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Posted: October 8, 2015,
Closes: December 31, 2015

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

Full-time, Experienced

Washington, D.C. , USA

Education Required: M.A.


Responsible for creating historical content of JHSGW's multi-faceted current activities and planning for a new museum, including exhibitions, publications, public programs, grant-writing.

Coordinate development of core and temporary exhibitions for planned new regional Jewish history museum, projected to open in 2020. Responsibilities include project management, concept development, research, writing, and working with scholars, community advisors, and colleagues to create captivating, historically rich exhibitions and engaging visitor experiences.

Educational Requirements:
M.A. in museum studies, modern Jewish history, or American history. Minimum 5 years professional experience in a museum environment.

• Oversee online exhibition development and coordinate traveling exhibitions.
• Develop historical content for in-house print and online publications.
• Develop and present walking tours and public presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
• Support development of museum collections through outreach to potential donors to the collection; conduct oral history interviews; identify and implement new collecting initiatives.
• Assist with grant-writing and associated development activities.

Application Instructions:
Email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to: Laura Cohen Apelbaum, Executive Director, Jewish Historical Society at Position is open until filled.

Application Email:

Application Address:
Laura Apelbaum
701 4TH ST NW STE 200
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia 20001

Application Phone: 2027890900

Application Fax: 2027890485

Museum Website:

Additional Info: Additional Info: The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington is the region's foremost destination and source for American Jewish history. JHSGW engages audiences through exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and its 1876 synagogue [the oldest in the area]. The current six-person staff works with a broad array of board members, community advisors, and consulting scholars to develop engaging historical exhibitions, public programs for youth and adults, and publications.

JHSGW is planning the move of the historic synagogue to a new site as part of a major real estate development project in downtown Washington, D.C. The new location will provide JHSGW with land on which to build an adjacent museum. Planning for this new facility has begun and is a major focus of all activities.


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