Job Opening-President at Museum of Jewish Heritage


Since the Museum first opened its doors in 1997, visitors of all ages and backgrounds have gained a vital perspective on the broad tapestry of 20th and 21st century Jewish history and heritage. Now in its second decade, the Museum has welcomed more than 1.5 million visitors from all over the world, who come away with a message of memory and hope that is of universal significance.

Called “one of the most moving cultural experiences in the city” by Time Out magazine, this Museum is one of New York City’s most impressive destinations.

The Position:

The leadership of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, made up of some of the New York’s leading Jewish philanthropists, views the appointment of a new President as a unique opportunity to lead a major New York City Jewish cultural institution at a critical moment in its development.

They seek a leader with executive leadership and management skills to lead this first class institution, boasting a beautiful physical campus, into its next phase of growth; a leader who can develop short and long-term plans to address current challenges around visibility, mission and fundraising, as well as to set a future direction that enhances the Museum’s key mission, while expanding its reach and impact.

The ability to craft and articulate a new and compelling vision for the Museum in the New York City and Jewish cultural and educational landscape is a key critical success factor being sought from the new President.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage seeks a senior, executive professional with demonstrated experience and success in three critical areas: fundraising, executive management and marketing/branding. The successful candidate will also have the understanding of, and interest in, the content of the museum and the Jewish cultural landscape. The President will lead the executive team, consisting of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Development Officer, Artistic Director, Director of Operations, Director of Marketing/Communications, Director of Educational Programs/Lectures and a Scholar/Spiritual Leader in Residence.

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