Speakers Bureau Coordinator

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Organization Description:
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. As a place of memory, the Museum enables Holocaust survivors to speak through recorded testimony and draws on rich collections to illuminate Jewish history and experience. As a public history institution, it offers intellectually rigorous and engaging exhibitions, programs, and educational resources. The Museum mobilizes memory to teach the dangers of intolerance and challenges visitors—including more than 50,000 schoolchildren a year—to let the painful lessons of the past guide them to envision a world worthy of their futures. 

Position Description:
The Speakers Bureau Coordinator oversees all day-to-day operations of the Museum’s Holocaust survivors Speakers Bureau, who share the stories of their lives with students and community members so that others can experience the power of learning about the Holocaust from an eyewitness survivor.

Reports to:
Senior Director of Education

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:


• Primary responsibility for onsite group entry along with Group Tours Coordinator
• Handle all day-to-day operations of the Museum’s Holocaust survivors Speakers Bureau, including on- and offsite events, the annual meeting, and Yom HaShoah at the Museum
• Represent the Museum at and communicate to Museum constituents Speakers Bureau members’ life cycle events, including drafting life histories to be used as memorial texts
• Draft and adhere to finalized Speakers Bureau budget
• Coordinate implementation of the Markowitz book grant with support of supervisor
• Carry out day-to-day responsibilities for the Polish pension process for Holocaust survivors
• Document, maintain files, and submit financial paperwork for the Education Department
• Other responsibilities include inspecting galleries for visitor and artifact safety on a regular basis, leading tours for group visitors as needed, providing administrative support for the Education Department along with other Education Department staff members, and other duties as assigned.

Candidate Qualifications:
Strong knowledge of Jewish history and practice; BA in Judaic Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Museum Education or a related field, (MA in related field preferred); 2 years’ work experience in formal education or museum education; excellent teaching, organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills; and computer proficiency.

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Salary or Compensation:
Annualized compensation rate of $41,080 ($19.75 per hour)

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Application Info:
For consideration, qualified candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org