This is a full-time exempt position and the incumbent will report to the Chief Experience Officer. Learn more
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.
Due to the high volume of applicants, we are able to contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.
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, exhibitions, collections and curatorial。 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。
Intern Benefits: All internships are unpaid. Academic requirements may be fulfilled by arrangement with the individual college or university. Rubin Museum interns receive the following benefits:
- Free admission at museums across the country
- Free admission to Rubin Museum programs when/if available
- 10% discount on food and beverage at Café Serai.
- 25% discount on most items in the Rubin Shop, with a 40% discount on Rubin Museum publications.
- 10% discount on selected Rubin programs.
- 25% discount on gift memberships
- Invitation to the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event.
- Brown-bag lunches: staff guests discuss their jobs as well as their educational, professional, and artistic backgrounds allowing interns to learn about various museum departments and careers.
- Private tours of NYC cultural organizations: these trips are designed to expose interns to the broader New York City arts world, as well as the field of Himalayan studies.
Apprentice Museum Educator
The Apprentice Museum Educator (AME) program at the Rubin Museum of Art provides practical skills to university students or recent graduates interested in future careers in the arts, programming and museum education for school & family audiences and/or adult audiences. Participants develop an understanding of gallery teaching, facilitation of public programs, and museum administration. The AME program offers two tracks of focus -School & Family Programs and Adult Programs. Please note in your cover letter if you are interested in one or both areas. Learn more
General Curatorial Internship
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 Internship
Performs research, occasionally in the Tibetan language, and provides support for curatorial work and upcoming exhibitions that focus specifically on Himalayan art. Learn more
Collections Management Internship
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
The Communications intern will work closely with the Marketing and Communications team to help promote the Rubin Museum, its exhibitions, and related programs to both the press and public. The intern will assist in the development of press campaigns and email marketing strategies and will execute various initiatives, both digital and on-site, to engage external stakeholders. Interns will learn about institutional voice, communications strategies, media relations best practices, and the larger role of the marketing and communications department. Learn more
Development Outreach Internship
The Development intern will work closely with the Development team and across the Museum to cultivate donors of the Rubin. As a nonprofit, the Rubin relies on fundraising to present exhibitions, films, performances, and on-stage conversations as well as a robust roster of educational; initiatives. Join the quick-growing Development team to assist the Rubin in its mission. Learn More
Education and Engagement Internship
The Education and Engagement Intern will work with the Manager of Docent and Access Programs to research Himalayan art and culture as well as upcoming exhibitions in support of our team of staff and docent educators. Learn More
Education: Audience Engagement and Evaluation Internship
Intern will work with the Manager of Manager of Interpretation & Engagement to support, the planning, organizing, conceptualizing and implementing a wide range of educational resources for both internal staff and Rubin Museum visitors. Learn more
Education: Access and Community Outreach Internship
The Access & Community Outreach Intern will assist with the creation and implementation of museum programs for non-traditional audiences and visitors with disabilities. The intern would research existing programs at other institutions and serve as a liaison, providing outreach to community and cultural centers in New York City. Learn more
Education: School and Family Programs Internship
The School & Family Programs Intern will support the development and production of all departmental program offerings. Programs include school tours and workshops, the Math & Mandalas Residency, Family Sundays, Mindfulness for Families, and Family Events including the Losar New Year Celebration and our annual Block Party. In addition, the School & Family Programs Intern will assist with curriculum planning, documentation and the evaluation of all programs. Learn More
Education: Interpretation Research Internship
The Interpretation Research Internship will work with the Head of Interpretation and Engagement to research interpretation strategies for upcoming exhibitions in Himalayan art and modern and contemporary art. Learn more
Exhibition Management Internship
The Exhibitions Management Intern would assist with a wide variety of exhibitions related tasks.The intern would be involved in distinctive areas of exhibition management administration including but not limited to (1) Exhibitions Archive, (2) Exhibitions Schedules and Record Keeping and (3) Traveling Exhibitions database. Learn More
The finance intern will be assisting in the daily revenue receipts process and filing, organizing and scanning the pertaining documents. Learn More
Graphic Design Internship
The Rubin Museum of Art in house creative team is seeking a graphic design intern to assist in the Marketing and Communication Department. The intern will work closely with the Marketing & Communication team and report directly to the Graphic Designer and Creative Head of Graphics and Branding. Learn More
The Publications Department Intern works closely with the Editor & Publications Manager on all text-based facets of the Rubin, including exhibition labels, webpages, ephemera, and more. The intern will primarily focus on helping prepare the Rubin’s annual magazine, Spiral, for publication. The intern will learn about copyediting, proofreading, style guides, editorial processes, and print and digital production. Learn more
Social Media Internship
The Social Media Intern helps the Marketing and Communications team develop content for the Museum’s social media channels and execute strategies to increase the Museum’s effectiveness in the digital arena. The intern will play a role in monitoring the Museum’s digital communities and work with other members of the Communications team to develop strategies to increase engagement. Learn More
Full List of Current Internship Listings
How to Apply for Internships
Applicants may apply to multiple internships individually. Please put the internship you are applying to in the subject line of your email. 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 list the internship you are applying for in the subject of your email. Please attach both cover letter and resume as pdf files to your email, with both files containing a format as follows:
If the applicant is named John Smith their files should look like: "SMITHJ_coverletter.pdf" "SMITHJ_resume.pdf" Email subject: Name of Internship & Your Name.
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): July 31
Spring Semester (January through May): November 27
Summer (mid-May through mid-August): April 15
Academic Year (September through May): July 31
Summer 2020 ARTS Intern
The Museum will be offering an internship through , a program of Studio in a School, for the summer of 2019。 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。
We're thrilled that you are interested in being a part of the Rubin Museum. The Rubin Museum offers volunteers the opportunity to contribute your talents and inspire new perspectives while expanding your own. As a Museum volunteer, you don't just gain exposure to the workings of an art museum, you contribute to the conversation and have the chance to learn and grow with us. We are seeking dedicated and dependable volunteers who can contribute and commit to our cultural institution and our community. Learn more