Thank you for your interest in the Museum of Jewish Heritage. As a primary institution of public education about modern Jewish history and the Holocaust, we are one of the most meaningful museums in New York City. With 82,000 square feet of exhibition space, a collection of 25,000 objects, enlightening educational initiatives, and acclaimed public programs, there has never been a better time to be part of this dynamic educational environment.

The Museum is looking for energetic, creative, results-oriented professionals. The Museum employs individuals in a broad range of capacities across varied professions and specializations including fields of curatorship, registration, research, history, exhibitions, development, event planning, facilities, operations, public relations, marketing, education, public programs, customer service, finance, administration, information systems, human resources, and retail.

Apply your skills and experience to meet the needs of an influential museum with award-winning exhibitions, programs, and publications. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and champion diversity and equal opportunities. As an employer we are also committed to the professional development of all our staff.

The Museum also offers a generous package of benefits to its full time employees, including the following:

Paid vacation, sick, and personal leave
Medical Plan (including domestic partner coverage)
Dental Plan
Vision Plan
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)- Medical and Dependent Care
Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
403(b) Savings Plan
Discounted gym membership with Crunch Fitness and New York Health and Racquet Club.
Short-term Disability Plan
Long-term Disability Plan
Worker's Compensation
Employee Assistance Program (counseling/referral services)
Commuter Benefit Program

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions.


Current Openings

Director of Institutional Advancement

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a dynamic individual with a proven and progressive track record in Jewish philanthropy to fill the position of Director of Institutional Advancement. This new position will report to the chief executive of the organization.

This position will direct all development and outreach programs for the Museum, providing strategic advice on funding initiatives and priorities, as well as prospect solicitation and management. In addition, the Director will be responsible for securing major gifts ($3-4 million annually), corporate & foundation relations, annual giving, and external affairs. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the senior management team, providing leadership and direction for the Museum's external public image.


  • Progressive experience in development, including proven success in face-to face solicitations of major donors with an outstanding record in closing major gifts.
  • Record of success in managing large donor portfolios and demonstrated successes in providing superior service to produce excellent financial results from donors.
  • Foster relations with institutional partners and members of the external community by enhancing communications.
  • Cultivate and solicit major donors; relate persuasively with prospective donors.
  • Develop and implement an integrated development and communications plan so that goals and timetables for all activities are established to yield the greatest return.
  • Supervise a variety of staff and consultants in the area of institutional advancement.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of 5-7 years of full-time progressive management experience with an emphasis on fundraising and communications.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Superior communication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to develop and implement appropriate plans, including a development and marketing plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with diverse constituencies.
  • An advanced degree is desired.

In addition to the above, qualified candidates will have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Museum of Jewish Heritage; the ability to establish positive working relationships with leaders of the community; and the ability to develop and manage a creative team.

Salary commensurate with experience.

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


Communications Coordinator

Job Objective: This position supports the Communications department on the development and implementation of communications and marketing strategies, with an emphasis on digital and social media.

The primary responsibilities for the Communications Coordinator position are to manage and grow the Museum’s social media; assist Communications staff with drafting, refining, and editing copy; and managing production of printed and electronic materials including a regular schedule of email marketing, printed bi-monthly calendars, and the creation of various print and digital collateral materials, invitations, and other marketing materials.


  • Help lead content creation across all of the Museum’s social media platforms, growing the Museum’s presence across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Edit public program videos and upload them to YouTube.
  • Manage the Museum’s ongoing digital advertising (Google Ad Words and Facebook).
  • Update website content using content management system.
  • Write, edit, and inspire others to create blog posts.
  • Assist with production of collateral materials – including drafting, reviewing, and editing copy and designs for bi-monthly calendars, invitations and e-vites, postcards, flyers, and other materials to be determined.
  • Oversee schedule, creation, trafficking, and distribution of all advertisements, including those created in-house as well as working with designers to achieve products in keeping with Museum standards.
  • Create email marketing materials using the EMMA.
  • Run database queries to produce mailing lists.
  • Search collections database for images and artifacts and work with the Collections and Exhibitions Department to confirm rights and usage.
  • Maintain Museum’s media archive.
  • Provide Communications representation at Museum events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College degree with two to three years of work experience.
    Background in communications, marketing, or non-profit field.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience working with a range of social media.
  • Experience creating, targeting and managing advertising on social media platforms.
  • Proficient in using an email marketing system (such as EMMA, Constant Contact, etc.).
    Creative self-starter with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficient in video editing, especially for distribution on social media.
  • Experience working with graphic designers and printers a plus.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

Position reports to: Director of Communications

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


Museum Educator

The Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is looking for a Museum Educator. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education, this position conducts workshops at the Museum for Jewish school students, conducts outreach to Jewish schools, and others is engaged in Education Department programs by:

  • Preparing, implementing, evaluating, and reporting on yemei iyyun (Days of Study) throughout the academic year.
  • Cultivating relationships with Jewish schools and teachers in the New York City area, including online, hard mail, and in person relationship-building and outreach.
  • Leading guided tours of the Museum for Jewish school groups.
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Education with the Interfaith Living Museum program.
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Education with professional development for teachers from Jewish schools.
  • Providing administrative support and maintaining the budget for programs under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Education.
  • Other responsibilities include leading tours for other group visitors as needed, providing general administrative support for the Education Department along with other Education Department staff members, and other duties as assigned.


  • Strong knowledge of Jewish history and practice.
  • BA in Judaic Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Museum Education or a related field, (MA in related field preferred).
  • 5 years of work experience in classroom education or museum education.
  • Excellent teaching, organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • We seek someone who is flexible, reliable, open-minded, and comfortable with the broad spectrum of the Jewish and general communities.

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



TOP LEFT: A Museum registrar at work. Photo by Trevor Messersmith. TOP RIGHT: Trustee Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Wolf Blitzer tour a recent exhibition. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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