Are you energetic, creative, and results-oriented? Apply your skills and experience to meet the needs of a dynamic Museum with award-winning exhibitions, programs, and publications. 


The CJM’s passionate and talented volunteers provide vital support by assisting with special events, educational programs, front-of-house operations, and administrative tasks in The Museum offices, or as Community Docents. Volunteer today to build connections with people of all backgrounds through shared experiences with arts and culture, and to play a key role fostering a sense of community and bringing CJM exhibitions and programs to life! People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply online, or email for more information.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Complimentary guest passes to exciting Museum events and programs with artists, scholars, and curators
  • 10% Museum Store discount
  • Invitations to Volunteer appreciation events
  • Enhanced professional skills and a working knowledge of the museum world
  • A network of new friends who share your interest in the arts and Jewish culture
  • A first-hand look at behind-the-scenes operations of The CJM

The Museum Teen Council aims to create meaningful opportunities for teens of all backgrounds to be involved at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. Teen Council members provide valuable feedback to current and upcoming museum teen programs. They gain valuable work experience while meeting peers and mentors and learning about art and culture!

community docent

Love learning, art. conversation, and people? Join a team of volunteer Community Docents and facilitate interactive public tours of CJM architecture and exhibitions. Must be willing to learn and be excited about engaging with the public. Now accepting applications for the next Community Docent Training Seminar, which will begin in early March, 2018.


Teen Art Connect (TAC) is a job training program that brings together high school students from diverse backgrounds for a year-round paid internship exploring culture through art at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 program. 

Please email to be added to the mailing list for next year (the application will be available February 2018).

In the meantime, consider being a teen volunteer!