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Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan. Photo: Don Stahl. ©INFGM / ARS

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum was founded and designed by acclaimed artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) for the display of his life’s work. Opened in 1985 and located in Long Island City, Queens in a converted industrial building with a serene outdoor sculpture garden, the Museum is considered to be one of Noguchi’s greatest achievements. Today, the mission of the Museum is to advance the understanding and appreciation of Noguchi’s art and legacy. It manages the world’s most extensive collection of Noguchi’s sculptures, works on paper, architectural models, and designs, in addition to his complete archives. The Museum is also home to the Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné. Through its rich collection, exhibitions, and programming, the Museum facilitates scholarship and learning for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

The Noguchi Museum is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. Please be advised that we may only be able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit our employment needs.


Full-time employees may be eligible for benefits including a generous health insurance program including medical, dental, and vision, a 403(b) retirement savings plan with company match, paid time off, and other benefits.

To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter in PDF format by the appropriate deadline to jobs@noguchi.org unless otherwise stated.

The email subject line should be the name of the position desired. Questions can also be directed to the same address. Please no calls or written applications.


The Noguchi Museum offers a wide variety of internships for students interested in the work of Isamu Noguchi or those looking to gain experience working for a museum or in a nonprofit arts organization. Internships at The Noguchi Museum are available for the catalogue raisonné project, in the curatorial and collections department, as well as in the administration and archives departments. While interns will often find themselves involved in a variety of tasks associated with multiple functions of the museum, please express any specific interests in your cover letter. The Museum offers fall, spring, and summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recently graduated college students. Internships are typically 1-2 days per week for twelve weeks.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter in PDF format to internships@noguchi.org.

For information about additional programs at the Museum for high school students, please visit our Teen programs, or email education@noguchi.org.

Please note: International candidates must secure and be in possession of a valid U.S. work visa for the entire internship period.


If you are interested in volunteering for The Noguchi Museum, please contact us at volunteer@noguchi.org or call 718.204.7088 ext 205.

Please note, the Museum is only able to accept applications from candidates 18 years of age or older.  For information about the Teen Advisory Board and other opportunities for teens, please view our Teen programs, or email education@noguchi.org.

Current Openings

Curatorial Intern

The Curatorial Department at The Noguchi Museum is seeking an intern for Fall 2019. Applicants should have a strong interest in the work of Isamu Noguchi, a background in Art History, Design History, or a related field, and strong research skills. Interns will be involved in a variety of projects in the department including research pertaining to upcoming exhibitions, publications, and the life and work of Isamu Noguchi.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with an interest in curatorial and registration work. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, and word-processing skills on a PC platform. Additional experience with TMS and Photoshop is a plus.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with research
  • Miscellaneous projects relating to upcoming exhibitions
  • Organizing records and periodicals
  • Updating and expanding records in the Museum’s TMS database
  • Cataloguing Noguchi’s collectibles
  • Cataloguing Noguchi’s personal library

Internships generally require a commitment of 1–2 days per week for twelve weeks, but will be negotiated by mutual agreement on a project by project basis. International candidates must secure and be in possession of a valid U.S. work visa for the entire internship period. This is a paid position.

To Apply
Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter in PDF format to internships@noguchi.org with the subject line “Curatorial Intern.”

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