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Information about the organization
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.
In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality and inclusion.
Information about the role
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum seeks a Collections Manager for its Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation (RI). The David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation’s major responsibility is to collect, preserve, and make available the historical record of the Holocaust and to support with its stewardship of the Collection of Record the Museum’s wide-ranging efforts in the areas of research, exhibition, publication, education, and memorialization.
The Collections Manager position is located in the Collections Management Branch, Collections Services Division in Bowie, Maryland. The position is responsible for assisting in the collection’s management responsibilities for the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as other collections holdings. The incumbent works with collections material that includes manuscript and archival documents, photographs, artifacts, textiles, artwork, microform and audiovisual holdings, and moving images.
The incumbent has responsibility for performing and managing a wide variety of tasks relating to the processing of new acquisitions and existing collections, creation and preservation of hardcopy and automatic records, development and/or correction of Collections Management procedural documents, and care of and access to the permanent collection; addressing complex issues and developing solutions; and initiating efforts to continuously improve collections management efficiency for the permanent collection.
This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Duties, and Responsibilities for the role
Minimum Qualifications for the role
Preferred Qualifications for the role
The application deadline for this position is March, 5 2024.
Interested applicants must send their resume and cover letter; applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
The Museum is committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEAI). Please click to view the Museum Statement on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (PDF).
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum values employee wellness, work-life balance and the diversity of what this means for individual employees in life and work. We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package for benefits-eligible employees that includes generous paid leave benefits, health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account with an employer contribution, 403(b) retirement plan with a generous employer match and contribution, group term and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, commuter subsidy, access to two employee assistance programs, as well as voluntary critical illness and accident insurance coverage, long-term care and pet insurance options. Our policies also support telework and other flexible schedule options based on the job, work and team collaboration requirements.