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The Vice President of Education and Visitor Services will lead the strategy on the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s educational initiatives and service to more than 60,000 students and teachers annually. Programs include student and adult tours of exhibitions; focused school partnerships; student internships; teacher trainings and workshops; curriculum development; family programming; Speakers Bureau of Survivors and Descendants; and programs with second and third generations. In addition, the role will ensure the Visitor Services team serves as ambassadors for the Museum and supports the needs of our audiences. 

The VP will manage and mentor a team of professionals dedicated to the museum’s mission of remembrance and education about the Holocaust.    

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as part of the Museum’s leadership team to create and implement programs that meet the Museum’s short and long-term goals.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the Education and Visitor Services departments ensuring strong communication and management to move initiatives from strategy to implementation.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and market innovative programs that grow and meet the diverse needs of our students, teachers, families, and adult audiences.
  • Represent the Museum and grow relationships with key stakeholders, including the New York City Department of Education, schools, survivors, funders, and community partners to advance our work and goals. 
  • Craft and disseminate curriculum and content that is engaging and relevant and aligns with academic standards and best practices.
  • Supervise and support School Partnership Programs, Student Internships, Teacher Training, and Curriculum Development.
  • Provide comprehensive support and training to equip Museum educators with the tools and guidance necessary to develop effective programming. 
  • Coordinates quarterly Education Committee meetings of the Board of Trustees and participates in quarterly full Board meetings.
  • Collaborate with the Development team to ensure program goals outlined in grants are being met and supported.
  • Utilize analytics to monitor and report on the progress of organizational and program-specific goals via surveys, focus groups, assessments, and attendance. 
  • Foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement among our educators and staff; and promote professional growth and development opportunities.
  • Oversee budgeting, resource allocation, and financial planning for education and visitor services departments, maximizing efficiency and effectiveness while maintaining fiscal responsibility.
  • Ensure programmatic compliance with all pertinent federal, state, and city regulations.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of leadership work experience in the education field with Museum experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Jewish history with emphasis on the Holocaust.
  • Master’s degree in education or related field required.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Ability to foster relationships within the NYC Department of Education and knowledge of its curriculum and philosophies.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and CRM systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational abilities.
  • Must work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

Position Details:

  • Reports to Chief Executive Officer/President
  • Manages Education and Visitor Services departments
  • Salary compensation range expected $140,000 – $165,000 with generous benefits
  • The successful candidate will expect to work onsite. (Limited/occasional telecommuting arrangements may be considered.) 

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 a resume and a letter of interest to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org