MoMA offers a wide range of opportunities—in areas from curatorial to security, art handling, and community outreach—in an exciting, inclusive work environment. Our application guidelines can be found below.
The Museum of Modern Art jobs
- Art Director, Retail
- Assistant, Collection and Exhibition Information, Collection and Exhibition Information
- Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Public Affairs
- Assistant Educator (grant-funded, fixed-term), Studio Programs
- Chief Engineer, Building Operations
- Content Producer, Creative Team
- Curatorial Assistant, Painting and Sculpture
- Digital Design Manager, Retail, Creative
- Director of Membership, Membership
- Exhibition Designer, Exhibition Design and Production
- Graphic Designer, Graphic Design and Advertising
- Guest Assistant (temporary), Membership
- Managing Editor, Creative Team
- Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Bibliographer for Latin American Art, Archives, Library, and Research Collections
- Publicist, Film/Media/Performance, Communications and Public Affairs
- Rights Coordinator, Publications
- Sales Associate (temporary), Museum Stores (three locations)
- Security Officer (multiple openings), Security
- Supervisor, Security
- Video Program Manager, Creative Team
Oversees a digital design manager, a copywriter, an image production manager, an in-house photographer/retoucher, and a print production manager. Works very closely with the Museum’s creative team. Generates creative concepts for upcoming seasons. Develops visual strategy for online, stores, and media that communicates MoMA Design Store’s key value to consumers, and the innovative products it carries. Develops and manages creative budgets for the Retail division. Works closely with the creative director to ensure all Retail creative deliverables are fully in line with MoMA’s overall brand. Champions creative opportunities to better integrate Museum programming and key initiatives into the retail channels (e.g. Membership). Consults with Retail team on creative aspects of a broad range of potential opportunities (e.g. partnerships, product development, etc). Directs the overall creative/brand from store visual merchandising to packaging, product development, and advertising, to digital creative and imagery production. Oversees the design of visual store presentations, windows, and graphic signs. Directs the visual presentation of the wholesale trade show booth and catalog. Directs and approves the visual designs of the MoMA Design Store locations in Japan. Designs and/or directs the development of graphic design materials, including ads, special signage, posters, brochures and collateral, and merchandising projects. Oversees the visual/graphic development and production of MoMA Retail catalogs. Works with product developers and buyers to meet their product development needs (i.e., packaging, research, and development). Directs the design and development of exhibition-related products. Supervises and/or designs in-store packaging (i.e., wrap and shopping bags). Oversees all digital creative (emails, site creative, social media, online advertising, photography, etc.) supporting our e-commerce channel and the full business. Reviews creative work developed by licensed partners overseas (e.g., Japan). Reports to Creative Director, Creative Team (with dotted-line to General Manager, Retail).
BFA or MFA in graphic design or equivalent experience. Six to eight years design and production experience, including three to four years as a senior designer or art director. Excellent design ability with experience designing and producing creative work in omnichannel retail, such as store windows, catalog design, email and e-commerce site creative, online and offline advertising, social media, packaging, etc. Experience in print production and video production, with additional experience in storyboarding and concept development for video and animation a plus. Passion for the arts, MoMA, and great retail creative is a must. Must demonstrate keen understanding of MoMA’s brand and design aesthetic, and of MoMA Design Store’s positioning. Nuanced understanding of brand voice and how to integrate copywriting as part of the visual creative development process. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent job management skills, strategic planning skills, and interpersonal leadership skills. Proactive problem-solving proficiency. Ability to work well under pressure. Adept at finessing outstanding working relationships with a wide variety of personality types. Thorough knowledge Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5 and CC) and InCopy. Additional knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, HTML, and CSS preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Assistant, Collection and Exhibition Information
Collection and Exhibition Information
Supports efforts to maximize the benefits of the collections management system. Provides first-level assistance to Museum staff using Gallery Systems’ The Museum System (TMS) software. Completes daily quality-assurance data reviews, working with Museum staff to confirm updates. Coordinates cleanup and standards implementation activities with curatorial staff, exercising a high level of attention to detail and sensitivity to 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 Associate Director, Collection and Exhibition Information.
Bachelor’s degree and at least one year experience in a museum, art gallery, or similar organization. Experience with Gallery Systems’ The Museum System or a comparable collections management system required. Familiarity with standard museum procedures for cataloging and recording locations, acquisitions, and incoming and outgoing loans, 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.
Assistant Director of Public Affairs
Communications and Public Affairs
Oversees the execution of a comprehensive public affairs strategy to create stronger and more meaningful connections between the Museum and its political and community constituencies and partners in New York City. Focuses on building a comprehensive five-boroughs strategy to encourage local audiences to visit and support the expanded Museum, and to position MoMA as a civic institution embedded in the fabric of the City, offering something for everyone—your museum in New York. Defines, develops, and implements a public affairs and communications strategy to support the Museum’s civic profile, with a strong focus on building new connections to political, community, and media constituencies in the five boroughs. Proactively advises the director of Communications and Public Affairs and Museum leadership on key public affairs and reputational issues, trends, and opportunities. Attends all public meetings, public addresses (State of the City, State of the Borough, etc.), and public hearings relevant to the Museum and prepares summaries for senior staff. Working with colleagues across the Museum, builds a network of civic, education, museum, and nonprofit partners to strengthen New York City community awareness of MoMA and engagement with its programs. Establishes and coordinates an ongoing schedule of tours, events, and on-site meetings with civic partners, elected officials, staff of city and state officials, and community members to maintain open and informative lines of communication about the Museum’s priorities and positive impact in New York communities. Works closely with the public relations manager to ensure consistency of messaging in community outreach, network cultivation, and crisis management. Contributes to internal communications to provide staff with an understanding of the Museum’s civic priorities and collaborative success across the five boroughs. Reports to Director, Communications and Public Affairs.
Minimum of six to eight years of experience in nonprofit or corporate public affairs; experience in cultural or arts institutions preferred. Demonstrated success developing creative and effective public affairs outreach strategies that advance an institution’s reputational and revenue objectives. Strong community and political contacts across New York City, a track record of successful relationship building and influencing diverse constituencies, and expertise in strategically broadening and deepening civic networks. Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to distill complex information into clear messages for senior leadership and external political and community audiences. Success managing sensitive reputational crises and opportunities with political, community, and media stakeholders.
Assistant Educator (grant-funded, fixed-term)
Coordinates administrative, logistical, and scheduling duties for robust series of scheduled studio programs. Arranges programming meetings, assists with research, communicates with workshop leaders, and assists with other on-site program needs. Creates and edits promotional and social media content for related programs and assists with marketing efforts for adult and academic programs in coordination with the associate educator of Studio and Artist Programs. Works with the public programs 12-month intern to archive all programs and events as they pertain to the studio. Assists with the administration of facilitator training and scheduling (as needed), ordering supplies, conducting research, coordinating onsite programs with various departments (AV, housekeeping, operations), and other tasks as assigned. Helps to produce other special programs, such as in-gallery conversations and exhibition-specific workshops, as needed. Must be available on weekdays during regular business hours and occasional weekends and evenings as needed. Reports to Assistant Director, Exhibition Programs and Gallery Initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree in art education, art history, or related field preferred. Two or more years programming experience in 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 multitask 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. Must be available on weekdays during regular business hours and occasional weekends and evenings as needed. This is a grant-funded, fixed-term position with an anticipated end date of June 28, 2019.
Oversees general building maintenance and the operation, maintenance, and renovation of the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, domestic water, fire protection, and electrical systems serving all Museum buildings. Communicates with all shifts to ensure periodic maintenance and frequent inspections of roofs, HVAC, fire protection, and electrical systems to ensure proper operation. Assigns authorized work to employees on all shifts and monitors for timely completion. Administers computerized help desk system to manage workflow and inquiries and to approve, edit, and close work requests. In collaboration with management, schedules major shutdowns for maintenance, when necessary. Coordinates efforts of outside contractors or Museum personnel to achieve repairs. Monitors fuel and energy consumption, anticipating quantity, scheduling deliveries, keeping supporting records, and arranging for upkeep of steam stations, fuel tanks, gas valves, etc. Recommends and makes authorized purchases for necessary equipment, supplies, and replacement parts. Responds to emergencies and determines corrective course of action using available resources. Reviews plans for new equipment. Collaborates with management on discussions with contractors, engineers, and architects regarding mechanical features. Attends construction field meetings. Assists in overseeing renovation, upgrades, and expansion to the Museum’s plant facilities. Establishes and directs routine and preventive maintenance. Ensures authorized contracted services are used only for services that cannot be fulfilled by Museum engineers and mechanics. Maintains sufficient records to show plant operation history and costs. Assists in preparation of annual plant operating budget. Coordinates daily workload and schedules of engineers and mechanics, makes recommendations for hiring, and evaluates performance. Implements safe and productive work practices. Ensures operating staff is kept abreast of technical advances and that appropriate training programs are offered and attended. Ensures plant, operating equipment, and systems are in compliance with all applicable regulatory and governmental codes (city, state, federal). Report to Building Operations Manager.
Associate’s degree or higher, bachelor’s degree preferred, Stationary Engineer License, and eight to 10 years relevant full-time experience. Fire Safety Director and EAP certifications preferred. Demonstrated technical and collaboration skills in overseeing plant operations and renovation projects in a Museum environment preferred. Strong hands-on working knowledge of building systems and trades. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with diverse constituencies. Ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing, and electronically. Ability to work effectively in a unionized, service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities that may require re-prioritization of daily operations. Demonstrated hands-on problem-solving skills, sound judgment, and ability to understand and apply the Museum’s policies and procedures. Computer literacy is required in building management systems, Microsoft Office Suite, databases, project scheduling, etc.
Works with the director of Editorial and Content Strategy, the editorial director, and other colleagues on the Creative Team in planning the Museum’s content program. Conducts research to develop content program and initiatives. Manages workflow of individual content initiatives as assigned, including budget and timelines, to create and produce creative and impactful content. Coordinates logistical activities (scheduling, locations, releases) of creative and production teams. Serves as active producer and correspondent for individual content projects as assigned, including writing and researching as relevant and/or participating in other ways (conducting interviews, hosting audio, etc.). Works with colleagues across the Museum to develop compelling storylines for a wide variety of writing and content projects, and oversees execution. Develops and writes scripts and narratives as needed. Works closely with freelance contributors on content projects to ensure high quality and timely deliveries. Reports to Managing Editor, Creative Team.
Bachelor’s degree and five or more years progressive experience with a proven track record of multimedia content production in the cultural sector. Strong knowledge of the arts. Excellent researching, reporting, writing, and editing skills. Familiarity with workflow for print and digital publications, video and audio production, multimedia formats, and Web standards. Strong project management skills. Detail oriented with excellent analytical and presentation skills. Ability to work well within a team, and to build relationships and consensus.
Painting and Sculpture
Assists senior curators in all areas of responsibilities, including administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as research for exhibitions and publications, loans, acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, and general curatorial inquiries. 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 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 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. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interest through gallery and museum visits, publications, etc., and makes recommendations to senior staff. 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. Any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above. Reports to senior curatorial titles.
Master’s degree in art history. Expertise in history of modern and contemporary art, 20th century to the present. Additional expertise in new media and media theory is helpful but not essential. Superior research and writing skills essential. Strong knowledge of at least one foreign language. Additional requirements include strong organizational skills and attention to detail and working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and other standard office procedures and skills.
Digital Design Manager
Manages, designs, and executes unique and innovative digital creative for the Retail department, including all assets for Web design, e-communications, and digital marketing. Designs, codes, and deploys mobile and desktop home pages and all other online content, including category and product pages for momastore.org. Creates Museum digital assets (lobby screens, moma.org, blog advertising) for MoMA Store marketing. Manages the design and coding process for MoMA Store and MoMA Store overseas e-communications. Designs digital marketing for momastore.org, including e-mails and digital ads. Provides assets and direction for forthcoming apps, video integration, and design, and makes recommendations for site enhancements. Designs and implements new feature content for momastore.org. Problem-solves active momastore.org HTML problems and provides solutions for implementation. Provides art direction for momastore.org overseas e-communications, including e-mails and homepages. Reports to Creative Director, Retail.
Director of Membership
Implements and communicates a retention and growth strategy that uses MoMA’s forthcoming expanded gallery spaces and program offerings as an opportunity to engage and grow our member audience. Executes the aforementioned strategic plan, paying particular attention to segmenting member base according to emotional state instead rather than mere willingness to pay, and differentially engaging member segments to better address these emotional needs. Creates a process that allows for continual data gathering to facilitate segmentation. Leads the membership program to reach audience and revenue goals on an annual basis, particularly in the upcoming years of projected growth following the opening of expanded gallery spaces; tracking and interpreting key performance indicators and adjusting strategy accordingly. Improves the metrics measuring engagement by members (visits to the Museum, event attendance, shopping, giving, opening and engaging with content, etc.), ultimately leading to improved retention results. Works alongside the other directors within External Affairs to create and execute a cohesive overall fundraising strategy that strengthens relationships between MoMA and donors/members. Collaborates with colleagues across External Affairs (fundraising, events, marketing, communications, etc.), Visitor Engagement, and Retail to provide our audiences (donors, members, visitors, shoppers, etc.) an engaging and welcoming experience with MoMA’s program and collection. Cultivates relationships with MoMA members at all levels through interaction at member events and special hours and correspondence via phone and email. Leads the membership team, developing talent and creating processes within the team and with other MoMA departments to foster strong working relationships and coordination (particularly across marketing, digital content, events, and lobby operations). Manages the department budget and key capital project budgets as needed. Collaborates with the director of Marketing and Creative Strategy and the director of Editorial and Content Strategy to develop digital content and a distribution strategy that will engage members in between (or in lieu of, should geographic or other barriers exist) onsite visits to MoMA’s program and collections.
Energetic, dynamic leader who is excited to take a successful membership to the next level with close collaboration with colleagues across the institution. Ability to integrate strategically the goals of the membership program with the broader goals of MoMA and work collaboratively with many departments across the institution. A demonstrated understanding of philanthropy and passion for arts and culture. Previous experience working with and driving results from a sophisticated customer-relationship management system, preferably experience with Salesforce. Ability to lead a team, with a track record of hiring and retaining high-caliber talent and developing future leaders. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. An analytic skillset and the ability to lead, carry out, and communicate error-free analysis, and the ability to develop strategy based on analysis. Manages a team responsible for membership marketing, events, and lobby operations and sales.
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. Responsible for the design of small and large temporary exhibitions and permanent-collection galleries, including gallery architecture, layout of objects, exhibition furniture, display cases, and media environments. Leads the exhibition design and production process through construction and installation, 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 design and production budgets on multiple projects and facilitates exhibition schedules. Works collaboratively and efficiently with key internal departments including curatorial, Registrar, Conservation, Exhibition Administration and Planning, Graphic Design and Advertising, AV, Security, and Visitor Engagement, as well as 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.
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 Suite (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.
Graphic Design and Advertising
Designs and produces exhibition graphic design and print collateral materials. Works with internal and external members of the exhibition design team (curators, curatorial assistants, Exhibition Design and Production team, audiovisual technicians, video producer, exhibition budget administrators, art handlers, output service bureaus, silkscreen installers, wall graphics installers) to design, prepare, and install exhibition graphics, including exhibition identity, title walls, wall texts, graphics murals, photo blow-up reproduction, object labels, and print collateral materials such as invitations. Designs and produces print and digital marketing campaigns and collateral materials. Designs and produces animation/video for exhibition, marketing, and building project communications. Works on numerous design projects, including presentations, brand identity development, signage, video, and animation. Meets with various departmental clients to discuss scope, design, budget, and schedule of projects. Presents preliminary designs, comprehensives, and complete layouts for review and approval for jobs including exhibitions, invitations, brochures, newsletters, advertisements, signage, posters, magazines, email newsletters, video, animation, and online marketing campaigns. Reports to Art Director.
Bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and one to three years print and digital design and production experience or equivalent. Excellent design ability with thorough knowledge of exhibition design, print design, digital marketing, and digital publishing. Great organizational skills. Outstanding ability to manage multiple tasks. Excellent job-management skills. Proactive problem-solving proficiency. Ability to work well under pressure. Adept at finessing outstanding working relationships with a wide variety of personality types. Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5), InCopy, and Adobe After Effects. Additional knowledge of digital publishing software, Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS preferred. Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Guest Assistant (temporary)
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 and assists with member events and RSVPs as needed. Reports to the Department of Membership’s Member Services Manager or the Visitor Engagement Lobby Managers as applicable.
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.
Works with the director of Editorial and Content Strategy and other senior members of the Creative Team to envision, develop, and manage the Museum’s new content initiatives from the ground up, and plans content program in relation to existing goals and overall strategy. Manages content production staff, including daily workload, schedules, training, and professional development. Coordinates work with colleagues across the Museum. Works with colleagues across the Museum in defining storylines and developing content projects and initiatives. Commissions outside writers, artists, and other content producers for contributions to our content program; oversees quality; and manages timelines. Reviews, edits, and approves outlines and scripts; schedules, graphics, music, rough drafts, and cuts; and final drafts and cuts of all assigned content projects. Works with the director of Editorial and Content Strategy and Creative Team staff in establishing content budgets and schedules, and is directly responsible for monitoring and adhering to them. Manages editorial aspects of content production, including scheduling, monitoring, and working closely with authors and freelance contributors to ensure timely deliveries. Supervises editorial aspects of content coproduction ventures. Maintains and manages cadre of writers and other content producers and freelancers. Stays informed about established and emerging writers and content producers in the Museum’s areas of interest. Participates in formulation of content production procedures and strategies. May write for or make other contributions to the Museum’s content platforms. May manage individual content projects. Participates in MoMA’s Editorial Advisory Board with curatorial members and other Museum staff, and other internal working groups as appropriate. Reports to Director, Editorial Content and Strategy.
Bachelor’s degree and 10-plus years progressive experience with proven track record in all aspects of editorial management of sophisticated content platforms. Significant experience with digital platforms in the cultural sector, with a broad network of writers and knowledge of art and issues. Superior writing and editorial skills with demonstrated record of accomplishment at highest level of achievement. Effective leadership and communication skills with the ability to inspire confidence and convey credibility. Ability to maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization. Familiarity with workflow for print and digital publications and video and audio production. Demonstrated commitment to the highest standards of English-language editing. Demonstrated effectiveness in developing compelling storylines and managing complex collaborative and multimedia content projects.
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Bibliographer for Latin American Art
Archives, Library, and Research Collections
Assists with developing, cataloging, and providing access to the Library’s collection of material related to modern and contemporary art of Central and South America and the Caribbean. Working closely and in collaboration with the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute, assists in library acquisitions and collection development by surveying and analyzing the current collection of Latin American research materials; identifying gaps in the collection; coordinating the acquisition of new Latin American materials into the Museum Library; assessing and processing donations; prioritizing materials for acquisition and/or subscriptions; serving as Library liaison to other greater New York–area research institutions to ensure the Museum is acquiring unique materials; and building and maintaining relationships with other museums and libraries in the US and Latin America. Supports local and international access to the Library’s holdings by cataloging the MoMA Library’s Latin American material, which includes books, exhibition catalogues, and ephemeral material; creating bibliographic records in OCLC Worldcat and the local integrated library system; creating bibliographies and answering bibliographic inquiries by Museum staff and outside researchers regarding Latin American modern and contemporary art and artists; advising curators on Latin America–related exhibitions, including input on potential acquisitions and interlibrary loans; consulting on relevant publications produced by the Museum; and traveling to book fairs, conferences, and other institutions on behalf of the Museum Library. Provides reference assistance to Museum staff and the public, especially with regard to the art of Latin America, by responding to written or telephone inquiries, providing bibliographic instruction for the staff and the public, conducting specific topic research on Latin American art as requested by Museum staff, and translating small texts in Spanish and Portuguese, as needed by Library staff. Supervises interns, as assigned. Reports to Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections.
Graduate degree in Latin American art history, with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art, or an MLIS with expertise in the literature on art from Latin America. Previous art library experience preferred. Ability to work independently with a high attention to accuracy. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Familiarity with contemporary and modern art of Central and South America. Excellent reading, writing, and speaking skills in English and Spanish required; knowledge of Portuguese preferred. Familiarity with automated library systems; experience with Millennium preferred. Proficient with the MARC metadata format and the RDA description standard. Active and attentive to New York City’s Latin American and Latino art communities. Knowledge of Latin American art resources in New York City and elsewhere. This is a part-time, three-day-per-week position.
