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Career Opportunities

The following career opportunities are currently available at Jewish museums and related institutions:

Education Manager, Jewish Museum of Florida / FIU, Miami, FL
Provides leadership and management of educational activities. Conceives, develops, and implements programs that engage with school and community groups. Coordinates and directs allocation of resources to produce programs. Participates in efforts to promote museum programs and build museum’s audience. Plans and implements learning and engagement programs for all audiences according to regional and national education standards.Coordinates with school and community groups to develop and implement programs that engage their interests. Utilizes assessment and evaluation strategies for museum programs and content. Participates in exhibition development process working closely with curatorial and designs teams to develop interpretative materials and exhibition experience. Assists with budget preparation and allocation of resources for educational programs and activities. Assists with preparation of sponsorships and grant applications for educational projects. (10/10/19) Contact Howard Horowitz, hhorowit@fiu.edu.

Curator of Jewish Culture/Judaica, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic scholar and curator to oversee its renowned collection and to create timely and original exhibitions and programs that explore the Jewish experience through culture and art. The Curator will be a leading thinker and voice in his or her field who will draw inspiration from a renowned collection of ceremonial and other objects that are central to the Museum’s mission and identity. The ideal candidate will be a compelling ambassador with a deep knowledge of Jewish culture and history, and an understanding of how objects can illuminate the Jewish experience. An ability to work closely with collections and draw out meaning and identify themes relevant for today’s audiences is essential. The new curator will be involved in making acquisitions, creating exhibitions based on the collection, and working collaboratively with other members of staff to continue a legacy of leading scholarship and curatorship. See full job description. Contact Associate Director, Human Resources: jobs@thejm.org

Chief Executive Officer, Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
CJH seeks an experienced executive with passion for Jewish history and demonstrated experience and success in three critical areas: fundraising, executive management and marketing/branding. The new CEO will have a significant responsibility for fund development, oversee staff, work with the Center’s partners and board to develop a renewed vision for CJH, work to build the brand and awareness of its resources and programs, build relationships with scholars and academic institutions, and envision public programs that will draw diverse audiences to the Center. See full job description.

Director, The Jewish Museum Berlin
Since it opened in 2001, the Jewish Museum Berlin (a foundation regulated by public law) has been a distinctive institution on the landscape of European museums. We are seeking an experienced individual whose professional career has prepared her or him to lead the foundation and to further develop it with commercial, political, and cultural partners in Germany and abroad. This requires the Director to possess very strong resilience, leadership skills, and communication skills. See full job description.

Executive Director, Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, St. Louis, MO
The HMLC is currently a department of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and is located in the Federation building. Plans are being developed to update and expand (double the size of) the HMLC to offer a 21st-century experience. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Federation and new governing entity to manage the presentation, preservation and interpretation of the Holocaust Museum’s collections; to oversee the development of educational and other mission-related programs that draw on the HMLC’s resources; to maintain the standards of excellence that characterize the HMLC; to manage the operations and finances of the HMLC; and to directly supervise the staff. See full job description.

Senior Manager for Curatorial Affairs, Museum of Jewish Heritage-Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The Senior Manager for Curatorial Affairs will work collaboratively with the Senior Manager for Exhibitions and Museum Registrar and the Senior Manager for Collections and Research Services. The incumbent will work closely on strategic planning with other senior staff members and the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will develop dynamic exhibitions for multiple spaces throughout the Museum and will play a significant role in helping to shape the collecting practices of the Museum. They will play a critical role in building relationships with institutional partners, funders, and supporters. See full job description. Contact Susan Woodland, swoodland@mjhnyc.org.

Administrative Coordinator, Curatorial, The Jewish Museum, New York
The Administrative Coordinator, Curatorial provides critical support to the Chief Curator and Senior Deputy Director for Program Administration and helps ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the Curatorial Department. The Administrative Coordinator must have professional/ administrative experience in the form of temporary assignments/internships of one-two years and a broad knowledge of contemporary art, art history and interest in Jewish history and culture. This is a great position for an entry-level museum professional who is a team player and highly organized. Contact Associate Director, Human Resources. Email: jobs@thejm.org

Vice President of Strategic Advancement, Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
Young Search Partners-Executive Search has been retained by The Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) to recruit a strategic and visionary Vice President of Strategic Advancement. Reporting to and partnering with the FHM CEO and as a critical member of the senior executive team, this newly created leadership role will lead a development and marketing team and create a vision for strategic fund development and branding in support of the Florida Holocaust Museum’s mission. Contact Katherine Young: kyoung@youngsearchpartners.com.

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
The high–profile position of Executive Assistant and Board Liaison reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Chief Operating Officer, and the Board of Trustees of The Contemporary Jewish Museum. The successful individual in this position possesses strong organizational and administrative skills, excellent verbal and written communication, sophisticated interpersonal skills, and remarkable attention to detail. This role requires discretion and diplomacy, and is consultative to the ED. Maturity, sound judgement, and a “can–do” attitude are a must. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to: jobs@thecjm.org Please indicate “Executive Assistant and Board Liaison” in subject line.

