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;
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis; 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 – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a detail-oriented, proactive individual to provide essential administrative support and project coordination for the Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development. The Executive Assistant & Board Liaison will also serve as the administrative liaison to the Board of Trustees.

The position requires exceptional organizational skills and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate must possess a strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines, and work under varying degrees of supervision (including independently) in a fast-paced environment.

Successful candidates will be able to handle projects with a can-do attitude, thrive in a role with a high degree of responsibility, and feel comfortable interacting with all levels of the Museum community.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the main administrative support and liaison for the EVP, including answering phones, scheduling meetings, expense reporting, filing, greeting guests, and related tasks
  • Coordinate the Trustee communications and Committee meetings, including scheduling, setting agendas, preparing minutes, organizing and distributing materials, and list management
  • Liaise with Museum Trustees, funders, staff, consultants, vendors and other professional colleagues on behalf of the EVP, including drafting and editing letters, emails and reports
  • Review and manage financial information and employee relations and employee issues in conjunction with EVP of Strategy and Development and as a conduit to the Board of Trustees
  • Assist with the EVP’s to-do list and contact lists, ensuring accurate entries into the CRM system
  • In conjunction with the Director of Database Operations, act as the Development coordinator of list management, including invitations and donor listings
  • Create presentations, and write LOIs, proposals, and appeals as needed
  • Coordinate special projects within the Development department and across the Museum

Requirements:

  • At least 8-10 years of full-time administrative experience with demonstrated interest in museums, cultural, Jewish, or non-profit organizations
  • A positive attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work accurately to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong judgement and discretion
  • Fluency with Office 360 and experience with CRM systems (Raisers Edge or Altru preferred)
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and Sundays. This position is not eligible for a remote work schedule.
  • 2-year community college, B.A. or B.S. degree required
  • Takes initiative, shows discretion
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.

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 – 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;
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis; 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.

Under the supervision of the Vice President for Education, this position coordinates department internship programs for high school and college students by:

  • Preparing, implementing, evaluating, and reporting on High School Apprenticeship and Holocaust Education Internship programs
  • Recruiting new interns
  • Implementing training for new interns
  • Supervising interns and fostering alumni relations
  • Cultivating relationships with schools and teachers
  • Developing curriculum materials for internships in coordination with supervisor
  • Developing and overseeing budget in coordination with supervisor
  • Providing administrative support for internships
  • Updating and maintaining Education Department budget spreadsheet, producing appropriate financial paperwork for staff, maintaining financial paperwork files for Education Department
  • Reviewing student and teacher information from tour evaluation forms; sharing it with colleagues as appropriate
  • Other responsibilities include inspecting galleries for visitor and artifact safety on a regular basis, leading tours for group visitors as needed, providing group entry back-up and administrative support for the Education Department along with other Education Department staff members, and other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of Jewish history and practice
  • BA in Judaic Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Museum Education or a related field, (MA preferred)
  • 1-2 years’ work experience in formal education or museum education preferred
  • Excellent teaching, organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis

Position reports to: Vice President for Education

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.

Reporting Relationship
The JewishGen Administrative Assistant will report to the Executive Director.

Overall Purpose
Responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the daily business operations of a growing non-profit organization, while gaining first-hand experience related to administration, communications, and fundraising.

Administration and Financial

  • Answer telephone and respond to voice messages
  • Review emails seeking information or support and direct to appropriate parties
  • Troubleshoot and resolve basic problems and complaints
  • File documents, forms, agreements; maintain files in good order
  • Schedule meetings; arrange telephone and video conference calls
  • Coordination with Volunteers: Maintain database of potential and current volunteers, update accounts, and coordinate volunteer engagements with JewishGen’s Volunteer Manager and Volunteer Project Managers
  • Submit invoices to the finance department; distribute financial reports to project managers; serve as central contact for any financial related questions with regards to accounts payable.

Communications

  • Assist with preparation and distribution of project update announcements
  • Assist with the coordination and editing of marketing materials, such as brochures, newsletters, annual reports, fundraising messages, web copy, etc.
  • Help coordinate speaking engagements and special programming
  • Assist with updating/adding content to the website, such as news and announcements, sponsorship information, etc.
  • Communicate and coordinate with JewishGen’s volunteer leadership as needed

Development/Fundraising

  • Assist in entering donations accurately in to the database and ensure past records are updated
  • Prepare and send acknowledgement/advisement letters on a daily basis
  • Run queries and generate reports
  • Process donations/gifts over the phone

Required Skills/Background

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to create content, proofread, and engage with volunteers and donors via phone and email
  • Experience with MS Office and Google Drive
  • Experience with data entry systems and reporting a plus (Altru/GoldMine/ a plus)
  • Experience with social media a plus (including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Self-motivated, organized, detail oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks
  • Interest in learning new tasks
  •  Projects a professional demeanor
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis

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 to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org.

The Public Programs Producer is responsible for the Museum’s public programming and carrying out the Museum’s mission through events and commemoration activities. The Museum has a robust schedule of online, live, and hybrid programs, performances, and special events. Our programs are meant to illuminate the stories of survivors, broader histories of hate and antisemitism through time, stories of resistance against injustice, and span historical events to contemporary social justice issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce full-cycle logistics for programs, including long-term visioning, research, contracts and financial agreements, day-of implementation, follow-up, and reporting in coordination with the programming team
  • Administrative management for the Museum’s public programs
  • Production of large-scale events, series, festivals, and other initiatives
  • Host programs in person and virtually; introducing speakers and managing Q&A’s
  • Ensure the team’s priorities and plans are on track and liaise with other departments to inform, collaborate, and secure production and staffing needs for special programs as necessary
  • Coordinate event setup and breakdown, A/V needs, facility setup, recording, and livestreaming
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with event producers and other vendors, publishers, film distributors, academic institutions, and more to generate long-term programming partnerships
  • Review submissions and pitches and answer inquiries from the public
  • Write engaging program descriptions and coach speakers for their remarks for events
  • Manage audience databases and online ticketing

Requirements:

  • College degree and 2-4 years of work experience, in theater, film, and/or event production
  • Must exhibit strong interpersonal abilities, excellent verbal, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create engaging events and materials for in-person and virtual formats
  • Excellent organizational skills; creative and flexible self-starter
  • Experience hosting Zoom webinars and public speaking
  • Ability to work collaboratively and with staff at all levels and juggle multiple deadlines
  • Flexible schedule, with the ability to work evenings and some Sundays for programs
  • Strong knowledge of Jewish culture and heritage, with a commitment to Museum’s mission of educating diverse community about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust.
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.

Position:

  • Reports to Vice President of Marketing
  • Covered by the DC-37 collective bargaining agreement
  • Hourly compensation rate of $26.44

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 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.
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.
  • 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.