Current Available Positions
Administrative Assistant | Painting and Sculpture
Performs administrative duties and supports curators 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 curators and prepares detailed itineraries. Executes travel and entertainment expense reports. Prepares PowerPoints and presentation materials for committee presentations, lectures, and special projects. Serves as liaison for curators’ contacts, including scholars, artists, lenders, Museum trustees, and dealers. Answers queries that come through the department’s general telephone line. Occasionally supervises visitors to the department’s Study Center. Assists with various aspects of exhibition and catalogue preparation and execution. Reports to Department Manager.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least 18 months prior experience relevant to the position. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Keen attention to detail and superior organizational skills. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Gmail, and facility with Internet research. Knowledge of and interest in contemporary and modern art. Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work well under pressure. Possesses possess high levels of tact and diplomacy.
Assistant or Associate Curator | Drawings and Prints
Researches the Museum collection and archives vis-à-vis departmental projects, acquisition efforts, and other related efforts, and answers inquiries with regard to such information. With curatorial peers, or individually as indicated, conceives of, plans, and executes collection installations and exhibitions. Assists senior curators with all aspects of research, planning, organization, and realization of major exhibitions. Writes, edits, and assists in the production of Museum publications and exhibition-related materials, including wall texts and extended object labels. As directed by chief curator, represents the department to Museum trustees, donors, patrons, curatorial colleagues at other institutions, artists, and galleries. With chief curator and senior curatorial staff, seeks and recommends the acquisition of works on paper by contemporary and emerging artists, both purchases and gifts. Collaborates on exhibition programs and related public programs with a special emphasis on works on paper by contemporary and emerging artists. Serves as a liaison with outside persons and organizations and with other departments within the Museum. Instructs and supervises curatorial staff and interns as assigned. Works on and/or supervises one or more departmental teams focused on a core department function (cataloging, website, storage, acquisitions research, imaging, provenance, affiliate groups). Reports to Chief Curator and senior curatorial titles.
Requirements: Master’s degree in art history or higher. Museum curatorial experience in a responsible position and proven expertise and judgment in a responsible position in a related field. Demonstrated initiative, discernment, and administrative ability. Expertise and focus on contemporary art and emerging artists. For both collections and exhibitions, knowledge and competence to conduct or supervise, as well as to initiate, research, prepare, catalog, and maintain works of art and to organize and communicate related information. Strong knowledge in global histories of drawings and prints, and current practice of contemporary and emerging artists producing works on paper and their connections to other mediums. Must have competence participating in the general administration and core logistical functions of a museum curatorial department. Must possess the ability to initiate, direct, and install exhibitions and to write supporting publications. Competence to select and recommend acquisitions and to solicit gifts. Final title assignment dependent on the credentials of the finalist.
Assistant Production and Design Manager | MoMA Retail
Works with production manager on paper products, including holiday cards, art reproductions, exhibition merchandise, packaging, wholesale catalog, and look books, from development through warehouse delivery. Works closely with creative director on packaging, collateral design, and overall creative needs. Involved with branded packaging redesign to help implement new branding across all printed collateral and packaging. Collaborates with product development team to develop print products. Helps source print jobs with domestic and oversea vendors. Attends press checks to ensure print matter meets Museum standards. Creates mechanicals and die lines for paper products, packaging, direct mail, print advertisements, etc. Color proofs merchandise representing MoMA’s collection to ensure high standards for color reproduction. Assists in sourcing new vendors that supply innovative materials. Engages in conceptual thinking and translates ideas into design and layout phase. Reports to Creative Director, with a dotted line to Production Manager.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and three years relevant experience. Must be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Preflight, file preparation, and transfer of files. Graphic design skills and ability to create innovative and unique layouts utilizing appropriate programs and software. Knowledge of print production. Experience creating mechanicals and die lines for paper products, packaging, direct mail, and print advertisements. Familiarity with color correction. Good follow-up and attention to detail.
