Special Events and Rental Manager

Job Type

Full Time




1109 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States


The Position:

The Jewish Museum seeks a detail-oriented, multi-tasker to manage its facility rental program. This is a complex role with supervisory responsibility for all rental events held at the Museum, as well as some of the Museum’s internal events. In addition to having strong organizational and administrative skills, this position requires someone with the maturity to handle a broad range of client needs with professionalism and tact.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage all aspects of the Museum’s rental program, including fielding rental inquiries for corporate, institutional, and individual life cycle events. 
  • Arrange site visits, coordinate event logistics, act as on-site event manager, and assist with event planning. 
  • Prepare contracts, oversee payment and insurance forms and develop/maintain rental program budgets.
  • Assist with internal Museum events, fundraisers and exhibition openings, as needed.
  • Coordinate the Museum approval process for print and digital materials.
  • Maintain current rental program information on the Museum’s website and input relevant data on Salesforce.
  • Attend weekly event logistics meetings and engage with colleagues, donors, and other key Museum stakeholders.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Two to three years’ experience with facility rentals, event management or related field
  • Excellent email and phone etiquette; ability to adapt to varying communication styles
  • Maturity to deal with sophisticated clients and willingness to go the extra mile to provide excellent client service
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Highly detail oriented; adept at trafficking logistics and prioritizing workload between several projects
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Strong computer skills essential; familiarity with Salesforce preferred
  • Knowledge of the laws of kashrut, preferred
  • Interest in visual arts and museum operations preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



Send Resume, Cover Letter and Salary Requirements To:

Associate Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

Email: jobs@thejm.org

Fax: 212.423.3232

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates.