Special Events Intern

The Special Events Intern at the Jewish Museum will provide support for the Special Events department on fundraising and other events, including the Purim Ball Gala, New York Jewish Film Festival Opening Night, exhibition previews, donor receptions, and rental events.  

Department: Special Events
Reports to: Special Events Director
Date posted: July 24, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; 12 - 16 hrs/wk

Responsibilities:

  • Mailing list compilation and proofreading
  • General administrative tasks such as filing, archiving, inventory, and assembling rental information packets  
  • Recording RSVPs for exhibition openings
  • Assistance with logistics and event staffing
  • Miscellaneous projects and research, as assigned

Requirements:

  • Current Bachelors or Masters student
  • Superior proofreading skills
  • Strong communication, written, and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce a plus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to periodically work nights and weekends, as necessary
  • Interest in the arts and fundraising 

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 

Associate Director, Human Resources
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 temporary exhibitions at the Museum 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 these events and help 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: July 6, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 14-21 housr per week; with most Thursday nights required (5:00pm-8:00pm)

Responsibilities:

  • Generating research for upcoming programs and events, specifically creating research binders on upcoming exhibitions to facilitate program and 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.

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 Director of Digital, Digital Asset Manager, and Digital Marketing Associate in activities related to the website, blog, email, and social media.

For the fall 2017 season, the Digital Marketing Intern will support exhibitions including Modigliani Unmasked, and Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. 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: July 6, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week / TBD

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain select areas of thejewishmuseum.org and blog
  • Research and draft content for social media channels
  • Track digital projects using project management systems
  • 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.

Judaica Intern - Curatorial Affairs

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. The Judaica intern will be assigned to assist the Henry J. Leir Curator with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and collection-related matters. The intern will help with the implementation of a new collection display, as well as contemporary Judaica commissions of textile, graphic, and ceramic works. 

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Henry J. Leir Curator
Date posted: July 6, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week / 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.  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 include 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.

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: July 6, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week / TBD

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.

Modern and Contemporary Art Intern - Curatorial Affairs

The Curatorial Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in learning about curatorial work centerng modern and contemporary art.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Curatorial Associate
Date posted: July 5, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 1-2 days per week / TBD

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.
  • Performing various tasks as they arise.

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.
  • Impeccable 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 Assistant

The Curatorial Assistant assists with assigned exhibitions, acquisitions and other tasks in the Department of Curatorial Affairs. He or she works with in-house curators and guest curators on exhibitions organized by the Jewish Museum; assists curators with acquisitions for the collection and assists with the coordination of exhibitions borrowed from other institutions. 

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Deputy Director, Program Administration/Chief Curator
Date posted: July 5, 2017
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and research initial exhibition concepts and ideas for acquisitions; conduct research on individual artists, movements and works of art, as well as more historical research
  • Prepare preliminary exhibition checklists; draft correspondence; research and locate objects for exhibitions and acquisitions; process loan requests and agreements; prepare presentations; and provide support for the curators in maintaining effective relationships with lenders
  • Draft and edit text for catalogues, brochures and exhibitions, including text panels, labels, essays, catalogue entries
  • Liaise with artists and colleagues to develop sustainable and symbiotic relationships that will propel the museum’s reputation and image
  • Assist guest curators, exhibition and graphic designers and other consultants by providing them with information as directed by the curators
  • Provide information to the registrars and exhibitions manager as requested; work as a team with staff in education, digital media, marketing, visitor services, operations, communications and development to ensure that strategies for interpretation, promotion, audience development and fundraising have required information
  • Work with curatorial staff on agenda’s for regular department staff meetings and acquisition committee meetings
  • Assist with travelling exhibitions; help prepare budget, materials, and instructions for exhibitions and objects to travel
  • Review proposals from donors or vendors for gifts/purchases of works of art
  • Interview and supervise interns and temporary employees--assign tasks and schedules, and monitor work plans
  • Assist curators in docent training, including walkthroughs and slide-lectures in consultation with education department
  • Process payments and assist in the preparation of fiscal year budgets and overall project budget; monitor exhibition and acquisition budgets and endowed funds for conservation and acquisitions
  • Perform administrative functions in connection with daily museum and departmental business.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or M.A. degree in art history, museum management or administration or related humanities field
  • Professional/administrative experience in the form of temporary assignments/internships of one-two years
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary art, art history and interest in Jewish history and culture
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of German, French, Spanish or Hebrew language a plus
  • Computer and digital media literacy

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

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 Coordinator
Date posted: July 3, 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 (Raiser’s Edge);
  • 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.

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 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 upcoming art and culture exhibitions exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture as seen through a contemporary lens, 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:

  • Modigliani Unmasked, an exhibition of early drawings by Amedeo Modigliani, many of which are being shown for the first time in the United States.  These works help to illuminate Modigliani's heritage as an Italian Sephardic Jew as pivotal to understanding his artistic output.
  • Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the first comprehensive U.S. exhibition drawn from The Israel Museum’s world-renowned collection of Jewish costumes, showcasing over 100 articles of clothing from the 18th to 20th centuries from over 20 countries on four continents.
  • Scenes from the Collection, the Jewish Museum’s new collection exhibition, which will feature more than 650 works from antiquities to contemporary art.
  • The 27th annual New York Jewish Film Festival, the pre-eminent showcase for cinema exploring the diversity of the Jewish experience around the world, presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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: July 3, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days per week / TBD

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 for 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.