Assistant Registrar | Collection Management and Exhibition Registration
Works independently on collection tasks related to acquisitions, gallery changes, and collection care for objects of all mediums. Arranges packing, shipping, and insurance for objects entering the collection, creating detailed records of objects/components, condition reporting, and the ongoing assessment of long-term housing needs. Creates, compiles, and maintains all related documentation, including packing and installation instructions, and tracks installation costs and staffing needs for future planning. Reports to Registrar.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or bachelor of fine arts degree (master’s degree preferred) and minimum three years related experience in the field, preferably in an art museum with ambitious exhibitions, acquisitions, and outgoing loan programs or equivalent. General knowledge of 20th-century art and familiarity with artists' materials is also required, including facility with time-based media objects. Excellent communication and organizational skills, and meticulous attention to detail essential. Reading knowledge of French and/or another foreign language. Experience with The Museum System. MoMA participates in the TSA’s Certified Cargo Screening Facility Program. Therefore, if hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security in order to participate.
Assistant Store Manager | MoMA Retail, Soho Store
Manages, organizes, and maximizes use of stock space. Leads the effort to maximize store inventory flow. Communicates with distribution center to ensure accuracy of deliveries. Processes all transfers and receiving. Trains and develops stock team. Initiates all mini inventories and make recommendations to improve results and reduce loss. Partners with store manager to execute annual physical inventory. Oversees min/max numbers to ensure optimal inventory levels based on visual presentation and sales. Reviews and approves all inventory adjustments. Serves as point person on all maintenance matters such as housekeeping, HVAC, lighting, fire, water, etc. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. Serves as point person on all POS and IT matters. Reports to Store Manager.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum three to five years in retail. Two years in stock/operations management required. Strong organizational and communication skills (verbal and written). Strong customer service orientation. Organized and detail oriented with superb time management skills. Proactive self–starter who exhibits initiative and leadership. Knowledge of POS, Word, and Excel. Order entry experience.
Assistant Store Manager, Sales | MoMA Retail, Soho Store
Upholds MoMA’s standards and adheres to and applies Museum and Retail policies and procedures; keeps current on what’s happening at MoMA to support a positive visitor experience. Assists the store manager with all aspects of running the store, including but not limited to opening and closing the store; ensuring proper safeguarding of MoMA’s staff, visitors, and assets; attending and contributing to retail management meetings; and participating in store partnership initiatives. Exhibits and upholds the highest customer service standards, which will play an integral role in achieving the stores' sales and metric goals. Manages, develops, and trains the staff and ensures a professional and positive presence on sales floor by all staff and the delivery of a knowledgeable, thoughtful, and inspiring customer service experience. Reports to Store Manager.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum three to five years in retail. Two years in sales/retail management. Strong organizational and communication skills (verbal and written). Strong customer service orientation. Organized and detail oriented with superb time-management skills. Proactive self-starter who exhibits initiative and leadership. POS, Word, and Excel. Order entry.
C-MAP Assistant (two-year/grant-funded) | International Programs
Works closely with the International Program assistant director to support the C-MAP initiative at the Museum, including in-house and public symposia, workshops, lectures, an annual joint seminar, and publications. Facilitates C-MAP initiatives (group meetings, visits by international and local speakers, and travel for C-MAP group leaders, members, and fellows). Serves as a liaison among C-MAP group members, C-MAP fellows, International Program intern, and staff. Maintains budgets for individual C-MAP groups and the initiative as a whole. Plans meetings and events, including arrangements for catering and presentations. Makes all travel arrangements and processes payments associated with travel by guests, fellows, and Museum staff traveling for the purpose of C-MAP research. Assists fellows and the assistant director with correspondence and agreements related to C-MAP guests and travel. Documents all group meetings (keeps and circulates meeting notes, maintains paper and digital files, and produces and archives video/audio recordings of meetings and trips). Produces newsletters on C-MAP activities for group members and readers. Develops and manages C-MAP reporting and presentations online and through other Museum resources. Coordinates production for the post.at.moma.org website, including Web development, correspondence with contributors and editors, publication schedules, permissions, and editing. Produces promotional material for the site. Manages related social media channels. Monitors use of the site. Works with assistant director, as required, to support other departmental programs and publication series, visits from delegations and other museums, and other administrative support. Reports to Assistant Director, International Program.
