Job Opportunities

The Yale Center for British Art offers a dynamic work environment, with opportunities for staff to enrich and develop their love of the arts while contributing their skills and talents to the mission of the museum. Positions require all levels of education, experience, and training.

Our hiring process is managed by Yale University Human Resources. As a large research university, Yale employs nearly 10,000 staff to support fourteen residential colleges, nine professional schools, three museums, and countless administrative departments. For more information about employment at Yale University, including benefits, visit the university’s employment website.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Open Positions


Curator of Paintings and Sculpture

Reporting to the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, the Curator of Paintings and Sculpture will oversee a renowned collection of works ranging from the Tudor period to the present day. The Curator will initiate a dynamic and rigorous program of collections displays, loan exhibitions, publications, website projects, and interpretive strategies that contribute to the visibility of the Center's holdings and increase audience engagement. 

Curator of Prints and Drawings

Reporting to the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, the Curator of Prints and Drawings will oversee the museum’s renowned collection of works on paper, and  develop a dynamic and rigorous program of exhibitions and publications that enhances the collection’s profile and increases audience engagement.

Digital Communications Manager

Reporting to the Head of Communications and Marketing, the Digital Communications Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Center’s website (, as well as other digital projects, working closely with the communications and technical teams to maintain site standards and compliance with Yale University’s open-access and accessibility policies.


Reporting to the Deputy Director for Advancement and External Affairs, the Center’s Editor manages editorial projects to produce quality content, including exhibition/collection signage and interpretive brochures, area and object labels, the annual report, as well as correspondence, ephemera, and grants.

Educator, K-8, Family, and Access Programs

Reporting to the Head of Education, the Educator will be responsible for cultivating and strengthening museum education-based experiences through innovative and interactive gallery programs. Additionally, the Educator will develop programming to support the curricula of New Haven schools, and will be responsible for after-school and weekend professional development programs for teachers.

Head of Communications and Marketing

Reporting to the Deputy Director for Advancement and External Affairs, the Head of Communications and Marketing is responsible for developing and executing the Yale Center for British Art’s communications strategy to advance its institutional mission and grow its audiences.

Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Resident

The Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Residency is a nine-month term-limited position to provide library professionals with substantive exposure to rare materials cataloging. The Residency is made possible by the Nadia Sophie Seiler Memorial Fund and hosted at the Yale Center for British Art. The Residency runs from February through October, 2022.

Security Officer

Reporting to the Chief of Security at the British Art Center, the Security Officer 2 is an essential employee who enforces policies and procedures with respect to the operation, security, and safety of the Center, its possessions, and its occupants in accordance with industry standards.


Graduate Research Assistantships

These research positions enhance the educational experiences provided by academic course work and teaching assistantships at the university, allowing students to extend their range of academic specializations and expertise, and to augment research skills by direct contact with objects in the collections. If necessary, these positions may be offered remotely in accordance with Yale policy

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The Center, supported by the generosity of Nancy Horton Bartels and her late husband, Henry E. Bartels, is pleased to offer academic-year and summer internships to Yale undergraduates.

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Student Guide Program

The Student Guide Program offers Yale undergraduates from all disciplines the opportunity to engage with original works of art and become familiar with a variety of museum departments. 

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