Jobs & Internships

The National Building Museum offers satisfying professional opportunities in its vibrant, historic building. Our mission to provide a diverse, broad array of ideas and insights encourages hires from every background. Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran.


 Jobs

Lead Teacher

Friday, March 24, 2017

Education Department This position is responsible for developing and teaching curriculum for the Museum’s five sequential summer camp programs for 5th and 6th graders (six weeks total). As primary camp teacher for these programs, the position is responsible for the safety, care, and wellbeing of...

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Summer Camp Counselor

Friday, March 24, 2017

Education Department This position is responsible for planning, implementing, teaching, and/or assisting with the Museum’s Summer Camp program. As part of a camp team within the Education Department, the Camp Counselor will organize and teach a variety of small and large group activities each week,...

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HR Generalist/Payroll Assistant

Monday, March 6, 2017

Human Resources The National Building Museum seeks part-time HR Generalist/Payroll Assistant to perform HR-related duties on a professional level with minimal supervision and to work closely with the senior HR staff to support Museum programs. The position will have responsibilities in the following functional areas:...

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Visitor Services Representative

Monday, March 6, 2017

Visitor Services Department Are you a team player? Good at multi-tasking and have the desire to deal with the public? If so, then we have the job for you! The Museum seeks to fill multiple positions for visitor services representatives to perform overall visitor services...

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Investigating Where We Live Team Leader

Monday, March 6, 2017

Education Department The National Building Museum seeks creative, energetic, and flexible individuals to serve as Team Leaders for the summer 2017 Investigating Where We Live program. Investigating Where We Live, recognized by the National Arts and Humanities Youth Programs award, offers 13-18 year old students hands-on...

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Internships

Marketing & Communications Intern

Monday, March 20, 2017

Marketing & Communications Department The Museum is seeking an intern with interest in learning more about public relations, marketing, and social media in a museum environment. This internship focuses on press outreach and marketing for the Museum’s exhibitions, public programming, and shop. The intern will create...

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Investigating Where We Live Intern

Monday, March 20, 2017

Education Department Investigating Where We Live, a teen program recognized by the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award as one of the top arts programs in the nation, offers 13-18 year old youth hands-on opportunities to learn about Washington, D.C. and the design process....

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Exhibition Intern

Monday, March 20, 2017

Curatorial Department The National Building Museum is developing an exhibition titled Making Room: Housing for a Changing America, scheduled to open in November 2017. The exhibition will focus on contemporary trends and case study projects that redefine and expand housing options for singles, multi-generational families,...

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Development Intern

Monday, March 20, 2017

Development Department The National Building Museum development department seeks an intern who is interested in learning about institutional advancement, fundraising, and the community of donors who support the Museum. The development intern will have the opportunity to work in all areas of development including individual...

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Archival Intern

Friday, March 17, 2017

Collections Department The National Building Museum is currently seeking one graduate-level intern to assist with one large-scale archiving and cataloging project for the Philip Hubert Frohman Architectural Drawings Collection. Interns must be currently enrolled in a graduate program. Hours of position are flexible, but must...

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Volunteer

View available opportunities below, and contact Visitor Services to join our email list to receive updates about one-day volunteering, including Discover Engineering Family Day and the Big Build.

Teen Programs Volunteer

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Education Department Teen Programs is looking for design professionals in all fields, educators, and those interested in working with teenagers for our multi-visit, experiential programs, CityVision, Design Apprenticeship Program, and Investigating Where We Live. These programs teach local teens how to observe more closely and...

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Museum Operations Volunteer

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Visitor Services Department Assist in a variety of areas: Information Desk Museum Shop Public Programs Docent-led tours Behind-the-Scenes Museum festivals and programs The museum is currently recruiting for many areas, but particularly for docents to lead tours of our historic building. Docent training is intensive...

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Current Volunteers

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