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

Chief of Security

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. 

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. 

Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

Reporting to the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, the Curator of Rare Books and Manuscirpts stewards the museum's renowned rare books collection, and plays a key role in advancing cataloguing and digitization, assessing collection and storage needs, and developing a strategy for sustainable use, growth, and stewardshiop fo the collection. 

Data and Database Specialist

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.

Head of Publications

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. 

Senior Administrative Assistant

This position reports to the Deputy Director and Chief Conservator for the division which includes Conservation, Collections Information Access, and Imaging and Intellectual Property. The Senior Administrative Assistant provides a high level of support to the division and laisses with departments across the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) including registration, installations, curatorial, research units, business and advancement offices, as well as other Yale units. The Senior Administrative Assistant will work on and exercise discretion and judgement with regard to confidential matters.

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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