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 and Annual Fund



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:


    The Manager of Membership and Annual Fund will report to the Director of Individual Giving and have two distinct, yet integrated focuses: development of the membership program and development of the museum’s annual fund appeals. The position is responsible for promoting and growing museum membership and for planning, implementing, and managing the annual fund appeals including but not limited to direct mail, email, and website for members, donors, visitors, and friends, as well as developing and overseeing special member-only events.


    Specific Duties:


    1. Propose and manage annual fundraising goals and budget for the Membership and Annual Fund programs, including revenue goal setting and review of both expenses and income, to achieve fundraising targets and membership growth goals.

    2. Develop and implement key strategies to grow the membership base and revenue at the entry level up to $10,000; achieve a high retention rate and upgrades among renewing members.

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

    4.  Manage and administer processes, systems and timeline for all membership and annual fund appeal solicitation mailings and email communications, including acquisitions, renewals, upgrades, invitations, and general communications.

    5.  Engage members and donors in person and over the phone, through both stewardship and solicitation; work with Development staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward members and Annual Fund donors, with the goal of soliciting increased and/or additional gifts.

    6. Assist the Director of Individual Giving in cultivating and managing key relationships with high level donors and members and supporting the growth of the Menil Society members.

    7. Establish overall strategy and the annual calendar of membership events and programs, in collaboration with Menil colleagues.

    8. Work with Development Services team to ensure that membership cards and acknowledgment letters are sent in a timely manner and on a consistent basis.

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

    10. Draft all membership materials and communications for print, onsite, and online distribution including thank you letters, renewals, brochures, web content, e-blasts, appeals, and through contribution to the biannual member magazine, social media, and Menil Member eNews.

    11. Create and implement direct mail and electronic package appeals for membership acquisition and upgrades, and annual fund appeals.

    12. Work with Development Services to develop analytical and tracking reports to monitor the success of Membership and Annual Fund campaigns; develop and generate monthly and yearly annual fund and membership reports and updates to monitor performance against goals.

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

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

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

    1. Extremely strong interpersonal communication skills with ability to work both individually and in a collaborative team environment. Strong writing and presentation skills.

    2. Experience working directly with members, visitors, and donors to promote organizational messages, events, and programs.

    3. Experienced/comfortable interacting with the public to promote the organization, especially with members, donors, and visitors.

    4. Skilled and experienced in dealing with difficult customer service issues through in-person communications and follow through to resolve problems.

    5. Strong computer skills including complete familiarity with Windows, current browsers, Internet search, and Microsoft Office (additionally, experience with Raiser’s Edge is preferred).

    6. Must be organized, able to handle multiple projects within tight time constraints.

    7. Must show initiative and be able to take on a variety of tasks with limited supervision.

    8. Perform basic mathematical calculations and perform analysis on data to form reasonable conclusions and be able to demonstrate findings to others.

    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.

  • Digital Content Manager



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities


    Reporting to Director of Publishing, the Digital Content Manager will help develop and maintain content for menil.org and other digital media initiatives in order to deepen visitor engagement through digital content that emphasizes pre- and post-visit materials, as well as provide meaningful scholarly access to collections, publications, and programs with the goal of increasing visitors online and onsite to build institutional visibility.


    This position is both managerial and editorial in nature; the successful candidate will have the desire and ability to successfully manage projects while maintaining a strong interest in their creative and editorial development. Will include writing, editing, and proofreading site content, and working closely with curatorial and programming staff, the technical teams, and outside consultants. Will manage continuous improvement of the website to meet the evolving needs of the museum, identify enhancements, plan future improvements both on public facing media and with internal CMS workflow, and manage web development projects with outside vendors.


    We are building a Publishing team of highly collaborative individuals who work with colleagues across the museum and engage with art, ideas, and audiences in a disciplined manner. This new member must have excellent skills in project management, content development, visual storytelling, information and interface design, user experience, and hands-on website production.


    Specific Duties


    1. Work with the Museum’s content creators, external designers, media specialists, contractors, editors, and production staff to develop compelling ways to articulate the Menil’s programming in the digital space and enhance the public’s understanding of the breadth and value of the intellectual assets of the Menil.

    2. General project management for all digital media initiatives as well as establishing, initiating, and maintaining project management procedures around the website and public-facing digital media efforts.

    3. General management of all website content in collaboration with various departments. Create and maintain a master calendar to ensure timely, accurate updates of all digital content; oversee use of the Museum’s content management system.

