Skip Navigation

Teen Programs Summer Intern—Education

(Part-time, temporary, non-union, unpaid internship position)

The Teen Programs Summer Intern supports the Museum Apprentice Program, which provides an opportunity for teens to teach at a major art museum. After attending training two to three times monthly, from November through June, teens deliver tours to day campers, ages 6–13, for six weeks in July and August.

Requirements: Candidates must have:

  • A B.A. or B.F.A. (or be a rising junior or senior) in studio art, art history, museum education, art education, anthropology, or a related field
  • Experience working with children or teens
  • Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills
  • A cheerful, friendly, and outgoing disposition
  • Extreme attention to detail, with an ability to manage numerous tasks efficiently

Responsibilities: The Teen Programs Summer Intern works with the Teen Programs Coordinator to:

  • Support the Museum Apprentices during their training week and throughout the summer
  • Participate in training activities, assisting or leading team-building activities and Apprentices' professional skill workshops
  • Provide guidance in finding appropriate information for Apprentice-guided tours
  • Assist with the creation of interactive learning activities
  • Help develop and improve the Apprentices' public speaking skills
  • Observe Apprentices teaching, act as program evaluator, and discuss lessons with Apprentices before and after each tour
  • Collect written and visual data to assist the Teen Programs Coordinator in day-to-day operations, evaluation, and marketing the Apprentice program
  • Assist Apprentices in creating written and video documentation of their work and progress in the program
  • Optionally, observe the Digital Artizens: Feminist Project and work with another Teen Programs Summer Intern on a collective Teen Programs project, to be decided

The Teen Programs Summer Intern must be available throughout the summer for one-on-one consultation with Apprentices regarding their teaching responsibilities as well as the fulfillment of their responsibilities for the Apprentice program.

Reports to: Teen Programs Coordinator

Start and end dates: Monday, June 26, 2017, to Friday, August 18, 2017

Work schedule: 9:30 am–5 pm on scheduled work days. Intern must be available Monday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 27, in addition to Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays June 28–August 12, with some flexibility.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid. Interns will be issued a Brooklyn Museum ID for the duration of their internship, which includes a discount in the Shop and Café, as well as free admission to many art museums throughout the country. Academic credit may be possible.

To apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Family Programs Summer Intern—Education

(Part-time, temporary, non-union, unpaid internship position)

The Family Programs Summer Intern supports the Museum's summer Family Programs, including the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program, Hands-On Art, and Family Art Magic.

Requirements: Candidates must have:

  • A B.A. or B.F.A. (or be a rising junior or senior) in studio art, art history, museum education, art education, or a related field
  • Experience working with children, using principles of positive youth development
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Art-making experience
  • An ability to manage numerous tasks efficiently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel (including an ability to generate charts and graphs)
  • A cheerful, friendly, and outgoing disposition

Previous teaching experience is preferred.

Responsibilities: The Family Programs Summer Intern:

  • Assists Museum educators in teaching three classes per week for day campers enrolled in the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program, and designing and facilitating two after-camp afternoons per week
  • Prepares art supplies, signage, and supporting materials for Hands-On Art
  • Sets up program space, staff, and document the Hands-On Art program
  • Organizes, enters, and analyzes Family Art Magic audience survey data
  • Supports other administrative projects with Family Programs

Reports to: Family Programs Coordinator

Start and end dates: Monday, June 26, 2017, to Friday, August 11, 2017

Work schedule: Four days per week, Monday through Friday. Weekday hours vary per camp and after-camp schedules, between 8:30 am–6 pm. Must be available for late afternoon and early evening hours on Saturday, July 1, and Saturday, August 5.

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

To apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Gallery/Studio Program Summer Intern—Education

(Part-time, temporary, non-union, unpaid internship position)

Two part-time Gallery/Studio Program Summer Interns support the Gallery/Studio Program. In the program, which offers studio art courses for ages six to adult, students create works of art inspired by guided explorations in our galleries. Courses are offered in drawing, painting, photography, animation, sculpture, and mixed media.

