JOBS

Director of Museum Tours

Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles 
Department: Education Department 

Position Summary 

Holocaust Museum LA seeks a full-time, self-motivated, and highly organized Director of Museum Tours in the Education Department. Reporting to the Vice President of Education and Exhibits, the Director of Museum Tours is responsible for overseeing all group tours, survivor talks, tour outreach, teacher programs, tour data management, visitor experience, and supervising multiple education department staff. Holocaust Museum LA services tens of thousands of students each year, educating them on the important lessons of the Holocaust.

 

The Ideal Candidate will have experience in education and/or museum management or a similar setting, a passion for history, and producing high-quality, educational, and engaging programs for students in grades 5 and up.

 

Key Job Responsibilities  

  • Oversee and grow all aspects of museum tour program

 

  • Develop, implement, and outreach for tour and education programs

 

  • Outreach to and develop new partnerships including schools, houses of worship, universities, and special interest groups

 

  • Maintain and analyze tour and student data and numbers, measure success, and maintain rosters for evaluation purposes

 

  • Maintain relationships with existing partners, educators, and teachers

 

  • Organize and manage docent volunteers; organize and schedule docent training and additional continuing education

 

  • Organize, develop, and lead teacher training programs and teacher materials

  • Oversee visitor experience and visitor service team

 

  • Develop and review curricular materials, craft materials, and conceive hands-on projects, in- gallery activities, and virtual learning programs

 

  • Represent Museum and interface with students, teachers, principals, educators, Holocaust Survivors, and the public

 

Requirements   

  • 4-6 years of relevant work experience with background in developing education programs, Jewish education, Museum education, non-profit work, or related field

 

  • Management and/or supervisor experience required

 

  • Excellent organization skills, mindful of time, restrictions, rules, all while maintaining flexibility · Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present information to a variety of student and adult groups

  • Effective collaborator and team player

 

  • Ability to take direction and execute tasks independently

 

  • Flexible problem solver, proactively handling any arising issues and comfort with troubleshooting

 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with donors, board members, stake holders, volunteers, and co-workers

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, and relevant technology

 

  • Knowledge of and passion for Holocaust history and remembrance

 

  • Knowledge or academic studies of the Holocaust or Jewish Education is preferred

Working Schedule  

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. May involve working some evenings and weekends.

Salary / Benefits  

Salary commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Generous PTO including vacation and paid holidays, and health benefits.

About the Museum 

Holocaust Museum LA, the first survivor-founded and oldest Holocaust museum in the nation, dedicates itself as a primary source institution, one that commemorates those who perished, honors those who survived, and house the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust. Since 1961, the Museum has provided Holocaust education to students and visitors from across Los Angeles, the United States, and the world, fulfilling the mission of the founding Holocaust survivors to commemorate, educate, and inspire. Through engagements and education programs that value dialogue, learning, and reflection, the Museum believes that we can build a more respectful, dignified, and humane world.

To Apply  

Please send your cover letter, resume and references to: jobs@hmla.org

Holocaust Museum LA is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission.

Development Associate

Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles 
Department: Development Department 

Position Summary 

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Development, the Development Associate supports and assists with all administrative aspects of development and communication activities. The Development Associate will work closely with development department staff and other staff members to identify potential sources of donations and track the progress of fundraising campaigns. This position is an essential role on the development team with opportunity for growth, and requires an action-oriented, highly organized individual.

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Document process and procedure for administrative departmental tasks

 

  • Maintain the donor pipeline and assist with tracking action items and prospect lists

  • Prepare and mail out acknowledgement letters for gifts and pledges

  • Assist with donor and prospect research

  • Research potential new donors and program attendees on an ongoing basis

  • Manage membership program and membership outreach

  • Schedule adult private tours and track attendance

  • Assist with Annual Gala fundraising efforts

  • Process online donations, as needed

Maintain Donor Database

 

  • Entering donation and contact data in Altru, as needed

  • Entering all donor correspondences and research notes in Altru, as needed

  • Creating and running all donor reports, as needed

Membership

 

  • Tracking members and members’ benefits

  • Drafting and sending membership outreach and renewal reminders

  • Assisting with the quarterly membership newsletters

Donor Research

 

  • Assists with donor/prospect research for annual campaign, events, Gala, and Capital Campaign

Fundraising Administrative Support

 

  • Processing donations and preparing all acknowledgement letters and other correspondence

  • Tracking Board Member dues

  • Scheduling meetings for development department

  • Assisting with drafting email communications

  • Tracking notes and action items from staff development meetings

  • Reconciling donations with Operations Manager monthly and assisting with Quickbooks Online coding weekly

  • Scheduling meetings for development department

Adult Private Tours

 

  • Scheduling adult private tours

  • Tracking attendance #s

  • Tracking donations received from adult tours

  • Updating necessary spreadsheets and Altru database

Annual Gala

  • Assisting Gala Event Producer with registration materials, income communication, and other duties as assigned

Requirements   

  • Minimum of two years serving in a professional administrative role

  • Proficient in CRM software with hands on experience in fundraising data management – Altru preferred

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office; including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to take direction and work independently as well as collaboratively

The Ideal Candidate

 

  • Will be exceptionally organized, able to prioritize and complete multiple deadline-based tasks efficiently, with attention to detail, and excellent follow through

  • Must have strong technical computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office and CRMs

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills a must

  • Has a positive attitude and is open to new ideas

Working Schedule  

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. May involve working some evenings and weekends.

