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
- Accounts Payable Administrator, Accounting
- Administrative Assistant, Painting and Sculpture
- Assistant Director of Institutional Giving, Foundation Relations, Institutional Giving
- Curatorial Assistant, Drawings and Prints
- Department Assistant (grant-funded, fixed-term), Exhibition Planning and Administration
- Development Associate, Research, Development
- Development Officer (Corporate Membership), Institutional Giving
- Development Officer (Corporate Sponsorship), Institutional Giving
- Film Inspector (grant-funded, fixed term), Film Preservation Center
- Lead Developer, Information Technology
- Project Art Director (fixed-term position), Graphic Design and Advertising
- Research Assistant (grant-funded, fixed term), Drawings and Prints
- Research Assistant (grant-funded, fixed term), Education
- Sales Associate, Design Store
- Security Officer (multiple openings), Security
- Supervisor, Security
Accounts Payable Administrator
Ensures effective and timely communication of vendor and internal inquiries. Runs jobs for checks, automated clearinghouse (ACH), wires, and credit cards payment methods. Processes invoice-related vouchers for payment and posting to the general ledger. Enters wire transfer payments, USD, and foreign currency. Serves as team member on the preparation of annual 1099 and 1042 tax reporting by mandated due dates. Reviews travel and entertainment expense reports in accordance with T&E policy. Reviews capital expenditure transactions prior to general ledger posting and reconciles asset manager activity. Reviews stale-dated checks and prepares file for escheatment. Completes closing procedures by the third business day of each month. Performs related account reconciliations and follows up as required. Performs other special projects as assigned. Reports to Manager, Accounts Payable/Receivables.
Performs administrative duties and supports curatorial staff through work on various projects, including exhibitions, publications, collection display, and acquisitions. Maintains calendars, schedules meetings, answers phone calls, drafts correspondence, maintains filing system, and opens and sorts mail. Makes business travel arrangements for curatorial staff and prepares detailed itineraries. Executes travel and entertainment expense reports. Prepares PowerPoint and presentation materials for committee presentations, lectures, and special projects. Liaises with external constituents, including scholars, artists, lenders, Museum trustees, and art dealers. Answers queries that come through the department’s general telephone line, and via mail and email. Occasionally supervises visitors to the department’s Study Center. Assists with various aspects of exhibition and catalogue preparation and execution. Reports to Department Manager.
Assistant Director of Institutional Giving, Foundation Relations
Identifies and cultivates key institutional supporters to raise significant foundation funds for projects and programs ranging from unrestricted annual support to multiyear restricted program grants. Collaborates closely with senior leadership and curators to identify content for innovative proposals for exhibitions, education, conservation, library and archives, publications, capital campaigns, and other special projects. Researches, identifies, and forges connections with potential new funding sources. Directs stewardship of Museum’s current portfolio of foundation and education funders through active communications and cultivation plan, including calendar of deadlines for inquiries, proposals, and reports; creation of highest quality proposals, narratives, financial submissions, acknowledgments, renewals, memos, letters, and other fundraising materials; and compilation of financial and institutional documents. Leads meetings with Museum program staff and finance/legal teams as needed to ensure coordination around proposal development and grant requirements. Drafts strategy documents and profiles to prepare senior leadership for meetings with funders, participating in meetings as needed. Develops and regularly updates grants-revenue projections for goal tracking and budget planning. Leads Museum tours and attends relevant events. Supervises Development staff and interns. Reports to Director, Institutional Giving and Development Operations.
Assists senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, including research for exhibitions and publications; administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as acquisitions, exhibitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files; departmental committee meetings; loans; and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to care of the collection and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curators in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Conducts daily collection gallery inspections and assists with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage, deterioration, etc. Performs the duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on subjects such as artists, periods, styles, etc.; on specific works; on locations of works; on photograph sources; etc. Assists with arranging loans; catalogue preparation; preparation of checklists, including compiling and typing; and coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of the works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements, answers inquiries, and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Researches and catalogs the Museum’s collection under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars. Reports to senior curatorial titles as assigned.
