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E-Commerce and Merchandising Coordinator—Merchandising

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

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

  • minimum of 4 years of college;
  • retail experience, preferably in a gift, art, and/or museum shop;
  • knowledge of POS computer programs, as well as Word, Excel, and Photoshop;
  • ability to learn specific retail inventory computer systems;
  • social media saavy (Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest);
  • good written and oral communication skills;
  • adept organizational abilities;
  • excellent customer service skills;
  • flexible work habits (weekends and late nights required);
  • friendly attitude; and
  • ability to work well interdepartmentally and with staff at different management levels.

Responsibilities: The E-Commerce and Merchandising Coordinator is responsible for the following:

  • managing our merchandising web shop via Shopify:
    • overseeing any platform, design, and copy changes
    • uploading and eliminating products
    • monitoring inventory levels
    • suggesting changes to product features;
  • managing web orders and working with stock person to expedite shipping and fulfillment;
  • managing web customer communication, refunds, voids, and more;
  • preparing monthly web Shop sales documents for our Finance department;
  • working with buyers and becoming familiar with our Shop’s current and upcoming inventory;
  • making suggestions for our web Shop;
  • learning about our upcoming exhibitions and programs in order to feature related products and Shop events on the web;
  • maintaining our Shop’s mailing lists and creating e-blasts and web calendar listings;
  • with managers, researching and coordinating all social media activities using platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Pinterest;
  • coordinating product and event images and copy for print and digital materials;
  • researching and managing shipping platforms and shipping supplies with stock person;
  • processing trade orders and accounts receivables, as needed;
  • assisting with set-up of extra registers for events and exhibition shops;
  • helping train staff on TAM/POS;
  • assisting the Merchandise Information Manager with yearly physical inventory;
  • supervising Shop staff when Manager is not available (handling change requests, opening and closing procedures, and customer service for visitors);
  • traveling to and working in offsite locations, as necessary;
  • assisting in executing seasonal public relations and marketing budget; and
  • being the point person for the Shop on other digital projects, as needed.

Physical requirements: The individual in this position must:

  • be able to work at computer stations for long periods; and
  • possess average manual dexterity for detailed work.

Start date: Immediate      

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, with some weekends or nights; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or as needed, depending on the Shop schedule.

To apply:  Email

Visitor Services Operations Manager—Visitor Services

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

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have the following:    

  • B.A. and minimum five years of arts administration experience with an emphasis on visitor services and ticketing;
  • excellent computer literacy with extensive software proficiency covering a wide variety of applications, including Microsoft Office, Survey Monkey, email marketing and list management programs, and Siriusware or other ticketing/CRM software;
  • attention to detail;
  • excellent phone manner;
  • ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • energetic team spirit with the ability to thrive in an environment requiring effective prioritization and juggling multiple concurrent projects;
  • effective spoken and written communication skills;
  • genuine enthusiasm for realizing the Museum’s mission to expand our audience profile and develop a welcoming environment for all our visitors;
  • analytical skills with demonstrated talent for identifying and streamlining complex workflows; and
  • excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with proven success working both independently and as a team player.

Responsibilities: The Visitor Services Operations Manager is responsible for the following:

  • working with the Vice Director of Visitor Experience to track brand-related audience metrics and manage the visitor research plan, including execution and analysis;
  • leading maintenance, analysis, and reporting of attendance and admission statistics, and visitor research results;
  • providing business support to the Visitor Services team including the following areas: Front Desk operations, group sales and tourism, school and public programs, and ticketing procedures and analyses;
  • recommending, developing, and implementing creative ideas to increase visitorship;
  • reviewing business and user problems, and recommending and implementing solutions;
  • working with vendors and our internal IT department on system improvements and upgrades;
  • maintaining effective working relationships and information flow between our Visitor Services staff and other departments;
  • supporting Museum efforts to create the best possible visitor experience for an increasingly diverse audience;
  • maintaining a thorough understanding of Front Desk procedures, group sales ticketing, and school reservation processes, in order to configure new and existing admissions packages in our Siriusware ticketing system;
  • multitasking efficiently in a fast-paced environment to ensure that projects reach completion;
  • preparing daily accounting reports with credit card and cash transactions;
  • answering and tracking visitor response forms and incoming information emails; and
  • performing other tasks, as assigned.

Reports to: Vice Director of Visitor Experience

Start date: Immediate

To apply: Send your cover letter and résumé to

Visitor Services Manager—Visitor Services

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

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have:

  • a B.A. and five years of management experience;
  • an understanding of arts organizations, museums, member or visitor services, customer service, retail, hospitality, or related fields;
  • experience with admissions ticketing systems, preferably Siriusware;
  • proven ability to develop and maintain regular and ad hoc financial reporting and analysis;
  • strong and resourceful leadership skills and ability to motivate staff and volunteers;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with proven success as a manager;
  • excellent organizational, multitasking, and problem-solving skills;
  • thorough knowledge of standard office software and fluency in event program systems;
  • genuine enthusiasm for realizing the Museum's mission to expand our audience profile and develop a welcoming environment for all visitors;
  • energy and the ability to thrive in a large, complex organization;
  • a detail-oriented, flexible, and diplomatic personality with the ability to perform effectively under pressure;
  • experience coordinating ticketed events (signage, ticketing, short-term staffing, and vendor coordination) or similar large-scale events;
  • spatial abilities related to locations for visitor wayfinding signage and knowledge of our policies and/or the ability to learn new policies quickly;
  • a flexible schedule, with the ability to work weekends and holidays; and
  • experience in another museum or related environment, preferred.

