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Job Objective

The Director of Information Technology oversees all of the Museum’s information technology systems, including the wide area network, cyber security, backup systems, hardware, software, and user access. The position is responsible for daily technology operations well as defining and driving the greater strategy to streamline business processes and increase efficiencies across the Museum. 


  • Lead the growth and effectiveness of the Museum’s full technology landscape, including server administration and operations, cyber security, applications, systems, and hardware
  • Work with Museum leadership to create the strategic technology goals that will advance the institution
  • Prepare and enforce data management and governance policies to ensure safety and efficiency across the Museum’s platforms
  • Manage the museum’s software and hardware inventory, including as needed, purchasing and installing new equipment or software, troubleshooting, and upgrading and renewing software licenses
  • Lead and create ongoing technology training and documentation resources for staff
  • Create and manage budgets for technology needs and staff, including evaluating and prioritizing potential technology projects
  • Assist in the preparation of documentation and other requirements for grants
  • Supervise and mentor IT staff, manage external contacted vendors, and collaborate cross-departmentally


  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive Information Technology experience, preferably in a museum or cultural institution  
  • Strong understanding of current technology landscape, including systems and best practices
  • Leadership experience, including managing a team and working collaboratively with colleagues and external vendors
  • Must exhibit strong interpersonal abilities, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience in training staff
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet overlapping deadlines
  • Creative and flexible self-starter with demonstrated ability to manage large projects from concept to completion
  • College degree in information technology, computer sciences or a related field

Position details

  • Reports to the Chief Operating Officer
  • Anticipated annual compensation range $100,000 – 150,000 a year with generous benefits
  • Manages one direct report

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