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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

SENIOR HISTORIAN

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans is currently seeking a senior historian. This position reports to the associate vice president for education and access, with access to the president and CEO through the President's Council on Education and Research. In the future, the senior historian will report through the executive director of the Museum's new Institute for the Study of War and Democracy and the vice president of education and access.

The senior historian of The National WWII Museum will play a central role in advancing the Museum's mission as expressed through exhibits, research initiatives, education programs, conferences, publications, distance learning activities, and other outreach avenues. Drawing on a strong background in US and WWII history, the senior historian will refine and contribute to the Museum's research and public history projects, with a portion of time allowed to pursue his or her independent research and publication interests related to military or WWII history. There will be special responsibilities to assist in:

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

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ASSISTANT ENTERTAINMENT MANAGER

This position reports to the director of entertainment and assists in the administrative and production needs of the entertainment department which produces main stage shows in BB's Stage Door Canteen, other Museum venues, and at off-site locations throughout the United States. The primary responsibilities for this position include providing assistance as necessary for Museum productions and performing administrative duties as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in theater arts or arts administration, or two years of relevant experience. In addition, knowledge of 1940s-era entertainment and the ability to work a flexible schedule are a must.

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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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. Content to be digitized 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 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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COLLECTIONS MANAGER

This position reports to the Assistant Director for Collections Management and is primarily responsible for the physical care of the artifacts in the permanent and education collections. Duties include artifact condition reports, proper storage housing, organization of on-site and off-site storage areas, cataloging incoming artifacts, numbering artifacts, and inventory. In addition, artifact photography, database entry and retrieval, environmental monitoring, and the coordination of conservation treatment are required.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a bachelor's degree in museum science, history, historic preservation, or a related field (bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred) and a minimum of 3–5 years experience working in a museum as a collections manager or similar. In addition, a demonstrated knowledge of museum registration procedures, collections records management with the ability to work with computerized collections databases, and object handling is a must. Finally, general knowledge of WWII-era history and material culture is required.

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

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CURATOR

This position reports to the Assistant Director for Curatorial Services and is responsible for processing, cataloging, and researching the Museum's artifact and archival collections with particular emphasis on items prioritized for digitization, exhibition, publication, and other programming. The curator also assists in the development and implementation of exhibits, leads tours, and gives public programs.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in history, museum science, or a related field (bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred) and a thorough knowledge of museum registration procedures, collections records management with the ability to work with computerized collections databases, and object handling. Extensive knowledge of the American Experience during World War II with emphasis on the WWII-era material culture is also required. Finally, the ability to perform duties of a manual nature (lifting, carrying and placing artifacts on shelves—including overhead—up to 50 pounds without assistance and climbing ladders up to 12 feet) is a must.

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 and leads the Curatorial Services team. The position 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; ensuring 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 a 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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REGISTRAR

This position reports to the Assistant Director for Collections Management and is responsible for the care and documentation of the Museum's artifact and archival collections including record keeping, storage, maintenance and retrieval. The registrar is responsible for processing all incoming and outgoing loans, maintaining the collections management system, and keeping the permanent registration records and files. This position also assists in the implementation of exhibits.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in museum science, history, historic preservation or related field (bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred) and a minimum of three years experience in museums. In addition, a demonstrated knowledge of museum registration procedures, collections records management with the ability to work with computerized collections databases, and object handling are required. Finally, general knowledge of WWII-era history and material culture as well as the ability to perform duties of a manual nature (lifting, carrying and placing artifacts on shelves—including overhead—up to 50 pounds without assistance and climbing ladders up to 12 feet) are a must.

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

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COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

This position reports to the Director of Communications and is responsible for managing editorial projects (writing and editing newsletters, annual reports, and other publications) and creating engaging, effective, and consistent Museum communications in line with Museum standards (including maintaining editorial style guides and conducting research as needed to establish best practices). Primary duties include maintaining the Museum’s copy portfolio; creating written content for a wide variety of uses (including marketing, advertising, internal communications, and PR); editing content produced by others; and consulting with departments throughout the Museum on questions of standards and style. Throughout, the Communications Manager collaborates with subject-matter experts as needed to vet historical content and with programming managers to confirm event information, ensuring accuracy in all communications.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in English, History, Communications, Marketing, or related field and a minimum of five years experience in publishing, media, or related writing/editorial field. Required qualifications include outstanding writing, editorial, and proofreading skills; mastery of The Chicago Manual of Style; and the ability to work well with multiple constituencies including staff, freelancers, and consultants. Experience in media relations and PR is a plus but not 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.

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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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