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The Museum of Modern Art jobs
- Assistant General Counsel, General Counsel
- Assistant to the Chief Curator, Painting and Sculpture
- Audio-Visual Technician, Information Technology
- Cisneros Institute Project Manager, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Institute for Research on the Art of Latin America
- Content Producer, Creative Team
- Curatorial Assistant, Drawings and Prints
- Curatorial Assistant, Media and Performance Art
- Department Coordinator, Exhibition Design and Production
- Development Assistant, Corporate Membership, Institutional Giving
- Development Assistant, Research, Development
- Digital Design Manager, Retail, Creative
- Guest Assistant, Film (part-time), Visitor Engagement
- Guest Assistant (temporary), Membership
- Lead Developer, Information Technology
- Manager, CRM Operations, Membership and Development
- Managing Editor, Creative Team
- Security Officer (multiple openings), Security
- Senior Group Services Assistant, Group Services
- Supervisor, Security
- Video Producer, Creative Team
- Video Program Manager, Creative Team
- Wireless Engineer, Information Technology
Assistant General Counsel
Serves as assistant general counsel in a four-attorney office including the general counsel and secretary, deputy general counsel, and associate general counsel. Specific areas of focus include, but are not limited to, providing general legal advice and counsel; developing policies and procedures; drafting and negotiating contracts; and advising on labor relations, employment and benefits, intellectual property, real estate, litigation, governance, and the like. Advises on all aspects of day-to-day legal issues. Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a wide variety of contracts, including software and SaaS; hardware; exhibition, purchase, and sale of art works; purchase and lease of equipment and other vendor contracts; retail, employment, and independent contractor, and the like. Drafts memoranda, correspondence, policies and procedures, reports for various board of trustees and staff committees, and other documents. Provides advice on corporate governance, including ethics, conflicts of interest, and financial reporting; nonprofit law/exempt organizations; intellectual property, including copyright and trademark; real estate sales and leases; tax, labor, employment, and benefit plans and ERISA matters; litigation; risk management; insurance; trusts and estates; and other legal issues as may arise. Works with and provides advice to senior management and board of trustees in establishing and implementing Museum policies and procedures, including compliance, labor and employment, and other legal developments. Advises and participates in grievances, arbitrations, investigations, discovery, subpoenas, and other litigation-related issues. Performs legal research. Liases with and supervises outside counsel. Supervises paralegal and administrative personnel. Reports to General Counsel/Secretary to the Board of Trustees.
College and law school degrees and three to five years legal experience, preferably within a law firm. Experience in technology and data privacy matters is highly desirable. Art history background helpful. Excellent writing and public speaking skills. Legal research, negotiation, analysis, communication, and organizational skills. Excellent academic credentials. Ability to use word-processing software and LEXIS.
Assistant to the Chief Curator
Painting and Sculpture
Manages and assesses daily needs and priorities of chief curator, including complex calendar management. Facilitates chief curator’s email and written correspondence, especially that which relates to the collection, acquisitions, exhibitions, and the Museum’s expansion. Answers chief’s telephone and drafts answers for routine correspondence and inquiries. Performs general administrative duties, including organization and maintenance of all chief curator files. Serves as first point of contact and liaison with a high level of confidentiality for all of the chief curator’s contacts, including trustees, artists, scholars, dealers, and art world professionals. Makes all travel and logistical arrangements for chief curator. Prepares and processes expense reports in accordance with MoMA policies. Maintains general organization of chief curator’s office. Coordinates and completes projects and administrative assignments as directed by chief curator. Reports to The Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture and to the department manager.
Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and five or more years experience in administrative and/or development positions or equivalent. Superior judgment and professional initiative. Strong verbal and written communication capabilities. Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment. Must be flexible and able to work with museum professionals and VIPs alike. Excellent PC and Mac skills, including Google Calendar, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Pages. Experience with The Museum System and Salesforce are desirable but not essential. Art history and research background is desirable but not essential.
