Current Available Positions
Assistant Director, Major Gifts | Development
Serves as a senior member of the Development team, with specific responsibility for managing a major gifts team and a large portfolio of high-level members and donors who contribute vital support towards the Museum’s programs. Reporting to and working closely with the director of Major Gifts and Campaign Operations, manages all facets of the major gifts program, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities. Manages the department’s major gift program and develops strategies to support prospecting campaigns and donor engagement. Identifies, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects in support of programs across all aspects of MoMA, including Director’s Council, Family Council, Annual Fund, membership, exhibitions, education, and other special programs, including the capital campaign. Works closely with Research area to develop an ongoing pipeline of prospects to be managed by the major gifts team. Working with the director, defines quantifiable performance metrics, which can be regularly evaluated with leadership and can enhance learning and development for all members of the team. Manages reporting and forecasting for the major gifts portfolio. Develops calendar donor cultivation events for various levels of individual giving, including major gifts, Director’s Council, and Family Council, and develops marketing collateral and solicitation materials as needed. Oversees creation and dissemination of general departmental correspondence and promotional materials. Leads Museum tours for donors and other VIPs. Supervises development officers, one development associate, and one development assistant (dotted line). Manages the major gift team expense budget. Reports to Director, Major Gifts and Campaign Operations.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and seven years progressively responsible fundraising experience, including supervisory experience, as well as experience in major gift ($10K+) identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Knowledge of and interest in modern and contemporary art. Superior interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills. Ability to work in a collaborative setting that involves shared decision-making and program responsibility. Ability to manage many projects simultaneously and with keen attention to detail. Effective and professional negotiation and diplomacy skills. Energetic, self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable, with a sense of humor. A team player with an attitude of service and the ability to motivate others. Aptitude with budgets and financial documentation. Ability to work independently and proactively, especially under deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint, and Salesforce or other donor-management system. Must be available to work some evenings and weekends as required.
Assistant Educator | Education, Gallery, and Artist Programs
Coordinates administrative, logistical, and scheduling duties for Artists Experiment, including arranging meetings, research, and onsite program planning. Plans and coordinates logistics for classes and artist workshops. Creates and edits marketing materials and social media for public programs. Works with the Public Programs 12-month intern to archive all programs and events in Adult and Academic Programs. Coordinates and organizes administrative efforts for artist-directed programs, including MoMA Studio, learning lounges, and other special events. Assists with administration of facilitator training and scheduling, orders supplies, conducts research, coordinates onsite programs with various departments (AV, housekeeping, operations), and completes other tasks as assigned. Helps to produce special gallery sessions featuring guest presenters and artists. Reports to Assistant Director, Learning and Artists Initiatives, and Assistant Director, Exhibition and Gallery Initiatives.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art education, art history, or related field preferred. Two or more years programming experience in the field of art museums, galleries, or art organizations, with an emphasis on adult art education, contemporary art, or equivalent preferred. Excellent organizational skills and program coordination skills, including ability to work on several detailed projects simultaneously. Demonstrated interest in interpretative programming. Experience executing public events, including workshops and gallery programs. Excellent writing and editing skills. Experience administrating efforts for marketing, communications, and social media. Familiarity with the latest literature and approaches on museum education and visual arts pedagogy. This is a grant-funded, fixed-term position with an expected duration through July 31, 2017.
