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Current Available Positions


Assistant Curator | Painting and Sculpture
Develops and stewards the collection. Conducts research on collection presentations and acquisitions, with a focus on work by black artists practicing in the U.S. and internationally. Contributes to exhibitions and publications program. Participates in donor cultivation and partakes in related activities. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interest through gallery and museum visits, publications, etc., and makes recommendations to senior staff. Represents the department on pan-institutional committees. Functions as a liaison with outside persons and organizations, and with other departments within the Museum. Reports to senior curatorial titles.

Requirements: Master’s degree required, PhD preferred, with a specialization in the work of black artists and related historical and historiographical issues. Museum curatorial experience and proven expertise and judgment in a related field required. Demonstrated initiative and discernment. Expertise within area of departmental interest. Broad knowledge of the historical, modern, and contemporary art of all cultures. Experience with exhibition preparation, publications, acquisitions, and donor stewardship. Superior research and writing skills. Broad knowledge of office procedures and professional museum practices. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and desire to work collaboratively across Museum departments. In addition to your cover letter and résumé, please also provide the name/contact information of three references.


Cataloger, Louise Bourgeois Archive Project | Drawings and Prints
Works with project team and independently to examine, research, and catalog the printed work of Louise Bourgeois. Enters information into computer database and prepares and formats this content for the online catalogue of Bourgeois’s works. Assists with processing new Bourgeois acquisitions and establishing their collection storage. Prepares collection-related receipts and acquisitions lists. Helps to coordinate photography and imaging requests, as needed. Helps to maintain project files and records, in both hard copy and digital formats. Works collaboratively with MoMA’s Digital Media and Collection and Exhibition Technologies departments and, on occasion, with outside Web designers and developers. Works collaboratively with the Louise Bourgeois Studio on research matters. Reports to Chief Curator Emerita/Bourgeois Project Manager.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (art history preferred), general knowledge of modern and contemporary art and works on paper, and familiarity with print techniques. Prior experience with works of art and collections organization and cataloging and general office experience preferred. Prior experience with team-based projects preferred. Detail-oriented and well organized. Knowledge of databases and data processing. Strong research and communication skills (written and oral). Accurate typing required. Ability to collaborate on a team project. This is a two-year grant-funded project.


CE-Tech Assistant | Collection and Exhibition Technologies (CE-Tech)
Supports efforts to maximize the benefits of the collections management system. Provides first-level assistance to Museum staff using Gallery Systems’ The Museum System software. Completes daily quality-assurance data reviews, working with Museum staff to confirm updates. Coordinates cleanup and standards implementation activities with curatorial representatives, exercising a high level of attention to detail and sensitivity toward curatorial concerns. Assists with documentation of data entry standards and procedures. Creates and manages user accounts, per standard information access guidelines. Provides occasional data entry assistance. Provides small group and one-on-one training sessions for TMS users. Coordinates administrative tasks for the department. Reports to Manager, Collection and Exhibition Technologies.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in a museum, art gallery, or similar organization. Experience with Gallery Systems’ The Museum System (TMS) or a comparable collections management system. Familiarity with standard museum procedures for cataloging and recording locations, acquisitions, loans in and out, and for managing exhibitions. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with limited supervision. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Excellent analytical, organizational, writing, and proofreading skills with meticulous attention to detail.


Content Marketing Manager | Retail
Identifies key narratives to drive retail sales throughout the year in online and offline communications channels; consults with product buying team on what will be brought into the stores; conducts research on products and designers to find compelling stories; and develops e-mail, blog, and advertising copy that brings these stories to life. Produces descriptive product “sell” copy for Web, catalog, and in-store signage. Writes succinct and compelling promotional signage copy. Develops, edits, and proofreads copy for grammar, style, organization, and consistency. Co-authors annual content calendar and helps sell-through to channel owners (Web and store). Develops and executes social media strategy to engage readers and pull new users into MoMAStore.org. Collaborates with Museum’s Marketing and Communications team to ensure that retail communication is synced with that of the greater institution. Works with visual design team to enhance the in-store shopping experience through product copy and signage. Reports to Director, Marketing and Communications, Retail.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and two or more years experience copywriting consumer-facing materials, ideally in a retail environment, or equivalent. Proven record of developing and executing content plans for a wide range of online and offline materials. Basic computer skills: MS Office, Google Docs. Must be flexible and capable of thriving in a high-energy and fast-paced environment. Must be extremely well organized, attentive to detail, and knowledgeable about design and best practices in retail. Resourceful, solution-oriented, capable of thinking and working independently, and with excellent communication and technical skills.


