Current Available Positions
Administrative Assistant | Painting and Sculpture
Performs administrative duties and supports curators through work on various projects including exhibitions, publications, collection display, and acquisitions. Maintains calendars, schedules meetings, answers phone calls, drafts correspondence, maintains filing system, and opens and sorts mail. Makes business travel arrangements for curators and prepares detailed itineraries. Executes travel and entertainment expense reports. Prepares PowerPoint and presentation materials for committee presentations, lectures, and special projects. Serves as liaison for curators’ contacts, including scholars, artists, lenders, Museum trustees, and dealers. Answers queries that come through the department’s general telephone line. Occasionally supervises visitors to the department’s study center. Assists with various aspects of exhibition and catalogue preparation and execution. Reports to Department Manager.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with at least 18 months prior administrative experience relevant to the position, or equivalent. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Keen attention to detail and superior organizational skills. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and Gmail, and facility with Internet research. Knowledge of and interest in contemporary and modern art. Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Candidate must work well under pressure, and possess high levels of tact and diplomacy.
Assistant Creative Director | Retail
This position oversees visual, graphic, and digital design and imagery for all of MoMA's retail activities. Specific responsibilities are listed below. Strategy/Planning/Budget/Management: Works with merchandising team to understand upcoming product assortment and develop visual concepts for upcoming seasons. Develops visual strategy for online, stores, and media that accentuates MoMA Design Store's key value to consumers, and the innovative products it carries. Creates the Annual Visuals Installations Plan for the stores (along with visual manager) and shepherds through the approval. Creates e-mail/Web/digital media visual plan to drive users to and convert users on site. Develops and oversees the visual and digital design budgets for the Retail division. Syncs with Museum design team to align brand visual standards and collaborates on projects that span the two groups. Visual: Directs the overall creative/brand from store visual merchandising to packaging product development and advertising. Oversees the development, design, and production of visual store presentations, fixtures, and signs. Directs the visual presentation of the wholesale trade show booth and catalog and approves the visual designs of the MoMA Store in Tokyo. Graphic and Digital Design: Designs and/or directs the development of graphic design materials, including ads, special signage, posters, brochures and Retail collateral, and merchandising projects. Oversees the visual/graphic development and production of MoMA retail catalogs. Works with product developers and buyers to meet their product development needs (i.e., packaging and research and development). Directs the design and development of exhibition-related products. Supervises and/or designs in-store packaging (i.e., wrap and shopping bags). Oversees the digital design of the MoMA Stores' websites in New York, Japan, and Korea. Additional Responsibilities: Leads the Visuals Touch Base meetings with the assistant visual managers of each store on a bi-weekly basis. Supervises the maintenance workload for each store. Oversees the digital design manager, visual design manager, image production manager, and the print production manager, as well as third-party vendors as needed. Reports to Director of Marketing, MoMA Retail, with dotted-line report to Senior Creative Director, Graphic Design and Advertising.
Requirements: BFA in graphic design/communication arts/visual presentation and exhibition design preferred. Interests or minors in photography, architecture, or interior design a plus. A minimum of eight years demonstrated experience developing compelling visual concepts that touch retail consumers. Direct experience as a partner in developing and shaping brand strategy. Proven excellence in graphic print, online, in-store and outdoor, and packaging. Proficiency in interior design or merchandising a strong plus. Proven management of a small creative department. Expert knowledge of Adobe lnDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office applications. Good sense of style and color.
Assistant Registrar | Collection Management and Exhibition Registration
Works independently on assigned exhibitions or collection tasks, including corresponding with lenders, borrowers, donors, and vendors to arrange packing, shipping, insurance, and courier arrangements for works of art related to assigned projects. Compiles and tracks associated documentation. Examines objects and records condition. Creates and maintains files for loans and objects. Arranges travel for couriers when required, and serves as courier as needed. Reports to Registrar, Exhibitions.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or bachelor of fine arts degree (master’s degree preferred) and minimum three years related experience in the field, preferably in an art museum with ambitious exhibitions, acquisitions, and outgoing loan programs, or equivalent. General knowledge of 20th-century art. Familiarity with artists' materials, including facility with time-based media objects. Excellent communication and organizational skills, and meticulous attention to detail. Reading knowledge of French and/or another foreign language. Experience with The Museum System. If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security.
