Current Available Positions
Assistant Archivist (six-month project/grant funded) | Archives
Completes processing of the Avalanche Magazine Archives. Processing the collection entails appraising and organizing the materials, which include correspondence, artist research, audio interviews, magazine page mockups, and photographs, among other materials. Descriptive information will then be assembled to create an electronic finding aid. Following professional archival standards, surveys the collection, conducts preliminary research on the materials, and drafts a processing plan in conjunction with Museum archives staff. Determines and acquires necessary archival supplies. Performs simple preservation tasks; implements necessary conservation measures. Compiles and revises existing descriptions of the material. Re-files and re-boxes the collection in acid-free housing. Writes and encodes detailed finding aid, including information on context and related collections as well as description of the material. Reports to The Rona Roob Museum Archivist.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history; Master’s degree in art history plus a Master’s degree in archival science, Master’s of Information Science with an archives concentration, or a Certificate in archival studies strongly preferred. One to three years solid experience processing archival collections according to standard archival procedures and research in art history is also required. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Comfortable working independently. Computer literacy and knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art, art historical reference sources, and other related research materials.
Assistant Curator | Painting and Sculpture
Develops and stewards the collection. Conducts research on collection presentations and acquisitions, with a focus on work by black artists practicing in the U.S. and internationally. Contributes to exhibitions and publications program. Participates in donor cultivation and partakes in related activities. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interest through gallery and museum visits, publications, etc., and makes recommendations to senior staff. Represents the department on pan-institutional committees. Functions as a liaison with outside persons and organizations, and with other departments within the Museum. Reports to senior curatorial titles.
Requirements: Master’s degree required, PhD preferred, with a specialization in the work of black artists and related historical and historiographical issues. Museum curatorial experience and proven expertise and judgment in a related field required. Demonstrated initiative and discernment. Expertise within area of departmental interest. Broad knowledge of the historical, modern, and contemporary art of all cultures. Experience with exhibition preparation, publications, acquisitions, and donor stewardship. Superior research and writing skills. Broad knowledge of office procedures and professional museum practices. Demonstrated ability to build relationships and desire to work collaboratively across Museum departments. In addition to your cover letter and résumé, please also provide the name/contact information of three references.
Assistant Product Manager (Personal Accessories) | Retail
Assists with product selection and development, budgeting, sales and margin forecasting, reordering, etc. for product categories that include personal accessories (bags, umbrellas, wallets, card cases, eyewear, travel accessories, etc.), apparel (textiles, scarves, jackets, t-shirts, and hats), jewelry, and watches. Moves product-development projects from conception through completion by trafficking samples and conveying comments, changes, and approvals to the appropriate parties. Trains warehouse staff, customer service representatives, store staff, and press about product assortment and merchandising initiatives. Monitors sales, inventory levels, and channel allocations for developed and purchased product. Creates SKUs, enters UPC codes, and requests purchase orders. Provides Wholesale Department with product information for all trade products. Submits PIFs of all new products to Promotions a month before their introduction into the stores. Determines min/max quantities and oversees data input. Obtains all product information needed for marketing/promotions, signage, catalogs, online business, etc. Reviews mail order and wholesale catalog proofs to ensure product copy, SKUs, and pricing information are correct. Develops text to appear on packaging and signage for review. Traffics sample shipments, product inquiries, and submissions. Handles phone contact with vendors. Serves as primary warehouse contact regarding all shipments and deliveries. Helps implement plans and follows up on how merchandise looks in stores, especially during holidays. Visits warehouse and supervises warehouse inspections, if needed. Handles returns to vendors (RTVs). Serves as liaison for MoMA Retail and legal counsel when forming contractual relationships with designers or foundations. Issues licensing agreements. Serves as liaison between store/customer service staff and vendors for all customer service issues. Handles special orders and vendor-direct orders. Provides backup for order entry, mail distribution, and phone coverage. Assists with physical inventories. Supervises merchandise coordinator. Reports to Product Manager.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and two or more years experience in a retail buying and/or product development office or equivalent. Strong analytical and administrative skills. Skilled in Microsoft Word and Excel and other office software.