Works with various departments on the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of any audiovisual components in the Museum’s exhibitions. Works with internal and external clients for event support and management, including preparing, setting up, and operating all audio-video equipment for performances, special engagements, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc. Communicates with curators, artists, and filmmakers to achieve their desired outcome. Sets up, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains computer-based audiovisual solutions, including video conferencing, teleconferencing, webcasting, video streaming, video on demand, kiosks, and video displays. Operates camera and/or assists with media management and sound for video documentation. Edits performance and event and other media production audio and video footage, gathering and organizing assets, assembly, media management, and output of final video. Coordinates with multiple departments for content development and distribution to public displays. Jointly oversees inventory and storage of equipment and management of digital assets. Reports to Director, Audio-Visual; Manager, Audio-Visual; and other managers as assigned.
Excellent computer skills to deal with the Museum’s increasing reliance on network and computer-based technology. Experience supporting computer-based audiovisual solutions, including webcasting, video streaming, video on demand, and interactive kiosks. Experience with live sound mixing, audio solutions, Sound Web, lighting control, video players and controllers, commercial LCD panels, and digital projectors. Able to troubleshoot a wide range of commercial and consumer electronics, including, but not limited to, tape and disc playback systems, digital cinema projectors, network/IP-based video control systems (Soundweb, Crestron), video conferencing (Tandberg), PCs, Macs, etc. Experience in event support, including preparing and setting up portable audio and video equipment for special engagements, theatrical shows, live music shows, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc. Able to read and interpret CAD drawings. Experience at balancing multiple responsibilities in order to meet the increasing demand for technology-based presentations. Self-motivated and a team player. Excellent verbal and communication skills. Ability to explain technical issues in a non-technical manner. Excellent documentation skills.
Highly desirable skills and/or knowledge: Knowledge of the principles of film inspection and the handling of archival materials and real-world experience in a screening room and/or movie theater environment. Skills in operating 16mm/35mm changeover projectors and the ability to analyze, support, and perform preventative and corrective maintenance on 16mm/35mm Kinoton projectors, digital projectors, and playback devices. Experience in a professional recording studio environment, including audio engineering and video capture and other matters of AV production. Desirable computer skills: Apple QuickTime, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Aftereffects, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Premiere, DCP Software, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, CAD or Vector Works, Isadora, Watchout, QLab, and Max MSP/Jitter. If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security. Candidate hired must be a member of Local 306 or become a member of Local 306 post-hire.
Cisneros Institute Project Manager
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Institute for Research on the Art of Latin America
The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Institute for Research on the art of Latin America is a recently inaugurated center dedicated to the study of the Latin American artworks in MoMA’s collection and the art of the region through symposia, conferences, and publications. The project manager works in close collaboration with the director of the Cisneros Institute for Research on the art of Latin America, and with its advisory committee, other MoMA curators, staff, artists, university partners, and fellows. Coordinates all communications, scheduling, travel arrangements, and accounting procedures related to the Institute. Facilitates written and verbal correspondence related to the Institute. Coordinates the participation of visiting scholars, visiting artists, and academic participants, including organizing travel and internal and public talks, coordinating with the MoMA Library, and processing honoraria payments. Coordinates the joint activities of the Cisneros Institute within the Museum, including public conferences, symposia, and publications. Devises and updates project schedules in collaboration with the Institute’s director. Participates, as assigned, in the editing, preparation, acquisition, and dissemination of research materials. Adds to the inter-institutional Web platform and other sources of scholarly communication. Assists in the organization and execution of research trips to Latin America, international symposia both in the US and in Latin America, and public programs in New York. Oversees research, translation, and preparation of manuscripts for the Institute’s publications, and the construction of a video and audio archive. Assists the director of the Institute in producing reports on the Institute’s activities for the advisory board. Manages and maintains budget and financial records for the Institute and writes progress and final reports as assigned. Works with the C-MAP fellow for Latin American Art; participates in hiring process/decisions; coordinates training and on-boarding to ensure fellow is quickly and fully acclimated; supervises on a day-to-day basis; and manages and resolves any issues that occur. Reports to Director, Cisneros Institute.
Master’s degree or higher in Latin American art, and five or more years related work experience. Fluency in English and Spanish required. Additional fluency in Portuguese a plus. Excellent administrative, organizational, and written and oral communication skills. Superb attention to detail. Experience managing budgets. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Experience with museum database systems a plus. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and coordinate projects simultaneously.
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.
Drawings and Prints
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.
Master’s degree in art history strongly preferred, with a particular expertise in/exposure to art from 1880 to 1950. Some prior curatorial experience is a plus. Superior research and writing skills and fluency in French and/or German (reading, writing, speaking). Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment.
Media and Performance Art
Assists senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, including administrative work in support of acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committees, 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 in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Performs the duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on subjects such as artists, periods, topics, styles, specific works, locations of works, photograph sources, etc. Assists with arranging loans; catalogue preparation; preparation of checklists; and coordinating and scheduling work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting, framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of works on view in the collection galleries and in temporary exhibitions and assists in necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars with regard to such information. Assists in the administration of artists’ viewing program. Assists in the operation of departmental study centers. Works with curatorial interns as assigned. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interests through gallery and museum visits, publications, etc., and conveys observations to the senior staff. Reports to Chief Curator, Media and Performance Art.
Bachelor’s degree in art history or a comparable academic field and relevant work experience including competence within area of departmental interest is requested. Experience with live and time-based work preferred. Strong research and organizational skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Reading knowledge of one foreign language, two preferred.
Exhibition Design and Production
Provides administrative support to the Exhibition Design and Production Department in the execution of MoMA’s robust exhibition program. Primary duties include billing, payroll, purchasing, tracking expenses, materials inventory, maintaining departmental charge-outs, updating exhibition schedule and exhibition budget documents, maintaining exhibition records, and communicating with vendors. Provides support to the designers and production managers by researching materials, creating maquettes, updating exhibition floor plans, setting up materials testing, and installation mock-ups. Interfaces with exhibition team (including curators, exhibition coordinators, registrars, graphic designers, AV technicians, conservators) as required to provide general administrative support to the department. Reports to Director, Exhibition Design and Production.
Bachelor’s degree, in art or a design-related field preferred, and three to five years related administrative experience. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to efficiently manage several projects simultaneously. Ability to form and maintain successful working relationships with Museum staff. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other standard office procedures and equipment. Knowledge of AutoCAD, Photoshop, and a 3-D rendering program a plus. Interest in 20th- and 21st-century art preferred.
Development Assistant, Corporate Membership
Assists with general stewardship and fulfillment of the corporate membership program and other corporate supporters. Coordinates regular mailings, including acquisitions, renewals, and invitations. Researches and identifies prospective members. Updates the donor database and the corporate membership ledger on a regular basis. Tracks and reports corporate membership attendance. Processes gifts and prepares receipts and letters of acknowledgment for related contributions. Circulates corporate member information internally and makes updates on the Museum website. Assists with completion of grant proposals to corporate donors and prospects. Assists with organization of special events associated with the corporate program, including some that occur in the mornings and evenings. Works with member representatives to promote employee participation and corporate involvement in the Museum. Assists with day-to-day administrative duties for the department, including maintaining files, responding to phone and email inquiries, and processing invoices. Works closely with the development officer of Corporate Membership and the development officer in Sponsorship on special projects as needed. Reports to Assistant Director, Institutional Giving and Global Partnerships.
Bachelor’s degree and one or more years related experience. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), Internet research, and office procedures. Ability to work independently and handle many projects simultaneously. Interest in and knowledge of modern and contemporary art a plus.
