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Jewish Museum

Museum Intern

Date: November 17, 2020
Title: Museum Intern
FSLA Status: Paid Internship
Supervisor: Manager of School and Educator Programs
Schedule: 12 hours per week
Internship Term: January – June, 2021

The Jewish Museum:

Founded in 1904 and located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people. The Museum has a unique identity as a hub for art and Jewish culture, drawing on a collection of nearly 30,000 works of historical and contemporary fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media. The Museum applies a contemporary lens to its exhibitions, which range from ancient to contemporary art.

The Position:

The Jewish Museum is offering a virtual internship opportunity for an individual on the autism spectrum who is interested in the administrative aspect of working in an art museum. The intern will have the opportunity to work in a variety of departments at the Museum including Education, Membership, and Marketing.

Responsibilities Include:

The intern will be assigned a selection of the following tasks below depending on interests and strengths:

  • Data entry using Microsoft Excel
  • Entering and updating constituent information into Salesforce and Acme Ticketing to track the success of telemarketing campaigns
  • Creating resource materials for educators in Google Drive, (including research, organizing resources, and uploading documents to a shared site)
  • Research projects for the Marketing Department including ways to promote Museum programs and ideas for social media posts
  • Observe Education programs in all areas including School, Adult, Family, Teen, and Access
  • Attend and report on education programs at other museums
  • Create slideshows for virtual tours
  • Create an independent research project (possibly)
  • Learn about the Jewish Museum, its history and collection
  • Participate in educational programming with larger JM intern cohort; attend virtual talks and field trips


  • An interest in art history or visual arts
  • A strong interest in working in museums
  • Comfortable using a computer
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Applications,
  • Willingness to learn or familiarity with Zoom, Salesforce, Acme Ticketing, The Museum System (TMS), and NetX
  • Comfortable working remotely, independently and without direct supervision

Send Resume with Cover Letter and intern application to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Fax: 646.358.3040
Phone: (212) 423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates.