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 of Special Projects

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks an organized, motivated, and digital-savvy candidate for the full-time position of Manager of Special Projects. The Manager of Special Projects coordinates the daily activities of the Executive Office and the Board of Trustees, and provides support to the President & CEO with a wide range of activities involving administrative work, project management, outreach, and event planning.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the President & CEO’s schedule and contacts.
  • Prepare correspondence for the President & CEO and coordinate his follow up.
  • Conduct research, writing, and project management for the President & CEO’s initiatives.
  • Support the daily operations of the Executive Office.
  • Serve as Board Liaison for three Boards of Trustees (MJH, JewishGen, and Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation), in coordination with the Executive Vice President for Strategy and Development. Schedule Board and committee meetings, set agendas, and liaise with individual Trustees.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree required. The candidate must possess excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, strong computer skills, and attention to detail. Demonstrated interest in topics related to Jewish heritage and the Holocaust preferred. The candidate must also have availability to work occasional evenings and Sundays.

Position reports to: President & CEO

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 Information and Digital Asset Manager

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a qualified and motivated candidate for the position of Collections Information and Digital Asset Manager. The Collections Information and Digital Asset Manager is a mid-career position, which will work collaboratively with the Director of Registration and Exhibitions and Gallery Systems to migrate the Collections and Exhibitions data from Mimsy to TMS Collections, and implement TMS Media Studio and eMuseum. The incumbent will work closely with various departments within the Museum including Marketing & Communications and Education. This position is a Part Time – 3 days per week, grant-funded position for a term of 1 year, with the potential to extend. For the right candidate, however, a freelance or consulting arrangement may be an option.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Registration and Exhibitions in planning for the acquisition of the Gallery Systems suite including The Museum System (TMS), Media Studio and eMuseum.
  • Collaborate with Gallery Systems migration specialists to ensure careful and expedient transfer of data.
  • Provide crucial support of the new Collections and Digital Asset Management Systems including forward facing components – from implementation through to day to day support.
  • Collaborate with the Museum’s IT Department and Collections Project Manager to organize network image folders and update TMS media records to support broad alignment of media content across all Gallery Systems platforms.
  • Coordinate with Marketing & Communications staff to implement eMuseum online collections portal.
  • Develop and oversee workflow for web publication of object records to eMuseum online collections portal in cooperation with Collections Project Manager and other stakeholders.
  • Write and customize Crystal Reports.
  • Train users in functionality and best practice.
    • Create instructional documentation / training manuals.
    • Provide troubleshooting assistance with search, navigation and reporting issues.
    • Manage authorities.
  • Monitor data entry, ensure data integrity through review of audit reports.
  • Perform data entry and clean-up as needed.

Requirements:

  • M.A. in Museum Studies, Art History, History, Library/Information Studies or related fields or comparable work experience.
  • Minimum 3 years experience with TMS and Crystal Reports.
  • Proven expertise with Gallery Systems products – The Museum System (TMS), Media Studio and eMuseum.
  • Implementation and migration experience strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with Mimsy preferred.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with documentation standards and digital asset management standards.
  • Excellent training and interpersonal skills, with a focus on creating a user friendly and approachable experience.
  • Strong organizational, research/interpretive/analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of relevant foreign language(s) not required but a bonus. (Polish, German, Russian, Hebrew, French, Yiddish, etc.)
  • The successful candidate will work onsite but telecommuting arrangements may be considered.

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

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the Museum of Jewish Heritage is unable to accept new volunteer applications at this time – with the exception of the Speakers Bureau. Please keep checking in as we will announce when our programs are resuming. To inquire about volunteering for the Speakers Bureau, please follow the specific instructions below.

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.

If you or someone you know is a Holocaust survivor, World War II veteran, or a child of survivors, we welcome them to share their story as a member our Museum’s Speakers Bureau. We will set up a one-on-one call with you to learn more about your story and your availability to speak to groups. To schedule a meeting with Joana Arruda, Manager of Speakers Bureau, please email jarruda@mjhnyc.org or call 646.437.4273.