The Museum is open with updated hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Following local ordinances, visitors are required to wear a mask inside all buildings, including restrooms and concession buildings, and at outdoor events. For some events participants ages 13 and up must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 NAAT or PCR test result; test results must be within 72 hours of the event. Check individual event pages to see if this applies; at this time it is not required for gallery, exhibition, tour, or Park visits. Learn more at

Working at the North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art prides itself on finding new ways to bring art to life that inspire creativity in all of us, no matter our age, background, education, or socioeconomic status. We strive to attract, select, and develop talented, passionate people to help us reach and engage with our diverse audiences. Our culture is built on collaboration, trust, and commitment to excellence.

Our Mission

The North Carolina Museum of Art serves the people of North Carolina and all visitors as a premier destination for compelling encounters with art.

The NCMA is committed to exemplary scholarship and innovative educational enrichment. We invite interactions among diverse communities, foster collaborative partnerships, and seek to activate the creative potential in everyone.


All Museum employees enjoy access to the following benefits:

Invitations to special events for staff and volunteers
Museum discounts in the gift stores, café, and camp programs

In addition, the Museum offers a competitive benefit package for full-time regular employees that includes:

Health and dental insurance
Life insurance
Disability insurance
Museum contributions to your retirement plan
Paid leave program


The NCMA offers a variety of employment opportunities, part time, full time, and seasonal. All applicants receive careful consideration; however, because of the high volume of applications, we contact only those applicants with whom we wish to schedule an interview. No phone calls, please.

The North Carolina Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam-era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact Human Resources or call at 919-664-6777 . 

To apply for a position, click on the job title and follow the application instructions.


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