Salary / Benefits  

Salary commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Generous PTO including vacation and paid holidays, and health benefits.

About the Museum 

Holocaust Museum LA, the first survivor-founded and oldest Holocaust museum in the nation, dedicates itself as a primary source institution, one that commemorates those who perished, honors those who survived, and house the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust. Since 1961, the Museum has provided Holocaust education to students and visitors from across Los Angeles, the United States, and the world, fulfilling the mission of the founding Holocaust survivors to commemorate, educate, and inspire. Through engagements and education programs that value dialogue, learning, and reflection, the Museum believes that we can build a more respectful, dignified, and humane world.

To Apply  

Please send your cover letter, resume and references to: jobs@hmla.org

Holocaust Museum LA is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission.

Director of Public Programs

Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles 
Department: Education

Position Summary 

The Director of Public Programs is responsible for research, planning, implementation, and evaluation of virtual and on-site public programs that complement exhibitions, education, and the institutional mission of Holocaust Museum LA. The Director of Public Programs will provide direction and coordination for the Museum’s public programs and education events, and will be responsible for the research, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of all education events and public programs both virtual and in-person. This position will ensure that these forward-thinking programs complement, support, serve, and supplement the Museum's mission, involve diverse audiences of all ages, and are guided by the Museum's strategic plan.

General Responsibilities 

  • Manage, plan, evaluate, and implement virtual and on-site programming, including but not limited to lectures, exhibit openings, symposia, book talks, film screenings, music concerts as well as activities related to history, culture, and Museum education.

 

  • Oversee the detail planning and seamless execution of public programs and education events from start to finish.

  • Provide the Communications and Marketing teams with programming content for the Museum’s website as well as social media and other marketing needs.

  • Cultivate and develop collaborative programming with organizational partners, leveraging shared resources, cross promotion, and creative programming.

  • Utilize attendance data to report on trends and help influence program strategy.

  • Coordinate, research, and manage program calendar to present to program committee on a monthly basis.

  • Maintain programs calendar, coordinate speakers, order supplies, set up, and other administrative tasks.

  • Work closely with Development Team on cultivation, connection, and follow up with attendees post-event.

 

  • Flexibility in proactively handing any arising issues and comfort with troubleshoot emerging problems.​​

Requirements   

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience with background in programming, event coordination, or education programs.

  • Non-profit or Museum experience preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present information to a variety of audiences, and to communicate the Museum’s mission with passion and sensitivity.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Zoom, Adobe Creative Suite, and relevant technology.

  • Knowledge of and passion for Holocaust history and remembrance.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with donors, board members, stake holders, volunteers, and co-workers.

  • Strong management and analytic skills, both strategic and operational.

Reports To 

Vice President of Education and Exhibits

Working Schedule  

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. May involve working some evenings and weekends.

Salary / Benefits  

Salary commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Generous PTO including vacation and paid holidays, and health benefits.

About the Museum 

Holocaust Museum LA, the first survivor-founded and oldest Holocaust museum in the nation, dedicates itself as a primary source institution, one that commemorates those who perished, honors those who survived, and house the precious artifacts that miraculously weathered the Holocaust. Since 1961, the Museum has provided Holocaust education to students and visitors from across Los Angeles, the United States, and the world, fulfilling the mission of the founding Holocaust survivors to commemorate, educate, and inspire. Through engagements and education programs that value dialogue, learning, and reflection, the Museum believes that we can build a more respectful, dignified, and humane world.

To Apply  

Please send cover letter, CV and references to: jobs@hmla.org

Holocaust Museum LA is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission.

Arts Education Intern

The Arts Education Intern will support and work with the Museum's Art and Memory creative programs. These programs connect students with Holocaust survivors to document their experiences through art, film, and theater projects, teaching the power of perseverance and the importance of social justice. Students are able to connect with Holocaust survivors for meaningful dialogue, artifact-based learning, museum gallery exploration, and reflective art workshops.

The Arts Education Intern will assist in coordinating art education programs for students, conduct content research for present and future education programs, assist with the day-to-day activities, and work on artistic and reflective lesson plans, curriculum, and workshops. The internship is flexible but requires a minimum of 25 hours a week for a total of 400 hours, (with the possibility of half the total hours being completed virtually if need be).
 
This is a paid position generously sponsored by the LA County Arts Internship Program.

Click here to apply  

Holocaust Museum LA is committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission.