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

Development Associate

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a Development Associate. This person will ensure funders experience high–quality interactions with the Museum, fostering long-term engagement and investment. The Development Associate will be responsible for a wide range of fundraising activities including the Young Friends division.


  • Provide general assistance to the Development department for major special events and exhibitions.
  • Provide staff support for the Young Friends division (leadership ages 21 – 39).
  • Maintain and update mailing lists and work with the committee to help plan and execute programs and events.
  • Create timelines and complete ancillary duties such as budget preparation.
  • Work with the Communications department to produce collateral materials for all the events.
  • Organize solicit and maintain in-kind donations for auctions.
  • Work with vendors for all events to make sure they run smoothly.
  • Coordinate meetings of the Young Friends Committee, take minutes, and follow up.
  • Create and disseminate acknowledgment letters to donors.
  • Responsible for calls to donors and prospects to foster stewardship.
  • Maintain and update accurate donor recognition lists and update donor accounts in ALTRU database.
  • Create database queries, reports, mail merges, and mailing lists for various events, programs, and campaigns.


  • BA/BS in related field.
  • At least 2 years of non-profit fundraising experience a plus.
  • Good computer skills (knowledge of Altru preferred)
  • Affinity for Judaism and Jewish philanthropy.
  • Superior communication and organization skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with colleagues and donors.
  • A calm and friendly demeanor.
  • A commitment to the Museum and its mission.

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.


Senior Manager of Security

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is looking to hire a Senior Manager of Security. Under general direction s/he, plans, directs, and coordinates activities relating to the protection, safeguarding and security of company assets, employees, invitees, and others; ensures that established goals and objectives are accomplished with prescribed priorities, time limitations, and with fiscal responsibilities; advises, makes recommendations, assists in the formulation of goals and objectives; designs, implements, and monitors security policies, procedures and programs; complies with federal, state, and local legal regulations; and exercises independent judgment in the course of carrying out overall responsibilities and other activities as assigned.

Plans, examines, analyzes, evaluates, and supervises all security operations, inclusive of physical security assets and security personnel; prepares reports and records for management team; evaluates current procedures, practices, and precedents for accomplishing all activities and functions relative to security; identifies and resolves security related problems; develops and implements alternative methods for security operation improvement; coordinates activities within security area; prepares periodic budget estimate and reports; orders supplies and equipment as needed; reviews financial reports to ensure security operation efficiency and quality control; develops preventative security programs, including the supervision of security personnel; performs audits of security related performance and conducts physical surveys of premise security, including security equipment condition; conducts, supervises, and prepares reports relating to internal investigations of any losses or violations of internal regulations, policies, and procedures; develops, implements, and manages security training; assists in preparation of emergency management and contingency planning; serves as liaison with public law enforcement, fire, and other agencies as it relates; performs, arranges, and supervises executive protection; and performs other activities as assigned.

Directs and coordinates, through subordinate and/or contract personnel, security functions, utilizing knowledge of established policies, procedures, and practices; initiates personnel actions such as recruitment, selections, transfers, promotions, and discipline or dismissal measures; resolves work grievances; prepares work schedules; assigns or delegates responsibilities; provides work directives; resolves problems; sets deadlines to ensure completion of operational security functions; interprets and disseminates internal policy to subordinate personnel; and evaluates employee performance.

Any combination of education and experience provided the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to: Possession of a Master’s Degree with a major course work in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Security or a closely related field. Experience performing supervisory responsibilities or highly responsible work relating to tasks assigned to this position. Military experience. Must be able to work Sunday through Thursday, 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., evenings as needed. This position reports to the Director of Operations and Security.


Principles and practices of security management, including business management practices, personnel practices, administrative practices, security preventative practices, investigatory practices, and related legal responsibilities. Principles and practices of supervision, including assigning, evaluating and modifying work; functions and processes of carrying out programs; and content and formatting of reports.


Inter-personal communication, verbally and in writing, with a diverse range of people, including the proper handling of emotional situations and needs; effectively using time and resources to accomplish security program operations; supervising others and maintaining effective holistic relationships with those encountered in the course of work; analyzing and independently solving a variety of difficult situations and problems; assessing operational, program, staffing and fiscal needs; identifying and resolving administrative problems; working long, irregular hours under pressure; and delegating responsibility and achieving results through subordinates and/or contract personnel.


Fire Safety Director, Emergency Action Plan Director

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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