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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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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

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MOCA - MOCA is the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and they are the only museum in L.A. that is entirely dedicated to contemporary art.

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Textile Society of America - Textile Society of America is a Berkeley, CA non-profit that “provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide."

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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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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 - 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 - 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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Museum of the City of New York - The Museum of the City of New York is a private, not-for-profit, educational institution founded in 1923 for the purpose of presenting the history of New York City.

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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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No current job openings.

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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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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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Center for Puppetry Arts Logo

Center for Puppetry Arts - Do you love puppets? If so, you might want to consider a career at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

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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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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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No current job openings.

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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No current job openings.

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 cateringSeattle, WA
Need catererRidgewood, NY
Need bartendingLos Angeles, CA
Banquet ServerCamden, NJ
Food Service WorkerWest Orange, NJ
See all 56 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 - 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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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - If you’d like to have a job giving money away (not Ed McMahon style though), then you should check out The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Jobs page on Idealist.

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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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National Building Museum Logo

National Building Museum - If you have a passion for buildings, then a job with National Building Museum will lay the perfect foundation for your career.

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Job TitleLocation
Lead Software EngineerSeattle, WA
Systems EngineerSeattle, WA
Office AssistantSan Francisco, CA
Office AssistantSan Francisco, CA
Electrical Engineer/DesignerNorwalk, CT
See all 327 job postings

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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.

See the complete National Archives profile


Job TitleLocation
Design EngineerMount Pleasant, PA
Production AssistantWashington, DC
Project AssistantBaltimore, MD
Acute & Rehab General Occupational TherapistFairfax, VA
InternSan Diego, CA
See all 1,222 job postings


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