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)
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
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.
Manager of Special Events
Job Objective: Responsible for organizing and managing all aspects of the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s development special events in order to increase contributed revenue, enhance donor cultivation and stewardship and promote the organization. Manage Associates Division to build relationships and coordinate volunteer participation in events for increased involvement and charitable giving.
Plan, coordinate, and implement all major events and special activities for the Development Department working closely with the Chief Development Officer, and collaboratively with the Major Gifts Officer, Manager of Membership, and other Development staff
Identify event sponsorship opportunities and major gift prospects; cultivate, solicit and steward individuals and corporate sponsors in collaboration with development team
Manage all major annual events (Generation to Generation Dinner, Heritage Dinner, Spring Women’s Luncheon and Auction, Golf Outings) and more intimate events (Trustee Dinners) with attention to purpose and detail. Management of events includes, but is not limited to: creating and monitoring of events budget, calendar and room reservations, invitations, mailings and e-communication, donor reservations and seating, preparation of master set-up sheets, timeline and assignment sheets; staffing assignments, event logistics including vendor and facilities coordination; follow-up with evaluation. Details may include:
Secure dates, contracts with Museum, hotel or venue for each event
Prepare committee member and/or vice chair invitation letters
Assist Museum leadership with choosing honorees or featured speakers
Prepare and send ‘Save the Date’ cards and texts of the invitations in collaboration with the communications department. Prepare mailing lists for mail house.
Work with lay leadership and key Museum staff on program, as well as seating and floor plan layout for the events, as appropriate
Prepare printed materials and e-communication with assistance of Communications.
Select menu, flowers, and arrange for entertainment, audio/visual and other program needs
Secure appropriate parting gifts (i.e. book, film) as appropriate to theme of the event.
Handle inquires about event, purchase of tickets/tables, placing of ads in journal.
Create staffing for the event with orientation and post-event evaluation
Assign and supervise volunteers, as appropriate
Serve as event on-site manager, liaison with vendors, trouble-shooter, logistics manager
Send thank you letters to all key participants post-event
Manage Associates Division to encourage mid to higher level giving and volunteer fundraising through event committees, personal solicitations and Associates Board participation. Provide continuity from the Young Friends to the Associates Division
Report at development department meetings; prepare Board reports and presentations
Other duties as assigned
Requirements: BA/BS and 2-4 years relevant experience in event planning, space rental or hospitality industry; excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills; knowledge of space allocation and procurement practices; computer proficiency (Altru, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.