The Museum remains open with regular hours during the government shutdown.
Federal employees receive free admission by showing their federal badges at the admissions desk.


Jobs & Internships

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


Design Apprenticeship Program Assistant

Friday, January 11, 2019

The National Building Museum seeks a Project Assistant to support the implementation of the Design Apprenticeship Program. Supporting and extending the Museum’s mission to inspire curiosity in the world we design and build, the work of the Education Department engages participants of all ages in...

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Museum Teacher: School Programs

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Education Department This position is responsible for teaching weekday school programs for classes of students, grades Pre-K-12th grade. Programs include exhibition experiences, group discussions, hands-on activities, and similar. Programs provide opportunities for students to discover something new about the built environment and their role in...

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Museum Teacher: Birthday Parties

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Education Department The Museum is seeking flexible and enthusiastic individuals to facilitate our popular children’s birthday party programs. This position is responsible for facilitating weekend birthday parties for children ages 3-7. Teachers lead craft and story time activities, coordinate with parents, and collect payments due....

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Collections Specialist – Part Time Contract

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Collections Department The Kress Collections Specialist will assist with the processing and preservation of artifacts in the Museum’s S. H. Kress & Co. Collection. Under the supervision of the Museum’s Registrar, the Collections Specialist will recatalogue the Kress architectural drawing collection to updated standards, process...

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Visitor Services Representatives

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Visitor Services The National Building Museum seeks customer service oriented and team player focused individuals to serve as part time Visitor Services Representatives. This position provides the daily monitoring and care of the Museum’s exhibitions while interacting with the public to ensure a high quality...

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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.

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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