, as assigned.

Reports to: Director of Special Events and Rentals

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with frequent weekend and evening hours.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, with excellent benefits.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to

Operations and Facilities Manager—Operations

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

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have the following:

  • minimum ten 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;
  • proven skill in leading by example and supervising, training, and effectively improving staff performance, as well as adapting workflows and procedures to improve efficiency, collaboration, and service;
  • demonstrated ability to prioritize, 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, and to direct and supervise, a wide range of vendors, including engineers and technicians, regarding the Museum’s systems and operations;
  • ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and support staff, and to maintain a 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; and
  • availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed, and to respond to emergency situations on an “on-call” basis.

Responsibilities: The Operations and Facilities 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:

  • security and safety personnel;
  • custodial and maintenance personnel;
  • engineering and trade personnel (carpenters, electricians, and painters); and
  • audio visual technicians.

This position is also responsible for the following:

  • supervision of the shipping and receiving department and mail services;
  • smooth integration of Museum scheduling of all building functions among various departments and activities;
  • liaising with the parking lot vendor and the food service provider;
  • attending walkthrough meetings with the caterer and party planners to facilitate the use of Museum spaces for special events and private receptions
  • serving as a liaison for the Operations department and other Museum departments to ensure smooth functioning of all facility services and Museum productions;
  • serving as manager on duty (MOD) during events including those held off-hours; and
  • other duties, as assigned.

Start date: Immediate

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

To apply: Send your cover letter and résumé to

Museum Guide Program Fall Intern—Education

(Part-time, temporary, unpaid internship)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must:

  • be a junior or senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in art history, education, or a related field, or a graduate student in the same fields;
  • have experience working in an art museum or related cultural organization;
  • possess a desire to engage the public in meaningful dialogue about art and culture of the past and present;
  • demonstrate strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently; and
  • have an outgoing personality, approachable demeanor, and a can-do attitude.

Responsibilities: The Museum Guide Program Fall Intern will work closely with the Museum Guide Coordinator to present talks and tours to our visitors, including the general public, adult groups, college groups, and adults with disabilities. The Museum Guide Program Intern will perform the following tasks:

  • Public Tours and Talks
    • support the scheduling of tours and talks through an online program;
    • make assignments for and communicate with the Museum Guides;
    • draft tour-related information for the website and lobby;
    • observe and evaluate tours;
  • Museum Guide Program
    • participate in the training of a new cohort of Museum Guides;
    • attend regular training and facilitate workshops;
  • Collection and Exhibition Research
    • produce resources about the permanent collection and special exhibitions for use by educators and Museum Guides; and
    • compile and share notes on curatorial presentations.       

Reports to: Museum Guide Coordinator   

Start and end dates: September to December 2016      

Work schedule: Flexible, up to 21 hours per week

Compensation: This internship is unpaid. The Intern will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. for the duration of their internship, which will provide a discount in our Shop, BKM Café, and BKM Bowl, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the country. Academic credit may be possible.

To apply: Send a detailed résumé and cover letter to and include “Fall Intern Application” in the subject line.

Lead Developer—Technology

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

The Technology department at the Brooklyn Museum seeks a web developer to join our team and help manage our web presence. You’ll be working on a variety of web and mobile projects related to art, community engagement, visitor experience, and open access.

As a small team, we work across disciplines and support each other. Accordingly, qualified candidates must possess a broad range of skills for navigating the full stack of web and web­for­mobile development, SQL to CSS. We have adopted a number of Agile practices in our development process in order to adapt to the quickly evolving nature of our projects, and we’re looking for someone who thrives using this methodology.

Responsibilities: The Lead Developer must:

  • work collaboratively with other project stakeholders;
  • manage multiple responsibilities independently, while adhering to established departmental standards, both in back­end and front­end architecture;
  • set the tone for doing development work and managing software projects and cloud infrastructure in an elegant and sustainable way; and
  • provide guidance, mentoring, and leadership to other developers on the team.

