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Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Museum Team!

Gallery view of Magicicada exhibition, pink walls with crystal chandeliers and glass cases in the room

Current Opportunities

Development Coordinator (full time, 35 hours/week)

The Development Coordinator is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Development that supports all fundraising efforts, including institutional, corporate, government, and with an emphasis on individual giving. A special focus will be on database management and assisting in the growth of contributed income through membership (individual/business) and special events. The Development Coordinator is a critical member of the development team and will be responsible for gift processing and acknowledgement, and donor data accuracy in ALTRU. Candidate must be able to complete data entry, create reports, provide analytics, and know how to research. The Development Coordinator is the point person for the Museum’s Annual Gala and other fundraising special events. The ideal candidate will have excellent computer skills in database management and Microsoft Office Suite, especially with mail merge processes and advanced knowledge in Excel spreadsheet management.

Per- Diem Educator

Seeking highly motivated, energetic educators for the museum’s growing education department. The Museum offers programs on-site, in NYC classrooms and greenspaces on art, history, and science. Reporting to the Manager of Education, per-diem educators lead inquiry based lessons and workshops for children beginning with Pre-K and beyond. Training is provided.

Visitor Services Associate (part-time, hourly)

The Visitor Services Associate handles all front desk functions with additional duties as requested. Reporting to the Manager of Visitor Services, the Visitor Services Associate is responsible for creating a welcoming experience for all guests. Operating as a brand ambassador and representing the museum by employing exemplary customer service practices, the VSA’s primary responsibilities include: processing admissions, answering the main telephone line, offering basic exhibit interpretation, providing concierge services, selling memberships and museum store merchandise and, supporting museum events.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Visitor Services Associate has the additional responsibility of ensuring the health and safety of all stakeholders during operating hours by following policies and protocols established by museum leadership and the Reopening Task Force.

Weekend Floor Manager, Part Time

The Weekend Floor Manager will provide leadership for the Visitor Services, Security and Facilities teams during COVID-19 operating hours and when regular operations resume. The Floor Manager may be asked to provide coverage for the Manager of Visitor
Services on Saturdays. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Floor Manager has the additional responsibility of ensuring the health and
safety of all stakeholders during operating hours by following policies and protocols established by museum leadership and the Reopening Task Force. For more information and to apply please see the full description by clicking the button below.


Staten Island Museum has a longstanding tradition of engaging volunteers and providing enriching student internships throughout the organization. Volunteers are a key part of the Museum’s operations whether facilitating public programs, supporting special events, providing docent tours or providing community outreach. To support student internships, the Museum partners with organizations such as Studio Institute and CUNY Cultural Corps to provide students with exposure to careers in the arts.

Internship and volunteer opportunities will be announced upon availability.

Please contact Reneé Bushelle at 718-483-7134 for more information.

Program and Archives Intern, Summer 2022

The Program and Archives Intern will assist with the implementation of several exciting projects this summer. From planning and production of in person, hybrid, and virtual programming to participation in research and collaborative collections initiatives, the intern will receive a comprehensive introduction into the daily operations of a 21st Century Museum. Additionally, the intern will learn about the theory and practice of working in an historical archives setting. With guidance from the museum’s Archives Manager, the intern will scan and describe collections of records that will be shared online with the public, create and review transcripts of family history records, and answer research inquiries from the public.