Development Officer for Exhibitions

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced development officer knowledgeable in grant writing and prospect management to play a key role in cultivating, stewarding, and securing new and renewed exhibition support from foundations, individuals, corporations, and government agencies. The Development Officer for Exhibitions will maintain and grow relationships with funders; write highly effective exhibition grant proposals; create and implement funding plans; act as a representative of the Museum to donors and other key stakeholders, and develop and execute cultivation strategies to secure new and current funders. The ideal candidate is a skilled writer, strong project manager, excellent communicator, goal oriented and self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to meet all deadlines.  A passion for the arts and a strong understanding of arts and cultural funders is required.

Department: Institional Giving
Reports to: Associate Director of Institutional Giving
Date posted: October 17, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, solicit, and steward a diverse and robust portfolio of exhibition funders, including individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies, working in conjunction with colleagues in Institutional Giving, Major Gifts, Research, Curatorial, Marketing, and other senior staff.
  • Think creatively to develop and implement cultivation and stewardship strategies to secure new sources of support and manage relationships with current donors.
  • Write high-quality exhibition proposals, including creating cover letters, LOIs, one page summaries, sponsor booklets, budgets, meeting briefings, and other supplementary materials in collaboration with various Museum departments.
  • Act as an effective representative of the Museum, taking meetings and phone calls with donors both independently and in conjunction with the Associate Director of Institutional Giving or other senior staff.
  • Oversee reporting and tracking of exhibition grants, including submitting interim and final reports, reconciling budgets, and managing the stewardship process in collaboration with colleagues across the Museum.
  • Track current and potential funders to ensure timely and appropriate solicitation and follow up; prepare status reports for Trustees and Museum Directors as requested.
  • Maintain complete and up-to-date donor and research files and Salesforce records.
  • Participate in development-related special events, entailing some evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:

  • Three to five years of development and grant writing experience with a proven record of personally cultivating, securing, and stewarding support, preferably in an art museum or cultural field
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, take initiative, and to work well both independently and part of a team
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills with the ability to write and speak in clear and compelling ways.
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills, reflecting clear, critical, and creative thinking
  • Experience managing grants, including budget creation and oversight
  • Strong judgment, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Willingness to work periodic weekends and evenings
  • Proficiency in Salesforce, Microsoft Office (specifically Excel), Adobe Acrobat Pro preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred

For immediate consideration send resume, cover letter and salary requirement to:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Communications Intern

The Communications Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about art and cultural communications for a major art museum in NYC. The Communications Intern will assist the Communications Department with a variety of tasks including media monitoring and clipping, press list building, and press outreach for exhibitions and public programs that explore the intersection of art and Jewish culture, as well as other projects as assigned.  It is essential that applicants have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and are detail-oriented.

The intern will work on projects related to these exhibitions:

Scenes from the Collection, the Jewish Museum’s new collection exhibition, which will feature more than 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art.
Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine… ,  the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, which will present his cross-disciplinary work in sculpture, painting, video, collage, installation, and design made over his nearly 50 year career.
The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Communications
Reports to: Senior Coordinator of Communications
Date posted: October 9, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

Media research related to exhibitions and museum programs, including compiling media contact information to expand the press mailing list.
Assist with tracking and reporting of media outreach/coverage.
Staff film shoots for television and other video coverage of exhibitions.
Check-in media who attend press previews for exhibitions.
Draft press releases and strategy documents for public and family programs.

Requirements:

B.A. or M.A. candidate with preference given to those with majors or concentrations in Communications or Public Relations, Marketing, or Art History.
Strong attention to detail.
Creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels.
Outstanding abilities with regard to written and verbal communications, editing, and proofreading.
Strong computer skills with experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.). Photoshop helpful but not required.
Interest in art and Jewish culture preferred.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Porter

The Porter is responsible for physical maintenance of the office areas, staff kitchens, public and staff restrooms, galleries and public areas. Additional responsibilities include set-ups for meeting and events. The Porter must be reliable, honest, and able to work independently and efficiently. Must have flexible schedule and able to cover day, evening and weekend shifts.

