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


FINANCIAL EDGE NXT SYSTEM UPGRADE CONSULTANT

The consultant will serve as the Museum’s Financial Edge NXT (“FENXT”) expert for a one to three month upgrade project. The focus of this consultant’s work will be to upgrade the Museum’s current Financial Edge (“FE”) accounting platform to FENXT.

Activities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Assess client’s financial reporting needs and develop a systems upgrade implementation plan to be discussed and approved with the Finance team.
  • Collaborate with Blackbaud migration specialists to ensure careful and expedient transfer of data.
  • Implement a smooth upgrade and transition from FE to FENXT.
  • Collaborate and work with the Museum’s IT Department to archive historical data, organize network image folders and update records.
  • Create customized financial reporting templates based on client’s needs and specifications.
  • Provide recommendations on best practices for FENXT and the use of advance features.
  • Create procedural manuals specific to the MJH accounting process.
  • Provide hands-on training for the Finance team.
  • Assess the ability to interface FENXT to Altru.

Consultant Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in both accounting system upgrades with FENXT and other Blackbaud products
  • Strong knowledge of accounting with a focus on Not-for-profit financial reporting.

Expected Schedule:

  • Expected 5-10 hours per week, with additional hours as needed. Job is to be performed in the Museum’s office in person.

Position reports to: VP of Finance

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.

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage, coordinate and participate extensively in the budget process and monthly re-projections
  • Prepare monthly Financial Reporting as well as related variance analysis (ex: Budget vs Actual vs Re-projection)
  • Prepare quarterly Board reporting with written variance explanations
  • Leads and directs accounting professional and support staff
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting
  • Process journal entries to account for various transactions
  • Coordinate / participate in month-end closing process
  • Process vendor invoices and processed related accounting entries
  • Manage requests for wire transfers and oversaw cash disbursements.
  • Responsible for monthly bank reconciliation(s)
  • Interact extensively with external auditors and responded to audit requests on a timely basis.
  • Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Handle bi-weekly payroll using a major payroll platform (Paycom)
  • Coordinate with VP of HR, VP of Finance, and President & CEO on employee performance and compensation
  • Responsible for processing organization’s 990, 1099s and 1042s

Requirements:

  • Ideal candidate is goal oriented and has 5+ years of extensive solid Non-for-profit Accounting experience
  • 1-3 years supervisory experience (preferred)
  • Proficient with state of the art Accounting systems (Ex: FinancialEdge, Netsuite…), payroll (Paycom preferred), Altru and MS Office (Excel: V-Lookups, Formulas…)
  • Experience in implementing an accounting system upgrade or conversion
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Enjoys working in a fast pace organizational environment.
  • Disciplined and able to multi-task
  • Demonstrates a passion for MJH’s organizational mission.
  • Public Accounting and / or extensive accounting experience preferably in non-for-profit
  • CPA and / or candidate demonstrates increasing levels of responsibilities in accounting during career
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (required)

Position reports to: Vice President of Finance

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.

VISITOR SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

Visitor Services Representatives are the frontline staff of the Museum and are responsible for ensuring a positive visitor experience. They perform the following functions:

  • Actively greet the public and provide an orientation to the Museum.
  • Sell general admission and public program tickets. Process cash/credit card transactions.
  • Open, close, and reconcile daily cash drawer. Handle cash and distribute complimentary tickets in accordance with museum policies and procedures.
  • Sell and process memberships (new/renewal). Provide general member support.
  • Answer phone calls to the Visitor Services desk and act as receptionists for the Museum.
  • Answer routine inquiries about the Museum’s exhibitions, amenities, programs, and membership as well as general inquiries about NYC (transit, dining, and destinations).
  • Provide support to adult and school groups upon arrival.
  • Distribute multilingual audio guides and instruct visitors in their proper usage.
  • Explain and enforce visitor policies.
  • Restock the Visitor Services desk with exhibition rack cards, program calendars, membership brochures, and related visitor information.
  • Provide coverage in the following locations: Concierge desk, Ticket Podium, Audio Desks, and Coat Check.
  • Provide customer service and sales support to the Pickman Museum Shop.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess, or have significant coursework towards, a Bachelors degree as well as customer service experience.
  • Excellent customer service, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team to accomplish varied responsibilities.
  • Must be able to work weekdays, Sundays and some evening hours.
  • Familiarity with Altru (Blackbaud) or similar ticketing/constituent record management software.
  • Fluency in at least one foreign language is ideal.

Flexible availability and the ability to work at least 24 hours (3 days) per week are strongly preferred.

Reports to: Manager of Visitor Services and Pickman Museum Shop

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.