Contemporary Art Curatorial Intern

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment. The Contemporary Art Curatorial Intern will assist the Curator of Contemporary Art on a range of exhibition-related tasks and provide significant research and organizational support to all of the Curator’s work.  

Department: Curatorial Affairs Reports to: Curator of Contemporary Art Date posted: October 31, 2019 FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship Schedule: 2-3 days / week


The intern will research specific topics in art, share their research, organize visual material, and perform general administration tasks such as (but not limited to) maintaining checklists and budget logs, mailing and invitation lists, general paperwork, and presentation materials.  Current projects include an upcoming, large scale survey on a film and video artist, a collection exhibition of contemporary art, a large-scale public art project, and further exhibitions and projects related to the museum’s collection of Contemporary Art and Judaica, The intern may be asked to research at off-site, public facilities in New York City, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art library (Thomas Watson Library) the library at MOMA, the New York Public Library, etc. The intern must be fluent in research methodologies beyond the internet.  Other tasks will be assigned as the need arises.


  • B.A. and M.A. candidates in Art History, Curatorial Studies, or Museum Studies and a knowledge of experimental film history or engagement with cinema studies preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are essential.

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