Digital Asset Manager

The Digital Asset Manager is the key knowledge owner and strategist for the Jewish Museum’s Digital Asset Management (DAM) system (NetX), centralizes visual assets and supports NetX interactions with related systems. The Manager organizes and oversees the collection, import, and distribution of the museum’s diverse digital assets. Major responsibilities include implementing and refining metadata taxonomy framework; uploading and tagging assets; managing and troubleshooting imports; and maintaining metadata and general system maintenance. Reporting to the Assistant Director, Collections and working across the institution, also oversees integration of the DAM system with the Museum’s digital platforms and databases, including but not limited to TMS, the website, mobile apps, and other platforms.

Department: Program Administration
Reports to: Assistant Director, Collections
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and maintains the process and workflows to inform how and when digital assets are archived.
  • Defines, implements, and manages asset categorization, labels, taxonomies, and metadata standards that are robust, scalable, and user-friendly.
  • Works with key staff to locate and transfer important physical and digital assets from Museum’s various repositories and secures new assets created by the museum into NetX, as appropriate. Partners closely with the Collections Management Associate to ingest new collection photography and ensure information linked from TMS is accurately mapped into NetX.
  • Manages user access to NetX. Creates user accounts with variable security and access rights. Defines user roles and responsibilities. Trains and educates Museum staff on DAM system usage and best practices; promotes use of the Dam system and provides technical support to staff.
  • Leads Museum-wide DAM software administration and configuration. Works with internal and external technical support partners to manage the relationship with the DAM system vendor NetX; oversees general system maintenance, troubleshooting, and bug fixes.
  • Maintains the integration between NetX and internal collections managements system (TMS) and external display of content on the Museum website. Works with the Museum’s technology vendors to ensure successful integration of NetX data and assets on the Museum’s website.
  • Collaborates with Rights & Reproductions Coordinator to develop, implement, and support workflows in NetX as well as ongoing content usage and licensing rights needed.
  • Expands the accessibility of images from Museum collections and exhibitions to thejewishmuseum.org and other digital platforms.
  • Stays current with emerging standards and practices in the field.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of archives and/or digital asset management experience required, preferably at a museum, library, visual arts, or academic institution
  • Master’s degree of coursework in library and/or information science preferred
  • Experience with Adobe Bridge, Photoshop, and SQL server; experience with NetX and TMS a plus
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Self-motivated, organized, and proactive with meticulous attention to detail
  • Understanding of legal issues around digital asset use; familiarity with copyright issues preferred
  • Collaborative approach to working with staff across the institution and the ability to communicate clearly about technical issues in an accessible way
  • Enthusiasm for increasing institutional, educational, and public access to digital cultural content
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

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Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Box Office & Group Sales Associate

The Box Office & Group Sales Associate will be responsible for overseeing the Museum’s reception, Box Office, and Group Sales functions. As a member of the Visitor Experience Department the incumbent will oversee all phone and email correspondences to the Museum’s main channels, ensure all programs, admission categories, and tours are entered in the POS, will be responsible for prospecting, and booking group visits, tracking Box Office data, coordinating daily operations related to group visits and box office duties, and ensuring exceptional customer service. The incumbent will collaborate with staff across The Jewish Museum to ensure prompt and courteous response to audience inquiries and requests.

Department: Visitor Experience
Reports to: Assistant Manager of Visitor Experience
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-time, Monday - Friday

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the main information and reception point for the Museum, ensuring a professional, customer-focused, and welcoming service for all guests and visitors.
  • Become an in-house expert on the Museum’s box office POS system. Maintain POS data and reporting including entering calendar events, maintaining admissions categories, and updating automated email confirmations. Contribute to long-term maintenance of the POS system, including planning for system enhancements and managing relationships with IT team and third party vendor.
  • Coordinate and book reservations for group ticket sales and (both onsite and virtual) programs and tours through the POS ticketing system.
  • Identify, communicate, and resolve any ticketing or customer service issues.
  • Manage guest communications, including pre-visit reminders, post visit surveys, and general inquiries (via telephone, email, and in-person).
  • Enter customer reservations, process payments, and distribute confirmations and tickets.
  • In collaboration with other departments, manage implementation of discounts, coupons, and promotions.
  • Provide administrative support to ensure updated Museum information is shared with external partners and affiliates and update discount and affiliate categories on the Museum’s website.
  • Prepare timely sales, attendance, and ticket-buyer demographic reports for senior management.
  • Follow up on inquiries for adult tours through email or Google Tour Request Form.
  • Correspond with adult groups about adult tours offerings - familiarize oneself with exhibitions and collection.
  • Book tours in Acme Ticketing and send confirmations and invoices to group leaders.
  • Follow up on payment for tours and process payments through POS.
  • Liaise with Education Staff to engage educators to lead tours.
  • Prepare public information such as box office and phone tree scripts to ensure customers are knowledgeable about the Museum’s offerings.
  • Provide excellent customer service and attention to the needs of our constituents by phone and email.
  • Cultivate an inclusive environment in alignment with The Jewish Museum’s strategic Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) plan and commitments.
  • Other administrative tasks and special projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • 2-5 years professional experience
  • Prior experience in and sincere interest in hospitality and customer service
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize work and resources
  • Professional demeanor and ability to work well with staff and visitors of diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Tech savvy; Mac and PC proficiency; fluent with MS Office Suite
  • Experience with ticketing software platforms preferred
  • Genuine interest in art, and in Jewish culture
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

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Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Exhibitions Manager

Reporting to the Director of Program Administration, the Exhibitions Manager serves as a project manager for temporary special exhibitions, collection rotations, and traveling exhibitions within the context of the Jewish Museum’s robust exhibition program, overseeing and implementing all aspects of the planning process. The Director of Exhibitions is responsible for the management of assigned projects from approval through installation. Produces and communicates project plans while working closely with various departments across the Museum.

Department: Curatorial
Reports to: Director of Program Administration
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • B.A. degree in art, art history, museum administration, museum studies, or a related field preferred.
  • At least 4 years relevant experience managing complex exhibition programs or similar, including financial analysis, insurance, and budgets.
  • Experience with fine arts insurance, knowledge of standard museum loan and registration processes; understanding of art handling and transportation best practices.
  • Aptitude to work across departments and disciplines in a highly collaborative, goal-oriented manner; ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting.
  • High degree of organizational skill and ability to handle multiple projects in various stages of development; demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective and diplomatic negotiation skills.
  • Command of Excel spreadsheets, superior budgeting and contract preparation skills.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

Requirements:

Exhibition Planning and Implementation:

Prepares and implements exhibition timelines, guiding the planning process simultaneously for several exhibitions at various stages of development.

