Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Robert H. Jackson Center.

The Jackson Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.

In addition to employment opportunities, the Center also offers a limited number of internship opportunities each summer to qualified college, graduate, and law students. Applications for 2024 Summer Internships are due February 23, 2024. See below or click here to learn more.

 

Current opportunities:

Director of Programs (FT)

The Director of Programs is charged with the design, implementation, and management of a wide range of public programs at the Center with a focus on adults and legal professionals.  These programs will enhance the public’s understanding of Robert H. Jackson’s contemporary relevance and history, as well as themes related to his life, work, and principles – justice, international humanitarian/criminal law, public service, civic-mindedness, the US Supreme Court, and his important place in local, national, and international history.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Center’s President and Board Program Committee, develop in-person and virtual programs for adult learners. This includes recommending yearly program themes based on Robert H. Jackson’s life, work, milestones, principles, etc., as well as research into speakers, creation of program details, and determination of measurable outcomes.
  • Identify, design, and implement new program, partnership, development, and educational opportunities and resources.
  • Develop marketing/promotional materials designed to enhance engagement with our programs and events.
  • Develop continuing legal education opportunities for lawyers, in collaboration with law firms and other organizations, and help determine ways to monetize content.
  • Serve as a member of the management team to achieve the organizational mission and to develop/implement strategic initiatives for the Center.
  • Assist in the pursuit of grants to support program initiatives.
  • Manage docent training program to ensure quality of tour programs.
  • Manage current programs and education initiatives, including 10-week summer internship experience for college/graduate/law students.
  • Manage school programming and find creative ways to boost school visitation numbers.
  • Manage and create collaborative partnerships with education/community associations.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Center’s Board Programming Committee.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in history, social sciences, humanities, English, economics, or related field required. Master’s Degree or J.D.
  • Three or more years of experience in program development, museum education, or related work or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience in legal education/CLEs is a plus.
  • Detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, flexible, and able to work well in a team setting.
  • Possess excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Experience managing and completing multiple time-sensitive projects independently and effectively.
  • Will need to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Physical Requirements:
May need to help lift objects up to 20 pounds on occasion. 

Salary and Benefits: $65,000 to $75,000 and a competitive benefits package

Remote Work Opportunity:

Although preferred, it is not necessary for this position to be fully located in Jamestown, NY. Remote work is an option; it is expected the successful candidate will spend at least half (1/2) of the year in Jamestown.

 

Summer Internships

The 2024 summer internship application period is now closed. However, we encourage you to apply for our 2025 class; that application window is not yet planned, but expect information to be shared on this site by the end of December 2024.

The Robert H. Jackson Center offers internships for college and graduate students as an integral part of its mission. The Jackson Center is seeking applicants who have declared majors in a variety of fields, including Communications, History, Political Science, Community and Justice Studies, Education, English, German, Russian, French, Pre-Law, Journalism, Marketing, Art History, Library Science, Museum Studies, Business, Management, or other liberal arts majors. All students currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate school may apply, and students with a 3.00 G.P.A. or higher will be given priority. The application period for the Summer 2024 internship is now open.

Interns will work directly with their academic advisors and the staff of the Robert H. Jackson Center to determine their projects. Projects will reflect the skills and interests of the intern and the needs of the Jackson Center – including research, web design, content creation for newsletters, blogs, webinars, podcasts, social media and the website, program development, videography, resource organization, and translation. Some of our needs include:

  • Help develop an exhibit on Justice Jackson’s legacy of justice – graphic design, research, etc.
  • Create transcripts from the Nuremberg Trials’ audio recordings in English, French, German, and Russian
  • Create translations of the transcripts into English, French, German, or Russian
  • Help accession some of our archive collection.
  • Writing and editing – newsletter, website, and social media content
  • Development/grant-related research

Summer interns work between Memorial Day and Labor Day for a period of 10 weeks on a schedule that will be agreed upon between the intern and the Center president. (We anticipate the 10-weeks running from June 3 to August 9, 2024, but are willing to work with student schedules.) The president serves as a “coach” and there are regular opportunities to meet with all staff members on a range of issues and topics pertaining to the intern’s assignments and interests. Interns also provide tours of the Jackson Center.

The Robert H. Jackson Center does not provide housing, however previous interns have arranged for housing privately or through Jamestown Community College. We can facilitate those connections.

Program Highlights –

  • A $2,000 stipend
  • A deep understanding of Robert H. Jackson, his principles, and his work
  • Field trips, including a trip to Washington, DC
  • Network with leading experts, researchers, and educators through seminars and conferences, including practitioners of international humanitarian law, the leading Jackson biographer, and legal experts
  • Organizing and repurposing video and audio content
  • Research and propose program ideas
  • Professional development activities, career mentoring, and social events
  • Community interaction, including leading tours of the Jackson Center and participating in Center events
  • A broad understanding of nonprofit structure, teamwork, and collaboration

Please email your resume with references, latest college transcript, and a cover letter to info@roberthjackson.org by Friday, February 23, 2024. Please include in your cover letter:

1) how the internship opportunity will serve your academic or career goals,

2) how the experience will build upon your previous experiences and academic program of study, and,

3) how you will contribute to the Center’s success.

Please keep the cover letter to one to two double-spaced pages and include email and telephone contact information, as well as two on-campus references.

 

Digital Presence:

Web                www.roberthjackson.org

Facebook        @RHJCenter

Twitter            @RHJCenter

Instagram        @roberthjacksoncenter

LinkedIn          https://www.linkedin.com/company/roberthjacksoncenter/

TikTok             @roberthjacksoncenter

How to Apply: Submit your cover letter, resume, and references to info@roberthjackson.org.