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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

Graphic Designer

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a full-time graphic designer. The work of the Museum involves exhibitions, public programs, education (schools and professional development), membership, fundraising, and special events and initiatives. The graphic designer will be a key player in visually communicating the Museum’s goals of advancing its image and awareness and increasing attendance, membership, and fundraising. The graphic designer reports to the Director of Communications. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished graphic designer in print and digital media with a refined sense of design, including fluency in web design. This person must be able to work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce creative designs and visually compelling materials for a wide variety of print and digital projects - including but not limited to program brochures, exhibition rack cards, digital and print newsletters, flyers, postcards, event collateral (invitations, envelopes, e-vites), logos, promotional displays, advertisements, graphics and panels for exhibitions, e-blasts, signage, etc.
  • Lead creative and conceptual brainstorming to develop visual identities, branding and a variety of design solutions/strategies to reach targeted audience(s) for projects. Present recommended design options, along with formats, costs, schedules, etc., for digital and print collateral materials.
  • Oversee, monitor, and maintain branding, style guide, graphic identity, and ensure design consistency and quality.
  • Manage multiple project timelines, schedules, and project updates/changes in collaboration with colleagues to ensure that design and production work is on track to meet deadlines.
  • Review and approve proofs of print materials; attend press checks as needed, and maintain quality checks on all marketing materials.
  • Serve as webmaster for the Museum’s main site and mobile site, and create microsites for exhibitions and special initiatives. Recommend new web solutions and programs as required for digital strategies.
  • Create videos and provide photography services as needed. Oversee the art direction of photo shoots as needed; work with freelance vendors as needed to ensure quality and timeliness.
  • Maintain system of trafficking and archiving design projects.
  • Stay current on design trends and bring in innovative ideas and fresh concepts to continually enhance the Museum’s visual brand.
  • Create e-mail and e-newsletter templates for use by colleagues; provide style guides, training, and constructive feedback on best practices.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design, Visual Design, Visual Communications or related creative field and at least eight years of experience required.
  • Expert knowledge of current design techniques, technology, and tools for print and digital design, including mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and web production standards required.
  • Knowledge of typography and high-level sense of good design and layout; knowledge of graphic production processes, quality control, costs, best practices. Strong project/time management, leadership, and organizational skills.
  • Adept at juggling multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with others to create a cooperative, successful team environment.
    Excel in working with a wide variety of personalities and leadership styles as well as multiple departments in a complex organization.
  • Have a sense of humor.
  • Be familiar with the working environment and needs of museums and/or cultural institutions.

Send resume, link to your portfolio, and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: (646) 437-4250; email: humanresources@mjhnyc.org

 

 

TOP LEFT: A Museum registrar at work. Photo by Trevor Messersmith. TOP RIGHT: Dr. David G. Marwell at an exhibition opening. Photo by Melanie Einzig.
 

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