Associate Curator | Media and Performance Art
Plans and executes exhibitions and coordinates dispersal. Writes, edits, and assists in the production of Museum publications. Plans and executes major performances and live event series. Seeks and recommends acquisitions with Chief Curator and solicits gifts. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives, and answers related inquiries with regard to such information. Assists in the maintenance of the collection and loans, and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, conservation, and preparation work as required in the gallery, study, and storage areas. Serves as a liaison with outside persons and organizations and with other departments within the Museum. Supervises loans and their return. Assists in the operation of, or is responsible for, the security and supervision of departmental study centers and/or collections. Instructs and supervises curatorial staff and interns as assigned. Assists in the formulation of departmental policy and budgets and, in the absence of senior staff, may be assigned temporary responsibility for the management of the department. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interest through gallery and Museum visits, publications, etc. and makes recommendations to senior staff. Reports to 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 within area of departmental interest. For both collections and exhibitions, knowledge and competence to supervise; initiate research; prepare, catalog, and maintain works of art; and organize and communicate related information. Strong knowledge in global histories of media and performance art and their connections to other disciplines. Ability to initiate, direct, and install major exhibitions and to write supporting publications. Competence to select and recommend acquisitions and to solicit gifts. Reading knowledge of French or German; some knowledge of a second foreign language.
Associate Educator, Studio and Artist Programs (approx. one-year project/grant funded) | Education
Initiates, develops, and implements all aspects of public programs, workshops, and events related to Adult and Academic Programs MoMA Studio initiatives, which are offered to a variety of multigenerational audiences, and any other related exhibition programs. Works closely with Associate Educator, Studio and Public Programs, AAP staff, and specific curators to develop and implement the different aspects of interactive education spaces, which may include but are not limited to hands-on workshops, lectures, performances, gallery talks, and online-based initiatives. Contracts, trains, and evaluates instructors and apprentices/facilitators; engages speakers or participants; and maintains pertinent data on these programs for reporting purposes. Assists in all outreach and marketing efforts for programs, and verifies that all materials and services required to run the programs efficiently are obtained or scheduled. Works with Communications and Advertising and Graphic Design departments to promote Studio and Artist programs, developing necessary promotional pieces and updating digital channels. Ensures program expenses are within approved budget allotments. Reports to Assistant Director, Adult Programs; and Assistant Director, Learning and Artists Initiatives. Position concludes on June 30, 2015.
Requirements: Master’s degree in art history, arts management, or art education and at least two years of programming experience in the field of art museums, galleries, or art institutions, with an emphasis on adult art education, contemporary art, or equivalent. Extensive experience with both modern and contemporary art and teaching with art in public spaces. Knowledge of contemporary artists who work with sustainable practices. Excellent organizational skills and program-management skills, including ability to multitask on several detailed projects. Demonstrated innovation in interpretative programming. At least three years of experience planning and implementing public events, including panel discussions, symposia, workshops, etc. High level of diplomacy and networking skills. Experience managing and processing digital materials for public programs archives. Excellent writing and editing skills. Experience with effective marketing for programs and development of promotional materials. Budget administration experience. Experience in gallery lectures and evaluation of public programs desired. Fluency in at least one foreign language preferred. Familiarity with the latest literature on and approaches to museum education and visual arts pedagogy.
Auditor | Internal Audit
Assists in identifying and evaluating the organization's risk areas and provides input into the development of recommendations that rectify unmitigated business risks and identify opportunities for improvement based upon careful analysis. Examines managements controls with the Information Technology department to ensure that Museum systems safeguards assets and maintain data integrity. Manages all stages of audits, including planning, study, evaluation, and testing of controls; reporting; and follow-up. Collects and evaluates evidence of Museum systems, practices, and operations in conjunction with financial statement audits, internal audits, and other forms of substantiation engagement. Performs tests of internal controls within the organizations for compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and identifies and communicates deficiencies for remediation. Performs testing of user access and changes to management controls. Performs audits of business controls, processes, systems, financial statements, journals, and reports. Develops and evaluates documentation of internal controls and assists in identifying risks and testing controls with financial integrity, operational effectiveness, compliance with rules and regulations, and system data integrity. Reports to Director, Internal Audit.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in information technology or accounting, CPA preferred, and four or more years of relevant experience or equivalent. Demonstrated experience in applying internal auditing, accounting, and management principles and practices to the remediation of business risks is also required. Understanding of processes and controls related to financial applications, networking functionality, databases, operating systems, and other infrastructure. Excellent analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex and often incomplete data. Strong communication skills (written and verbal). Strong PC skills, including MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Strong attention to detail and superior organizational skills. Ability to work independently. Flexibility to deal with multiple changing priorities.
