at The Phillips Collection

share the transformative power of art

"Art is part of the social purpose of the world and requires appreciation and the bonds of fellowship with all who understand. Art is meant to give pleasurebut pleasure of the right kind."―Duncan Phillips, 1926

Join The Phillips Collection's creative, passionate team to help spread the "joy-giving, life-enhancing" power of art. The Phillips Collection is committed to serving our current and future audiences, cultivating diverse artists and art managers, and incubating creativity and creation. The Phillips strives to enrich our community and beyond with bold, transformative ideas, and seeks talented individuals that possess a wide range of skills, knowledge, and interest and come from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds to be part of America's first museum of modern art. 

The Phillips offers a variety of career opportunities―please explore our open positions. 


We employ full-time and part-time personnel in positions that require various levels of education and training. Our departments include academic affairs, administration, communications and marketing, curatorial, development and membership, education, facilities, security, and special events. Learn more about employment opportunities


The Phillips's paid internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students a chance to build their careers through a well-rounded experience. The Phillips is committed to providing students with the training and skills to establish credentials for a career in the arts. Learn more about internship opportunities


The Phillips's passionate and generous volunteers are an essential part of the museum. Volunteers greet and provide information to visitors and assist various departments, notably public programming and Phillips Music. Learn more about volunteer opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Phillips Collection and the University of Maryland hosts two postdoctoral fellowships during the academic year. These fellows work with the Phillips’s exceptional collection and the UMD’s leadership programs in art historical scholarship, interdisciplinary experimentation, and virtual technologies. Learn about postdoctoral fellowships

Sherman Fairchild Fellowships

The Sherman Fairchild Fellowship is a comprehensive, yearlong program that includes hands-on experience, mentoring, and professional development. Learn more about fellowships