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Development Intern—Development

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

Our Development department seeks interns to provide essential support within each of our teams during the fall 2017 semester. The Development department is responsible for all fundraising activities and events, and liaisons with key stakeholders across all donor constituencies. The department also serves as the definitive link between the Museum’s supporters and key influencers in the community, and the Museum’s program and curatorial staff. Ideal Development interns will relish a significant learning opportunity that puts them at the heart of our organization, in direct support of our critical staff and the multifaceted programming and collections of one of the world’s greatest encyclopedic and artistic resources—the Brooklyn Museum. Positions are available in the following areas:

1. Individual Giving

Individual Giving focuses primarily on special patrons groups and major gifts fundraising. The team is responsible for liaising with the Museum's key supporters and influencers, cultivating new prospects, organizing exhibitions proposals, and soliciting/acknowledging high-level gifts. Qualified candidates will be strong writers who demonstrate discretion, affability, and accountability.

2. Corporate/Institutional

The Corporate and Institutional Giving teams manage the Museum's relationships with corporate funders, including a roster of Corporate Members, corporate supporters of special exhibitions, and institutional funders, including private foundations and other grant-making organizations. These teams are responsible for stewarding current Corporate Members, soliciting new corporate gifts, grant writing and reporting, and researching and cultivating new prospects for special exhibitions, curatorial initiatives, and capital projects. Qualified candidates should demonstrate strong writing and research skills.

3. Membership

The Membership team focuses on fundraising geared toward current and potential Members. Specific responsibilities include donor engagement and stewardship; addressing Member concerns and requests in an expedient and professional manner; and coordinating mailings and benefit fulfillment, including Member events. Candidates for a Membership internship will demonstrate patience, discretion, and strong organizational skills.

4. Research and Operations

The Development Research and Operations team is responsible for conducting comprehensive and detailed research on individuals, corporations, and foundations; reporting on current and prospective donors to the Museum; playing an instrumental role in the department's Raiser's Edge database usage and moves management process; and assisting with gift processing and other aspects of departmental operations. Candidates should be articulate and detail-oriented, and demonstrate strong research and organizational skills.

5. Special Events

The Special Events team is responsible for the planning, fundraising, and design of the Museum's exhibition openings and three annual benefits that raise over $2 million annually: The Yes! Gala, Family Day Benefit, and the Brooklyn Artists Ball. This department works closely with the Museum's key supporters and influencers, corporate sponsors, and general Members. Qualified candidates may have prior retail, sales, or hospitality experience, and will demonstrate discretion and diplomacy.

6. Rentals

The Rentals team is responsible for managing and organizing external events that take place at the Museum, including life milestone celebrations, corporate parties, film and photo shoots, graduations, nonprofit and community events, meetings, and conferences. The Rentals team works closely with the Museum's catering partner, Great Performances; external clients and vendors; other Museum departments, including but not limited to Community Affairs, Facilities/Operations, Exhibitions/Curatorial, and colleagues across all areas of Development. Successful candidates may have prior retail, sales, or hospitality experience, and will demonstrate discretion and affability.

7. Office of the Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer

The Office of the Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer provides leadership and direction for all of the above areas. Applicants should be detail-oriented and demonstrate dependability, discretion, and a positive and professional attitude.

Skills: Successful candidates should possess, and can expect to strengthen, the following skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Raiser’s Edge
  • LexisNexis
  • Zkipster
  • Moves management process
  • Writing basic grants, proposals, and donor acknowledgements

Schedule: The fall 2017 internship runs from late September through mid-December. Interns work 2 full days per week, plus several evening events throughout the semester.

To apply: Email your résumé, a cover letter, and an unofficial copy of your transcript as one PDF file to development.internship@brooklynmuseum.org. Please include your full name and first-choice area of concentration in the subject line (example: Jane Doe_Corporate/Institutional). Your cover letter should indicate your top three areas of interest and briefly describe your qualifications in those areas. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis. Should your application meet the above requirements, we will contact you to come in for an interview. No phone calls, please.