Associate Educator | Education, Visitor Research and Experience
Collaborates with educators, curators, and other departments to develop participatory modes of engagement in and adjacent to MoMA’s galleries, including interactive spaces and resource areas, pop-up activities, gallery sessions, and artist-led initiatives. Identifies goals and outcomes for participatory spaces and activities—including, but not limited to, MoMA Studio, MoMA Art Lab, and Gallery Sessions—to help assess participants’ learning and creative engagement. This involves conducting formative testing of activities and observing, interviewing, and surveying participants to continually refine best practices for such spaces and activities in anticipation of the Museum’s expanded campus. Conducts user testing and agile evaluation of MoMA’s various digital platforms, including moma.org, MoMA Learning, Audio+, the MoMA app, and online courses. Assesses the physical and intellectual accessibility of exhibitions and collection displays to inform best practices and guidelines for content development, graphic design, and exhibition design to ensure the best experience for a range of visitors. Collaborates with Marketing and Communications, Visitor Services, Management Information, and other departments to provide a more complete and qualitative picture of visitors’ needs and experiences at MoMA and on the Museum’s various digital platforms. Develops evaluation instruments and trains colleagues to help collect data for visitor studies. Shares visitor research and evaluation findings through written reports, blog posts, conference presentations, and publications. Makes recommendations for iterative changes to existing programs and resources and develops best practices and guidelines for future programs and resources. Research findings will help inform long-term goals, priorities, and core values for the Department of Education.
Requirements: Master’s degree in museum studies, museum education, or related field, and five years experience working in a museum setting. Demonstrated knowledge of current museum education, interpretation and visitor research, and evaluation practices and theory. In-depth knowledge of modern and contemporary art. Excellent writing and communication skills. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse group of colleagues within the institution and externally, and to demonstrate a high level of judgment and accountability. Demonstrated knowledge of current museum research and evaluation theories, strategies, and practice. Ability to organize and work on multiple projects simultaneously. This is a grant-funded, fixed-term position with an expected duration through August 31, 2017.
Assistant to the Chief Curator | Painting and Sculpture
Manages and assesses the daily needs and priorities of the chief curator, including complex calendar management. Facilitates chief curator's e-mail and written correspondence, especially that which relates to the collection, acquisitions, exhibitions, and the Museum’s expansion. Answers chief's telephone and drafts answers for routine correspondence and inquiries. Performs general administrative duties, including organization and maintenance of all chief curator files. Opens and routes incoming mail, e-mail, and faxes to appropriate staff members in the department and throughout the Museum. Serves as first point of contact and liaison with a high level of confidentiality for all of the chief curator’s contacts, including trustees, artists, scholars, dealers, and art world professionals. Makes all travel and logistical arrangements for chief curator. Prepares and processes travel and entertainment expense reports in accordance with MoMA policies. Maintains general organization of chief curator's office. Coordinates and completes projects and administrative assignments as directed by chief curator.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree and at least five years experience in administrative positions or equivalent. Superior judgment, professional initiative, strong verbal and written communication capabilities, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities. Good PC and Mac skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Pages. Experience with The Museum System (TMS) and SalesForce is desirable but not essential. Art history and research background is desirable but not essential.
Associate Educator | Education, Gallery and Learning Programs
In collaboration with the Assistant Director, Learning and Artists Initiatives, and Assistant Director, Exhibition and Gallery Initiatives, this position implements MoMA’s Gallery Sessions program, coordinates all aspects of MoMA Classes, and organizes the education programming for the 12-Month Internship Program. Serves as point of contact for all freelance educators for Gallery Sessions and classes, maintains and coordinates volunteer relations for related programs, and organizes scheduling of Gallery Sessions and classes. Coordinates all details pertaining to contracts, payments, and expenses for freelance educators under supervision of assistant directors and with assistance from 12-month intern in Public Programs. Works with assistant director of Learning and Artists Initiatives to develop the content of MoMA Classes, from art history classes to experimental learning programs, for a range of audiences. Implements all aspects of classes at the Museum, including administration, scheduling, and communications with freelance educators and internal department staff. Serves as liaison between students, freelance educators, and assistant director as needed for programmatic success. Assists in the evaluation process for all instructors. In consultation with the assistant director of Exhibition and Gallery Initiatives, implements all aspects of the Gallery Session program, including scheduling, training, and program and educator evaluation. Coordinates enrichment programs for 12-Month Internship Program, including field trips, research travel program, and other duties as needed. Provides cross-departmental support for Public Programs as needed. Reports to Assistant Director, Learning and Artist Initiatives, and Assistant Director, Exhibition and Gallery Initiatives.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or BFA in art education, studio art, or art history (master’s degree or MFA preferred). A minimum of five years relevant experience in museum education, preferably in the adult programs area or equivalent. Knowledge of modern and contemporary art. Experience developing and implementing interpretative gallery and learning programs for adult and intergenerational audiences. Excellent management and diplomacy skills. Strong experience in program administration. Excellent organizational and program management skills, including keen attention to time-sensitive tasks, details, and follow-up; and ability to multitask on several detailed projects simultaneously. Excellent writing skills. Fluency in a foreign language a plus. Schedule includes some weekend and evening hours.
