The Everson Museum is a Syracuse architectural icon designed by internationally-known architect I.M. Pei. Within this extraordinary workplace, you’ll find a team-based office environment, endless opportunities to learn and grow, and creative staff members with a diverse group of voices. Staff members enjoy a variety of special benefits including free parking, discounts in the Museum Shop, café, and on adult and youth classes, and a robust paid-time-off policy. Our competitive compensation package also includes health and dental insurance and a 403B retirement program. Salary commensurate with experience.

Everson Museum of Art is committed to maintaining a work place free of unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status, including past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, partnership status, reproductive decision-making, sexual orientation and any other characteristics or other protected classes recognized by applicable federal, state or local law. Everson Museum of Art is fully committed to equal opportunities for all employees.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment consideration.

Visitor Experience Coordinator

(all candidates must be fully vaccinated)

Central New York’s premier cultural and visual arts organization is seeking an enthusiastic individual to manage front-of-house operations including the Visitor Services Desk and the Museum Shop. As a steward of the Everson’s mission, the Visitor Experience Coordinator will work alongside staff and volunteers to create a welcoming visitor experience for diverse and intergenerational audiences. This person is often the first Everson staff member with whom a visitor interacts, and must be able to communicate knowledgeably and confidently about the Museum and its exhibitions, programs, and events. Please note that the typical schedule is Tuesday–Friday, 9:30am–5:30pm and Saturday 9:30am–5:30pm. Some evening and additional weekend hours are required.


  •  Lead by example to provide exceptional customer service to museum visitors, program and event attendees, artists, community partners, rental clients, and other Everson constituencies.
  • Coordinate with the Development department to promote and process Museum membership and donations.
  • Work with Development department on membership appeals, outreach, and campaigns.
  • Supervise and train Visitor Services Desk staff and Museum Shop volunteers.
  • Collaborate with the Education department to assist with tours and programming.
  • Work with Operations team on set-up and check-in for Museum events and museum programs.
  • Track, analyze, and report on attendance data, audience surveys, and visitor feedback.
  • Maintain and process all ticketed and admission-based programs through Altru’s Point of Sales system, including fulfillment of orders.
  • Work with Director of Finance as necessary for daily receipts.
  • Continually evaluate and enhance Visitor Experience systems, procedures, and materials.
  • Monitor the visual appeal of the Museum Shop and connectedness to Museum’s brand and exhibitions.
  • Work with the Museum Shop Manager, Director of Communications, and Director of Finance to order, restock, and merchandise inventory.
  • Consult with Curatorial department on purchasing exhibition-related products.
  • Work with Museum Shop Manager and Director of Finance on shop budget, orders, invoices, consignment agreements, monthly reporting, and annual inventory.
  • Fulfill online orders for Museum Shop.
  • Assist with offices duties as needed, including answering phones, updating Museum voicemail, data entry, filing, and others as required.


  • Strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work as a team player, and work with multiple constituencies, including volunteers.
  • Strong computer skills; experience with Altru software is desirable.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends for Museum events.

Salary: $17/hr

Compensation package includes a competitive benefits package including health, dental, life, vacation, and 403(b) programs. The Everson Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Development & Events Manager

(all candidates must be fully vaccinated)

The Development Associate provides strategic support to the Development Department in all areas related to Philanthropy, with an emphasis on fundraising, research and stewardship, major gifts, planned giving, grants, foundations, corporate partnerships, and general membership. The Development Associate acts as an administrative assistant for the department and provides support, resources, coordination, and project management to the Director of Development.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Work with Director of Development to create and execute a strategic plan for membership growth and donor cultivation. This includes both individual and corporate memberships.
  • Assist in the planning of major fundraising events such as the Everson Annual Picnic, the Festival of Trees & Light, and Exhibition Openings.
  • Launch member acquisition and renewal campaigns and process monthly renewal notices.
  • Oversee recognition programs and timely acknowledgement and fulfillment of benefits.
  • Manage departmental donor portfolios and stewardship efforts. Work with Director & CEO and Director of Development to assure that donors and prospects are being contacted in a timely manner.
  • Manage membership database (Altru), and create and monitor effective reporting for membership and development. Train others as needed.
  • Run reports daily from Altru reconciling online transactions to ensure donations are being allocated correctly.
  • Assist with organizing and tracking donor and fundraising campaigns.
  • Work with Learning & Engagement, Communications, and Curatorial Departments to develop strategies for collaboration, including the development of new fundraising opportunities.
  • Serve as the liaison between the Everson and vendors (catering, A/V, entertainment, etc.) for all internal and external events, including Everson fundraising and special events.
  • Serve as the event manager for all contracted events. This requires availability on nights and/or weekends.
  • Work with Administrative Coordinator on space rentals and contracts.
  • Work closely with the Operations Manager on set-up, staffing, and all needs associated with events.
  • Working with the Director of Communications, develop and execute plans to market and promote the Everson for space rentals.
  • Other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Previous experience with a membership-drive institution preferred.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Experience working directly with the public and providing first-rate customer service.
  • Strong organizational and management skills; ability to prioritize.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of ALTRU or comparable database a must.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • At least three years of development-based work and demonstrated success in a Museum or other non-profit setting.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, planning and organizational skills, excellent written and verbal communication ability.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with staff, members of the public, members and donors; ability to train, motivate and oversee volunteers and promote membership activities to ethnically and culturally diverse groups and communities.

Salary: $51,000-$53,000

Compensation package includes a competitive benefits package including health, dental, life, vacation, and 403(b) programs. The Everson Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


Everson internships have an experiential learning focus by design. Students work closely with museum staff and volunteers. Internships are project-based and support current museum initiatives. Matching student interests with museum initiatives helps ensure the internship will be a skill building opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Audience Development Intern

Audience Development Interns will acquire skills that help arts organizations connect with audiences in diverse ways, build new audiences, and communicate with audiences effectively. Duties may include research for social media marketing, posting on community calendars, running customer satisfaction surveys, working at special events and building distribution lists for digital marketing. Experience in Excel, customer service, and social media platforms desirable.

Curatorial Intern

Assist with the research, management, and interpretation of the museum’s collection. Work closely with the museum’s curatorial team to gain professional experience in a museum setting through hands-on training with a wide range of curatorial duties. Projects include, but are not limited to, researching for upcoming exhibitions, researching works in the permanent collection, assisting with the development of exhibition concepts, and working directly with the museum’s collection through photographing works, conducting inventories, and preparing works for exhibition.

*Please note: summer 2022 curatorial internships are now closed.

Development Intern

Gain a broad understanding of the business operations of a museum and fundraising.

Focus is on revenue generation including marketing, special events, grant writing and database management.

Education Intern

Research exhibitions, develop family guides and educator resources. Oversee family programming for the Art Zone; create educational and promotional literature and participate in general educational programming and departmental operations.

Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Develop promotional campaigns in support of Everson exhibitions, programs and special events. Hands on opportunity to create PR and marketing plans, develop press releases, write articles and website copy, pitch coverage opportunities, coordinate coverage with the media and design support pieces.

Applying for Internships

To apply for an internship, send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] and indicate which internship(s) you wish to be considered for. If an interview needs to be arranged, you will be contacted directly.