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.
Reporting to the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration, the Chief of Security oversees all aspects of security at the Yale Center for British Art's locations, and ensures the safety of visitors, staff, and artwork while contributing to creating a welcoming environment.
Under the direction of the Head of Communications and Marketing, the Communications Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the YCBA’s website (britishart.yale.edu), 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. In addition to performing content updates, the Digital Communications Manager generates written and visual content. This position is also responsible for monitoring on an ongoing basis the website’s overall vision and direction.
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.
Reporting to the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, the Curatorial Project Manager will provide project management and coordination for cross departmental curatorial projects including exhibitions, collection displays, publications, research projects, and related programs.
Reporting to the Head of Collections Information Access, the Collections Data and Database Specialist supports internal data driven projects by designing and implementing database procedures, and the publication of collections descriptions to the web. The specialist assists with the ongoing use and maintenance of the museum's art collections management database, including database training and troubleshooting for staff and students.
Reporting to the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration and working with Yale University Information Technology Services, the Head of IT has full responsibility for institutional IT systems at the YCBA. The Head of IT leads the museum's technology operations, establishes and maintains IT policies, and represents the YCBA across Yale University and in the field of art museums nationally and internationally.
The Head of Publications sets and implements the strategic direction of the YCBA's award-winning publications program, aligning it with the museum's mission and foregrounding its collections, exhibitions, and architecture. Reporting to the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, the Head of Publications plays a key role in advancing the YCBA's publishing profile, working across printed and digital formats, including books, catalogues, brochures, exhibition materials, and a variety of scholarly and interpretative content.
Reporting to the Head of Imaging and Intellectual Property, the Museum Photographer creates high-quality images of museum, library, and archive collections at the YCBA. The photographer also undertakes photo and video documentation of YCBA facilities, exhibitions, programs, and events for archival and promotional use.
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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