Deputy Director, Finance and Administration

The Jewish Museum seeks a Deputy Director, Finance and Administration (DDFA) to serve as the organization’s chief financial officer and to oversee a number of administrative functions, including Finance, IT, Building Operations, Security and Human Resources. The DDFA will be a trusted advisor to the Museum Director, the senior leadership team, and the Board of Trustees, and will unite multiple constituencies, ensuring accountability for a healthy, sustainable operating environment. 

The successful DDFA will possess sophisticated financial acumen, at both a comprehensive and granular level, with a proven ability to deliver measurable outcomes. It is crucial that this person possess openness, flexibility, a sense of humor and a calm yet authoritative demeanor. 

Department: Finance and Administration
Reports to: Museum Director
Date posted: September 10, 2019
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

Financial Oversight 

  • Oversee short and longer-term strategic financial planning, ensuring the long-term stability of the institution and alignment with the Director’s vision.
  • Supervise all audit and accounting functions, including oversight of the external audit and preparation of the Museum’s Form 990; ensure regulatory compliance and the highest ethical standards. 
  • In conjunction with the Museum Director and senior leadership team, lead the annual budget process; monitoring progress, communicating variances and developing timely and appropriate action plans. 
  • Serve as the key staff liaison to the Finance, Audit, and Investment sub-committees of the Board.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Develop effective reporting and analytic tools to keep the staff and Board apprised; provide tactical recommendations that further the Museum’s mission and strategic direction.
  • Stay abreast of new regulations and trends, ensuring best practices in both non-profit and philanthropic financial management.

Administrative Oversight

  • As part of the senior leadership team, drive strategic and tactical planning efforts that strengthen the Museum’s infrastructure and sustainability.
  • Help prepare for and execute major capital projects, renovations and building repairs.
  • With the Senior Director of Operations and Director of Security, ensure the functional integrity and security of the Museum, including oversight of its security systems, building maintenance, and mechanical plans. 
  • With the Director of IT, optimize technology across the Museum to increase organizational efficiency, improve information accessibility and ensure data security.
  • With the Chief Talent Officer, oversee human resources management, including recruiting and retention, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and training and development.
  • Report to the Board of Trustees, government agencies, and other external stakeholders on areas of operational significance.

Leadership and Relationship Management

  • Lead, mentor, empower, delegate and evaluate the performance of a diverse team of professional and technical staff - listening to their ideas, understanding their strengths, and encouraging each individual’s professional growth.
  • Promote a culture of respect that rewards collaboration, learning, accountability and initiative.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, with MBA or MPA credentials or commensurate experience that demonstrates exemplary strategic and financial acumen
  • A minimum of fifteen years of financial and administrative management experience; at least five years of experience at a senior managerial level
  • Demonstrated ability to build systems that enable efficient budgeting, financial controls and quality, timely reporting 
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills as well as knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for nonprofits and philanthropic financial management; if coming from the for-profit world, nonprofit board experience is required
  • Strong knowledge of non-profit governance; experience interfacing with governing boards and a deep understanding of mission-driven organizations
  • Proven track record of strong leadership and collaborative management skills that have influenced business culture 
  • Initiative to take on new projects and to strive for continual improvement
  • Intellectual curiosity and a genuine passion for the mission and work of the Museum
  • Unquestioned integrity, ethics and values
  • Creativite, conceptual and analytical thinker
  • A person who appreciates fun, has a sense of humor and brings a sense of joy to work.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to DRG Search.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Development Associate,  Major Gifts

Reporting to the Senior Director of Individual Giving, the Development Associate’s role will be three-fold:

1) They will be a frontline fundraiser responsible for managing the Young Patrons Program which is comprised of Museum donors ages 21-40. Through personal visits, solicitations, a robust calendar of special events, Young Patron Council meetings, and consistent communications, the Associate will plan and oversee all aspects of the program.

2) The position will execute all administrative tasks related to the Contemporary Circle, a donor group dedicated to the vibrancy of the Museum’s contemporary exhibitions. He/she will liaise and strategize extensively with the group’s two

Co-Chairs as well as senior Jewish Museum staff about the overall direction of the Contemporary Circle.