  • Prepares, monitors, and revises workplans that outline the workflow and deadlines for four major exhibitions and up to ten smaller exhibitions (including rotations of the permanent collection) annually for each exhibition’s team, including: curator(s), registrar, publications, designers, and installation crew. Tracks receipt of deliverables.
  • Schedules and leads quarterly and monthly planning meetings, create agendas, and follow-up on action items related to exhibition planning.
  • Main point of contact for exhibition related contractors, including exhibition designers, fabricators, and other vendors. Fields queries and correspondence internally as appropriate.
  • Reviews and disperses exhibition schematic drawings to key staff for review and approval. Troubleshoots and makes suggestions to keep designs within scope and on budget.
  • Drafts contracts, creates budgets, monitors expenses, and advises on insurance requirements for assigned exhibitions.
  • Coordinates Director review/approval process of exhibition design elements, liaising with exhibition designers and curators.
  • Runs the floor during exhibition installations, managing administrative and production issues as they arise. Demonstrates initiative and proactive thinking to solve problems swiftly and independently in complex situations.
  • Oversees the production and installation of artist fabricated exhibition components. With design and publications, manages workflows for exhibition graphics.
  • Plans, schedules, and assigns work for external vendors in relation to the exhibition. Plans and establishes work schedules, deadlines and standards for acceptable work.

Communications:

Establishes communications, generates positive relations, tracks information and follows through on arrangements with lenders, artists, participating venues, contractors, and relevant staff members.

  • Drafts, negotiates, and executes exhibition-related agreements with third parties in consultation with key stakeholders and Chief Counsel.
  • Monitors contracts and payment schedules for all independent consultants/contractors working on exhibitions.
  • Prepares pitch materials to solicit institutions as traveling exhibition venues. Tracks related correspondence offering exhibitions, and maintains records on past and potential venues.
  • Disseminates exhibition information to Museum departments and facilitates interdepartmental communication regarding exhibition process and progress.
  • Represents the department in meetings regarding administration of assigned exhibitions.

Departmental:

Manages exhibition budgeting, ensures clear communications surrounding the budgeting process, disseminates key information regarding exhibitions interdepartmentally, and streamlines the exhibition production process.

  • Develops, tracks, and reconciles exhibition budgets totaling $2.5–3M annually. Works with curators, registrars, and operations to track exhibition expenses.
  • For traveling exhibitions, creates prorated expense budgets and tracks reimbursable expenses for the life of the tour.
  • Spearheads the annual exhibition budgeting process and calls budget creation and re-projection meetings. Reports budget information to DD of Finance, Chief Curator, development, and other departments as necessary.
  • Schedules and chairs a monthly inter-departmental logistics meeting. Creates agendas with key stakeholders, coordinates presentations, and creates notes of action items following each meeting.
  • Manages, with IT, permissions for exhibitions related files on Museum server. Organizes file structure for exhibition file drive.
  • Participates in discussions about Museum-wide efficiency and use of technology
  • Reviews exhibition procedures and recommends methods for improving efficiency

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Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interim Curatorial Assistant

The Jewish Museum seeks a Temporary Curatorial Assistant who is capable of independent thinking and content generation, as well as supporting others in planning, researching, and executing exhibitions, programs, and other administrative duties. Through work on this program and others, the Curatorial Assistant will develop and maintain excellent relationships with artists, scholars, collectors, and curatorial colleagues with and beyond the Museum.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Part-time, 6 Months Term

Responsibilities:

  • Provide foundation research for major projects in development, including assembling documentation on individual artists, movements and works of art, maintaining relationships with studios and galleries, and liaising as needed with artists and their representatives.
  • Work with staff in education, digital media, marketing, visitor services, operations, communications, and development to ensure smooth communication and deadline coordination for projects in development.
  • Prepare preliminary exhibition checklists. Research and locate objects for exhibitions and acquisitions. Secure loans and maintain effective relationships with lenders.
  • Write and edit for label copy, press releases, catalogues, brochures and exhibitions, including text panels, essays, and catalogue entries.
  • Review proposals from artists, donors or vendors for gifts/purchase of works of art.
  • Draft clear and succinct exhibition narratives to be utilized for communications, fundraising for exhibitions, acquisitions and soliciting major gifts.
  • Assist the collections manager in supervising cataloging of permanent collection; do research as necessary; schedule conservation evaluations and arrange for framing and conservation of works in permanent collection in consultation with registrar.
  • Perform administrative functions in connection with daily museum and departmental business. Participate in the work of museum committees as assigned.

Requirements:

  • B.A. degree in art history; M.A. preferred
  • Broad knowledge of general art history. Specific interest in feminist art, Latinx art, African American art, or LGBTQ art preferred
  • Interest in Jewish history and culture
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Computer and digital media literacy; working knowledge of The Gallery System, TMS a plus.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Per Diem Access Educator

The Per Diem Access Educator works with participants with memory loss and other access audiences to facilitate in-person and virtual, interactive, multisensory partnership programs – which include art exploration and a studio component – for the Education Department in a freelance capacity. At this time we are looking for educators to work with our memory loss program partner organizations in Staten Island and Queens and with our long standing school partners in Brooklyn and the Bronx. The ideal candidate is someone who is warm and energetic, interested in inclusivity and community-building, and who possesses a strong background in art history, studio art, and/or museum teaching. Availability to teach both Sunday and weekday programs is preferred. Teaching possibilities beyond memory loss and school partnerships include programs for visitors who are blind/have low vision, monthly programs for visitors with memory loss, visitors with developmental or learning disabilities and additional school programs.

Department: Education
Reports to: Assistant Director of School Programs and Outreach
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Schedule: On-Call, as Needed

Responsibilities:

· Develop and facilitate multi-session partnership programs for participants with dementia and their care partners

· Collaborate with staff and a team of per diem educators on creating programs, developing new partnerships an trainings, and reflecting on/evaluating program growth

· Participate in lectures and workshops in conjunction with museum exhibitions

· Contribute to the growing Jewish Museum access community

Requirements:

· Experience working in arts programming for individuals with dementia required

· Additional experience working with individuals who are blind or have low vision and/or with intellectual or developmental disabilities preferred

· Previous inquiry and object-based teaching experience in an arts organization

· Comfort with art materials and facilitating studio experiences

· A flexible schedule, with both Sunday and weekday availability preferred

· Willingness to travel to partnership sites in the outer boroughs

· Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128 

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Membership Associate

The Membership Associate is the point person for member communications, events, and sales across all channels, including onsite at the Museum. The Associate works collaboratively on strategies to increase membership conversion, retention, reactivation, and upgrades across all channels, and manages the Museum’s relationships with key vendors to plan and execute mail, email, and telemarketing campaigns throughout the year. The Associate is in constant communication with members and develops strategies to steward members into higher levels of giving, while also assisting with gift processing, reporting, and customer service. The Associate reports to the Director of Membership and Development Operations, and works closely with teams across the Museum, including Membership and Development Operations, Major Gifts, Visitor Experience, Audience Development, and more.

