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Employment at the Gardner

Join a talented team of employees who are passionate about the work they do. Spend your time surrounded by the visual splendors of the flower-filled courtyard and galleries that house an inspiring collection of art. Learn about opportunities to get involved at the Gardner below.

Museum Teacher in the Gardner's Courtyard. Photo by Natasha Moustache.
Museum Teacher in the Gardner's Courtyard. Photo by Natasha Moustache.

Job Opportunities

Ready to take the next step? Add your talents to our growing team!

  • To apply for a position at the Museum, please submit your information online—the preferred application method (you can do this using the link above). All attachments should be in PDF or Microsoft Word format. 

    Applications not submitted online can be mailed to:

    Human Resources Department
    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    25 Evans Way
    Boston MA 02115

    We often review applications on a rolling basis once a position has been posted. If you are particularly interested in an open position, we recommend submitting your application sooner than the stated deadline, if possible, to ensure consideration for the position.
    We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
     

  • As a part of our wonderful ISGM community, our employees' well-being, and the well-being of those they care for is important for us. To expand the access to quality healthcare, anyone who is working 30 or more hours is considered a full-time status employee and has access to all museum benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance along with generous paid time off. We provide generous health insurance with a two-tiered museum's contribution rate based on our employees' pay scale. Museum also provides life insurance coverage for all full-time employees and all employees are eligible to participate in our retirement plan regardless of the number of hours they work at the museum.

    • Health Insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Life, disability and accident coverage
    • Retirement plan
    • Commuting benefits
    • Free ISGM Admission and concert tickets
    • Free access to member museums and art institutions
  • We’re inspired everyday by Core Values that bring our mission to life and inform our purpose, our work, our learning and our community.. Do these values connect with yours? :

    • Creativity is our Legacy
    • Community is our Purpose
    • The Collection is our Catalyst
    • Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion are our Commitments

Internships at the Gardner

We offer a variety of internships to give students the opportunity to experience the vibrant inner workings of a world-renowned cultural institution. Positions are periodically offered in the Development, Education, Marketing, and Membership, but internships in other departments may be available through the Gardner Ambassadors program, which opens paid internship opportunities in the Museum to those who previously have not had access to them.

Internship Opportunities

See what internships are currently available

Museum Volunteers and Teachers

If you are someone with an open mind, who delights in learning from and interacting with all kinds of people; or if you have a love for art, teaching, and museums, you might love working at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as a volunteer or museum teacher! Share Isabella's hospitality with today's visitors.

Volunteer at the Museum

Join a diverse group of individuals who share a love of art, teaching, and meeting visitors of all backgrounds

Museum teacher engaging with visitors

Photo by Ally Schmaling

Morgan O'Donnell Curry, Visitor Services Assistant

Morgan O'Donnell Curry, Visitor Services Assistant

HR: What inspires you to work at the museum?

MC: I'm inspired by the complicated beauty of the museum. A home of art where every single object holds significance because of its existence, its history. Objects at least one woman very much appreciated and honored. The museum is a love letter.

HR: What stands out as you think about your role as a VSA at the museum?

MC: The team itself stands out to me in my role as VSA. The power of these lovely personalities, each holding the day together and keeping it from being less flavorful.

HR: What feels different now that we are re-open to the public?

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Shana McKenna, Archivist

Shana Mckenna, Archivist

“I had the opportunity to observe, study (and sometimes draw) the collection while on post. Interactions I had with colleagues, volunteers and visitors sparked my interest in the history of the museum and the Macknight Room quickly became my favorite post. To me, it was mysterious; a time capsule filled with stories and secrets. Gardner’s desk, in particular, is a perfect example of this- it is filled with strange and varied contents (rocks, photographs of the construction of the museum, playing cards).

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Our Commitment to a Diverse Workplace

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Museum is proud to embrace the goals of Commonwealth Compact and pledges to measure its progress toward those goals over time, using the Commonwealth Compact benchmarks.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion is one of the core values we hold close to our business practices. ISGM is committed to affording equal opportunities to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, gender, gender identity, genetics, military/veteran status, pregnancy, religion, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable laws.

Request An Accommodation

Applicants with disabilities who are unable to fully access ISGM's online application system may contact us at hr@isgm.org for assistance with a reasonable accommodation.