Current Available Positions
- Accounts Payable Specialist | Accounting
- Assistant Supervisor, Control Room | Security
- Assistant to the Chief Curator | Architecture and Design
- Assistant to the Senior Deputy Director | External Affairs
- Curatorial Assistant | Photography
- Data Associate | Management Information
- Department Coordinator | Chief Curator at Large
- Development Assistant, Corporate Membership | Exhibition and Program Funding
- Development Coordinator | Development
- Facilitator, Studio Interactive Space (part-time, temporary) | Education
- Guest Assistant | Visitor Services
- Network Engineer | Information Technology
- Program Coordinator, The Junior Associates | Affiliate Programs
- Receptionist (part-time) | Visitor Services
- Sales Associate | Design Store
- Senior Web Developer | Information Technology
- Studio Production Manager | Imaging and Visual Resources
- Volunteer Program Manager | Visitor Services
Accounts Payable Specialist | Accounting
Performs various accounts payable processing tasks and reviews functions critical to the completion of accurate and timely payments. Processes invoice-related vouchers for payment and posting to the general ledger. Reconciles accounts payable sub-ledger to general ledger on daily basis. Runs jobs for checks, Automated Clearing House (ACH), wires, and credit cards payment methods. Effectively and promptly communicates on vendor and internal inquiries. Assists with account analysis and prepares miscellaneous vendor reporting, including the weekly accounts payable status report. Enters wire transfer payments, USD, and foreign currency. Reviews travel and entertainment expense reports in accordance with travel and expense (T&E) policy and assists with T&E system. Reviews capital expenditure vouchers prior to general ledger posting and reconciles asset manager activity. Reviews stale-dated checks, preparing file for escheatment. Monitors open payable and vendor credit reports. Completes closing procedures by the third business day of each month. Leads annual 1099 and 1042 tax reporting by mandated due dates. Performs related account reconciliations and follow-up as required. Develops, in conjunction with manager of Accounts Payable, metrics to more effectively manage the department's through-put. Reviews accounts receivable reconciliation. Assists with special projects as assigned. Reports to Manager, Accounts Payable.
Requirements: Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in accounting. Two years accounting experience, preferably in a museum or not-for-profit environment. Strong knowledge of accounts payable policies and procedures. Team player with the ability to coordinate and communicate with individuals throughout the Museum. Excellent interpersonal skills. Self-starter with strong detail orientation and highly organized work habits. Experience and proficiency with PeopleSoft Accounts Payable module or similar ERP software. Knowledge of foreign vendor taxation and statutory reporting.
Assistant Supervisor, Control Room | Security
Manages access, via Security Access System, to all areas in multiple buildings. Communicates response to emergency situations with internal and external responders. Supervises, deploys, dispatches, and trains security officers. Monitors security and fire system devices and equipment via fire command center. Reports malfunctioning devices to control room supervisor or manager of Technical Systems and Operations. Tracks and distributes equipment to security personnel. Notes all daily activity and equipment distribution in the daily control room log. Tracks and communicates personnel call-offs to gallery supervisors. Frequently interacts with security supervisors and managers, plus internal/external contacts (e.g. Special Events department). Communicates closely with on-duty security supervisors and managers regarding situational awareness of building operations and issues. Communicates clear and concise information via radio, telephone, and email. Collaborates with on-site fire safety director and the fire command center regarding fire system status and pending issues. Ensures required communication and documentation are complete as it relates to daily operations/audits. Maintains the safety and security of confidential information and data. Participates in writing incident reports and documents control room and fire command center procedures. Provides first-level troubleshooting of security system and hardware issues. Reports security system and technical issues to manager of Technical Systems and Operations, or control room supervisor on duty. Resolves minor problems or issues and provides suggestions for improvement. Reports to Manager, Technical Systems and Operations.
