Full-time and Part-time Positions


Many different talents and skills are needed to provide management and support for the museum. The positions listed below are currently open. Applications are accepted only for the position(s) listed.



Our volunteers and interns are critical in our efforts to achieve and maintain the mission of the Menil Collection. While the Menil does not have paid internships, our volunteer program matches individuals with interesting and rewarding positions within all museum departments.

  • Manager of Membership



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:

    The Membership Manager will report to the Director of Individual Giving and will help drive the strategies to attract new members and increase annual support, with special focus on the identification and implementation of new marketing initiatives in support of membership. This position is a critical member of a team responsible for growing the membership base with ambitious associated revenue goals.


    Specific Duties:

    1. Manage all aspects of membership recruitment at the entry level up to $10,000, including acquisition, direct marketing, retention, renewal, and programming initiatives.

    2. Develop and implement key strategies to grow the membership base and revenue; achieve a high retention rate and upgrades among renewing members.

    3. Work with the curatorial department and other relevant museum staff to develop interesting and unique programs and benefits for the Menil’s membership; responsible for positioning programs on the calendar in close coordination with the special events and public programs departments.

    4. Provide support and leadership to Menil Contemporaries Steering Committee and Menil Society Committee.  Cultivate these leadership groups to be effective Menil volunteers.

    5. Oversee all member communications, including printed and electronic materials and website content.

    6. Refine and maintain tracking systems to collect and analyze data on membership activity.

    7. Monitor and track the onsite membership sales and donations; train and motivate staff to promote and sell memberships.

    8. Represent the membership department at member events and within the organization and the community.

    9. Attend all membership events and programs; actively participate in development and special events as needed.

    10. Supervise one full-time membership coordinator and two full-time visitor/membership associates

    11. Manage other projects as assigned by the Director of Individual Giving.

    1. Bachelor’s degree and at least five years membership experience in a museum environment.

    2. Demonstrated interest in art; creative, flexible, team player; excellent written and verbal communications skills.

    3. Superior interpersonal skills.

    4. Supervisory experience with volunteers or clerical personnel a plus.

    5. Some evening and weekend work is required.

    6. Computer fluency in MS Office, Raiser’s Edge, or other donor database software.



    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.  Please send resume and cover letter to:


    Director of Human Resources

    The Menil Collection

    1511 Branard Street

    Houston, Texas 77006


    Application materials may also be emailed to smmaloch@menil.org.


    The Menil Collection is recognized nationally and internationally for the quality and depth of its art collection and for the beautiful building by Renzo Piano which it occupies.  The Menil produces stimulating, focused exhibitions and is known for the quality of its scholarly publications.  Many consider it one of the greatest private art collections in the United States.

  • Curatorial Assistant



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:

    The Curatorial Assistant provides research and exhibition support to the Curator and members of the Senior Curatorial Department.


    Specific Duties:

    1. Assist and support the Curator and members of the Senior Curatorial Department with research related to the collection and to specific exhibitions.

    2. Prepare and disseminate curatorial reports, budget templates, and correspondence.

    3. Work cooperatively with other departments including, but not limited to, development, publications, and conservation, to provide exhibition descriptions, essays, and other materials.

    4. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives as they relate to installation and exhibition matters and answers related inquiries.

    5. Assists in research and preparation for potential acquisitions for the collection, including biographical and bibliographical research, maintains files, and communicates with dealers, galleries, collectors, and artists, as necessary.

    6. Assists in the maintenance of the collection and loans, and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, conservation, and preparation work as required in the gallery, study, and storage areas.

    7. Assists senior curators with all aspects of exhibition research, planning, organization, and realization.

    8. Writes, edits, and assists in the production of Museum publications and exhibition-related materials, including wall texts and extended object labels.

    9. Performs exhibition support functions, including bibliographic and checklist research, loan correspondence, publication research and production, website development, and public program planning.

    10. Functions as a liaison with outside persons and organizations, and with other departments within the Museum.

    11. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc.