Construction Project Assistant | New Building Project
Acts as liaison between supervisor and other departments, consultants, contractors, etc. Maintains MoMA’s input/approvals into the project website. Handles day-to-day administrative tasks: mail, overnight mail, packages, expense reports, etc. Maintains Web-based master document incoming/outgoing log and Web-based master drawings/request for information logs. Maintains contracts log. Maintains active owner, architect, engineer, construction manager, contractor, and vendor contact database on project website. Composes and/or edits and distributes letters, memos, reports, and other project correspondence on time. Sets up and maintains project files. Keeps track of when recurrent reports are due and meetings are scheduled, including maintaining list of recipients and/or participants. Processes invoices for payment. Orders and maintains all office supplies. Maintains calendars with vacation dates, schedules and confirms meetings, etc. Arranges travel, hotel accommodations, and car reservations. Prepares itineraries. Sets up for meetings (coffee, lunch, etc.). Answers phones and directs calls. Takes messages. Photocopies, files, sends faxes, builds multiple copies of reports, etc. Reports to Director, New Construction.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and three or more years relevant experience with general office responsibilities and procedures or equivalent. Construction field-office experience a significant advantage. Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Google Mail. Knowledge of interactive secure website. This is a five-year fixed-term position. Initially based in MoMA’s main offices, during 2014 the work will move into the project office facilities located on the construction job site. Training will be provided regarding safe working practices on a construction job site if necessary.
Curatorial Assistant | Architecture and Design
Assists department’s senior design curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, such as acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for design exhibitions and publications, loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to the care of the collection and arranges for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Performs research for exhibitions including research on artists, periods, styles, etc., on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists with the preparation of catalogues and checklists. Coordinates and schedules work to be done within the Museum and without in such areas as conversation, 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 and the Friends Group. Researches and catalogs the Museum’s collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars. Reports to senior curatorial titles.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, ideally in design or art history or design practice and theory and some relevant work experience or equivalent. Competence within area of departmental interest. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment, as well as reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
Editorial Assistant (six-month project) | Architecture and Design
Assists with the publication accompnting the major MoMA exhibition Modern Architecture in Latin America 1955–1980 (working title) (April 4–July 12, 2015). Assists in researching and clearing image rights for publication, print, and digital use; handling written correspondence and catalogue-related inquiries with internal and external parties; assisting with catalogue documentation; and helping adapt catalogue text material for inclusion in the exhibition labels and wall texts. Catalogue will include introductory essays by Barry Bergdoll and guest curators, with additional texts by external authors. Reports to Barry Bergdoll, Curator, Architecture and Design.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history, architecture, or a related field. Knowledge of modern Latin America preferred. Graduate coursework is a plus. Experience working in both curatorial and editorial settings. Familiarity with securing permissions and clearing image rights for a variety of uses is preferred. Demonstrated ability to perform scholarly research for academic and/or museum projects, with a working knowledge of best practices in editorial catalogue procedures (e.g. creating an image log and writing caption texts). Reading/writing proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred. Exceptional organizational and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines; and the ability to take the initiative.
Graphic Designer | Advertising and Graphic Design
Designs and produces exhibition graphics and print-design collateral materials. Designs and produces online/digital marketing campaigns and collateral materials. Meets with departmental clients to discuss scope, design, budget, and schedule of projects. Presents preliminary designs and comprehensives and completes layouts for review and approval for all jobs (exhibitions, invitations, brochures, advertisements, signage, posters, newsletters, magazines, evites, E-News, online marketing campaigns). Works with exhibition design team (curators, curatorial assistants, director of exhibition design and production, exhibition design and production managers, frame shop foreperson, art handlers) and outside vendors (output service bureaus, silkscreen installers, wall graphics installers) to design, prepare, and install exhibition graphics (exhibition identity, title walls, wall texts, graphics murals, photo blow-up reproduction, and object labels). Designs and produces all special event invitation and evite projects. Works with senior designer/design manager to manage quality control process on all special event projects. Produces complete and final mechanical files for printer. Verifies files match all printer specifications. Reviews blues, matches prints, composes match prints, and makes all necessary revisions until final product is delivered. Produces MoMA PS1 design projects, works with senior designer/design manager to manage daily MoMA PS1-related work, routine design production of exhibition graphics, print collateral materials, and online/digital marketing collateral materials. Reports to Design Manager.