Department: Operations
Reports to: Operations Manager
Date posted: October 11, 2017
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: 40 hours/ week

Responsibilities:

Routine work includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Dust, vacuum, sweep and or/mop floors as necessary.
  • Scrub, or strip, and wax floors.
  • Clean exhibition cases.
  • Collect and remove garbage from building to sidewalk for pick-up.
  • Clean and sanitize restroom fixtures, hardware, tile, mirrors, partitions, floors, etc.
  • Make coffee, setup tables, chairs, etc., for meetings and other events.
  • Move materials, supplies, furniture, etc. within the building.
  • Clean sidewalk, planters, etc.
  • Shovel and remove snow during winter months.
  • Relieve, assist, or fill in temporarily on the other jobs as assigned by the office.
  • Clean all tools, supplies and equipment after each use and store in the proper place.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Minimum of three years related experience
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work standing up for an eight (8) hour shift

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to:

Director of Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern (Collection)

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment. Spring interns will be assigned to assist Curators with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and related special projects.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator
Date posted: October 10, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

The intern will research specific topics in art, share their research, organize visual material, and perform general administration tasks such as (but not limited to) maintaining checklists and budget logs, mailing and invitation lists, general paperwork, and presentation materials.  Current projects include portraiture in the museum’s collections, and further topics in modern art and the museum's collections.  The intern may be asked to research at off-site, public facilities in New York City, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art library (Thomas Watson Library) the library at MOMA, the New York Public Library, etc.  Other tasks will be assigned as the need arises.

 

Other Duties and Responsibilities (if applicable):

Typing, photocopying, digitization, filing, sorting mail, etc.

Requirements:

  • B.A. and M.A. candidates in Art History, as well as M.A. Candidates in Arts Administration and Museum Studies preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are a must.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern (Chaimowicz)

The Curatorial Intern will provide research and administrative support for contemporary exhibitions to open spring 2018 through fall 2019.  Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Your Place or Mine.. is a major career survey of the influential, London-based, contemporary artist who works across painting, sculpture, textile, and furniture design. This will be the artist’s first, solo museum exhibition in the United States and will span his 50-year career.  The Curatorial Intern will also be integral to the development of a large-scale group exhibition that will survey unorthodox artistic practices. This is a co-curated exhibition between the museum’s special director of exhibitions and the associate curator. The artists will be historical as well as contemporary, and will be working across the globe. This exhibition is in its earliest stages and thus the intern will be setting up all of the research and organizational materials related to its realization. 

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator
Date posted: October 10, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive, in depth research using analog and digital sources
  • Condense and present research to the curators in a clear and efficient manner
  • Compile presentations in Power Point
  • Develop and manage checklists in Excel
  • Develop and manage artist’s files in Word, Power Point, and Adobe Photoshop

Requirements:

  • Strong command of research methodologies
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Expertise with PCs and all Microsoft Office programs; Photoshop; SketchUp a plus

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Desktop Support Specialist

The Desktop Support Specialistwill play a key role in the Museum’s IT Department. You will provide maintenance of the computer desktop environment by analyzing requirements, resolving problems, installing hardware and software solutions, and supporting the internal IT Helpdesk. Working with staff and vendors, you will support the Museum’s systems, performing upgrades and implementations. As a primary IT representative within the Museum, you will interface with different constituents to provide efficient and high quality IT assistance.

Department: IT
Reports to: CIO
Date posted: October 9, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and respond quickly and effectively to requests received through the IT helpdesk tracking software
  • Modify configurations, utilities, software default settings, etc. for the local workstations; perform timely hardware, software maintenance and upgrades as required
  • Assist with onboarding of new users and work independently to research, install, test and configure new workstations, peripheral equipment and software
  • Maintain inventory of all equipment, software and software licenses and document internal procedures
  • Use good judgment to determine which issues to report for escalation
  • Train staff in Desktop software use and best practices
  • Perform systems upgrades and maintenance, including Retail Pro POS, ACME POS, Great Plains Financial, Salesforce, TMS (Gallery Systems), and Aleph Library cataloging
  • Manage all printer and copier hardware and liaise with vendors
  • Assist with other Museum IT projects as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Business, Communications or related Field;  MCP, A+ certification, or Microsoft Specialist training preferred
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant technical experience
  • A strong aptitude in both Windows and Apple (MAC) OS repairs, spy ware and virus removal, hardware, upgrades and troubleshooting; including an understanding of the following:
    • Windows XP/7, MAC OS X
    • MS Office 2010 products (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Access),
    • Networking (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN and wireless configuration)
    • IPhone, iPad, Android devices
    • PC and MAC imaging software
    • JAMFs MAC management environment
    • Adobe creative suite
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and an ability to think creatively to solve problems
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to train others in computer systems and software
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with a high level attention to detail