Department: Membership
Reports to: Director of Membership & Development Operations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively to facilitate all aspects of the member journey
    • Coordinate member benefits and acknowledgement and ensure timely fulfillment of membership materials
    • Oversee mailed monthly membership renewal series
    • Create, schedule, and send member email correspondence (welcome series, monthly erenewals, enews, event invitations)
    • Work with Audience Development on member outreach via social media
  • Work with key staff and vendors on seasonal lapsed/acquisition and upgrade campaigns in mail, email, and telemarketing channels
  • Work with Visitor Experience team to maximize member conversion onsite and ensure that members have a positive experience on every visit
    • Keep team members informed about member benefits and events and develop sales strategies
  • Coordinate member events virtually and at the Museum, including gallery talks, previews, Curator’s Choice Lectures, and more
  • Develop strategies to maximize member engagement, and reactivate and steward members up to higher levels of giving through personal outreach
  • Spearhead seasonal appeal fundraising efforts across all channels
  • Work closely with Audience Development on seasonal member newsletter content and strategy
  • Assist on member travel program research and marketing
  • Assist with gift processing and customer service as needed
  • Assist on tracking membership budget, revenue, and reporting
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • 3-4 years’ experience in membership or development preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of donors
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Previous experience with Salesforce or other database preferred
  • Excellent project management and computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and interact with staff at all levels; be detail-oriented
  • Creative, analytical, energetic team player and self-starter with a good sense of humor and a strong desire to succeed
  • Willing to work overtime periodically as needed, in office and at events, including evenings, weekends, and some National holidays.
  • Interest in museums, cultural institutions, or nonprofits a plus
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128 

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Digital Communications Associate

The Digital Communications Associate supports all aspects of the Museum’s audience-facing messaging. The role is responsible for generating, adapting, and coordinating content for the Museum’s digital platforms to support audience development goals. Core deliverables include short- and long-form content for the Jewish Museum’s social media channels, website, blog, and other related or relevant platforms. The role also supports media relations activities for the Museum.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing Communications, the Digital Communications Associate is a member of the Digital Content & Communications Department, which develops and executes integrated promotional strategies across all channels to raise the profile of the Museum, increase onsite visitation and online engagement, and support audience development goals for all aspects of the Museum’s operations.

Department: Digital Content & Communications
Reports to: Director of Marketing Communications
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Digital Content & Communications Department on developing multichannel promotional strategies and tailoring them to digital editorial channels.
    • In collaboration with the Director of Marketing Communications, draft content for the Museum’s social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and new channels that may develop in the future.
    • Leverage expertise in social media platforms, current trends, and best practices.
    • Ideate, research, write, copy edit, fact-check, and gather assets to support editorial channels.
    • Develop and track relevant goals and internal KPIs for benchmarking and optimizing social media activities.
    • Collaborate with colleagues across the Museum (Curatorial, Development, Membership, Education, etc.) to adapt messaging into audience-appropriate content.
    • Translate academic prose into audience-focused messaging with clear calls to action.
    • Support outside vendors in the creation of video assets.
    • Work with the Museum’s Studio team on templates and assets as needed.
  • Support media relations activities for the Museum.
    • Manages, formats, and tracks distribution of news releases and press preview invitations.
    • Manages the press coverage records and reporting, including organization and distribution of regular coverage reports to the Director, Museum staff, and Board.
    • Writes and/or edits press releases as assigned.
    • Ensures that the Press Room on the Museum’s website is up-to-date and meets press expectations.
    • Expands the Museum’s visibility through listings for exhibitions and public programs in print and online outlets.
    • Manages photo and television shoots, and supervises photographers for special events and exhibition installation photography
    • Responsible for the production of all press previews, including logistics, refreshments, and press kits.
    • Fields inbound phone and email inquiries from press, including image requests, requests for information, fact checking, etc.
    • Maintains press list in Museum-wide CRM (Salesforce).
  • As needed and on a project-basis, support the Department’s digital platforms through involvement in website development and maintenance, email marketing, and CRM strategies.
  • May supervise intern(s), freelancers, and work closely with outside vendors.
  • As needed, provide administrative support to the Department, including financial reporting, accounts payable, etc.
  • Attends evening and weekend events, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

● 2+ years work experience.

● Excellent writing, proofreading, and verbal communications skills.

● Active user and fluent in social media best practices.

● Competent computer skills; basic knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud required; experience in website content management systems preferred; basic knowledge of HTML.

● Personable team player.

● Analytical skills with ability to generate metrics reports using Google Analytics.

● Creative problem-solver able to work nimbly in a deadline-oriented manner.

● Knowledge of/interest in art and working at an art museum

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chief Development Officer

The Jewish Museum seeks an extraordinary leader to oversee its Development division and diverse philanthropic initiatives. Reporting to the Museum’s Director, the successful candidate will play an integral role on the Museum’s senior leadership team and will bring a unique blend of energy, creativity and strategy to the task of expanding the Museum’s support base through fundraising. An enthusiastic collaborator and thought partner, the Chief Development Officer will lead a team of nineteen development professionals with expertise in major gifts, institutional giving, membership, special events, and development operations.

 

The successful candidate will thrive in dynamic settings with dedicated stakeholders and Trustees and serve as an impassioned ambassador for the Museum and its growth. A desire to sustain and enhance the Museum’s active donors while cultivating new relationships will be critical. The Chief Development Officer will embrace the creative culture of the institution and enjoy collaborating with curators and programmers to advance support for the exhibitions and educational programs that are at its core. They will have a proven track record of closing significant gifts of six figures, working in close coordination with the Director and senior team. Professionalism, trustworthiness, honesty, and belief in the institution’s mission will be hallmarks of the Chief Development Officer’s success as an essential member of the Museum’s staff and key contributor to its financial future.

 

The Museum’s artistic and educational programs have generated critical acclaim and excitement from the communities it serves. With its notable collection, acclaimed exhibitions, meaningful public programs, and talented staff, the Jewish Museum is poised to embark on a new chapter in its history. At a time when its mission as an identity-based organization is more important than ever, this is an exciting opportunity to help strengthen the institution and its impact.

