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Career Opportunities

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

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 for at Noetic Search.

Curator/Associate Curator of Judaica, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
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, jobs@thejm.org

Manager of Public Programs, Museum at Eldridge Street
The Manager of Cultural Programs designs and conducts arts programs including concerts, festivals, walking tours, and lectures. This role is crucial to the Museum’s engagement with the public, managing the strategic and logistical aspects of the Museum’s year-long public programming and crafting the creative direction of the public-facing programs. The Museum’s programs focus on Jewish culture, immigrant history, Lower East Side culture, and architectural preservation. An understanding of Jewish culture is important. This is a full-time salaried position reporting to the Executive Director. This position works Sunday – Thursday with occasional evening hours required. Contact Eva Brune, ebrune@eldridgestreet.org

Educator, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
The Educator works under the guidance of the Manager to provide creative and strategic education programs for OJMCHE at its primary location, 724 NW Davis Street, and at the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Portland’s Washington Park. The Educator will engage student and adult audiences from a wide range of backgrounds on OJMCHE’s core educational content: Oregon Jewish history; the history of discrimination and resistance in Oregon; and the history of the Holocaust. Contact Judy Margles, jmargles@ojmche.org.

Manager of Docent Programs, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Manager of Docent Programs will oversee the Skirball’s 60+ docents who facilitate tours for adult visitors and plan recognition events for the entire 130-person docent corps, which also includes school-tour docents. S/he will be directly responsible for the recruitment, training, and evaluation of docents who offer tours for adult visitors of the Skirball’s changing exhibitions and its permanent exhibition on Jewish history, values, and culture. The Manager of Docent Programs will work closely with the school programs team to plan the schedule of speakers and workshops for the full docent corps each semester. Contact Anna Gross, hr@skirball.org. See full job description above.

Exhibition Curator/Director of Interpretation, Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, DC
The Museum seeks an Exhibition Curator or Director of Interpretation (depending on experience) to join our long-established organization as we shift into high gear—developing a new museum that explores the past, present and future of Jewish Washington. The new museum, projected to open in 2021, will be built at 3rd and F St. NW, just a block from the National Building Museum. It will incorporate our 1876 historic synagogue as its centerpiece “object,” and will feature new exhibition galleries and programming spaces, including a “community lab.”  Please send resume and cover letter to info@jhsgw.org with the Subject Line “Exhibition Curator.”

Marketing/Administrative Assistant, Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Paula Brody & Family Education Center, Newton, MA
This is a critical position for the organization, providing key marketing and administrative support. This position requires the ability to communicate clearly with warmth and sensitivity, while maintaining confidentiality.
Contact: Carrie Bornstein, jobs@mayyimhayyim.org

Administrative Director, Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Paula Brody & Family Education Center, Newton, MA
This position administratively supports the essential components of Mayyim Hayyim, including bookkeeping support, donor data management, executive support, and site management.
Contact: Carrie Bornstein, carrieb@mayyimhayyim.org

Zuckerman Fellowship: Curator of Community Engagement, Jewish History Museum, Tucson
The 2018-19 Curator of Community Engagement will be awarded a 12-month fellowship in Tucson, Arizona including living space, stipend, and program budget. The fellowship can be extended for a second year. The Curator of Community Engagement will be responsible for producing and presenting public programs on the museum campus, located in the downtown area of Tucson, over the course of their term.
Contact: Lisa Schachter-Brooks, museum@jewishhistorymuseum.org

Director of Development, the Breman Museum, Atlanta
The Breman Museum Development Director will work closely and in partnership with the Executive Director to lead all fundraising efforts in this growing organization. 

Special Events and Rental Manager, Jewish Museum, New York
The Jewish Museum seeks a detail-oriented, multi-tasker to manage its facility rental program.  This is a complex role with supervisory responsibility for all outside events held at the Museum, as well as some internal events.  In addition to having strong organizational and administrative skills, this position requires someone with the maturity to handle a broad range of client needs with professionalism and tact.

Director, Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for a respected leader in Holocaust research to join our leadership team working to advance the permanence of Holocaust memory, relevance and understanding and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide and promote human dignity.

Associate Director of Education, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
The Associate Director of Education serves a vital role in the Museum overseeing all K-12 school and teachers programs, teen initiatives, and the Museum’s tour program. The Associate Director fosters strong relationships with school leaders, teachers, community organizations, and CJM
colleagues to create and implement innovative arts-infused education programs and outreach. This leadership role requires experience and strength in museum education as well as strong management skills. The Associate Director manages two full-time staff and a number of part-time staff and volunteers.