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Senior Manager of Exhibits and Programs
The Holocaust Center seeks an individual passionate about Holocaust and museum education to become its Senior Manager of Exhibits and Programs. This position manages the Center’s curatorial vision by implementing meaningful museum exhibits and developing innovative programs that grow our footprint in the Orlando community and beyond.
The ideal candidate should excel at relationship-building and project management and demonstrate enthusiasm for working with museum visitors of all ages to help advance our educational impact and engagement goals. The ideal candidate will have a track record of professional success in a museum or public history setting, including overseeing the success of events and programs. Holocaust and genocide museum/history experience preferred.
About the Museum
The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida’s mission is to use the history and lessons of the Holocaust to build a just and caring community free of antisemitism and all forms of bigotry and prejudice. We are building a new facility slated to open in 2025 in downtown Orlando. This job is on a career path that could expand over the next 2-4 years as we grow to meet the opportunities for opening the Holocaust Museum for Hope & Humanity in Downtown Orlando.
This position is a vital role in the Center responsible for two main buckets of work: Community outreach (beyond K-12 audiences) and exhibition oversight.
Audience Outreach and Engagement (Non-school aged)
- Develop and manage a slate of educational programs throughout the year, such as webinars, a speaker series, and antisemitism education, that draw audiences into the Center and take the Center’s programs out into the community
- Implement the Center’s flagship educational initiative, the Take Action Institute, which is set to expand significantly over the next several years from youth and young adults to other target audiences
- Identify a strategy for working with other cultural and educational partners in the local community
- Oversee the management of audience tracking measures for the museum, including strategies for growing our impact
- Manage volunteers designated to work in exhibitions and programs
- Develop the museum’s exhibit calendar, including identifying relevant exhibits, coordinating logistics and scheduling, overseeing installation/de-installation, handling collections, and collaborating with development and marketing to support funding strategies
- Maintain the core historical exhibition of the Center, one of the first in the US, including developing new educational approaches to enhance visitors’ learning experiences.
- Coordinate with other staff and volunteers to develop timely and accurate program events related to exhibit content, including opening events
Perform other duties as assigned.
This position reports directly to the VP of Operations, Exhibitions, and Education.
This position requires the candidate to work on-site at the Center in Orlando. This role is not a remote position.
What you’ve accomplished:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Five years of project management experience, including associated details from ideation through successful implementation
- Experience working in cultural institutions or museums
- A demonstrated commitment to showcasing diverse and marginalized voices
What you will bring to the job:
- A sensitivity to the topic, including respect for working with survivors of genocide and their families
- A self-starter who can coordinate with a team to ensure the timely execution of projects
- A commitment to maintaining a positive work environment by acting with integrity, honesty, and respectfulness and participating in team-building activities
- Strong attention to detail and a track record of quality work
- A desire to shape the field of museum work with a matching professional drive
- Solid understanding of outreach initiatives and the various forms of connecting with audiences through marketing and engagement tools
- Holocaust, history, and/or genocide studies experience preferred
What you’ll receive:
- Competitive salary in the local nonprofit marketplace.
- A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement options, and vacation/sick time
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities
- Opportunity to be in on the ground floor of a growing organization set to open a new, state-of-the-art museum
Salary is commensurate with experience, but the salary range begins in the mid to low $80s. Excellent, flexible work atmosphere. Career potential. Consider applying even if you do not meet all the professional criteria.
Send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Christine Beresniova at email@example.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Within your cover letter, please reference your vision for how museum exhibits and programs can influence Holocaust education for various audiences.