Requirements: Candidates must have:

  • A B.A. or B.F.A. (or be a rising junior or senior) in studio art, art history, museum education, art education, a related field, or have substantial equivalent experience
  • Experience working with art materials and children
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel (including an ability to generate charts and graphs)
  • A cheerful, friendly, and outgoing disposition

Proficiency with digital technology, 3-D printing, or digital photography is a plus.

Responsibilities: The Gallery/Studio Program Summer Interns work with the Gallery/Studio Program Coordinator to:

  • Facilitate the summer semester, as the face of the program for participating families
  • Maintain supplies and studios
  • Attend the semester’s planning meetings with Teaching Artist staff
  • Occasionally act as a teacher's assistant
  • Act as a liaison between Instructors and other activities at the Museum
  • Implement program evaluation, and compiling feedback from past semester evaluations

Reports to: Gallery/Studio Program Coordinator

Start and end dates: Tuesday, June 27, 2017, to Friday, August 11, 2017

Work schedule: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 9:30 am–5 pm. On Thursdays, one Intern works 9:30 am–5 pm, while the second Intern works 12:30–8 pm. Both Interns must attend three evening meetings with teaching staff.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid. Interns will be issued a Brooklyn Museum ID for the duration of their internship, which includes a discount in the Shop and Café, as well as free admission to many art museums throughout the country. Academic credit may be possible.

To apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Coat Check Attendant (P/T)—Visitor Services

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


  • High school diploma and/or equivalent G.E.D.
  • Visual acuity, good hearing, and the ability to stand for long periods of time


  • Maintain and secure the Coat Check area at all times
  • Provide excellent customer service to all guests, clients, and fellow associates
  • Provide speedy and accurate assistance to our guests, especially when handling their personal belongings
  • Work with our management team to promote the Museum's culture, mission, and philosophy

Start date: Immediate

Salary: $11.00 per hour

Work schedule: Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10:45 am–6:15 pm, with availability and flexibility to provide on-call assistance

To apply: Please send a cover letter and your 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:

Audio-Visual Technician—Operations

(Full-time, permanent, union position)


  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Five years’ experience in operating and maintaining sound production, film, video, DVD, and slide projection systems (16 mm and 35 mm projection experience desirable)
  • General knowledge of public address systems
  • Familiarity with New York City–based service shops
  • Strong understanding of audio-visual, collaboration, and presentation software
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and follow through to resolve technical issues
  • Capacity to provide training to end users
  • Experience soldering and terminating cable, fabricating and installing equipment racks, installing projectors and plasma screens, using RGBHV interfaces, and troubleshooting systems
  • Comprehensive computer knowledge, including knowledge of desktop/laptop equipment, Windows operating system, and Microsoft Office professional software
  • Ability and willingness to follow current developments in state-of-the-art equipment
  • Reliability, organization, flexibility, and comfort working with a variety of people on an array of technical projects
  • Ability to coordinate, execute, and support executive, educational, public programs, and departmental activities in a fast-paced, customer service–focused environment
  • Excellent teamwork and ability to adhere to procedures
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a deadline-driven environment, and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and passion for audio-visual operations


  • Set up, test, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain all audio-visual equipment necessary to produce all Museum programs, including in-house meetings, presentations, film and video, and musical programs, interfacing with end users of various levels
  • Set up and maintain the Museum’s projection booth
  • Install, repair, and maintain A/V equipment used in exhibitions produced by the Museum
  • Work in close contact with curators and designers to meet A/V requirements of exhibitions
  • Routine responsibilities associated with slide projections for talks/lectures, audio support for musical events, set-up and maintenance of video installations, film/video projection of 16 mm and video production, and PAL system
  • Advise staff on multimedia projects, including equipment purchases
  • Coordinate and manage projectionists' assignments
  • Work on in-house video projects to document programs, and with outside media producers as needed

Reports to: Vice Director of Operations

Starting date: Immediate

Schedule: 40 hours per week, rotating shifts and regular days off

Compensation: $33,370 per year

To apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to

Store Manager—Merchandising

The Store Manager is responsible for overall sales, customer service, and all aspects of operations of the Museum store. The Store Manager supervises and motivates the store team, providing inspiration to drive sales and exceed customer service expectation through coaching, providing effective feedback, and recognizing accomplishments. The Store Manager must model and promote a fun and positive work environment that fosters open communication and encourages teamwork.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience, ideally in high traffic retail or museum shop setting
  • Proven ability in driving sales growth and in creating a positive, informed, customer service-focused environment
  • Experience with retail business functions including POS systems; basic retail math and reporting protocols; cash handling procedures; inventory management; visual merchandising; loss prevention; and hiring, training and supervising sales staff, which includes volunteers


  • Establish, support and maintain sales and customer service standards
  • Hire, train and maintain adequate staffing levels for sales staff and volunteers, according to established standards and procedures for main and exhibition shops
  • Oversee opening, closing, special events, and all day-to-day operations
  • Establish and maintain cleaning, restocking, and visual merchandising protocols
  • Document and report inventory damages, shortages, and special requests
  • Manage and prepare for annual and intermittent physical inventory in shops and stock areas
  • Use POS reporting to effectively gather and share information with staff and merchandising team
  • Maintain non-inventory supplies
  • Secure and deliver daily deposits to finance department
  • Maintain adequate change funds and safe documentation
  • Liaise with Director for Merchandising, Merchandise Manager, and other departments to support shared projects and purposes
  • Position requires standing for long periods, light lifting, and ability to move a cart filled with product between shops and stockroom

Work Schedule: Wednesday through Sunday, 35 hours, occasionally more according to needs of the business. Some evening flexibility is required.

Starting Date: Immediate

Reports to: Director of Merchandising

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to

Associate Curator of Islamic Art

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

We seek to appoint a specialist in Middle Eastern art to the endowed position of Hagop Kevorkian Associate Curator of Islamic Art. This is a temporary, 40-hour-per-week position that will likely revert to a permanent, 21-hour-per-week position in the fall of 2018, subject to availability of funds. The Associate Curator will be responsible for a new installation of the Arts of the Islamic World collection and public interpretation and care of our exceptional collection of Islamic Art.

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

  • Advance graduate degree in the history of Middle Eastern art (Ph.D. preferable)
  • Two years of museum or equivalent experience in Middle Eastern art and culture
  • Deep commitment to engaging a wide public audience in innovative and exciting ways, as well as to research and scholarship in the field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and research skills, with a strong writing/publication record
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Reading knowledge of Arabic and/or Persian

Responsibilities: The Associate Curator of Islamic Art will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing our Arts of the Islamic World collections, including researching, developing, and installing the collection
  • Reviewing the collection to better understand its strengths and weaknesses, and thus its potential for exhibition in new, imaginative, and scholarly ways that further the mission of the Museum
  • Exploring ways to expand and disseminate knowledge about the collection, curating exhibitions and providing written content for both published and unpublished material, ranging from scholarly books and catalogues to interpretive materials (labels) and website content
  • Devising and administering a plan for reinstallation of the collection's permanent gallery, and consulting on related programming for the time of the re-opening
  • Taking on a leadership role in the field, in the community, and at the Brooklyn Museum in broadening public knowledge of and interest in Middle Eastern art and culture

Reports to: Managing Curator of Ancient Egyptian, African, and Asian Art

Interviews begin: February 2017

Work schedule: Full time, 40 hours per week

To apply: Submit your curriculum vitae and a letter outlining your particular suitability for the position to

Museum Attendant Guard—Security

(Full-time, permanent, union position)


  • High school diploma or equivalent G.E.D. certificate, or
  • Two years' satisfactory, full-time paid experience in custodial, protection, and museum attendant or related work, which includes the responsibility for meeting, advising, and directing the public
  • Must comply with the Security Guard Act of 1992

Responsibilities: Under supervision, the individual in this position:

  • Attends to and performs various cleaning and mopping duties
  • May be required to operate passenger and freight elevators and/or work in checkrooms
  • Guards and patrols in an assigned general area of the Museum
  • Is responsible for the protection of exhibitions and/or exhibition displays and mountings from loss or damage due to theft, vandalism, fire, etc.
  • Is responsible for the protection of the Museum buildings, equipment, facilities, and grounds in the area of assignment, which may include exhibitions outside the Museum
  • Meets the public (including school groups) and teachers attending Museum instruction programs, and advises on the location of exhibitions, halls, galleries, etc., and/or on the arrangements and directions for public instruction groups
  • Maintains order in the detection, ejection, and/or watchman tours, as assigned

Work schedule: To be assigned

Salary: $29,305 annual

To apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter 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.

