Thank you for your interest in careers at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. As a place of memory, the Museum enables Holocaust survivors to speak through recorded testimony and draws on rich collections to illuminate Jewish history and experience. As a public history institution, it offers intellectually rigorous and engaging exhibitions, programs, and educational resources. The Museum mobilizes memory to teach the dangers of intolerance and challenges visitors—including more than 50,000 schoolchildren a year—to let the painful lessons of the past guide them to envision a world worthy of their futures.
The Museum employs a staff of talented, creative, results-oriented professionals, working in a spectacular setting in Lower Manhattan and committed to the vital mission of 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 resumé and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Museum also offers opportunities to volunteer. To skip to volunteer positions, click here.
Current Openings – Careers
Special Projects Manager for C&E
The Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is looking to hire a Special Projects Manager for Collections & Exhibitions. S/he will provide project management for public-facing initiatives involving Museum collections, including recorded testimony, archives, artifact and library collections, and digital resources. The Project Manager will be an important member of the Collections & Exhibitions department, with shared responsibility for planning Museum exhibitions/installations and for monitoring of the integrity of the presentations on view.
- Provide coordination and project management, from planning to completion, for institutional priorities including digitization projects, collections management, library cataloging, travelling exhibitions, and new installations.
- Serve as liaison to outside entities with whom the Museum is developing collection-related projects.
- Facilitate access to, and use of, Museum collection materials internally and externally.
- Collaborate on content development for public-facing initiatives that draw on Museum collections.
- College degree with five-plus years of experience in a museum, archive or library.
- Strong background in collections and digital assets management desired.
- Familiarity with current standards used in libraries, archives and museums for description, preservation, and digitization.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines.
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Creative self-starter with strong organizational ability.
- Ability to work collaboratively and with staff at all levels of the organization and a variety of leadership styles.
- Experience with MIMSY a plus.
- Dedicated interest in and awareness of modern Jewish history and the Holocaust also a plus.
Manager for Individual Giving
The Manager of Individual Giving is an ideal opportunity for an early-career fundraiser who is ready for direct responsibility for donor engagement. The Manager for Individual Giving will create and implement specific donor outreach efforts, with particular focus on building support among communities in New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut. This position will build and manage a portfolio of 100+ mid-level givers, including new prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The successful candidate will bring events management experience and proven ability to work well both independently and as part of a development team.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum of 3-5 years progressive related experience, including donor relations and events management.
- Superb organizational and communications skills.
- Demonstrated ability to initiate and fulfill projects.
- Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Museum.
- Experience with Altru a plus.
Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to: email@example.com or Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250
This position is with JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
JewishGen is committed to ensuring Jewish continuity for present and future generations. Their free, easy to use website features thousands of databases, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research, and find family members. The mission is simple: to preserve the collective Jewish family history and heritage, for future generations. They accomplish this by obtaining records, information, and tools that will be valuable for Jewish ancestral research, maintaining an online community for family researchers to connect with relatives, and like minded individuals, and ensuring the JewishGen website continues to offer its resources in an engaging, dynamic, intuitive and easily searchable format.
JewishGen’s software engineers/developers are critical to their mission, as they develop and maintain the dynamic website which is utilized by hundreds of thousands of people.
Currently they are looking for a passionate Software Developer/Engineer to play a key role in their ongoing efforts to modernize JewishGen’s technology infrastructure. This includes updating and expanding existing software packages, systems integration and the migration of data to a new IT platform.
At the same time, they also are looking to develop new products, improve the delivery of services to our user community and achieve new efficiencies in all aspects of their work.
- Build new features and capabilities for family historians to use in conducting their research
- Assist architect of new database platform in implementing new search technologies.
- Provide technical support for staff, volunteers, and end users.
- Maintain website components, improve its reliability and overall integrity.
- Install, configure and maintain back-end Windows Server applications.
- Integrate services with our website, creating a PHP or ASP front end.
- Edit content, formatting into HTML consistent with site styles and conventions.
- Extend site styles using CSS.
- Monitor, maintain and upgrade website security.
- Create protocols, templates and structure for the validation and formatting of data in preparation for integration within our databases.
- Create documentation for new and updated applications, processes and administrative protocols.
- Work to ensure complete and seamless back-up of all site data and software.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
- 3-5 years working experience in website development in any technology but at a minimum including data retrieval, data presentation, and transaction processing.
- Strong knowledge of SQL for SQL Server and MySQL
- Experience with Apache Solr or ElasticSearch technologies
- Strong skills in ASP Classic and PHP (both procedure and object-based).
- Experience with version management systems such as TFS (Team Foundation Server), git, or other.
- Demonstrated skills in modular software development, code reuse, software validation in interpreted environments (ASP, PHP), and effective error handling and logging.
- Able to work effectively with minimal supervision to achieve project goals
- Must be able to organize and prioritize own work to meet project objectives
- Excellent Excel skills for text processing – parsing and manipulation.
- Knowledge of Windows Server application administration.
- Must be available to address off-hours system failures.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To inquire about volunteering for the Speakers Bureau, please follow the specific instructions in that listing.
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. Applications are due by Monday, April 30 for the class that will begin in September 2019.
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 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.
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.