Assistant Store Manager, Staff | Retail, Design Store
Assists store manager with all aspects of running the Design Store, including exhibiting and upholding customer service standards; managing, developing, and training staff; and opening and closing the store to ensure compliance with Museum standards, policies, and procedures. Serves as a role model for optimal selling-floor behavior and ensures proper safeguarding of MoMA staff, visitors, and assets. Assists in staffing searches and the hiring and on-boarding of new employees. Works with store manager and associate director to develop programs and ideas for maintaining staff connection with the greater Museum. Develops and publishes staff schedules, oversees time-keeping and payroll, and ensures adequate floor coverage at all times. Initiates consistent employee feedback and organizes staff meetings. Observes sales staff and develops plans for areas of improvement while building on strengths. Ensures that all employee communication is consistent, organized, and documented. Acts as point person on customer service matters. Maintains all customer service and POS manuals.
Requirements: Minimum of three to five years in retail, including experience managing staff. Prior experience in hiring and coaching preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Superior customer service abilities. Organized, detail-oriented candidate with superb time-management skills. Proactive self-starter who exhibits initiative and leadership. POS, Word, and Excel. Order entry and contact management. Inventory management a plus.
Assistant Store Manager, Visual | Retail, Design Store
Assists store manager with all aspects of running the Design Store, including exhibiting and upholding customer service standards; managing, developing, and training staff; and opening and closing the store to ensure compliance with Museum standards, policies, and procedures. Serves as a role model for optimal selling-floor behavior and ensures proper safeguarding of MoMA staff, visitors, and assets. Partners with creative team to execute visual strategies. Regularly develops and maintains fixture displays and leads in-store setup surrounding special events and promotions with the goal of increasing sales, average transactions, and conversions. Trains sales team on visual standards and stock levels. Acts as liaison between the store and corporate creative team on visuals. Maintains inventory of in-store props, including fixtures, sign holders, and bins. Coaches and develops sales team with regard to visual presentation and expectations to optimize sales. Collaborates with assistant manager of operations to ensure aesthetic standards (e.g., housekeeping, lighting, etc.).
Requirements: Minimum of three to five years in retail, including experience managing staff. Prior experience in creative or visual merchandising role preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Superior customer service abilities. Organized, detail-oriented candidate with superb time-management skills. Proactive self-starter who exhibits initiative and leadership. POS, Word, and Excel. Order entry and contact management. Inventory management a plus.
Assistant Supervisor, Control Room | Security
Manages access, via Security Access System, to all areas in multiple buildings. Communicates response to emergency situations with internal and external responders. Supervises, deploys, dispatches, and trains security officers. Monitors security and fire system devices and equipment via fire command center. Reports malfunctioning devices to control room supervisor or manager of Technical Systems and Operations. Tracks and distributes equipment to security personnel. Notes all daily activity and equipment distribution in the daily control room log. Tracks and communicates personnel call-offs to gallery supervisors. Frequently interacts with security supervisors and managers, plus internal/external contacts (e.g. Special Events department). Communicates closely with on-duty security supervisors and managers regarding situational awareness of building operations and issues. Communicates clear and concise information via radio, telephone, and e-mail. Collaborates with on-site fire safety director and the fire command center regarding fire system status and pending issues. Ensures required communication and documentation are complete as it relates to daily operations/audits. Maintains the safety and security of confidential information and data. Participates in writing incident reports and documents control room and fire command center procedures. Provides first-level troubleshooting of security system and hardware issues. Reports security system and technical issues to manager of Technical Systems and Operations, or control room supervisor on duty. Resolves minor problems or issues and provides suggestions for improvement.
Requirements: At least two years experience of control/command room and technical/security system support. At least three to five years experience in the security or law enforcement field. At least one year of report-writing experience. Experience in cultural, educational, or large public-access locations preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of security practices, including emergency response. Experience in utilizing various software applications, including MS Word and Excel and Google search engine. Basic first aid/CPR knowledge and AED certification. Fire Safety Director certification or ability to complete certification. Applied knowledge of fire-life-safety systems, security access and intrusion systems, CCTV, and other related security devices. If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security. This position is for the early morning shift (11:00 p.m.–7:00 a.m.) at both Manhattan and Queens locations.
