Job Opportunities & Internships
Job Opportunities & Internships
Employment Opportunities at Staten Island Museum
Curator of Science
The Natural Science collections at the Staten Island Museum are broad-based, spanning the disciplines of botany, zoology, geology, paleontology and archaeology. The Curator of Science is responsible for both leading and supervising all departmental activities pertaining to collections acquisition, management and oversight, in addition to field research, and the development of science exhibitions. The Curator also serves as the spokesperson for the Museum on all matters relating to environmental science and science education, and participates in the formation of public policy on behalf of the Museum.
For consideration please submit materials to Diane Matyas, VP Exhibitions and Programs, via email with “Curator of Science” in the subject line.
The Staten Island Museum seeks highly motivated, energetic educators for its growing education department. The Museum offers programs for Pre-K through college on-site, in NYC classrooms and greenspaces on art, history, and science.
Send resumes and inquiries to Christine Szeluga.
Visitor Services Associate
The Visitor Services Associate is the front line of contact with the public. As the Museum greeter and retail service operator, the Visitor Services Associate’s duties include telephone reception and various clerical duties including the execution of front desk business functions at both museum locations (monthly rotations between St. George and Snug Harbor); with a focus on Museum Store sales, membership and facility rental.
Send resumes and inquiries to Renee Bushelle.
Volunteer Opportunities at Staten Island Museum
The Art Department is scheduled to present four exhibits at the museum this school year. The Art Collection consists of American and European decorative art including glass, porcelain and sterling silver; a collection of 19th and 20th century paintings, prints and drawings; 19th and 20th century textiles and costumes. In addition, we have an extensive collection of Roman and Greek artifacts currently on loan to the College of Staten Island. Interns will work with the Curator of Art, and will have the opportunity to inventory and catalogue a variety of objects and assist in exhibition projects. Art History and Museum Studies majors are preferred but not required.
The Education Department presently focuses on three areas: school day programs for children; weekend, after school & summer programs for children; and public programs for adults. The Education Department Intern would organize the adult programming which includes gallery programs, art history classes and lectures, science-related classes and lectures, a reading club, genealogy workshops, natural history classes and field trips and arts and crafts classes. Specifically, the Education Intern would be responsible for the early stages of planning for next years' Annual Fence Show, ordering books and registering participants in the Reading Club, and managing the reservations and preparing participant materials for the Ferry Tours.
Staten Island Museum presents six to nine exhibitions annually. The Student Intern selected to assist the Exhibition Director, will help install and take down Staten Island Museum's Art, History and Natural Science exhibits. The Exhibition Intern will also assist in office tasks that support the preparation of exhibition installments, cataloguing and inventorying holdings, accessioning and deaccessioning artwork, and arranging conservation treatments for collection objects. Museum Studies majors are encouraged but not required.
History Archives & Library
The History, Archives & Library Intern proposed assignments include cataloguing historical documents and artifacts and assisting researchers. Under the direction of Patricia Salmon, Curator of History, the Student Intern would also assist in managing the History Department's sections of Staten Island Museum's new website and research help, develop and install Historical Exhibitions on and off location. History and Library Science Majors are encouraged but not required.
Natural Science Department
The Science Department Intern, under the direction of Ed Johnson, Staten Island Museum's Curator of Science, would help maintain the larger Science Collection including the Marine Invertebrate, Conchology, Geology, Archeology, Ornithology, Entomology, Zoology Collections and the Herbarium. A prerequisite of at least one biology or botany college course is recommended.
The Development Office is responsible for raising over $1.2 million in contributions and government grants. With direction from the Vice President of Development of this small department the intern has the opportunity to get hand-on experience in Individual Giving and Membership, Corporate and Foundation Giving, Sponsorships, Planned Giving, and Government Grants. In addition, the Development Office handles Staten Island Museum's General Public Relations and Marketing initiatives. Tasks range from database administration to prospect research, proposal writing, newsletter editing, and writing of press releases. Excellent writing skills are desirable. Business Majors are encouraged, but not required.