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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

PROJECT MANAGER

This position reports to the senior director of marketing and is responsible for organizing and executing integrated multi-channel marketing campaigns from inception to completion and then measures and optimizes performance post-launch in order to constantly improve campaign performance. These campaigns will include oversight on all Marketing and Communications channels including paid advertising, public relations, social media, print collaterals, and digital communications. In addition, the project manager will act as the central conduit for the Marketing and Communications process and will assist in measuring media performance.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field and a minimum of four years experience with project management experience in an agency or technical environment a must. In addition, experience with analytics, excellent writing and communication skills, and a keen attention to detail are required. Finally, creativity, good organizational skills, the ability to consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and sound judgment are essential.

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

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ADVERTISING MANAGER

This position reports to the senior director of marketing and works in coordination with the associate vice president of marketing and communications, as well as departmental peers and external Museum departmental representatives, to develop and execute a comprehensive paid advertising program which will maximize the Museum's visitation, brand awareness, support, and educational mission. The advertising manager will also work closely with the Museum's digital agency, advertising agency, and other paid media outlets as well as the Museum's creative team to ensure paid advertising is placed, produced, and routed according to plan.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field and a minimum of four years experience with experience in multi-channel media planning, placement, and budgeting a must. In addition, experience with analytics, excellent writing and communication skills, and a keen attention to detail are required. Finally, creativity, good organizational skills, the ability to consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and sound judgment are essential.

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

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR

This position reports to the associate vice president of marketing and communications and directs all branded visual communications at the Museum in order to raise the prestige of the Museum through high-level creative. The creative director is the creative lead on all Marketing and Communications projects and works with the AVP, the senior director of marketing, and the director of communications to successfully execute and improve marketing campaigns and projects. In other words, this position oversees the successful interplay of design, production, and branding at the Museum in leading sophisticated multi-channel campaigns and projects from inception to completion. The creative director manages a team of six creative professionals with areas of responsibility including production management, graphic design, digital/web /interactive, and video in order to maximize the Museum's visibility, prestige, visitation, and support.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field and a minimum of six years experience (agency experience preferred). In addition, a high-level grasp of creative planning, branding, typography, layout, photography, videography, UX, and UI is a must as is mastery of graphics software including but not limited to Adobe Creative Cloud and Final Cut. Finally, digital experience and experience in video production and/or post-production are helpful.

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

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR CURATORIAL SERVICES

This position reports to the director of curatorial services and is responsible for the development, curation, management, and care of the Museum's artifact and archival collections including registration, storage, digitization, maintenance, and retrieval and supervises Museum curators, volunteers, and interns in accordance with best professional museum practices. The assistant director assigns projects to curators, manages workflows, and assures that cataloging, research, and written work products have been appropriately vetted and are delivered on time. The position also assists with establishing and maintaining intellectual and physical control of the Museum's collections and works closely with the assistant director for digital collections to develop and administer digitization priorities and workflows including overseeing the integration of the Collections Management System (CMS) with the Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree in a discipline related to the American experience of World War II including history, education, and museum management and a minimum of five years of related experience in curation including experience with multiple collection types including artifact, archival, and library collections. The candidate should have experience with major collections management systems and extensive knowledge of 20th-century military history and material culture with an emphasis on the WWII era.

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

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DIRECTOR OF EXHIBITS

This position reports to the associate vice president of education and access and manages all aspects of the Museum's special and traveling exhibits and assures best maintenance of permanent exhibits. This position supervises the exhibit designer and the traveling exhibit manager and leads work teams of curators, historians, educators, and others in developing and maintaining Museum exhibits. In addition, the director of exhibits develops and manages Exhibit Department budgets, contracts, schedules, and project and vendor management.

Qualified applicants will have a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred) in industrial design, architecture, graphic design, fine arts, history, museum science, or related field and a minimum of five years experience in exhibit design and fabrication together with demonstrated skill in developing and installing exhibitions.

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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ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE SALES

This senior management position reports to the vice president of operations & CFO and is responsible for selling, developing, and managing successful educational travel programs, conferences, and other types of innovative educational outreach initiatives at the Museum's campus in New Orleans and at WWII battle sites and destinations across the world.

Since 2004, the Museum has developed, operated, and sold more than 100 educational travel programs to WWII battlefield locations in Europe and the Pacific. The Museum is seeking to grow these programs targeted at adult and student audiences through direct retail sales and partnerships with other organizations.

This position leads a staff of seven professionals, including three direct reports, responsible for inside sales, customer service, marketing support, tour development, budgeting, logistics, and operations. The AVP's primary role is to focus on developing and growing these programs through the implementation of a sales plan and marketing strategy to ensure the Museum's financial objectives for travel and conference programs are met. It is anticipated that role will require up to 50% travel time for the AVP. Significant growth is forecast in these areas over the next five years as the Museum brings online new programs and staff.

The AVP of travel and conference sales will also be responsible for sales and operations of tours onboard a WWII Patrol Torpedo boat, which is anticipated to be ready for passenger hire on Lake Pontchartrain in early 2017.

The position's primary focus on sales and market development will include the following:

  • Achieve significant, sustainable, and profitable growth in the Museum's array of high quality educational travel programs.

  • Provide leadership and oversight to the department with a focus on prospect and customer communications.

  • Develop, implement, and grow a series of inbound custom travel programs that will take place in and around the Museum's campus in New Orleans.

  • Form sustainable and profitable partnerships with university alumni programs, study-abroad departments, military organizations, travel operators, and other membership based organizations that will promote and sell Museum-managed travel programs to adult, student, and corporate clients.

  • Ensure the Museum's annual international conference on World War II is a high quality, vibrant and relevant public history conference that reaches a growing on-site and digital audience.

  • Initiate local tours of PT-305 at sea and dockside, activating the new boathouse on Lake Pontchartrain as a satellite Museum property.

The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor's degree with a master's degree preferred and a minimum of 10 years of successful experience in business development and sales. Prior experience in the tour and travel industry is preferable with a track record of developing and growing successful outreach programs, preferably within a museum, non-profit, travel-related, or university environment. In addition, excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills are a must as is a prior experience in managing a team. The successful candidate should anticipate extensive travel both within the United States and internationally for program sales and development.

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

Apply now.

 

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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.

Apply now.

 

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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 the policies and procedures of the Museum. 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 are required.

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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