Available positions are listed in the order of the application deadline, with the vacancies that have the most pressing deadlines at the top of the list. Currently, the following positions are available at The Historic New Orleans Collection:


Mardi Gras Indian Internship (15-week assignment)

The Historic New Orleans Collection seeks an intern to study the preservation of Mardi Gras Indian (or Black Masking) Suits. The internship is co-sponsored by Chief Howard Miller of the Creole Wild West and Mardi Gras Indian Council. Candidates can be a high school, college, or graduate student, recent graduate, or young professional interested in preservation in New Orleans. The ideal candidate has knowledge or first-hand experience of New Orleans Black Masking traditions.

The internship project will include researching objects at The Historic New Orleans Collection, writing a preservation guide for the display and storage of Mardi Gras Indian suits, writing a blog article for THNOC’s First Draft blog, creating a video program about the internship.

The 15-week internship will begin on/about February 15, 2022, working 20 hours per week, compensated at $16/hr, plus parking expenses. This internship is funded by a grant from the Decorative Arts Trust.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and reference to jobs@hnoc.org by Monday, January 17, 2022.


Shop Associate

The shop associate position is responsible for shop sales, including processing mail, phone, and e-commerce orders. This position shares the responsibility of tagging and re-stocking merchandise and maintaining an orderly and clean workplace. The shop associate is also responsible for accuracy in handling money, entering sales onto the point-of-sale (POS) system and reconciling the end of day money and reports. Additionally, this position completes projects and tasks relative to the improvement of the shop when customers are not in the store. The shop associate represents THNOC to the public by communicating information about merchandise, programs, events and exhibits.

The ideal candidate must have a minimum of one year of sales associate experience, including experience in using a POS system. The successful candidate shall possess exceptional customer service and communication skills and an ability to resolve problems while working under minimal supervision.

This is a full-time position working Tuesday and Thursday–Sunday. At times this position may be required to work nights.

 The Historic New Orleans Collection offers the following benefits: 

  • Competitive salary 
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents (children and opposite or same sex spouse/domestic partners).  Medical insurance includes treatment for gender dysphoria. 
  • Life, long term disability, and AD&D insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Flexible Spending Account 
  • Professional development and tuition assistance 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year 
  • Gym membership 
  • Paid parking 
  • Work/life balance  
  • Opportunity to work in the iconic French Quarter of New Orleans with passionate, engaged, and respectful colleagues 

The Historic New Orleans Collection centers diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion at the core of everything we do. We are committed to becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace, an organization that epitomizes the best practices in our field, and a community institution that truly reflects and supports our visitors, our neighbors, and our home. To that end, we actively encourage and welcome applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups. We are committed to employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

To be considered for the position of Shop Associate, please submit a cover letter and your resume to jobs@hnoc.org by Thursday, January 20, 2022.


Preparator–Assistant 

The preparator–assistant assists with all aspects of museum exhibition installations and ensures the safe handling of all works of art. This position assists with exhibition-related tasks such as exhibition installation and de-installation, graphic production, construction of exhibition fixtures, gallery painting, lighting, mount making, matting and framing, construction of crates, and art handling and installation. This position assists with the safe movement of art objects within the museums and transport of art objects to and from the museums and other sites. In collaboration with others, this position helps create exhibitions that engage our audiences and fulfill our educational mission.

The successful candidate must have experience in general carpentry, framing materials and techniques, installation and lighting concepts, and preparatory tools and a general knowledge of metal fabrication, mount making, crating or case construction, and storage methods and collections care. Additionally, the preparator–assistant must demonstrate exceptional teamwork and communication skills, a proficiency in Microsoft Office, an ability to be flexible in an evolving environment, and the ability to learn and apply preparatory techniques and best practices. This position regularly moves objects up to 40 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. A valid driver’s license is required. Prefer one year of related experience and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, art history, museum studies, or a related field.

This is a full-time position working Mondays–Fridays.

In addition to working with a dedicated and creative team in the iconic French Quarter, THNOC offers the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance for employees and dependents (children and opposite or same sex spouse/domestic partners). Medical insurance includes treatment for gender dysphoria.
  • Life, long term disability, and AD&D insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Professional development and tuition assistance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off and 12 paid holidays per year
  • Gym membership
  • Paid parking
  • Work/life balance

The Historic New Orleans Collection centers diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion at the core of everything we do. We are committed to becoming a more diverse and inclusive workplace, an organization that epitomizes the best practices in our field, and a community institution that truly reflects and supports our visitors, our neighbors, and our home. To that end, we actively encourage and welcome applications from members of underrepresented and marginalized groups. We are committed to employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to jobs@hnoc.org by Tuesday, January 25, 2022.