Shown: Arthur Young. Bell-47D1 Helicopter. 1945. Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Inc., Buffalo, NY. Aluminum, steel, and acrylic plastic, 9′ 2 3/4″ × 7′ 11″ × 42′ 8 3/4″ (281.3 × 302 × 1271.9 cm). Marshall Cogan Purchase Fund. Photo: Manuel Martagon

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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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Accounts Payable Administrator

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Asia C-MAP Fellow

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Assistant Educator, Community and Access Programs

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Assistant Supervisor, Control Room

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Assistant Director, Product Management

Membership

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Associate Director

Building Operations

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Carpenter (multiple openings)

Exhibition Design and Production

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Cisneros Institute Research Fellow for Latin American Art

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C-MAP Africa Fellow

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C-MAP Central and Eastern Europe Fellow

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Curatorial Assistant

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Curatorial Assistant

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Curatorial Museum Fellow

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Department Assistant

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Design Assistant

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Development Officer

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Developer

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Development Officer (Corporate Sponsorship)

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Exhibition Designer

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Guest Assistant (multiple openings)

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Head of Library Services

Archives, Library, and Research Collections (ALRC)

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Interpretation, Research, & Digital Learning Temporary Assistant

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Lead Developer

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Payroll Supervisor

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Preparator (Level 2)

Collection Management and Exhibition Registration - Queens

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Producer, Creative and Image Management

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Program Coordinator, The Friends of Education

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Provenance Specialist

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Sales Associate

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Security Officer (multiple openings)

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Security Supervisor

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Senior Product Manager

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Supervisor, Control Room

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Temporary MoMA/CUNY Partnership and Artist Workshops Assistant – Part time

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Temporary Sales Associate

Museum Stores (three locations)

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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.

Associate Director of Operations

MoMA PS1 is seeking an Associate Director of Operations who will focus on overseeing, managing, and coordinating all aspects of museum operations and play a critical role in long term building planning across a unique campus and challenging facilities. The Associate Director of Operations will supervise teams supporting the museum’s operation and serves as the point of contact with contractors and vendors as it pertains to building maintenance, construction and safety.

The Associate Director also serves as the lead for emergency planning and safety training and compliance, ensuring a safe workplace environment for all MoMA PS1 employees and visitors. Additionally, the Associate Director of Operations will address situations as they arise, being able to shift focus from rapidly shifting priorities as needed. They will also work closely with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and the NYC Department of Design and Construction.

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Minimum of six years’ experience in progressively responsible roles in museum operations, or comparable combination of experience and substantial knowledge of art museums, facilities, and building systems, including three to five years in leadership and supervision. Related Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Proven skills in leading by example, supervising, training, and effectively improving staff performance, as well as adapting work flows and procedures to improve efficiency, collaboration, and service. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time, multitask, take initiative, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with dynamic and rapidly shifting priorities. Excellent organizational abilities, analytical skills, and attention to detail with ability to not lose sight of the big picture. Professional and positive attitude and demeanor, with exceptional oral and written communication skills; demonstrated skill in presenting information in a manner that is accessible to a diverse audience. Ability to communicate technically and negotiate with, as well as direct and supervise, work of a wide range of vendors, including engineers and technicians, regarding museum systems and operations. 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. Experience working with a unionized workforce. Strong organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail. Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters. Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed, and to respond to emergency situation on an “on call” basis.

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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Maintainer

The Maintainers at MoMA PS1 are responsible for all heavy cleaning, maintenance and event setup around the museum’s facilities, including all public and non-public areas.

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High school diploma or general educational development (GED)/Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC). Minimum of one year of responsible experience in building maintenance and repair; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to use hand and power tools, or ability to acquire such skill. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret miscellaneous drawings and schematics. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

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.

MoMA PS1 prioritizes employee safety and promotes safe work practices, which are the responsibility of all employees. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, safety is always a priority. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.

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Gallery Associates serve as MoMA PS1’s representatives within the museum and in the exhibition spaces, and facilitate a positive relationship between art, audience, and the museum. Gallery Associates are expected to provide a high level of customer service and develop a strong familiarity with MoMA PS1 history, relevant past exhibitions, long-term installations, programs, and current exhibitions. In conjunction with all museum staff, they help ensure the safety of the artwork and visitors in the building during museum public hours and museum events. The Gallery Associate requires two shifts per week.

Gallery Associates report to the Manager of Visitor Engagement. They also regularly take direction from Visitor Engagement Coordinators.

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Bachelor Degree or current students preferred, or equivalent experience. Minimum of 1 year experience in visitor services, 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 a positive and inclusive dialogue with the audience. Strong interest and engagement with contemporary artistic practices and/or museums. Proactive observation and awareness abilities, including ability to foresee potential problems and escalate to appropriate level. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to work effectively and collegially as part of a larger team in both daily operations and in large scale event. Ability to work Holidays, as required by exhibitions and special events.

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.

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.

VW Fellow: Development and Events (Part Time, Temporary)

Working with the Development Office, the VW Development & Events Fellow will be responsible for the coordination of public and private fundraising events within MoMA PS1. Past projects have included the Spring Benefit Gala, Summer Warm Up Series, community events, and curator-led tours. The fellow supports the development team with event planning and preparations and administrative duties, such as invoicing, vendor selection and management, and supervising contracted support teams. For events, the Fellow will schedule support staff from third-party staffing agencies and serve as the point of contact during events.

The VW Development & Events Fellow will work closely and ensure clear communication with all departments at the Museum including Accounting and Finance, Communications, Visitor Engagement, Operations, and the Museum’s third-party staffing agency. Additionally, the Fellow will work with the Museum of Modern Art to facilitate Membership, Corporate Membership, and various affiliate groups.

Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of $3,000.

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Bachelor’s degree in Art, Non-Profit Administration, Business, Art History, Liberal Arts, or a related field. Two to three years of work or volunteer experience in administration or event planning, preferably in a museum or arts non-profit. Experience handling the pressure of a high-volume environment and working in a customer service-oriented environment. Flexible and adaptable, willing to jump in when needed and work with events/visitor engagement staff as a whole. Exceptional interpersonal skills and verbal communication. Ability to communicate and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, internal and external. Ability to work flexible hours to meet program demands, which include night and weekend events. Passion for and understanding of MoMA PS1’s mission and program work.

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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VW Fellow: Digital Marketing and Media (Part Time, Temporary)

Working closely with the communications and live programming teams, the VW Fellow supports digital marketing and media initiatives across the institution. The Digital Marketing and Media VW Fellow will develop and organize content for use across the institution’s digital platforms, including social media, website, and email, as well as for archival purposes. The Fellow will work across program areas at the museum, including exhibitions, live programming, and events.

In support of our communications effort, the VW Fellow will support video and photo editing and production for the museum, ensuring the creation of material for use on social media and other marketing platforms. The Fellow will support strategies within the communications department. The Fellow will also work closely to ensure artists receive documentation of their work and performances under the supervision of the Live Programming Team.

Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of $3,000.

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Minimum of one year experience successfully working in social media content production, video editing, videography, and/or photography. Strong background in digital photography and video. High level of creative ability with excellent photography, videography, and animation skills. Strong writing and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, multitask, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing deadlines and priorities. Demonstrated ability to work independently, be proactive, and take initiative, balanced with skill in executing plans and tasks with precise and nuanced instructions. 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. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Docs, Adobe Suite, Final Cut Pro, and After Effects (or similar) required. Experience with social media platforms and website content management desirable. Knowledge of, and interest in, contemporary art and performance, and MoMA PS1 and its programming. Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays in connection with 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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VW Fellow: Public Programs and Community Engagement (Part Time, Temporary)

Working from the Director’s Office, the VW Research Fellow in Public Programs and Community Engagement will be responsible for undertaking various research initiatives, outreach projects, and public programs initiated by the Director’s Office.

Responsibilities will include broad and detailed field research: in Long Island City in archives and libraries, as well as with various community organizations and businesses; in MoMA Education department; and in miscellaneous organizations on topics including (but not limited to) sustainability, ecology, arts education, radical pedagogy, social justice, and political geography/cartography.

Responsibilities will also include organizing and overseeing public events in Spring/Summer 2020—relating to research undertaken—liaising with various participants and MoMA PS1 staff to administrate, promote, and oversee programs that range from talks and conferences to performances and workshops.

Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of $3,000.

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Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, Liberal Arts, Art Education, Arts Administration, Studio/Media Art, or related field and two-years or more experience in a non-profit environment (voluntary or paid work is equally accepted). Background in research is essential, with astute working knowledge of qualitative research methods, data collection and organization, and project management. Event management experience, strong communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively. Ability to work evening and late hours to accommodate public program schedule. Self-starter with ability to work in a fast-paced, team-driven environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact with a wide range of staff, cultural professionals, and audiences.

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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How to apply

MoMA job application guidelines

If you would like to submit your résumé and cover letter for consideration, please visit MoMA Jobs.

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.

MoMA PS1 job application guidelines

Please send your résumé and cover letter to employment_ps1@moma.org 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.