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, Summer Intern (3-month position): June-August Posted December 22, 2023
Curatorial, Graduate Intern - Registrarial Focus, Full Time (9-month position): September-June Posted December 22, 2023

Career Opportunities

Accounting, Senior Accountant, Full Time Posted March 8, 2024
Curatorial, Exhibitions and Collections Coordinator, Full Time Posted April 18, 2024
Museum Store, Museum Store Clerk, Part Time Posted July 15, 2024
Security, Gallery Attendant, Part Time Posted January 11, 2024
Security, Security Officer, Part Time Posted June 14, 2023
Security, Security Manager, Full Time Posted March 18, 2024

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, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, reproductive health decisionmaking, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, age (forty years of age and over), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. The Norton Simon Entities make reasonable accommodations for disabled applicants and employees and for religious observances and practices. This policy applies to all areas of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, termination, 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.