Curatorial Assistant | Media and Performance Art
Assists department’s senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities such as acquisitions, collection records, bibliographic and biographical files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committees, loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to the care of the collection and arranges for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Performs research for exhibitions including research on artists, periods, topics, styles, on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists with arranging loans, catalogue preparation, and preparation of checklists. Coordinates and schedules work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, and lighting. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspections of works on view in the collection gallery and in temporary exhibitions, and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary. Researches and catalogues the Museum’s collection and archives under senior staff supervision, and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars with regard to such information. Assists in the administration of artists' viewing program. Assists in the operation of departmental study centers. Reports to Chief Curator, Media and Performance Art.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history, master’s preferred, or a comparable academic field and relevant work experience including competence within area of departmental interest (strong interest in media and performance art, with knowledge of media conservation and developments in the digital field) is requested. Strong writing, research, and organizational skills essential, as well as attention to detail. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Reading knowledge of one European language, two preferred.


Curatorial Assistant | Painting and Sculpture
Assists senior curators with all aspects of research, planning, organization, and realization of a major retrospective of an early-to-mid-century European artist, and assists with other future 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 collection and archives as they relate to the exhibition project. Answers related inquiries. 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 expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, conservation, and preparation work as required in the gallery, study, and storage areas. Assists with the processing of loans. 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 some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Reports to senior curatorial titles.

Requirements: Master’s degree in art history with an expertise in early-to-mid-century modern art history. Superior research and writing skills essential. Strong knowledge of French desired. Knowledge of modern film and performance desirable. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and other standard office procedures and skills.


Curatorial Assistant (second opening) | Painting and Sculpture
Assists senior curators with all aspects of research, planning, organization, and realization of an upcoming exhibition, and assists with other future 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 collection and archives as they relate to the exhibition project. Answers related inquiries. 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 expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, conservation, and preparation work as required in the gallery, study, and storage areas. Assists with the processing of loans. 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 some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Reports to senior curatorial titles.

Requirements: Master’s degree in art history with expertise in early-to-mid-century modern art history. Superior research and writing skills essential. Strong knowledge of French, Italian, or German desired. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and other standard office procedures and skills.


Department Manager | Digital Content and Strategy and Digital Media
Provides administrative support to both the director of Digital Content and Strategy and the Digital Media department. Schedules various committees and advisory groups. Manages all meeting logistics and timely preparation and dissemination of related documents. Organizes an annual series of innovation labs on behalf of the director of Digital Content and Strategy, working with staff from across the Museum and invited experts and creatives. Manages all logistics and helps to identify participants, prepare briefing papers, and disseminate findings. Manages director of Digital Content and Strategy’s calendar, including scheduling meetings, preparing and distributing agendas, taking meeting minutes, and following up on action items. Corresponds and acts as a liaison with outside persons, other institutions, and Museum staff. Coordinates travel arrangements when necessary. Supports the development of an informal design network within the Museum, organizing meetings and nurturing connections with New York’s design schools and communities. Prepares and monitors the operating budget: tracks revenue against targets, authorizes expenditure, oversees procurement, and processes invoices. Prepares the annual budget proposal and organizes quarterly reviews with the Finance department. Prepares, monitors, and disseminates the Museum’s Key Performance Indicators for digital, encompassing impressions, engagement, and revenue. Oversees records management for the Department of Digital Media. Tracks contracts and digital rights clearance. Reports to Director, Digital Content and Strategy.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business or arts administration, and five or more years relevant experience or equivalent. Strong written and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deliver presentations and host events. High level of diplomacy, accountability, and judgment. Demonstrated administrative, project management, and accounting skills, with data literacy and attention to detail. Background in cultural, digital, or media sectors preferred.


