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 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.


    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.

    Operations Manager
    SculptureCenter is accepting applicants for the position of Operations Manager. The Operations Manager is the primary contact for all operational matters and facilities management at the museum building and staff office. Working with a small team in an open office environment, the Operations Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations and long-term strategies to bolster organizational functions and coherence. This position collaborates with all other staff members on ongoing and special projects, providing technical assistance for exhibitions and programs, and overseeing all maintenance contractors, IT vendors, janitorial staff, and other vendors as needed, plus interns as required. The Operations Manager reports directly to the Director of Finance and Administration.

    Facilities and Office Management:
    Ensure facilities are in good working order and well maintained. Conduct regular building maintenance as needed, oversee facility maintenance contracts and repairs, and schedule timely inspections. Maintain critical permits in accordance with the Department of Buildings and the Fire Department. Forecast necessary building updates and schedule implementation.

    Create and maintain office systems, ensuring smooth operation. Research, secure, and maintain necessary office equipment, and onboard and train staff and interns on all equipment and systems. Act as IT manager maintaining computer systems, liaising with IT consultant as needed, and evaluating technical needs. Create inventory and ensure adequate office supplies. Make deposits, prepare weekly income reports, and manage petty cash.

    Oversee operation of SculptureCenter’s visitor services desk and bookstore, implementing protocols for cash drawer, bookstore POS (Altru), online shop (Shopify), and salable good inventory. Provide weekly inventory and revenue reconciliation.

    Database Administration:
    Act as site administrator for Altru, SculptureCenter’s constituent management system. Develop and implement best practices for data entry and revenue designations, and generate accurate reporting systems. Conduct scheduled data maintenance and provide training for staff.

    Exhibitions and Public Programs:
    Provide technical assistance for public programs and exhibitions. Provide audio- visual set-up and support for exhibitions, events, and meetings, including maintaining exhibition and non-exhibition equipment inventory and assisting staff, artists, and contractors with A/V needs. Coordinate and/or produce in-house event and public program video documentation, if needed. Work with Director of Exhibitions and Programs to administer the In Practice annual open call, including providing technical and logistical support during the open submission period. Assist with shipping and installation for art fairs. Secure required permits for public programs and special events, including street activity permits and temporary liquor licenses.

    Maintain SculptureCenter exhibition documentation and organizational archives. Archive programmatic and organizational material annually and coordinate deaccession process as necessary. Handle incoming requests regarding the history of the organization and image requests for past exhibitions, pulling archival materials if needed.

    Attend opening receptions, public programs, events, and Board and committee meetings as needed.


    • BA required
    • Strong organizational abilities, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Excellent inter-personal skills and an ability to work as part of a team
    • Exemplary problem-solving skills and ability to work independently
    • Competency in IT operations and management
    • Highly computer literate, especially in Microsoft Office, Excel, and Adobe Creative Suite. Basic knowledge of video and sound editing programs is required. Some knowledge of HTML/CSS required; Javascript is a plus. Prior experience with Altru, Raiser’s Edge, or other Blackbaud applications a plus.
    • Capable writer and verbal communicator
    • Passionate commitment to contemporary art
    • Minimum 2-5 years’ related work experience
    • Must be capable and willing to lift at least 40 pounds

    How to Apply

    Please send a cover letter describing your qualifications and relevant experience, resume, and salary requirements as one document to: with “Operations Manager” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


    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.