Manager of Public Programming

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Manager of Public Programming





 Title:                    Manager of Public Programming

Department:     External Relations

Reports to:        Director of External Relations


The Manager of Public Programming seeks to create a more inclusive society through the exploration and celebration of Jewish history and culture, as well as deepening an understanding for other faiths and cultures by looking through the lens of the Jewish value “respect for all humanity.” Passionate about adult learning and enrichment through arts and culture, with excellent organization and coordination skills, this charismatic and personable go-getter will join the external relations team on a full-time basis working with a significant level of autonomy to conceptualize, plan, and facilitate public programs. Must be independent, curious, and professional with a proven track record of creating and implementing successful public programs, conferences, and/or special events that have incorporated keynote speakers, panel discussions, hands-on interactive experience, workshops, and more. Experience with both in-person and online production. Technically savvy, willingness to think out of the box, as well as respond to clear goals and directives to deliver robust seasonal programming plans.


  • Advance the Maltz Museum’s audience in Northeast Ohio and beyond by providing relevant programming content for in-person and online events, estimated one to two per week, including Wednesday evenings and/or Sunday afternoons.
  • Build relationships and make connections between people and programs to reflect various themes related to the Maltz Museum’s exhibitions.
  • Identify dynamic, qualified speakers to present academic lectures, book talks, interactive workshops, panel discussions, and more.
  • Coordinate all logistical details of an in-person program, including coordination from early program ideation to writing program descriptions, to meeting deadlines for marketing needs, to collecting speaker bios for program introductions, to testing tech and registration functionality, to welcoming guests and speakers during programs, to sending thank you communications after the program ends.
  • Lend expertise to others, including supporting and scheduling speakers for docent trainings, member events, and other special projects, as assigned.


  • Experience working in a nonprofit or educational setting is required, in addition to being able to take an idea and turn it into a program with minimal “hands-on” supervision. Self-starter, goal-achiever, deadline-driven, people-person, with significant coordination and organizational skills.
  • Be curious, well read with a vested interest in history and current events, with ability to research ideas that are relevant to museum audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with ability to lead conversations, develop programs, and facilitate them as needed.


The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage introduces visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture and builds bridges of appreciation, tolerance, and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds, serving as an educational resource for Northeast Ohio’s Jewish and general communities. For more information, visit us online at

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, political affiliation, or other legally protected status.