    1. Master's degree in art, art history, or museum studies with at least 2 years of museum experience.

    2. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

    3. Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail

    4. Superior research, writing, and editing skills.

    5. Ability to prioritize and independently manage workload.

    6. Motivated self-starter.

    7. Professional appearance and demeanor.

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectation to:  Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Capital and Major Gifts Coordinator



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:

    The Capital and Major Gifts Coordinator provides integral support for the capital campaign and its efforts as directed by the Director of Capital and Major Gifts in coordination with development consultants.


    Specific Duties:

    1. Provide focused support with an overall approach of maintaining organization and communication for all campaign steps including, but not limited to:

                   a. Schedule all cultivation and solicitation meetings (except for those meetings

                   involving the museum’s director)

                  b. Coordinate production of all capital campaign related correspondence, call reports,

                   and pledge reminders. This includes producing letters and emails, transcribing notes

                   and minutes, editing and/or proofreading, and filing.

                   c. Gather information from campaign solicitation and internal prospecting meetings

                   to be entered in Raiser’s Edge.

                   d. Produce accurate and timely reports using Raiser’s Edge and other database and

                   spreadsheet software including, but not limited to, weekly campaign meeting

                   materials and periodic campaign updates.

                   e. Monitor campaign cash flow through the production of reports, and prepare pledge

                   reminder letters for donors with outstanding pledges.

                  f. Ensure accuracy of spelling and grammar in all communications.

                  g. Work proficiently with Raiser’s Edge donor database and hard copy donor files.

                   Maintain a hard copy file and electronic storage system for all pertinent campaign


                   h. Track the recognition opportunities associated with campaign gifts in Excel and

                   Raiser’s Edge.

                   i. Ensure campaign donors receive regular campaign progress reports, and annual

                   stewardship reports.

                   j. Coordinating with other staff and consultants, develop a template for a biannual

                   campaign newsletter beginning in spring of 2014. The newsletter will both inform

                   donors and prospects of progress but will be used as a recognition vehicle.

    2. Assist in the planning and preparation of all individual and committee meetings, including but not limited to scheduling, audio visual and refreshment needs, meeting preparation of donor profiles and agendas and follow up.  Send advance reminders of all Campaign Steering Committee meetings, and confirm meetings participation with all attendees.

    3. Work with the Director of Capital and Major Gifts with the support of the Manager of Development Services to implement a moves management system within in Raiser’s Edge for all campaign donors, prospects and corresponding materials related to the solicitation process.

    4. Work with Manager of Development Services to produce wealth analytics on prospects while continually updating a moves management system within Raiser’s Edge as well as inputting research and briefing memos.

    5. Collaborate with the Director of Capital and Major Gifts, consultants, and Campaign Steering Committee in the strategy development, planning and execution of special projects within the structure of the campaign. These include, but are not limited to broad based communication and solicitation initiatives as well as special events.

    6. Carry out other duties as assigned.

    1. Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of administrative assistant experience in fundraising or development capacity. Previous experience with or exposure to a capital campaign preferred.

    2. Computer proficient, with special emphasis on all MS Office software especially Microsoft Excel and Word.

    3. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software required.

    4. Self-directed and flexible, effective organizational skills and precise attention to detail.

    5. Impeccable discretion and adherence to confidentiality.

    6. Able to successfully manage multiple tasks.

    7. Able to work occasional nights and weekends.

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectation to:  Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Financial Analyst



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:

    The Financial Analyst provides administrative and project support to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Menil Foundation.


    Specific Duties:


    1. Represent the CFO’s office in a professional manner and maintain a positive effective working relationship with all departments, employees, and Board of Trustee members.

    2. Support the CFO with various administrative tasks relating to finance, insurance, and real estate.

    3. Assist CFO in coordination of Board of Trustee Finance, Audit, and Retirement Plan committee meetings and record minutes.

    4. Prepare, revise and update PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets.  Be proactive in the collection and amendments of data and reports.

    5. Manage the flow and maintenance of contract documents.

    6. Provide historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.


    Budget and Finance

    1. Provide ad hoc financial reporting, internal audit, and analysis support to the CFO, as requested.

    2. Organize financial and budget reports and proactively take steps to understand the Menil Foundation’s budget process.

    3. Participate in the Foundation’s annual budget process and mid-fiscal year review.

    4. Maintain the capital campaign project accounting for the Advancement Department including tracing current and anticipated expenditures, reconciling and coding invoices.

    5. Assist the CFO and Manager of Facilities and Security with reconciling and coding invoices, as needed.


    Digital File Fluency

    1. Demonstrate ability to digitize and maintain files using most current technology.

    2. Support of the Menil’s intranet site.

    3. Keep accurate records of documents on the Finance and Accounting Department’s intranet pages.

    1. Bachelor’s degree required in Accounting or Finance, or other bachelor’s degree in combination with MBA and/or relevant experience.

    2. Three years of experience in accounting and/or, administrative environment.  Exposure to real estate construction and management highly desirable.

    3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    4. Demonstrated high-level proficiency and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Experience in SharePoint or similar intranet or similar web application framework.

    5. Must have a high level of interpersonal skills and be able to handle sensitive and confidential matters with appropriate discretion and responsibility.

    6. Ability to organize, assess, and manage multiple competing priorities and work well under pressure.

    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume and cover letter to: Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Imaging Services Specialist



    Interested Candidates

    The Menil Collection seeks a qualified individual to support the Registration Department with Rights and Reproductions requests as well as Imaging and Cataloguing duties.


    General Responsibilities:

    The Imaging Services Specialist processes internal and external requests for images of objects in the collection to be reproduced, seeing requests through from initial contact through to providing deliverables. The Imaging Services Specialist also assists with special projects such as ARTstor image contributions, a large-scale museum-wide digitization initiative, and implementation of digital asset management software.


    Specific Rights & Reproduction Duties:

    1. Respond to public requests for photographic material to be reproduced.

    2. Initiate rights and reproductions contracts and invoices, establish rates for usage.

    3. Maintain databases (transparencies, CDs, contacts, etc.), process agreements and invoices, and track receipt of copies of publications.

    4. Assist with research and resolve copyright permission issues related to the reproduction and filming of collection objects for print, website, and press use.

    5. Update licensing and photography agreements, as needed.

    6. Work with various museum departments (including Curatorial, Membership, and Publications) to secure copyright permission for reproductions featured in Menil Collection publications.


    Specific Imaging Duties:

    7. Scan and/or photograph transparencies, negatives, slides, and documentation.

    8. Assess digital image files for quality assurance purposes and identify images that need to be rescanned or photographed from their original formats.

    9. Organize, maintain, and properly store all Menil Collection visual resources, including transparencies, photographic prints, and digital images.

    10. Assist with new photography of collection objects as well as photography of objects borrowed for temporary exhibitions, as needed.

    11. Maintain the Imaging Services studio space, image library, and supplies.


    Specific Cataloguing Duties:

    12. Research, vet, enter, and update credit lines and photography credits in the collection management database (TMS).

    13. Research, vet, enter, and update image metadata into the digital asset management software.

    14. Organize, archive, and file images in the image library.


    Desired Skills:

    1. Thorough knowledge of intellectual property law, including “fair use” and similar copyright issues is required, as well as the ability to interpret and communicate copyright information to the layperson.

    2. Ability to professionally and diplomatically correspond with artists, artist foundations and estates, museums, artist rights societies such as ARS and VAGA, and the general public.

    3. Thorough understanding of digital still image file creation including image sizing, bit depth, color profiling, image resolution, compression, and creating derivatives.

    4. Working knowledge of digital archiving standards and best practices including file naming and embedding and extracting metadata from and into digital image files according to standards and workflows.

    5. Basic knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) and digital asset management software.

    6. Moderate skill level with Photoshop and Acrobat.

    7. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word.

    8. Ability to work both on the Mac and PC.

    9. Knowledge of digital cameras, scanners, lighting, and light tables.



    1. A minimum of three to five years’ experience in a Rights & Reproduction role is highly desired, preferably at a museum, image archive, or other arts-related or non-profit organization.

    2. Digital imaging experience in an Imaging studio at a museum, photo archive or agency preferred, but not required.

    3. Expertise in cataloguing and archiving, media conservation, and knowledge of developments in the digital field required.

    4. A BA in an arts-related field such as Media Studies, Museum Studies, Art History, etc. with knowledge or appreciation of art and architecture including modern and ancient art is preferred.

    5. Experience working in a fast-paced, results-driven environment with tight deadlines.

    6. Must enjoy working both collaboratively and independently.



    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume and cover letter with salary expectations to: Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Prospect Researcher



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:

    The prospect researcher is responsible for providing proactive research that identifies and profiles individual, corporate, and foundation donors/prospective donors capable of making leadership/major gifts for the capital campaign and annual fund.  Prepares comprehensive background summaries to identify capability and interest, and estimation of financial capacity in order to guide the cultivation and gift request strategies utilized by advancement staff.


    Specific Duties:

    1. Identify and qualify potential leadership/major gifts donors capable of upper level annual fund, major and capital campaign gifts from online database, internet sources, newspapers, business reports, art-related periodicals, printed and electronic annual and donor reports and other resources as appropriate.

    2. Analyze current donor base for leadership/major gift prospects.

    3. Conduct biographical and financial research on donors utilizing in-house files and a variety of on-line, electronic and printed sources.

    4. Evaluate, organize, edit, verify and extrapolate data into comprehensive, dynamic reports on leadership/major gifts, campaign, and annual donor prospects.

    5. Work with the manager of development services to update and maintain biographic information in Raiser’s Edge database.

    6. Produce and coordinate distribution of comprehensive biographical, financial and philanthropic reports on prospective donors in support of staff and volunteer solicitation efforts.  Respond to inquiries from senior management and key fundraising staff to support ongoing front-line cultivation, qualification and identification efforts.

    7. Prioritize and determine research strategies and requests.

    8. Participate in prospect review meetings with development staff, as well as strategy meetings for specific fundraising initiatives and institutional priorities.

    9. Write confidential research profiles on individual and institutional donors for meetings and strategic planning and prepare background briefing for their cultivation, solicitation and participation in special events.

    10. Assist in rating donors and prospects in terms of inclination and capacity and consult members of the advancement team on cultivation and solicitation strategies.

    11. Adhere to recognized fundraising and research ethics policies and standards as set forth by the Association of Professional Researchers of Advancement (APRA).

    12. Maintain highest standards of professionalism and customer service in all interactions within the office.



    Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies:

    Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or related liberal arts field preferred, with three years of prospect research experience.  Extensive computer skills including knowledge of the Raiser’s Edge software, Microsoft Office Suite; search engines and other online databases.  Must demonstrate understanding of the function of prospect research in an advancement office, of prospect/library methodology, and of the use and availability of a variety of hard-copy and computerized sources; skilled in reading and interpreting financial, technical, and trade documents and journals, including annual reports, real property files, and court records.  Must be persistent and resourceful, especially in exploring and adapting research methodology.   Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information; follow and promote the American Prospect Research Association’s ethical guidelines for the collection and use of information.  Must be highly organized, able to work independently, and have an ability to work under pressure to coordinate multiple requests and meet competing deadlines.


    Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.


    Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectation to: Director of Human Resources, the Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.


    Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

Contact (By U.S. Post)

Human Resources Department
 The Menil Collection
 1511 Branard Street
 Houston, Texas 77006


Fax (713) 525-9444


How to Apply For a full-time or part-time position or a volunteer opportunity, please email a cover letter, resume, and salary history/expectations (if applicable), as a MS Word document, or send the same by U.S. Post or fax. Resumes are acknowledged by email upon receipt.


No phone calls, please.


The Menil Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce.


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