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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



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.


Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to humanresources@mjhnyc.org.


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: 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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