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Career Opportunities

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

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.

Zuckerman Fellowship: Curator of Community Engagement, Jewish History Museum, Tucson, AZ
The 2019-20 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 and will contribute to the daily operations of the museum, located in the downtown area of Tucson, over the course of their term. Contact: Lisa Schachter-Brooks at the Jewish History Museum.

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.