Associate Educator | Education, School and Teacher Programs
Develops, implements, and reports on all aspects of the School Visit program, including marketing and outreach to schools, maintaining the budget for programs, working closely with Group Services on maintaining an active schedule of visits, maintaining a good relationship with partnership schools, monitoring and tracking all activities, and reporting to Development when requested. In the School Partnership program this also includes maintaining close contact with school administrators and educators to insure the quality of the programs and increasing visibility of the partnership programs at the Museum and online. Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates 11–15 freelance museum educators; provides ongoing training sessions; and conducts class observations throughout the year. Develops new and enhances existing online resources for school programming. Responds to a variety of inquiries from school administrators and teachers regarding all School Visit programs, including making decisions regarding possible partners and responding to related complaints or concerns. Develops relationships with other cultural institutions within New York City with similar teaching staff to exchange information and professional development opportunities for staff. Teaches in the School Visits program and assists with Teacher Programs (drop-in Teacher Workshops and customized professional development workshops) as needed. Works on special projects as assigned by the assistant director of School and Teacher Programs or the director of Community, Access, and School Programs, such as participation in interdepartmental initiatives and the development of interpretive resources to the Museum’s collections. Reports to Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in art history, education, or related fields preferred. Minimum of five years experience teaching in an art museum with K–12 grade audience required. At least two years experience in a supervisory capacity, including hiring and training of staff. Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating programs also required. Excellent writing skills required. Must be able to lift art supplies, stand in gallery while teaching for up to 75 minutes, and travel to visit schools in the five boroughs with art supplies or promotional materials. Some overtime and weekend hours required.
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.
Curatorial Assistant | Architecture and Design
Oversees all aspects of the Young Architects Program (YAP), including researching and selecting international contemporary architecture acquisitions, participating on international partner juries, scheduling local and international juries, handling nomination correspondence and opening invitations, and coordinating with MoMA PS1. Assists senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities including administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committees, loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to care of the collection and arranges for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curatorial staff in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Performs the duties of exhibitions assistant, which includes research on artists, periods, styles, etc., and on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists in arranging loans, in catalog preparation, in the preparation of checklists from compilation to data entry, and in coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of the works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, donors, affiliate groups, and Museum committees. Researches and catalogs the Museum’s Collection and Archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars with regard to such information. Researches and selects international contemporary architecture acquisitions in consultation with senior curators. Reports to The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design and Department Manager.
Requirements: Master’s degree in architecture or architectural history, ABD candidates preferred. Relevant work experience and competence within area of departmental interest. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Reading knowledge of one or more European language, as well as one non-European language preferred. Willing and capable of traveling internationally. Able to work independently. Must have an awareness of international architecture firms, trends, and emerging practitioners. Experience working and/or living abroad preferred. Ability to pursue potential acquisitions sourced from internationally based firms, galleries, and dealers, working both autonomously and collaboratively with departmental colleagues.
Curatorial Assistant | Painting and Sculpture
Assists senior curators with all aspects of research, planning, organization, and realization of upcoming exhibitions. Writes, edits, and assists in the production of Museum publications and exhibition-related materials, including wall texts and extended object labels. Researches and catalogs the Museum’s Collection and Archives as they relate to an exhibition project. Performs exhibition support functions, including bibliographic and checklist research, loan correspondence, publication research and production, website development, and public program planning. 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. Functions as a liaison with outside persons and organizations, and with other departments within the Museum. May assist in research and preparation for potential acquisitions for the Collection, including biographical and bibliographical research, maintaining files, and communicating with dealers, galleries, collectors, and artists, as necessary. 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 gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Reports to senior curatorial titles.