Department: Development
Reports to: Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a strategic, comprehensive fundraising plan that ensures effective results and meets both annual and long-term financial goals
  • Successfully lead the development team in securing $13+ million in annual support, in addition to endowed and capital gifts
  • Take a central role in cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts, including identifying and stewarding prospective donors and new Trustees
  • Oversee efforts in securing financial resources which will support the Museums Strategic Plan and ambitious Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Plan goals
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Board Development Committee and Committee on Trustees
  • Represent the Museum at key donor and foundation meetings and events
  • Establish revenue plans and implement performance goals, objectives, and action plans; generate buy-in around a data-driven approach to goal-setting and benchmarking
  • Produce detailed reports on the Museum’s fundraising for the Director, executive team and Board
  • Supervise and mentor a department of nineteen full-time staff with five direct reports
  • Serve as part of the Director’s senior leadership team

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years of proven fundraising experience, preferably in the non-profit, Museum or cultural sectors, with five or more years demonstrated success at the director level of a similarly-sized organization
  • Experience in the planning, implementing and managing comprehensive fundraising campaigns, including experience with capital campaigns
  • Demonstrated experience with multiple categories of giving such as major gifts, foundation and corporate support, planned giving, and special events
  • A demonstrated capacity to lead, manage and motivate a large team
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend events and to travel as needed
  • Proficiency in CRM systems, Salesforce preferred
  • A passion for and commitment to the Jewish Museum’s mission
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree desirable
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)  

Send Resume with Cover Letter To: 

Director, Human Resources 

The Jewish Museum 

1109 Fifth Avenue 

New York, NY 10128 

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law. 

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Museum Intern

The Jewish Museum is offering a virtual or hybrid internship opportunity for an individual on the autism spectrum who is interested in the administrative aspect of working in an art museum. The intern will have the opportunity to work in a variety of departments at the Museum including Education, Membership, and Marketing.

Reports to: Manager of School and Educator Programs
FLSA Status: Paid Internship
Schedule: 10 hours per week

Responsibilities:

The intern will be assigned a selection of the following tasks below depending on their interests and strengths:

  • Data entry using Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
  • Entering and updating constituent information into Salesforce and Acme Ticketing to track the success of telemarketing campaigns
  • Research projects for the Marketing Department including investigating exhibitions at other museum and ways to promote Museum programs 
  • Observe Education programs in all areas including School, Adult, Family, Teen, and Access
  • Attend curatorial lectures on current and upcoming exhibitions
  • Follow up with virtual tour participants about payment and with evaluation forms
  • Create slideshow presentations for virtual tours
  • Prepare materials for school partnerships
  • Learn about the Jewish Museum, its history and collection
  • Participate in educational programming with larger Jewish Museum intern cohort; attend virtual talks and field trips

Requirements:

  • An interest in art history or visual arts
  • A strong interest in working in museums
  • Comfortable using a computer
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Applications, 
  • Willingness to learn or familiarity with Zoom, Salesforce, Acme Ticketing, The Museum System (TMS), and NetX
  • Comfortable working remotely, independently, and without direct supervision
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)  

Human Resources Coordinator

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.  The Jewish Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristics prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Chief of Staff

The Jewish Museum seeks an entrepreneurial Chief of Staff to serve as a trusted right-hand to the Director, enabling her to efficiently manage a wide range of priorities and constituents, including internal and external stakeholders, the Jewish Museum Board of Trustees, staff, funders and external partners. This is a highly strategic and facilitative role that requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, natural self-motivation, flexibility, strong analytical ability, and the highest level of attention to detail. 

 

The ideal candidate will be able to anticipate needs and directives before they arise and ensure that the Director is well prepared for each day and its unique set of challenges/opportunities. In addition to all-encompassing support of the Director, this is a highly collaborative role in which the ideal Chief of Staff will nurture trusting, communicative relationships with the other members of senior staff and serve as a clarifying presence in a complex environment.  

Department: Director's Office
Reports to: Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

The job duties of this position are fluid and evolving, but generally encompass the following primary responsibilities: 

1)    Preparing and facilitating critical path meetings. These include face-to-face meetings and calls with Trustees, donors, the senior leadership team, and other internal and external stakeholders. The Chief of Staff is responsible for ensuring the Director’s time is leveraged effectively, by engaging the right participants, setting the agenda, and ensuring the Director is well prepared.  

2)    Proactively identifying issues and supporting effective communication.  The Chief of Staff elevates issues about which the Director should be aware, and, conversely, represents the Director’s position in a myriad of contexts. By keeping both the Director and senior leaders informed of issues and initiatives, the Chief of Staff plays a critical role in the efficient flow of information across the Museum. 

3)    Drafting communications on behalf of the Director. The Chief of Staff must be a skilled and direct writer who can emulate the Director’s “voice” for a large volume of communications, including remarks at special events, meeting talking points, and materials for various speaking engagements involving internal and external audiences.  

4)    Serving as Board Liaison.  The Chief of Staff will get to know each of the Museum’s Trustees and will ensure that the needs of Trustees are handled with utmost care and big-picture view.  The Chief of Staff plays a leading role in ensuring that Trustees stay properly informed and in preparing Board of Trustee and Board committee meetings, including helping to set engaging agendas, coordinating speakers, managing content and materials, and with the Director’s Executive Assistant, ensuring that Board meetings and events are properly scheduled, handled and attended. 

5)    Facilitating special Director-initiated projects. While many Director-initiated projects will find homes among the division leaders and their staffs, others will more appropriately reside within the office of the Director and be facilitated by the Chief of Staff. Projects may range from overseeing a Board retreat, to convening thought leaders on various cultural and curatorial initiatives, to supporting critical building initiatives relating to capital campaign planning. 

6)    Tracking and monitoring progress related to the Museum’s Strategic Plan and Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion (DEAI) Plan.  The Museum has just finished a strategic planning process, which outlines the Museum’s priorities over the next 3-5 years.  The Museum is also in the process of finalizing a DEAI Plan, which contains goals, timelines and deliverables across all areas of the Museum.  The Chief of Staff will play a critical role in the success of these plans, by ensuring that Departments stay on track and that key stakeholders stay informed and aware of progress and obstacles to progress.     

7)    Overseeing Museum-wide metrics. The Chief of Staff will be responsible for monitoring success metrics across departments on a monthly basis, compiling a visual “dashboard” summary that allows the Museum to effectively benchmark its goals. 

Requirements:

  • 10+ years relevant work experience, ideally in a nonprofit or cultural organization with an understanding of corporate governance protocols and the overall cultural landscape
  • Highly-developed communications skills (written/verbal), with an ability to work effectively with a highly visual thinker 
  • Capacity for intuitive, idea-based planning as well as data-driven implementation and analysis   
  • A desire to attend Museum and industry events, which may include occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to successfully navigate multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment 
  • Unquestionable ethics, integrity, and trust 
  • A good sense of humor and a calm demeanor under pressure
  • Knowledge of the art world is desirable
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)  

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:
 
Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Director of Program Administration

The Jewish Museum seeks a highly experienced museum professional, strategic thinker, and diplomatic partner to work with the Chief Curator in developing operational excellence related to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. A critical position that serves as a manager and communication conduit, the role requires excellent verbal and written skills and an ability to liaise with senior leadership both within the organization and with external partners.  Managing a full roster of staff and contractors, the Director of Program Administration will oversee a diverse set of support functions, including exhibition administration, planning, design and construction, as well as collection management, archives, and registration. Candidates who enjoy the teamwork involved in executing complex projects will be fulfilled in this job; this is an exceptional opportunity for talented administrators to have a transformative effect on the inner workings of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. 

