Careers & Internships
Current Openings


The employees who support the mission of the Nelson-Atkins are considered among its greatest assets, and the jobs they perform contribute to the richness of the institution. The museum has a variety of employment opportunities across departments within Curatorial, Conservation & Collections, Presentation & Design, Education & Interpretive Programs, Human Resources, Administration, Information Services and External Affairs. We employ full-time, part-time, temporary, and on-call personnel who individually and collectively create experiences that engage, enlighten and entertain our visitors.

The museum is committed to a diverse workforce. We strive to promote an atmosphere of civility, mutual respect, and tolerance towards each other in an effort to protect and promote the intellectual, creative, and culture diversity that is essential to the success of a visual art institution. Such a commitment is essential to creating a vibrant museum staff composed of individuals with unique perspectives and backgrounds.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art offers internships to individuals seeking valuable experience in their area of interest or study. Internship opportunities vary and go beyond the study of art history; firsthand experience ranges from clerical work to research and focused projects. Internships are typically unpaid, but students can arrange academic credit for their experience.

Internships usually occur in the summer and must be at least two months long. The majority of placements are seniors and graduate students.

Museum departments typically accepting interns are: education, Library, Photography, Imaging Services, Design, Marketing, Conservation, and Curatorial.

Students are responsible for their own transportation and housing arrangements.

Specific internships are posted on the Career page when available. If no posting for an internship is shown, there are currently no internships available.

Benefits at a Glance Mellon Fellowship

Current Employment and Internship Openings