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.

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.


Head of Information Technology

The Yale Center for British Art seeks a Head of Information Technology to lead the museum’s technology operations, establish and maintain IT policies, and lead the team that supports the technology needs of all departments. 


Head of Publications

Reporting to the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, the Head of Publications develops and implements the strategic direction of the YCBA’s publications program, foregrounding scholarship and research on the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and architecture. 


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 all aspects of exhibition preparation and design. The position is responsible for creating design plans, prototypes, 3D models, and fabrication drawings, while understanding current museum standards and materials. The Installation Manager will also co-supervise the art installation and fabrication team throughout projects and installation times.


Center/YCBA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (the Center) and the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) jointly offer, on a biennial basis, up to two postdoctoral fellowships for two consecutive years each. Fellows will work with curators, conservators, and educators at the National Gallery of Art and the YCBA to learn about the curation, conservation, presentation, and interpretation of the museums’ historical, pre-20th-century collections. During the first year, each fellow will reside in Washington, DC, or New Haven, and will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of a curatorial project at one of the two museums. During the second year, each fellow will switch locations and will devote the second year of their fellowship to research in support of a curatorial project at the other host museum.

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Graduate Research Assistantships for Yale Graduate Students

These research positions 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. 

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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. 

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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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