Schedule & Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule – candidate will work Sundays and will have Wednesdays off during the week; Candidate will be expected to work holidays when the Museum is open but the offices are closed
  • Ability to transport and carry equipment up to 50 lbs

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212-423-3286

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visitor Experience Volunteers

Volunteers in this pilot position will report to the Visitor Experience Department. We are looking for an energetic personality to welcome visitors to the Museum and scan visitor tickets as they pass through the admission process.

Department: Visitor Experience
Reports to: Director of Visitor Experience
Schedule: Part-Time

Responsibilities:

Scan visitor tickets as they pass through the admission process.

Requirements:

This person should be comfortable standing for 3 hours and have a familiarity with iPhone and tablet devices.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Communications Intern

The Communications Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about art and cultural communications for a major art museum in NYC. The Communications Intern will assist the Communications Department with a variety of tasks including media monitoring and clipping, press list building, and press outreach for exhibitions and public programs that explore the intersection of art and Jewish culture, as well as other projects as assigned.  It is essential that applicants have excellent communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and are detail-oriented.

The intern will work on projects related to these exhibitions:

  • Scenes from the Collection, the Jewish Museum’s new collection exhibition, which will feature more than 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art.
  • Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine… ,  the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States, which will present his cross-disciplinary work in sculpture, painting, video, collage, installation, and design made over his nearly 50 year career.

The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Communications
Reports to: Senior Coordinator of Communications
Date posted: October 9, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Media research related to exhibitions and museum programs, including compiling media contact information to expand the press mailing list.
  • Assist with tracking and reporting of media outreach/coverage.
  • Staff film shoots for television and other video coverage of exhibitions.
  • Check-in media who attend press previews for exhibitions.
  • Draft press releases and strategy documents for public and family programs.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A. candidate with preference given to those with majors or concentrations in Communications or Public Relations, Marketing, or Art History.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels.
  • Outstanding abilities with regard to written and verbal communications, editing, and proofreading.
  • Strong computer skills with experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.). Photoshop helpful but not required.
  • Interest in art and Jewish culture preferred.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Public Programs Intern

The Public Programs Intern will assist with planning and implementation of public and academic programs for adult audiences.  Programs relate to current exhibitions as well as the collection and follow a variety of formats including lectures, gallery talks, concerts and film screenings. S/he will work directly with the Manager of Public Programs and Assistant Manager of Adult Programs staffing events and helping with ongoing research both for future events, as well as in the growing areas of outreach to University audiences and Adult Studio Workshops.

Department: Education
Reports to: Manager of Public Programs
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 14-21 hours per week; with most Thursday nights required (5-8pm)

Responsibilities:

  • Generating research for upcoming programs and events, specifically creating research binders on upcoming exhibitions to facilitate program and gallery tour development
  • Assisting with clerical tasks such as filing and mailing contracts and letters of agreement
  • Assist with set up and clean-up for all Public Programs
  • Liaise with the public during programs in the Museum’s gallery or auditorium space –including handling visitor check in, evaluations, or answering general questions
  • Continue growing the Museum’s database for University Outreach

Requirements:

  • Current Bachelors or Masters student; preferred field of study Fine Art or Art History
  • Some interest in Public Programming, Education, Contemporary Art, Visitor Services
  • Strong research and organizational skills required
  • Should be both willing to work as part of a team and work independently on projects

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marketing Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks a creative, motivated, and attentive individual to assist the Marketing Department while developing his or her understanding of marketing strategies and activities in a professional museum environment. Working closely with the Associate Director of Marketing, Editorial Brand Manager, Marketing & Production Coordinator and Advertising & Outreach Coordinator, this internship is a terrific opportunity to assist with each stage of exhibition and program-marketing, from campaign planning, to crafting marketing materials and strategizing tactics that drive attendance.