Department Coordinator | International Program
Provides key administrative support to the director and assistant director of the International Program and C-MAP, including departmental programs and publications. Manages departmental calendars, including coordinating travel, maintaining attendance records, and updating the international art event calendar. Initiates the budget planning process each spring for the following fiscal year and consults with Finance as needed. Manages departmental budgets and funds in coordination with director and assistant director, including Cisneros Travel Fund, etc. Provides daily financial and operations support. In collaboration with the director and assistant director, writes reports on departmental fund expenditures as needed. Manages short-term visitor programs and exchange programs run by the International Program and assists in the reception of international visitors to the department. Manages relationships with vendors (Federal Express, hotels, apartments, etc.) and carefully monitors all expenditures, including ensuring compliance with contracts and other agreements. Builds effective relationships with relevant Museum departments related to the day-to-day office activities, including Security, Visitor Services, Development, External Affairs, etc. Keeps Museum staff informed on relevant international travel issues. Maintains department's website. Reports to Director, International Program.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in fine arts or art history, or equivalent (master’s degree preferred) and three to five years of relevant museum experience. Good knowledge of, and interest in, 20th- and 21st-century art in a global context. Experience managing budgets. Excellent interpersonal and communication, diplomacy, computer, and organizational skills. Strong research and writing skills. Fluency in at least one foreign language preferred.


Exhibition and Budget Assistant | Exhibition Planning and Administration
Prepares and monitors the annual exhibition program budgets with assistant director. Manages financial activity related to the department and annual exhibition program, including quarterly re-forecasts, credit card administration, accounts payable/receivable, and developing financial policies and procedures. Provides exhibition information and budget details to several departments across the Museum. Assists and guides the planning process simultaneously for a number of exhibitions and tours at various stages of development by preparing budgets, timelines, lender correspondence, loan agreements, other contracts and agreements, tour offers, and various government applications, among other tasks. Maintains office records, coordinates ongoing archive of exhibition and financial materials, and performs other administrative tasks as needed. Serves as the departmental liaison with Finance and Accounting departments. Reports to Associate Director, Exhibition Planning and Administration.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and two to five years of progressively responsible experience in finance or project management, preferably in investment banking, strategic consulting, or an arts, culture, and/or nonprofit environment. Facility and comfort with numbers and complex financial and budgetary spreadsheets. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to efficiently manage several exhibitions and projects simultaneously. Outstanding interpersonal, diplomatic, written, and verbal communication skills. Ability to form and maintain successful working relationships with Museum staff, artists, lenders, tour venues, and other external contacts. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including an understanding of advanced Excel functionality. Experience with PeopleSoft.


Interactive Designer | Digital Media
Working with curators, educators, and technical experts, designs content-rich digital experiences and services for discerning audiences, accessed on-site or via mobile, tablet, and desktop devices. Develops efficient user experiences and beautiful visual designs, taking into consideration organizational requirements and brand guidelines. Responds to feedback from users, stakeholders, and developers, along with quantitative data, to make good experiences great. Produces user journeys and navigational prototypes for experiences that are distributed in physical spaces and across multiple screens and devices. Communicates design options, decisions, and strategies to project teams and stakeholders, which can mean communicating design to non-designers. Works in an agile development environment, which means that design evolves and iterates based on changing requirements and circumstances. Creates the entire user experience, from sketches to wireframes to polished designs. Ideally also creates front-end prototypes using HTML/CSS/Javascript. Participates in an annual series of innovation labs, capturing and documenting the discussion and rapidly prototyping new concepts. Works as part of an informal design network within MoMA, collaborating with peers from the Audio Visual, Advertising and Graphic Design, Interpretation, and Exhibition Design and Production departments. Attends Advertising and Graphic Design department meetings and ensures the Senior Creative Director is involved in brand interpretation. Actively researches new approaches for design and building and collaborates with external agencies to gain new perspectives and drive innovation. Reports to Associate Director, Digital Media.

Requirements: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in design and three or more years experience, with a fantastic portfolio of projects, or equivalent. 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.