Requirements: At least two years experience of control/command room and technical/security system support. At least three to five years experience in the security or law enforcement field. At least one year of report-writing experience. Experience in cultural, educational, or large public-access locations preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of security practices, including emergency response. Experience in utilizing various software applications, including MS Word and Excel and Google search engine. Basic first aid/CPR knowledge and AED certification. Fire Safety Director certification or ability to complete certification. Applied knowledge of fire-life-safety systems, security access and intrusion systems, CCTV, and other related security device. Ability to work a flexible schedule at both Manhattan and Queens locations.
If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security.
Assistant to the Chief Curator | Architecture and Design
Performs general administrative duties, including organization and maintenance of all chief curator files. Facilitates chief curator’s email and written correspondence. Drafts answers for routine correspondence and inquiries. Corresponds and acts as liaison with outside persons, other organizations, and Museum personnel. Answers chief curator’s telephone calls and covers for others. Opens and routes incoming mail, faxes, and email. Liaises with artists represented in the collection and coordinates their passes and inquiries as needed. Makes travel and logistical arrangements for chief curator. Coordinates chief curator’s schedule and various departmental functions in coordination with department manager. Prepares travel and entertainment expense reports in accordance with policy. Assists department manager with budget as it relates to chief curator’s expenditures, as well as payment of departmental expenses when needed. Maintains general organization of chief curator’s office. Maintains chief curator and department contacts, artist address lists, and departmental invitation lists. Maintains list and coordinates distribution of Annual Artist Passes. Assists with setup and running of lectures, roundtable discussions, gallery visits, etc. Attends meetings and special events as required. Assists with preparation of PowerPoint presentation materials for internal and external engagements. Completes project and administrative assignments as directed by chief curator and department manager. Assists and takes direction from department manager and curatorial staff as required. Reports to The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and five or more years experience in administrative positions or equivalent. Superior judgment and discretion, professional initiative, and strong verbal communication abilities. Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Architecture and research background is desirable but not essential.
Assistant to the Senior Deputy Director | External Affairs
Serves as executive/administrative assistant and office manager and performs confidential administrative duties. Corresponds with and acts as a liaison with trustees, director’s office, senior Museum staff, and the public on behalf of the senior deputy director. Assists and acts in a confidential capacity for the senior deputy director as it pertains to current and future programming, strategies, and budgets. Works with outside consultants to coordinate meetings and processes for external hiring searches. Maintains senior deputy director’s calendar, including scheduling and coordinating departmental meetings and events. Prepares and distributes agendas and minutes, and follows up on action items. Assists in the preparation and writing of formal correspondence, acknowledgements, presentations, proposals, departmental reports, and other documents. Prepares the departmental administrative budget, including preparation of financial reports, overseeing expenditures, and maintaining associated financial records and files. Coordinates department-wide meetings, including the scheduling of External Affairs director’s meetings. Coordinates department-wide initiatives. Serves as liaison between senior deputy director and External Affairs staff as needed. Attends meetings and special events as required. Performs a variety of clerical duties: makes travel arrangements, maintains trustee files, handles records management for office, etc. Reports to Senior Deputy Director for External Affairs.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least four to five years relevant administrative experience or equivalent. Excellent verbal communication skills. Very strong writing skills to be able to prepare a variety of correspondence. (Finalists will be asked to submit writing samples.) Excellent organization skills and keen attention to detail. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Gmail, and facility with Internet research. Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously with tact and diplomacy. Knowledge of and interest in contemporary and modern art. Foreign languages a plus.
Curatorial Assistant | Photography
Assists senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, including administrative work in the context 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 arranges for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curatorial staff 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 artists, periods, styles, etc.; specific works; locations of works; photograph sources; etc. Assists in cataloging; preparing checklists from compilation to data entry; 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. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision, and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars. Assists in preparing the Contemporary Forum on Photography and the Photography Council. Assists in the operation of The Erna and Victor Hasselblad Photography Study Center and the administration of the online portfolio submission program. Reports to senior curatorial titles as assigned.
