Established in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art is the world’s preeminent institution dedicated to the art of our time. With a dynamic exhibition program and one of the world’s largest collections of modern and contemporary art, MoMA bridges the past and present, the established and the experimental, bringing new ideas to over three million onsite visitors per year—and many more millions in the digital realm. We offer an exciting, inclusive work environment for innovative, talented individuals who are eager to take part in MoMA’s mission, responding to new ideas and initiatives with insight, imagination, and intelligence.
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MoMA PS1 jobs
MoMA PS1 is devoted to today’s most experimental, thought-provoking contemporary art. Founded in 1971 as P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, it is the first nonprofit arts center in the US devoted solely to contemporary art. Recognized as a defining force in the alternative space movement, MoMA PS1 stands out from other major arts institutions through its distinctive approach to exhibitions and direct involvement of artists. In 2000 The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center merged, creating the largest platform for contemporary art in the US—and one of the largest in the world. Ten years later P.S.1 was renamed MoMA PS1 to better reflect its relationship with The Museum of Modern Art. Functioning as a living, active meeting place for the general public, MoMA PS1 is a catalyst for ideas, discourses, and new trends in contemporary art.
Assistant Director of Development
The Development Department of MoMA PS1 seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic Assistant Director of Development to work in an intimate, creative, and fast-paced environment. Works closely with the director of Development, the development assistant, the manager of Special Events and Membership, and other staff members to cultivate, expand, and steward foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors to support the Museum’s exhibitions and programs. Strengthens the Museum’s efforts to deepen and broaden its resources of support, and develop and implement strategy to generate continued funding opportunities to support exhibition programs and projects. Manages outreach to a portfolio of foundation, corporate, and government donors. Supports the director of Development in the outreach, stewardship, and retention of individual donors. Actively manages and oversees the work of the development assistant. Supports the development team in the fundraising, planning, and execution of events. Provides general support to the Development department. This position reports to the director of Development, supervises the development assistant, and is a member of the Development team. Works closely with all departments at MoMA PS1, including Finance and Accounting, Curatorial, Communications, Visitor Engagement, Operations, and the Director’s Office.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements mentioned are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Proven record of fundraising with emphasis on foundations, corporate, and government. Understanding of principles of philanthropy, with particular attention to institutional funders and including awareness of a need for a return on investment (ROI). Superior writing skills necessary to write and edit letters, proposals, grants, sponsorship decks, reports, and other solicitation materials, and exemplary verbal communication skills with a wide range of audiences. Bachelor’s degree in art, nonprofit administration, business, art history, liberal arts, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Seven years of relevant work experience, preferably in a museum or arts nonprofit. Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with Salesforce or equivalent database software (Raiser’s Edge, etc,) as well as with prospecting donor bases. Exemplary computer skills, including Gmail, MS Office, Google Docs, mail merges, and spreadsheet data management. Ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and support staff, and maintain highly professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting. Strong organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail. Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters. Knowledge of art history or related field and interest in experimental contemporary art. Passion for and understanding of MoMA PS1’s mission and program work. A flexible schedule, with availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
Executive Assistant, Director’s Office
MoMA PS1 is seeking an executive assistant to support the institution’s director and manage the Director’s Office in a highly creative, fast-paced environment. The executive assistant is responsible for the overall effectiveness and professionalism of the Director’s Office in relation to all areas across the institution, as well as for providing direct support to the director. Prioritizes the director’s time and initiatives, managing and handling day-to-day operations and communications, and overseeing and executing the director’s research projects. Tracks, plans, and coordinates the director’s calendar and meetings in liaison with the MoMA PS1 leadership team. Assists and supports the director during museum events and meetings, taking minutes where necessary. Manages, prioritizes, and tracks the director’s email. Plans, books, and coordinates all domestic and international travel for the director. Submits monthly expense reports and assists in developing and tracking department’s budget. Liaises with trustees, prospects, supporters, artists, government officials, gallerists, curators, and press contacts on behalf of the Director’s Office. Prepares visual materials and text for the director’s presentations. Conducts art historical, sociological, and cultural research, preparing artist dossiers, and supporting the preparation of projects and proposals, including writing short texts, as needed.
Reports to the director, works in close collaboration with the senior management of the museum, and directly oversees one or more interns.