Department: Curatorial
Reports to: Susan & Elihu Rose Chief Curator & Deputy Director, Programs
Date posted: July 8, 2021
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time / 5 days a week / 35 hours

Responsibilities:

  • With the Chief Curator, lead the Museum’s long-range exhibition planning to create a well-balanced calendar that supports the Museum’s vision and institution-wide priorities.
  • Work closely with the Exhibitions Manager to ensure an appropriate pace and workflow for the exhibition schedule and related timelines, including permanent collection galleries and rotations. 
  • Communicate regularly and solicit feedback from senior leadership on suggested lineup of shows and related budgets, funding opportunities, audience engagement initiatives, and staffing needs.
  • Oversee the annual and long-range budgeting process for direct curatorial expenses related to exhibitions, collection management, conservation, visual resources and special projects. 
  • Supervise the program administration staff, including the registrars, exhibition management team, archives, and collection management team; mentor and invest in the professional development of direct reports. 
  • Oversee development and implementation of agreements and/or contracts with external vendors, including guest curators, and designers. 
  • Facilitate and maintain positive relationships with artists, foundations, museums, vendors, and consultants and intercede when needed to assist in negotiations and communications with outside parties. 
  • Advise the curatorial staff on big-picture decisions related to the exhibition design process, including graphics, lighting, AV and other technical components, fabrication, construction and installation. 
  • Ensure design decisions and gallery architecture encompass a thoughtful consideration of accessibility needs and best practices. 
  • Develop a traveling exhibition strategy that leverages institutional partnerships and supports cost sharing as well as extends the Museum’s brand to other communities, nationally and internationally. 
  • Partner with the Visitor Experience, Publications, and Education staff to enhance the Museum’s interpretation, digital learning and evaluation efforts. 
  • Create process and implement tools to increase efficiency and foster cross-departmental collaboration throughout the Museum.  
  • Work with appropriate staff to develop and oversee the implementation of an archives strategy, creating process and leveraging tools to ensure that the Museum’s digital assets and physical records are properly preserved, managed, and accessed.   
  • With the Head Registrar, strategize about the Museum’s long-term insurance needs and advise on Domestic and International Indemnity applications.
  • With the Collections Manager, strategize about the Museum’s long-term storage needs and advise on provenance matters.
  • Work with the Chief Curator to set agendas for and manage the Board Exhibition Committee; draft reports on behalf of the Committee for presentations at Board of Trustees meetings. 
  • With the Collections Manager and curatorial staff, assist with prioritization and long-range planning for conservation surveys and projects.
  • With curatorial staff, think strategically about the future use and preservation of the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting consisting of over 4,000 television and radio programs from the 1930s to the present. 

Requirements:

  • 7+ years’ experience in museum administration, preferably at a major museum; MA in art history or museum-related studies, preferred.
  • Flexibility and openness related to engagement with artists and creative thinkers brought in to work with the Museum on specific projects and initiatives.
  • An astute listener and supportive leader who can leverage the skills of the staff to move the Museum forward.
  • An ability to think creatively and problem-solve, particularly around budget constraints.
  • Exceptional project management skills; ability to create and implement process that serves competing needs and lots of moving parts.
  • A comfort with and curiosity to explore new technological tools to increase efficiency and enhance the curatorial experience.
  • A desire to build and maintain strong relationships with other institutions to foster partnerships and out-of-the-box collaboration.
  • Ability to read architectural drawings and a comprehensive understanding of facilities and building infrastructure preferred.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)  

Send Resume with Cover Letter with Salary Requirement To:
 

Associate Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

Email: jobs@thejm.org 

Fax: 212.423.3232

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Program Administration

The Jewish Museum seeks a highly experienced museum professional, strategic thinker, and diplomatic partner to work with the Chief Curator in developing operational excellence related to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. A critical position that serves as a manager and communication conduit, the role requires excellent verbal and written skills and an ability to liaise with senior leadership both within the organization and with external partners.  Managing a full roster of staff and contractors, the Director of Program Administration will oversee a diverse set of support functions, including exhibition administration, planning, design and construction, as well as collection management, archives, and registration. Candidates who enjoy the teamwork involved in executing complex projects will be fulfilled in this job; this is an exceptional opportunity for talented administrators to have a transformative effect on the inner workings of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions.

Department: Curatorial
Reports to: Susan & Elihu Rose Chief Curator & Deputy Director, Programs
Date posted: July 2, 2021
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time / 5 days a week / 35 hours

Responsibilities:

  • With the Chief Curator, lead the Museum’s long-range exhibition planning to create a well-balanced calendar that supports the Museum’s vision and institution-wide priorities.
  • Work closely with the Exhibitions Manager to ensure an appropriate pace and workflow for the exhibition schedule and related timelines, including permanent collection galleries and rotations.
  • Communicate regularly and solicit feedback from senior leadership on suggested lineup of shows and related budgets, funding opportunities, audience engagement initiatives, and staffing needs.
  • Oversee the annual and long-range budgeting process for direct curatorial expenses related to exhibitions, collection management, conservation, visual resources and special projects.
  • Supervise the program administration staff, including the registrars, exhibition management team, archives, and collection management team; mentor and invest in the professional development of direct reports.
  • Oversee development and implementation of agreements and/or contracts with external vendors, including guest curators, and designers.
  • Facilitate and maintain positive relationships with artists, foundations, museums, vendors, and consultants and intercede when needed to assist in negotiations and communications with outside parties.
  • Advise the curatorial staff on big-picture decisions related to the exhibition design process, including graphics, lighting, AV and other technical components, fabrication, construction and installation.
  • Ensure design decisions and gallery architecture encompass a thoughtful consideration of accessibility needs and best practices.
  • Develop a traveling exhibition strategy that leverages institutional partnerships and supports cost sharing as well as extends the Museum’s brand to other communities, nationally and internationally.
  • Partner with the Visitor Experience, Publications, and Education staff to enhance the Museum’s interpretation, digital learning and evaluation efforts.
  • Create process and implement tools to increase efficiency and foster cross-departmental collaboration throughout the Museum.  
  • Work with appropriate staff to develop and oversee the implementation of an archives strategy, creating process and leveraging tools to ensure that the Museum’s digital assets and physical records are properly preserved, managed, and accessed.   
  • With the Head Registrar, strategize about the Museum’s long-term insurance needs and advise on Domestic and International Indemnity applications.
  • With the Collections Manager, strategize about the Museum’s long-term storage needs and advise on provenance matters.
  • Work with the Chief Curator to set agendas for and manage the Board Exhibition Committee; draft reports on behalf of the Committee for presentations at Board of Trustees meetings.
  • With the Collections Manager and curatorial staff, assist with prioritization and long-range planning for conservation surveys and projects.
  • With curatorial staff, think strategically about the future use and preservation of the National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting consisting of over 4,000 television and radio programs from the 1930s to the present.

