Jobs and Internships

    New York's most adventurous kunsthalle, SculptureCenter is a dynamic platform where staff, board, interns and volunteers work creatively and collaboratively to fulfill our mission of connecting artists and audiences while supporting artistic innovation and independent thought.

    SculptureCenter is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disabilityb genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. SculptureCenter is committed to a culturally diverse organization. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.


    Director of Finance and Administration
    The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) serves as the organization’s chief financial officer and oversees a number of administrative functions, including Finance, Operations, and Human Resources. Reporting to the Director, the DFA staffs the Finance and Audit committees of the Board of Trustees, supervises the Manager of Operations, and works in partnership with other staff to monitor finances and ensure proper recording, analysis, and budget tracking. The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Financial Oversight
    •Oversee all aspects of SculptureCenter’s finances, ensuring the short and long-term stability of the institution and alignment with the Director’s vision.
    •Execute all accounting functions including accounts payable, receivables, and general ledger entries.
    •Responsible for all banking: making deposits, setting up wire transfers, petty cash reimbursements, monitor investment account(s), and credit account(s).
    •Serve as point of contact with investment firm and work with Director to oversee investment portfolio.
    •Produce and distribute weekly revenue reports to all relevant staff, and meet to reconcile contributed and earned income and expenses with key staff in development, marketing, operations, exhibitions, etc.
    •Supervise all audit functions and contract with auditing firm, including oversight of the external audit and preparation of the Form 990; ensure regulatory compliance.
    •In conjunction with the Director and senior staff, lead the annual budget process. •Serve as the key staff liaison to the Finance and Audit committees of the Board.
    •Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
    •Institute and maintain best practices in both non-profit and philanthropic financial management.

    •Manage SculptureCenter’s insurance broker, policy, and claims.
    •Handle all communications with office space landlord and manage lease agreement.
    •Supervise the Manager of Operations:
    - Ensure the functional oversight of security systems, building maintenance, facility compliance, etc.
    - Oversee preparation and execution of major capital projects, renovations, and building repairs.
    - IT operations, information accessibility, data security, Internet and phone services.
    - Vendor contracts related to cleaning services, security, building repairs, fire and elevator inspections, etc.

    Human Resources
    • Handle all human resources management, including compensation and healthcare benefits, employee and labor relations, and maintain compliance with NYS labor laws.
    •Handle all facets of payroll, including tracking time off, managing employee deductions, collecting timesheets, etc.
    •Manage transit check program and distributes MetroCards to staff.
    •Maintains 401(k) and other benefit accounts.
    •Develop and maintain employee handbook.


    • A Bachelor’s degree required.
    • A minimum of 5-7 years of nonprofit financial and administrative management experience, preferably in an arts and culture setting.
    • Demonstrated ability to build systems that enable efficient budgeting and financial controls.
    • Strong analytical and financial management skills.
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for nonprofits and philanthropic financial management, including: USGAAP, USGAAS, and an understanding of IRS regulations for nonprofit entities.
    • Prior experience administering payroll, A/P, A/R, and employee benefits.
    • Strong knowledge of nonprofit governance and experience interfacing with governing boards.
    • Excellent working knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, and Excel.

    How to Apply

    Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements AS ONE DOCUMENT to: with the subject line “Director of Finance and Administration”. No phone calls, please. SculptureCenter is committed to a culturally diverse organization, and is an equal opportunity employer. SculptureCenter does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.


    Working with a small staff in an open office environment, SculptureCenter interns take on projects that have a direct and visible outcome in our exhibitions, public programs, and events. They leave the program with a range of professional skills important for working in the field of contemporary art and hands-on experience working in a non-profit art institution.

    SculptureCenter’s internships are two-four days per week depending on department, with office hours from 10:30am to 6pm with nights and weekends as needed to support events. Weekly schedule to be coordinated with successful candidates.

    Curatorial Internship
    Curatorial Interns work directly with SculptureCenter’s Director of Exhibitions and Programs and Curator. Curatorial Interns assist SculptureCenter’s curatorial staff in the planning, organization, and development of current and forthcoming exhibitions, public programs, events, and publications. On a day-to-day basis, Curatorial Interns work independently on longterm projects, assist with academic and production research, research/coordinate artwork production, assist with outreach for public and educational programs, and complete daily administrative duties and correspondence.

    Marketing and Communications Internship
    The Marketing and Communications intern works directly with the Communications and Marketing Manager. Responsibilities include supporting the promotion of the season's exhibitions and events across email, social media, print, and digital campaigns. Interns also have the opportunity to assist with the content management of the SculptureCenter website and work with the limited edition program including preparation for seasonal art fairs.

    Special Events and Development Internship
    The Special Events and Development intern reports to the Individual Giving and Events Manager, and assists with fundraising initiatives for SculptureCenter's patron program, exhibition opening receptions, annual benefits, and perform administrative duties. Qualified applicants will have professional communication skills, excellent organization and time management abilities, basic familiarity with creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, and some experience with database systems. Interns should be in their senior year of undergraduate studies, enrolled in or recently completed and MA program, and have an interest in learning arts administration, fundraising, or event production.

    Hours and Compensation

    Weeks and hourly scheduling is flexible with an expected commitment of two days per week. Internships are unpaid but school credit may be earned. We regularly host international interns with strong language skills.

    Professional Skills and Experience

    A B.A. in art history, studio art, or a field related to the department you are applying to (completed or in progress, or comparable coursework or experience) is preferred.

    Qualified applicants will have professional written and oral communication, excellent organization, and online research skills as well as basic familiarity with Excel, G-suite, and creative software, such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. Applicants should be highly organized with great attention to detail and have the ability to prioritize between short-term tasks and long-term projects.

    Interns provide day-to-day support for museum staff, including administrative duties and correspondence, and assist with event and program staffing. Interns should have a strong knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary art, enjoying visiting galleries and museums in their free time. Prior museum or gallery experience preferred, but not required.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please send a cover letter specifying your preferred area of interest, any academic requirements for your internship, resume, and contact information for two professional references to Applicants for the Curatorial Internship should additionally submit a brief writing sample. Please include the position you are applying to in the subject line.

    Public Process High School Internship Program

    For more information about SculptureCenter's free three-week summer intensive program for high school students, visit the Public Process page.