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Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The National WWII Museum. The National WWII Museum is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and seeks diversity in its workforce. The National WWII Museum is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.

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AVAILABLE POSITIONS

PARKING ATTENDANT (PART-TIME)

This part-time position reports to the parking manager and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the garage in the absence of the manager. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting guests as necessary, maintaining equipment, using iParc professional software, and working special events.

The ideal candidate will have excellent customer-service skills and basic math skills. In addition, the ability to use parking equipment and software is a must. Finally, the ability to work flexible hours and perform the physical demands of the job, along with a valid driver’s license and clean driving record, are a must.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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ASSISTANT MUSEUM STORE MANAGER

This position reports to the Museum store manager and is responsible for assisting in merchandising the store, overseeing daily operations, shipping and receiving, customer service, and inventory control. The assistant museum store manager works closely with other Museum staff in Collections, Education, and Development to present and maintain a unique and profitable earned income opportunity that attracts the active involvement of Museum members, donors, and visitors.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years experience in a retail or hospitality environment with at least one year in a leadership or supervisory role as a storeowner or manager. In addition, demonstrated competence in computer technology of automated sales and inventory systems and experience in internet sales and marketing are required. Finally, creativity, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a willingness to work overtime during special events or heavy visitation periods are essential.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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EXHIBIT DESIGNER / TECHNICIAN

Reporting to the director of exhibits, the exhibit designer / technician is responsible for design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of temporary, special and traveling exhibits, the repair and maintenance of permanent exhibits, and establishing and maintaining graphic standards for all Museum exhibits and internal wayfinding signage. This position supervises vendors, fabricators, installers, hired labor, and volunteers, and requires moderate to heavy manual labor.

Qualifications include:

  • A bachelor's degree in industrial design, architecture, graphic design, fine arts, museum studies, or related field.

  • Five or more years of experience in museum exhibit design and fabrication.

  • Demonstrated skill in developing and installing exhibits.

  • Ability to work with hand tools and power tools to fabricate and maintain exhibits.

  • Skill in drafting software such as AutoCAD, Vectorworks, or SketchUp.

  • Strong graphic design skills; expert-level skills in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

  • Ability to create design packages that include exhibit elevations and renderings for presentation.

  • Experience in artifact handling, mountmaking, crating, and packing.

  • Ability to lift, carry, and place supplies and exhibit components on shelves, including overhead, up to 50 pounds without assistance.

  • Ability to climb ladders up to 12 feet.

  • Willingness to work outside of normal Museum operating hours as needed to repair and maintain permanent exhibits.

  • Willingness to travel by air to various destinations to install traveling exhibits.

  • Strong written communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.

  • Willingness to work overtime during special events, heavy visitation periods, or to meet deadlines.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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SUMMER CAMP ASSISTANT COORDINATOR (TEMPORARY POSITION)

This position will assist the family programs and outreach coordinator with the day-to-day management of the Museum’s six weeks of on-site spy, science, and theater camps. Duties include greeting campers upon arrival, leading hands-on activities, accompanying campers on tours of the Museum’s exhibits, and maintaining the safety of campers.

This is a temporary position from Monday, June 5, 2017 – Friday, July 21, 2017; the hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children in a school or summer camp environment. In addition, candidates must be mature, reliable, and creative, and will be required to pass a background check and successfully complete a brief Louisiana State Mandatory Reporter training.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR AND DEMOCRACY

The Institute is in its inaugural year at the Museum, offering rich opportunities for scholarship and collaboration between the academic and museum worlds. The executive director will lead the Museum's advanced learning center in the development of its research, publications, and public programs on World War II, including both the origins of the war and its lasting legacies for America and the world. The Institute aspires to become the preeminent gateway to the latest research, personal histories, digital content, and historiography of the war itself, as well as the evolution of public memory of World War II in America and globally.

It will be the responsibility of the executive director to build the Institute and to help coordinate the work of historians in the Institute in shaping its programs and research initiatives, and to increase public access to the best history and knowledge of World War II. Specifically, the executive director will coordinate research and programmatic initiatives of the Institute with other departments to meet the growing needs of the Museum's diverse publics, to include scholars, teachers, students, education institutions, and general enthusiasts interested in the preservation and study of WWII history. To accomplish these goals, the executive director must possess the leadership skills and knowledge to draw upon the Museum's collections of personal accounts, film, photographs, memoirs, and artifacts to produce new publications, media products, conferences, and programs, both on site and online.

This position will initially report to the associate vice president of education and access and will serve on the President's Council on Education and Research.

Specific job responsibilities include the following:

  • Leads the Institute and works collaboratively with institute members (including the Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian, the Senior Director of History and Research, the Director of Conference and Symposia, and other historians and research assistants) to develop public history and research priorities.

  • Directs long-range planning related to research, publications, conference, symposia, online degree programs, and other initiatives.

  • Oversees content development and management of the Institute's multiple initiatives, including research, publications, speaking engagements, conference and symposia, and online courses, and works closely with the director of the Museum's WWII Media and Education Center and other professional staff to ensure the successful implementation of these initiatives.

  • Brings entrepreneurial practices to providing broad access to the best WWII scholarship and learning opportunities for Museum visitors, education and travel participants, as well as online audiences on all delivery platforms and channels.

  • Works proactively to develop partnerships with institutes, universities, museums, and research centers that share similar missions with The National WWII Museum.