    4. Assist with general editorial oversight of menil.org and generate editorial ideas, and, in collaboration with departmental stakeholders, write and edit copy. Keep current with emerging web trends and digital technologies through organization memberships, listservs, conferences and continuing education.

    5. Track and report on all site metrics, develop strategies for increasing impact and traffic.

    6. Train and support museum staff on back-end and content management systems and procedures related to digital media and initiatives, facilitate posting their content to appropriate digital channel.

    7. Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference.

    8. Work cooperatively with key team members and vendors.

    1. Exceptional communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

    2. Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team.

    3. Excellent skills in project management, content development, visual storytelling, information and interface design, user experience, and hands-on website production.

    4. General knowledge of API technologies and web development tools such as HTML, CSS, XML, Photoshop, video production, database structures, familiarity with third-party websites and tools (Google Analytics, Clicky, Basecamp) and major social media platforms desired. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and TMS (the Museum’s CCMS) and Ruby on Rails (basis of CMS) preferred.

    5. 3–5 years’ experience managing content and production for high-traffic websites; 3 or more years in a museum or other nonprofit arts organization preferred.

    6. Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, technical writing, or a related field.

    7. Passion for contemporary culture and the visual arts.

    8. Special consideration will be given to candidates with relevant transdisciplinary experience such as graphic design, copywriting, data visualization, or motion graphics design.

    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.

  • Director of Community Engagement



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities:


    The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for the creation, implementation, and management of the Menil Collection’s community engagement activities, which include public programs and education.  With the input and involvement of colleagues and community leaders, the Director of Community Engagement identifies and implements opportunities for involvement between the Menil and its surrounding communities and other constituencies without excluding its role in the larger, international context


    Specific Duties:


    1. Implement and manage the creation of new community-based programs, partnerships, and other engagement in initiatives.  Expand, through new initiatives, efforts that already exist.

    2. Identify opportunities for engaging new target communities, evaluate strategic benefits, and determine resource allocation.

    3. Collaborate with the Director of Public Programs to integrate audience and community engagement initiatives.

    4. Implement ways to communicate with and receive feedback from the community about the Menil and its initiatives.

    5. Attend community meetings on behalf of the Menil to hear community concerns, provide information about community engagement, and advocate for participation.

    6. Attend non-Menil programs, events, and relevant festivals to better understand community interests and activities.

    7. Identify prospects, and create target lists for contacts and outreach opportunities; develop an action plan and implement accordingly.

    8. Manage community-engagement partner relationships, including list exchanges, co-branded programming, including, but not limited to, consulates, interest groups, churches, performing-arts groups, and other community nonprofits.

    9. Create mechanisms for internal and external evaluation of engagement initiatives.

    10. Distribute information to the community and broader publics through multiple channels.

    11. Work with the Menil’s Membership, Development, and Communications Departments to strategize on methods and analyze results of audience research, visitor demographics, and the monitoring of the public’s perception and experience at the Menil.

    12. Collaborate with Visitor Desk and Gallery Attendants to ensure the best front-line experience for visitors.

    13. Collaborate with the Chief Advancement Officer in developing funding proposals in support of new outreach initiatives.

    1. Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of community organizing or other related experience.

    2. 3-5 years’ leadership experience in developing community programs.

    3. Ability to interact with diverse audiences in terms of age, economic status, and cultural background.

    4. Excellent planning and organizational skills.

    5. Ability to work collaboratively with other museum staff and constituents.

    6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    7.  Familiarity with Houston Experience in online organizing/social media, online communication, and/or nonprofit web strategy.

    8. Understanding of how to engage audiences and the general public with a welcoming, accessible approach.

    9. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines concurrently.

    10. Exceptional strategy development, project management, and communication skills.

    11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    12. Excellent interpersonal skills.

    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.

  • Mellon Advanced Training Fellowship in Painting Conservation


    Interested Candidates

    Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Training Fellowship in Painting Conservation


    The Menil Collection is pleased to offer an advanced training fellowship in painting conservation supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The term of the fellowship is one year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. The fellowship will provide an opportunity for the conservator to participate in all departmental activities associated with a diverse and distinguished collection that includes significant holdings of 20th century and contemporary art. As an integral part of the department, the candidate must have an interest in the variety of issues associated with the study, documentation, and care of such a collection.


    The fellowship will commence in the fall of 2015. The stipend is $33,000 and will include all benefits, including health, dental, and vacation, granted to full-time employees of the Menil. Generous travel funds are available. Candidates should be recent graduates of a recognized training program or have equivalent experience and they should have excellent communication skills.

