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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

OUTBOUND SALES AGENT

This position reports to the senior director of visitor services and generates revenue from local businesses through outside sales of ancillary Museum products including BB’s Stage Door Canteen; PT-305 rides and tours; WWII Air, Sea & Land Festival; and Behind the Lines tours.

The ideal candidate will have experience in outside sales and cold calling, and possess excellent customer service and communication skills, including a professional phone demeanor. In addition, proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with ticketing and/or sales software are required. Finally, the ability to work accurately in a fast-paced environment and the ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary are required.

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

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WEB DEVELOPER

Reporting to the web manager, this position is responsible for building content-driven websites, maintaining existing web properties, and implementing digital solutions that support Museum goals. Duties include front-end and back-end development of websites and applications, handling various aspects of the Museum’s eCommunications materials, and publishing various materials on the Museum's website.

The primary goal of this position is to turn interactive concepts into digital solutions using appropriate technologies and standards-based HTML/CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, PHP, Drupal, WordPress, Git, SQL/MySQL/MariaDB, cloud-based storage solutions, and mobile application development platforms, including Android and iOS.

The ideal candidate enjoys solving problems using standards-based web development practices and has a drive to build useful, robust digital products that adhere to industry best practices and perform well across most devices. Experience with Drupal and WordPress, including theme development, is a must as is a passion for development and data, comfort working with front-end and back-end code, and the ability and desire to take ownership of our code base. Finally, a bachelor's degree in computer science, fine arts, design, photography, math, or related field or a minimum of four years experience is required.

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

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PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

This position reports to the director of communications and works in coordination with other Museum staff, contracted marketing/PR firms, and other community and Museum partners to help develop and execute a comprehensive public relations and media relations program to maximize the Museum’s visibility, prestige, visitation, and support.

Responsibilities:

  1. Under the director of the director of communications and in concert with PR/marketing agencies, proactively works to develop editorial placements for the Museum.
  2. Serves as primary contact for media relations and on-site media visits.
  3. Develops and maintains media distribution lists and coordinates use of PR Newswire, Meltwater, and similar vendor services.
  4. Writes and edits press releases, media alerts, and other materials; facilitates approval process; and distributes from Museum and/or through PR/marketing agency, with follow-up media relations as required.
  5. Coordinates media at press conferences and other Museum events.
  6. Manages updating of press kits and response fulfillment.
  7. Manages publicity requests from other Museum departments.
  8. Manages the Museum’s calendar for publications.
  9. Undertakes other projects as assigned by supervisor.

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

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DISTANCE LEARNING SPECIALIST

The Museum is seeking a creative and energetic candidate to coordinate and implement the Museum’s signature distance learning initiatives. Reporting to the distance learning manager, the distance learning specialist will design a variety of highly interactive, engaging, and meaningful virtual programs that are national in scope to reach school and lifelong learning audiences. This includes point-to-point programs, such as virtual field trips, to large national webcasts for thousands of viewers or participants. The ideal candidate exhibits proficiency in facilitating learning experiences and using educational technology as well as a commitment to expanding the reach and impact of the Museum.

The distance learning specialist will have an important role in the in the forthcoming Hall of Democracy, a three-story complex which will house the WWII Media and Educator Center, the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, a library, and dedicated special exhibitions hall. The Hall of Democracy will break ground in the summer of 2017 and is scheduled for completion in late 2018.

Qualifications:

  1. A bachelor’s degree (required) or master’s (preferred) with an emphasis on educational technology, formal or informal education, museum studies, instructional design, history, or a related field.
  2. Ease in using, learning, and testing latest educational technologies is a must. Proficiency with distance-learning tools a plus.
  3. Ability to design interactive and engaging programming and match to appropriate delivery mode or technology.
  4. Teaching experience in a formal or informal setting preferred.
  5. Knowledgeable understanding of World War II preferred, but not required.
  6. Strong organizational skills, including managing complex scheduling and project timelines.
  7. The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse set of stakeholders and partners.
  8. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

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

Apply now.

 

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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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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.

Apply now.

 

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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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