Director of External Affairs
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Reporting to the Director of External Affairs, the Head or Manager of Institutional Giving will lead the museum’s efforts in deepening and broadening support from government, foundations and the corporate sector and create an organized strategy to research, write, solicit and cultivate continued funding opportunities. Download full job description
The Head of Interpretation and Engagement is responsible for Admissions, volunteer guides (docents), as well as for all educational resources presented in support of engagement and gallery learning for audiences. The role also oversees, impacts, and guides key areas of Exhibition development, including generating concepts, reviewing content, and mediating interdepartmental decisions affecting interpretation. The Head of Interpretation & Engagement reports to the Director of Programs & Engagement, and will work with the curators and other staff to create and implement exhibition and collection related initiatives including exhibitions texts, interpretive didactics, educational content, gallery resources, as well as supervising docent and guide training. Interpretive materials will address overall Museum strategic goals and provide a bridge between scholarly and general audiences. Download full job description
The Curatorial Assistant works in the Curatorial Department and provides overall administrative support for the department, both for day-to-day business and exhibition projects. The incumbent will report in the interim to the Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Research. Download full job description
Reporting to the Assistant Manager of Interpretation & Engagement, the Admissions & Engagement Associate serves as the first point-of-contact with Museum visitors, staffing the front desk and coat check areas, conducting daily admissions transactions, and actively encouraging participation in Museum activities with a view to increasing revenue, memberships and repeat visits. The incumbent must have a fluent knowledge of exhibition and program content. Download full job description
The Rubin Museum of Art is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its staff. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
The Rubin Museum of Art offers semester-long internships to qualified undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates interested in the following areas: education, programming, communications, publications, and human resources. In addition to assigned projects, interns have the opportunity to learn more about the museum field through group activities that include trips to cultural institutions, brown-bag lunch discussions with staff members, and career development workshops.
General Curatorial Intern
Performs research and provides support for curatorial work and upcoming exhibitions that focus predominantly on Himalayan art and material culture. Learn more
Tibetan Language Curatorial Intern
Performs research, occasionally in the Tibetan language, and provides support for curatorial work and upcoming exhibitions that focus specifically on Himalayan art. Learn more
South Asian Art Curatorial Intern
Performs research and provides support for curatorial work for upcoming exhibitions that focus specifically on South Asian art. Learn more
Works in the Museum’s library maintaining the library database system, cataloging, ordering books and maintaining library organization Learn more
Collections Management Intern
Works closely with staff on various projects that may include updating object records in the Museum database and shadowing registrars in the galleries during the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions. Learn more
Educational Resources Intern
Works closely with Interpretive Materials coordinator to create and manage educational materials for internal and external use. Learn More
Programs and Academic Internship
The Programs and Academic intern assists with a variety of departmental needs in its production of lectures, gallery programs, films and adult workshops. The intern will be involved in three distinct areas of work: 1) Event production, 2) Program administration, and 3) Research and writing relating to future events. He/she may also have specific projects to spearhead during their time here depending on interests, skill set, and availability. Learn more
Film Programs Internship
The Film Programs intern assists with all film screenings, including Cabaret Cinema, film premiers and weekend film screenings. The intern will research film guest speakers, develop thematic film series in relation to Rubin exhibitions and host some film events. Learn more
School Programs Intern
Works with the School Programs team to support the planning, organization, and implementation of a wide range of programs for K-12 students and teachers here at the Museum. Learn more
Family Programs Intern
Helps plan and assist in the teaching of one or more ongoing weekly programs. Learn more
Interpretation Research and Administration Intern
Works with the Manager of Visitor Experience and Access Programs to research Himalayan art and culture as well as upcoming exhibitions in support of a rigorous staff and volunteer training program. Learn more
Public Programs Intern
Assists with a variety of departmental needs in its production of performances, concerts, talks, and events. Learn more
Communications/Media Relations Intern
Performs functions critical to communicating the Rubin Museum’s mission and offerings to members of the media, as well as assisting with digital outreach via social media channels. Learn more
Web Content and Digital Media Intern
Assists with the preparation and production of video content for online distribution. Learn more
Coordinates image acquisition, bibliographic integration, manuscript approval stages, and other tasks related to upcoming publications. Learn more
Publications Database Intern
Works on a large-scale research project to identify all publications of our collection, record those venues, and secure a copy of the publication and/or reproduction. Learn more
Himalayan Heritage Group Outreach Intern
Assists in building and maintaining relationships with various community groups and organizations, maintains and expands the Museum’s contact database, and provides administrative and artistic support for hosted events as well as a creative voice in their planning and execution. Learn more
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How to Apply for Internships
Applicants may apply to multiple internships individually. Please write a one-page cover letter which specifies (1) the internships for which you are applying, (2) your relevant qualifications, (3) your interest in the Rubin Museum of Art, and (4) your availability (days/times). Please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. No phone calls please.Please put the internship you are applying to in the subject line of your email.
Due to the high volume of applications for internships, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
In the event you are not accepted for an internship, please resend your application materials again for the following term.
Deadlines for Internship Applications
Fall Semester (September through December): September 1
Spring Semester (January through May): November 27
Summer (mid-May through mid-August): April 15
Academic Year (September through May): July 1
Summer 2016 ARTS Intern
The Museum will be offering an internship through ARTS Intern, a program of Studio in a School, for the summer of 2015. The ARTS Intern program places college undergraduates from diverse cultural backgrounds in paid summer internships at New York City museums. Eligible applicants must show a financial need and must either be New York City residents or be enrolled in a college or university within the five boroughs of New York City.
The Rubin Museum offers volunteers the opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of an art museum and to contribute services to various departments within the Museum. Candidates must be willing to make a long-term commitment to serve as a Rubin Museum volunteer and should have an interest in Himalayan art or museums, a flexible attitude toward working with others, and an understanding that reliability is important. Learn more