Requirements: Master’s degree in art history, ABD candidates preferred, with a focus on postwar/contemporary art and some relevant museum experience or equivalent. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art and the history of photography helpful. Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills. Highly motivated. Strict attention to detail and rigorous approach to tasks. Excellent computer skills. High level of enthusiasm for working with a curatorial team. Ability to manage more than one project at a time and consistently meet deadlines. Knowledge of one foreign language preferred.
Data Associate | Management Information
Works with various Museum departments (Visitor Services, Retail, Accounting, Membership, Digital Media, Information Technology) to consolidate data from disparate systems to build a more complete analysis of daily operations, activities, and projections. Compiles and delivers topline daily, weekly, quarterly, and fiscal-year reporting, including cross-channel and within-channel insights, as well as ad-hoc data and performance reports. Develops a deep familiarity with myriad data sources, including operational databases, big data platforms, messaging frameworks, internal tools, and external data integrations. Identifies and documents the business logic required to clean, normalize, and model disparate source data into a conformed and dimensional representation of the Museum’s business. Takes ownership of data and constantly improves its quality and integrity. Partners with business stakeholders to understand their unique analytic requirements and assists in the development of metrics, reports, dashboards, and visualizations, and in the design of schemas and data flows to enable them. Reconciles technical, creative, and business perspectives and navigates seamlessly among all constituents. Develops detailed reports, charts, and maps that visually communicate analytics findings and opportunities. Reports to Director, Management Information and Government and Community Relations.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (statistics, applied mathematics, engineering, operations research, business intelligence, economics, or any other relevant field), master’s degree preferred, and three or more years of relevant experience or equivalent. Extensive experience with Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel and PowerPoint; proficiency with advanced Excel techniques; and experience working with a variety of reporting, analytic, and visualization platforms and tools (Tableau currently used). Experience with SAS, SQL a plus. Comfortable manipulating large datasets and knowledge of statistical inference and hypothesis testing also a plus.
Department Coordinator | Chief Curator at Large
Works with and supports MoMA’s chief curator at large (CCaL) with general administrative and production assistance. Assists with managing projects and coordinating with other Museum departments on the CCaL’s behalf. Communicates with artists, galleries, and other museums. Secures photo permissions and other materials as needed for publications. Coordinates circulation of exhibition-related lender correspondence, loan forms, etc. Acquires books and other materials necessary for research and preparation. Works with Exhibition Planning and Administration on the creation and monitoring of exhibition budgets, ensuring adherence to budget parameters. Maintains and monitors a schedule of exhibition, installation, re-installation, etc. projects and activities. Works closely with Audio Visual, Building Operations, curatorial, Digital Media, Education, Exhibition Design and Production, Registrar, Human Resources, General Counsel, Security, Special Events, Visitor Services, and other areas, and facilitates cross-departmental coordination of all CCaL projects. May assist in research and preparation for potential acquisitions for the collection, including biographical and bibliographical research. Maintains files and communicates with archives, dealers, galleries, collectors, and artists, as necessary. Assists with the creation and monitoring of acquisitions budget. Responds, on behalf of CCaL, to voicemail and email. Maintains calendar and schedules meetings. Prepares and distributes agendas and minutes and follows up on action items. Attends meetings as required and, in the absence of CCaL, represents CCaL interests, priorities, etc. Corresponds and acts as a liaison with outside persons, other institutions, and Museum staff on behalf of the CCaL. Sorts mail and compiles information for the CCaL for response and/or responds on own initiative where appropriate. Oversees and monitors department budget, ensuring adherence to budget parameters. Responds to inquiries from staff and public in person, by phone, or by correspondence. Makes travel arrangements. Handles petty cash expenditures. Maintains files (records management), etc. Reports to Chief Curator at Large.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and three years related experience in museum or gallery exhibition organization or equivalent. Comprehensive knowledge of office practices and procedures. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Google, PowerPoint) and the ability to use other standard office equipment. Good verbal and written communication skills. Strong attention to detail. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and coordinate projects simultaneously with tact and diplomacy. Background in history of modern art.
