Ukraine Heritage Crisis Specialist

World Monuments Fund (WMF), based in either New York or remotely, is seeking a Ukraine Heritage Crisis Specialist for a 12-month, fixed term position.

Responsibilities:

  • Through networking and outreach, remain informed about developments in the conflict, and, in particular, about impacts of the conflict on heritage places, museums, libraries, and archives;
  • Serve as the primary coordinator between WMF and members of the international community seeking to share information and coordinate their efforts in support of Ukrainian cultural heritage;
  • Identify and cultivate potential partners for WMF within Ukraine’s cultural heritage sector;
  • Identify needs for assistance to Ukraine’s cultural heritage sector and support the development of appropriate response strategies by WMF and its partners;
  • Support the implementation of activities by WMF and its partners, through new or existing channels for the delivery of support;
  • Support communications with WMF’s global audience regarding the impact of conflict on Ukraine’s cultural heritage;
  • Plan for post-conflict intervention by WMF and its partners, including inventorying, condition assessment, and emergency stabilization/protection interventions;
  • Serve as internal source of knowledge on matters affecting the conflict and post-conflict recovery.

Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Knowledge of Ukrainian society, history, and culture;
  • Professional proficiency in Ukrainian and English;
  • Background in Heritage Studies, Archaeology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, Regional Development, etc.;
  • Experience working in a crisis context or in post-conflict recovery.

Preferred:

  • Graduate degree in Eastern European Studies or in a related field (Ukrainian Studies, Soviet/Post-Soviet Studies) and/or in other fields relevant to the mission of World Monuments Fund;
  • Professional experience in cultural heritage management, development, and/or emergency response.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.

To apply, and for further details, please visit the website.

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