Development Assistant, 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. Prepares and writes donor profile reports and event blurbs for use by Museum staff. Proactively identifies new prospects for specific exhibitions, galas, and councils. Uses wealth screen software to upload, verify, and quantify data. Creates and maintains research files on members/donors. Handles all billing for the Research team. Circulates publications and renews database subscriptions. Manages interns and coordinates with Development staff on scheduling. Reports to Assistant Director, Research.
Bachelor’s degree with at least two years related development/research experience, preferably in prospect research. Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Strong attention to detail. Strong written and verbal skills. Ability to produce under deadlines. Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of colleagues. Familiarity with Lexis-Nexis, iwave, Foundation Center, Blackbaud, and other reference databases. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and best Internet practices. An interest in art preferred.
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.
Guest Assistant, Film (part-time)
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. Reports to Lobby Managers.
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. Must be able to work weekend hours. The schedule for this position is 28 hours over five days per week.
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.
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.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or equivalent. Eight or more years of professional software development experience. Technical leadership experience. Knowledge of various software development methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall. Background in Salesforce development or Demandware (now Commerce Cloud) is a plus. Excellent communication skills with ability to work well cross-functionally across multiple departments. Experience working with external consultants and offshore teams. Successful candidates must stay current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education. Exceptional candidates will have experience with: OOP, responsive design, mobile Web, accessibility, Web services, AJAX, JSON, SQL Server, and MySQL. Familiarity with standard apps for software development: JIRA, BitBucket, Slack, Jenkins, Github.
Manager, CRM Operations
Membership and Development
Serves as key member of the Department of Membership and the Museum’s broader Development team. Leverages the organization’s Salesforce customer database to maximize program effectiveness, productivity, and decision-making. Provides recommendations and manages initiatives that increase donor growth and engagement. Oversees the integrity of member data stored in Salesforce. Develops subject matter expertise in MoMA’s Salesforce platform and how it integrates with other Museum systems (online sales platform, ticketing system, financial budget systems, reporting tools, etc.). Serves as primary liaison with Information Technology team to manage software and tools leveraging Salesforce database. Identifies and determines requirements for new developments within Salesforce, and serves as project manager for any development and rollout of database enhancements. Develops and executes reports, dashboards, and visualizations that enable data-driven decision-making. Creates and oversees adherence to standardized data procedures for Membership and Development departments. Works with consultants charged with building statistical models to help understand donor behavior, in order to predict the effects of business decisions. Leverages data sources and modeling techniques to help inform revenue forecasts. Leverages existing and future technology to create new opportunities for growth. Provides formal and informal reporting and training for Membership staff. Reports to Assistant Director, Membership.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three to five years experience with fundraising database analytics and/or marketing analytics. Experience with customer database management; Salesforce experience strongly preferred. Experience in development operations in a nonprofit organization is preferred. Experience with Access, Excel, SQL, R, data visualization tools, and quantitative analytics skills. Excellent organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail. Strong planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines under strict deadlines. Exceptional communication skills with the ability to translate complex concepts to different audiences. Excellent quantitative and analytical skills. Ability to work independently and with a wide variety of individuals in technical as well as functional roles.
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.
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.
Senior Group Services Assistant
Assists with the coordination of all Group Services activities with various departments and staff. Assists Group Services manager in the sales and marketing of group packages. Helps to identify audiences through tour organizers and community and cultural groups. Checks in groups at various locations, greets and serves as liaison with group leaders, and ensures all details regarding visits are handled efficiently. Assists in scheduling lecturers and educators, and occasionally assists with screening and interviewing lecturers and scheduling payments for them. Issues requests for security guards and operational needs for all groups when applicable, and follows up with various departments regarding special arrangements. Assists in training junior Group Services staff members in departmental tasks, including all aspects of the group visit from initial contact through the Museum visit and departure. Answers Group Services telephone lines for general information and confirmation. Checks messages (voice, email, fax) and follows up accordingly. Makes group visit reservations, inputs information into the computer using Group Services computer software, prints out confirmation letters, and sends all group correspondence. Follows up with group leaders regarding payment information, refunds, late payments, and other related issues. Reports to Group Services Manager.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Prior office experience and/or customer service experience preferred. Strong sales background. Excellent organizational skills. Exceptional verbal and written communication required.