Development Assistant, Corporate Membership | Exhibition and Program Funding
Assists with general stewardship and fulfillment of corporate membership program benefits. 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, prepares receipts, and prepares 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. 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. Reports to Associate Director, Corporate and Program Funding.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and one or more years of related experience or equivalent. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (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 preferred.
Development Coordinator | Development
Works on behalf of the office of the senior deputy director of External Affairs to ensure seamless relations with the Museum’s highest-level donors. Liaises with staff Museum-wide, including External Affairs and curatorial departments, to support fundraising operations in two key areas: trustee giving and acquisition committees. Serves as point person for trustee giving, prepares solicitations and acknowledgements, processes gifts, and tracks pledges. Ensures donor and gift-related data is effectively entered into the Museum’s donor database. Maintains archival records, and generates reports on year-over-year cash and art giving as requested. Coordinates solicitation calendars for trustees and acquisition committee members. Supports acquisition committees across the Museum, including new member onboarding processes in collaboration with the Office of General Counsel. Leads quarterly Development liaison meetings to ensure steady flow of communication. Coordinates Annual Report review. Prepares gift-related reporting as needed. Prepares narrative reports for individual trustee-supported initiatives upon request. Assists with donor research as needed. Works closely with director of Major Gifts/Campaign as required. Reports to Assistant Director, Development.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of development or development-related experience or equivalent. Extreme attention to detail a must. Excellent organization and analytical and written and communication skills. Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, internal and external. Knowledge about and experience with nonprofit organizations. Museum experience a plus. Ability to work in a collaborative setting that involves shared decision-making and program responsibility and to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and balance priorities. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and development databases; Salesforce experience a plus as well as the ability to work with financial data. Knowledge of and interest in modern and contemporary art preferred.
Facilitator, Studio Interactive Space (part-time, temporary) | Education
Oversees and maintains space on the third floor of the Museum, and facilitates visitor experiences with various components of the program, including self-guided building and drawing activities, engagement with artist installations, scheduled workshops, and other programming during open hours. Welcomes visitors to the space with a general introduction to themes and activities. Assists in daily operations and maintenance and management of the interactive space, including, but not limited to, set-up and closing of space on a daily basis, light cleaning, preparation of project spaces, troubleshooting technical equipment issues (with AV support), and upkeep, distribution, collection, and organization of materials and equipment as needed. Facilitates and encourages public interaction with hands-on activities and ongoing artist projects. Acts as primary contact with visitors. Answers questions about the Museum and other educational programs. Delivers feedback to Education staff. Tracks attendance of visitors to the space. Collects evaluation data from visitors. May assist in helping to develop questions and interviewing visitors. Reports to Assistant Director, Learning Programs and Partnerships.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in art history, art/museum education, fine arts, architecture and design, or equivalent professional experience. Knowledge of museum education and art, architecture, and design is required. Prior experience as an educator or facilitator in a museum, school, or similar learning environment. Experience with children, teenagers, and people with different abilities is highly desirable. Ability to synthesize complex ideas and concepts for a general and diverse audience. Flexible schedule required (12–35 hours per week). Shifts are 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., seven days per week, with occasional Friday evening shifts from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. The anticipated length of this temporary assignment is June 5–October 1, 2017.
Guest Assistant | 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. Reports to Lobby Managers.
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. Must be able to work weekend hours.
Network Engineer | Information Technology
Ensures smooth operation of the Museum’s local and wide-area data network in order to provide maximum performance and availability. Designs, installs, maintains, and supports LAN and WAN infrastructures at all locations, including data centers and offices. Designs, implements, maintains, and supports MoMA’s LAN/WAN. Leads network-related projects. Manages performance and maintains security of networks at an advanced level. Assists in implementing policies and procedures for LAN/WAN usage throughout the organization. Acts as primary organizational interface with vendor and provides internal analysis and support. Upgrades and maintains Cisco equipment across LAN/WAN environment. Monitors all communication equipment in support of new product/process implementations. Creates and maintains comprehensive documentation and schematics for all network topology, equipment, and configurations. Maintains accurate and up-to-date inventory of all network hardware and system software. Reports to Senior Manager of Infrastructure.