About C-MAP: In 2009, The Museum of Modern Art launched Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP), a global research initiative. The program is intended to deepen the Museum’s range of expertise; expand the criteria by which quality in works of art and artistic movements is defined; enable the Museum to understand more fully the historical imperatives and changing conditions of an increasingly global art world; and infuse MoMA’s future with the diverse perspectives of scholars, curators, artists, and historians from around the world.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in fine arts or art history, and at least three years prior museum administrative and programmatic support work or equivalent. Knowledge of, and interest in, 20th- and 21st-century art in a global context. Comfortable working with a high degree of independence. Excellent interpersonal communication, diplomacy, budgeting, computer, and organizational skills. Strong writing, editing, and digital media skills. Fluency in at least one foreign language preferred.
Development Assistant, Membership Marketing| Membership
Assists in formulating and implementing an annual membership marketing plan, including direct mail, e-mail, on-site sales, promotion, press coverage, and advertising. Coordinates the execution of marketing materials and campaigns, including drafting copy, proofreading, and routing all marketing copy; maintaining and compiling large datasets and mail lists; and creating e-mails. Strictly administers production schedules for marketing campaigns and projects. Tracks effectiveness of campaigns through quantitative and qualitative analysis, and generates performance reports using Salesforce, Excel, and PowerPoint to include detailed accounting of expenses, profit, and return on investment. Gathers information regarding Museum-wide activities to capitalize on appropriate linkages with Department of Membership. Updates Membership database and handles member correspondence as necessary. Recommends and implements new marketing ideas based on Museum’s collection and exhibition schedule. Processes invoice requests. Reports to Membership Marketing Manager.
Requirements: College, business school, or equivalent. Prior direct-mail experience desirable. Museum experience a plus. Excellent writing and typing skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, required. Must be able to follow and meet deadlines. Strong attention to detail.
Guest Assistant | Membership and Visitor Services
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 Member Services Manager.
Requirements: 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.
Interactive Designer | Digital Media
The interactive designer will work with our team, curators, educators, and technical experts to design the digital experience for our entire organization—reaching the millions of people who interact with the Museum both on-site and online. Our process is thus intrinsically collaborative, necessitating a balance between beautiful, efficient designs and our users’ needs, organizational requirements, and technical considerations. This design must incorporate our taste, but also feedback from these camps and quantitative data to make the best experiences we can. We have to be able to communicate design options, decisions, and strategies across the organization, including to non-designers. Our department exists as part of an informal design network here at MoMA, collaborating with peers in Audio Visual, Graphic Design and Advertising, Interpretation, and the Exhibition Design and Production teams. Our group is agile, meaning close and direct work with developers on fast-evolving, iterative designs. Our designers create the complete scope of a user experience, from sketches to wireframes, through visual design and final production products. We’re experimenting with new tools and new processes, so the designer will be actively involved in researching these approaches and techniques. Reports to Director, Digital Media.
Requirements: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in design and three or more years of experience, or equivalent. Solid portfolio of diverse projects ranging in scale. Must be a multifaceted designer capable of abstract and conceptual thinking, with expertise in both user experience and visual design, and an excellent storyteller and natural collaborator.
