Budget Manager

The Jewish Museum seeks a Budget Manager to oversee an annual operating budget of approximately $22M.  This position is responsible for the preparation of annual and capital budgets, budget reporting and analysis. 

Department: Finance and Administration
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time


  • Under guidance from the Chief Operating Officer, coordinate the annual budget planning process for the museum; gather and analyze information, prepare draft budgets, assist leadership with effective allocation of resources across the institution, including the alignment of a diverse stream of restricted funds with museum activities.
  • Analyze and monitor museum and department budgets on a regular basis; prepare and run monthly budget monitoring reports, meet with department managers and be a resource to assist them with monitoring and allocating funds.
  • Manage restricted funds; ensure utilization of endowment and donor designated gifts are in accordance with donor intentions.
  • Prepare quarterly budget projections; build an understanding of museum operations to assist in the accurate projection of museum’s revenues and expenses; partner with Human Resources to monitor and project salary expenses
  • Partner with controller and accounting team to adjust chart-of-accounts for more effective and efficient budget reporting and monitoring.
  • Assist Chief Operating Officer with building and maintaining multi-year financial forecasts.
  • Assist in the creation and monitoring of major project/capital budgets
  • Create presentations to clearly articulate financial performance to museum’s board and leadership.
  • Create budget reports and other financial reports as needed.
  • Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods.
  • Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
  • Collect and report fiscal information as required, and assists in analyzing financial information.
  • Coordinates with various departments on budget and accounting matters.
  • Assist in financial audits and annual compliance reports for government funders.
  • Monitors systems and operational issues to improve overall workflows.
  • Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase productivity.
  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 8+ years’ work experience in a related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or related field preferred
  • Experience building detailed line-item budgets for an organization with multiple departments and divisions
  • Financial reporting experience
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Excel
  • Excellent written, verbal and computer skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Nonprofit experience preferred
  • Experience managing donor restricted funds preferred
  • 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)

Note: The Museum currently is operating with a hybrid model, with all full-time staff working on-site a minimum of three days per week.

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.