Jobs & Internships

The National Building Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Big Build Coordinator

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Contract Position The National Building Museum seeks an organized and energetic event planner and educator to produce the Museum’s annual program, The Big Build on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  This contract position will begin in early July and end no later than October 31, 2019....

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Director of Human Resources

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Human Resources The Museum actively seeks a candidate for its Director, Human Resources role, which is responsible for supporting staff at all levels throughout an employee’s life cycle.  This is an influential role within the Museum, developing, implementing and executing policies and processes relating to...

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Development Operations Manager

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Development Department Under the direct supervision of the Director of Individual Giving, the Development Operations Manager streamlines the department’s operations and systems, including the donor database, prospect and campaign reporting, financial tracking and reporting and compliance issues. This position also provides administrative and project management...

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Marketing & Communications Associate

Friday, May 24, 2019

Marketing and Communications The National Building Museum inspires curiosity about the world we design and build. We are a private, nonprofit institution, created by Congress in 1980 to commemorate American achievements in architecture, design, and engineering and to encourage excellence in the building arts. Today,...

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Corporate Giving Manager

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Development Department The corporate giving manager role is a new and fundamental position to the Museum.  Its purpose is to support the Museum’s corporate and association giving program to secure unrestricted and restricted medium and major gifts for general operating support, annual gala, education, exhibitions,...

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Collections Management Intern – Photography

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Collections Department The National Building Museum is currently seeking a graduate-level intern to assist with the completion of a large scale, multi-year cataloging, and rehousing project involving the Museum’s Robert Lautman Photography Collection.  The Robert Lautman Photography collection consists of over 20,000 photographs, negatives and...

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Collections Management Intern – Decorative Arts

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Collections Department The National Building Museum is currently seeking a graduate-level intern to photograph, scan, rehouse and update the catalog records for the Ernest L. Brothers Interior Design Collection, in preparation for the collection to be placed online through the Museum’s new collections website.  The...

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Teen Programs: Investigating Where We Live

Friday, March 8, 2019

Education Department The National Building Museum’s Education Department seeks interns who are interested in learning about museum education program development and working with youth. Interns will work with Investigating Where We Live, a summer program that offers teens hands-on opportunities to learn about the history...

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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.

Museum Operations Volunteers

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Visitor Services The Museum is accepting volunteer applications May 1-May 17 for the following positions: • Information Desk: Volunteers welcome visitors to the museum, answer a range of questions about the institution and its historic home, and set the tone for the visitor experience. •...

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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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