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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 – scroll below our current career openings for volunteer information. For Internships and Fellowships, please click here.

Current Openings – Careers


The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocausts seeks an experienced grants manager and persuasive writer to play a key role in securing education, public program, exhibition, capital, general operations and special project support from foundations, corporations and government agencies. The Associate Director of Institutional Giving will write highly effective grant proposals; maintain and grow relationships with funders; and create and implement funding plans and strategies to meet the Museum's philanthropic goals. In addition, the position will oversee all the Museum’s responsibilities as a Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) member and ensure compliance. The Associate Director manages two direct reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement creative approaches for building foundation, corporate, government philanthropic support, including multi-year gifts opportunities for a range of institutional priorities;
  • Maintain a portfolio of donors and prospects ensuring effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies;
  • Write and submit effective funding requests, including preparing proposals, budgets and other supplementary materials, to ensure timely, appropriate, and targeted solicitation;
  • Ensure all government compliance, including city (CIG), state and federal agencies and officials;
  • Represent the Museum and interact with all levels of funders, grant officers, and government offices;
  • Lead and mentor a staff of two to oversee all steps of the granting process from research to reporting, ensuring fundraising goals are met;
  • With support of the Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development, establish fundraising goals, monitor overall expense budget, ensure donor database records are up-to-date, and aid in preparation of analytical reports to measure progress toward fundraising goals;
  • Assist Museum leadership with production of collateral materials, Board reporting, and project management as needed;
  • Work in tandem with departments throughout the Museum to ensure successful crediting and execution of related contractual requirements; and
  • Participate in development-related special events, entailing some evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of five years of grant writing experience with a proven record of success securing six figure grants, preferably at a cultural, educational, Jewish or historical institution;
  • Strong understanding of and relationships with foundation, government and corporate funders in the Jewish, cultural and educational fields;
  • Experience managing and inspiring a team;
  • Working knowledge of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) requirements and procedures;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, reflecting clear, critical and creative thinking;
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines;
  • Demonstrated willingness to work effectively as part of a team and with all levels of donors as well as exercise excellent judgment and tact;
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, exhibit perseverance, and project an optimistic and positive attitude;
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary;
  • Proficiency in Altru or other CRM systems; and
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Position reports to: Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development

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.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks a dynamic, articulate, well-organized, and seasoned development professional to raise unrestricted and restricted gifts through the identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of high net worth families and individuals to expand and maximize giving across the institution through annual appeals and endowments. The Director of Major Gifts will manage a significant portfolio of principal and major gift donors and prospects, and will be responsible for personally cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding gifts of $10,000 to $1,000,000+. In collaboration with the EVP, Strategy and Development and with colleagues across the Museum, the Director of Individual Giving will formulate strategic direction and program development to enhance private individual philanthropic support. The position will supervise a direct report, who is responsible for the Young Friends, Patron, and other affinity groups.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a portfolio of up to 100+ major gift donors and prospects
  • Create and implement effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for donors and prospects;
  • Work with staff and consultants to revitalize and expand planned giving program;
  • Implement and maintain a moves management system across donor portfolios;
  • Establish fundraising goals, monitor overall expense budget, ensure donor database records are up-to-date, and aid in preparation of analytical reports to measure progress toward fundraising goals;
  • Design and implement creative strategies for building individual philanthropic support, including multi-year gifts opportunities for a wide range of institutional priorities;
  • Participate in all aspects of the principal and major gift cycle including initiating contacts with potential leadership and donors, developing cultivating strategies including working, moving potential donors toward solicitation and closure, making solicitations, and maintaining stewardship contacts with donors;
  • Lead major gift prospect identification, qualification and rating process. Assess and expand major gift prospect pool;
  • Administer the major gift portfolios and offer prospect strategy counsel to Development Department colleagues;
  • Support the President & CEO and the EVP, Strategy and Development in engaging existing Trustees and cultivating new prospects for the Board.

Requirements:

  • At least five years of experience in individual or major gift fundraising in the non-profit field, preferably in the arts and/or Jewish philanthropy;
  • Proven ability to personally cultivate, solicit, and steward principal and major gifts ($50,000+) from individuals;
  • Ability to ground relationships with donors and prospective donors in Jewish culture and values;
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, ability to write and speak in clear, crisp and compelling ways and to articulate the goals, mission and values of the Museum;
  • Intellectual depth, maturity and interpersonal skills to foster the trust and confidence of Museum leadership and donors;
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate an empathetic disposition, exhibit perseverance, and project an optimistic and positive attitude;
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary;
  • Working knowledge of philanthropic vehicles to facilitate sophisticated philanthropic conversations, proficiency in Altru or Raiser’s Edge or other development technology for prospect identification and research;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.

Position reports to: Executive Vice President, Strategy and Development

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.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocausts seeks a persuasive grants writer to secure education program, exhibition, general operations, and special project support from foundations and corporations. The Institutional Giving Coordinator will write highly effective grant proposals; maintain and grow relationships with funders; and participate in creating funding plans and strategizing approaches to meet the Museum’s goals. In addition, the Institutional Giving Coordinator will work in tandem with Individual Giving team to ensure robust support for the program portfolio.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement foundation and corporate fundraising strategies for education programs, exhibitions, and special projects that support the Museum’s strategic goals;
  • Write and submit an extensive portfolio of high-quality education program and special project proposals, including creating cover letters, LOIs, and effective funding requests as well as preparing budgets and other supplementary materials;
  • Oversee reporting and tracking of education, exhibition, and project grants, including preparing interim and final reports, reconciling budgets, managing the stewardship process, and working with departments throughout the Museum to ensure successful execution of related contractual requirements;
  • Serve as liaison to funders and grant officers within the education, exhibition, and special projects portfolio ensuring strong cultivation and stewardship, including scheduling site visits, providing related program tickets, managing memberships, and assisting with specific donor requests, as appropriate;
  • Track current and potential foundation and corporate funders to ensure timely, appropriate, and targeted solicitation and follow up;
  • Ensure donor database records are up-to-date, and, with support of the Director of Institutional Giving, aid in preparation of analytical reports to measure progress toward fundraising goals;
  • Assist Museum leadership with production of collateral materials, Board reporting, and project management as needed;
  • Represent the Museum and interact with all levels of the organization and donors; and
  • Participate in development-related special events, entailing some evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of one year of grant writing experience with a proven record of success, preferably at a cultural, educational, Jewish or historical institution;
  • Strong understanding of foundation and corporate funders in the cultural and educational fields;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, reflecting clear, critical and creative thinking;
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects under the pressure of deadlines;
  • Demonstrated willingness to work effectively as part of a team and with all levels of donors as well as exercise excellent judgment and tact;
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, exhibit perseverance, and project an optimistic and positive attitude;
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary;
  • Proficiency in Altru or other CRM systems; and
  • 2-year Community College or Bachelor’s degree required.

Position reports to: Associate Director of Institutional Giving

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 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.