Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) uses the history and lessons of the Holocaust to transform the future - to equip students, educators and public visitors with knowledge, skills, and courage to take a stand for humanity. The Museum currently welcomes and touches the lives of more than 150,000 people of all ages, nationalities and cultural backgrounds each year. We empower them to become Upstanders for social justice, to speak out against intolerance and genocide, and to lead by example. We do this through cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative public programming, high-quality student and educator services, and partnerships with arts and cultural organizations, educational institutions, and law enforcement agencies.
Reporting to the Controller, the Operations Assistant is critical to the successful execution of the daily operations of the Museum and, as such, the successful candidate must be able to work efficiently and effectively in a very fast-paced and multi-faceted environment. This individual will bring poise and diplomacy to his or her interactions with colleagues, board members, donors, visitors and all other members of the IHMEC community. The position offers a competitive salary and a positive work environment.
Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Answer incoming calls on the Museum’s main telephone line;
Basic data entry/bookkeeping (entering and tracking vendor purchases);
Process and purchase all approved expenditure requests;
Maintain accounts payable filing system for the department;
Process incoming and outgoing mail including the preparation of the daily deposits
Assist with the operations of the Museum’s admissions office and gift shop, including opening, closing and changeovers of admissions office staff and volunteers;
Maintain the General Office calendars, monitor and respond to the General Office email address
Serve as back-up to special events management and visitor and volunteer services;
Additional clerical and front of house support as needed.
Minimum Job Qualifications
Minimum of one years’ related work experience;
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Strong computer skills;
Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
Interested applicants should email or fax a cover letter and resume to email@example.com or fax 847-967-4808.
Address correspondence to: Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077.
About Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
The mission of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is perhaps best expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the ...exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.