Employment, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in working for, interning or volunteering for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame? We have various opportunities available to fit your interests!

Current Job Openings


MUSEUM CURATOR (full-time)

Department: Curatorial
FSLA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director
The Museum Curator is responsible for exhibition development, installation, and maintenance of temporary and semi-permanent exhibitions; assistance to Collections Manager when applicable with collection, acquisitions, and conservation; responding to media and public inquiries about the exhibitions and permanent collections; maintaining adequate communication between the curatorial department and the Collections and Exhibits Committee and Board of Trustees. 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities Exhibitions:

  1. Exhibition planning, development, and installation: Includes long-range planning; creation and maintenance of general and special exhibits annual budgets; researching subjects and scripting of exhibit storyline, panels and labels; designing exhibitions (overall flow, wall elevations, case layouts, object selection); designing exhibit graphics and labels; project management and working with guest curators, exhibit designers and preparators (as needed); producing marketing pieces associated with exhibitions, including exhibit handouts, catalogs and website content; working with Technical Services/Education to develop related interactive exhibits or programs; installation of artwork, display cases and accompanying labels; promoting exhibits with Director of Communications.
  2. Correspondence with Collections and Exhibits Committee and Board of Trustees: Answer questions and take suggestions from Museum Trustees regarding exhibition ideas, potential donors or lenders; discuss and review collections issues regarding acquisitions and major projects with Collections Committee and others, as needed; serve as Acting Secretary for all Collections Committee meetings and prepare the meeting materials, including agenda, before meetings, sending approved meeting minutes out to the entire Committee in a timely fashion; deliver Exhibit Report at Annual Board Meeting in August.
  3. Graphic Design and Editing: Assist with various graphic design projects and design signage, advertisements, etc., as needed for the Museum and its events; proofing publications, written materials, flyers, etc., before publication.

Qualifications: This Museum Curator position requires a B.A. in Museum Studies, History, or Art History with three to five years of experience in curatorial work. An M.A. in Museum Studies or related field and museum work experience is preferred. This position requires knowledge of collections management and exhibition development procedures, in addition to the ability to prioritize, delegate, and work collaboratively on major projects. A strong attention to detail and superior organizational skills are essential. Knowledge of the thoroughbred racing industry and history preferred. Computer skills required include: Microsoft Office, familiarity with maintaining and updating databases (PastPerfect for collections). Some graphic design skills and software knowledge (Adobe Creative Suite) are preferred.
Salary range: $50,000-$55,000

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and references to: info@racingmuseum.net.

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Internships

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame also has various internships available for both high school and college students. These internships are available with our a Curatorial, Education, Development, and Communications departments.

Below you can find descriptions for our two internships available through the Curatorial department.

PDF iconNMR Curatorial Internship   PDF iconNMR Library Internship

For more information, or to apply for an internship, please email info@racingmuseum.net

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Volunteer 

Please fill out the form below to apply to become a volunteer. For more information please email info@racingmuseum.net

PDF icon2022 Volunteer Application

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