Department Assistant (grant-funded, fixed-term)
Provides administrative and planning support to Exhibition Planning and Administration, the department responsible for planning, coordinating, and budgeting MoMA exhibitions (loan and collection exhibition, collection rotations, film and performance programs, commissions, etc.). Maintains office records, coordinates ongoing archive of exhibition materials, performs research, and handles other administrative tasks as needed. Assists with the exhibition and tour planning process, including preparing offering letters, lender correspondence, loan agreements, conservation waivers, contracts, and various government applications. Maintains the overall budget for the department. Works within the Exhibition Planning and Administration team and closely with MoMA’s exhibition team (curators, registrars, designers). Reports to Associate Director, Exhibition Planning and Administration.
Development Associate, Research
Conducts donor and prospect research on individuals, corporations, and foundations via online and standard research sources as requested by Development staff. Works closely with Development and other Museum staff to assess and fulfill research needs. Tracks donors and prospects in Salesforce and assists in managing the Museum’s moves-management system. Prepares specialized research lists for Development events and appeals. Proactively identifies new prospects, qualifies giving potential, and recommends a course of action to Development officers. Uses wealth-screen software to verify and quantify data. Writes donor and prospect profile reports for use by Museum staff. Creates and maintains confidential research files on members and donors. Provides training on research tools and practices to Development staff and interns. Processes department invoices as needed. Reports to Assistant Director, Research.
Development Officer (Corporate Membership)
Supports stewardship of corporate members and multi-year partners. Develops and implements annual and long-term Corporate Membership goals and strategy in collaboration with assistant director of Institutional Giving. Manages Corporate Membership budget and financial information. With development officer (Corporate Sponsorship), identifies, cultivates, and produces proposals and solicitations for new corporate prospects to support the corporate program, and develops and implements strategy for long-term stewardship of corporate supporters. Works with Visitor Engagement, Membership, Retail, and other departments to provide VIP services and smooth handling of corporate supporters at MoMA. Coordinates invitations to exhibition openings and other events, corporate entertaining rental inquiries, private tours, and all aspects of stewardship with an eye toward retention and increased giving. With assistant director and manager of Institutional Giving, generates copy and collateral for corporate member communications, including newsletters, emails, website pages, and any other materials as needed. Conducts ongoing communication with corporate supporters, including in-person meetings and visits. Prepares periodic reports for corporate members and multi-year partners. Tracks retention rates, lifetime giving, and other key performance indicators for corporate supporters. Monitors trends in benefits and ad-hoc requests to ensure offerings are competitive and consistent. Coordinates barters and in-kind agreements related to Marketing, Communications, Retail, Special Events, IT, and other departments as needed. Reports to Assistant Director, Institutional Giving, Global Partnerships.
Development Officer (Corporate Sponsorship)
Solicits major partnership gifts from high-level corporate, individual, and foundation donors for exhibitions, public programs, events, and other special initiatives at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1. Responsible for donor acquisition and outreach, including prospect research, mailings, proposals, and budgets. Develops seasonal and annual sponsorship and outreach strategy with assistant director of Institutional Giving and Global Partnerships to meet and exceed fundraising goals for sponsorship. In collaboration with assistant director and manager of Institutional Giving, manages relationships with current sponsors and major partners, including tracking in donor databases, executing letters of agreement, benefits fulfillment, reporting, and ongoing cultivation and engagement. Liaises regularly with curatorial teams, Marketing, Content Strategy, Retail, Special Events, and other departments to align proposals with upcoming program offerings. With development officer (Corporate Membership), coordinates cultivation of long-lead sponsorship prospects and current sponsors, including invitations to exhibition openings and events, Museum tours, and other ongoing engagement opportunities. Attends sponsor events and other relevant Museum openings and events. Coordinates in-kind sponsorship agreements related to exhibitions, Marketing, Retail, Special Events, and other departments as needed. Reports to Assistant Director, Institutional Giving and Global Partnerships.
Film Inspector (grant-funded, fixed term)
Responsible for inspection and inventory of archival materials from the MoMA collection and outside sources. Handles and ships nitrocellulose film stock, mainly pertaining to the Warner Bros. Collection. Inspects and repairs film prints. Inspects, identifies, and tracks incoming and outgoing film. Re-houses and re-labels film material into new film cans. Reports to Film Collections Manager and Preservation Center Manager.