Library Assistant | Library
Pages, shelves, and checks out library materials, and maintains stack areas. Packs and ships materials between libraries. Maintains items, holdings, and patron records in library database. Identifies materials in need of preservation or housing. Works with colleagues to identify and address problems and new situations. Concentrates in one or more of the following functions: Serials—checks in periodical issues, claims missing and late issues, maintains, initiates, and cancels subscriptions, and works with associate librarian to add and maintain bibliographic records; Resource Sharing (Interlibrary Loan)—processes incoming and outgoing requests in OCLC system, coordinates materials between Manhattan and QNS libraries, handles materials for transport (packing, checkout, mail preparation, unpacking, checking), and coordinates with bibliographer regarding purchase vs. loan, coordinates with NYARC; Cataloging—copy-catalogs using OCLC system and maintains bibliographic and item records; Housing and Labeling—processes materials with labels, property stamps, barcodes, and housing; Acquisitions—searches for duplicate materials, copy-catalogs using OCLC Connection, creates call numbers and minimal records for small exhibition catalogs (AEC/GEC), processes exchange requests, and acknowledges gifts.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history or fine arts with at least one year library- related experience. Familiarity with automated library systems. General familiarity with contemporary or modern art. Reading knowledge of foreign language(s) a plus. Ability to work independently with high level of accuracy. Ability to deal effectively and pleasantly with users of the library, Museum staff, and library patrons. Ability to lift 30 pounds and to reach high and low shelves.


Lobby Manager | Visitor Services
Works as part of a lobby management team to support all operational aspects of serving visitors in the Museum's various public spaces. Maintains a welcoming environment in the Museum’s lobby at all times by fostering a team of visitor assistants who are extremely professional, approachable, and engaged with the Museum’s mission. Assists with customer service issues, diffuses difficult situations, and discusses service levels with visitors who make inquiries, comments, and suggestions. Coaches visitor assistants in excellent forward-facing practices and ensures that high standards are consistently being met. Makes recommendations regarding lobby and lobby office operational improvements and suggests ways and methods to streamline procedures to gain greater efficiencies. Compiles all aspects of end-of-day revenue reconciliations, including gathering attendance admissions information from all sources to create the daily report. Acquires and refreshes knowledge of all lobby equipment and ticketing systems, including minor troubleshooting. Prepares the visitor assistants’ schedules for the day and delegates other tasks as needed. Provides general support to fellow lobby managers’ special responsibilities through a variety of tasks including setting schedules, monitoring VA staff attendance, and coordinating lobby signage. Reports to Assistant Director, Visitor Services.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and related experience managing staff and coordinating projects. Excellent organizational skills. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in standard office procedures and equipment. Ability to work weekends (five-day workweek includes weekends).


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 | 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.


Site Merchandising Manager | Retail
Maximizes productivity of traffic driven by marketing, with focus on conversion, basket size, and AOV. Oversees and develops overall site editorial and merchandising calendar and coordinates online execution of key seasonal themes and product stories. Optimizes site performance through effective use of site and product analytics, categorization, seasonal collections, on-site search, product recommendations, A/B testing, and other digital merchandising tools. Manages effective online product presentation and information specific to category (views, comparisons, etc.) and drives a consistent visual representation of the brand across the website. Develops and implements the home page strategy and determines space allocation across categories based on sales and margin. Plans and executes new product launches and conducts QA testing and works with merchants to ensure new products are depicted accurately. Identifies "online-only" product opportunities and communicates to buying and planning teams. Partners with buying and online marketing teams to synergize messaging, identify feature products, and optimize results. Works with key team members, buyers, and vendors to ensure product copy is correct and complete. Gathers and organizes new product information from buyers and assistant buyers. Identifies photography needs and ensures appropriate photography representation. Performs market analysis, audits competitive websites, and analyzes sales trends to keep abreast of current trends and best practices in product and e-commerce technology. Reports to Assistant Director, E-Commerce.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of prior experience working with buying, technology, and inventory-planning organizations while managing merchandise for an online retailer. Deep understanding of customers’ online shopping habits. Well-organized and detail-oriented with proven analytical and planning skills. Exceptional communication and presentation skills and proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within cross-departmental teams. Well versed in technology and current trends in online retailing. Experience with IBM Websphere a plus.


