Office of the President

The President's Office supervises all areas of Museum administration, including fund-raising activities, Membership, technology and information services, human resources, merchandising, communications, government relations, legal affairs, and finance, as well as facilities management, security, and construction.

The Archives collect, organize, and preserve in perpetuity the corporate records and official correspondence of the Museum, make the collection accessible, and provide research support in order to further an informed and enduring understanding of the Museum's history.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a private institution relying on the combined generosity of visitors and supporters to serve the public in accordance with its traditional standards of excellence. The Development Office works with individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to support every facet of the Museum.

The Museum's Department of External Affairs is responsible for attracting, welcoming, retaining, and increasing visitors to the Metropolitan from around the city, state, country, and world, through outreach to the media, the public, the city's many communities, and government offices and officials at all levels.

The Human Resources Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse staff. Career opportunities at the Museum are as varied as the civilizations represented by its collection, including positions in administrative, curatorial, retail, security, trade, and professional areas.

Since The Metropolitan Museum of Art's founding in 1870, reproductions and publications have been part of its history and educational mission to increase art awareness. All purchases—whether through our catalogue, online, or in person—help support the Museum and its programs.