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Associate Director of Marketing
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Performing research related to museum exhibitions, artists, and marketing opportunities
  • Copyediting across multiple platforms and various collateral
  • Occasional assistance with audience data collection
  • General administrative tasks as needed for the Marketing Department

Requirements:

  • Coursework in Marketing, Communications, Business, Art History, English, Journalism, History, Jewish Studies, Women’s Studies and other related studies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interest in advertising and marketing
  • Attention to detail
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Punctuality and dependability

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education Intern – School, Family,  and Access Programs

The Education Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in education and the arts.  The Education intern will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas in the department—school, family, teen, and access programs.   Additionally, the intern will help with administrative responsibilities in the department.  The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Education
Reports to: Associate Manager of School and Educator Programs
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

Intern will assist staff with:

  • Family tours, concerts, and art workshops
  • School tours including prepping art materials, assisting with lessons, and documenting programs
  • Develop, prep and facilitate art projects in the studio
  • Professional development workshops
  • Programs for audiences with special needs
  • Outreach to audiences, such as developing mailing lists
  • Research projects in conjunction with upcoming exhibitions or Museum collection
  • Movies That Matter film program and other teen programs
  • Data entry of program evaluations
  • Other administrative projects as needed

Requirements:

  • BA (Art History), BFA, (preferred) or working towards MA (Art Education, Museum Education), MFA
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Knowledge of art history, fine arts, and education
  • Teaching experience and/or experience with children and families preferred
  • Availability on Sundays preferred

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Digital & Social Media Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks a motivated intern with a passion for art and technology to join the Jewish Museum’s Digital team. While developing their knowledge of digital strategy within a museum environment, the intern will support the Digital department in activities related to the website, blog, email, and social media.

For the spring 2018 season, the Digital Marketing Intern will support exhibitions including Scenes from the Collection, Marc Camille Chaimowicz: Your Place or Mine, and the New York Jewish Film Festival. The intern will receive a museum identification card that allows for free admission to other museums and various discounts.

Department: Digital
Reports to: Digital Marketing Associate
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain select areas of thejewishmuseum.org and blog
  • Research and draft content for social media channels
  • Contribute to analytics reports on digital activities
  • Upload and tag digital assets such as photos and videos
  • Support administrative tasks as needed

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A. candidate in Art History, Communications, or related field
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Knowledge of HTML, WordPress and MailChimp a plus
  • Active social media user on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, and YouTube
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Genuine interest in art and Jewish culture

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Development Intern

The Development Intern at the Jewish Museum will provide essential support to the Major Gifts team in managing the Museum’s individual giving groups: Young Patrons, Patrons, Contemporary Circle, and Museum Council.

Department: Development
Reports to: Development Associate
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; 12-24 hrs/wk

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and researching new sources of funding;
  • Supporting the execution of donor group mailings (solicitations, renewals, invitations, and acknowledgments);
  • Updating and maintaining the donor database (Salesforce);
  • Assisting in the planning and staffing of special events;
  • Drafting correspondence;
  • Assisting with the organization of office materials and supplies; and
  • Miscellaneous projects, as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Strong communication, written, and organizational skills
  • Interest in learning about Major Gifts fundraising
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to periodically work nights and weekends, as necessary
  • Interest in the arts

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern (Contemporary Exhibitions)