Communications and Public Affairs
Develops and implements press strategies for the Museum’s film, media, and performance exhibitions, programs, events, and special projects. Works closely with outside agencies on a variety of publicity projects. Develops and executes press strategies, drafts press releases, assembles all related press materials, and coordinates press events for film exhibitions, series, and screenings and gallery exhibitions, performances, events, and programs. Determines press strategy and pitches feature stories and reviews for assigned exhibitions and projects. Pitches curator interviews and serves as primary liaison between curators and members of the press. Works closely with outside agencies, as needed. Cultivates contacts in film and cultural press; develops and implements a strategy to connect Museum curators with film industry and cultural industry influencers. Oversees and manages press previews, screenings, photo opportunities, and other press events, and serves as on-site department representative at special events organized in conjunction with assigned programs and exhibitions. Works with the Department of Film and outside agencies to develop and exectue publicity strategies for marquee annual events such as the Annual Film Benefit, New Directors/New Films, etc. Works with the Department of Media and Performance Art and outside agencies to develop and execute publicity strategies for marquee festival events for The Studio. Assists with press during annual Museum benefit events and other special events. Any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above. Reports to Communications Manager.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or art history, and three to five years public relations experience in positions of increasing responsibility, or equivalent. Must demonstrate a proven track record of placements in print, broadcast, and online media for film exhibitions, series, and events; additional placement success for performance and media art preferred. Familiarity with New York film and cultural press required; prior experience in a cultural nonprofit environment preferred. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to manage many projects simultaneously, establish and juggle priorities, meet deadlines, and respond to a heavy load of press requests in a fast-paced, complex institutional environment. Working knowledge of HTML and Photoshop is essential. Must be able to work some evenings in conjunction with Museum events.
Researches and clears image rights for digital editions of MoMA publications. Works closely with MoMA curatorial departments and Publications staff, artists and estates, rights agencies, and individual rights holders to clear image rights for digital and print publications. Negotiates permissions rates with rights holders and photo archives. Works closely with Museum editors, the assistant business manager, and the associate publisher to generate and track author and contributor agreements and payments. Helps process text and video permissions requests and licenses short-form content for external academic and commercial use. Organizes and leads quarterly rights and reproductions training sessions for curatorial staff, new hires, and interns. Drafts photo credits for inclusion in digital publications and assists production staff with obtaining new photography. Works closely with the associate publisher to negotiate and place rights for foreign-language editions of MoMA titles. Performs any other duties, including administrative, reasonably related to the functions described above. Reports to Associate Publisher, Publications.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years experience in publishing, ideally in the visual arts. Experience with clearing text and/or image rights for publications, especially e-books. Familiarity with the main elements of US copyright law, public domain, and fair-use policy strongly preferred. Strong communication, organizational, and administrative skills. Capacity to think independently and creatively. Ability to balance multiple projects with competing demands and short deadlines. Extensive knowledge of standard MS Office suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity with the publication process, including scheduling and production, and hands-on experience with the creation and management of publications contracts for authors and contributors.
Sales Associate (temporary)
Museum Stores (three 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.
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.
Security Officer (multiple openings)
Interacts with visitors in a positive and welcoming manner, including providing directions and information related to the Museum collection, public programs, and events. Communicates Museum policies regarding the safety of the collection and ensures staff and visitors adhere to established protocols to safeguard the collection from damage. Conducts opening and closing procedures, including inspection of assigned galleries and surrounding areas to guarantee there are no safety issues or concerns prior to opening the Museum to the public. Performs patrols of assigned area of responsibility and reports issues and/or safety concerns to the supervisor. Completes daily log and other security reports as required. Reports and responds to emergency incidents (e.g. medical emergencies, natural disasters, etc.). Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above, including exterior facility patrols, escorting contractors/vendors, etc. Reports to Security Managers and Security Supervisors.
High school diploma or equivalent (some college coursework preferred). New York State Guard certificate. CPR/AED/FSD and/or Fire Guard certification preferred, but training will be provided. A minimum of one year security or customer service experience. Prior museum/art-related experience a plus, but not required. Fluency in foreign languages preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with strong organizational and planning skills. Ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain professional demeanor in a challenging and dynamic environment. Detail oriented, with the capability to work under minimal supervision. Ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time. Ability to climb stairs and stoop/kneel in order to perform security duties. Ability to work weekends (five-day workweek includes weekend days). Please note, two positions are for the midnight to 8:00 a.m. shift. The remaining positions will work shifts during the Museum’s public hours. If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security.
Directs security officers in maintaining the security and safety of the staff, visitors, and collection. Implements and interprets organizational and departmental policies and procedures and collaborates with management in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Formally evaluates employees’ performance, providing coaching and feedback. Resolves employee work-related problems and issues as they relate to security officer assignments. Enforces visitor and staff compliance with general safety and security rules and regulations. Ensures required communication and documentation are complete as it relates to daily operations and personnel management. Reports to Associate Director, Security, and Security Managers.
High school diploma or equivalent (some college preferred). New York State Guard certificate. CPR/AED/FSD certification preferred, but training will be provided. Three to five years lead or supervisory experience. Minimum five years experience in the security field. Preferred experience in cultural, educational, or large public-access locations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with strong leadership and organizational skills. Ability to supervise security officers, to handle emergency situations, and to multitask as a console operator. Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures in order to establish priorities, schedule work assignments, and make other supervisory decisions. Knowledge of safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to be able to establish a safe working environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and other standard office procedures and equipment. Ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time. Five-day workweek includes Saturday and Sunday. If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security.
Video Program Manager
Working with Creative Team leadership, determines editorial vision, audience development goals, and scope and rhythm of an annual program of video, within a designated budget. Designs a video program in response to editorial vision and audience development goals. Builds and manages production planning under firm deadlines. Communicates regularly with stakeholders and collaborators so that priorities and progress are widely understood. Ensures that performance metrics are defined, tracked, and reported. Tracks and analyzes key results for optimal impact. Drives creative development of new video formats in response to business needs, and greenlights formats upon demonstrated impact and success. Identifies and mentors new talent to build a roster of filmmakers, video production companies, and image producers to keep MoMA at the forefront of digital in museums. Works with Imaging and Visual Resources, General Counsel, and Archives to develop digital asset management procedures and licensing models. Works as part of an informal design network within MoMA, collaborating with peers from the Audio Visual, Graphic Design and Advertising, Education, and Exhibition Design and Production departments. Ensures that the associate director of Digital Media, the director of Design, and the director of Audio Visual are involved in creative direction and brand implementation. Reports to Managing Editor, Creative Team.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in film or another creative discipline and 10 or more years experience producing a variety of short-form video content for major brands or organizations. Proven editorial, creative, and technical flair in the production of short-form content. Experience developing creative work that reflects a design aesthetic. 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. Excellent negotiation skills and experience scoping large engagements. 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. Entrepreneurial spirit to grow, build, and energize a nascent video program.
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.
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.
Executes accounting responsibilities, implements financial and administrative policies and procedures, and works collaboratively with staff at both MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art. Performs accounting, accounts payable/receivable, banking/cash management, and other administrative duties, in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with overlapping and changing priorities and deadlines. Reports to Controller, with additional direction from Chief Operating Officer and Assistant Director of Administration, and works in coordination with The Museum of Modern Art’s Accounting department.
Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting with related work experience. Three to four years of professional experience in progressively responsible roles in accounting and finance, ideally in museums or other cultural/nonprofit organizations. Demonstrated ability to effectively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Extensive knowledge and proficiency with accounting software and administrative systems (e.g., PeopleSoft, ADP, HRIS). Exceptional organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail. Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information. Ability to communicate effectively to different audiences such as staff, senior leadership, and department heads. 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 organizations in a contemporary art setting. Superior skills in Excel, and advanced skills in other Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, etc.) and Google apps. Familiarity with ACME and Salesforce software is also preferred. Must be available to work Saturdays during the summer months.
The Museum of Modern Art job application guidelines
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MoMA PS1 job application guidelines
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.