Would you like to to make a lasting impact in our community?
Volunteers are the heart of The Holocaust Center. From the Holocaust Survivors who tell their stories to groups and visitors from around the world, the Museum Shop personnel who share ways to continue to learn about the Holocaust with visitors, and of course the docents who educate visitors through the museum’s core exhibits, volunteers are essential to our mission of engaging, educating, and empowering by remembering the Holocaust.
The HC has needs for library helpers, staff aides, front desk greeters, and more. Time spent volunteering at The HC can be used toward fulfilling service hours required by congregational and school programs. However, at this time we have very limited openings.
For all volunteer inquiries, please contact:
Brennden Bernard, Visitor Services and Volunteer Manager at 248.553.2400 ext. 145 or Brennden.Bernard@holocaustcenter.org.
The Zekelman Holocaust Center (The HC) is expanding our team of Museum Educators who facilitate tours for school groups (grades 7-12). These experiences are student-centered and interactive. Using Michigan curricular standards, the facilitators help develop and evaluate the programs they deliver. They facilitate experiences for multiple groups/schools per day. This position reports to the Manager of Museum Education.
This is an in-person, part-time, year-round position working 3-5 days per week, up to 25 hours per week. Some Sundays and evenings will be required.
- Lead multiple museum tours and virtual programs per day with groups of students, where students explore, discover, and learn about the Holocaust by engaging with artifacts and each other
- After initial training and ongoing professional development, demonstrate proficiency in leading tours
- After initial training, be proficient in also delivering programs through a variety of virtual platforms
- Communicate with teachers to coordinate content, goals, and other aspects of tour implementation
- After initial training and ongoing professional development, understand Michigan curriculum standards and know how to apply best teaching practices to meet them
- Use a variety of proven techniques for engaging students
- Work with the museum education team and supervisors to develop, evaluate and refine learning experiences
- Use professional peer coaching techniques to assist fellow facilitators in improving their practice; use coaching from others to continually improve one’s own practice
- Participate in reflective practice, individually and as part of a team to improve teaching skills.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to Perform Essential Functions
- Associates degree or higher in Education, History, Humanities, Arts, Art Education, Psychology, or a related field; graduate students welcome
- Experience and desire working with youth in a school or other organized program
- Excellent speaking, presentation, and listening skills
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and the desire and ability to work with a close-knit team
- Intellectual curiosity about Holocaust history and how it relates to contemporary social issues
- Knowledge of virtual platforms such as Zoom and Google Meets is a plus.
- Reliable Transportation is required.
This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor’s ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.
This job requires educators be on-site at The HC.
The Zekelman Holocaust Center (The HC) is a medium size non-profit organization. We are dedicated to excellence and aim to raise the awareness of our mission throughout the state of Michigan. The HC is looking to hire a seasoned Maintenance Assistant to join our existing top-notch team. This position will work Sunday through Thursday.
- Perform routine building maintenance duties, including painting, minor electrical repairs, plumbing, carpentry, and heating and ventilation systems maintenance
- Clean interior of the building, as well as machinery and equipment, and exterior of the building
- Complete administrative duties, such as filling out forms and reporting maintenance statuses to supervisor
- Comply with all safety and health regulations
- Respond to emergency calls for maintenance and repairs
- Diagnose and troubleshoot issues with supervisor
- Work with and maintain relationships with contracted vendors
Qualifications for Maintenance Assistant
- High school diploma or GED
- 2+ years of experience
- Knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and mechanical systems (including relevant equipment and tools) is a plus
- Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time; ability to bend, kneel, stoop, and lift or move heavy equipment up to 60 pounds
- Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and other manuals and documents
- Ability to work in a team and follow instructions from supervisor
- May be required to work outside of normal work hours
The Maintenance Assistant job is a full-time position with a competitive compensation and benefit package, including health insurance, 401(K) and vacation.
In a required cover letter, please include a statement on why you would like to work at The Zekelman Holocaust Center.
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