The Curatorial Intern will provide research and administrative support for contemporary exhibitions to open spring 2018 through fall 2019.  Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Your Place or Mine.. is a major career survey of the influential, London-based, contemporary artist who works across painting, sculpture, textile, and furniture design. This will be the artist’s first, solo museum exhibition in the United States and will span his 50-year career.  The Curatorial Intern will also be integral to the development of a large-scale group exhibition that will survey unorthodox artistic practices. This is a co-curated exhibition between the museum’s special director of exhibitions and the associate curator. The artists will be historical as well as contemporary, and will be working across the globe. This exhibition is in its earliest stages and thus the intern will be setting up all of the research and organizational materials related to its realization.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive, in depth research using analog and digital sources
  • Condense and present research to the curators in a clear and efficient manner
  • Compile presentations in Power Point
  • Develop and manage checklists in Excel
  • Develop and manage artist’s files in Word, Power Point, and Adobe Photoshop

Requirements:

  • Strong command of research methodologies
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Expertise with PCs and all Microsoft Office programs; Photoshop; SketchUp a plus

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern (Modern Art & Permanent Collection)

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment. Spring interns will be assigned to assist Curators with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and related special projects.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week

Responsibilities:

The intern will research specific topics in art, share their research, organize visual material, and perform general administration tasks such as (but not limited to) maintaining checklists and budget logs, mailing and invitation lists, general paperwork, and presentation materials.  Current projects include portraiture in the museum’s collections, and further topics in modern art and the museum's collections.  The intern may be asked to research at off-site, public facilities in New York City, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art library (Thomas Watson Library) the library at MOMA, the New York Public Library, etc.  Other tasks will be assigned as the need arises.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (if applicable):

Typing, photocopying, digitization, filing, sorting mail, etc.

Requirements:

B.A. and M.A. candidates in Art History, as well as M.A. Candidates in Arts Administration and Museum Studies preferred.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are a must.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern (Modern & Contemporary Art)

Curatorial internship focused on modern and contemporary art.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Assistant Curator
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 1-2 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Research on artists and artworks.
  • Management and organization of exhibition materials.
  • Creation and maintenance of essential documents such as checklists, image lists, and exhibition presentations.
  • Correspondence with artists, curators, and others involved in projects.
  • Various administrative tasks as needed.

Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate degree program; relevant coursework preferred.
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm about contemporary artists and exhibitions.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent research and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern (American Art)

The Curatorial Intern (American Art) will assist with research and administrative duties for an upcoming exhibition on American modern art and folk art. The Jewish Museum is looking for a self-motivated individual with a strong background in art history and excellent research skills who would like to develop their curatorial skills in a professional, supportive environment.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Assistant Curator
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time, 20 hours/ week

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research via online databases and offsite at local art libraries
  • Maintaining and updating exhibition checklists; communicating with registrars and/or design teams
  • Drafting and mailing loan requests and agreements; checking status
  • Creating Powerpoint presentations for other museum departments
  • Maintaining list of exhibition contacts
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

A B.A. in Art History is required, with demonstrated knowledge of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art history strongly preferred.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern (Arts Administration)

The Position:

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of museum administration and exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment. The Curatorial Intern for Arts Administration will be assigned to assist the Curatorial Department Coordinator with general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, film festivals, presentations, and related special projects.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Curatorial Department Coordinator
Date posted: September 19, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 1-2 days per week

Responsibilities:

The intern would be requested to respond to unsolicited exhibition submissions, process mail for the Department, maintain and update departmental mailing lists, maintain the 6th Floor elevator lobby informational display, process department invoices & receipts while maintaining a budget log, update the exhibition schedule, prepare materials for weekly meetings, schedule meetings, and other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:

  • B.A. and/or M.A. in an arts related field is a must. College juniors and seniors, as well as M.A. candidates in Arts Administration and Museum Studies are invited to apply.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are a must.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Digital Marketing Manager

The Digital Marketing Manager supports digital marketing activities, including targeted email communications, digital advertising, and strategic audience data capture to drive online engagement and on-site visitation to the Museum’s exhibitions, programs, events, as well as membership, Shop, and Russ & Daughters Restaurant.

 

Reporting to the Director of Digital, the role is responsible for overseeing all aspects of digital marketing activities executed through Salesforce Marketing Cloud and its integration with other digital platforms, including email campaign production, digital advertising, and WiFi marketing. As a liaison between the Digital department and colleagues across the institution, the role requires exceptional project management as well as written and interpersonal communications skills. The position will supervise a Digital Marketing Associate and Intern(s).

