The public establishment of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie

Before June 2010, the Musée de l’Orangerie was a national service responsible to the Ministry of Culture and Communication. Since 1 June 2010 (Decree of 27 May 2010), the Musée de l’Orangerie has joined the Musée d’Orsay (declared a public establishment on 26 December 2003) as part of one and the same publicly administered establishment.

The public establishment of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie brings together the Musée d'Orsay, Musée de l'Orangerie and Musée Hébert. The Musée de l’Orangerie des Tuileries is a national museum responsible to the Ministry of Culture and Communication, as are the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée Hébert.

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It has its own board of directors, presided over by the director of the public establishment. It decides the budget and pricing policy.The scientific committee agrees on the establishment's scientific and cultural policy before submitting it to the board, and defines plans for acquisitions, loans and deposits.
The acquisitions commission looks at the acquisition policy in general and considers the acquisition of certain works for the collections.
The public establishment allocates at least 16% of revenue from ticket sales to the permanent collections for acquiring works of art.
The artworks that form the museum’s collection are a national collection and are allocated to the Musée de l’Orangerie, which holds them.


The Musée de l’Orangerie currently has a staff of about 100 and the Musée d’Orsay of about 700. Some departments, such as publications and exhibitions, operate across the two sites; others are present in both museums but have close operational links. Certain activities, such as surveillance are completely autonomous.

For a more detailed view of these links, see the general organigram:

And the Musée de l’Orangerie’s own organigram:

With 912,000 in 2013, the number of visitors to the Musée de l’Orangerie has reached a record high thanks to the success of the two exhibitions held this year: Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera, Art in Fusion and The Macchiaioli (1850-1874) Italian Impressionists?. These alone attracted over 580,000 visitors.

In addition, there have been over 2 million visits to the website.

The museum is reaping the benefits of its policy, in place for several years now, to attract people with little access to culture or with impairments. The number of visitors from this social field has doubled in a year, and the number of trained intermediaries has greatly increased, as has the number of disabled visitors. The museum, always on the lookout for innovative projects, has established links with prisons, hospitals and retirement homes.

All information relating to the museum’s activities - exhibitions, visitors, events, figures, etc. - can be found in the 2013 Annual Report:

2013 Annual Report(6,4 Mo)

Previous Annual Reports:
2012 Annual Report(5,9 Mo)
2011 Annual Report (7,2 Mo)
2010 Annual Report (7,1 Mo)
2009 Annual Report (3,75 Mo)
2008 Annual Report (4,11 Mo)
2007 Annual Report (2 Mo)
2006 Annual Report (1,69 Mo)


The museum cannot consider any unsolicited applications that do not correspond to a vacant post, or if a profile does not match the specifications stated. Vacancies are advertised in the the inter-ministerial public sector job exchange.

To apply, send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to the address below:

Musée de l’Orangerie
Ressources humaines
Jardin des Tuileries
75001 PARIS


For other vacancies at the Musée d’Orsay, consult the museum’s website.

Work placements

It is possible to undertake work experience at the Musée de l’Orangerie, provided there is a placement agreement between your training institution (school, university, etc.) and the museum. However, these opportunities to work at the Musée de l’Orangerie are limited.
Work placements are for a minimum of one month. Except in exceptional circumstances, they cannot exceed two months, and they are unpaid.
Overseas students must supply a Certificate of Insurance covering accidents while working at the museum and while travelling between their place of residence and the museum.
To apply, send a cover letter specifying your area of interest, details of the training institution that is supporting you and a curriculum vitae to:

Musée de l’Orangerie
Ressources humaines
Jardin des Tuileries
75001 PARIS


It is possible, subject to agreement between your educational institution (school, university, etc.) and the museum, to take up a placement at the Musée de l’Orangerie. However, numbers are limited.
Placements last from 2 weeks to a maximum of 6 months. Placements, full or part time, of over 2 months (or 44 accumulated days of attendance) are remunerated.
Placements available at the Musée de l’Orangerie are listed below. You can also make a speculative application or reply to one of our offers. Please follow the guidelines below for these applications.
You can also send a detailed message attaching relevant documents (CV, covering letter, reference, file, book, etc.) to complete your application.

Placements available
There are no placements currently available.

Speculative applications
If you wish to apply for one of the areas of work listed below:
- Consult the list and select one,
- You must indicate the chosen area of interest in the subject line of your email.

Suggested areas of interest:
- Reception, security, safety
- Library/documentation
- Conservation and the loan of works
- Cultural programmes / audience development
- Management of the collections
- External communications

To make a speculative application: