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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

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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SHIPPING ASSOCIATE

This full-time position reports to the e-commerce and wholesale manager and is responsible for all aspects of order fulfillment and customer service related to online and bulk sales. Job duties include picking and packing merchandise in a warehouse setting, accurately processing transactions, answering customer service calls and taking orders, and maintaining a clean and orderly shipping department.

The ideal candidate will have good communication skills, both verbal and written, basic math skills, and attention to detail. Candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. In addition, the ability to work some weekends and holidays is required.

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

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ADMISSIONS ASSOCIATE

This part-time position reports to the Visitor Services Manager and is responsible for maintaining a welcoming rapport with visitors and providing information and customer service as necessary. This position processes ticket orders in a courteous and visitor-focused manner.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding customer service skills and experience working with the public. In addition, experience balancing daily receipts is preferred and strong communication skills are essential. Finally, the ability to work a flexible schedule is a must as weekend work is required.

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 (FULL- AND PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE)

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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ENGINEER 2ND CLASS

This position reports to the chief engineer and is responsible for ensuring the Museum's spaces are maintained and safe for visitors, staff, and volunteers. Responsibilities include operating and maintaining equipment in the Central Plant and performing a variety of maintenance work such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, and plumbing tasks.

The ideal candidate MUST possess a current City of New Orleans 2nd Class Stationary Engineer's License with air conditioning certification (2nd class Boiler preferred as well). In addition, the ability to work a flexible schedule is required; this includes all three shifts and weekends and holidays.

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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