Requirements: Master’s degree in art history. Expertise in modern art history. Relevant work experience and competence within area of departmental interest. Superior research and writing skills essential. Strong knowledge of at least one foreign language. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and other standard office procedures and skills.
Department Assistant | Architecture and Design
Performs a variety of administrative duties specific to a curatorial department. Works closely with and reports to three curators in the department. Coordinates with various internal Museum departments. Coordinates all communications, scheduling, travel, and accounting procedures for curators. Makes all travel and logistical arrangements for curators, including completing travel and entertainment expense reports. Acts as general assistant to department (mail, reception, inquiries via Museum website or telephone, office supplies, book orders, meeting room schedule). Performs general administrative duties, including organization and maintenance of all curator files and general organization of the office. Facilitates email, written correspondence, and telephone calls for supervising curators. Completes projects and administrative assignments as directed by curators, including close collaboration and coordination with both internal and external parties.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and two to three years administrative experience relevant to the position or equivalent. Superior judgment, professional initiative, and strong verbal communication capabilities. Interest and/or background in architecture or design preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Ability to take direction and work as part of a team. Excellent administrative and organizational abilities. Pleasant phone manner. Ability to effectively interact with and manage external parties who support the department.
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. Any offer of employment for this position will be contingent on passing a criminal background check. The background check will be performed by an outside vendor in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and city statutes.
Doc Fortnight 2016 Festival Liaison (temporary, full-time)| Film
Performs a variety of administrative duties specific to producing a film festival, including arranging guest travel, managing screening material, and corresponding with filmmakers. Collaborates with supervising curator on tasks requiring varying degrees of complexity. Serves as festival liaison for Doc Fortnight, an annual festival of nonfiction film and video. Manages film submission process, including fielding general inquiries, researching films, and coordinating the receipt of film and video submissions. Coordinates guest travel and hotel arrangements. Manages phone, e-mail, and mail correspondence with film directors. Manages print traffic process: sets up theater schedule for print and video checks, maintains a distribution list, updates contact information, and coordinates film shipping details. Tracks press materials during festival, compiles and submits press materials to Communications, and compiles, designs, and distributes e-mail updates on Doc Fortnight. Coordinates events and receptions during the festival, including managing guest lists and menus. Introduces films and conducts Q&A sessions during the series. Reports to Assistant Curator, Film.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Administrative experience helpful. Film studies, film festival, and/or museum experience preferred. Knowledge of the history of film and art preferred. Must exercise good judgment and discretion. Excellent administrative and organizational abilities and pleasant phone manner. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Windows OS, Gmail and Google apps, Power Point, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to take direction and work as a team. Approximate dates of temp assignment are October 5, 2015–March 4, 2016.
Exhibition Designer | Exhibition Design and Production
Develops and implements exhibition designs from concept to installation for the Museum’s robust exhibition program. Employs a variety of visualization techniques (drawing, 3-D rendering, model making) and works collaboratively with curators and artists. Designs small and large temporary exhibitions and permanent-collection galleries, including the gallery architecture, layout of objects, exhibition furniture, display cases, and media environments. Leads the design process through construction, creating construction documents, and overseeing in-house and contracted building crews and fabricators to meet exhibition schedules on time and within budget. Develops and oversees the design and production budget and facilitates exhibition schedule. Works collaboratively and efficiently with key internal departments including curatorial, Registrar, Conservation, Exhibition Administration, Graphic Design, A/V, Security, and Visitor Services, and outside contractors. Devises creative solutions for the responsible display of art and creates exhibitions that consider and engage the visitor. Reports to Director, Exhibition Design and Production.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art or a design-related field and five years progressively responsible experience in exhibition design, architecture, set design, industrial design, or equivalent. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to efficiently manage several projects simultaneously at various phases. Ability to form and maintain successful working relationships with museum staff, designers, and artists. Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and other standard office procedures and equipment. Knowledge of a 3-D rendering program a plus. Knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century art preferred.