Associate Director | Security
Reporting to the director of Security, the position assists in providing leadership and direct management of approximately 130 security staff, including 15 security supervisors and 124 officers. Applies coaching, staff development, strategic planning, and emergency response experience to enhance overall departmental effectiveness, team morale, and professionalism within a multicultural museum environment. Provides overall leadership to floor supervisors. Coaches, mentors, and provides consistent performance feedback and cross-training opportunities. Manages new hire selection and training. Oversees security officer training, including customer service, state-mandated training, fire guard, and other operational training as required. Takes appropriate corrective action to improve performance. Fosters good employee and union relationships through positive initiatives, constant performance reviews, and recognition of good work. Works collaboratively with a diverse and multicultural community. Oversees and manages scheduling systems and processes for all security personnel, including daily deployment sheets, overtime allocation, and management. Ensures that policies and procedures are communicated and consistently applied. Coordinates and collaborates with Building Operations, Exhibitions, Visitor Services, Membership, and all other Museum departments. Maintains open lines of communication with all direct reports and other department heads to ensure good day–to-day situational awareness and effectiveness. Coordinates emergency preparedness and training, in collaboration with the director of Security. Assists in training security staff on incident command structure and related response protocols. Assumes role of incident commander in absence of director of Security. Forecasts budget, specifically in the areas of standard and overtime staffing needs. Develops strategic staffing plan based on exhibitions, public programs, and other events as identified. Manages contract staff, including contract negotiations. Participates in work groups/task force teams, as assigned, to address concerns or implement new processes. Oversees departmental and emergency response in the absence of the director of Security. Reports to Director, Security.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and eight to 10 years experience in security operations within a private or cultural institution. Certifications in CPP, EAP, and FSD preferred. Advanced knowledge and working experience with people management and security technical systems. Familiar with collective bargaining unit and contract, including grievance and conflict resolution processes. Demonstrated success in team building and collaboration across departments. Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and nonverbal, including the ability to provide leadership and facilitate team meetings. Ability to exercise strong judgment and decision-making in day-to-day operational issues. Knowledge and practice in developing and implementing security and emergency response training. Experience responding to unforeseen emergencies, identifying future risks, and providing counter strategies. Exceptional communication skills. Ability to effectively prepare reports and make recommendations based on analysis and assessment.
Curatorial Assistant | Painting and Sculpture
Assists department’s senior curators with in all areas of their responsibilities, such as research for exhibitions and publications, loans, acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, and general curatorial inquiries. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives as they relate to installation and exhibition matters and answers related inquiries. Assists in research and preparation for potential acquisitions for the collection, including biographical and bibliographical research; maintains files; and communicates with dealers, galleries, collectors, and artists, as necessary. Assists in the maintenance of the collection and loans, and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, conservation, and preparation work as required in the gallery, study, and storage areas. Assists senior curators with all aspects of exhibition research, planning, organization, and realization. Writes, edits, and assists in the production of Museum publications and exhibition-related materials, including wall texts and extended object labels. Performs exhibition support functions, including bibliographic and checklist research, loan correspondence, publication research and production, website development, and public program planning. Functions as a liaison with outside persons and organizations, and with other departments within the Museum. Conducts daily collection gallery inspections and daily inspection of works on view in temporary exhibitions, and assists with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage, deterioration, etc. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Reports to senior curatorial titles.
Requirements: Master’s degree in art history. Expertise in early-to-mid-century modern as well as contemporary art history, with a focus on work by black artists practicing in U.S. and international frameworks. Superior research and writing skills essential. Strong knowledge of French desired. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and other standard office procedures and skills.
Developer | Digital Media
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one year of Ruby on Rails experience and an interest in continuing to grow and experiment. Experience and interest in agile development, pair programming, and TDD is a plus. Proficiency in Rails 4, RSpec, Capybara, Chef, Ubuntu, Postgresql, HAML, SASS, and Objective-C.
Human Resources Coordinator
Administers relevant aspects of HRIS database, such as inputting data, processing all new hires and payroll changes, ensuring integrity of data, and providing reports and analyses. Administers benefits reconciliation and payment processing for health and welfare, workers compensation, COBRA, etc. Coordinates processing and input of annual all-Museum benefit and salary changes (for both union and non-union cycles). Processes vendor invoices and credit card reconciliations on a regular basis, and liaises with accounts payable. Coordinates travel and hotel arrangements for candidates, as required. Coordinates archives administration, including file maintenance, purging, and managing records. Serves as departmental receptionist. Schedules and coordinates new-hire orientation and computer training and assists with other new-hire-related matters. Conducts weekly general new-hire orientation. Performs general administrative duties such as sorting and distributing mail, ordering supplies, and keeping attendance. Reports to Director, Human Resources Strategy and Planning, and Associate Director, Human Resources.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in human resources, and one to three years of relevant experience, or equivalent. Proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Strong Excel and analytical skills are critical. Experience working with HRIS databases. Good understanding of federal and state employment law. Great written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail required.