Department: Digital
Reports to: Director of Digital
Date posted: August 25, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees strategy and administration of Salesforce Marketing Cloud:
    • Work in close collaboration with colleagues in Digital, Marketing, Visitor Experience, Membership, Shop, and IT to develop user journeys and key messages to support audience development strategies
    • Develop project timelines, assets, copy, and data deliverables to ensure successful implementation of campaigns against deadlines and objectives
    • Oversees email list growth and management with meticulous attention to detail
    • In collaboration with the Creative Studio, develop graphics and creative assets aligned with brand and graphic identity
    • Develop engaging and accurate content for targeted email communications, including copy writing/editing, gathering of assets, and routing materials for internal review
    • Ensure integration of Salesforce with other digital platforms, including website (ExpressionEngine) and WiFi marketing vendor (SocialSign.in)
    • Develop and optimize digital advertising campaigns on Google AdWords and Facebook using Salesforce Advertising Studio
    • Gather metrics for internal reporting and optimizing future campaigns
  • Maintain best practices for digital communications and publishing on TheJewishMuseum.org and other digital platforms, following editorial guidelines, and ensuring accuracy, usability, and a consistent institutional voice
  • Support Director of Digital in executing integrated digital communications and content strategy

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises Digital Marketing Associate and Digital Marketing Intern(s)
  • Conduct trainings for staff to manage data or select email campaigns 

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A in Marketing, Business, Art History, or related field
  • 3-7 years digital marketing experience at nonprofit, membership organization, or agency environment
  • Strong production and editorial skills, extremely organized, detail oriented, and ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Extremely organized with excellent project management skills
  • Superior experience in list and data management
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with ability and desire to communicate clearly about digital initiatives with non-technical staff
  • Analytical skills with ability to generate metrics reports using Google Analytics
  • Required Technical Skills: expertise and knowledge of best practices with respect to email service providers (Salesforce a plus), content management systems, basic knowledge of HTML, and major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Desired Technical Skills: information architecture, user experience, design thinking
  • Genuine interest in art and Jewish culture 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3286

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern

We are looking for inspired individuals who would like to join the Curatorial Team of The Jewish Museum and develop their knowledge of exhibition realization in a professional, supportive environment. Fall interns will be assigned to assist Curators with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and related special projects.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Curatorial Associate
Date posted: August 7, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time/ TBD

Responsibilities:

The intern will research specific topics in art, share their research, organize visual material, and perform general administration tasks such as (but not limited to) maintaining checklists and budget logs, mailing and invitation lists, general paperwork, and presentation materials.  Current projects include the painter, Chaïm Soutine, portraiture in the museum’s collections, and further topics in modern art and the museum's collections.  The intern may be asked to research at off-site, public facilities in New York City, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art library (Thomas Watson Library) the library at MOMA, the New York Public Library, etc.  Other tasks will be assigned as the need arises. 

Requirements:

  • B.A. and M.A. candidates in Art History, as well as M.A. Candidates in Arts Administration and Museum Studies preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and excellent organizational, research, and communication skills are a must.

To apply, email internship application, resume, and cover letter to:

Human Resources Coordinator
The Jewish Museum
Phone: (212) 423-3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marketing & Production Coordinator

The Jewish Museum’s Marketing Department oversees the Museum's print and digital advertising, outdoor advertising, direct marketing, and promotional outreach. In addition, the department develops and produces key messaging, collateral, and other material to support the visitor experience of collections and exhibitions, educational programs, membership, and special events.  Marketing works in close collaboration with the Creative Services Department – led by the Consulting Creative Director – the in-house design studio that provides graphic design and print and digital production services to client departments across the Museum.

The Marketing Coordinator plays a key role in supporting all department functions by spearheading project management, trafficking, and budget tracking. The Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Marketing and also supports the Consulting Creative Director by overseeing project workflow within the studio. 