Requirements:

  • 7+ years’ experience in museum administration, preferably at a major museum; MA in art history or museum-related studies, preferred.
  • Flexibility and openness related to engagement with artists and creative thinkers brought in to work with the Museum on specific projects and initiatives.
  • An astute listener and supportive leader who can leverage the skills of the staff to move the Museum forward.
  • An ability to think creatively and problem-solve, particularly around budget constraints.
  • Exceptional project management skills; ability to create and implement process that serves competing needs and lots of moving parts.
  • A comfort with and curiosity to explore new technological tools to increase efficiency and enhance the curatorial experience.
  • A desire to build and maintain strong relationships with other institutions to foster partnerships and out-of-the-box collaboration.
  • Ability to read architectural drawings and a comprehensive understanding of facilities and building infrastructure preferred.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)  

Send Resume with Cover Letter with Salary Requirement To:
 

  • Associate Director, Human Resources
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Avenue
  • New York, NY 10128
  • Email: jobs@thejm.org
  • Fax: 212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visitor Experience Assistant

Visitor Experience Assistants provide visitors with a positive and welcoming experience at the Jewish Museum through courteous, proactive, and efficient sales and customer service. The Museum operates five days a week, including evenings, weekends, and holiday hours.

Visitor Experience Assistants are responsible for fulfilling an array of job functions in a friendly, positive manner, including selling admission and program tickets; selling memberships and serving member needs; providing visitor information and wayfinding assistance; administering and orienting visitors to the Museum’s mobile tours; ticket scanning and queue management; providing customer service support by telephone; assisting with the fielding of audience intercept surveys; and acting as in-gallery attendants as needed. The position pays a competitive rate of $16.50/hour, plus a commission on Museum memberships sold.

Department: Visitor Experience
Reports to: Assistant Manager of Visitor Experience
Date posted: October 14, 2021
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Schedule: Part-time; less than 20 hours per week

Responsibilities:

•    Act as an ambassador to the museum, greeting all visitors in a warm and respectful manner, and delivering a customer experience aligned with the museum’s brand and core messaging and ensuring all programs, exhibitions, and services are properly communicated to visitors. Adhere to outlined training materials and steps of service. 
•    Work closely with the Membership and Marketing departments to achieve monthly sales goals, including upselling visitors to become members, and upgrading and renewing existing members.
•    Participate in day to day management of cash drawers, including financial reconciliations and reporting.
•    Attend periodic trainings on Museum standards and protocols (e.g. security, accessibility); responsible for upholding these standards as part of daily duties.
•    Maintain proper appearance of the front desk and manage visitor materials, including replenishing printed materials throughout the building and maintaining mobile tour devices.
•    Partner effectively with colleagues in other departments, including Security, Retail, and Operations, to provide a consistent visitor experience.
•    Handle visitor concerns, comments, and complaints in a highly respectful and diplomatic manner.
•    Evaluate visitor experience and make recommended changes as needed.
•    Potential to be cross-trained in expanded functions within the division, including work with group tour sales, outreach, and retail.

Requirements:

•    Naturally outgoing and positive demeanor

•    Experience in and enjoyment of customer-facing roles, such as retail or hospitality

•    Highly developed interpersonal skills; adept team player

•    Able to report to duty during inclement weather to maintain the Museum’s operations

•    Proficiency in foreign languages preferred (priority given to fluency in Spanish, French, Hebrew, and Russian)

•    Strong interest in art and Jewish culture a plus

•    Computer savvy; able to learn new technologies quickly; prior experience with POS systems a plus

•    Ability to sit and stand for extended long periods of time

•    Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)  

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

  • Associate Director, Human Resources
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10128
212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.  The Jewish Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristics prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Barnett & Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art

The Jewish Museum seeks a vibrant curator with a strong network of artistic relationships, an inspiring creative vision in the contemporary field, and a collaborative mindset to become its next Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art.  A vital part of the curatorial team and reporting to the Chief Curator, the Curator will produce and  steer timely exhibitions that explore the intersection of Jewish identity and contemporary art practice, infuse a deeper commitment to diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI) into the Museum’s programs, and provide a sounding board for colleagues working with artists across the Museum. The active pursuit of contemporary acquisitions, commissions, and special projects are key facets of the job. In addition, this individual will bring energy and insight into the process of connecting today’s pressing issues and themes with the Museum’s commitment to the values, diversity and history of Jewish culture.  

This recently-endowed position offers an opportunity to build upon the Museum’s historic role in producing innovative exhibitions, publications and programs in contemporary art for  New York audiences and beyond. A sound steward and overseer of the Newman Collection (see collection description below), the Curator will be responsible for the ongoing care, display and research of this distinguished aspect of the Museum’s holdings.  The Curator will also serve as an active and visible member of the local, national, and international arts community and an outward-facing presence in the art world. Finally, the Curator will bring a spirit of openness and collaboration to their work at the Museum, and an embrace of the interdisciplinary scope of its exhibitions, which also includes fashion, design and architecture. The Museum welcomes candidates who will embrace the full creative, scholarly, and curatorial potential of this position as integral to its mission and future.

About the Collection:

The Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation makes awards to practicing, professional artists in recognition of their artistic achievement.

The gift is a collection of art by more than 40 artists who received the Barnett and Annalee Newman Award, given annually since 2004 to artists who exemplified Newman’s values and his spirit of artistic independence and individuality. Artists include Lynda Benglis, Mark Bradford, Tony Cragg, Rebecca Horn, Joan Jonas, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Larry Poons, Nancy Rubins, Richard Serra, Sarah Sze, Philip Taaffe, Terry Winters, and Jack Youngerman, among others.

Department: Curatorial
Reports to: Susan & Elihu Rose Chief Curator & Deputy Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

Exhibitions

  • Research, plan and originate exhibitions and publications aligning with interest and expertise in contemporary field
  • Help guide the overall direction of the Museum's contemporary efforts, including exhibitions and acquisitions
  • Work with peers across departments to enhance the diversity of artists supported, collected, and exhibited at the Museum
  • Participate as an active team member in curatorial dialogue and discussion on artists, ideas, issues, and plans shaping the Museum’s contemporary program
  • Create a “contemporary think tank” to meet monthly about developing ideas and projects
  • Spearhead and oversee “Lobby Projects” for site-specific installations on first floor entryway of the  Museum
  • Advance visibility, scholarship and interest in the Newman Collection with a regular rotation of installations highlighting its objects
  • Coordinate and install assigned exhibitions traveling to the Museum from other institutions
  • Oversee budgets on contemporary exhibitions and Newman Collection, including conservation needs, installations and rotations of relevant objects

Acquisitions and Commissions

  • Work to enhance the diversity of artists and cultures represented in the collection, with an increased focus on historically underrepresented artists, including Jewish artists of color
  • Oversee a program of artist projects and commissions, including initiatives that engage artists with the collection of the Museum
  • Collaborate with the Judaica Curator to identify and shepherd new commissions
  • Identify singular spaces within the Museum for experimentation and/or small-scale presentations