Director of Operations, The Jewish History Museum, Tucson, AZ
The Jewish History Museum seeks a Director of Operations to lead and manage its internal, day-to-day operations and strengthen our equitable and inclusive workplace. The ideal candidate is a highly qualified manager with solid experience in finance, operations, and human resources; a leader who has a proven track record of implementing systems to increase internal communications, efficiency, and ensure a supportive culture of accountability, creativity, and collaboration for our staff, interns and volunteers. The organization has experienced tremendous growth over the past five years, and we are looking for a collaborative leader to help manage growth. Contact Lisa Schachter-Brooks, jobs@jewishhistorymuseum.org.

Prospect Researcher & Strategist, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
The Prospect Researcher & Strategist is responsible for managing and executing the Jewish Museum’s donor research for individuals, foundations, and corporations. S/he helps achieve fundraising goals through the creation of prospect profiles, meeting briefings, and event facebooks. S/he also oversees the timely movement of previously identified prospects through the various cultivation stages leading to solicitation.
The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker, politically savvy, discreet, and able to work well with all levels of management. Contact Corinne Walther, jobs@thejm.org.

Special Events Associate, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
The Special Events Associate will provide essential administrative and logistical support for all fundraising and other events produced by the Special Events Department, including the Purim Ball, Art and Design Tour, exhibition openings, New York Jewish Film Festival Opening, and donor receptions and dinners. 
The Associate will also assist with other internal events across Museum departments as well as external rental events, as required. Contact Corinne Walther, jobs@thejm.org.

Collections & Exhibitions Technician, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Under the supervision of the Collections Manager, the Collections & Exhibitions Technician is responsible for overseeing the safety and storage of the museum’s collection of close to 26,000 physical objects and providing technical support for the Museum’s temporary exhibitions. The position requires five years of museum art handling experience as well framing, matting, packing, and installation expertise. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are essential. Contact Corinne Walther, jobs@thejm.org.

Executive Vice President (EVP), Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Skirball Cultural Center seeks a seasoned and strategic manager with an inclusive, collaborative leadership style to oversees the Skirball’s full range of programs and operations. A majority of the $22 million budget and nearly 400 regular and part time staff fall under the purview of the EVP. This individual strengthens the Skirball’s capacity to achieve audience, mission and operating objectives, and leads strategies and programs that foster growth, effectiveness and long term stability. The EVP will have working knowledge of general business operations, preferably in a nonprofit, cultural environment. An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree in business, public administration, nonprofit management or related area is preferred. Full job description. Contact: Karin Stellar, mb@morrisberger.com

Development Officer, Exhibitions, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced grants manager and persuasive writer to play a key role securing exhibition support from foundations and individuals, corporations, and government agencies. The Development Officer for Exhibitions will write highly effective exhibition grant proposals; maintain and grow relationships with funders; and participate in creating funding plans and strategizing approaches to meet the Museum’s goals. The ideal candidate will be a skilled writer, a strong project manager, an excellent communicator, detail-oriented, and able to meet all deadlines. A passion for the arts and a strong understanding of cultural funders is required. Contact Corinne Walther, jobs@thejm.org.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Museum Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville
The School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Museum Studies. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track faculty position with an expected start date of August 16, 2019. The faculty member will pursue an active program of research; teach a 2-2 load of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level; advise graduate students; chair thesis committees; and contribute service to the university, the community, and the profession. Apply online.

Director of Education, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Reporting to the Vice President of Education and Exhibitions, the Director of Education provides leadership to the Education department and supervises all educational initiatives, programs and trainings that include: student tours, teacher professional development, leadership programs (students, law enforcement, and attorneys), teaching trunk program, docent volunteers and enrichment, Survivor and Second-generation Speakers’ Bureau, all public programming and special projects. We seek a dynamic candidate with a passion for human rights and Holocaust education and seven or more years of leadership experience in museums or similar settings. See full job description and application at Noetic Search.

Curator/Associate Curator of Judaica, the Jewish Museum, New York
The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic scholar and curator to oversee its renowned Judaica collection. The curator, who may be hired at either a full or associate level depending on experience, will play an integral role in determining the artistic vision of the Judaica collection, developing exhibition and collection projects, and acting as an ambassador and liaison to the Judaica Acquisitions Committee. A vital component of the Museum’s holdings and an arena of future growth, the Judaica collection is both an anchor for the institution’s mission and a driver of ongoing public interest and research. Contact Cindy Caplan at jobs@thejm.org for more information.

Curatorial Assistant, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Fransisco
The Curatorial Assistant at The CJM will join a team led by the Executive Director and the Curator that selects and shapes the exhibitions at the Museum. The position will report directly to the Curator and support the work of curatorial colleagues; and will also interact regularly with the Registrar and Exhibitions Manager, the Chief Preparator, and the Creative Services Manager. The ideal candidate for this position will thrive in a creative and collaborative environment with experienced professionals who work closely together on exhibitions planning and creative problem solving.