Requirements: Here’s what we’re after:

  • experience leading software development teams;
  • strong adherence to Agile development practices;
  • strong command of writing unit and integration tests;
  • strong adherence to upholding code quality and following best practices in coding standards;
  • experience managing continuous deployment workflows;
  • strong command of object­-oriented PHP;
  • strong command of HTML and CSS, as well as a commitment to web standards and making accessible and usable websites;
  • experience managing relational databases, e.g., MySQL, MSSQL;
  • experience managing APIs;
  • strong command of relational database design and writing SQL queries;
  • experience with JavaScript and relevant frameworks, e.g., jQuery, AngularJS;
  • strong command of Linux web server administration and deployment, e.g., Apache, Nginx, Bash scripting, etc.;
  • strong command of version control, e.g., git, svn; and
  • strong command of managing cloud infrastructure on Amazon Web Services.

Additionally, we’re keeping an eye out for exceptional candidates who may have experience with:

  • building and maintaining content management tools;
  • e­commerce and PCI compliance;
  • working on mobile platforms, e.g., iOS, Android, and web­for­mobile frameworks, such as Cordova or Sencha;
  • other dynamic programming languages, e.g., Ruby, Objective­C; and
  • experience with UX design and information architecture.

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.

Curator of Public Programs

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

The Curator of Public Programs (CPP) is a new curatorial role in the Brooklyn Museum. The position is designed to build creativity throughout the Museum and will focus on organizing public programs, including scholarly and critical symposia, panels, and talks as well as culturally relevant, community-based activities. The CPP will help invigorate the Museum with new ideas, lead specific strategic initiatives, expand networks into newly targeted communities, attract new partnerships, and advance institutional thought leadership, both nationally and globally. The position will support and partner with the Museum Director to chart the artistic and strategic direction of our institution, including, but not limited to, public programs and new strategies.

Requirements: The CPP is a combination of a creative visionary and a big picture thinker/doer who can conceive trailblazing ideas, pursue them with a vengeance, and deliver on the concepts. She or he is opportunity-driven, actively engages with multiple creative communities, and will serve as an “evangelist” for the Museum and its mission. The position will help get our community of Trustees, donors and stakeholders, staff, and visitors excited about the Museum’s work. The CPP will be a strong leader who will energize his/her team around a shared vision, and will be an active champion and representative of the Museum’s mission, upholding our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

The ideal candidate for this position must have the following:

  • an M.A., or equivalent, in a field of cultural studies;
  • curatorial experience at a major museum or similar institution;
  • excellent management, research, writing, organizational, and communication skills;
  • thorough familiarity with best practices for museum administration, strategic planning, and the intersections of technology and design;
  • the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines;
  • demonstrated experience in public programming and convening; and
  • knowledge of how to work effectively with a variety of cultures.

Responsibilities: A successful CPP will:

  • set and help achieve ambitious goals for projects and fellow team members;  
  • initiate new programs that advance the Museum’s thought leadership;
  • inspire big-picture thinking and creativity in the staff;
  • share research and engage the team in robust critical thinking;
  • develop innovative strategies that advance the Museum’s stature and reach;
  • create widespread enthusiasm for, and attract new audiences and stakeholders to, the Museum; and
  • inspire and guide collaboration across existing departments.

The CPP will work with the Deputy Director and Chief Curator (DDCC) and the Museum Director on public programs and strategic initiatives. Together, they will take on the big issues of our day, advance thought leadership, bring new stakeholders into the family, generate increased audiences and press, and enhance the visibility of the Museum regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The CPP will be responsible for:

  • building bridges to new creative communities, including those in architecture, design, technology, film, literature, politics, environmentalism, human rights, and more; and
  • attracting strategic partnerships with universities, policymakers, and major NGOs, as well as global conferences, corporations, small businesses, publishers, technology platforms, design studios, biennials, fairs, and more.

