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Assistant General Counsel


The Museum is an independent establishment of the United States Government. It is a unique public-private partnership that receives a federal appropriation and raises significant private funds to support its diverse work that includes a memorial museum, global education, scholarship, collecting historical/relevant materials, and genocide prevention. Our unique framework and mission presents challenging legal opportunities that require critical thinking, multi-faceted research skills, and innovative solutions for success.

About the Role

The Museum seeks an attorney with a service-oriented mindset. Serving as a trusted advisor to Museum leadership the candidate will deliver sound advice and work products in a timely manner, and partner with colleagues to find creative solutions that advance the Museum’s mission. The Office of General Counsel handles a high volume of work, often with sensitive deadlines, and requires the candidate to handle multiple priorities while still meeting deadlines.

The successful candidate will render timely legal analysis, advice and services with respect to questions, transactions, regulations, policies, procedures, and day-to-day legal issues that fall within the scope of the Museum’s programs and operations. These issues can include but are not limited to the following substantive areas of the law: non-profit organizations and their governance; employment, benefits and related HR policies; federal administration and appropriations; government and museum ethics; fundraising, gifts, sponsorship, and gift acknowledgement; personal property; procurement and contracts; museum, library and archival collections acquisitions, management, and loans; litigation; intellectual property; not-for-profit tax; technology and privacy; and international law.

This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience and comes with the Museum’s standard benefits package.

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