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Museum Director sought by The Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture

Located in Beachwood, Ohio in the Temple-Tifereth Israel, The Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion, and Culture was founded by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver in 1950 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Temple-Tifereth Israel. It was housed at The Temple’s original location at University Circle in Cleveland in a space designed by Rorimer Brooks before moving to its current location in Beachwood. It is one of the first museums of Judaica in North America and one of only a few synagogue museums with significant collections.

The Museum’s collection numbers over 2,500 Jewish ritual and fine art objects on display in the Hartzmark Gallery, Chapel Corridor, and throughout the Temple building, including three Czech Memorial Scrolls. The collection also includes 186 pieces on view in The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery at the adjacent Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. In addition to exhibitions, Museum programming includes monthly Art Talks, salons, lectures, tours, artists-in-residence, and collaborations with schools and community groups.

Job Summary: Develop and implement temporary exhibitions based on/and related to the collections of the Temple Museum. Coordinate programming related to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions that benefit the Temple community, the Temple Learning Center, and the community-at-large. Oversee collections management, care, and tracking activities for the Temple Museum. Work closely with the Temple-Tifereth leadership and museum committee in the strategic initiatives of the museum.

Job-Type: Part-time, 30 hour per week position

Responsibilities: The museum director must be a flexible leader and astute manager with a collaborative spirit. S/he will be comfortable working within a nontraditional organizational structure that values collaboration and seeks new ideas from unconventional sources.


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