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.
Works with curators, conservators, educators, and other Museum employees to create compelling original video content for a range of audiences, leveraging existing library of content, when applicable. Drives project plans, defining budgets, collating feedback, and identifying next steps for internal and external project stakeholders throughout a project’s lifecycle. Serves as the day-to-day lead for video projects, and ensures that video content is delivered on time and within budget. Coordinates live-streaming of events, performances, and symposia and, as needed, oversees the selection, circulation, and reuse of short extracts. Actively researches user-generated content and new and popular formats, and enables creative reuse of assets by maintaining standards, tools and templates, and fair-use guidance. Reports to Video Program Manager.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in film or another creative discipline, and five or more years experience producing a variety of short-form video content or equivalent. Proven editorial, creative, and technical flair in the production of short-form video, from scriptwriting and storyboarding to editing. Knowledge of YouTube and social media storytelling codes and formats. Experience developing project scopes, schedules, and budgets for video. Excellent planning, project management, and communication skills, with proven experience in managing concurrent projects. 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. Training and experience as a generalist filmmaker. Comfortable shaping and refining creative throughout preproduction, production, and post-production phases.
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.
Provides technical assistance with the design, implementation, and maintenance of complex wireless technologies at the CWNA level for small and large deployments. Provides strategic and architectural direction with respect to existing deployment and new wireless requests and rollouts. Works cross-departmentally to oversee capacity planning. Designs, plans, and establishes wireless networks. Develops wireless network infrastructures and makes recommendations for systems enhancements for optimization. Implements and supports wireless LANs and troubleshoots complex wireless issues. Performs pre- and post-wireless site surveys using Ekahau survey tools. Creates bill of materials. Manages Cisco Prime, MSE, and CMX. Provides technical assessment of requirements and definition from conception to launch. Designs and validates RF link performance, quality, and reliability. Tests and adjusts equipment using measuring and diagnostic tools. Creates manuals and support documentation for all technical processes. Optimizes existing network by adjusting radio network parameters, adding and deleting of neighbors, and recommending possible solutions to reported problem. Recommends site upgrades such as down tilling of antenna and reorientation of radio additions. Reports to Senior Manager of Infrastructure.
Bachelor’s degree and eight or more years experience with Cisco networking. Strong knowledge of wireless security. Five or more years of experience with Cisco wireless technologies, and working knowledge of Cisco ISE integration. Expert-level knowledge of 5500 controllers and 3700, 3700 with security modules and Hyperlocation, 3600, 3500, and 2700 Access Points. Skilled with Ekahau products. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, precise, and a strong attention to detail. Ability to manage multiple projects and work with changing priorities. Ability to work with minimal supervision, on weekends, and off-hours, as needed. Experience in a high-volume, 24/7 production environment a plus. Must be able to lift heavy (up to 50 lbs.) equipment, crawl under or around furniture to install equipment, climb ladders, and reach to install computer wiring and perform other tasks.
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.
- Development Assistant
- Director’s Office VW Fellow (10-month fixed term)
- Executive Assistant, Director’s Office
- Gallery Associate (part-time)
- Staff Accountant
The MoMA PS1 Development department seeks a dynamic, detail-oriented development assistant. Manages the department’s administrative functions, with a focus on collaborating with the director of Development, the manager of Institutional Giving, and the manager of Special Events and Membership. Plays a crucial institutional role in the execution of all fundraising activities, including gift processing, liaising with Finance and Accounting, event planning, board member communications, and research. Helps to adequately document and track all contributions to the museum; maintain the integrity of the development database; archive all supporting documentation; and prepare and mail contribution-related receipts, acknowledgements, and thank-you gifts as needed. Liaises with the Finance and Accounting department to track daily income and pledge reporting, support the development team in all aspects of planning and execution of events, and provide a full range of administrative support for department, both on-site and off-site, including but not limited to assisting with budget planning and management, scheduling meetings, reviewing and processing invoices, and maintaining files. Works closely with all departments, including Finance and Accounting, Communications, Curatorial, Visitor Engagement, and the Director’s Office. Reports to the Director of Development.
