The Manager of Public Programs is a full time position reporting to the VP of Marketing. They will be responsible for creating and implementing public programming; from developing ideas to managing all logistics on the ground. They will be an important member of the department, cultivating audiences and furthering the Museum mission through lectures, performances, events, and commemoration activities. We have a robust schedule of two times a week online programs, performances and special events that span historical programs to more contemporary social justice issues. Since March, museum programs have been online only through Zoom and other platforms. When we are able, we will return to a hybrid online and live model.
- Lead in content development and implementation of 96-104 public programs a year (research, write proposals, participate in the Museum’s review and approval process, book talent)
- Review submissions and pitches, and answer inquiries from the public
- Scan media regularly for ideas.
- Initiate contact with publishing houses, film distributors, and academic institutions to generate programming ideas
- Propose and sustain partnerships with other organizations to develop programs that can bring new audiences to the Museum.
- Manage all logistical preparation for programs, including: contacting and enlisting talent; drafting confirmation letters, contracts, and post-event notes to all event participants; filing all financial and accounting paperwork; making travel and hotel arrangements; and coordinating equipment and catering needs.
- Draft engaging program descriptions for use in collateral materials
- Write introductory speeches and remarks for events
- Host online programs introducing the speakers and managing the QA.
- Act as stage manager; assist in equipment and facility setup and upkeep; and greet and prepare talent
- Maintain and update audience databases, and manage online ticketing
- Secure production and staffing needs from other Museum departments, including Security, Visitor Services, Development, and Communications
- Reserve event spaces and advise Operations staff on event setup and breakdown, A/V needs, recording, and livestreaming
- College degree with three to four years of work experience, preferably in theater and/or event production in a nonprofit setting
- Must exhibit strong interpersonal abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to write engaging copy for print and electronic formats
- Excellent organizational skills
- Proficiency in hosting Zoom webinars and a familiarity with other tools such as Streamyard
- Creative self-starter
- Ability to work collaboratively and with staff at all levels
- Ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive tasks simultaneously
- Must have a flexible schedule, with the ability to work evenings and some Sundays
- Strong knowledge of Jewish culture, with a personal and professional commitment to the mission of the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
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.