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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


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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

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

 

Executive Assistant

The Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is seeking to hire a highly professional, courteous, and well-organized Executive Assistant with superior office administration and research skills to provide support for two senior Museum Executives: the Chairman and Director of The Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism and the Deputy Director of the Museum.

The position reports to the Chairman and Director for the Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism and Deputy Director of the Museum.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide varied administrative and logistical support to both Executives, including management of schedules, drafting of correspondence, answering phone calls, making travel arrangements, photocopying, faxing, and filing.
  • Maintain minutes of meetings at which either Executive presides.
  • Assist with programmatic research and development.
  • Edit and draft outreach materials and program reports for both Executives.
  • Help to organize and staff events for Executive Department, including various educational programs, fundraising events, and the Annual Gathering of Remembrance.
  • Order and maintain all supplies for the administrative offices, including special orders, general, and monthly supplies.
  • Manage vendor relationships with suppliers, printers, and leasing companies.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • B.A. in relevant field required.
  • Must be well organized, detail oriented, and flexible.
  • Must have excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Interest and passion for our subject matter and/or museums a must.
  • Computer proficiency required (Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook for Windows).

To Apply:
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; email: humanresources@mjhnyc.org.

 

Curatorial Assistant


The Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is seeking to hire a Curatorial Assistant. S/he will work on curatorial and logistical aspects of the rotation of the Core Exhibition; provide support in acquiring and processing new donations to the permanent collection; work on small collection displays; and other curatorial support as assigned.

Essential functions are as follows:

Serving as Coordinator of the Core Exhibition Rotation Team:

  • Working with collections staff, 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 Core Exhibition cases.
  • Drafting label copy, and arranging for fabrication.
  • Tracking the Core Exhibition budget.
  • Maintaining exhibition history and documentation.
  • Assisting other departments with issues involving the Museum’s Core.

Identifying and Acquiring Collections:

  • Creating database records for incoming artifacts and loans, and participating in cleanup 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.
  • Maintain MIMSY database.

Assisting with 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.
  • Answer internal and external questions related to core content and related themes.
  • Respond to and arrange questions about viewing testimonies.
  • Continue volunteer testimony summaries.

Qualities and Attributes:

  • Bachelor level degree required, master’s degree preferred with minimum two years of work related experience.
  • Background working with objects of material culture.
  • Knowledge of modern Jewish history, Judaism, and/or World War II and Holocaust history.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Languages a plus.

To Apply:
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; email: humanresources@mjhnyc.org.

 

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: 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.

 

Vice President for Operations

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is seeking to hire a Vice President for Operations. The Vice President for Operations is a senior executive responsible for the physical plant of the Museum, including security, all systems, and day-to-day operations. As a member of the senior management team, the Vice President identifies priorities; develops and implements policies; manages multiple projects; and directs a diverse staff engaged in a wide range of tasks. This position reports directly to the President & CEO.

Essential Functions:

  • Assume responsibility for the safety of the building, collections and visitors in a complex environment.
    Establish and enforce safety policies and procedures, and emergency response systems.
  • Develop building operations standards and procedures, and ensure compliance.
  • Serve as liaison with city and state agencies, including NYPD, FDNY, Department of Buildings, Battery Park City Authority and others.
  • Oversee building engineering and maintenance staff in a union environment; manage contract janitorial staff.
  • Hire, train and motivate a diverse staff of paid and unpaid, union and non-union employees.
  • Manage multiple, simultaneous operational projects and operating budgets.
  • Supervise and direct all matters relating to security, including relations with external security firm.
    Maintain accurate and up-to-date safety and fire requirements.
  • Develop, and ensure compliance with, all safety and theft policies that affect the security of the Museum, including the Executive Offices.
  • Manage the Operations, Events, Security and I.T. staff.
  • Maintain 24/7 availability to respond to building emergencies.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in progressively responsible leadership roles in operations management in a public facility.
  • High level of personal integrity, combining dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Ability to plan strategically and tactically for both the short and long term.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; excellent people management skills and a commitment to quality service practices.

To Apply:
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; email: humanresources@mjhnyc.org.

 

Events and Operations Assistant

The Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is seeking to hire an Events and Operations Assistant. This position reports to Manager of Museum Events.


Job Objective: Assist the Manager of Museum Events and other Operations Department staff with the logistical preparations for space rentals and special museum events, including catering, equipment rental, decorations, service, publications, post-event clean-up and administrative duties.


Responsibilities:

  • Perform administrative duties for the Operations Department including updating the Building Operations calendar, filing, keeping records, maintaining logs, and scheduling copy machine maintenance.
  • Assist the Manager of Museum Events with coordination of all logistical preparations for events, including deliveries, physical preparation of the Museum space, and cleanup of the space following the event’s conclusion.
  • Serve as liaison with the building staff, including security guards and cleaning personnel.
    Assist with the set up and break down of tables, chairs, equipment, etc. in Museum spaces for Museum events and outside rentals.
  • Assist with all deliveries to the Museum through the loading dock, including food, water, office supplies, etc.
  • Process all building work requests and logistics.
  • Assist with inquiries into Museum event rentals, the communication of Museum rental policies and rates, and the processing of all administrative work associated with the rental of Museum space, including client correspondence.
  • Responsible for internal billing for department, purchase orders, paperwork and rental orders.


Requirements:

  • BA/BS and at least one year of experience in event planning, space rental or hospitality industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of space allocation and procurement practices.
  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel.
  • This position requires working Sunday-Thursday.
  • Must be willing to work weeknights.


To Apply:
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; email: humanresources@mjhnyc.org.

 


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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