Programs and Online Initiatives

  • Work with the Deputy Director, Education & Programs to develop, produce, and assess exhibition-related programming, educational materials, and didactics
  • Brainstorm and partner on the creation of digital content related to contemporary programming, including gallery walkthroughs, social media posts and artists’ engagements
  • Identify possibilities for non-exhibition related programming as a means to create community and ongoing dialogue
  • Participate in engagement efforts as speaker, lecturer, presenter and interviewer

Development and Audience Development

  • Work closely with the Development team to raise funds for and awareness around contemporary exhibitions and programs
  • Actively collaborate on all exhibition-related grants in the contemporary area
  • Collaborate with the Audience Development department to prepare exhibition-related materials for public relations and marketing efforts
  • Provide information regarding exhibitions and programs for website and social media content
  • Contribute to Museum publications and communication efforts as requested

Supervisory & Departmental Duties

  • Mentor, coach and supervise two members of the curatorial team
  • Serve as a liaison to the Board Exhibition Committee (BEC) and participate as needed in programs for other support groups such as Collectors Circle

Requirements:

Education & Experience

  • A rising star of tremendous potential with a minimum of 5 years of curatorial experience
  • An advanced degree in art history
  • A track record of significant exhibitions and publications, along with a wide knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary art

Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work well with colleagues, other employees, donors, and lenders
  • Deeply committed to promoting the diversification of artists and to considering  acquisitions and programs through a DEAI lens
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with artists to realize exhibitions and projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized working style and ability to juggle a variety of deadlines and commitments

COVID-19:

  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)  

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

 

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

The Jewish Museum encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.  The Jewish Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristics prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Security Guard (Local 241)

The Museum’s Security Guards play a vital role in maintaining the security and safety of the Museum premises, assets, visitors, and staff, while also serving as ambassadors with the Museum’s visitors and guests.

 

  • Department: Operations
  • FSLA Status: Non-Exempt 
  • Supervisor: Associate Director, Security
  • Schedule: Thursday-Monday/36 hours per Week
Date posted: October 13, 2020

Responsibilities:

  • Reports in full uniform to daily security briefing, ready to take assigned post
  • Patrols assigned post noting and reporting all unusual situations related to security and fire safety
  • Interacts with museum visitors and staff in a courteous and helpful manner
  • Conducts daily safety and security survey of assigned post
  • Operates and monitors computer based CCTV and security alarm systems
  • Follows direction and performs all duties related to physical security and fire safety, including assisting during emergency situations that may affect staff, visitors or the museum collections, while maintaining a composed demeanor.
  • Fills-in as Control Room Operator when necessary
  • Takes appropriate action to correct safety and security conditions
  • Responds to medical situations and takes appropriate action
  • Reports for emergency duty when necessary
  • May be required to assist with snow and ice removal from the museum sidewalks and  property
  • May be required to perform custodial duties when needed

Requirements:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid Unique Security Registration Number with the N.Y.S. Department of State, Division of Licensing Services 
  • Ability to obtain a New York City Fire Department , “Fire Guard, Certificate of Fitness”
  • Ability to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and overtime
  • Ability to deal with the public and respond to emergency situations
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time both indoors and outdoors
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Experience operating computer based CCTV and security alarm systems, a plus
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)  

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

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

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.  The Jewish Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristics prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Building Mechanic (Local 241)

The Jewish Museum seeks an experienced building mechanic to provide critical facility support by maintaining, troubleshooting, and servicing all aspects of the building mechanical systems.

 

  • Department: Operations
  • FSLA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Supervisor: Associate Director, Operations
  • Schedule: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, maintain and repair all HVAC equipment to ensure adequate levels of temperature and humidity throughout museum.
  • Perform necessary adjustments either manually or via BAS to maintain desired climatic conditions.
  • Inspect all life safety systems as mandated by code.
  • Perform daily inspections of lighting systems throughout museum and Townhouse and replace bulbs as necessary maintaining specified levels of light.
  • Prepare lighting equipment for new exhibitions, work with lighting designer installing lighting fixtures.
  • Respond to all building related malfunctions, call service contractor if unable to correct problem.
  • Install and repair door locks and associated door hardware as instructed.
  • Perform electrical installations and repairs including wiring for communications systems.
  • Maintain and repair plumbing systems.  Install new fixtures and/or equipment as necessary.
  • Order parts and supplies as necessary to keep plant in good working order.
  • Generate Trend Reports and issue TOD commands via BMS for special events.
  • Clean and maintain all mechanical rooms, paint when necessary.
  • Respond and participate in all Fire drills in conjunction with the Security staff.

Requirements:

  • Environmental Control Technology Diploma.
  • NYC Fire Department Refrigeration License, Q-01 or Q-99
  • NYC Fire Department Certificate of Fitness: S 95, P 98, P 99.
  • Knowledge of Building Automation Systems.
  • Ability to read Blue Prints.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as Building Mechanic/Engineer with emphasis in HVAC.
  • Computer literate.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)  

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

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

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort.  The Jewish Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristics prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Design Intern

The Creative Services Department at the Jewish Museum is offering an excellent remote internship opportunity for an individual who is interested in communication design, and would like hands-on experience designing creative materials for a non-profit art and culture museum.

As an intern in the department you may be asked to assist on a variety of projects that include print design, print production, website, motion graphics, and more. The intern will also be invited to attend department meetings.

Department: Creative Services
Reports to: Creative Director
Date posted: May 19, 2020
FLSA Status: Unpaid
Schedule: Two to three days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Creative Services Department with the design of print and digital assets
  • Prepare design files for production
  • Assist in defining brand guidelines and iterating visual system

Requirements:

  • B.F.A. candidate in Graphic Design or Communication Design
  • Experience and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop); Experience in After Effects, Sketch, and Figma a plus
  • Interest in branding, strong typography skills 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels
  • A good sense of humor

To apply send resume, cover letter, internship application, and portfolio to: 

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

646.358.3040

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 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 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: January 30, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 3 - 5 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Media research related to the exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything and other summer and fall 2019 exhibitions and programs at the Jewish Museum, 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.
  • Draft pitches and strategy documents for public and family programs.
  • The opportunity to write press releases or blog posts for the Museum’s Medium platform.

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.

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Intern Application To:

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

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marketing Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks an attentive individual with a passion for New York creative culture to assist the Marketing Department advance its attendance and brand awareness goals. Working closely with the Advertising & Outreach Coordinator, this internship is a terrific opportunity to assist with each stage of exhibition and program marketing, from paid advertising campaign strategy and delivery, to unpaid audience growth tactics.

