Jackie Robinson Museum Seeks an Inaugural Curator!


Opening its doors in 2019, the Jackie Robinson Museum will commemorate the life and legacy of a true American hero through an exploration of his commitment to service and to the achievement of “first class citizenship” for all Americans. In addition to curating the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson, the Museum will be an exciting cultural venue for lectures, concerts, receptions, and other events. It will serve as a forum for debate and discussion, exploring the ways in which we as a society also can progress through an understanding that one life can make a difference.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.jackierobinson.org/about/museum/.


The Jackie Robinson Museum seeks a dynamic museum professional to serve as its inaugural Curator. The Curator will be responsible for overseeing the research, content development, and interpretation of the permanent exhibitions, changing exhibits, projects related to exhibitions, and special projects. Reporting to the Museum Director and working closely with the Director of Education Programs and senior leadership team at the Jackie Robinson Foundation. This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated museum leader with proven experience in leading complex curatorial and collections projects, with a passion for Civil Rights era history and issues of social justice.

Learn more and apply here.

To date, the Jackie Robinson Foundation has raised $25 million toward a total campaign goal of $42 million, including a Museum operating endowment. The Museum will comprise of over 18,000 square feet of exhibition and community space including a 75- seat theater and two classrooms for educational programs. The Museum will be a prominent stop on existing cultural routes in Lower Manhattan in New York City, just blocks away from the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial.

If you’re interested in continuing the conversation, we encourage you to apply here.