Marketing and Communications Intern—Marketing and Communications

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

The Marketing and Communications Intern provides administrative support to our Marketing and Communications department. The Intern will assist with marketing and press initiatives by developing creative content across social media platforms, pitching new marketing and press projects, and helping analyze the progress of campaigns. This internship offers an immersive experience for aspiring museum professionals interested in marketing, communications, and arts administration.

Requirements:  

  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Fluency in social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Spotify, Twitter, and Tumblr)
  • Familiarity with Photoshop
  • A cheerful, friendly, and outgoing disposition, an outside-the-box thinker
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about the arts
  • Spanish speaking proficiency is a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Assist members of the Marketing and Communications department with administrative duties
  • Help prepare monthly social media and press reports
  • Pitch and explore ideas for creative, social, and press projects
  • Expand our online and press community through research
  • Conduct research and develop creative content for social media
  • Monitor social media networks
  • Assist with live broadcasting and event coverage on Livestream, Facebook Live, Instagram Story, and live Tweeting
  • Develop press materials and press kits
  • Monitor press clips for coverage reports
  • Assist with photo and film shoots

Reports to: Public Relations Manager

Start and end dates: Flexible with academic or work schedule, September–December 2017, with the opportunity to extend the internship into 2018

Work schedule: Flexible, 20 hours per week

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to job.marketing.communications.intern@brooklynmuseum.org. The deadline for applications is September 11.

Development Assistant, Corporate Relations and Institutional Giving—Development

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

The Development Assistant supports Corporate Relations and Institutional Giving, and fulfills crucial research and operations functions. The Development department is responsible for all fundraising events and activities, works with key stakeholders across all donor constituencies, and serves as a definitive focal point of the Museum’s relationships with our supporters and key influencers in the community, as well as our Public Programs and Curatorial staff. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Relations and Institutional Giving, the Development Assistant position offers an outstanding opportunity for a development professional looking to grow their skills and expertise. Skill and interest in communications, research, organization, and graphic design are essential. The Development Assistant is responsible for data management using Raiser’s Edge, gift processing and acknowledgement, and prospect research and moves management. They also assist in developing, refining, and submitting proposals, collateral materials, and contract applications.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct prospect research and prepare briefing materials
  • Create and adapt Museum exhibition and program sponsorship decks for funder outreach
  • Assist in writing, developing, and copyediting collateral materials and proposals
  • Build and maintain prospect management and research queries and reports in Raiser’s Edge
  • Monitor news, philanthropic publications, and alerts to identify new prospects
  • Work with the Finance team to reconcile accounts, including all gifts, invoices, and expenses
  • Maintain records in our database to ensure constituent integrity
  • Draft and execute donor acknowledgment letters
  • Coordinate gift processing
  • Maintain digital and hard-copy donor files
  • Advise on best practices for information storage, retrieval, and reporting
  • Participate in planning long- and short-term development strategies to meet department fundraising goals
  • Train and supervise a research intern

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Solid prospect research experience in a nonprofit organization, or highly relevant online research skills in another capacity
  • Interest in communications, research, organization, and graphic design
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office, LexisNexis, iWave, or other online information resources required; Raiser’s Edge, Relationship Science, or similar fundraising databases and prospect research tools strongly preferred
  • Strong design skills, including knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical ability and aptitude for maintaining and creating systems
  • Facility working with numbers, including maintaining, building, and monitoring budgets
  • Excellent attention to detail

Reports to: Director of Corporate Relations and Institutional Giving

Starting date: Immediately

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to job.development.assistant@brooklynmuseum.org.

Sills Family Consulting Curator, African Art

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

We seek an innovative Consulting Curator to imagine and guide the presentation and growth of our rich collection of African art. The Consulting Curator will develop a fresh, critically relevant installation of our collection, to create inspiring encounters with the Museum’s African holdings. This is a part-time, two-year position.

