Career Opportunities

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their specific skills and talents to the mission of the Museum. Career opportunities in the Museum are as varied as the civilizations represented in the Museum's collection, and require all levels of training, experience, and education.

The Museum's renowned curatorial, conservation, and education departments, as well as the libraries, provide the opportunity to work with leading scholars and art historians. For individuals with great customer-service skills and a desire to work with Museum visitors and guests, opportunities may exist in the special events, concerts and lectures, visitor services, security, and retail departments. Service-oriented professionals with the necessary skill set and a preference for working behind the scenes may want to pursue positions in construction and facilities, buildings, or engineering at the Main Building, The Cloisters, or The Met Breuer, which will open to the public in March 2016. Throughout the year, a variety of entry-level and professional career opportunities may become available in administrative and/or creative areas, including finance, legal, exhibitions, digital media, design, information systems and technology, marketing and external relations, merchandising, human resources, membership, and development.

The Museum provides competitive compensation, and generous benefits and perks for all eligible employees, including:

  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • 403(b) basic retirement plan and optional matching retirement plan with an outstanding employer match
  • Considerable paid time off including annual leave, sick leave, and Museum holidays
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts (pre-tax income for eligible health care expenses)
  • Commuter benefits (pre-tax income for parking or mass transit expenses)
  • Free financial planning services
  • Financial assistance for relevant coursework, seminars, and training programs
  • 25% discount for staff in Museum shops
  • A subsidized staff cafeteria
  • Access to the Museums Council pass, which grants free admission to various museums and cultural institutions

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as the art collections presented here and the audiences who engage them. Our staff members are art lovers who are passionate about working toward a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring art museum in the world. Join us!

How to Apply

Please visit our LinkedIn jobs page to view and apply for current open positions. We appreciate the interest of all candidates, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.