Manager, Film Preservation Center | Film
Accessions, handles, inspects, retrieves, reshelves, ships, and cares for all film prints in the Museum’s vaults and the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center. Works directly with motion picture laboratories during preservation workflow of motion picture material. Maintains a logical shelving system to efficiently locate and access collection artifacts. Completes print-condition reports and creates database records for new material. Prepares nitrate reels for shipping as requested. Develops and maintains an inventory of the motion picture films in the collection. Tracks the movements of all prints in and out of the vaults. Updates database with information related to new material and updates records as inspection of older material occurs. Monitors the structural and environmental conditions of the vaults. Notifies the film collection manager of any change in temperature or humidity in vaults and archives and any alterations in the condition of the prints. Coordinates and reports the repair of malfunctioning equipment or structural damage with the Facilities Department. Provides assistance and training to staff members, interns, and volunteers. Reports to Film Collection Manager.
Requirements: Advanced degree in film preservation or related field and at least five years related experience in motion picture preservation/conservation, with experience managing a complex facility or equivalent. Hazardous shipping certification. Strong attention to detail. Superior organizational skills. Highly developed interpersonal skills. Capable of critical thinking and complex problem solving. Strong verbal and written communication skills. The duties of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (50lbs), pushing/pulling, stooping, and kneeling. Work takes place in the vaults within cold conditions due to the climate requirements for the collection. This position is based in Hamlin, Pennsylvania.
Sales Associate | MoMA Design Store
Answers inquiries and assists customers in making selections. Stocks and restocks sales fixtures. Straightens and dusts merchandise and fixtures. Assists in physical inventories. Opens and closes cash registers and is held accountable for any discrepancies noted by manager. Reports to Store Manager.
Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Some sales experience. Excellent customer service skills. An interest in good design, books, art, and architecture. Ability to work afternoon and weekend hours.
Sales Associate (temporary) | MoMA Design and Bookstore
Answers inquiries and assists customers in making selections. Stocks and restocks sales fixtures. Straightens and dusts merchandise and fixtures. Assists in physical inventories. Opens and closes cash registers and is held accountable for any discrepancies noted by Manager. Reports to Store Manager.
Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Some sales experience. Excellent customer service skills. An interest in good design, books, art, and architecture. Ability to work afternoon and weekend hours.
Visitor Assistant (part-time, Film desk) | Visitor Services
Creates a highly positive experience for Museum visitors at the Film desk that is conducive to repeat visitation, membership conversion, and positive word of mouth for the Museum. Daily tasks include film and event ticket sales, membership sales, guest list check-in, crowd control, responding to e-mails, and providing general information to visitors.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent, proficiency with computers/Windows, exceptional customer service skills, customer service experience, and passion for the visual arts and film. Previous museum experience and foreign language skills strongly preferred. Must be available to work during evenings and weekends.
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Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.
The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.
Current Available Positions at MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit contemporary art institutes in the United States; an exhibition space rather than a collecting museum, it serves as a catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art.