    Applications should include a curriculum vitae with e-mail address and telephone number(s), a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation. These should be sent to Suzanne Maloch, Director of Human Resources, The Menil Collection, 1511 Branard St., Houston, Texas 77006 USA, or smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Volunteer - Special Events


    Necessary Skills

    To Apply

    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 and its conservation department.  Many consider it one of the greatest private art collections in the United States.  The museum is surrounded by art buildings as well as a number of residences and offices.




    The special events department seeks a responsible individual interested in assisting, on a volunteer basis, within the department.  The qualified applicant will have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel and will be able to work independently on tasks such as data entry, compilation of event materials, and mailings. The qualified applicant will also be comfortable interacting with the public and making phone calls, as needed.  The applicant must retain confidentiality of all donor information. The important volunteer opportunity serves a pivotal organizational role in that it helps sustain an increased awareness and understanding of the Menil Collection by supporting special programs and member events.


    The volunteer will be able to maintain a flexible schedule, working approximately 5 to 10 hours per week Monday through Friday and will have the opportunity to assist with evening events periodically.

    Necessary Skills:


    • Excellent organizational skills

    • The ability to work collegially and complete tasks in a self-directed manner is required

    • A professional and discreet comport

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

    To apply:


    Send cover letter and resume to: smmaloch@menil.org.

  • Receptionist (Part-time)



    Interested Candidates


    The part-time receptionist staffs the Branard Street entrance to the Menil Collection each Monday and Tuesday, when the museum is closed to the public.  The receptionist operates a multi-line telephone system to answer incoming calls, directs callers and guests to the appropriate personnel, and completes a variety of administrative tasks.



    1. Retrieves messages from voice mail and forward to appropriate personnel.

    2. Answer incoming telephone calls; determine purpose of calls, and forward calls to appropriate personnel or department.

    3. Take and deliver messages or transfer calls to voice mail when appropriate staff member is unavailable.

    4. Answer general questions about the organization and provide callers with museum address, hours of operation, and directions.

    5. Welcome on-site visitors, determine nature of business and announce visitors to appropriate personnel.

    6. Monitor access of non-staff personnel; ensure that no unauthorized individuals are allowed to enter the museum.

    7. Issue visitor passes, when required.

    8. Notify museum offices in the event of an emergency evacuation (e.g. fire alarm).

    9. Provide general administrative tasks, when required.

    10. Ensure that the reception area is neat, clean, and equipped with brochures and gallery guides.

    1. Excellent communication skills, both in person and over the phone.

    2. Warm, outgoing and professional public presence.

    3. Reliable, dependable.

    4. Desire to work independently.

    5. Proficiency in operating Microsoft Office Suite and Internet Explorer.

    6. Knowledge of history, art history, or visual arts is desirable.

    7. Bilingual skills desirable.

    8. High school diploma required.

    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.

  • Control Room Monitor



    Interested Candidates



    This position is part of a team of four monitors who operate the control room 24/7.  While shifts can sometimes vary, and may include holidays, the successful candidate will generally work

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.


    Specific Duties


    1. Monitor and operate the following building systems including: fire alarm, fire suppression, motor overheat, air conditioning controls, security, closed circuit TV, and lighting system computer.  Inform the appropriate person(s) of any events or malfunctions.

    2. Monitor the remote security systems of foundation offices, bookstore, Cy Twombly Gallery, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, Richmond Hall, Rothko Chapel, and the Menil House at 3363 San Felipe.

    3. Monitor the remote air conditioning systems of the, Cy Twombly Gallery, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, Rothko Chapel, and the Menil House at 3363 San Felipe.

    4. Maintain radio contact and coordination with the Menil outside patrol officers (off-duty HPD officers) for emergency response.

    5. Operate the museum door lock and intercom system as required for routine staff use.

    6. Check all galleries and storage areas for leaks during rainy periods.

    7. Maintain the control room logbook.  Log all abnormal operations, events, or activities and inform the appropriate person(s).

    8. Monitor loading dock shipping and receiving and operate the loading dock door.

    9. Make calls to appropriate staff, and supervisor in response to problems or malfunctions.

    1. Position requires flexibility, reliability, and attention to detail.

    2. Must be able to work standing, and walking, and lift up to 30 lbs. (able to lift a fire extinguisher).

    3. Must have excellent verbal communication skills.

    4. Must be observant in order to detect and report unusual behavior or circumstances.

    5. Reliable transportation required.

    6. If hired, must be able to obtain a state-issued non-commissioned security officer license.

    Interested individuals are invited to visit the Menil Wednesday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to complete an application.

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.


(713) 525-9400

1533 Sul Ross Street  |  Houston, Texas  |  77006