Current Available Positions
Archivist | Archives
Records Management: Maintains systems, policies, and procedures to organize and preserve institutional paper-based records, including active, inactive, vital, and historical records. Analyzes existing records policies, updates them, and/or compiles new records policies for paper records. Revises existing and develops new records-retention schedules for paper records. Educates Museum staff on records-management procedures and provides briefings to the staff on program services and objectives. Provides for the ongoing transfer, storage, and availability of inactive paper or analog records. Manages relationship with off-site record-storage provider. Maintains records-management database to track all aspects of the program. Supervises annual destruction of paper/analog records. Maintains confidentiality of all information. Reference: Assists with daily operations of reference activities in the Archives department, including responding to correspondence, email, and telephone requests; conducting reference interviews; and supervising on-site researchers. Reviews and responds to applications to publish materials from the Archives. Conducts research on subjects in support of specific Museum projects, e.g., for lectures, remarks, press requests, exhibition research, and website development. Assists in maintenance of user log. Collection Management Services: Maintains and accessions materials in the Photographic Archive. Coordinates digitization of archival materials with Imaging and Visual Resources. Catalogs items and creates captions and citation information. Manages database of digital surrogates of archival materials (MAID), both metadata and images. Processes loans from the Archives holdings: determines availability of object and its insurance value, handles all correspondence, completes loan forms, and works with Conservation and the Registrar when necessary. Reports to The Rona Roob Museum Archivist.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art history, or 12 semester hours of modern art since 1880. Master’s in art history with archivist certification, or MLIS with archives concentration/specialization preferred. Five to seven years progressive experience in archival administration. Thorough understanding of records management principles and practices and archival methodology and techniques. Knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century art and ability to conduct extensive research using art historical and other source material. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Strong analytical and organizational skills. Knowledgeable about current trends in the archival and records management fields. Familiarity with office technology applications and use of databases. Ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
Associate Coordinator | Exhibition Planning and Administration
Serves as an exhibition coordinator for large-scale exhibitions, collection rotation and display changes, and performances. Oversees and implements all aspects of the planning process, including preparing and implementing exhibition timelines, guiding the planning process simultaneously for several exhibitions at various stages of development; drafting and negotiating necessary legal agreements (lender loan agreements forms, contracts, waivers) in consultation with the associate director of Exhibition Planning and Administration and General Counsel; preparing and overseeing exhibition budgets; completing US Government Indemnity and Federal Immunity from Judicial Seizure applications; working with the director of Exhibition Planning and Administration in handling art insurance specific to exhibitions he/she is coordinating; and administering and managing touring exhibitions and content licensing. Works within the Exhibition Planning and Administration team and closely with MoMA’s exhibition team (curators, registrars, designers, conservators), and provides exhibition information and budget details to several departments, including Development, Education, Communications, Digital Media, Security, and others. Reports to Associate Director, Exhibition and Program Administration.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree in arts administration or museum studies preferred, and five to 10 years progressively responsible experience in exhibition coordination or project management, preferably in an arts, culture, and/or nonprofit environment, or equivalent. Knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century art strongly preferred. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to efficiently manage several exhibitions and projects simultaneously. Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Proven diplomatic problem-solving capabilities. Ability to form and maintain successful working relationships with museum staff, artists, lenders, tour venues, and other external contacts. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other standard office procedures and equipment.
Associate Educator, Interpretation, Research, and Digital Learning | Education
Works collaboratively with educators, curators, Digital Media, and others to develop, implement, and evaluate engaging and accessible digital resources and experiences related to MoMA’s collection and exhibitions for a wide range of audiences. Coordinates the production and maintenance of online courses for a global audience, including working on instructional design, content strategy, and content development, and serving as a primary liaison with digital learning partners and platforms. Develops digital content related to the collection and exhibitions, including audio tours, podcasts, and videos. Contributes to prototypes and conducts user testing for the Museum’s Web and mobile platforms and other digital products. Consults on Museum-wide digital initiatives and participates in cross-departmental groups concerned with digital planning and innovation, interpretive support and engagement, and other related topics. Reports to Director, Interpretation, Research, and Digital Learning.
Requirements: Master’s degree in museum studies, art history, museum education, or related field, and five years relevant experience working in a museum setting, or equivalent. Demonstrated project management and teamwork experience. In-depth knowledge of modern and contemporary art. Ability to communicate professionally in all formats, including strong writing skills. Demonstrated experience and willingness to innovate and experiment with new modes of engagement with modern and contemporary art—both in the Museum and on an increasing number of digital platforms. Highly collaborative style with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with a diverse group of colleagues within the institution and externally. High level of judgment and accountability. Given volume of projects, must have the ability to organize and work on multiple projects simultaneously. Expert-level skills in Microsoft Office suite, Apple operating system and software (including Final Cut Pro), Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop, Wordpress, Premiere, and InDesign), and basic HTML. Experience using authoring tools for content creation and tracking statistics for a variety of purposes. Video and audio production skills. Experience producing content for online platforms—including blogging platforms and social media—and an interest in applying these tools for educational purposes.