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Associate Director of Marketing
Date posted: July 13, 2017
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Support the Marketing and Creative Services Departments by scheduling project kick-off meetings, developing and managing production schedules, designating workloads to designers in collaboration with the Consulting Creative Director, and routing material for approval
  • Coordinate and implement the Museum’s direct marketing program in accordance with overall marketing strategy
    • Maintain and coordinate the direct mail calendar (invitations, newsletters, brochures and postcards)
    • Oversee list management, selection, quality assurance and evaluation in cooperation with CRM Assistant Systems Manager
    • Manage data  cleanup and NCOA processes in CRM system
    • Serve as key contact with external mail house and external list brokers
  • Interpret Marketing strategy to the Design Studio to facilitate development of effective creative. Support Associate Director of Marketing in developing creative briefs as part of Marketing team.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Communications, Digital, and Visitor Experience to ensure a unified and strategic approach to marketing efforts
  • Track production expenses against budgets to leverage limited resources
    • Negotiate on behalf of the Museum to secure best available rates
    • Manage vendor payments
  • Support the Editorial Brand Manager by proofreading marketing copy against the Jewish Museum Style Guide
  • Oversee interns as necessary
  • Other related administrative duties as needed

Core Copetencies:

  • Superior project management and the ability to successfully shepherd projects through complex workflow processes
  • Candidate must be detail-oriented, extremely organized, and able to tackle multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Competent and comfortable managing budgets and making financial decisions
  • Sound judgement in prioritizing deliverables for multiple clients
  • Self-starter with the ability to work as a team as well as independently problem-solve/trouble-shoot.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to demonstrate flexibility in responding to both internal client, external vendor, and Museum needs

Requirements:

  • B.A./B.S. degree in art history, design, marketing, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Two to three years’ experience in a dynamic office environment
  • Strong eye for detail and brand consistency in all written and visual marketing content
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, with experience in Adobe Create Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign); experience with Basecamp or Air Table a plus
  • Genuine interest in art and/or Jewish history and culture 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator

Founded in 1904 and located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people. The Museum has a unique identity as a hub for art and Jewish culture, drawing on a collection of nearly 30,000 works of historical and contemporary fine art, Judaica, antiquities, folk art, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media. The Museum applies a contemporary lens to its exhibitions, which range from ancient to contemporary art.

 

The Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator will join the Jewish Museum at an exciting time. With the encouragement of an active and committed Board of Trustees, the Museum recently completed a five-year plan to strengthen the institution. This process reinvigorated the Museum’s programming and enabled the Museum to grow its annual operating budget to nearly $20 million. In September 2017, the Museum will open reinstalled galleries that will enhance its ability to showcase the permanent collection, the heart and soul of the institution, in a dynamic and innovative way.

 

The Chief Curator provides leadership for the intellectual content of the Museum’s wide-ranging exhibitions and collections. In partnership with the Museum’s Director, the Chief Curator guides the conceptual development of the Museum’s exhibitions by nurturing a creative and interdisciplinary environment, in which curatorial staff are encouraged to conceive ideas for exhibitions and supported in turning ideas into solid proposals. Working with the Deputy Director, Program Administration, the Chief Curator manages the staff and resources of the Department of Curatorial Affairs. As the standard bearer for the Museum’s scholarship and intellectual integrity, the Chief Curator sets a solid example in his/her own practice. As a member of the senior administrative staff, the Chief Curator reports to the Museum’s Director and contributes to institution-wide vision, planning and policy, and the cultivation and stewardship of donors and fundraising.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director
Date posted: February 3, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With the Director, shapes the institution’s curatorial vision and develops ideas for exhibitions and acquisitions
  • Communicates the curatorial vision to trustees, donors and colleagues in oral, written and visual presentations
  • Curates major exhibitions and authors accompanying publications
  • Mentors and supervises curatorial staff; serves as a role model for staff
  • Establishes departmental priorities including the assignment of projects and the management of departmental resources
  • Contributes to the interpretation and design of exhibitions
  • Works with staff to determine collecting priorities and goals, and supervises curatorial staff in the preparation and presentation of new acquisitions for donation and purchase
  • Builds a global network of scholars, colleagues, artists, collectors and advisors who inform the curatorial practices of the Museum and enable the Museum to secure loans and gifts of art
  • Works with staff in Education, Marketing and Development to build audiences and to identify and cultivate donors for exhibitions, acquisitions, and other institutional priorities
  • Ensures smooth and efficient collaboration between Curatorial and other Museum departments
  • Understands and embraces the evolving role of technology in museums and its potential to deepen visitors’ engagement with art and the Museum itself
  • Prepares lectures and publications for scholarly organizations and represents the Museum at professional symposia, panels and conferences

Requirements:

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS

  • Advanced degree or equivalent in experience
  • At least five years’ experience in a senior curatorial and managerial position
  • Comprehensive and extensive knowledge of art history 
  • Comfort with innovation and change
  • Understanding of the intersection of art and Jewish culture
  • An appreciation for the Jewish Museum’s history and passion for its mission
  • Proven record of exhibition development and interpretation
  • Proven record of scholarship
  • A strong record of success in fundraising and donor relations
  • An inclusive, respectful, organized managerial style that empowers staff and produces results
  • An expansive network and a well-respected profile in the museum field as well as among artists and others engaged in the creative process

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212-423-3286

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Junior Graphic Designer

The Junior Graphic Designer will create engaging materials and support the Museum’s overall graphic design project needs in support of the exhibitions, public programs, and institutional communications. Projects will include print and digital collateral, web content, e-communications and other digital media, environmental and exhibition design, and motion graphics related to institutional, exhibition, development, membership, education and program-related promotional needs. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work with the graphic design firm Topos Graphics.

Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Consulting Creative Designer
Date posted: September 20, 2017
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Design attractive and effective promotional content including print collateral, website pages and calendar listings, e-communications, environmental and exhibition design, motion graphics and other general museum information; and social media content.
  • Work cross-departmentally on multiple publications.
  • Prepare design files for production.
  • Communicate with vendors and other service providers relating to design and fabrication.
  • Adhere to production schedules, budgets and deadlines.
  • Actively stay abreast of current design trends.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or similar.
  • Preferred minimum of one year of experience designing marketing collateral or advertisements, arts and cultural experience a plus.
  • Experience managing multiple projects within tight deadlines.
  • In-depth knowledge of design principles and techniques including web and digital design, web standards and related best practices. Motion and/or environmental design experience a plus.
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite; InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop. HTML, CSS, Keynote, PowerPoint, After Effects a plus.
  • Previous experience supporting brand requirements.
  • Excellent attention to detail, typesetting and typography.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to take direction and build productive working relationships.
  • Interest in art and culture preferred.

For immediate consideration email resume, cover letter and samples of your design/website portfolio to:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant to Director of Development

The Jewish Museum seeks a detailed-oriented, proactive individual to provide essential administrative support and project coordination for the Director of Development, who oversees fundraising for the institution, including Major Gifts, Institutional Giving, Special Events, Membership, and Research. The position requires exceptional organizational skills and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The candidate must possess a strong ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines, and work under varying degrees of supervision (including independently) in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

Successful candidates will be able to handle projects with a can-do attitude, thrive in a role with a high degree of responsibility, and feel comfortable interacting with all levels of the Museum community.

Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Date posted: December 18, 2015
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full Time

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as main administrative support and liaison for the Director of Development
  • Coordinate special projects within and across Development
  • Liaise with Museum Trustees, funders, staff, consultants, vendors and other professional colleagues on behalf of the Director of Development, including drafting and editing letters, emails, and reports
  • Organize and prepare materials for meetings including for the Board Development Committee, donors, and staff
  • In conjunction with the Systems manager, act as the departmental liaison for list management, including invitations, catalogue mailings, and donor lists
  • Assist with Development Director’s  to-do list and contact lists, including making accurate entries into the Development database
  • Manage/schedule Development Director’s busy calendar
  • Provide general administrative support including answering phones, setting up for meetings, greeting guests, filing, mailings, and expense reporting  

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years full-time administrative experience with demonstrated interest in museums and arts & culture organizations
  • A positive attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Exceptional organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work accurately to meet deadlines
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong oral communication skills and phone manner
  • Strong judgment and the ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office and experience with Raiser’s Edge or  Salesforce
  • B.A./B.S. degree required

Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Director of Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
 

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.