Requirements: Eight-plus years experience with Cisco routers and switches, CCNA and CCNP preferred. Eight-plus years experience in the design, implementation, support, and management of complex LAN/WAN environments. Well versed in advanced engineering and administration of multi-protocol routers, multilayer switches, network security devices, and network management systems. Excellent problem management, troubleshooting, and customer service skills. Advanced working knowledge of Cisco Nexus and Catalyst platforms. Advanced working knowledge of Cisco switching and routing platforms. Ability to perform LAN/WAN debugging at the most complex level. Advanced understanding of routing and TCP/IP, BGP, Multi-VRP, and EIGRP. Advanced understanding of switching protocols, VSS, RTSP+, Spanning Tree, Port Security, and QoS. Experience with network traffic analysis and protocol analyzers (WireShark, tcpdump). Expert-level troubleshooting and problem-resolution skills. Knowledge of network maintenance processes and formal change management procedures. Able to effectively lead and manage high-profile projects as necessary. Able to function independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision. Knowledge of structured cabling principles and general data center operations. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to explain highly technical concepts to a non-technical audience. Familiarity with network security principles, tools, and best practices. Experience with data security audits and processes a definite plus. Experience in high-volume, 24/7 production environments is a definite plus. This position requires being on call 24/7 for production issues. Must have demonstrated ability to lift heavy (up to 50 lbs.) equipment; crawl under or around furniture to install equipment; and climb ladders and reach to install computer wiring and perform other tasks.
Position is within the scope of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Therefore, any offer of employment for this position is contingent on candidate passing a criminal background check.
Program Coordinator, The Junior Associates | Affiliate Programs
Manages the overall administration of The Junior Associates, a group of 350 members. Works directly with the manager of Affiliate Programs and Junior Associates co-chairs and steering committee to plan fundraising strategies and extensive agendas for the group (35 exclusive events a year). Oversees JA steering committee with three to four annual committee meetings. Independently creates, produces, and hosts all JA events throughout the year; oversees all details, including invitations, financials, security, and catering. Serves as liaison between Junior Associates, Museum staff, outside organizations, and individuals from the art community at large. In particular, collaborates with Museum’s curatorial staff and departments of Membership, Development, and Exhibition and Program Funding. Processes membership applications and renewals and oversees general correspondence, including letters of thanks and acknowledgments for gifts. Answers phone and email inquiries from members and prospective members. Maintains membership database, confidential donor files, JA website, and department records. Develops and oversees JA annual budget. Processes invoices and tracks expenses. Ensures funds received are directed to the appropriate Museum accounts. Designs, implements, and manages all fundraising strategies for JA activities related to Museum’s capital campaign. Reports to Manager, Affiliate Programs.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree, preferably in art history, and two to three years related development/membership experience or equivalent. Experience working with high-level donors with a proven track record in fundraising. Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with strong attention to detail. Ability to effectively deal with large groups of people. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to produce under deadline and work effectively with a diverse group. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and with databases, office procedures, and office equipment. Facility with numbers to work with budgets and financial data. Available to work some evenings and weekends.
Receptionist (part-time) | Visitor Services
Meets and greets all visitors to the Museum’s reception areas, including staff, staff guests, educators, groups, study center and library users, trustees, VIPs, couriers, and messengers. Maintains visitor log form, checks identification, and signs in each guest per Museum policy. Announces visitors to staff and directs visitors to various offices and departments. Receives, distributes, and signs for all incoming and outgoing packages, accountable USPS mail, interoffice envelopes, and other third-party shipments. Maintains delivery and pick-up log. Answers general questions about Museum policies and operations. Distributes study center brochures, submission guidelines, volunteer applications, and other written materials upon request. Answers and forwards all calls to the switchboard to relevant staff.
Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent, some college preferred. Prior receptionist/office experience. Excellent communication, organizational, and customer service skills. Professional phone manner with strong organizational and clerical skills. Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Facility with MS Office and Gmail.
Sales Associate | Design Store
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 Web Developer | Information Technology
Develops and supports applications for the Museum’s online store. Provides support for the Retail and Membership teams’ strategic online initiatives. Performs application build and deployment activities. Tunes and optimizes website to improve performance and stability. Provides relevant documentation of deployed updates and projects. Effectively advocates for piloting latest technology for projects. Troubleshoots any technical issues that may arise. Reports to Associate Director, Applications.
Studio Production Manager | Imaging and Visual Resources
Manages the imaging of MoMA’s artworks, exhibitions, and ancillary materials related to the Museum’s collection. Manages a team of photographers, a preparatory, and a production assistant. Manages production planning, job assignments, quality assurance, troubleshooting, and statistical reporting related to imaging projects. Researches current and emerging technologies, including imaging systems and related software, 3-D, computational imaging, FADGI/Metamorfoze guidelines, and video. Trains and develops staff as technologies and methods evolve. Maintains documentation of imaging procedures. Maintains demanding image-quality levels on deadline, while ensuring the safety of artworks. Performs monitor calibrations and camera profiling. Advises the director of Imaging and Visual Resources about technologies and workflows that can help the Museum achieve specific project goals or fulfill its overall mission. Participates in the planning of interdepartmental projects. Meets with curators to determine the best representation of artworks and exhibitions while maintaining a consistent look for the Museum. Collaborates with the senior digital image archivist to ensure image production meets the needs for long-term archiving, retrieval, and distribution. Represents MoMA through attendance and presentations at major domestic and international conferences. Reports to Director, Imaging and Visual Resources.
Requirements: Bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or bachelor of fine arts in photography, digital imaging, or related field, master’s degree preferred. Minimum five years experience photographing works of art, with at least one year as a manager. Thorough working knowledge of best practices in professional digital imaging of works of art, including lighting techniques, cameras, studio configuration, rapid imaging workflow, and international cultural heritage imaging guidelines. Knowledge of modern and contemporary art history. Strong management skills, technical and aesthetic understanding, and the ability to work effectively under competing deadlines. Fully skilled in making both technical and aesthetic decisions and identifying conservation issues associated with imaging works of modern and contemporary art. Able to work effectively both independently and in collaboration with others. Thorough knowledge of all camera, optical, lighting, and computer hardware and software components of high-end digital-imaging studio workflow. Thorough understanding of and experience with evaluative procedures for photographic and computer equipment and devices. Overall studio and workflow management. Photoshop, Bridge, Capture One, Phocus, BasICColor. Thorough understanding of FADGI/Metamorfoze and use of evaluation tools and software. Excellent communication skills. Knowledge and experience with computational imaging (RTI, photogrammetry).
Volunteer Program Manager | Visitor Services
Works as part of the Visitor Services management team to create an excellent visitor experience at the Museum that fosters repeat visitation and supports meaningful interactions with the art. Works with assistant director and Visitor Services management team to design and execute training and development programs for the department. Oversees the department’s proactive feedback collection initiatives. Directly trains and supervises Visitor Services volunteers. Recruits, selects, orients, and evaluates volunteers. Manages volunteer schedules and assignments to meet Museum departments’ needs. Acts as liaison for volunteers working in cooperation with other Museum departments. Resolves conflicts between volunteers and/or volunteers and Museum staff. Designs, maintains, and evaluates volunteer handbook. Composes monthly update letter to volunteers, along with other special correspondence. Establishes volunteer policies and program changes with supervisor. Liaises with outside organizations to benchmark our volunteer program and to actively seek new ideas for improvement. Creates and manages volunteer program budget in conjunction with assistant director and department assistant. Updates Web pages, application and form letters, and volunteer job descriptions and positions. Organizes volunteer meetings, recognition events, and gifts. Stays knowledgeable in all applications of Volunteer Works and Volunteer Information Center software program. Maintains all electronic files in system. Supervises Volunteer Program assistant and all Museum Volunteers. Reports to Assistant Director, Visitor Services.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and two to three years customer service and/or management experience, ideally in a museum or nonprofit setting. Experience in supervising staff, project coordination, and staff development. Ability to work independently, set priorities, and follow and meet deadlines. Excellent organizational skills. Superior interpersonal skills. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Ability to manage a large and diverse group of volunteers. Familiarity with modern and contemporary art. Fluency in one or more foreign languages a plus. Evening and weekend work required from time to time.