Marketing Senior Manager—Marketing and Communications

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have:

  • minimum five years of marketing experience;
  • B.A. in marketing (M.A., preferred);
  • excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • knowledge of current marketing strategies and best practices;
  • knowledge of the performance/visual arts industry and arts marketing, preferred;
  • strong creative and critical thinking;
  • agility and high performance in a changing and fast-paced environment;
  • detail-oriented manner;
  • ability to manage and prioritize several projects at the same time;
  • experience in managing the production of marketing and promotional materials while working closely with graphic designers and outside agencies;
  • a history of seeking strategic partnerships and developing effective relationships;
  • ability to interact in an effective, tactful, and professional manner; and
  • high ethical standards.

Responsibilities: The Marketing Senior Manager is responsible for:

  • working alongside the Director of Marketing & Communications to create and execute marketing strategies to increase our visitorship, earned revenue, and visibility;
  • creating internal and external content for marketing materials;
  • managing the workflow and creation of all marketing collateral including direct marketing materials, postcards, and brochures, among other marketing pieces;
  • managing direct marketing execution, from direct mail and guerilla marketing to all e-communications;
  • working alongside the Director of Marketing & Communications and other Museum staff to create and execute advertising campaigns in both traditional and digital media, and through promotions supporting all Museum efforts;
  • working collaboratively to integrate all our departments into the marketing strategy;
  • increasing our public presence by developing strategies and content in conjunction with Public Programs, Exhibitions, Development, Education, Libraries & Archives, and other departments;
  • creating and managing external partnerships and overseeing marketing cross-promotions with outside organizations;
  • conducting marketing research to help reach our community benchmarks and preparing reports on effective decision-making;
  • assisting with budget preparation, tracking, forecasting, and analysis; and
  • other duties, as directed.

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications

To apply: Please submit your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to

Network Administrator—Technology

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

The Brooklyn Museum seeks a Network Administrator to handle all facets of our computer network. This role is generally responsible for staying abreast of new technology, industry standards, and best-practice security, then taking these findings and applying them to the Museum's needs, in conjunction with the Chief of Technology. We are looking for a candidate who has broad knowledge in a Windows environment, including VMware, Microsoft SQL Server, and MS Exchange.

Requirements: Here’s our skills checklist:

  • Strong knowledge of the MS Windows environment including, but not limited to, Active Directory, Group Policy, and Exchange;
  • Strong knowledge of MS SQL and experience with business systems that utilize it;
  • Strong knowledge of virtual systems, including VMware;
  • Knowledge of backup systems (experience with NetBackup a plus);
  • Fundamental understanding of IP networking, including subnetting and VLANs;
  • Experience with iSCSI SANs;
  • A college degree and experience with both Windows and Linux server administration, networking concepts, and topology;
  • Demonstrated ability to solve advanced problems and to organize and track tasks to completion;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue goals without daily supervision;
  • Availability outside of working hours in case of emergencies and upgrades, with ability to be reached by cell phone at all times; and
  • Punctuality, which is critical.

Responsibilities include:

  • Installing, maintaining, and upgrading our servers, often running on a VMware architecture (we are a mostly Windows shop with some Linux boxes);
  • Maintaining Active Directory structure, security, and group policy;
  • Backup, tape rotation, backup verification, and restore;
  • Administering MSSQL and all applications that use the databases, including installation, upgrades, and upkeep of applications and MSSQL;
  • Responsible for all business systems including, but not limited to, financial systems, ticketing systems, fundraising systems, POS, and DAMS;
  • Maintaining aspects of our MS Exchange email and messaging infrastructure;
  • Maintaining and upgrading, as needed, our network backbone, including supervision of contractors and cabling, installation and maintenance of switches;
  • Maintaining and upgrading, as needed, our firewall and telecommunications, including remote access;
  • Maintaining Technology security procedures in cooperation with the Chief of Technology;
  • Researching and evaluating new software and hardware considered for purchase in coordination with the support staff;
  • Working directly with the support staff on the implementation of policies, procedures, and best practices;
  • Maintaining patch schedule, virus protection, and local firewalls for desktops and servers;
  • Responsibility for compliance with all software licensing;
  • Creation and upkeep of windows scripting as necessary; yearly audit of network security, following industry standards to be determined by the Chief of Technology;
  • Other responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, DHCP, DNS, Terminal Services; and
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Work schedule: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., but may require additional time outside of working hours in case of emergencies and upgrades. Must be reachable at all times via cell phone.

