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 with us!

Who we are

Together, the de Young and Legion of Honor make up the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. We are community spaces that connect people, art, and ideas from around the globe.

de Young and Legion of Honor

Welcome to FAMSF

Our values

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

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. 


We offer a wide range of opportunities across museum departments, including in curatorial, conservation, visitor experience, retail, education, design, development, digital, exhibitions, events, facilities, marketing, administration, and more.


For regular or fixed-term employees working over 20 hours per week:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans, with flexible spending accounts
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off (sick, vacation, and holiday)
  • Discounts in museum cafés and stores
  • Hybrid schedule for eligible positions

All employees are eligible for sick time and discounts in our museum cafés and stores.


We offer 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. 

We value diversity in all its forms: culture, race, ethnicity, disability status, language, gender expression, religion, sexuality, and beyond. Candidates from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the arts and museum fields are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the Summer 2024 Internship Program have closed. All applicants were updated by the end of April. 

We will open applications for the 2025 program next winter. Please check back for details and to apply online.


We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities.

The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums (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.