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


Curatorial Research Assistant

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a qualified and motivated candidate for the position of Curatorial Research Assistant. This role is a part time, entry level support position working closely with the Vice President of Collections & Exhibitions as well as the Curatorial team to research and advance exhibition initiatives. This position is Part Time, 3 days per week, thru June 30, 2021 with the potential to extend.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform Curatorial research for exhibitions on thematic and individual object levels.
  • Provide insight and detailed reports into the Museum’s Collection, including familial and historical context.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Collections & Exhibitions and the Curatorial team to create exhibition checklists and perform updates as objects are added or excluded.
  • Assist with creation and/or editing of label copy, didactic text, database descriptions, etc.
  • Attend exhibition planning meetings and assist in taking organized notes and following up on action points.
  • Additional projects as assigned and according to level of training, background and ability; May include tasks related to Registration, archival processing, etc.

Requirements:

  • This position will begin as 50% telecommuting and 50% onsite work. Onsite hours may be increased in accordance with project requirments.
  • B.A. or significant coursework in Holocaust Studies, Jewish Studies, History, Museum Studies, or related fields or comparable work experience.
  • Strong organizational, research/interpretive, writing, and communications skills.
  • Strong computer skills, Mimsy and/or TMS experience a plus.
  • Working knowledge of relevant foreign language(s) not required but a bonus. (Polish, German, Russian, Hebrew, French, Yiddish, etc.)
  • The candidate must also be available to work occasional weekends and holidays.

Position Reports To: Vice President of Collections & 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 considerations, 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.