Bachelor’s degree and at least two years work experience in administration, preferably in a museum or arts nonprofit. Knowledge of fundraising and development strategies. Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills. Strong organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail. Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), including mail merges and spreadsheet data management. Experience with Salesforce or equivalent development database software (Raiser’s Edge, etc) preferred. Ability to communicate and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and balance priorities, while working in a collaborative setting that involves shared decision-making and program responsibility. 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, availability to work weekends, extended hours, and late night during museum-wide events. Graphic design skills and comfort with Adobe Suite a plus. Foreign language skills a plus.
Director’s Office VW Fellow, (10-month fixed term)
MoMA PS1 seeks a highly motivated and organized individual for a fellowship providing support in the Director’s Office. This is a 10-month position, supported by Volkswagen, which offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity for career growth. Works closely with the director, executive assistants, and other staff on a daily basis, and should be able to thrive in a highly creative, fast-paced environment with conflicting deadlines and rapidly changing priorities. Primary responsibilities will include administrative duties for the Director’s Office, prioritizing the director’s time and initiatives, and researching various projects related to forthcoming exhibitions. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, social media research, updating databases and communication logs, organizing scholarly materials, assembling artist dossiers, mailings and errands, and occasionally assisting during special events. The fellow will gain a broad understanding of how the Director’s Office functions, along with specific skills related to departmental activities and the overall direction of a museum. In addition to the director and Director’s Office team, the fellow works closely with other departments, including Development, Communications, and Curatorial, as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in art history, art, nonprofit administration, business, liberal arts, or a related field. Two years work or volunteer experience in administration, preferably in a museum or arts nonprofit. Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency speaking, reading, and writing in German. Computer skills including Gmail, MS Office, and Google Docs. Experience archiving and storing digital content (ex. images and videos). Tact and diplomacy; demonstrated ability to discreetly handle highly confidential and sensitive information. Exceptional attention to detail: the ability to plan, prioritize tasks, independently follow through on requests, and meet deadlines while balancing multiple simultaneous projects. High level of organization, motivation, initiative, and assertiveness. 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, including occasional evening and weekend hours.
Executive Assistant, Director’s Office
Supports the institution’s director and manages the Director’s Office in a highly creative and fast-paced environment. Responsible for the overall effectiveness and professionalism of the Director’s Office in relation to all areas across the institution, and provides direct support to the director. Primary responsibilities include prioritizing the director’s time and initiatives, managing and handling day-to-day operations and communications, overseeing and executing projects, and liaising with the director’s Chief Curator at Large office at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). A pair of executive assistants report to the director, work in close collaboration with the senior management of the museum, and directly oversee one or more interns.
Minimum of five years experience in progressively responsible administrative roles, preferably in arts, cultural, or other nonprofit organizations. Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters. Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks, and meet deadlines. Track record of providing exemplary and effective support at the executive level, with professional focus on and commitment to administrative excellence. Ability to maintain a highly professional, positive, and flexible demeanor amid rapid and shifting priorities. Proven organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail. Knowledge of German or Chinese language highly desirable. Experience managing and supervising support staff and/or interns, and working productively and collaboratively with senior management staff. Tech savvy with strong computer skills, including high degree of knowledge and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media platforms. Accessibility and availability to work, as needed, outside of normal business hours in response to urgent and international schedules, and availability to participate in evening and weekend museum programs and events. Bachelor’s degree in business, arts administration, or related field.
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.
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Please send your résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.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.