The Brooklyn Museum acquired its first works from sub-Saharan Africa in 1900. Today, this collection numbers more than 6,000 objects and works of art, making it one of the largest of its kind in the United States. The collection is focused on the arts of West and Central Africa, with the core acquired in 1922 through purchases in London, Paris, and Brussels. The following year, the Museum displayed 1,500 objects in what was the first exhibition of African art—as art—in the United States. To date, it remains the largest exhibition of African art ever mounted. The collection has since grown to include works spanning more than 2,500 years, with over 100 cultures represented.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess and rethink the Museum’s extensive holdings of African art and organize an innovative, freshly conceived temporary installation highlighting major works, to showcase the breadth and depth of the collection and encourage public engagement
  • Work with the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Museum and the Deputy Director/Chief Development Officer to identify and cultivate prospective donors to underwrite a permanent exhibition space for the African Art collection, as well as endowment funding to support the collection long-term
  • Work with senior Curatorial staff members to create a visual dialogue between the African Art collection and other significant works within the Museum’s holdings
  • Advocate for public and educational programming to increase visibility of the African Art collection and generate public interest
  • Conduct collection research, and respond to collection inquiries and loan requests as needed
  • Work with the Conservation team to address and remedy specific preservation issues throughout the entire African Art collection
  • Pending funding, begin to conceptualize the reinstallation of the entire African Art collection (or a robust portion thereof) in a permanent gallery space; outline prevailing themes and concepts as well as plans for the use of the physical space

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in African art or anthropology
  • Minimum of three years of museum experience
  • Related publication record
  • Well-versed in historical African art (before the mid-twentieth century)
  • Compelling presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with the entire Museum team, and to work closely with Curatorial colleagues
  • A deep commitment to engaging a wide and diverse audience in innovative and exciting ways

Schedule: Part time, two year appointment

To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter describing your particular suitability for the position to job.consulting.african.art@brooklynmuseum.org.

Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography

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

We seek a full-time curator to oversee and steward our collection of photography. The Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography enhances access to and understanding of this dynamic form of artistic expression through exhibitions, lectures, scholarship, and public engagement opportunities.

The individual in this position leads efforts in reimagining the role of photography within the Museum, is an active curator/scholar with interdisciplinary interests and a global perspective, and has a proven ability to conceptualize original, canon-expanding, and timely exhibitions and research projects, both temporary and from our permanent collection. The curator serves as an institutional ambassador, actively engaging with collectors and patrons, professional colleagues, partner institutions, and the Brooklyn community.  

We have maintained a tradition of excellence in the presentation of photography, dating back to 1889, when we acquired our first photographic work. Our holdings comprise more than 18,000 works with a strong focus on twentieth-century American artists, including Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Rudy Burckhardt, Andreas Feininger, Lee Friedlander, Lewis Hine, Consuelo Kanaga, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Gary Winogrand. In addition, the Museum houses a significant collection of Latin American photography, which is particularly rich in works by Manuel Álvarez Bravo. The collection also includes works by twenty-first century artists, including, Sophie Calle, Alfredo Jaar, Barbara Kruger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gordon Matta-Clark, Adrian Piper, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Special exhibitions enrich our permanent holdings; recent projects dedicated to photography include Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present; This Place; and Forever Coney: Photographs from the Brooklyn Museum Collection.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualize exhibitions from the collection and beyond, both for the Museum and other venues
  • Collaborate with other Museum curators on the integration of photography in their exhibitions and projects
  • Produce and present new scholarship in the form of lectures and publications
  • Oversee the care, stewardship, and refinement of the collection in accordance with the Museum’s collection strategy
  • Actively cultivate the gift of major works with donors for the permanent collection
  • Develop financial support from donors in close collaboration with the Development team
  • Work with Registrars to maintain complete and orderly records, and spearhead cataloguing for the collection
  • Collaborate with Conservation on the maintenance and care of the collection
  • Research the collection in collaboration with Exhibitions and other Collections curators
  • Participate in cross-disciplinary projects, exhibitions, installations, and publications
  • Advise on collection loan requests as needed
  • Represent the Museum at professional conferences, symposia, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in the history of art with a strong concentration on photography of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (Ph.D. preferred)
  • Five years of curatorial museum experience
  • Compelling writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with the entire curatorial team
  • Demonstrated deep commitment to engaging a wide public audience in innovative and exciting ways

To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and a letter describing your particular suitability for the position to job.curator.photography@brooklynmuseum.org.

