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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

VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

This position reports to the President & CEO and is part of the senior management team. The VP & CFO is responsible for the financial management of the Museum including, but not limited to, accounting, budget development and management, credit, insurance, government reports, grant and contract administration, and tax issues using generally accepted accounting principles. This position will lead financial analysis, planning and budgeting, preparation of financial reports to management and the board of Trustees, financial accounting systems and procedures, and asset and liability management for the Museum. The VP & CFO will work closely with other senior managers as well as the President.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration (master's degree and/or CPA certification a plus) and a minimum of seven years experience related to not-for-profit organizations fund accounting or equivalent experience in a for-profit organization. In addition, computer proficiency in accounting programs with expert experience in Excel is required. Finally, strong analytical ability, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and significant experience managing and leading staff are essential.

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.

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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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GUEST SERVICES ASSOCIATE

This part-time position reports to the volunteer services manager and is responsible for assisting the daily operations of the volunteer program and serving as the manager on duty for the volunteer department on weekends. The guest services associate provides supervision and support for the volunteers on the Museum floor, helps implement volunteer activities and trainings, and ensures effective communication between staff and volunteers. This position also provides additional administrative support to the volunteer services manager.

The ideal candidate will have experience related to the conduct of nonprofit organizations’ volunteer programs and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the ability to learn to use the volunteer database software are required. Finally, the willingness to work a flexible schedule, especially on weekends, is a must.

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

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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 to 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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SECURITY OFFICER (PART-TIME)

This position 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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ASSISTANT NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

This position reports to the network administrator and maintains the wired and wireless network, servers, and workstations within the Museum. Responsibilities include maintaining, repairing, upgrading, and optimizing network and computer systems; daily system administration and problem resolution; monitoring network and systems; and maintaining documentation.

In addition, the assistant network administrator will participate and make recommendations in the design and planning of the infrastructure to support new applications and technologies and thereafter play a key role in the maintenance of such tools. This position also supervises the IT desktop technician who assists staff and other users in problem resolution relating to hardware, software, and communication issues.

The ideal candidate will understand and appreciate the challenges of running a large computer network. Skill set should include Microsoft Windows Server, Windows 7 and 10, Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Active Directory, and VMWare. Experience with Gateway, CounterPoint, Raiser’s Edge, or Financial Edge is a definite plus. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field and/or five years experience is required.

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

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SPECIAL PROJECTS HISTORIAN

This position is responsible for providing research to support active cases of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. Under the supervision of Museum staff and working with DPAA, the position will undertake historical research to better inform the families of the missing and to help locate, recover, and identify the remains of missing military personnel. This effort will be accomplished by vetting, developing relationships, and then working with museums, archives, reunion groups, relatives, and others to provide information that will aid DPAA’s research, outreach, and identification procedures. The position will also be an integral part of The National WWII Museum staff and will be expected to contribute to the Museum’s mission of informing the public on the role on the U.S. citizen-soldier in World War II.

The qualified candidate will possess a PhD in history; have demonstrated experience of historical research in archives, collections (both online and physical), and other cultural institutions; demonstrated experience in the historical interview process; and demonstrated knowledge of WWII-era history. Candidates with exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills will be preferred, as will those with strong organizational skills.

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

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GENEALOGY RESEARCHER

This position is responsible for finding and contacting individuals to support active cases of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. The position will assist with DPAA efforts to inform the families of the missing and locate, recover, and identify remains of missing military personnel by providing genealogy research to uncover family members and descendants. The objective of this effort is to locate, assess, and copy pertinent historical material relating to the fallen service members, while also providing contact information and follow-up so that these contemporaries can aid DPAA’s scientific procedures to confirm the identities of the remains of missing military personnel. The position will seek out online resources, interpersonal networks, family members and relatives, and other resources as necessary. The position will also be an integral part of The National WWII Museum staff and will be expected to contribute to the Museum’s mission of informing the public on the role of the US citizen-soldier in World War II.

The qualified candidate will possess genealogy certification. For those already certified, a master’s degree in history will serve as a preferred qualification. Demonstrated experience of genealogical research and interpersonal networking skills are desired, as is demonstrated experience in the historical interview process and WWII-era history. Candidates with exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills will be preferred, as will those with strong organizational skills.

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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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 will be accepted until position is filled.

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

Apply now.

 

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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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