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 

Please note: all positions are in person.


Assistant Paper Conservator
The Assistant Conservator will join our team of professionals at the Yale Center for British Art dedicated to preserving and conserving our collection.


Associate Registrar
The Associate Registrar is responsible for assisting in the implementation of all policies and procedures relating to the care of the art collections of the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), as well as works of art from other collections on loan. 


Finance and Administration Manager
Reporting to the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA), the Finance and Administration Manager is a key strategic partner in the Center’s finance and administration division comprised of the Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Security and Operations departments.


Installation Manager
Reporting to the Head of Installations at the Yale Center for British Art, the Installation Manager will be responsible for the management and maintenance of the collection, as well as aspects of exhibition preparation and design. 


Paul Mellon Director
Housed within Yale University, the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) seeks a visionary, collaborative, and passionate leader to serve as the next Paul Mellon Director. 


Security Officer
Reporting to the Head of Security, the Security Officer is an essential employee who enforces policies and procedures with respect to the operation, security, and safety of the YCBA, its possessions, and its occupants in accordance with industry standards. 

Graduate Museum Fellowships for Yale Graduate Students

These fellowships are open to graduate students at Yale to enhance the educational experiences provided by academic coursework 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. 

Learn more here.



The YCBA, 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 and summer internships for HBCU undergraduates from New Haven County. 

Learn more here.


Postgraduate Research Associate in Prints and Drawings

The Postgraduate Research Associate in the Prints and Drawings department is a full-time, one-year position, intended for individuals with a BA or MA in art history or a related field who are seeking to gain curatorial experience. 

Learn more here.


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. 

Learn more here.