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.

  • 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.

  • Manager of Development Services



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities


    Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Manager of Development Services directly manages the development and membership database (The Raiser’s Edge, including Spark and Netcommunity) and related business processes.  The successful candidate will also develop strategies for maximizing the capabilities of the software, provide proactive support for the fundraising team, and establish and maintain best practices for donor information management.


    Specific Duties


    1. Create required data imports, exports, and lists related to all fundraising programs: Individual Giving, Major Gifts, Membership, Corporate Sponsorships, Foundations, Special Events, Director’s Office, and Trustees.

    2. Manage the department’s data request queue to prioritize tasks and ensure timely completion; work proactively to develop reports that meet the evolving needs of the Advancement Department. (Activities to include, but are not limited to, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, dashboards, event performance and file analysis, mail/e-mail lists and donor recognition lists.)

    3. Serve as liaison between the Advancement and Finance Departments.  Reconcile gifts with supporting software and ensure the flow of accurate and comprehensive data between the departments.

    4. Work to streamline routine processes and ensure that the data requirements of the membership team and “frontline” development officers are being met. Evaluate, manage, and track the Advancement Department’s Moves Management System.

    5. Maintain updated donor records and assure data is current and accurate.

    6. Handle overall database cleanup and backup; maintain overall database integrity.

    7. Prepare annual donation tax statements.

    8. Manage the online Net: Solution services and donation pages.

    9. Maintain Development Services procedure manual; provide consistent review and evaluation of all data processes to ensure the most effective and efficient procedures are in place; and, familiarize Advancement staff with current practices and procedures.

    10. Provide training in Raiser’s Edge for users within the organization and train members of the Advancement Department one-on-one, in staff meetings, and at retreats, thereby helping to ensure competency and maintain data integrity.

    11. Oversee the gift entry workload and associated processes to ensure gifts are entered and acknowledgment letters are produced timely and accurately.

    12. Generate mailing lists for publications and events as required.

    13. Prepare and ensure accuracy of all capital campaign reports including, but not limited to, cash flow reports, income reports, prospect reports, donor recognition, and custom reports for the Director’s Office.

    14. Work with the Prospect Researcher to ensure research tools and data integrate with Raiser’s Edge.  Coordinate data updates in order to maximize overall data quality required to support the major gifts area.

    15. Manage Development Services Associate.

    1. Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required.

    2. Advanced skills in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Experience with Financial Edge.

    3. Must be able to write and generate reports in Raiser’s Edge.

    4. Creative thinker with ability to advise the team on how Raiser’s Edge can best meet their reporting needs.

    5. Minimum of five years’ experience; minimum two years’ supervisory experience.

    6. Excellent attention to detail.

    7. Skilled written and oral communicator.

    8. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

    9. Ability to adhere to deadlines and follow-up promptly to requests.

    10. Proven ability to problem solve creatively and effectively.

    11. Knowledge of non-profit fundraising and membership management, strategies, operations, and procedures desired.

    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.

  • Development Services Associate



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities


    The Development Services Associate supports the Manager of Development Services in the management of all back office development functions.


    Specific Duties


    1. Responsible for performing gift entry and maintaining database integrity.

    2. Ensure accuracy as it pertains to donor information within Raiser’s Edge. With the Prospect Researcher, work to update and maintain contact and biographical information on a continuing basis.

    3. Support the efforts of the Advancement team by working as the liaison between Raiser’s Edge and all gift officers to track Moves Management System.

    4. Track and produce quarterly pledge reminders.

    5. Work with membership and development teams to track and manage donor recognition process.

    6. Monitor donor files to assure they are complete, accurate, and current.

    7. Design and generate reports, as needed.

    8. Produce and print membership cards; track inventory.

    9. Draft donor correspondence and acknowledgments; work with Advancement colleagues to ensure language is appropriately tailored and current.

    10. Perform other duties as assigned, including assistance/attendance at certain evening events.

    1. At least two years’ experience working in a non-profit organization, preferably within the Advancement/Development Department.

    2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.

    3. Experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or equivalent database software strongly preferred.

    4. Experience with Financial Edge a plus.

    5. Professional, strong attention to detail, strong organizational, planning, and time management skills.

    6. Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple projects simultaneously.

    7. Ability to adhere to deadlines and follow-up promptly to requests.

    8. Creative, flexible, excellent communication skills.  Team player.

    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.

  • Curatorial Assistant, Menil Drawing Institute



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities


    The Curatorial Assistant provides research and exhibition support to the Chief Curator, Menil Drawing Institute (MDI).


    Specific Duties


    1. Assist and support the Chief Curator, MDI 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, advancement, publications, and conservation, to provide exhibition descriptions, essays, and other materials.

    4. Research and catalog the Museum collection and archives as they relate to installation and exhibition matters and answer related inquiries.

    5. Assist in research and preparation for potential acquisitions for the collection, including biographical and bibliographical research, maintain files, and communicate with dealers, galleries, collectors, and artists, as necessary.

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

    7. Assist with all aspects of exhibition research, planning, organization, and realization.

    8. Write, edit, and assist in the production of Museum publications and exhibition-related materials, including wall texts and extended object labels.

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

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

    11. Answer inquiries and conducts gallery tours, as necessary, for visitors.



    1. Master's degree in art history with at least two years’ of museum experience.

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

    3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

    4. Superior research, writing, and editing skills.

    5. Ability to prioritize and independently manage workload.

    6. Motivated self-starter, able collaborator.

    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.

  • Assistant to the Director of Advancement



    Interested Candidates

    General Responsibilities


    The Assistant to the Director of Advancement provides administrative, secretarial, and related duties in support of the Director of Advancement.


    Specific Duties


    1. Serve as the primary point of contact for the Director of Advancement via telephone, email, and in person with key internal and external stakeholders.

    2. Manage all administrative functions for the Director of Advancement, which includes a substantial amount of writing, proofreading and editing, filing and file maintenance, faxing, photocopying, and answering the phone.

    3. Monitor and arrange the Director of Advancement’s calendar, participation in meetings/conferences calls, local and national events, and other activities.

    4. Coordinate meetings, including preparation and prompt follow-up.

    5. Prepare and disseminates development reports, budget templates, agendas, and correspondence.

    6. Work collaboratively with the Assistant to the Director to ensure clear communication between the Director and the Director of Advancement.

    7. Prepare travel arrangements and process invoices, check requests, and expense reports for the Director of Advancement.

    8. Help the Director of Advancement identify priorities and keep office focused on those priorities.

    9. Provide oversight of the Bulletin’s schedule and coordination of its content; compile and enter changes in editorial content.

    10. Ensure certain staff deadlines are met and assist the Director of Advancement (Senior Editor) with edits and editorial deadlines.  Interface with graphic designer, Menil staff, and contract editor/reader.

    11. Initiate, manage, and complete projects as assigned by the Director of Advancement that may involve convening groups of staff, consultants, and others.

    12. Perform other duties as assigned, including assistance/attendance at certain evening events.

    1. Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

    2. Three of more years of administrative or executive assistant experience highly desired.

    3. Exceptional experience and skill in executing, initiating, and completing projects required.

    4. Proficiency Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the internet.  Working knowledge of social media.

    5. Aptitude in database use with preference for experience using Raiser’s Edge.

    6. Ability to function within tight and constantly changing deadlines.

    7. Exceptional capacity for diplomacy and discretion and the ability to keep information confidential.

    8. Excellent writing and editing skills essential.

    9. Excellent inter-personal skill, poise, discretion, and self-confidence.

    10. Strong organizational, scheduling, management, follow-up, and writing skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and projects.

    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.


(713) 525-9400

1533 Sul Ross Street  |  Houston, Texas  |  77006