The CPP will work with the Museum Director, DDCC, and other Deputies to generate new strategies that invigorate our Museum and expand our reach, professionalism, and artistic excellence. Some long-term strategic responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology: The CPP will expand our online presence with a robust, content-rich website and a sustained public voice through a variety of social media platforms. The position will work closely with Museum interdepartmental staff responsible for our website, social media, apps, and other content platforms to coordinate such research and to collectively articulate a plan for how the Museum will enhance and extend its digital activities to reach a broader audience. The goal is to augment our content sharing, and, perhaps most importantly, to create platforms for rich public exchange.
  • New Initiatives: The Director and DDCC will rely on the CPP to expand on a diverse and exciting array of new initiatives designed to enhance thought leadership and increase audiences, partnerships, funding support, visibility, and more.

Some immediate strategic goals include:

  • strategizing, with the support of the Director and DDCC, a new public programs initiative that advances thought leadership and builds audiences, opportunities, and reach via timely talks, conferences, and more; and  
  • assessing strengths and weaknesses of our online presence, and implementing and overseeing changes to it.

The CPP is expected to actively work with the Director, Deputy Director for Development, and DDCC to imagine, solicit, and maintain relationships with key corporate partners and individual donors to support our programs.  

Reports to: Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Start date: Immediate

To apply: Send a cover letter and your résumé to

Graphic Design Intern—Design

(Part-time, temporary, unpaid internship)

The Brooklyn Museum is 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 our Museum. It's 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; and
  • passionate about the arts.

Responsibilities: The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for the following:

  • creating and assisting in ongoing design projects;
  • producing signage; and
  • performing case studies.

Reports to: Head of Graphic Design

Start date: Fall 2016

Work schedule: Flexible, 20 hours a week

To apply: Please send your application to

Assistant Graphic Designer—Design

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

Requirements: The Brooklyn Museum is seeking an exceptionally talented Assistant Graphic Designer to design exhibition graphics. Our ideal candidate will have a clean, visual style that can interface with our own graphic identity.

She or he must possess:

  • a degree in graphic arts, exhibition design, architecture, or a related area, preferred;
  • fluency with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop) in an Apple environment (knowledge of Vectorworks and Google SketchUp useful); 
  • 2–4 years of experience designing graphics for another museum or arts organization, with a portfolio of produced work;
  • demonstrated dynamic use of typography, color, shapes, and imagery in both 2-D and 3-D, that creates a balance between print and open space;
  • superior skills at color matching and mixing across media (print, paint, and on-screen);
  • knowledge of editorial marks and correction language;
  • familiarity with numerous production methods including ink-jet and laser printing, silk-screening, vinyl graphic applications, transfer type, banners, duratrans, and engraving, as well as 4-color print production;
  • expertise in hands-on production such as hand-producing labels, stanchion signs, and other in-house printed materials, and using adhesives (for mounting) and trimming tools;
  • high attention to overall production of materials (fine detail, neatness, leveling, and final installation appearance);
  • a collaborative spirit with a broad range of departmental staff, including Design, Editorial, Interpretive Materials, Curatorial, Education, Technology, Public Information, and the Digital Lab;
  • ability to juggle multiple projects effectively in a fast-paced environment; and
  • effective written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities: The Assistant Graphic Designer is responsible for:

  • conceiving and designing exhibition graphics for 8–12 art exhibitions per year, including entrance titles, illustrated didactic panels, extensive object labels, maps, timelines, brochures, mural prints, and environmental displays;
  • producing designed materials, whether in-house or off-site, which frequently requires self-production (such as paper labels, mock-ups, etc.);
  • meeting all production and installation deadlines;
  • maintaining a balanced project budget; and
  • other duties, as assigned.

Reports to: Chief Designer

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with flexibility, as needed

Compensation: Title and salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package

To apply: Send cover letter, résumé, salary history, work samples, and website links to: 

Brooklyn Museum
Department MY
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Mailed applications required.

Development Assistant—Development

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

Requirements: The successful candidate must have a B.A. or B.S. and at least a year of professional experience, preferably in fundraising or events at an arts institution or other non-profit. She or he must have knowledge of Microsoft Office and donor databases (Raiser's Edge, preferred). The individual should have strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; excellent organizational and multitasking skills; and an ability to problem solve under pressure in a fast-paced environment. He or she must demonstrate a professional demeanor and engaging personality. an ability to work productively as part of a team, and a willingness to assist with all tasks needed to ensure the success of projects.