To apply: Please email your cover letter and résumé to

Collections Information Assistant—Registrar’s Office

(Full-time, non-union, year contract temporary position, possibility of renewal)


  • B.A. in art, art history, or a related field
  • Previous experience with The Museum System, or other collections databases
  • Ability to perform accurate data entry, with meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational and recordkeeping skills
  • Experience handling media and updating metadata
  • Visual acuity, including an ability to read a variety of handwritten and typewritten documents
  • Ability to meet deadlines, follow editorial and format guidelines, and focus on detailed work in a fast-paced, open-office environment
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Ability to work well independently, and with others, on complex research projects and object numbering issues
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access and Excel preferred


  • Daily updates to object and location information in the collections database according to our format guidelines
  • Data cleanup projects to standardize information per format guidelines
  • Entry of exhibition checklists and new object information from a variety of sources and documents
  • Media linking and metadata standardization
  • Basic office tasks including filing, photocopying, emailing, and answering phone calls related to data entry tasks
  • Database-related projects, as assigned

Reports to: Senior Manager of Collections Records and Review

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, through June 30, 2018, with the possibility of renewal

Start date: Immediate

To apply: Send your cover letter and résumé to

Audience Engagement Team Member (P/T)—Marketing and Communications

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

The Brooklyn Museum seeks an individual with a passion for visitor experience and a deep knowledge of art history to work on a groundbreaking initiative, ASK Brooklyn Museum. Through this program, we seek to improve the visitor experience by empowering visitors to ask questions and get answers through our new mobile app.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have:

  • M.A. in art history or related field
  • Broad interest and strong academic background in art history
  • At least two years of professional art museum, gallery, or related experience
  • Demonstrated ability to make scholarly information accessible and engaging to our diverse audiences
  • Computer and mobile device literacy and excellent touch-typing skills
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • An understanding of how to use multiple resources to enhance visitors' personal experiences with art in a museum setting
  • Capacity to thrive in an environment of varied pace, work well as part of a team, and multitask while under pressure
  • A warm and approachable demeanor that indicates a passion for engaging visitors with art

The following are strongly desired:

  • The ability to write, speak, and understand two or more languages
  • An art historical focus on Arts of the Americas or African Art

Current graduate students are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities: The Audience Engagement Team Member acts as a conduit for sharing information with visitors, which includes facilitating interactions with objects and answering visitor questions about our collection and exhibitions, both through the app and in person.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a focused collection area and sharing that knowledge with the rest of the team
  • Gaining a broad understanding of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions
  • Researching works in the collection and creating study resources for objects on view and in special exhibitions
  • Working regularly with other departments, including Curatorial, Education, Visitor Services, and Technology
  • Participating in the day-to-day interactions with visitors, such as engaging in conversations about art, inviting participation in using the app, helping get users get started, and answering questions about the Museum and collection in a fast-paced environment
  • Being accessible to the public and fielding questions in person while simultaneously chatting with visitors via the app
  • Other duties, as assigned

This is an experimental program, and we make changes and improvements based on testing and evaluation. These might include the physical work environment, the methodologies for engagement, and the way technology is used to interact with visitors. The Team Members must embrace the fluid nature of this iterative project.

Reports to: Associate Manager of Audience Engagement

Start date: Immediate

Salary: $20–24 per hour

Work schedule: Part-time, which includes three shifts for a total of 20 hours per week, during the Museum's open hours (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.). Required shifts are every Tuesday for team-building and research, either Saturday or Sunday each week, and one additional shift of choice. Thursday evening hours and Target First Saturday late nights (Museum is open 11 a.m.–11 p.m. the first Saturday of every month) are on a rotating schedule.

To apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to

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

Sales Associate (P/T)—Merchandising

(Part-time, non-union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate is:

  • Familiar with PCs
  • Able to learn specific retail inventory computer systems
  • Experienced in specialty retail, preferably at a bookstore or museum shop
  • Flexible for day, night, and weekend shift schedules    

This position is ideal for those with a flexible schedule.

Responsibilities: The Sales Associate is responsible for:

  • Operating the retail POS and managing related documentation
  • Restocking and maintaining the appearance of the Shop and storage areas with light housekeeping (some lifting may be required)
  • Consistently providing excellent customer service to school groups and other visitors to the Shop  

Work schedule: 7 hours per day, 3 days per week, with some weekend hours

Compensation: $10 per hour

To apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to

Interim Coordinator for Academic Programs (P/T)—Education

(Part-time, non-union position)

We are searching for a creative, experienced, and organized museum educator to support college students and professors as they engage in meaningful dialogue around the our permanent collections and special exhibitions. The Interim Coordinator for Academic Programs works collaboratively with staff to develop programs for college students and professors, is the primary point of contact for colleges and universities, and teaches gallery experiences for college students.  

Requirements: The ideal candidate must:

  • Have an advanced degree in art history, arts management, museum education, or a related field
  • Have a minimum of two years of experience in inquiry-based teaching (for ages 16 to adult) in a museum setting or other relevant arts environment
  • Have a mimimum of two years of experience in program administration and coordination
  • Actively participate in current issues in the field of museum education while having a strong working knowledge of adult learning
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be diligent and detail-oriented, able to balance many projects at once, and able to manage adult group dynamics
  • Be eager to work successfully and collaborate with educators, volunteers, administrators, curators, students, and other Museum staff


  • Collaborates with staff to develop a roster of thematic gallery experiences for college students
  • Organizes a dynamic series of monthly programs for college students and interns
  • Oversees scheduling and coordination of guided gallery visits for colleges
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for colleges and universities
  • Sustains and builds partnerships with local colleges and universities
  • Teaches public and private gallery tours for college students and adults
  • Participates in Education division projects, including training and mentoring Education Fellows and interns

Reports to: Manager of Academic and School Programs

Starting date: As soon as possible

Work schedule: Part-time, 21 hours per week (schedule TBD), including some Thursday evenings and weekends

Salary: $20 per hour

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

Admission Sales Assistant (P/T)—Visitor Services

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

We seek a part-time Admissions Sales Assistant to work 3–4 days per week, including weekends. This position is temporary through the run of Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern, which closes July 23, 2017, with possibility to renew.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (bachelor's degree or college-level credits with a degree in an arts-related field preferred)
  • Experience with visitor service, hospitality, and/or sales/cash-handling/POS systems
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, including ability to speak pleasantly, courteously, and effectively with the general public and facilitate positive dialogue with our visitors
  • Desire to work effectively and collegially as part of larger team, in service of the team and institutional goals
  • Accuracy with figures and the ability to handle cash and use ticketing and scheduling software (sales experience helpful)
  • Knowledge of the Brooklyn Museum's collections, history, mission, and programming
  • Awareness and strong powers of observation, with the ability to attend to guests and the Museum environment/spaces accordingly (on-the-spot problem-solving skills)
  • Positive attitude and perseverance


  • Greet visitors and represent the Brooklyn Museum’s goals and mission, working to provide optimum hospitality to all of our guests
  • Provide a positive, professional, welcoming, and safe environment for all guests and visitors
  • Operate specialized ticketing software for exhibition and event sales, demographics gathering, data entry, and group tour reservations
  • Provide visitors with up-to-date information about our exhibitions and programs
  • Understand Museum policies in reference to Admissions, Security, Coat Check, Visitor Services, etc., and be able to explain them to the public both on-site and over the phone
  • Greet and facilitate individual and group visits
  • Sell and distribute tickets for permanent collection galleries, special exhibitions, and events, including responsibility for cash register operation and all cash handling at assigned booth
  • Understand benefits of Museum Membership and be able to sell Memberships to visitors

Reports to: Assistant Manager and Manager of Visitor Services

Start date: Immediate

Work schedule: 20–28 hours per week, Wednesday–Sunday, with weekends required

Salary range: $13.00 per hour

To apply: Please send a cover letter and your 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).

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

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