Responsibilities: The Visitor Services Manager:

  • leads our efforts to create the best possible visitor experience for an increasingly diverse audience;
  • oversees all aspects of our visitor experience including admissions, information, educational programs, and tours, among others;
  • manages general Visitor Services staffing, ensuring that department resources are adequately allocated for operations and remain within budgeted expectations;
  • is the key decision maker for all issues requiring managerial judgment, providing immediate response and resolution when needed;
  • creates, implements, and conducts effective training programs that are in alignment with our service and culture; 
  • collaborates with Security and Maintenance teams to manage traffic flow, safety, and cleanliness;
  • troubleshoots issues in the galleries related to wayfinding/access;
  • serves as primary liaison with Front Desk, Membership, Shop, Education, Finance, Security, and other managers on effective staff communications, operational needs, cross-training opportunities, and various joint departmental projects;
  • supports senior management in planning, development, and implementation of new initiatives that impact the Museum experience;
  • is responsible for overseeing departmental financial reporting, revenue management, daily closeouts, and deposits;
  • assists in general reporting and the analysis of attendance and demographic data;
  • manages and supervises the Front Desk staff, maintaining a visible presence and assisting when necessary;
  • maintains smooth working relationships and information flow among Museum departments and staff;
  • manages the creation of visitor signage and palm cards on a project-by-project basis, and coordinates production of other visitor publications;
  • handles major visitor complaints and queries;
  • points out the need for policy changes based on visitor feedback or operational changes;
  • facilitates understanding of new policies for the Visitor Services department, and represents the department in interdepartmental meetings;
  • records, updates, and maintains the accuracy of our phone tree;
  • monitors our website for accuracy of visitor-related information and submits updates as needed; and
  • keeps open relationships with other Brooklyn arts organizations, staying up to date on events available for our visitors.

Reports to: Director of Visitor Experience

Start date: Immediate

To apply: Send your cover letter and résumé to

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

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

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)

The Brooklyn Museum’s Deputy Director for Development is looking to hire a passionate, forward-thinking, and art-loving individual to fulfill an essential support role as Development Assistant in her office and in our Development department. We are currently experiencing unprecedented growth with a visionary new director at the helm. The Development department, headed by the Deputy Director, is responsible for all fundraising activities and events, working with key stakeholders across all donor constituencies and serving as a definitive focal point of our relationships with community supporters and influencers.

The Development Assistant acts as the foundation of the Deputy Director’s office, supporting the Deputy Director, and serving as ancillary support for the Board Liaison, the department as a whole, and the Director's Office on an ad hoc basis. The ideal Development Assistant will relish a significant learning opportunity to play a key role providing direct support to our critical staff, and will eagerly seek to learn about our multifaceted programming and collections.

Responsibilities: The day-to-day activities and functions of the Development Assistant may include, but are not limited to:

  • actively managing the Deputy Director’s calendar, with an understanding that precision and dexterity are essential to effectively running the department and maintaining our most important relationships;
  • answering all incoming calls;
  • drafting the Deputy Director’s correspondence, including cover emails, donor acknowledgements, and internal memos;
  • proactively coordinating the Deputy Director’s portfolio of donors and key stakeholders, including an action and follow-up–oriented stance in moves management;
  • taking on a large amount of administrative support work with a graceful attitude and understanding that effective administration serves a tremendously strategic role in the successful functioning of the department;
  • in collaboration with other team members, considering and implementing improvement of systems and processes;
  • supporting the Board Liaison & Development Communications Manager with the department’s most important stakeholder relationships—our Board of Trustees and Board of Advisors—which might include, but is not limited to, general administrative support, drafting correspondence and acknowledgment letters, supporting and planning logistics for in-person meetings, scheduling meetings and conference calls, and serving a support function at meetings, as needed;
  • with a keen eye for strategic organization, maintaining the office’s hard copy files, ordering and maintaining office supplies and stationery, and proactively supporting the Deputy Director and the Board Liaison in effective organization; 
  • working occasional evenings at events, as needed, which is an opportunity to directly engage with Museum leadership, donors, stakeholders, and artists;
  • liaising with Operations and Finance departments for various and essential departmental operations; and
  • providing general, cheerful, enthusiastic support throughout the department, as requested.

Reports to: Deputy Director for Development

To apply: Send your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements 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