3) The Associate will conduct regular cultivation and stewardship meetings with Patron members to help determine giving potential and opportunities for engagement.

Creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, and poise under pressure combined with strong project management, organizational, written, and communication skills are critical in this position.

Department: Major Gifts
Reports to: Senior Director, Individual Giving
Date posted: August 23, 2019
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and qualify new prospects; cultivate potential contributors; develop solicitation strategies; personally solicit gifts and continually steward donors.
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects, make a minimum of 25 personal visits, and engage in a minimum of 15 solicitations per year.
  • For the Young Patrons and Contemporary Circle donor groups, develop the written and e-communications pieces and oversee pipeline expansion.
  • Oversee the implementation of Young Patron and Contemporary Circle benefits.
  • Assist in end-of-year and end-of-fiscal year Patron solicitations.
  • Help with other development projects and duties, as assigned.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years of development experience, preferably in the arts and/or a Jewish organization
  • Working knowledge of or interest in the contemporary art market
  • Outgoing personality with ability to personally cultivate, solicit, and steward donors
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings as necessary
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or other donor databases
  • General knowledge of New York’s Jewish and arts organizations
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Curator of Jewish Culture/Judaica

The Jewish Museum seeks a dynamic scholar and curator to oversee its renowned collection and to create timely and original exhibitions and programs that explore the Jewish experience through culture and art.  A highly visible position at the Museum and beyond, the Curator will be a leading thinker and voice in his or her field who will draw inspiration from a renowned collection of ceremonial and other objects that are central to the Museum’s mission and identity.  The ideal candidate will be a compelling ambassador who possesses a deep knowledge of Jewish culture and history, and an understanding of how objects can illuminate the Jewish experience.  While each applicant will bring a range of skills, an ability to work closely with collections and draw out meaning and identify themes relevant for today’s audiences is essential. A valued member of the curatorial team, the new curator will be involved in making acquisitions, creating exhibitions based on the collection, and working collaboratively with other members of staff to continue a legacy of leading scholarship and curatorship.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Chief Curator
Date posted: October 9, 2018
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-Time

Responsibilities:

  • Curate, write, present and publish within fields of expertise; willingly share knowledge and enthusiasm with peers externally and internally. 
  • Participate fully as a member of an active curatorial team in proposing ideas, thinking creatively about the role of ceremonial objects and developing and refining exhibitions; provide generous feedback and engage others’ projects as part of the process.
  • Oversee and creatively deploy substantial collection of 15,000 ceremonial objects and Judaica in exhibitions and semi-permanent installations.
  • Be an advocate for an active commissioning program that seeks out established and emerging artists and designers capable of interpreting traditional practices in new ways.
  • Manage the Judaica Acquisitions Committee, including liaising with the committee chairs, overseeing meetings and attending cultivation events. 
  • Collaborate in the cultivation and stewardship of donor prospects and work in unison with the Museum’s development team to grow support in assigned area.
  • Liaise with the Education/Public Programming and Marketing departments to develop interpretive approaches to and materials for exhibitions.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of conservation needs and work closely with Registrar and Exhibitions Manager on care, display and transport of works of art under assigned purview.
  • Supervise fellows and interns, train docents, and act as collaborative team member on broader institutional initiatives.

Requirements:

Candidates must have an advanced degree (PhD preferred) and a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience at a museum or university. Candidates from a range of disciplines, including Jewish studies, history, anthropology, archeology, art history, and cultural studies will be considered for this position. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an established scholar and leading thinker in his or her field
  • Be an engaging communicator who is eager to connect with others about the Museum and its mission
  • Have experience curating dynamic and relevant exhibitions, preferably at a collecting institution
  • Have a reading knowledge of Hebrew and, ideally, one other European or Middle Eastern language
  • Be a generous collaborator accustomed to open dialogue, debate and discussion
  • Be highly organized and have superior judgment, tact, and diplomacy

To Apply, Please 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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Graphic Designer/Junior Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer/Junior Graphic Designer will create engaging materials and support the Museum’s overall visual identity in support of exhibitions, programs, fundraising, onsite signage, and multi-channel advertising campaigns. Projects will include print, digital media, motion graphics, and environmental design, as well as art directing and executing photo shoots for retail products, events, and special projects. Title will be commensurate with experience.

