Jobs & Internships


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The Heckscher Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


Supervisor: Building & Grounds Superintendent or, in their absence, the Senior Security Officer in-charge.

Supervises: Other part-time museum guards when designated by the Building & Grounds Superintendent or the Executive Director as the senior museum guard in-charge.


  • Must possess a valid New York State security guard registration card.
  • High School diploma, at least 18 years old, no prior conviction for a serious offense.
  • Responsibility, dependability, and timeliness a must.
  • Ability to deal courteously and tactfully with the public and coworkers.
  • Ability to stand and/or patrol for extended periods on a hard floor surface.
  • Visual acuity, alertness, and attention to detail in monitoring museum activity.
  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Ability to complete incident and other job-related reports.
  • Ability to set-up tables, chairs, and audio-visual equipment for programs, and conduct other similar moderate lifting.
  • Must be willing to perform minor janitorial tasks to ensure public safety.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a resume, including contact information for two professional or academic references to Ken Moss, Building & Grounds Superintendent, at  No phone calls please.

Compensation: $18-20/hour


The Heckscher Museum of Art has a variety of internship opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students seeking practical experience in various aspects of museum studies. These are usually unpaid positions, unless otherwise indicated, and some may be available only seasonally. Depending upon the desired duration of the internship, it may be possible to combine several projects in order to obtain a broader experience.

In-Person & Virtual
Three days per week, 10 am – 4 pm
Unpaid – for credit

Supervisor: Director of Education & Public Programs


  • Design and create project samples for and prepare supplies for Museum Discovery programs, grades K-12
  • Facilitate and assist in teaching Museum Discovery programs
  • Prepare supplies and assist in facilitating various public programs for adults & families
  • Additional duties within the Education & Visitor Experience Department as needed


  • Must be enrolled in a college or university degree program studying studio art, art education, art history, museum studies, or a related field.
  • Strong art-making and communication skills required.
  • Responsibility, dependability, and timeliness a must.
  • Experience working with children a plus.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and a resume, including contact information for two references to Joy Weiner, Director of Education & Public Programs, at  Please specify which internship you are applying for in your cover letter. No phone calls please.

Application deadline: July 1, 2022


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