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Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Museum Team!

Two visitors looking at art on a gallery wall

Vulnerable Landscapes. Christine Cruz Photography, 2023

Current Opportunities

Chief Development Officer

The Staten Island Museum seeks an experienced, dynamic fundraising leader to join a dedicated team as Chief Development Officer. This role is responsible for accomplishing the organization’s annual financial goals and preparing to undertake a capital campaign for a planned building expansion. The Chief Development Officer partners with the CEO and Board of Trustees to secure resources for SIM’s annual needs and growth, fostering relationships with donors, funders, government representatives, and supporters to fulfill the Museum’s cultural mission role in the Staten Island community and beyond.

The Chief Development Officer will partner with the President/CEO and Board Development Committee to raise funds for the Museum’s $2.5 Million annual operating budget with a commitment to growth. The Chief Development Officer plans, implements, and sustains a comprehensive annual fundraising and external relations plan for the museum. The Chief Development Officer is an essential member of the museum leadership team. Instrumental to the Museum’s sustainability and growth, the Chief Development Officer leader contributes heavily to the institution’s strategic direction.

Visitor Experience Associate (part-time, hourly)

The Visitor Experience Associate handles all front desk functions with additional duties as requested. Reporting to the Visitor Experience Coordinator, the Visitor Experience 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 VEA’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. This position is a permanent, fixed, part-time shift schedule.

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.

Museum Guard (part-time, hourly)

Museum Security Guards are a key part of the public facing team with responsibilities for ensuring the safety of all stakeholders and the protection of the collection. Security guards protect, patrol and monitor the facilities, properties, equipment, exhibitions and collections of the Staten Island Museum as well as people within and around the premises to ensure security, safety and order.


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.

Studio Institute – Programs and Archives Intern (Summer 2024)

A full-time paid internship position open to rising Juniors and Seniors in college who either live or attend college in New York City and who have completed their eligibility application by May 1, 2024. The intern will work with the Museum’s Programs and Archives departments to respond to research requests from the public, digitize and transcribe historical records, and develop and produce the Museum’s seasonal programming. For more information see the full job posting at www.studioinstitute.org/staten-island-museum.

Please contact Reneé Bushelle at [email protected] for more information.