Department: Marketing & Communications
Reports to: Associate Director of Marketing
Date posted: July 12, 2019
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Full time

Responsibilities:

  • Design attractive and effective promotional materials in a variety of media for a range of target audiences.
  • Understand how to work within set graphic standards but accommodate and adapt to the needs and desires of different audience cohorts.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders in different departments including Marketing, Digital, Retail, Development, Curatorial, and Education. Seamlessly balance work on multiple varied projects at a time.
  • Prepare design files for production.
  • Communicate with vendors and other service providers relating to design and fabrication.
  • Adhere to production schedules, budgets, and deadlines.
  • Actively stay abreast of current design trends

Requirements:

  • Earned or pending Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
  • Minimum one year of experience designing marketing collateral or advertisements preferred.
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite; InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects.
  • Strong competency in motion graphics
  • Video editing, HTML, CSS, Keynote, PowerPoint a plus; environmental design experience a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail, typesetting and typography.
  • Knowledge and experience in print production.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including ability to take direction and build productive working relationships.
  • Experience and interest in photography preferred.
  • Experience with or deep passion for arts and culture a plus.

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

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

Applicants must submit samples of their design/website portfolio to be considered for this position.

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 Coordinator
Date posted: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: Part-Time; 12 - 24 hrs/ week

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
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Design Intern

The Marketing and Creative Services Department at The Jewish Museum is offering an excellent opportunity for an individual who is interested in communications, and would like hands-on experience creating graphics for a non-profit art and culture museum.

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

Department: Marketing and Creative Services
Reports to: Creative Director
Date posted: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days/ week

Responsibilities:

  • Creating new design materials
  • Implementing edits and following through on various projects
  • Creating mechanicals for production
  • Production research

Requirements:

  • B.A. candidate in Graphic Design
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Creative and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels
  • Knowledge of art and Jewish culture preferred, but not mandatory

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.

Curatorial Affairs 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: Curator / Associate Curator / Assistant Curator
Date posted: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2-3 days / 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 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.

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: May 1, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2 - 3 days / week

Responsibilities:

  • Media research related to fall 2019 and winter 2020 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.

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.

Collections Management Intern

The Collections Management department of the Jewish Museum is offering an internship for a college student to conduct data-cleanup, research, and record cataloguing as well as general administrative support related to the museum’s collection.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to pursue a career in museums and to observe the inner workings of managing museum collections.  The internship will provide hands-on training, working with the most commonly used collections management database, TMS. It will also present an opportunity to learn how museums organize and document their collections.

 

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

Department: Program Administration
Reports to: Collections Manager
Date posted: March 8, 2019
FLSA Status: Unpaid Internship
Schedule: 2 days per week

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Collections Management staff with archival maintenance such as filing, document researching, and photocopying as required.
  • Identify missing information for unknown object records in TMS by using digital images to identify object types, materials, artists, marks & inscriptions, etc.
  • Enter and edit information in TMS following the guidelines set forth in the Jewish Museum’s data-entry standards.
  • Use art-historical and/or Jewish culture knowledge to help identify and tag works in the collection with searchable keywords. 
  • Digitizing archival material.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student majoring in Art History, Decorative Arts, or Judaic Studies preferred
  • Computer savvy with data-entry experience
  • TMS experience a plusA strong attention to detail and excellent writing skills

Send Resume with Cover Letter and Intern Application to:

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

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. Spring interns will be assigned to assist Curators with research, correspondence, as well as general administration in connection with forthcoming exhibitions, presentations, and related special projects.

Department: Curatorial Affairs
Reports to: Associate Curator / Curator / Senior Curator
Date posted: October 18, 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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: 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.

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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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.