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

The Museum also offers opportunities to volunteer. To skip to volunteer positions, click here. For Internships and Fellowships, please click here.

Current Openings – Careers


Manager, Institutional Giving
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocausts seeks an experienced grants manager and persuasive writer to play a key role in securing education program, exhibition, and special project support from foundations and corporations. The position manages fundraising for a diverse portfolio of student, educator, public, family and access programs as well as special projects ranging from exhibitions to collection digitization. The Manager, Institutional Giving will write highly effective grant proposals; maintain and grow relationships with funders; and participate in creating funding plans and strategizing approaches to meet the Museum’s goals. In addition, the Manager, Institutional Giving will work in tandem with Individual Giving and Government Relations teams to ensure robust support for the program portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement foundation and corporate fundraising strategies for education programs, exhibitions, and special projects that support the Museum’s strategic goals by researching new prospects, leveraging relationships, and building upon trends in cultural philanthropy;
  • Write and submit an extensive portfolio of high-quality education program and special project proposals, including creating cover letters, LOIs, and effective funding requests as well as preparing budgets and other supplementary materials;
  • Oversee reporting and tracking of education, exhibition, and project grants, including preparing interim and final reports, reconciling budgets, managing the stewardship process, and working with departments throughout the Museum to ensure successful execution of related contractual requirements;
  • Serve as liaison to funders and grant officers within the education and special projects portfolio ensuring strong cultivation and stewardship, including scheduling site visits, providing related program tickets, and managing specific donor requests, as appropriate;
  • Track current and potential foundation and corporate funders to ensure timely, appropriate, and targeted solicitation and follow up;
  • With support of the Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development, establish fundraising goals, monitor overall expense budget, ensure donor database records are up-to-date, and aid in preparation of analytical reports to measure progress toward fundraising goals;
  • Assist Museum leadership with production of collateral materials, Board reporting, and project management as needed;
  • Represent the Museum and interact with all levels of the organization and donors; and
  • Participate in development-related special events, entailing some evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of four years of grant writing experience with a proven record of success, preferably at a cultural, educational, Jewish or historical institution;
  • Strong understanding of foundation and corporate funders in the cultural and educational fields;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, reflecting clear, critical and creative thinking;
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines;
  • Demonstrated willingness to work effectively as part of a team and with all levels of donors as well as exercise excellent judgment and tact;
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, exhibit perseverance, and project an optimistic and positive attitude;
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary;
  • Proficiency in Altru or other CRM systems; and
  • 2-year Community College or Bachelor’s degree required.

Position reports to: Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development

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.

Government Relations and Grants Coordinator
The Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks an articulate, strategic, and organized development professional to build the Museum’s relationships with city, state, and federal government officials and agencies. The Government Relations and Grant Coordinator will serve as the Museum’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) representative and will ensure timely and accurate compliance with all CIG related reporting. The position further advances the Museums’ philanthropic goals by writing and submitting timely applications to government agencies to support exhibitions, educational and public programs, capital projects, and general operations. In addition, the position will be the project manager for fulfilling the requirements of government-funded capital projects. The Government Relations and Grant Coordinator will also manage and grow a portfolio of foundations and corporations to secure general operations grants.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals by soliciting local, state, and federal government officials and agencies in support of Museum initiatives and capital needs;
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of foundations and corporations for general operations support;
  • Manage all aspects of the grant cycles including identifying opportunities, writing compelling grant applications, creating budgets, compiling supplemental materials, and reporting;
  • Liaise with Museum lobbyists, government officials and their offices to promote our programming to support advocacy work;
  • Work closely with the CIG Group and Department of Cultural Affairs participating in routine meetings and submitting reports, including the Museum’s Cultural Data Profile (CDP);
  • Administer the Museum’s government web portals and bi-annual filings to New York State’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE);
  • Advance government-funded capital projects ensuring timely and accurate submission of reports and supplemental paperwork;
  • With support of the Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development, establish fundraising goals, monitor overall expense budget, ensure donor database records are up-to-date, and aid in preparation of analytical reports to measure progress toward fundraising goals; and
  • Assist Museum leadership with production of collateral materials, Board reporting, and project management as needed.

Requirements:

  • At least two years of experience in government relations and/or advocacy in the non-profit field;
  • Direct experience in grant writing, project management, and budget compliance;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to write and speak in clear and compelling ways;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills to successfully multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of government granting agencies and application processes;
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, exhibit perseverance, and project an optimistic and positive attitude;
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary;
  • Proficiency in Altru or other CRM systems; and
  • 2-year Community College or Bachelor’s degree required.

Position reports to: Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development

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.

Collections & Exhibitions Assistant
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a qualified and motivated candidate for the position of Collections and Exhibitions Assistant. This role is a part time, entry level support position working closely with all members of the C&E team to improve department functionality and advance exhibition initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Attend exhibition planning meetings and assist in coordination, logistics and installation schedules.
  • Share responsibilities for the daily Gallery Walk Thru – cleaning the Galleries, noting items of concern related to objects on view, Gallery conditions and functionality.
  • Clerical and Administrative support for the Collections & Exhibitions Department.
  • In collaboration with more senior staff, participate in file system overhaul.
  • Additional projects as assigned and according to level of training, background and ability; May include tasks related to registrarial function, archival processing, research, etc.
  • Review of Department documents, forms and workflows for potential improvements.
  • Liaise with Communications staff regarding content information for web, blog, exhibition text, press requests, etc.

Requirements:

  • This position will begin as a part-time telecommuting position, and will transition to onsite work as conditions allow.
  • B.A. in Museum Studies, Art History, History or related fields or comparable work experience.
  • Working knowledge of relevant foreign language(s) not required but a bonus. (Polish, German, Russian, Hebrew, French, Yiddish, etc.)
  • Strong organizational, research/interpretive, writing, and communications skills.
  • Strong computer skills, Mimsy and/or TMS experience a plus.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to thrive in a tight knit team and while working independently.
  • The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to maintain discretion related to confidential or sensitive materials.
  • The position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include occasional evenings, weekends and holidays.

Position reports to: Director of Registration and Exhibitions

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.


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.

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 Joana Arruda at jarruda@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4205.