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Advertising & Outreach Coordinator
Date posted: October 18, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 14 – 21 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Artist Research
  • Identifying cross-promotional opportunities through research of current cultural events in New York, including exhibitions, museum public programs, concerts, and academic events
  • Audience data collection and basic analysis
  • Light event calendar data entry

Requirements:

  • Current Bachelors or Masters student of Art History, Marketing, Business, Jewish Studies, or other related studies
  • Superb research and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel  

Please submit resume, cover letter and internship application to:

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

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Membership Intern

Gain firsthand professional experience in a membership and development office, and learn about the inner workings of a museum. Assist membership staff with important customer service tasks, in person, over the phone, and via email. Work on special projects in support of overarching membership strategy. Perform data entry as needed. Gain experience in marketing strategy, customer service, database and ticketing platforms, and other software.

Department: Membership
Reports to: Director of Membership
Date posted: October 18, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Schedule is flexible: three days or 21hrs per week

Responsibilities:

  • Assist membership staff with customer service tasks in person at the Museum, over the phone, or via email
  • Perform data entry as needed and pertaining to membership and transaction information
  • Provide general administrative support to the membership department as needed
  • Work on special projects in support of the membership marketing strategy, including competitive analysis research and updating membership manuals

Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, and computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and interact with members and staff at all levels
  • Be a detail-oriented, creative, thoughtful, energetic team player and self-starter with a good sense of humor and a strong desire to succeed
  • Willingness to work in office and at events, including evenings, weekends, and some National holidays
  • Previous customer service experience a plus
  • Interest in museums, cultural institutions, or nonprofits preferred
  • B.A./B.S. or M.A. candidate, or recent graduate

Please submit resume, cover letter and internship application to:

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

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Development Intern

The Development Department is seeking a high-energy, detail-oriented intern with a keen interest in fundraising and research. This internship is an excellent opportunity for a college or graduate student to gain first-hand professional experience in a museum, with introductions to membership, major gifts, and grant writing. The ideal candidate is an individual with a passion for museums and the ability to think creatively in a bustling cultural institution.

Department: Development
Reports to: Deputy Director of Development and Assistant to the Deputy Director of Development
Date posted: October 18, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Flexible; Minimum 10 hours per week

Responsibilities:

  • Researching museum donors and gift histories, helping us make connections to future institutional fundraising goals  
  • Creating an organized system for disseminating the researched data on an institutional level
  • Occasional miscellaneous projects, as assigned

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication, written, and organizational skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude with a creative stride
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Thorough knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Interest in learning about fundraising in a major New York City cultural institution
  • Ability to communicate and work with staff of all levels
  • Passion for museums
  • Ability to respect matters of confidentiality
  • B.A./B.S. or M.A. candidate

Please submit resume, cover letter and internship application to:

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

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curatorial Intern - Contemporary Art

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: Barnett and Annalee Newman Curator of Contemporary Art
Date posted: August 29, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2 - 3 days / week

Responsibilities:

The intern works directly with the curator on a wide range of upcoming contemporary exhibitions to open 2019-2021. This will include:

  • A solo presentation of an American artist based in New York, their first in the U.S., that will span 25 years of work in sculpture, painting, drawing and video. The exhibition will open Fall 2019. The intern will:
    • communicate with the artist, their studio and galleries, exhibition lenders and team members, and other departments within the museum on all matters related to exhibition development.
    • be responsible for managing the exhibition checklist, images and info, and creating presentations.
    • assist as needed with all details related to the exhibition catalog
    • draft important documents such as loans.
    • conduct and present research for the curator and other team members on the exhibition.
  • A group exhibition about a legendary singer/songwriter to open Spring 2019, that includes substantial audio/visual presentations by contemporary artists, filmmakers, and sound artists. This is a traveling exhibition that requires logistical support. The intern will be responsible for all manner of organizational needs, including correspondence with the artists and their studios, checklist management and presentation creation.
  • Researching and developing future exhibitions; major solo presentations by a contemporary artist and fashion designer. These exhibitions are in their initial phases and the intern will provide critical research support.

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.
  • Knowledge of Photoshop.
  • Fluency in non-digital research tools such as Microfiche.

Send Resume, Cover Letter and Internship Application To:
 

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

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marketing Intern

The Jewish Museum seeks an attentive individual with a passion for New York creative culture to assist the Marketing Department advance its attendance and brand awareness goals. Working closely with the Advertising & Outreach Coordinator, this internship is a terrific opportunity to assist with each stage of exhibition and program marketing, from paid advertising campaign strategy and delivery, to unpaid audience growth tactics.

Department: Marketing
Reports to: Advertising & Outreach Coordinator
Date posted: August 1, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; Schedule TBD

Responsibilities:

  • Artist Research
  • Identifying cross-promotional opportunities through research of current cultural events in New York, including exhibitions, museum public programs, concerts, and academic events
  • Audience data collection and basic analysis
  • Light event calendar data entry

Requirements:

  • Current Bachelors or Masters student of Art History, Marketing, Business, Jewish Studies, or other related studies
  • Superb research and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel  

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

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

(212) 423-3232

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: April 23, 2018
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

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Intern Application To:

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

(212) 423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Membership Intern

Gain firsthand professional experience in a membership and development office, and learn about the inner workings of a museum. Assist membership staff with important customer service tasks, in person, over the phone, and via email. Work on special projects in support of overarching membership strategy. Perform data entry as needed. Gain experience in marketing strategy, customer service, database and ticketing platforms, and other software.

Department: Membership
Reports to: Director of Membership
Date posted: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Schedule is flexible: three days or 21hrs per week

Responsibilities:

  • Assist membership staff with customer service tasks in person at the Museum, over the phone, or via email
  • Perform data entry as needed and pertaining to membership and transaction information
  • Provide general administrative support to the membership department as needed
  • Work on special projects in support of the membership marketing strategy, including competitive analysis research and updating membership manuals

Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, and computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects, and interact with members and staff at all levels
  • Be a detail-oriented, creative, thoughtful, energetic team player and self-starter with a good sense of humor and a strong desire to succeed
  • Willingness to work in office and at events, including evenings, weekends, and some National holidays
  • Previous customer service experience a plus
  • Interest in museums, cultural institutions, or nonprofits preferred
  • B.A./B.S. or M.A. candidate, or recent graduate

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

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

(212) 423-3232

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 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 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: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 3 - 5 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Media research related to fall 2018 and spring 2019 exhibitions and programs at the Jewish Museum, 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.
  • Draft pitches and strategy documents for public and family programs.
  • The opportunity to write press releases or blog posts for the Museum’s Medium platform.

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.

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

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

(212) 423-3232

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: Associate Curator
Date posted: April 23, 2018
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.

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

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

(212) 423-3232

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: April 23, 2018
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 3 days per week

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:

  • Working towards BA (Art History), BFA, (preferred), MA (Art Education, Museum Education), or 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 some Sundays preferred

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Internship Application To:

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

(212) 423-3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.