Careers in Museum


Looking for an entry level job or internship in museum? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Museum Careers

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There’s a museum for almost everything: art, science, math, history, people. If you love the history and culture of a particular subject and want to preserve it so other people can enjoy as much as you can, consider working in a museum.

You could work in museum administration and operations, including the communications, fundraising, and finance departments. Outside of museum administration, jobs include:

A bachelor’s degree is required for almost all positions in a museum, along with strong communication skills and a love of the museum’s subject. A master’s degree in museum studies or a related field is required for some positions.

Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Museum

Old Sturbridge Village Logo

Old Sturbridge Village - Old Sturbridge Village is the “largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast” and it “depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s.”

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Job TitleLocation
BursarSturbridge, MA
PurserSturbridge, MA
ReceiverSturbridge, MA
Checkout PersonSturbridge, MA
See all 7 job postings

Bay Area Discovery Museum Logo

Bay Area Discovery Museum - The Bay Area Discovery Museum is a Sausalito, CA based museum that “is designed to ignite creative thinking in children.”

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Job TitleLocation
Birthday Party AssistantSausalito, CA
Barista CashierSausalito, CA
Marketing InternSausalito, CA
Development InternSausalito, CA
Evaluation InternSausalito, CA
See all 27 job postings

Museum Hack Logo

Museum Hack - Museum Hack is a New York, NY based upstart that developed a “tour to turn one of New York’s most spectacular cultural institutions into a totally unique experience.”

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Poetry Foundation Logo

Poetry Foundation - The Poetry Foundation is a Chicago, IL based “independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture.”

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21c Museum Hotels Logo

21c Museum Hotels - 21c Museum Hotels is a company based in Louisville, KY that operates hotels “born out of a desire to integrate contemporary art into everyday life.”

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Logo

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - The NYC based Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum promotes “the awareness and understanding of history, science and service" through collections and exhibitions.

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The Tech Museum of Innovation Logo

The Tech Museum of Innovation - The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA is a "hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds."

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Rubin Museum of Art Logo

Rubin Museum of Art - The Rubin Museum of Art in New York, NY "promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia.”

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South Street Seaport Museum Logo

South Street Seaport Museum - The South Street Seaport Museum “is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of New York as a port city," and they're hiring.

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Children's Creativity Museum Logo

Children’s Creativity Museum - The Children’s Creativity Museum is a San Francisco, CA based “interactive art and technology museum for kids" that is all about creativity.

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Job TitleLocation
Marketing InternSausalito, CA
Library AideBoynton Beach, FL
Librarian IRancho Cucamonga, CA
See all 3 job postings

The Museum of Mathematics Logo

The Museum of Mathematics - The Museum of Mathematics in New York, NY is opening in 4 months to be the only math museum in the United States.

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Historic New England - Historic New England is a non-profit that works to preserve and promote the appreciation of New England's history.

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Job TitleLocation
Assistant Executive HousekeeperYosemite National Park, CA
Assistant Front Office ManagerYosemite National Park, CA
Retail ManagerYosemite National Park, CA
Dining Room ManagerYosemite National Park, CA
National Account Executive, Group Benefits (NYC & New England Territory)New York, NY
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Exploratorium Logo

Exploratorium - The Exploratorium is a San Francisco, CA museum that focuses on art, science, and human perception, and they have some great job opportunities.

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Martha's Vineyard Museum Logo

Martha’s Vineyard Museum - The Martha's Vineyard Museum "is "dedicated to furthering an interest in the history and culture of the Island" and they're hiring.

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Museum of Latin American Art Logo

Museum of Latin American Art - If you’re a big fan of Latin American art, you’ll probably want to take a look at MOLAA’s excellent job opportunities.

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New York Transit Museum Logo

New York Transit Museum - New York City's transit system is the best in the United States and its long history is on display at the New York Transit Museum, which is hiring.

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Chemical Heritage Foundation Logo

Chemical Heritage Foundation - The Chemical Heritage Foundation is all about fostering "an understanding of chemistry’s impact on society," and they offer some exciting job opportunities.

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Whitney Museum Logo

Whitney Museum of American Art - If contemporary American art speaks to you, then you have to check out jobs at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Job TitleLocation
Director of Visitor OperationsNew York, NY
ServerNew York, NY
Food Runner/BackwaiterNew York, NY
Food Runner/BackwaiterNew York, NY
ServerNew York, NY
See all 4 job postings

Nantucket Historical Association Logo

Nantucket Historical Association - If you love Nantucket's history, then a career with the Nantucket Historical Association might be exactly what you're looking for.

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Job TitleLocation
Chief CuratorNantucket, MA
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum Logo

Lower East Side Tenement Museum - If you want to be part of sharing the history of the immigrants who built this country, then take a look at Jobs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

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Museum of Food and Drink Logo

Museum of Food and Drink - If you love the culture of food, a job with the Museum of Food and Drink would be a dream come true.

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Job TitleLocation
Need a BartenderNew York, NY
Need a Caterer for a WeddingSanta Barbara, CA
Need a Catering ServiceMontclair, NJ
Need cateringKalamazoo, MI
Need bartendingAstoria, NY
See all 75 job postings

Thomas Jefferson Foundation Logo

Thomas Jefferson Foundation - If you don’t get lost in the excitement of reading up on Thomas Jefferson’s place in history, then a job at Monticello probably isn’t for you.

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Job TitleLocation
CANLEAD Research AssociateCharlottesville, VA
Administrative AssistantKing of Prussia, PA
EditorCharlottesville, VA
Trauma Performance Improvement CoordinatorPhiladelphia, PA
Lecturer - WageCharlottesville, VA
See all 14 job postings

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience Logo

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience - If you're interested in the history of human rights and social justice, then you should check out Jobs at International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

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National September 11 Memorial & Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum - If you were greatly affected by 9/11, then you should browse through the open positions at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

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Hockey Hall of Fame Logo

Hockey Hall of Fame - We’re not getting a lot done here today in Chicago with a parade going on, so I’m going to leave it to you to see if a job at the Hockey Hall of Fame is for you

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Academy of Natural Sciences Logo

Academy of Natural Sciences - The Academy is now approaching its 200th anniversary, and if you want to be able to celebrate it with them, you’ll want to take a look at their Jobs page.

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International Center of Photography Logo

International Center of Photography - If you love photography, but want to do more than just take pictures, then the International Center of Photography is a perfect place for you.

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Minnesota Children's Museum Logo

Minnesota Children’s Museum - But what about intellectually stimulating jobs for you? The Minnesota Children’s Museum Jobs page has those for you.

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Job TitleLocation
Gastroenterologist JobLa Crosse, WI
Hospitalist JobLa Crosse, WI
Otolaryngologist JobLa Crosse, WI
Neurologist JobLa Crosse, WI
Urologist JobLa Crosse, WI
See all 13 job postings

National Archives Logo

National Archives - You can start learning about what it’s like to work at the National Archives by visiting their Careers page, and then you can check out their job listings.

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Museum of Science Boston Logo

Museum of Science, Boston - If you were a nerdy kid like me who loved science and you want to share that passion with today’s kids, check out jobs at the Museum of Science, Boston.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Logo

Pro Football Hall of Fame - Whether you're a football player or a job seeker, getting a place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame isn't easy.

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Boston Children's Museum Logo

Boston Children’s Museum - Boston Children\'s Museum\'s Jobs page was updated just yesterday, and it includes quite a few entry level job opportunities targeted towards new grads.

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