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
Current Openings – Careers
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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 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.
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.