Network and Security System Administrator | Information Technology
Designs, implements, and monitors network and information security elements within the Museum. Works closely with the senior network engineer on security and networking projects. Maintains border security appliances. Participates in devising overall solutions that meet the needs of the Museum, in collaboration with other members of the infrastructure team (voice/telecommunications, storage, backup, server infrastructure, messaging, directory services, databases). Monitors infrastructure security systems (FW, IPS, SIEM, etc.) to review for intrusion attempts and malicious intent; proposes potential changes to security policies as a result of these reviews. Assists in monitoring and maintaining the network infrastructure. Updates rules and policies on security systems. Serves in an on-call status as needed to respond to outage and breach investigations. Works with senior network engineer on networking projects. Installs, repairs, and maintains telecommunications equipment and systems at all Museum locations. Provides second-level technical support for end-users upon referral from associate/analyst or helpdesk. Maintains records of all maintenance work in WebHelpDesk. Protects the Museum's financial interests through protection of physical assets and ongoing work to defend against internal and external toll fraud attempts. Enforces requirement to log outside contractors and other visitors to restricted locations as required by policy. Assists in the maintenance of telecom closets and data center, and ensures all work areas are in a neat, orderly, and safe condition. Reports to Director of Infrastructure.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and three to five years relevant experience in a networking or security environment or equivalent. Experience with Cisco Catalyst (6500, 6880, 4500, 3850), Palo Alto Networks, Tenable Security Center, and Nessus scanner. Experience or understanding of VMWare vSphere product line and working knowledge of IP and TDM telephony platforms (Avaya or Cisco) preferred. CCNA or above and or CISSP or equivalent certifications highly desirable. Able to work independently and as a collaborative team player. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Highly organized. Track record of successfully delivering complex projects on time. Strong background in router and switch configuration and troubleshooting. Experience supporting a DMZ with multiple applications and load-balancers. Experience with Google Docs. Any offer of employment for this position will be contingent on passing a criminal background check. The background check will be performed by an outside vendor in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and city statutes.
Sales Associate (temporary) | All locations
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.
Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Some sales experience. Excellent customer service skills. An interest in good design, books, art, and architecture. Ability to work afternoon and weekend hours.
Senior Graphic Designer | Graphic Design and Advertising
Works on numerous design projects, including presentations and print collateral, advertising (print and online), brand identity development, signage, and exhibition graphics. Designs and produces exhibition graphics and print design collateral materials. Designs and produces online/digital marketing campaigns and collateral materials. Meets with various departmental clients to discuss scope, design, budget, and schedule of projects. Presents preliminary designs, comprehensives, and complete layouts for review and approval for jobs such as exhibitions, invitations, brochures, newsletters, advertisements, signage, posters, magazines, evites, E-News, and online marketing campaigns. Works with internal and external members of exhibition design team (curators, curatorial assistants, director of Exhibition Design and Production, Exhibition Design and Production managers, Frame Shop foreperson, art handlers, Output Service Bureaus, silkscreen installers, wall graphics installers) to design, prepare, and install exhibition graphics, such as exhibition identity, title walls, wall texts, graphics murals, photo blow-up reproduction, and object labels. Manages exhibition budgets for specific projects. Manages and provides quality control of all Special Events invitation and evite projects. Produces complete and final mechanical files for printer; verifies that files match all printer’s specifications; review blues and match prints, composes match prints, and makes all necessary revisions until final product is delivered, meeting or exceeding all required quality standards and objectives. Produces MoMA PS1 design projects, manages daily MoMA PS1–related work routine, and designs production of exhibition graphics, print collateral materials, and online/digital marketing collateral materials. Reports to Associate Creative Director, Graphic Design and Advertising.
Requirements: Bachelor of fine arts in graphic design and three to five years print and digital design and production experience or equivalent. Excellent design ability with thorough knowledge of exhibition design, print design, digital marketing, and digital publishing. Great organizational skills. Outstanding ability to manage multiple tasks. Excellent job-management skills. Proactive problem-solving proficiency. Works well under pressure. Adept at finessing outstanding working relationships with a wide variety of personality types. Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5) and Creative Cloud, InCopy, and Adobe After Effects. Additional knowledge of digital publishing software, Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS preferred. Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
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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 The Museum of Modern Art.
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