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Collections and Exhibitions Assistant

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
New York, New York
Part Time

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a qualified and motivated candidate for the position of Collections and Exhibitions Assistant. This role is a part time, entry level support position working closely with all members of the C&E team to improve department functionality and advance exhibition initiatives. Job Responsibilities:  Attend exhibition planning meetings and assist in coordination, logistics and installation schedules.  Share responsibilities for the daily Gallery Walk Thru – cleaning the Galleries, noting items of concern related to objects on view, Gallery conditions and functionality.  Clerical and Administrative support for the Collections & Exhibitions Department.  In collaboration with more senior staff, participate in file system overhaul.  Additional projects as assigned and according to level of training, background and ability; May include tasks related to registrarial function, archival processing, research, etc.  Review of Department documents, forms and workflows for potential improvements.  Liaise with Communications staff regarding content information for web, blog, exhibition text, press requests, etc. Requirements:  This position will begin as a part time telecommuting position, and will transition to onsite work as conditions allow.  B.A. in Museum Studies, Art History, History or related fields or comparable work experience.  Working knowledge of relevant foreign language(s) not required but a bonus. (Polish, German, Russian, Hebrew, French, Yiddish, etc.)  Strong organizational, research/interpretive, writing, and communications skills.  Strong computer skills, Mimsy and/or TMS experience a plus.  Must be a self-starter with the ability to thrive in a tight knit team and while working independently.  The ideal candidate must be flexible and able to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Must be able to maintain discretion related to confidential or sensitive materials.  The position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include occasional evenings, weekends and holidays. Position Reports To: Director of Registration and Exhibitions Status/Wages: Part Time (20-24 Hours per Week) / $16-19 per Hour Commiserate with Experience The Museum of Jewish Heritage is an equal opportunity employer. As a cultural institution that teaches about the dangers of intolerance, the Museum is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion in its hiring practices. For consideration, qualified candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest including salary requirements to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org

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