Jobs and Internships

    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.

    SculptureCenter leads the conversation on contemporary art by supporting artistic innovation and independent thought highlighting sculpture’s specific potential to change the way we engage with the world. Positioning artists’ work in larger cultural, historical, and aesthetic contexts, SculptureCenter discerns and interprets emerging ideas. Over the past 23 years, SculptureCenter has presented works by nearly 900 emerging and established artists through its annual schedule of exhibitions, public programs, and publications, and today is considered one of New York’s most important resources for the artistic community. SculptureCenter has developed a strong reputation for championing under-recognized and emerging artists who have not yet received substantial exposure and international visibility.


    SculptureCenter seeks a Director who is:
    - An artistic visionary with deep relationships within the contemporary art community, able to take well-considered, tenable risks to ensure groundbreaking leadership in identifying and launching artists in the United States and internationally;

    - An entrepreneurial leader with powerful interpersonal skills; someone who can inspire internally and externally, collaborate, mentor, and delegate;

    - A willing, talented, and tested fundraiser who is comfortable asking for money and who has the ability to build and steward relationships with the Board and beyond;

    - A compelling and effective communicator capable of persuasively positioning the sometimes-challenging issues often inherent in contemporary art;

    - A self-starter undaunted by a lean institution and effective under pressure, with strong organizational skills and a proven ability to focus and prioritize;

    - Administratively adept; able to lead, organize, and support a staff, manage a Board and budget, and liaise with peer and funding entities; capable of developing and achieving sustainable operational and financial strategies that can support operations and the pursuit of new initiatives;

    - Able to harness information technology to support operations, exhibitions, and artists;

    - Able to identify, recruit, and retain the future of curatorial talent upon which SculptureCenter’s mission depends

    On an ongoing basis, the Director will:
    - Oversee the development of – and in close cooperation with the curatorial team – rigorous and critically acclaimed exhibitions, public programs, and events that assert SculptureCenter’s position as one of the leading contemporary art institutions in the United States and internationally

    - Take a leadership role in the regional, national, and international art communities to insist on the crucial contribution of art and arts organizations in sustaining a healthy and diverse society;

    - Evaluate fundraising efforts to date; conceive of new revenue streams including earned, sponsorship, and foundation support; in partnership with the Director of Advancement and Board, help propel fundraising efforts to significantly increase private support for SculptureCenter’s exhibitions, programming, and operations;

    - In conjunction with the Director of Finance and Administration, oversee SculptureCenter's financial operations; develop budget and ensure adherence to allocated financial resources, and provide Board with timely financial data;

    - Maximize the resources and impact of SculptureCenter by engaging in cooperative programming and joint ventures with other institutions locally, nationally, and abroad; encourage programmatic innovation;

    - Maintain long-term relationships with exhibited artists, connecting them to the SculptureCenter community;

    - Motivate, engage, and supervise staff, building morale and providing direction; delegate specific responsibilities and appropriate authority, holding individuals accountable for specific and collective performance;

    - Cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing members of the Board; clearly communicate expectations and opportunities and hold members accountable to commitments on SculptureCenter’s behalf; identify opportunities to engage the Board as ambassadors to raise awareness of SculptureCenter activities;

    - Oversee strategy for and stewardship of SculptureCenter’s facility.

    SculptureCenter recognizes that diversity enriches cultural dialogue and is essential to innovation. SculptureCenter works across borders and generations and seeks to reflect and embrace multiple viewpoints in programming, hiring, visitor relations, and facility planning.

    Please send applications or nominations to Sarah James and Becky Klein at


    Our internship program is temporarily suspended. Please check back here or sign up for our newsletter for future updates about the program.

    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.

    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.