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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: $15/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.

Flexible days/times (within the hours of M-F, 10 am – 5 pm)

The Curatorial Department seeks an intern to assist with ongoing exhibition and collection projects and research. The position is ideal for Art History or Museum Studies graduate students whose area of study overlaps with some aspect of the Museum’s collection concentrations: Nineteenth-Century European Art; American Art 1875 to Present; Photography; Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (please see our online collections database for more information). Applications from advanced undergraduate students in Art History will also be considered.

Responsibilities: Work closely with the Curatorial team on all aspects of exhibition planning and collections management. Contribute to the day-to-day operations of the Department. To an extent, this position can be tailored to the knowledge, interests, and professional goals of the intern to provide the most meaningful experience. 

Rate of Pay: This position is unpaid. Applicants are encouraged to arrange for credit through their college or university.

Hours: Days/times are flexible within the hours of Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm. Start and end dates to be arranged prior to the beginning of the internship.

Required Skills: Superior research and writing skills required. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

How to Apply: E-mail a letter of interest and a CV or resume to Kerrilyn Blee, Registrar & Exhibitions Manager, at No phone calls please.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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