Responsibilities: The Development Assistant will prepare gift acknowledgements and tax receipts; coordinate key donor stewardship and prospect cultivation activities including meetings, visits, events and reports; and maintain records in the donor database (Raiser's Edge). He or she will provide high-quality administrative support in planning and executing the Museum's major fundraising, donor, and exhibition events (approximately 30 annually); answering phones and responding to general inquiries; generating and maintaining R.S.V.P. lists for events; and tracking responses and making follow-up calls. The position will also assist with invitations, solicitation mailings, acknowledgement letters, and e-mail campaigns; ticket sales tracking and event seating arrangements; and other event logistics (both on- and off-site) including the check-in process.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements via email 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).

Corporate Sponsorship and Institutional Giving Intern (P/T)—Development

(Non-union, unpaid internship position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must be actively enrolled in or have recently graduated from an educational program in arts administration, museum studies, art history, nonprofit management, or other applicable courses of study. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Raiser's Edge fundraising software, although training will be provided; demonstrate an interest in art history, art administration, or museum development; possess excellent communication skills; and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Responsibilities: The Intern will learn firsthand how a professional fundraising team at a major art institution functions. The position will work directly with the Senior Manager of Corporate Relations, the Senior Institutional Officer, and Development Associates on fundraising geared towards corporate, foundation, and government agencies. Specific responsibilities include learning the steps in donor engagement and stewardship; completing training and developing competency with Raiser's Edge to assist with donor tracking; researching prospective donors after learning how to use various prospect research tools and databases, including the Foundation Directory Online; learning the basics of completing grant applications and proposals; coordinating stewardship mailings; and drafting donor communication. The ability to assist with special events taking place after hours is preferred.

Reports to: Institutional Giving Officer

Starting and ending dates: September to December 2016

Work schedule: Approximately 20 to 30 hours per week

Compensation: This part-time internship is unpaid. Intern will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. for the duration of the internship, which includes a discount in the Museum Shop, BKM Bowl, and BKM Café, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the United States. Academic credit may be possible.

To apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to

Special Events Intern—Development

(Non-union, unpaid internship position)

The Brooklyn Museum hosts more than 75 annual special events, in a range of scopes and sizes, and is building a team of interns to provide event support through the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Events take place both at the Museum and offsite, and include exhibition openings, Member previews, fundraising galas, exclusive receptions and dinners, intimate cocktail parties, and more. This position is a great opportunity for those wishing to learn about special events or development in a cultural setting, and there is room for growth in the role.

Requirements: Ideal candidates for the Special Events Intern are:

  • 21 or over and undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates;
  • able to work weekday evenings from 5 to 10 pm, with preference for Wednesdays and Thursdays; at least one in-office work day from 10 am to 5 pm; and occasional weekends;
  • comfortable interacting with high-net-worth individuals and senior Museum leadership, while displaying professionalism and discretion;
  • able to stand for long periods of time and move quickly throughout the Museum;
  • proficient in Microsoft Office, comfortable using iPads, and interested in learning fundraising software; and
  • knowledgeable about the New York City subway system.

Responsibilities: Interns will work closely with the Individual Giving and Special Events team to learn all elements of producing special events, including:

  • coordinating check-in materials, and updating and preparing RSVP lists;
  • checking in guests, fielding donor inquiries, and providing directional services during events;
  • supporting event production by working with Brooklyn Museum A/V and facilities staff, caterers, florists, and other vendors, as needed;
  • assisting post-event breakdown;
  • coordinating event details with other Museum departments;
  • providing in-office support to the Development department one day a week, as needed; and
  • working special hours in support of the Museum’s Brooklyn Artists Ball in April.

Reports to: Manager, Individual Giving and Special Events

Start and end dates: September 2016 to June 2017

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to