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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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Assistant Supervisor, Control Room

Security

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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

International Program

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C-MAP Central and Eastern Europe Fellow

International Program

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Curatorial Assistant

Painting and Sculpture

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Curatorial Assistant

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Curatorial Museum Fellow

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David Booth Fellow in Objects Conservation

Conservation

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David Booth Fellow in Paintings Conservation

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Department Manager

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Design Assistant

Exhibition Design and Production

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Developer

Information Technology

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Development Officer (Corporate Sponsorship)

Institutional Giving

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Development Officer, Foundation Relations

Institutional Giving

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Exhibition Designer

Exhibition Design and Production

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Guest Assistant (multiple openings)

Visitor Engagement

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Head of Library Services

Archives, Library, and Research Collections (ALRC)

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Lead Developer

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Part-Time Sales Associate

Museum Bookstore

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Payroll Supervisor

Accounting

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Producer, Creative and Image Management

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Provenance Specialist

Painting and Sculpture

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Sales Associate

Sales Associate Museum Stores (two locations)
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Security Supervisor

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Selling Specialist

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Selling Specialist, Books

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Senior Product Manager

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Temporary Sales Associate

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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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Requirements

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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Preparator

MoMA PS1 Preparators support and assist all aspects of art and exhibition space preparation, installation, and de-installation. The Preparator demonstrates a solid foundation of skills that are emblematic of the industry, gained from employment at other fine art museums, cultural institutions, commercial galleries, design/build firms, or through artist assistant positions. Responsibilities include experienced art-handling, audio-visual, and fabrication skills with demonstrated proficiency in at least one of those areas. Preparators help guide Exhibition Assistants in complex installation or de-installation projects. They have excellent communication skills and the ability to listen to, comprehend, and execute tasks in a timely and effective way.

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Senior Fellow of Public and Community Programs

MoMA PS1 is seeking the inaugural Senior Fellow of Public and Community Programs to develop discursive and experimental pedagogical content at the Museum. Particularly focusing on issues centered on social justice and urban ecologies, the Senior Fellow will be responsible for developing public programs and community outreach through dynamic programming and relationship building.

The Senior Fellow will focus on the development of an extensive array of events and community engagement opportunities on site at MoMA PS1 for the Spring and Summer programs, to align public programming and community outreach with exhibitions and related projects at the Museum. In collaboration with curators and exhibiting artists, the communications department and other senior staff at MoMA PS1 and MoMA, the Senior Fellow will identify, develop, and sustain community partnerships; organize interactive and engaging events; and create workshops, talks and symposia. The Senior Fellow will develop and launch programmatic curricula to foster relevant programming initiatives.

The Senior Fellow will receive support from and supervise the part-time VW Fellow in Public Programs and Community Engagement and also manage teaching artists as related to the Museum’s programming.

This position is a full-time, limited-term post beginning March 2, 2020 and ending at the end of October 30, 2020, a total of 8 months.

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Three to four years minimum track record of working in public programs and community education in a nonprofit arts environment. Experience in nonprofit community partnership arts programming, and demonstrated expertise in teaching and innovative curriculum/program design. Pre- or post-doctoral candidates; or graduate degree in studio art, art education, art history, curatorial practice, or social or community practice preferred. Field of expertise within contemporary art preferred and particularly in relation to social justice and/or urban ecologies. Knowledge of and contacts within the NYC social justice, ecology, and artistic community. A demonstrated ability to build and sustain viable community partnerships, with diplomacy. Leadership and mentorship experience. Supervisory skills, and experience hiring, training, and evaluating artists and educators. Articulate spokesperson and presenter within communities. Experience managing program budgets and overseeing program administration and operations. 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.

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.