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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opens applications

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    Cian Stryker

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

    With the mission to strengthen and help shape the field of Holocaust Studies through activities and programs that stimulate new research on Holocaust-related topics; The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (MCAHS ) encourages networking and cooperative endeavors among Holocaust scholars; and ensure the training of future Holocaust scholars. The Programs on Ethics, Religions, and the Holocaust (PERH) division of MCAHS is currently seeking a Program Manager.

    Reporting to the Staff Director of PERH, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Staff Director in planning and implementing PERH programs and participates in the planning and implementation of other related Museum programs. PERH offers educational and public programming on the history of the response of Christian churches and other faith communities to the persecution of Jews and antisemitism before and during the Holocaust; the ways in which religious figures, organizations, and scholars have addressed this history and its legacy since 1945; and the broader ethical implications of this history.

    This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Assists, as assigned, in the development, promotion, communication, implementation, and management of existing and planned PERH programs and related MCAHS programs;
    Assists with special MCAHS initiatives and integration and coordination of PERH programs and activities within the context of MCAHS, under the specific guidance of the supervisor;
    Assists the PERH director with developing digital pedagogical resources for academic, interreligious, and religious leadership audiences;
    Supports the organization and expansion of outreach to relevant academic disciplines (e.g., religious studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution programs) throughout the country;
    Aids in organizing scholarly programs at the Museum and elsewhere on topics related to the history of the churches, other religious communities, antisemitism, and the Holocaust;
    Works with the Mandel Center and other Museum components and staff to ensure cohesiveness and consistency with the objectives of the Mandel Center and the Museum.
    Assists with larger Mandel Center and Museum projects and initiatives as needed.
    Other duties may include:

    Preparing in-depth studies, scholarly works, and reports on assigned topics for publication and/or other use in accordance with the scholarly programmatic, research, and publication goals of the Mandel Center and other mandates of the Museum;
    Attending scholarly conferences, as assigned, to present papers or organize panels related to PERH projects and programs;
    Participating as a subject-area specialist in Mandel Center and other Museum programs.
    Minimum Qualifications
    Master’s or higher degree with corresponding specialization (Holocaust studies, comparative genocide, and/or interreligious studies), with some religious studies background required
    Ability to engage an interdisciplinary network of Holocaust scholars, religious studies scholars, and religious and multi-religious organizations in order to meet Mandel Center and USHMM goals and expand the institution’s connections in academic, religious, and interreligious spheres
    Ability to support the implementation and completion of scholarly programs and/or research projects such as seminars, symposia, lectures, publications, and written reports
    Excellent oral and written communication skills, which are necessary to make presentations, maintain effective liaisons with a variety of contacts, and consult with experts and scholars
    Strong interpersonal skills that will allow the incumbent to work and/or coordinate with a wide variety of Museum staff and outside partners
    Experience with the design, development, and creation of digital humanities products for research and teaching preferred
    Reading fluency in one foreign language, preferably German, French, Arabic, or Hebrew
    How to Apply
    Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Please include both your resume and cover letter in a single PDF or Word document titled “First Name Last Name”. Salary history may be required during the interview process.

    For more information about the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, please visit The US Holocaust Memorial Museum is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. This position is open to all qualified individuals. If you are not a US citizen, you must possess sufficient legal documentation and permission to work in the United States (and provide if requested).

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