Provides hands-on technical leadership and participates in architectural decision-making. Independently manages new features from design through production release. Delivers tested and optimized performance code. Works with business teams to manage timelines, prioritize feature requests, and resolve bugs. Works with external vendors to build out new functionality and integrations between MoMA’s systems and third-party applications. Contributes to and/or leads the development of technical design, which supports robust solutions that address business challenges. Creates technical specifications and appropriate test plans. Conducts peer code reviews and acts as resource for other developers. Reports to Associate Director of Applications.
Project Art Director (fixed-term position)
Creates a wide range of creative proposals, presentations, and campaigns for new building project communications and for the Membership, Marketing, and Development teams during the construction time period. Designs and produces cross-media collateral materials such as print materials, digital media, videos, construction signage (both digital and print), donor signage, directory screens, and directional signage to support Museum communications and visitor experiences. Reports to Associate Creative Director.
Research Assistant (grant-funded, fixed term)
Assists project curators with research tasks in preparation for the upcoming Lincoln Kirstein exhibition and accompanying publication. Performs research for exhibitions, including subjects such as artists, periods, styles, etc.; specific works; locations of works; etc. Assists with catalogue preparation; preparation of checklists and wall labels, from compiling to typing; and coordination and scheduling of work to be done within the Museum and without, in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Compiles, organizes, formats, and edits catalogue data for completeness and accuracy. Obtains image rights for publication, print, and digital use, which may involve extensive research and written correspondence with external parties. Compiles research dossiers for the publications’ authors. Assists visiting scholars with logistics of their residency and compiles research resources to support their study. Assists with a variety of other editorial, administrative, and organizational tasks for the exhibition. Ensures that schedules are maintained and deadlines are met. Reports to Senior Curator and Associate Curator.
Research Assistant (grant-funded, fixed term)
Working directly under the supervision of the deputy director for Education, and in concert with the Library and Archives, undertakes in-depth scholarly archival research on the 80-year history of MoMA’s Department of Education within the larger context of the Museum and the field of museum culture, social and historical events, and global and political influences. Uses the in-depth resource of the Victor D’Amico Papers, received and processed in 2012, to prepare dossier resources for further research projects on specific topics of inquiry, including primary sources, photo documentation, and annotated timelines. Identifies and implements up to five oral histories according to best practices. Organizes academic think tank. Writes scholarly articles for moma.org and post, as well as more widely popular blog posts to disseminate research to a broader audience. Identifies areas of interest where limited archival documentation exists (e.g., 1980s and 1990s) and seeks out potential sources for critical documents. A special area of interest is the international impact of MoMA’s educational initiatives in Europe, India, and Latin America. Identifies opportunities for scholarly publications and presentations on Museum education history and practice to further share this influential but little-known part of MoMA’s history, with the goal of a public forum in 2019 when the Museum’s new campus opens. Reports to Deputy Director for Education.
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.
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.
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.
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 Manager of Operations
Assists the department head 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 unionized maintenance staff, assisting with security and safety management, coordinating building operations and projects, supporting museum-wide events, and providing support on department administration. Reports to the department head, and actively participates in the management and supervision of the lead maintenance technicians and maintenance technicians.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
The marketing and communications coordinator supports the director of communications in the full range of the museum’s communications initiatives, including developing editorial content for social media, website, and email marketing; creating and implementing integrated marketing campaigns for MoMA PS1 and its exhibitions; and supporting marketing, media relations, advertising, and other promotional initiatives on behalf of the institution. MoMA PS1 is an integral part of the MoMA program, and the marketing and communications coordinator will work closely with the MoMA External Affairs teams to ensure cohesive messaging across all communications platforms. The marketing and communications coordinator reports to the director of communications at MoMA PS1, and works in close collaboration with department managers and staff, as well as with the MoMA Marketing and Communications teams.
The Museum of Modern Art job application guidelines
If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
If submitting by email, please send us your resume and cover letter as one document in PDF format.
Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are able to contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.
The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
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.
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