Requirements: Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and one to three 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. Ability to work well under pressure. Adept at finessing outstanding working relationships with a wide variety of personality types. Thorough knowledge Adobe Creative Suite (CS5.5), InCopy, and Adobe After Effects. Additional knowledge of digital publishing software, Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML, and CSS preferred. Fluent with Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel.
Major Gift Officer | Development
Cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of 50–75 donors at the $10,000-plus range. Works collaboratively with and in support of other development and curatorial staff, volunteers, and other Museum representatives, to cultivate, steward, and solicit donors in alignment with MoMA priorities. Works closely with research team to create appropriate solicitation and stewardship strategies for donor portfolio. Writes and prepares correspondence, including solicitation letters, gift proposals, and acknowledgements. Leads Museum tours for donors and other VIPs. Helps write and supervise production of promotional materials. Supervises junior support staff as assigned. Reports to Director, Development.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least five years progressive fundraising experience with a proven track record in securing major gifts or equivalent. Comfort and experience soliciting major gifts at the five- to seven-figure range. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, professional polish, and strong attention to detail. Ability to work in a collaborative setting that involves shared decision-making and program responsibility. Ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and balance priorities. Self-starter with a positive attitude and a sense of humor. Track record of adhering to the highest ethical standards. Demonstrated enthusiastic and empathetic disposition. Ability to convey sensitivity to the needs of donors. Knowledge of modern and contemporary art desirable.
Manager of Benefit Plan Reporting | Accounting
Ensures that the regulatory and reporting requirements of employee benefits programs have been met and provides oversight and review for all filings including 5500s, audit reports, sections of Form 990, and other required filings or notices. Plans include the defined benefit plan, post-retirement healthcare, 403(b), 457(b) supplemental employee retirement plan, and health and welfare plans. Reviews benefit calculations, including 403(b) contributions and match, defined benefit plan calculations and contributions, supplemental employee retirement plan calculations, 457(b) contributions, and others, as required. Reviews, in conjunction with Human Resources, required communications to employees and former employees concerning benefit programs, procedures, changes, and government-mandated disclosures. Maintains a strong knowledge of benefits laws and ensures organizational compliance with all relevant government regulations and disclosures including the Affordable Care Act and its potential impact to the Museum and its benefit plans. Ensures plans are consistent with plan documents and that plan documents and summary plan documents are up to date. Ensures regulatory compliance filings are completed accurately and on time. Documents and develops a compliance manual and compliance procedures for all benefit plans. Assures that existing and new benefit programs are adaptable to standardized computer and reporting systems and that information is consistent. Provides, as needed, the timely, confidential, and accurate transfer of data to external vendors, plan providers, auditors, and consultants. Oversees preparation and submission of government-mandated reports and regulatory filings. Works closely with a number of departments throughout the Museum, including Human Resources, General Counsel, Internal Audit, and Finance, as well as outside actuaries and external auditors. Supports the Associate Controller during required financial audits and ongoing benefit plan accounting. Maintains professional and technical knowledge, including participating in professional societies. Reviews and makes decisions, as needed, on worker classification issues (e.g. employee versus contractor) consistent with Department of Labor and IRS regulations. Reports to Associate Controller, Accounting, with a cross-functional working relationship with Associate Director, Benefits, in Human Resources.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field. Master’s degree and/or certifications preferred (Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, Tax Exempt and Governmental Plan Consultant, Certified Public Accountant). At least five to seven years working in key benefit compliance roles or previous experience as a compliance auditor. Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of the Museum. High degree of project management, information technology, and organizational skills. Strong analytical ability to synthesize and explain key metrics, advantages, risks, costs, and other regulatory or statutory considerations. Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact, discretion, and ethics, while projecting a positive, professional image in all interactions. Ability to handle multiple time demands and deadlines simultaneously. Strong software skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and HRIS systems. Ability to solve problems and make sound decisions with an anticipatory, participative, and cooperative operating style.
Projectionist | Audio/Visual
Performs preventative and corrective maintenance on 16/35mm Kinoton projectors, digital projectors, and playback devices. Applies a working understanding of PA audio, including wireless microphones, analog mixers, audio equalization, and compression. Edits performance and event video footage, gathering and organizing assets, assembly, media management, and output of final video. Operates camera and/or assists with media management and sound for video documentation. Communicates with curators and filmmakers to achieve their desired outcome and explains technical issues in a nontechnical manner. Works with internal and external clients for event support and management, including preparing and setting up audio/video equipment for special engagements, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc. Reports to Head Projectionist.
