Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Norton Simon Museum’s staff!

The Museum is known around the world as one of the most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Over a thirty-year period, industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an exquisite collection of European art from the Renaissance to the 20th century and South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years. Please use these links to learn more about the Museum’s history, art collection and founder Norton Simon.

Working at the Museum 

The Museum is located in beautiful Pasadena, California, just steps from the bustling Old Pasadena district known for its shops and restaurants, and adjacent to the vibrant neighborhoods of northeast Los Angeles, Glendale and South Pasadena. The Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and freeways. All Museum employees work together to protect, preserve and interpret the art collection and to ensure that each visitor has a memorable, informative and enjoyable experience onsite. The Museum seeks applicants who have an interest in the arts or the museum field and are ready to join a dynamic and diverse team of professionals.

All employees enjoy:

  • Free parking
  • Free admission to the Museum anytime
  • Discounts in the Store and Cafe

Benefits for part-time staff include:

  • Paid sick leave
  • Pension program

Benefits for full-time staff include:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision plan
  • Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Group Term Life, AD&D, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Pension program

Paid Internships

Internships at the Norton Simon Museum provide opportunities to develop professional skills, assist with our curatorial and education programs, and connect visitors and communities with art. Benefits include professional development training, paid sick leave, free admission to the Museum anytime, and discounts in the Museum Store and Cafe.

Applications are accepted for two internship terms:

Education (3-month position): June-August Posted March 28, 2023
Curatorial, Full Time (9-month position): September-June Posted December 14, 2022

Career Opportunities

Administration, Executive Assistant, Full Time Posted August 25, 2023
Security, Security Officer, Part Time Posted June 14, 2023

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Norton Simon Entities* provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Norton Simon Entities do not unlawfully discriminate or tolerate harassment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age for individuals over forty years of age, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. The Norton Simon Entities make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees. This policy applies to all areas of employment including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.

The Norton Simon Entities are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in its workforce.

*The Norton Simon Entities are composed of the following: Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena and the Norton Simon Art Foundation. Employment may be with either, or both, of these entities.

HR contact info

To reach the Human Resources/Personnel Department, click here.

How to apply

Current career opportunities are posted below. Please click on a position to see a detailed description and how to apply. Upon receipt of your résumé you will be contacted if your education and/or work experience is appropriate for the requirements of the position. Please note that the Museum does not accept general résumé submissions. Only résumés submitted for posted positions will be reviewed.