Job Opportunities & Internships

Job Opportunities & Internships


Employment Opportunities at Staten Island Museum


Director of Natural Science Interpretation and Collections

The Staten Island Museum seeks a dynamic science leader to spearhead science-based initiatives utilizing the Museum’s historic natural science collections. The Director of Natural Science Interpretation and Collections will interpret the 137-year old collections for today’s audiences and provide access for the public, scholars and researchers. The Director will guide, develop and implement science-based public programming, citizen science initiatives, and educational programming to engage the public and encourage deeper exploration. The Director will be part of an active local science community, fostering a new era of stewardship in connecting with and caring for the island environment. In addition, the Director will institute collections best practices and steward the management and care of entomological, botanical, zoological, archaeological, paleontological and geological collections, supported by the museum’s collections manager. The Director of Natural Science Interpretation and Collections will serve an integral role in planning for the museum’s forthcoming expansion, through a city capital process, into an adjacent building to house and display the natural sciences collections with an aim of creating a participatory, interactive experience with science for visitors.

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Posted October 1, 2018


Per-diem Educator

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.

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Send resumes and inquiries to Susan Hogan.



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Art Department
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.

Education Department
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.

Development Office
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.