Rentals and Events Assistant—Development

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

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 on-site and offsite. The Rentals program includes life milestone celebrations, corporate parties, film and photo shoots, graduations, nonprofit and community events, meetings, and conferences.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or above
  • Two or more years’ experience in event planning, production, rentals, development, or a related field, preferably at a museum or arts and cultural institution, educational institution, or other organization of similar complexity
  • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to multitask, prioritize, and learn quickly
  • Ability to problem solve under pressure in a fast-paced environment, manage projects independently, and build strong, collaborative relationships with various internal and external parties, including other Museum departments and outside vendors
  • Professionalism; strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; and a strong design sensibility
  • Facility with numbers and budgets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Responsibilities: Within the Special Events & Rentals division of our Development department, the Rentals Assistant:

  • Serves as the initial point of contact with potential rental clients; schedules walk-throughs with potential clients and in-house departments; and sends general pricing and date availability information
  • Supports the management of relationships with external event teams and planners, organizes meetings, and coordinates actions
  • Contributes ideas for exceeding external event revenue goals, and helps to identify potential clients and new marketing opportunities
  • Fields inquiries, including phone, email, and web-based submissions
  • Manages calendar holds for external clients
  • Maintains direct contact with the Special Events Assistant regarding calendar issues
  • Drafts correspondence for rentals, including proposals, contracts, invoices, and receipts
  • Creates Logistics memos for all rentals
  • Maintains the rentals database in Raiser's Edge (client-side and financial), and supply inventory
  • Supports the Director and Rentals Coordinator in tracking rental-related financials
  • Supports the Rentals Coordinator generally, as needed
  • May serve as the primary point of contact for events of certain size and scope

Reports to: Director of Special Events and Rentals

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, with frequent weekend and evening hours

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to job.assistant.events.rentals@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 job.backend@brooklynmuseum.org. Include your cover letter in the body of the email and attach your résumé.

Network Administrator—Technology

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

The Network Administrator handles all facets of our computer network. They are 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
  • Punctuality, which is critical

Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain, and upgrade our servers, often running on a VMware architecture (we are a mostly Windows shop with some Linux boxes)
  • Maintain Active Directory structure, security, and group policy
  • Backup, tape rotation, backup verification, and restore
  • Administer MSSQL and all applications that use the databases, including installation, upgrades, and upkeep of applications and MSSQL
  • Manage all business systems including, but not limited to, financial systems, ticketing systems, fundraising systems, POS, and DAMS
  • Maintain aspects of our MS Exchange email and messaging infrastructure
  • Maintain and upgrade, as needed, our network backbone, including supervision of contractors and cabling, installation, and maintenance of switches
  • Maintain and upgrade, as needed, our firewall and telecommunications, including remote access
  • Maintain Technology security procedures, in cooperation with the Chief of Technology
  • Research and evaluate new software and hardware considered for purchase, in coordination with support staff
  • Work directly with the support staff on the implementation of policies, procedures, and best practices
  • Maintain patch schedule, virus protection, and local firewalls for desktops and servers
  • Responsible for compliance with all software licensing
  • Create and maintain 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, and Terminal Services
  • Additional duties as assigned

Work schedule: Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm, 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 job.networkadmin@brooklynmuseum.org.

Help Desk Analyst—Technology

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

The highly organized Help Desk Analyst handles all facets of Technology department administration and end user support. The Help Desk Analyst is the primary provider of desktop support to our end users, and is responsible for troubleshooting hardware, software, and peripherals in a Windows Active Directory domain.

Requirements: Here’s our skills and qualifications checklist:

  • Bachelor's 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
  • 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:

  • 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 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
  • Additional duties, as assigned

Reports to: Chief of Technology

Start date: Immediately

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to job.help.desk.analyst@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 job.graphic.design.intern@brooklynmuseum.org.

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: $13 per hour

To apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to job.sales.associate@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/tag/copyright/. 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 digital.lab.internships@brooklynmuseum.org. 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).