  • Collaborates with Institute staff, the president and CEO, the Board of Trustees, and Presidential Counselors in ensuring historical accuracy and the integrity of content as it is delivered through exhibits, programs, media productions, publications, and public history.

  • Helps to ensure the integrity of historical content for the institutional advancement department for use in proposals to sponsors, foundations, granting agencies, and other potential donors as well as for the marketing and communications department for use in public and media relations.

  • Oversees Museum committees and work teams responsible for the planning and execution of Institute publications, conferences, symposia, and other key initiatives.

  • Has management responsibility for Institute budget, operations, staff, departmental policies, and planning.

  • Participates in the President's Council on Education and Research, chaired by the president and CEO, which advises the Museum's leadership on its long-range planning and research initiatives for education, exhibits, and programs on World War II.

  • Participates in the preparation of presentations and reports for the Museum's National Board of Trustees, the Board's Committees, and the Presidential Counselors, an advisory body comprised of respected historians, museum leaders, and other scholars.

  • Participates in task forces and projects as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD (master's degree required) in a discipline of the 20th century, related to American history, politics, diplomacy, or military studies, and a minimum of seven years of leadership and management experience in higher education, military, government, research, or history institutions. In addition, success in publishing and knowledge of publication standards and processes, as well as experience in the planning and execution of conferences and large-scale formal discussions, are essential. Finally, experience in providing strategic direction to staff and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are a must. The executive director must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings.

Letter of application with resume/CV requested by November 1, 2016, but will be accepted until position is filled.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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SECURITY OFFICER (PART-TIME)

The security officer is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of all guests, staff, and Museum properties in accordance with Museum policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have experience in law enforcement, security, or military service. In addition, the ability to work a flexible schedule (which includes weekends and holidays) and perform the physical demands of the position is required.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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DIRECTOR OF CURATORIAL SERVICES

This position reports to the associate vice president of education and access, leads the curatorial services team and is responsible for the development, curation, management, and care of the Museum's artifact and archival collections including registration, storage, digitization and access, maintenance, and retrieval in accordance with best museum practices.

Primary job responsibilities for this position include supervising the assistant director for curatorial services, assistant director for digital collections, assistant director for collections management, and the senior curator and restoration manager; overseeing the development and management of the Museum's collections and implementing and updating processes as necessary; assuring the Museum's premier collection of personal accounts and oral history is actively managed to best practice standards; and developing and managing the curatorial services department budget.

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in a discipline related to the American experience of World War II, including history, education, museum management or related field (master's degree required) and 7–10 years of related experience in collections management. In addition, experience with major collections management systems and demonstrated knowledge of rights, reproductions, and licensing are required. Finally, previous supervisory experience, strong problem-solving skills, and excellent communication skills are a must.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP

This position oversees all functions of membership, tribute products, and any other annual giving initiatives. This position provides primary support to the Associate Vice President for Membership & Fundraising Events by assisting with strategic planning and developing new programmatic initiatives to meet goals and grow revenue, managing programmatic workflow, reviewing and approving all correspondence as well as performance reviews. The Senior Director will also be responsible for ensuring data continuity across all Museum databases, report generation to support Charter Membership (onsite and direct mail), Patriots Circle, Bricks, and Museum Press. Additionally, this position will coordinate staff meetings and participate in Museum work teams as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree as well as extensive direct mail marketing and/or annual fundraising experience on a national level, including mail, email, and telemarketing. In addition, three years of supervisory experience and three years experience in managing an annual fund program earning over $1 million are required. Finally, proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel), proficiency in Raisers Edge (or similar donor management system) as well as strong organizational and communication skills are a must.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

This position reports to the director of curatorial services and is responsible for directing the digitization of the Museum's collections and the subsequent management of these materials, which includes the Museum's accessioned collections of artifacts and archival materials and the entire oral history collection, as well as archival footage and photographs, digital exhibit media, and video lecture content. The assistant director for digital collections works closely with the Museum technologist, who chairs the digitization work team, and serves as a key member of the work team. This position also supervises two processing archivists.

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management (required) and at least five years experience in a related field. In addition, demonstrated knowledge of collections management systems (KE Emu preferred), proven success in implementing digital asset management solutions and workflows in a complex environment, and an understanding of legal issues around digital asset use are required. Finally, supervisory experience and strong interpersonal and communication skills are a must.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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CUSTODIAN EVENT SET UP PERSONNEL

This position reports to the Facilities Manager and is responsible for event set up as well as other custodial tasks. The primary job duties consist of setting up and breaking down tables and chairs for Museum events, floor care, pressure washing and other custodial tasks such as cleaning restrooms, vacuuming, dusting, mopping and cleaning glass.

The ideal candidate will be physically able to perform manual work and be familiar with cleaning procedures and custodial equipment. In addition, the ability to work a flexible schedule is a must.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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CUSTODIAN

This position reports to the Facilities Manager and is responsible for custodial tasks. Custodial tasks include general cleaning such as cleaning restrooms, vacuuming, dusting, mopping and cleaning glass as well as special floor care duties.

The ideal candidate will be physically able to perform manual work and be familiar with cleaning procedures and custodial equipment. In addition, the ability to work a flexible schedule is a must and basic knowledge of A/V equipment is helpful.

Interested candidates should apply online or mail resumes to 945 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70130.

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