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: June 29, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 3 days per week / TBD

Responsibilities:

Intern will assist staff with:

  • Family tours 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.

Film Festival Intern

The intern will assist with preparations for the 2018 New York Jewish Film Festival, an annual festival co-presented by the Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center.

The intern may also assist with preparations for Television and Beyond, a project in the new collection display, which presents a rotating selection of television clips from the Museum’s Broadcast Archive.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator, Director of NY Jewish Film Festival
Date posted: June 26, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; Schedule TBD

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in processing submissions for the Film Festival
  • Write descriptions and assessments of select submitted films
  • Assist with communications with filmmakers and distributors
  • Assist with gathering materials about the Film Festival for marketing and publicity purposes
  • Assist with preparations for Television and Beyond
  • Assist with organizing materials related to the Broadcast Archive

If possible:

  • Assist with Film Festival on site at Lincoln Center (Jan. 10-23, 2018)

Requirements:

  • B.A or M.A. in Media Studies, Museum Studies, Curatorial Studies, or an arts-related field
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm for film and media; familiarity with museums. 

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

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Membership Intern

Assist the Membership Department staff in all areas related to membership development, fund raising and member services and benefits. This is an excellent opportunity to observe the inner workings of a non-profit organization, as well as to gain experience working within a museum, and to learn non-profit membership department and development practices. Great opportunity to learn a database program.

Department: Membership
Reports to: Director of Membership/Membership Associate/Membership Assistant
Date posted: June 26, 2017
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Flexible during Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, or as arranged

Responsibilities:

Essential Internship Functions:

  • Assist membership staff with membership service tasks.
  • Administrative duties that include responding to member requests, answering phones, executing financial transactions and data entry.
  • Customer Service duties that include welcoming members to museum (lobby membership desk), answering member calls, meeting member requests, assisting with Membership events.

Secondary Internship Functions: 

  • Assisting staff in meeting member requests.
  • Filing and clerical duties.
  • Executing financial transactions.
  • Providing information to members and visitors.

Requirements:

  • Must be working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field of Development, Museum Studies, nonprofit management or Art History/ History.
  • Have an interest in Membership and Development.
  • Team-oriented, flexible, and a strong attention to detail.
  • Good people skills and high levels of patience.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

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.

Analyst, Prospect Strategy & Research

The Analyst, Prospect Strategy & Research is responsible for managing and executing the Jewish Museum’s donor research for individuals, foundations, and corporations. The position provides direct prospect research services to and for the senior fundraisers and Museum leadership.

The Analyst, Prospect Strategy & Research reports to the Deputy Director of Development and works closely with the fundraising team as a partner in helping achieve fundraising goals through the creation of prospect profiles, meeting briefings, and event facebooks. S/he insures a steady stream of new prospects is being researched as being capable of charitable gifts of at least $10,000. The position also oversees the timely movement of previously identified prospects through the various cultivation stages leading to solicitation.

Strong project management, organizational, and communication skills are important in this position. 

Department: Development
Reports to: Deputy Director of Development
Date posted: June 8, 2017
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining an overall knowledge of the Museum’s top prospects to assist fundraisers in developing appropriate cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies; and referencing and representing that information at meetings and in discussions, as needed.
  • Leveraging data analytics, prospect research tools, relationship mapping, and proactive research strategies to identify board candidates and major gift prospects whose interests align with fundraising priorities.
  • Providing intelligence that informs the development of tailored cultivation and engagement strategies, including approximately 200 prospect profiles annually.
  • Collaborating with senior development staff and the Museum director’s office to create briefing documents for high-level meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Coordinating an effective moves management system with support from the Deputy Director of Development and the senior development team.
  • Assisting the Deputy Director of Development with the Trustee pipeline, prospects, profiles, and reports.
  • Creating facebooks for development staff highlighting expected VIP attendees of major Museum events.
  • Managing and disseminating a weekly briefing that captures pertinent news on major donors and prospects.
  • Developing and overseeing the research department’s budget, policies, and procedures.
  • Evaluating research tools and emerging technologies and coordinating vendor relations.
  • Ensuring adherence to professional research standards and ethics of prospect research. 

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of direct experience as a researcher for development/fundraising in the non-profit field, preferably in the arts.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with iWave, LexisNexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, and other prospect research subscription services.
  • Proficiency in conceptualizing and developing proactive prospecting methodologies using such tools as constituent list segmentation, data-mining, and electronic and peer screenings.
  • Understanding of wealth indicators and ability to translate such information into prospect ratings and gift estimates.
  • Strong analytical skills, including expertise in the modeling and analysis of data.
  • Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information and to judge how and with whom this information should be shared.
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly with Salesforce and the Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Strong commitment to quality work and high productivity.
  • Strong organizational skills and to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Desire to be an integral part of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

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

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Desktop Support Specialist

The Helpdesk / Systems Support Specialist will 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: April 21, 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

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

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.

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.