Jewish Museum of Maryland Exhibits Specialist

Baltimore, MD, USA Req #576
Monday, August 22, 2022
The Jewish Museum of Maryland is America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture and community. The Museum tells the story of the American Jewish experience in the city of Baltimore and throughout Maryland. Our Museum offers visitors fascinating and diverse exhibitions, as well as, two landmark historic sites – the Lloyd Street Synagogue, built in 1845 and B’nai Israel Synagogue, built in 1876.

Exhibits Specialist

The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) seeks an Exhibits Specialist to be a part of a team that deeply appreciates the role of museums in building community, exploring identity, and activating Jewish values. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Exhibits Specialist provides project management for gallery-based and campus-wide projects, to include exhibits, developed in-house or borrowed, and innovative multi-discipline approaches to the use of gallery spaces rooted in participatory and socially engaged practices.  


NOTE: All active full-time, part-time, and temporary staff are required to provide proof of full vaccination (COVID-19) as a condition of employment within The Associated system as of November 15, 2021.   


Main Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and monitors project development for gallery-based projects including creating and maintaining project schedules, leading team meetings, articulating project goals and strategy briefs, and conducting after-action evaluation. 
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director to create and implement a multi-year gallery plan/schedule. 
  • Manage RFP processes for relevant contracts. Builds and manages projects teams, which can include designers, exhibit developers, multi-media professionals, contractors, consultants, and vendors.
  • Drafts Memorandums of Agreement and Contracts for any contracts to be reviewed and executed by the Executive Director. 
  • Manages the installation and maintenance of JMM galleries across the campus. 
  • Works with staff throughout the Museum to coordinate organization-wide schedules, ensuring projects are completed within budget and on schedule.
  • Manages project-specific budgets, track expenses, and provide budgetary reporting.
  • Provides support and collaborates with any Curator-in-Residence, Guest Curators, or exhibits-based interns. 
  • Contributes to relevant grant applications and reports, as necessary. 
  • Oversees the development and implementation of survey instruments and other evaluation modalities for exhibit-based projects.

What you will Possess to be Successful

  • You will exemplify our core value of continuous learning.
  • You will partner with team members to develop agreed expectations about the work we need to accomplish to support and fulfill our mission as well as how the team will accomplish the work.
  • You will take an entrepreneurial and creative approach to developing new, innovative ideas that will evolve the organization and push the boundaries of the field.
  • You will care and attend to the relational dynamics of process while caring for the quality of the product


The position requires a combination of strong professional credentials and demonstrated skills and success in multiple museum disciplines. The successful candidate should present most of the following:


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies or related field.
  • 3+ years of experience in exhibit management
  • Experience with project management, including conceptualizing projects and evaluating funding opportunities.
  • Demonstrated success in working with a culturally diverse community.
  • Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications practices.
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment
  • Ability to successfully interact and collaborate with key stakeholders to achieve results, including vendors, volunteers, and board members.
  • Experience working within a Jewish communal setting preferred.


Note on qualifications

No one candidate will be perfect for this job. The skills and experience needed to be successful in this job exist on a spectrum. Frequently cited statistics show that candidates with disabilities, BIPOC candidates, women, and members of marginalized and/or systematically excluded groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. The Jewish Museum of Maryland is eager to leave that statistic in the past. If you are interested in this position, please apply.

What we are offering

  • The annual salary for this position is $50,000
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, and a complimentary membership to the Jewish Community Center.
  • We make work/life balance a priority offering three weeks’ vacation and 6 days of sick time per year.
  • We close the Museum for the following Jewish holidays: Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, the first two days of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, Shavuot, and the full week of Passover
  • We close the Museum for New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the day following Thanksgiving
  • We close the Museum for the last full week of the year
  • We offer a work environment that supports professional development and collaboration.

What to expect

  • Step one: All submissions will be reviewed, and the initial candidate pool will be formed. Not all submissions will make it into the candidate pool. Once the pool of candidates is established, a brief phone interview will be set up with a member of the Human Resources staff.
  • Step two: Remaining candidates will take part in no more than two interviews with members of the Jewish Museum of Maryland team via Zoom or in-person depending on the state of the pandemic, and the comfort level of everyone involved. The final candidate will be selected after this interview.
  • Step Three: Selection and placement of the final candidate. Placement for this position is anticipated to occur in October/November 2022. Once the final candidate has accepted their offer of employment, all other applicants will be notified of their status.

Application Process: Electronic submissions are preferred.



The Jewish Museum of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The JMM is dedicated to advancing racial and social justice and holds a deep sense of care and commitment to the communities within which we live and work. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability. The Jewish Museum of Maryland will not tolerate acts deemed to constitute discrimination or harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


This job ad is not intended to be all-inclusive, but to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed.




The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and its Agencies are equal opportunity employers, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family JMM
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Baltimore, MD, USA