Thank you for your interest in careers at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

The Museum employs a staff of talented, creative, results-oriented professionals working in a broad range of capacities and contributing to our crucial mission—educating diverse visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

To learn about how you can join us, please review the opportunities below. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. Send a résumé and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to humanresources@mjhnyc.org.

The Museum also offers opportunities to volunteer. To skip to volunteer positions, click here.

Current Openings – Careers

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.

To Apply:
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

Communications Coordinator

Job Objective: This position supports the Communications department on the development and implementation of communications and marketing strategies, with an emphasis on digital and social media.

The primary responsibilities for the Communications Coordinator position are to manage and grow the Museum’s social media; assist Communications staff with drafting, refining, and editing copy; and managing production of printed and electronic materials including a regular schedule of email marketing, printed bi-monthly calendars, and the creation of various print and digital collateral materials, invitations, and other marketing materials.

Responsibilities:

  • Help lead content creation across all of the Museum’s social media platforms, growing the Museum’s presence across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Edit public program videos and upload them to YouTube.
  • Manage the Museum’s ongoing digital advertising (Google Ad Words and Facebook).
  • Update website content using content management system.
  • Write, edit, and inspire others to create blog posts.
  • Assist with production of collateral materials – including drafting, reviewing, and editing copy and designs for bi-monthly calendars, invitations and e-vites, postcards, flyers, and other materials to be determined.
  • Oversee schedule, creation, trafficking, and distribution of all advertisements, including those created in-house as well as working with designers to achieve products in keeping with Museum standards.
  • Create email marketing materials using the EMMA.
  • Run database queries to produce mailing lists.
  • Search collections database for images and artifacts and work with the Collections and Exhibitions Department to confirm rights and usage.
  • Maintain Museum’s media archive.
  • Provide Communications representation at Museum events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • College degree with two to three years of work experience.
  • Background in communications, marketing, or non-profit field.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience working with a range of social media.
  • Experience creating, targeting and managing advertising on social media platforms.
  • Proficient in using an email marketing system (such as EMMA, Constant Contact, etc.).
  • Creative self-starter with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficient in video editing, especially for distribution on social media.
  • Experience working with graphic designers and printers a plus.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
  • Position reports to: Director of Communications

To Apply:
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

Museum Educator
The Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is looking for a Museum Educator. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education, this position conducts workshops at the Museum for Jewish school students, conducts outreach to Jewish schools, and others is engaged in Education Department programs by:

  • Preparing, implementing, evaluating, and reporting on Yemei Iyyun (Days of Study) throughout the academic year.
  • Cultivating relationships with Jewish schools and teachers in the New York City area, including online, hard mail, and in person relationship-building and outreach.
  • Leading guided tours of the Museum for Jewish school groups.
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Education with the Interfaith Living Museum program.
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Education with professional development for teachers from Jewish schools.
  • Providing administrative support and maintaining the budget for programs under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education.
  • Other responsibilities include leading tours for other group visitors as needed, providing general administrative support for the Education Department along with other Education Department staff members, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of Jewish history and practice.
  • BA in Judaic Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Museum Education or a related field, (MA in related field preferred).
  • 5 years of work experience in classroom education or museum education.
  • Excellent teaching, organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • We seek someone who is flexible, reliable, open-minded, and comfortable with the broad spectrum of the Jewish and general communities.

To Apply:
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

Current Openings – Volunteer Positions
The Museum of Jewish Heritage is able to fulfill its mission with the help of outstanding volunteers. If you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities below—with the exception of the Speakers Bureau—please fill out a volunteer application or contact humanresources@mjhnyc.org. To inquire about volunteering for the Speakers Bureau, please follow the specific instructions in that listing.

Gallery Educators

The Museum of Jewish Heritage offers tours six days a week to groups of students, adults, and families. These tours are led by dedicated volunteers who enthusiastically share their knowledge of Jewish history and heritage. Volunteer gallery educators engage diverse adults and students in interactive dialogue and provide meaningful educational experiences. People of all faiths, backgrounds, and ages are encouraged to apply.

Requirements: Once chosen for the program, candidates attend a 12-week course of study followed by an 8-week, in-gallery practice course. Candidates should have an interest in learning how to teach using artifacts and the ability to stand for two hours while leading visitors through the galleries.

Time commitment: Gallery Educators give tours during a four-hour-shift once a week. Each month they must commit to one four-hour shift on a Sunday. Alternate times for weekly shifts are available on an as-needed basis.

Public Program Docents

Volunteers are responsible for welcoming audiences to the Museum’s theater, escorting visitors to their seats, providing information about public programs and the Museum, and offering any assistance necessary for a pleasant visitor experience.

Requirements: Strong interpersonal skills, friendly and respectful demeanor, and customer service orientation.

Time Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to one three-to-four-hour shift per week. One brief training session is required.

Pickman Museum Shop Assistants

Volunteers assist in the day-to-day operations of the shop as well as support visual merchandising, marketing, and special events. Volunteers are needed Sunday through Thursday, including Wednesday evenings.

Requirements: Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation. Retail experience a plus.

Time Commitment: One four-hour shift per week.

Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers assist the Museum of Jewish Heritage with the “behind-the-scenes” work required for the Museum office to run smoothly and support of the crucial mission of representing Jewish life and history before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Requirements: Varies by department.

Time commitment: At least once a week during office hours.

Speakers Bureau

The Museum of Jewish Heritage sends Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans, and children of survivors who volunteer for the Speakers Bureau to address a variety of groups, ranging from schools and synagogues to nursing homes and community organizations. Speakers meet thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds and introduce them to the importance of history, memory, and hope. This program is one of the most important outreach activities conducted by the Museum and is extremely effective in generating awareness of the Museum and its Holocaust education mission.

To learn more about the Speakers Bureau, click here. To inquire about volunteering for the Speakers Bureau, contact Tracy Bradshaw at tbradshaw@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4205.