Guest Assistant | Membership and Visitor Services Creates a highly positive experience for Museum guests that is conducive to repeat visitation, membership conversion, and positive word of mouth for the Museum. Sells daily and advance Museum admission, film, and program tickets; memberships; and member guest passes. Processes credit cards and coupons, rings up cash, and issues change. Generates proactive sales efforts throughout the Museum. Proactively and warmly welcomes guests, responds to questions, and offers guidance. Validates admission at points of entry to galleries. Ensures smooth flow of visitors by proactively guiding visitors to various queues and spaces. Resolves general complaints from guests and members on site. Stays abreast of current and upcoming exhibitions, films, educational programs, and marketing campaigns. Helps maintain inventory of printed information and marketing materials, and ensures signage is properly placed. Drafts routine correspondence in response to incoming mail and e-mail from members and visitors. Updates membership database, assists with member events, and with RSVPs as needed.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Proficiency with computers/Windows. Exceptional customer service skills, customer service experience, and passion for the visual arts. Previous museum experience and foreign language skills strongly preferred. Must be available to work weekends and holiday periods.
Interactive Designer | Digital Media
The interactive designer will work with our team, curators, educators, and technical experts to design the digital experience for our entire organization—reaching the millions of people who interact with the Museum both on-site and online. Our process is thus intrinsically collaborative, necessitating a balance between beautiful, efficient designs and our users’ needs, organizational requirements, and technical considerations. This design must incorporate our taste, but also feedback from these camps and quantitative data to make the best experiences we can. We have to be able to communicate design options, decisions, and strategies across the organization, including to non-designers. Our department exists as part of an informal design network here at MoMA, collaborating with peers in Audio Visual, Graphic Design and Advertising, Interpretation, and the Exhibition Design and Production teams. Our group is agile, meaning close and direct work with developers on fast-evolving, iterative designs. Our designers create the complete scope of a user experience, from sketches to wireframes, through visual design and final production products. We’re experimenting with new tools and new processes, so the designer will be actively involved in researching these approaches and techniques. Reports to Director, Digital Media.
Requirements: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in design and three or more years of experience, or equivalent. Solid portfolio of diverse projects ranging in scale. Must be a multifaceted designer capable of abstract and conceptual thinking, with expertise in both user experience and visual design, and an excellent storyteller and natural collaborator.
Lobby Manager | Membership
Supports assistant director of Membership in ensuring a highly positive onsite experience for members and visitors, with a primary focus on membership service and sales. Directly supervises lobby sales staff. Motivates and sets the tone for sales staff by demonstrating a pleasant, engaging, customer-oriented attitude. Prepares daily and weekly schedules. Oversees proper entry of membership sales, including training of new staff members and ongoing retraining of existing staff. Generates proactive sales and upgrade efforts throughout the Museum by collaborating with membership marketing manager on onsite promotions based on Museum exhibition and mail schedules, collaborating with member events associate on daytime cultivation/upgrade events, i.e. daytime gallery talks, and coordinating membership conversion efforts in the lobby, at the film desk, and on external lines. Handles onsite customer service escalations. Ensures Member Services desk preparedness by maintaining Museum exhibition and event information, all supplies, and relevant marketing materials. Manages onsite financial and accounting logistics, including cash collection, revenue reconciliation, and reporting
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and two to three years experience in customer service, membership, and/or sales and marketing at nonprofit institutions. Cash handling and operational management experience preferred. Superior interpersonal and customer service skills. Excellent written and computer skills. Must be able to work independently, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Fluency in one or more foreign languages a plus. Evening and weekend work required.
Manager, Research | Development
Conducts donor and prospect research on individuals, corporations, and foundations via online and standard research sources as requested by Development and other Museum staff. Prepares detailed donor and prospect profiles and strategy development and prospect management support for fundraising staff/relationship managers. Manages research staff work flow and prioritizes projects. Proactively identifies new prospects and recommends courses of action. Analyzes and summarizes information to support the cultivation and solicitation of top prospects and the highest level donors and trustees. Demonstrates sensitivity in handling confidential information. Oversees the use and distribution of wealth screen information. Updates and maintains non-gift information on prospects and donors in the donor database and develops tracking systems for reporting and donor cultivation. Works on special prospect research projects as requested, particularly for the Office of the Director, the Office of the General Counsel, and various curatorial departments. Supervises a development assistant, a development coordinator for research, and interns as appropriate. Reports to Director, Development for Major Gifts and Campaign Operations.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with four or more years experience in prospect research or equivalent. Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with strong attention to detail. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to produce under deadlines and work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse group. Proficiency with Internet, Lexis-Nexis, Foundation Center, Blackbaud ResearchPoint, other reference materials, and Microsoft Office Suite. Salesforce experience and an interest in art preferred.
Membership Sales Assistant | Membership and Visitor Services
Creates a highly positive experience for Museum visitors that is conducive to membership conversion. Daily tasks include referring and selling memberships, assisting members with guest and admission tickets, providing membership and Museum information, and crowd maintenance inside and outside of the Museum.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent, proficiency with computers/Windows, exceptional customer service skills, customer service experience, and passion for the visual arts. Previous museum experience and foreign language skills strongly preferred. Must be available to work weekends.
Sales Associate (temporary) | All locations
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.
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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 Studio Museum in Harlem and MoMA Fellowship Collaboration
The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Museum of Modern Art are accepting applications for the inaugural Museum Fellowship Collaboration. Each Museum will accept two museum fellows for either the curatorial department or public programs. The fellows will spend one year at each museum, then rotate to the partner institution for the completion of the two-year program.
The museum fellow will work independently and collaboratively with museum staff on a series of projects designed to provide an in-depth museum experience. This joint fellowship will develop the next generation of museum professionals by serving as a talent pipeline for the two institutions, offering insight into the daily workings of a museum through workshops, public programs, professional development, and contribution to academic discourse. The fellows will contemplate the role of museums in contemporary society through exploration of the missions and collections of these partner institutions. The selected fellows will work under the direction of either the curatorial department or public programs. The museum fellowship is a paid, two-year commitment.
Museum Fellow | Curatorial
The fellow selected for the curatorial department will be involved in the coordination and organization of artist’s projects. The fellow will work directly on exhibition installation, documentation, catalogue production, and development of interpretive materials, all culminating in mounting a curatorial project. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with other departments, specifically Communications, Education, and public programs, to gain an understanding of the balance between the museums and their communities.
Museum Fellow | Public Programs
The fellow selected for public programs will be involved in coordinating and producing adult public programs and special events, conducting outreach to cultural partners, researching and brainstorming community engagement activities, and liaising with exhibiting artists and/or galleries to schedule programs. The museum fellow will have the opportunity to conduct outreach to a diverse group of program participants and facilitators, including lecturers, performers, scholars, educators, artists, and arts organizations.
Requirements: Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects at once, with keen attention to detail, adaptability, and a good sense of humor. Foreign language skills may be helpful. The ideal museum fellow should have earned a baccalaureate or graduate-level degree, with a concentration in art history, curatorial studies, Africana studies, visual culture, or a related field. Candidates for the museum fellowship will be reviewed through a competitive, open process. Applicants must be of culturally diverse backgrounds and should have a keen interest in curating, programming, writing, and research, and must possess knowledge of the contemporary art world.
To apply: Please e-mail application materials in PDF format to email@example.com and place “Museum Fellowship” in the subject line.
Please specify your interest in either Curatorial or Public Programs. Candidates must submit a cover letter highlighting a particular area of professional or scholarly interest, a résumé, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample no more than five pages.
Application deadline: August 28, 2015 (Please note: materials must be received by this date)
Fellowship begins: October 5, 2015
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.