Director of Visitor Services
This position serves as MoMA PS1’s primary liaison with the public. We are seeking a strong leader with a confident public presence. Specific responsibilities include: oversees long-term Visitor Services departmental policies, projects, and goals. Leads and supports the Visitor Services department of full- and part-time Visitor Services managers, coordinator, and assistant and associate staff. Manages the hiring, training, and evaluation of Visitor Services staff, interns, and volunteers. Oversees all VS personnel-related issues, including staff scheduling, staff assignments, internal communication, conduct, discipline, assessments, and staff training programs. Ensures that all VS staff maintain excellent visitor service standards and adhere to policies, systems, and procedures. Oversees the development and coordination of all job-specific training and ongoing education programs for the VS staff, including incorporating appropriate background material in coordination with curatorial staff. Provides lead project management, budget management, production, and front-of-house planning for Warm Up summer music series in coordination with Warm Up coordinator. Works with the chief operating officer to implement and conduct periodic reviews of all security and emergency procedures. Develops and maintains department and program budgets as directed by COO. Prepares annual admissions projections and statistical reports using relevant budget and admissions data. Assembles and analyzes relevant data and prepares and deliver reports detailing VS activities to the COO and senior staff. Implements and tracks effectiveness of marketing/partner promotions in coordination with the communications director. Oversees cash management for admissions and event ticketing process. Oversees Visitor Services managers in creating and implementing group sales packages and incentives to increase visitation. Manages switchboard and website content in coordination with Communications department and Visitor Services managers. Oversees Visitor Services coordinator in managing internship program and organization and administration of the volunteer program. Provides support in planning and execution of special events at MoMA PS1. Manages and troubleshoots all interior and exterior crowd control activities; ensures all stanchions, crowd control barriers, and signage are properly placed. Collaborates with communications director to develop brochures, public calendars, and other information and promotional materials. Handles visitor concerns, comments, and complaints that cannot be settled at the supervisory level, including managing and responding to patrons’ complaints regarding any ticket or admissions issues. Attends and supports public programs and events.
REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer
REQUIREMENTS: Expertise in customer service principles, practices, and procedures; emphasis on arts/culture audiences preferred. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks at once. Demonstrated flexibility in light of shifting demands and priorities. Team player with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and members of the public, exercising tact and diplomacy at all times. Ability to take initiative and be solutions-driven. Proven ability to train, supervise, evaluate, and motivate staff and volunteers. Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years experience in a managerial capacity in visitor services–related work. Consistent weekend availability; flexible hours may be necessary during peak seasons and during evenings. Strong computer skills with the ability to master the basic knowledge of Altru ticketing system (both “front-end” and “back-end” features) and all kiosk admissions equipment, including minor troubleshooting. A knowledge of contemporary art is desirable but not required.
Manager, Finance and Administration
The position is responsible for the day-to-day management of finance, benefits, and office/HR administration at MoMA PS1. This includes planning, organizing, and directing a significant portion of MoMA PS1’s administrative support functions and serving as liaison for senior staff to ensure that all areas of responsibility support MoMA PS1’s policies, programs, objectives, and goals. Specific responsibilities include: In conjunction with the director and COO, manages multi-million-dollar operating budget. Helps prepare annual budget for approval by the Trustee Finance Committee and Board of Trustees. Undertakes detailed monthly analysis of financial performance in revenue and expense areas, including building, monitoring, and reconciling exhibition budgets. Updates and manages multiyear financial models to assist in strategic planning. Oversees day-to-day management of human resources and benefits, assisting in employee relations activities and initiatives, biweekly payroll process, new hire paperwork/verification, Health Benefits/COBRA application administration, and 403b/pension reporting and administration. Oversees and directs the activities of the staff accountant, helping as needed with managing A/P and A/R, preparing and posting journal entries, reconciling balance sheet and cash, filing sales tax monthly, and working with outside auditors on the annual audit. Provides leadership for a variety of critical administrative support functions and serves as point of contact for New York City reporting through the Department of Cultural Affairs. Plays a key role on MoMA PS1’s annual summer Warm Up team, including financial strategy, planning, preparation and paperwork, payment tracking, and admission oversight. Generates and supports special projects and strategic decisions. Using a Museum-wide perspective, creates relevant analyses and financial models in support of various special projects. Works proactively to improve the operating and financial performance of the Museum, rethinking existing strategies, processes, or structures when necessary. Supervises Staff Accountant.
REPORTS TO: Chief Operating Officer
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree, with a G.P.A over 3.5 preferred, and two to three years of professional experience, ideally in banking, strategy consulting, nonprofit, museum, or other field providing similar experience. Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, accounting software (e.g. Peoplesoft), and Google Docs preferred. Ability to carry out error-free analysis. Experience or interest in strategic planning. Strong communication skills and enjoyment of teamwork. Experience with business writing, especially the ability to break down complex concepts (particularly financial) into layman’s terms. Working knowledge of basic accounting rules helpful. Candidates should also have an interest in art and the Museum’s mission.
HOW TO APPLY: Please send your résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the position title in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more information about MoMA PS1 please visit MoMAps1.org.
Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position.
MoMA PS1 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.