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.
Annual Gathering of Remembrance Assistant
The Museum is seeking a temporary part-time (March 1 through April 24) employee to assist with the Annual Gathering of Remembrance, New York City's oldest and largest commemoration to honor the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. A well organized and self-starting individual is needed to assist with all aspects of this event, including ticketing, programming, corresponding with participating individuals/affiliated organizations and culminating in helping to staff the event on Sunday, April 19, 2015. The intern will work with the Manager of Institutional Projects & Executive Assistant to the Director primarily, while also working with members of the Public Programs, Development, and Communications departments.
This position is ideal for an independent and outgoing employee with interest in event programming, museum studies or Holocaust education. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel is required. Knowledge of Altru is preferred but not required. To apply, include in your cover letter a short paragraph addressing your interest and how you hope it will help prepare you for your future work.
Approximately 3 days a week (9:30am – 3:30pm) at $10 per hour
DIRECTOR OF COLLECTIONS & EXHIBITIONS:
The Museum seeks a Director of Collections & Exhibitions to direct the Museum’s dynamic exhibitions program and oversee all collections-related activities. The Director of Collections & Exhibitions is responsible for overseeing a large department and directing multiple activities simultaneously: managing a staff of nine or more full-time employees and numerous volunteers, establishing and maintaining a detailed department budget for some 30 areas of activity, and envisioning and implementing 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.
Candidates must have an advanced degree in history, museum studies, Jewish studies, or related field; 7 years of curatorial experience and 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.
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