Thank you for your interest in the Museum of Jewish Heritage. As a primary institution of public education about modern Jewish history and the Holocaust, we are one of the most meaningful museums in New York City. With 82,000 square feet of exhibition space, a collection of 25,000 objects, enlightening educational initiatives, and acclaimed public programs, there has never been a better time to be part of this dynamic educational environment.

The Museum is looking for energetic, creative, results-oriented professionals. The Museum employs individuals in a broad range of capacities across varied professions and specializations including fields of curatorship, registration, research, history, exhibitions, development, event planning, facilities, operations, public relations, marketing, education, public programs, customer service, finance, administration, information systems, human resources, and retail.

Apply your skills and experience to meet the needs of an influential museum with award-winning exhibitions, programs, and publications. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and champion diversity and equal opportunities. As an employer we are also committed to the professional development of all our staff.

The Museum also offers a generous package of benefits to its full time employees, including the following:

Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave
Medical Plan (including domestic partner coverage)
Dental Plan
Vision Plan
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)- Medical and Dependent Care
Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
403(b) Savings Plan
Discounted gym membership with Crunch Fitness and New York Health and Racquet Club.
Short-term Disability Plan
Long-term Disability Plan
Worker's Compensation
Employee Assistance Program (counseling/referral services)
Commuter Benefit Program

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions.


Current Openings

Director of Finance

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a hands-on accounting professional to manage the general functions including supervising staff, coordination and preparation of all accounting reporting, and administration of cash management and investing activities. This position reports to the Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate monthly and year-end closings to insure timely preparation and issuance of monthly reports and analysis.
  • Maintain controls over all postings and transactions in the general ledger, including journal entries and correcting transactions.
  • Provide supervision, direction, and assistance to the small accounting department.
  • Preparation of timely reports, including forecasts and projections, to the Chief of Staff, the Presiden,t and Board of Directors.
  • Supervise the accounts payable processing function to ensure the accurate and timely disbursement of funds.
  • Perform other accounting and financial duties as required and assist the Chief of Staff from time to time.
    Oversee the collection of pledges and grants.
  • Ensure that the fiscal requirements for grants and contracts are identified, in compliance and monitored. Prepare periodic reports to funding sources.
  • Monitor daily cash receipts and prepare cash reports to the Chief of Staff and the President on a timely basis.
  • Work with financial consultants and committee members to monitor investment strategies for available cash, stock and bond investments - including restricted funds and endowments.
  • Review and approve all bank reconciliations on a monthly basis ensuring that all adjustments are correct and proper and are recorded in the general ledger on a timely basis.
  • Serve as liaison with independent auditors, attorneys, insurance brokers, government auditors, funding sources, Board of Directors, banks, and vendors.
  • Preparation of year-end workpapers for outside auditors and coordination of annual audit.
  • Review all invoices and coordinate payment approval with the Chief of Staff and the President.
  • Ensure that checks are mailed timely and supporting documentation is filed properly.
  • Prepare annual budgets for various departments and compare budget to actual results on a regular basis.
  • Supervise and oversee the Museum’s payroll, including interaction with the HR department.
  • Oversee the progress of capital projects and facility upgrades by working with NYC agencies and project consultants.


  • Excellent communication, written, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Minimum 5 years not-for-profit and/or CPA experience.
  • Blackbaud software experience helpful.

To apply:

Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org or Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250

Director of Institutional Advancement

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a dynamic individual with a proven and progressive track record in Jewish philanthropy to fill the position of Director of Institutional Advancement. This new position will report to the chief executive of the organization.

This position will direct all development and outreach programs for the Museum, providing strategic advice on funding initiatives and priorities, as well as prospect solicitation and management. In addition, the Director will be responsible for securing major gifts ($3-4 million annually), corporate & foundation relations, annual giving, and external affairs. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the senior management team, providing leadership and direction for the Museum's external public image.


  • Progressive experience in development, including proven success in face-to face solicitations of major donors with an outstanding record in closing major gifts.
  • Record of success in managing large donor portfolios and demonstrated successes in providing superior service to produce excellent financial results from donors.
  • Foster relations with institutional partners and members of the external community by enhancing communications.
  • Cultivate and solicit major donors; relate persuasively with prospective donors.
  • Develop and implement an integrated development and communications plan so that goals and timetables for all activities are established to yield the greatest return.
  • Supervise a variety of staff and consultants in the area of institutional advancement.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of 5-7 years of full-time progressive management experience with an emphasis on fundraising and communications.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Superior communication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement appropriate plans, including a development and marketing plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with diverse constituencies.
  • An advanced degree is desired.

In addition to the above, qualified candidates will have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Museum of Jewish Heritage; the ability to establish positive working relationships with leaders of the community; and the ability to develop and manage a creative team.

Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org or Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250


Museum Educator

The Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is looking for a Museum Educator. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education, this position conducts workshops at the Museum for Jewish school students, conducts outreach to Jewish schools, and others is engaged in Education Department programs by:

  • Preparing, implementing, evaluating, and reporting on yemei iyyun (Days of Study) throughout the academic year.
  • Cultivating relationships with Jewish schools and teachers in the New York City area, including online, hard mail, and in person relationship-building and outreach.
  • Leading guided tours of the Museum for Jewish school groups.
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Education with the Interfaith Living Museum program.
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Education with professional development for teachers from Jewish schools.
  • Providing administrative support and maintaining the budget for programs under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education.
  • Other responsibilities include leading tours for other group visitors as needed, providing general administrative support for the Education Department along with other Education Department staff members, and other duties as assigned.


  • Strong knowledge of Jewish history and practice.
  • BA in Judaic Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Museum Education or a related field, (MA in related field preferred).
  • 5 years of work experience in classroom education or museum education.
  • Excellent teaching, organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • We seek someone who is flexible, reliable, open-minded, and comfortable with the broad spectrum of the Jewish and general communities.

To Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org or Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250


Exhibitions Project Manager

The Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is seeking to hire an Exhibitions Project Manager. S/he will coordinate (project manage) collections and exhibition projects, and maintain appropriate files and databases for these projects.

Essential functions are as follows:

Coordinates activities related to special exhibitions and temporary displays:

  • Maintains the special exhibitions calendar.
  • Provides project management as directed.
  • Works with Director of Collections and Exhibition to prepare RFP’ for contactors.
  • Retains and supervises outside contractors (graphic designer, exhibition designer, lighting designer, fabricator, and others) as necessary to work on exhibitions.

Works directly and closely with curator and other related departments on all matters relating to the exhibitions.

Manages relevant exhibition and special project budgets.

Coordinates activities related to the core exhibition:

  • Working with the Collections staff to plan artifact rotations and coordinates the core team meetings.
  • Prepares the design and graphic layouts for new core exhibition installations within the design parameters of the MJH.
  • See to the maintenance and improvement of the technical aspects of the Core Exhibition including lighting, cleaning, repairs, and daily exhibition status.
  • Maintains core and special exhibition history and documentation.

Carries out other duties as assigned.

Qualities and Attributes:

  • Bachelor level degree required with minimum 3 years of work-related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate a team.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications and Adobe products.
  • Software experience (MIMSY, TMS, InDesign).
  • Ability to create cost analyses and follow budgets.
  • Knowledge of Jewish content a plus.

To Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org or Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250



TOP LEFT: A Museum registrar at work. Photo by Trevor Messersmith. TOP RIGHT: Trustee Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Wolf Blitzer tour a recent exhibition. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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