Three FAMSF staff members pose for the camera

Legion of Honor, 2022. Photograph by Gary Sexton

Work with us

Thank you for your interest in working at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco!

Our values

We aspire to be diverse, inclusive, equitable, accessible, welcoming, engaging, insightful, inspiring, reliable, generous, and fun. 

Our goals

One of our top strategic goals is to embrace DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility) values in our programs and culture. We want to provide our audiences with an inclusive and equitable lens on historic and contemporary issues, and our staff with an inclusive and equitable workplace. With this in mind, we are committed to strengthening our employee community by actively and intentionally seeking a diverse workforce. We encourage all who are interested to apply to our jobs and internships.


The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums (COFAM) offers a variety of employment opportunities across museum departments, in a range of disciplines, including curatorial, conservation, visitor engagement, retail, education and programming, design, development, digital production, exhibition project management, events, facilities, marketing, and administration. 

COFAM offers a comprehensive benefits package for all regular or fixed-term positions that require working over 20 hours per week. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; disability insurance; a 401(k) with employer match; flexible spending accounts; paid time off (sick, vacation, and holiday pay); discounts in the museum cafés and stores; and more! Many administrative roles are also eligible to participate in a hybrid work schedule, which includes working remotely up to two days per week.

COFAM is the privately funded nonprofit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco. COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws.


FAMSF offers paid internships to emerging professionals — undergraduate, graduate students, or recent graduates — who are interested in art and museum careers, and passionate about equity and inclusion. Interns work directly with museum staff to support departmental goals and on individual projects that support their personal and professional goals. Interns participate in training sessions, professional development, and talks from leaders in the field. They gain knowledge of museum careers and culture, receive mentorship from full-time museum staff, receive hands-on project experience and feedback, and join a network of emerging museum professionals. FAMSF values diversity in culture, race and ethnicity, and gender expression. Candidates from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the arts and museum fields are encouraged to apply.


We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities.