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

The Museum also offers opportunities to volunteer. To skip to volunteer positions, click here.

Current Openings – Careers

JewishGen Associate

The JewishGen Associate will assist in the daily business operations for a growing non-profit organization, while gaining first-hand experience related to fundraising, stewardship, communications and administration. The position is a part of the Museum, focusing daily on JewishGen, and called upon from time to time to support general museum activities.


  • Answer phone calls/return voice messages/answer support emails and direct to appropriate parties
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic problems and complaints
  • File documents, forms, agreements
  • Assisting with Data submissions:
    • Help track and manage data collections being worked on
    • Ensure all required materials are received and accurate.
    • Use Excel for text processing – including macros, text parsing and manipulation – to vet, clean and format the data submitted to JewishGen, to conform to the required specifications.
  • Coordination with Volunteers: Maintain the database of potential and current volunteers, update accounts, and serve as contact person for initial questions.


  • Enter all donations accurately in to the database and ensure past records are updated
  • Prepare and send acknowledgement/advisement letters on a daily basis
  • Run queries and generate reports
  • Add content related to fundraising to the website using HTML
  • Process gifts over the phone
  • Provide general assistance to the Museum’s Development department including membership, special events and other projects as necessary


  • Assist with coordination and editing of marketing materials, such as brochures, newsletters, annual reports, fundraising messages, web copy, etc.
  • Coordinate speaking engagements
  • Assist with programs and events by staffing check-in tables, helping with setup-up and clean-up.
  • Update the website with news and announcements, sponsorship information, etc. using HTML
  • Assist with updating and adding content to the website via HTML

Required Skills/Background:

  • Strong knowledge of Altru preferred
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Customer service orientation that includes patience and thoroughness
  • BA in related field and at least two years’ experience in non-profit environment, preferably at a museum

Manager of School & Teacher Programs

Under supervision of Senior Manager for Curriculum and Instruction, this position is responsible for:

  • Planning and implementing professional development for teachers in public, Catholic, and independent schools, including budget proposal and oversight, program evaluation and reporting, and writing applications for NYC DOE P-credit when appropriate.
  • Supervising Scheduling and Outreach Coordinator, whose tasks include group reservations, outreach, bus reservations, databases and software maintenance, financial responsibilities relating to reservations, pre-visit materials, teacher outreach fairs, and visitation statistics reports.
  • Working with supervisor to develop outreach materials and organize outreach mailings, eblasts, etc.
  • Assisting in trainings of Museum Gallery Educators and interns.
  • Writing and editing final reports on programs and department website content.
  • Drafting financial and narrative reports to funders.
  • Administrative tasks include writing and editing Board notes, event registration, updating outreach databases, registering new teachers for Coming of Age website.
  • Other responsibilities include leading tours as needed, assisting with tour group entry, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 3+ recent years as a full-time NYC DOE classroom teacher; strong knowledge of Jewish history; MA or MS in Education, History, Holocaust Studies, or Museum Education; excellent writing skills, teaching, organizational, budget, and interpersonal skills; as well as computer proficiency.

Director of Leadership Giving

This new role requires a dynamic and experienced fundraiser to assume responsibility for growing the Museum’s active donor pipeline at the $25,000 to $100,000 level. The Director of Leadership Giving will identify, cultivate, solicit, and manage a portfolio of 150+, including current and lapsed Museum donors. The position will be accountable for quantifiable and agreed-upon fundraising goals. Knowledge of the Jewish philanthropic world, and understanding of and commitment to the Museum’s mission, are key to the candidate’s success.


  • Four-year college degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience with front-line major gifts fundraising.
  • Proven ability to meet fundraising goals with a strong track record in managing and balancing donor relationships.
  • Demonstrated high integrity and trust.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Passion and energy for contributing to the growth of the Museum in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, from staff and lay leadership to donors and prospects.

To Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to: or Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250

Museum Educator – Jewish Schools

The Museum is looking for a Museum Educator who, under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education, conducts workshops at the Museum for Jewish school students, conducts outreach to Jewish schools, and others is engaged in Education Department programs.


  • Preparing, implementing, evaluating, and reporting on Yemei Iyyun (Days of Study) throughout the academic year.
  • Cultivating relationships with Jewish schools and teachers in the New York City area, including online, hard mail, and in person relationship-building and outreach.
  • Leading guided tours of the Museum for Jewish school groups.
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Education with the Interfaith Living Museum program.
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Education with professional development for teachers from Jewish schools.
  • Providing administrative support and maintaining the budget for programs under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education.
  • Other responsibilities include leading tours for other group visitors as needed, providing general administrative support for the Education Department along with other Education Department staff members, and other duties as assigned.


  • Strong knowledge of Jewish history and practice.
  • BA in Judaic Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Museum Education or a related field, (MA in related field preferred).
  • 5 years of work experience in classroom education or museum education.
  • Excellent teaching, organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • We seek someone who is flexible, reliable, open-minded, and comfortable with the broad spectrum of the Jewish and general communities.

To Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to: or Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250

Software Engineer/Developer

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).
  • Strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript.
  • 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.

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 To inquire about volunteering for the Speakers Bureau, please follow the specific instructions in that listing.

Gallery Educators

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 2018.

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

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 Elizabeth Edelstein at or 646.437.4274.