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Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are able to contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.
The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
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.
We are currently seeking three C-MAP fellows (three to five days per week, subject to agreement between MoMA and the candidate) to support research in the following focus areas and reporting to MoMA curators as noted:
- Asia C-MAP fellow specializes in Asian art, with a focus on Indian and South Asian art (start date July 17, 2017; one-year term, renewable for a second year). Reports to Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art.
- Central and Eastern Europe C-MAP fellow specializes in art from the Central and Eastern European regions (start date September 5, 2017; two-year term, renewable for a third year). Reports to Senior Curator, Department of Photography.
- Latin America C-MAP fellow specializes in art from Latin America, particularly the Caribbean region (start date July 17, 2017; one-year term, renewable for a second year). Reports to senior curator (to be named).
Led by senior MoMA curators, each C-MAP group is comprised of staff from MoMA’s curatorial, International Program, Education, Library and Archives, and Publications departments, and will explore the convergence of themes, discourses, and practices in the visual arts of each respective area throughout the 20th century. Following the direction of the group leader, and in consultation with group’s members, the fellow plans for and executes a lively program of visits by international and domestic scholars, as well as group travel to applicable countries. Possible outcomes of the group’s work and travel include research that will benefit the Museum’s program and the field at large, expansion of the Museum’s global network and international partnerships, acquisitions of artworks, and online publishing.
Responsibilities: Coordinates with the C-MAP group leader and International Program to implement the research plan and schedule of the applicable C-MAP group. Prepares for C-MAP group meetings, corresponds with invitees, and compiles relevant research materials, biographies, and meeting agendas in advance of the visits. Conducts research and planning for group travel where the C-MAP group conducts research, and visits collections, cultural institutions, studios, and other organizations as required. Assists in the organization of and participates in symposia and other forms of discourse related to the C-MAP group research. Works closely with the International Program, C-MAP group leader, and C-MAP fellows to co-edit and oversee the content development for the post Web platform (post.at.moma.org). Reports to senior MoMA curator.
Qualified candidates will be graduate students or will hold a graduate degree in art history, anthropology, cultural studies, and/or a related field in the humanities (or the equivalent in countries outside the US). MPhil or PhD candidates preferred. Independent curators or researchers with a specialized knowledge of art in India and South Asia, art in Central and Eastern Europe, and art in Latin American and/or the Caribbean will also be considered. Strong knowledge of Western 20th- and 21st-century art history within a global context and additional knowledge of art history in India and South Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean preferred. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated research capabilities. Familiarity with travel in Central or Eastern Europe, South Asia, or Latin America and the Caribbean preferred. Knowledge of basic office procedures and skills. Written and spoken fluency in one or more languages of Central and Eastern Europe, South Asia and Asia, or Spanish, French, or Portuguese preferred.
Please submit resume and cover letter, ideally in one PDF document, including salary requirements, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference the position title/department in the subject line.
Application deadline for Central and Eastern Europe C-MAP fellow is May 22, 2017.
Application deadline for the Asia C-MAP fellow and the Latin American C-MAP fellow is June 1, 2017.
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.