Minimum of three years experience in progressively responsible administrative roles, preferably in arts, cultural, or other nonprofit organizations. Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks, and meet deadlines. Tech savvy with strong computer skills, including high degree of knowledge and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media platforms. Accessibility and availability to work, as needed, outside of normal business hours in response to urgent and international schedules, and availability to participate in evening and weekend museum programs and events. Experience managing and supervising support staff and/or interns, and working productively and collaboratively with senior management staff. Ability to maintain a highly professional, positive, and flexible demeanor with rapid and shifting priorities. Proven organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail. Bachelor’s degree in business, arts administration, or related field.
This position is permanent and full-time. Benefits include 20 days paid vacation leave, 10 days paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, and three paid personal days, as well as participation in a 401(k), life insurance, medical/health (including visual and dental), and pension plan.
Gallery Associate (part-time)
Serves as MoMA PS1’s representative in exhibition spaces and facilitates a positive relationship between art, audience, and the museum. Provides a high level of customer service and develops a strong familiarity with MoMA PS1 history, relevant past exhibitions, long-term installations, programs, and current exhibitions. Reports to Manager of Visitor Engagement; also takes direction from Visitor Engagement floor supervisor.
Minimum of two years experience in visitor service, hospitality, and/or sales, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent customer service and communication skills, including ability to present information effectively in one-on-one and group settings and to facilitate positive dialogue with audience. Strong engagement with and knowledge of contemporary art and/or museums, with interest in critical discourse. Strong observation and awareness abilities, including noticing unusual circumstances or situations requiring attention, and generally being aware of one’s surroundings. Demonstrated on-the-spot problem-solving and decision-making ability. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to work effectively and collegially as part of larger team and in service of team and institutional goals. Ability to work holidays and weekends as required by exhibitions and special events. The position requires two shifts per week.
Human Resources and Administration Manager
The Human Resources and Administration Manager for MoMA PS1 is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness and providing leadership and support for the full range of the museum’s human resources and administrative areas. Works in close conjunction with the chief operating officer on planning, organizing, directing, and managing human resources and administration for MoMA PS1, and collaborates with The Museum of Modern Art to ensure that all areas of responsibility support the Museum’s policies, programs, and mission.
Partners with the chief operating officer across a wide range of responsibilities. Human resources responsibilities include overseeing, handling, and improving human resources processes and systems in areas including recruiting and performance management, compensation, benefits, and employee and labor relations; providing managers and staff with procedures, guidance, support, and information; training and performance development; and ensuring compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Administration responsibilities include managing and supporting administrative and operational areas across the museum and developing strategies, processes, and structures.
Reports to the chief operating officer and works collaboratively with the senior management of the museum. Supervises administration assistant and works collaboratively with the controller and staff accountant. Liases with The Museum of Modern Art, the Cultural Institutions Group, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Must be able to perform each essential function to a high professional standard. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Bachelor’s or master’s degree in arts administration, human resources, museum studies, business, or related area of study. Five to 10 years of professional experience in progressively responsible roles, with at least two years at the management level and human resources experience, ideally in a combination of museums or other cultural/nonprofit organizations, and substantial knowledge of arts administration. Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local laws that affect HR policies and procedures, including employment and labor law, safety (OSHA), worker’s compensation, and other regulatory and compliance laws. Proven negotiating skills and experience working with a unionized workforce. Strong analytic skills with experience in conducting research, analysis, and benchmarking. Significant strength in managing time and being accountable in a dynamic and creative setting with competing demands and frequently changing priorities and deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work independently, be proactive, and take initiative with minimal direction and guidance, balanced with skill in executing plans and tasks with precise and nuanced instructions. Demonstrated interest in and working knowledge of museums or the arts/cultural sector. Proven management abilities with substantial skills in staff development and team building, assessing and designing workflows, and working productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and staff. Excellent professionalism and diplomacy in representing museum and management internally and externally, with superior writing, editing, oral communication, and presentation skills, especially on business, legal, and financial matters. Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google apps. Knowledge and proficiency with HRIS software, payroll, timekeeping (e.g., Ultipro). Accessibility, and availability to work as needed, outside of normal business hours in response to urgent and emergency situations, and availability to participate in evening and weekend museum programs and events.
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.
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Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are able to contact only those candidate 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.
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Please send your résumé and cover letter to email@example.com and include the job title in the subject line.
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 MoMA PS1.
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.