Requirements: Five or more years real-world experience in a screening environment. Skilled in operating 35mm changeover projectors with the ability to analyze, support, and troubleshoot a wide range of commercial and consumer electronics. These include, but are not limited to, tape and disc playback systems, digital cinema projectors, network/IP-based video control systems (Soundweb, Crestron), video conferencing (Tandberg), PC computers, Apple computers, etc. Understanding of the principles of film inspection and the handling of archival materials. Excellent computer skills to deal with the Museum’s increasing reliance on network and PC-based technology. Experience supporting computer-based audio visual solutions, including webcasting, video streaming, video on demand, interactive kiosks, and video walls, highly desired. Experience with live sound mixing, audio solutions, Sound Web, lighting control, video players and controllers, commercial LCD panels, and LCD and DLP projectors. 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. 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. Excellent documentation skills. Desirable certifications, skills and/or knowledge: project management certifications or degrees; electronics certifications or degrees (Crestron, AMX, etc.); well-documented and verified "real-world" knowledge and skills. Desirable computer skills: Apple QuickTime, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Aftereffects, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, CAD or Vector Works, Isadora, Watchout, QLab, and Max MSP/Jitter.
Research Assistant (approx. 20-month project/grant funded)| Drawings and Prints
Assists curator with research tasks in preparation for the upcoming Joaquín Torres-García exhibition and accompanying publication. Performs research for exhibition, including research on subjects such as related artists, periods, styles, etc., on specific works, on locations of works, etc. Assists in catalogue preparation and in the preparation of checklists, loan agreement forms, and related educational materials, from compiling to writing, and scheduling work to be done within the Museum as a liaison with various departments. Compiles, organizes, formats, and edits catalogue data for completeness and accuracy. Obtains image rights for publication, print, and digital use, often involving extensive research and written correspondence with external parties. Compiles research dossiers for the publications’ authors. Assists visiting scholars with logistics of their residency and compiles research resources to support their study. Assists with a variety of other editorial, administrative, and organizational tasks for the exhibition. Ensures that schedules are maintained and deadlines are met. Reports to senior curators. Project is expected to last approximately 20 months.
Requirements: Master’s degree in art history, with a specialization in modern and contemporary art from Latin America, with specific knowledge of the artistic career of Joaquín Torres-García (Uruguayan, 1874–1949). Excellent reading/writing fluency in Spanish is a must. Experience as an academic or institutional research assistant. Experience working with works of art or collections. Familiarity with researching provenance, estates, and securing copyright permissions and clearing image rights. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills. Highly motivated. Strict attention to detail and rigorous approach to tasks. Strong initiative and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines. Familiarity with catalogue entry using The Museum System (TMS) required.
Sales Associate | MoMA Design and Bookstore
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 Group Services Assistant | Membership and Visitor Services
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, community, and cultural groups. Checks in groups in 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, interviewing, and scheduling payments for lecturers. 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 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, e-mail, 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, an other related issues.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Prior office experience and/or customer service experience preferred. Strong sales background, excellent organizational skills, and exceptional verbal and written communication required. Working one weekend day required.
Senior Registrar Assistant | Collection Management and Exhibition Registration
Assists senior Registrar staff on assigned exhibitions or collection tasks, including correspondence with lenders, borrowers, donors, and vendors to arrange packing, shipping, insurance, and courier arrangements for works of art related to assigned projects. Compiles associated documentation; examines and records condition of works; creates and maintains files for loans and objects; arranges trips for couriers when required; and serves as courier as needed. Reports to senior Registrar staff.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Master’s degree preferred) and a minimum of one year related experience in the art field, preferably in an art museum with ambitious exhibitions, acquisitions, and outgoing loan programs or equivalent. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. General knowledge of 20th-century art and familiarity with artists' materials is also required. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Reading knowledge of French and/or another foreign language. Experience with TMS/Gallery Systems a plus.
Visitor Assistant | Visitor Services
Creates a highly positive experience for museum visitors that is conducive to repeat visitation, membership conversion, and positive word of mouth for the Museum. Daily tasks include ticketing, providing information, membership referrals, scanning tickets and passes, and maintaining crowds inside and outside of the Museum.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent, proficiency with computers/Windows, exceptional customer service skills, customer service experience, passion for the visual arts. Previous museum experience and foreign language skills strongly preferred. Must be available to work during weekends.
