The Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks an experienced professional who is organized, personable, and versatile to manage and grow the Museum’s rental program. The Associate Director of Rental Services will be responsible for the direct oversight of the venue rental functions including outreach, client contact, negotiation, logistical preparations, on-site event production, and staff / consultant management for a range of spaces within the facility.

Essential Functions:

  • Process all inquiries into facility rentals and negotiate with each client assessing available spaces and planning for specific needs.
  • Create rental and payment agreements specific to each event’s spaces, hours, and service requirements.
  • Develop, communicate, and ensure adherence to Museum rental policies and policies.
  • Coordinate and manage all preparations for events including: catering, equipment rental, decorations, and relevant printed material; deliveries on the day of the event; physical preparation of Museum spaces for specific events; staffing, security, and consultant scheduling; and cleanup of the spaces following the event’s conclusion.
  • Work closely with the Museum’s on-site caterer to plan and provide outstanding service.
  • Maintain an annual budget for the venue rental function and prepare reports on revenue and expenses.
  • Represent the Museum at events to provide all necessary assistance; serve as liaison among clients, vendors, Museum employees and guests; and ensure smooth operation and customer satisfaction.
  • Supervise rental consultants and internal teams to ensure a seamless event for the client and Museum.
  • Supervise other employees to fulfill needs of Rental Services department
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A./B.S. degree or two-year degree.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in event planning and/or space rental.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated strength in both written and verbal communication.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • High level of initiative, integrity, and ability to work collaboratively.
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.

Position reports to: Chief Operating Officer

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is an equal opportunity employer. As a cultural institution that teaches about the dangers of intolerance, the Museum is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion in its hiring practices.

For consideration, qualified candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest including salary requirements to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org