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.
The Museum of Modern Art jobs
Assistant to the Deputy Director for Education
Assistant Director of Public Affairs
Communications and Public Affairs
Associate Publisher/General Manager
Audio-Visual Technician (Performance Studio)
Coordinator, Adult and Academic Programs
Drawings and Prints
Department Coordinator, General Counsel
Office of the General Counsel
Media and Performance
Director of Membership
Exhibition Design and Production
Landau Fellow, Family Programs (Education Coordinator)
Manager of Finance
Program Coordinator, the Contemporary Arts Council
Security Officer (multiple openings)
Senior Writer, Content
Temporary Art Handlers
Collection Management and Exhibition Registration
Temporary Collections Photographer/Level 12
Imaging and Visual Resources (IVR)
Watch Engineer (multiple openings)
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.
Assistant Manager of Operations
The assistant manager of Operations at MoMA PS1 assists the associate director of Operations in elevating and maintaining a high standard of professionalism and excellence in overseeing, managing, and coordinating all aspects of museum operations across a unique campus and a historical building. Primary responsibilities include supervising maintenance staff, assisting with security and safety management, coordinating building operations and projects, and providing support on department administration. Should be able to work weekends and late-night museum-wide events, and a regular weekly schedule of Wednesday to Sunday. Reports to the associate director of Operations, and actively participates in the management and supervision of a team of maintenance technicians and maintainers. Manages full-time and part-time maintenance staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. These requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Minimum of four years experience in progressively responsible roles in arts or cultural organizations, or comparable combination of experience and substantial knowledge of museums and building facilities. Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, museum studies, engineering, business, or related area of study. Experience supervising unionized workforce. Proven skill 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 fast-paced environment with frequently changing and conflicting deadlines. Ability to converse technically and negotiate with, as well as direct and supervise, a wide range of vendors, including engineers and technicians, regarding museum systems and operations. Ability to work independently with minimal or little supervision. Basic understanding of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and other mechanical systems. Ability to focus on specific tasks on hand without losing sight of larger institutional goals and priorities. 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. Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed, and to respond to emergency situations on an “on call” basis.
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 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.