Collections Management Intern




1109 5th Avenue
New York
New York
United States


The Position:

The Collections Management department of the Jewish Museum is offering an exciting internship for a college student to conduct data-cleanup, research, and record cataloguing as well as general administrative support related to the permanent collection.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to pursue a career in museums and to observe the inner workings of managing museum collections. The internship will provide hands-on training, working with the most commonly used collections management database, TMS. It will also present an opportunity to learn how museums organize and document their collections.

The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist Collections Manager with archival maintenance such as filing, document researching, and photocopying as required.
  • Identify missing information for unknown object records in TMS by using digital images to identify object types, materials, artists, marks & inscriptions, etc.
  • Enter and edit information in TMS following the guidelines set forth in the Jewish Museum’s data-entry standards.
  • Use art-historical and/or Jewish culture knowledge to help identify and tag works in the collection with searchable keywords. 
  • Digitize old images to help with a special archaeology research project.
  • Other projects as assigned.


  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student majoring in Art History, Decorative Arts, or Judaic Studies preferred
  • Computer savvy with data-entry experience
  • TMS experience a plus
  • A strong attention to detail and excellent writing skills

How To Apply

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Intern Application To:

Human Resources Coordinator

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128


Fax: 646.358.3040

Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates.