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


The Museum of Jewish Heritage is seeking a Manager of Membership to retain, increase, and upgrade memberships; identify and develop new sources for membership acquisition; solicit annual support; and provide stewardship through programs and communication to strengthen involvement and support for the Museum. The Manager of Membership reports to the Chief Development Officer.


  • Manage Membership Program including creation of annual goals, objectives and budgets; maintenance of membership database; direct mail and renewal solicitations; communication and administration of member benefits; member fulfillment, recognition and stewardship activities.
  • Manage membership renewal efforts through online, phone and print communication; coordinate with print production and mail houses.
  • Identify and implement integrated strategies for acquisition, cultivation and retention of members, including conducting research, writing, and administering the Member e-Newsletter.
  • Create, plan, and implement all Member events.
  • Coordinate and manage the year-end Membership and Annual Campaign Appeal with mail and electronic communication.
  • Collaborate with Visitor Services, Programs and Marketing/Communications staff to encourage new and upgraded memberships.
  • Maintain accurate records to track results and provide reports for analysis and Board updates.
  • Develop strategies for other special fundraising initiatives and member/donor recognition. programs, including Member Circle and patron/donor societies.
  • Maintain the Development Membership Calendar.
  • Promote and advocate Museum programs, exhibitions and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS.
  • Mminimum 2 years of experience overseeing membership-based programs (non-profit preferred).
  • Direct mail experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office; Raiser's Edge or Altru experience preferred).
  • Ability to multi-task; ability to cultivate relationships with colleagues and donors.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of Jewish philanthropic community.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Museum.

Send resume 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; or email: humanresources@mjhnyc.org.



The Museum is seeking a Curatorial Assistant to work on curatorial and logistical aspects of the rotation of the Core Exhibition; to provide support in acquiring and processing new donations to the permanent collection; to work on small collection displays;  and do other curatorial support as assigned.


Core Exhibition assistance:

  • Serving as coordinator of the Core Exhibition rotation team.
  • Working with curators, registrars, and contractors.
  • Participating in team meetings and keeping accurate records of the meetings.
  • Maintaining the Core Exhibition schedule.
  • Selecting and suggesting artifacts and other materials appropriate to the themes of the Core Exhibition's cases.
  • Drafting label copy and arranging for fabrication.
  • Tracking the Core Exhibition's budget.
  • Maintaining exhibition history and documentation.
  • Assisting other departments with issues involving the Core Exhibition.

Identifying and acquiring collections:

  • Creating database records for incoming artifacts and loans, and participating in clean up of existing database records.
  • Assisting with potential acquisitions, meeting with artifact donors, preparing reports and inventories and additional research as necessary.
  • Scanning new collections items, as appropriate.

Assisting other Collections & Exhibitions projects:

  • Conducting research.
  • Drafting and/or reviewing text.
  • Working on small collection displays.
  • Carrying out other duties that relate to the functions of C&E, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in History or a related field.
  • Knowledge of modern Jewish history, Judaism, and/or World War II and Holocaust history.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office.
  • Proficiency in other languages a plus.

Send resume 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; or e-mail to humanresources@mjhnyc.org.



The Communications department of the Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks a Communications Assistant. This person will assist with promoting the Museum’s exhibitions, programs, and special events. This is a part-time position of 30 hours per week.


  • Assist with email marketing communications using the email marketing system Emma.
  • Create documents and images for use in marketing that follow the institution’s templates and branding.
  • Assist with social media management: create written and visual content, post, and optimize postings.
  • Assist with research of potential audiences and conduct community outreach for programs and exhibitions.
    Assist with writing for the Museum’s blog.
  • Work with Communications colleagues and the in-house graphic designer on the development of print and digital collateral materials, including extensive copy reviews.
  • Reserve and submit advertisements based on approved ad plans.
  • Maintain archive of collateral materials and advertising.
  • Provide general administrative support, budget assistance, and miscellaneous office duties.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 2 years or more of relevant experience in communications doing marketing and/or media relations (internships are acceptable).
  • Experience doing social media in a professional setting.
  • Experience with the process of creating digital and print collateral materials.
  • Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; basic knowledge of HTML a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a deadline-driven environment while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Strong desire to learn about all aspects of communications in a museum setting.

Send resume 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; or e-mail to humanresources@mjhnyc.org.



The Collections and Exhibitions department of the Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks a Director of Collections & Exhibitions to direct the Museum’s dynamic exhibitions program and oversee all collections-related activities.


  • Oversee a large department and direct multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Manage a staff of nine or more full-time employees and numerous volunteers.
  • Establish and maintain a detailed department budget for some 30 areas of activity.
  • Envision and implement an ambitious program of Jewish- and Holocaust-history exhibitions and other content-driven initiatives in fulfillment of the Museum’s mission.

The ideal candidate will be able to think broadly about how exhibitions and collections can enhance the Museum’s presence in communities and reach new audiences. S/he will have superior interpretive planning and exhibition development abilities, and will be skilled at all aspects of developing and managing original exhibitions, from identification of themes through concept planning, research in primary and secondary sources, artifact identification, script and label writing, and design and fabrication oversight including contracts, installations, and attention to detail.  The ideal candidate will have a solid background in the content areas of the Museum: nineteenth and twentieth century Jewish history and the history of the Holocaust.


  • An advanced degree in history, museum studies, Jewish studies, or related field is required.
  • 7 years of curatorial experience.
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Interpretive planning and exhibition development experience.
  • Ability to manage complex projects and budgets.
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong research and analytical abilities.
  • Reading knowledge of German, Hebrew, or Yiddish desired.

Send resume 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; or e-mail to 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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