Tourism Marketing Manager | Marketing
Oversees the Museum’s relationships and associations with a wide variety of external travel and tourism-related businesses and partners. Integrates market trends and visitation analytics to support the Museum’s global outreach efforts in the travel and tourism-related business area. Manages contracts with tour operators and receptive operators representing independent and group travel to the Museum; serves as contact person for all tour operators with associations to MoMA and MoMA business; scopes out business opportunities for new tour operator arrangements; analyzes visitation data and monitors and reports on all business activity generated by tour operators; and coordinates payments to tour operators. Manages the hotel concierge VIP ticket program; maintains relationships with hotel and concierge trade associations (national and international level); and plans and hosts events at MoMA to cultivate hotel concierge business. Coordinates the fulfillment of marketing components built into Hotel Sponsor relationships. Evaluates potential for membership in travel associations and manages the Museum’s participation and relationships; presents at association meetings. Manages travel and tourism annual operating budget. Attends sales missions nationally and internationally; coordinates presentations and follow-up; manages admission program partnerships with external business entities; collaborates with these entities on marketing materials; manages and renegotiates contracts; advises on new admission program partnership business opportunities; tracks and analyzes sales data; and coordinates payments to all admission program business partners on a regular basis. Serves as one of the Museum’s liaisons to NYC & Company and attends relevant events, and evaluates and advises on special NYC & Company promotions for participation. Collaborates with director of Management Information and Government and Community Relations in the following areas: tracks program metrics, reporting on actual attendance against outreach efforts; assists in cultivating relationships with governmental tourism development offices globally across key markets, cities, and regions; and incorporates reported activities and trends into internal research. Coordinates data and information regarding foreign economic trends with the Museum’s International Program and integrates this information into research and trends analysis work. Collaborates with Assistant Director, Marketing Partnerships and Research on advertising and PR for travel trade: media planning, creative development of advertisements, PR plan, and social media plan. Reports to Assistant Director, Marketing Partnerships and Research, with a dotted line to the Director, Management Information and Government and Community Relations.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and two to four years relevant experience at a cultural organization or in the tourism industry or equivalent. Experience in sales, marketing, or customer service required. Prior proven success in project management and overseeing multiple projects of a complex nature at one time. Excellent organizational and writing skills. Accomplished proficiency in making presentations and sales pitches, and extremely strong verbal and visual presentation skills are part of this position’s success. Ability to speak a foreign language is a plus. Interest in arts and culture and knowledge of New York City cultural and tourist attractions a plus.


Video Producer | Digital Media
Responsible for detailing and executing MoMA’s content strategy for video and producing content to build and engage audiences. Oversees the production and distribution of high-quality video for exhibitions and the collection, and informal behind-the-scenes clips for social channels. Establishes and collaborates with a small commissioning board to determine editorial vision, audience development goals, and scope and rhythm of an annual program of video, working within budget. Works with curators, conservators, educators, and other staff to create compelling video content (both original content and content adapted from existing footage) for a range of audiences. Coordinates live-streaming of events, performances, and symposia, and oversees the selection, circulation, and reuse of short extracts. Coordinates with the Digital Planning and Innovation (DPI) group to evaluate new collaboration and distribution opportunities. Works with the marketing and social media team to determine the most effective social distribution strategies and acts as the editor of MoMA’s video channels, including YouTube. Communicates regularly with stakeholders and collaborators so that priorities and progress are widely understood. Works as part of an informal design network within MoMA, collaborating with peers from Audio Visual, Advertising and Graphic Design, Interpretation, and Exhibition Design and Production departments. Ensures that Associate Director, Digital Media; Senior Creative Director, Advertising and Graphics Design; and Director, Audio Visual are involved in creative direction and brand implementation. Works with Imaging and Visual Resources, General Counsel, and Archives to develop digital asset management procedures and systems. Actively researches user-generated content and new and popular formats, and enables creative reuse of assets by developing and maintaining standards, tools and templates, and fair-use guidance. Identifies new talent to build a roster of filmmakers, video production companies, and image producers to keep MoMA at the forefront of digital in museums. Establishes and manages an annual program of film fellows to produce informal short-form content for use on social media and e-mail channels. Reports to Associate Director, Digital Media.

Requirements: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in film or another creative discipline and three or more years experience producing a variety of short-form video content or equivalent. Proven editorial, creative, and technical flair in the production of short-form video, from scriptwriting/storyboarding to editing. Expert understanding of the competitive landscape, audience trends, social media, and other distribution channels. Excellent planning, project management, and communication skills, with proven experience in managing concurrent projects and ability to work proactively, collaboratively, and effectively under pressure with a wide variety of Museum staff and outside partners. Interest and knowledge of art preferred. While the person should have training and experience as a generalist filmmaker, this is a producer role and encompasses commissioning, production, distribution, and reuse.


MoMA Jobs application guidelines

If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

By e-mail: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

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 Position at MoMA PS1


MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions 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.

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 employment_ps1@moma.org and include “Manager, Finance and Administration” 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.