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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.
Current Available Position at MoMA PS1
MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit contemporary art institutes in the United States; an exhibition space rather than a collecting museum, it serves as a catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art.
Responsible for planning, initiating, and managing the marketing and public relations activities of MoMA PS1. Focuses on promoting and expanding the reach and impact of the organization and plans the overall communications strategy. This position serves as the primary liaison to MoMA communications department, and ensures coordinated communication efforts and information flow with MoMA.
Public Relations: Plans, develops, and implements press strategies. Conducts media outreach and acts as primary press contact for exhibitions, programs, special events, and the institution as a whole. Researches, writes, and distributes press releases to targeted media. Coordinates and organizes all press requests and press events. Prepares and manages the production of press materials, including publicity brochures, handouts, photographs, and multimedia programs. Schedules and coordinates installation photography of all exhibitions, public programs, and events. Cultivates and maintains direct relationships with local and international reporters in various facets of media, including print, digital, and broadcast media. Updates MoMA PS1 website for all news content, including press releases, events, and programs.
Marketing: Plans, develops, and executes a marketing, advertising, and media strategy in collaboration with the director and MoMA's marketing department. Manages and updates MoMA PS1 social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr. Manages and ensures timely and regular distribution of MoMA PS1 E-News. Develops, implements, analyzes, and manages marketing, advertising, and media performance measurements. Leads and manages the development of collateral material and presentations, working with MoMA graphics department as appropriate and maintaining MoMA PS1’s graphic identity in communications materials.
REPORTS TO: Director, MoMA PS1, and Chief Communications Officer, MoMA
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with minimum four years experience in public relations and/or marketing, preferably in the nonprofit sector. Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle many projects simultaneously. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to work independently and proactively. Knowledge of and interest in contemporary art. Strong, established relationships with media organizations, reporters, and editors.
Department Manager | Director’s Office
Manages the day-to-day operations of the director's office, including, but not limited to, performing or overseeing the execution of general administrative duties, organizing and maintaining files, records, and archives, and conducting administrative tasks and research for the director on a wide range of topics related to the overall management of the institution. Facilitates director’s e-mail and written correspondence, and drafts responses for the director, as appropriate, especially that which relates to board members, The Museum of Modern Art, artists, and city officials. Serves as the point of contact for colleagues seeking assistance with correspondence or other communications, including those in support of development or marketing activities. Represents the director's office and the institution by welcoming guests and colleagues, answering and directing inquiries on the phone and in person, leading tours, and managing the director's calendar. Actively promotes and ensures clear communication throughout the institution, and with the Board of Directors, the director’s office, The Museum of Modern Art, and other key internal and external stakeholders. Handles confidential, sensitive, and/or critical information, files, records, and reports. Keeps a comprehensive running list of all projects, exhibitions, and priorities located in the director’s office. Assists in the coordination of cross-departmental projects. Completes special projects and assignments, as requested by the director. Reports to Director, MoMA PS1.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business, arts administration, or a related field, and at least five years experience in progressively responsible roles, preferably within an art-related corporation. Superior judgment and decisiveness, strong analytical skills, and a high level of professionalism and initiative. Strong verbal and written communication capabilities, as well as superior attention to detail. A proven record of dealing with highly confidential materials and situations. Excellent PC skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in assisting other professionals is useful.
Exhibitions Manager Works within the curatorial department alongside the registration and installation staff to coordinate all aspects of the exhibition program, including the planning, assembly, installation, maintenance, deinstallation and dispersal of exhibitions. Manages the exhibition calendar, production schedules and budgets. Coordinates collaborations and tour presentations with other venues. Assists with the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions and other programs, as appropriate.
REPORTS TO: Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Art History or a comparable academic field preferred. Significant project management experience in a museum, gallery, or other creative industry. Demonstrated ability to successfully organize projects with budgetary responsibility, and develop new systems that support their execution. A team player with a track record of collaboration and leadership, including experience managing staff and outside contractors. Ability to manage multiple projects with competing timelines and budgets; extraordinary attention to detail.
HOW TO APPLY: Please send your résumé and cover letter to email@example.com and include the job title in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more information about MoMA PS1 please visit MoMAps1.org.
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 position.
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.