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The Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New Yorks 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 visitorsincluding more than 50,000 schoolchildren a yearto 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. Send a resum and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to humanresources@mjhnyc.org.

The Museum also offers opportunities to volunteer. To skip to volunteer positions, click here.

Current Openings Careers

Senior Manager for Security

The Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is looking to hire a Senior Manager for Security. Under general direction s/he will:

This position reports to the Vice President for Operations.

Responsibilities:

Requirements:

Any combination of education and experience which establishes the required skills and knowledge for successful performance in this position would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would include masters-degree-level coursework in business administration, criminal justice, law enforcement, security and/or a closely related field; experience performing supervisory responsibilities or highly responsible work relating to tasks assigned to this position, and/or military experience.

Must be able to work Sunday through Thursday, 10 AM to 6 PM, evenings as needed.

Knowledge: Principles and practices of security management, including business management practices, personnel practices, administrative practices, security preventative practices, investigatory practices, and related legal responsibilities. Principles and practices of supervision, including assigning, evaluating and modifying work; functions and processes of carrying out programs; and content and formatting of reports.

Skill: Interpersonal communication, verbally and in writing, with a diverse range of people, including the proper handling of emotional situations and needs; effectively using time and resources to accomplish security program operations; supervising others and maintaining effective holistic relationships with those encountered in the course of work; analyzing and independently solving a variety of difficult situations and problems; assessing operational, program, staffing and fiscal needs; identifying and resolving administrative problems; working long irregular hours under pressure; and delegating responsibility and achieving results through subordinates and/or contract personnel.

Licenses: Fire Safety Director, Emergency Action Plan Director.

Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: (646) 437-4250; email: humanresources@mjhnyc.org.

Director of Leadership Giving

This new role requires a dynamic and experienced fundraiser to assume responsibility for growing the Museums active donor pipeline at the $25,000 to $100,000 level. The Director of Leadership Giving will identify, cultivate, solicit, and manage a portfolio of 150+, including current and lapsed Museum donors. The position will be accountable for quantifiable and agreed-upon fundraising goals. Knowledge of the Jewish philanthropic world, and understanding of and commitment to the Museums mission, are key to the candidates success.

Qualifications:

To Apply:Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to:humanresources@mjhnyc.orgor Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250

Museum Educator Groups and Speakers Bureau

The Museum is looking to hire a Museum Educator to help with group entry and the Speakers Bureau.

Responsibilities:

Requirements:

To Apply:Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to:humanresources@mjhnyc.orgor Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250

Museum Educator Jewish Schools

The Museum is looking for a Museum Educator who, under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education, conducts workshops at the Museum for Jewish school students, conducts outreach to Jewish schools, and others is engaged in Education Department programs.

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Requirements:

To Apply:Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org or Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646.437.4250

Software Engineer/Developer

This position is with JewishGen, an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

JewishGen is committed to ensuring Jewish continuity for present and future generations. Their free, easy to use website features thousands of databases, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research, and find family members. The mission is simple: to preserve the collective Jewish family history and heritage, for future generations. They accomplish this by obtaining records, information, and tools that will be valuable for Jewish ancestral research, maintaining an online community for family researchers to connect with relatives, and like minded individuals, and ensuring the JewishGen website continues to offer its resources in an engaging, dynamic, intuitive and easily searchable format.

JewishGens software engineers/developers are critical to their mission, as they develop and maintain the dynamic website which is utilized by hundreds of thousands of people.

Currently they are looking for a passionate Software Developer/Engineer to play a key role in their ongoing efforts to modernize JewishGens technology infrastructure. This includes updating and expanding existing software packages, systems integration and the migration of data to a new IT platform.

At the same time, they also are looking to develop new products, improve the delivery of services to our user community and achieve new efficiencies in all aspects of their work.

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Current Openings Volunteer PositionsThe Museum of Jewish Heritage is able to fulfill its mission with the help of outstanding volunteers. If you are interested in any of the volunteer opportunities belowwith the exception of the Speakers Bureauplease fill out a volunteer application or contact humanresources@mjhnyc.org. To inquire about volunteering for the Speakers Bureau, please follow the specific instructions in that listing.

Gallery Educators

The Museum of Jewish Heritage offers tours six days a week to groups of students, adults, and families. These tours are led by dedicated volunteers who enthusiastically share their knowledge of Jewish history and heritage. Volunteer gallery educators engage diverse adults and students in interactive dialogue and provide meaningful educational experiences. People of all faiths, backgrounds, and ages are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by Monday, April 30 for the class that will begin in September 2018.

Requirements: Once chosen for the program, candidates attend a 12-week course of study followed by an 8-week, in-gallery practice course. Candidates should have an interest in learning how to teach using artifacts and the ability to stand for two hours while leading visitors through the galleries.

Time commitment: Gallery Educators give tours during a four-hour-shift once a week. Each month they must commit to one four-hour shift on a Sunday. Alternate times for weekly shifts are available on an as-needed basis.

Public Program Docents

Volunteers are responsible for welcoming audiences to the Museums theater, escorting visitors to their seats, providing information about public programs and the Museum, and offering any assistance necessary for a pleasant visitor experience.

Requirements: Strong interpersonal skills, friendly and respectful demeanor, and customer service orientation.

Time Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to one three-to-four-hour shift per week. One brief training session is required.

Pickman Museum Shop Assistants

Volunteers assist in the day-to-day operations of the shop as well as support visual merchandising, marketing, and special events. Volunteers are needed Sunday through Thursday, including Wednesday evenings.

Requirements: Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation. Retail experience a plus.

Time Commitment: One four-hour shift per week.

Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers assist the Museum of Jewish Heritage with the behind-the-scenes work required for the Museum office to run smoothly and support of the crucial mission of representing Jewish life and history before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Requirements: Varies by department.

Time commitment: At least once a week during office hours.

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.

To learn more about the Speakers Bureau, click here. To inquire about volunteering for the Speakers Bureau, contact Elizabeth Edelstein ateedelstein@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4274.

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