Audiovisual Technician | Information Technology
Works with various departments on the installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of any audiovisual components in the Museum’s exhibitions. Works with internal and external clients for event support and management, including preparing, setting up, and operating all audio/video equipment for performances, special engagements, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc. Communicates with curators, artists, and filmmakers to achieve their desired outcome. Sets up, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains computer-based audiovisual solutions, including video conferencing, teleconferencing, webcasting, video streaming, video on demand, kiosks, and video displays. Operates camera and/or assists with media management and sound for video documentation. Edits performance and event and other media-production audio and video footage, gathering and organizing assets, assembly, media management, and output of final video. Coordinates with multiple departments for content development and distribution to public displays. Jointly oversees inventory and storage of equipment and management of digital assets. Reports to Manager, A/V.
Requirements: Excellent computer skills to deal with the Museum’s increasing reliance on network and computer-based technology. Experience supporting computer-based audiovisual solutions, including webcasting, video streaming, video on demand, and interactive kiosks. Experience with live sound mixing, audio solutions, Sound Web, lighting control, video players and controllers, commercial LCD panels, and digital projectors. Able to troubleshoot a wide range of commercial and consumer electronics, including, but not limited to, tape and disc playback systems, digital cinema projectors, network/IP-based video control systems (Soundweb, Crestron), video conferencing (Tandberg), PCs, Macs, etc. Experience in event support, including preparing and setting up portable audio and video equipment for special engagements, theatrical shows, live music shows, conferences, committee meetings, seminars, etc. Able to read and interpret CAD drawings. Experience at balancing multiple responsibilities in order to meet the increasing demand for technology-based presentations. Self-motivated and a team player. Excellent verbal and communication skills. Ability to explain technical issues in a non-technical manner. Excellent documentation skills. Highly desirable skills and/or knowledge: Knowledge of the principles of film inspection and the handling of archival materials and real-world experience in a screening room, movie theater environment. Skills in operating 16mm/35mm changeover projectors and the ability to analyze support and perform preventative and corrective maintenance on 16mm/35mm Kinoton projectors, digital projectors, and playback devices. Experience in a professional recording studio environment, including audio engineering and video capture and other matters of AV production. Desirable computer skills: Apple QuickTime, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, Aftereffects, Adobe Media Encoder, Adobe Premiere, DCP Software, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, CAD or Vector Works, Isadora, Watchout, QLab, and Max MSP/Jitter. If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security. Candidate hired must be a member of Local 306 or become a member of Local 306 post-hire.
Carpenter | Exhibition Design and Production
Managed directly by the carpenter shop foreperson, and working as part of a six-person in-house crew (and occasionally with larger crews as needed), is responsible for cooperatively addressing the Museum’s multiple construction and furniture-making needs, including construction, erection, installation, and repair of structures, furnishings, fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard, aluminum, light-gauge steel, etc., using carpenters hand tools and power tools. Reads and interprets construction documents/sketches for information pertaining to various types of building materials such as lumber and fiberboard. Selects lumber and other materials. Interacts with building occupants at all levels to execute painting assignments with maximum efficiency and quality. Assists in maintaining a well-organized inventory of tools, materials, and supplies as needed for both gallery and building-wide maintenance and construction. Cooperates with the other trades (Carpentry, Electrical, Art Handling and Preparation, Audio Visual) and departments (Conservation, CMER, etc.) to perform on-site work safely and within schedule. Reports to Design and Production Manager.
Requirements: Minimum five years related hands-on museum experience or equivalent. Ability to stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to operate equipment; understand oral and written instructions; lift materials; and bend, stoop, and reach overhead. Ability to organize work and execute specific projects both independently and within the carpentry team as assigned by foreperson or lead carpenter. Knowledge of all building trades. Must be able to demonstrate an exceptional ability using power- and hand tools for purposes of rough and finish construction, including cabinetmaking. Comprehensive knowledge of woodworking, excellent craftsmanship, and the ability to work within a team are critical. Strong problem-solving abilities. A special note: a great deal of work will be done within Museum galleries and public spaces that contain invaluable works of art. The carpenter must be personally careful, vigilant, and aware to ensure that objects and installations are protected as necessary and that the art is never compromised.
Curatorial Assistant | Drawings and Prints
Assists the department’s senior curatorial staff in all areas of their responsibilities, including administrative work in the context of curatorial functions such as acquisitions, collections records, bibliographic and biographical records and files, research for exhibitions and publications, departmental committee loans, and general curatorial inquiries. Performs work in relation to care of the collection and expedites arrangements for custodial, registration, and preparation work as required by the curators in the maintenance of the collection in gallery, study, and storage areas. Conducts daily collection gallery inspections and assists with follow-up arrangements in the event of damage, deterioration, etc. Performs duties of exhibitions assistant, including research on subjects such as artists, periods, styles, etc., on specific works, on locations of works, on photograph sources, etc. Assists in arranging loans; catalogue preparation; preparation of checklists including compiling and typing; and coordinating and scheduling work to be done, within the Museum and without, in such areas as conservation, photography, public information, matting and framing, construction, lighting, etc. Assists with the preparation and installation of wall labels. Conducts daily inspection of works on view in temporary exhibitions and assists with necessary follow-up arrangements. Answers inquiries and conducts some gallery tours as necessary for visitors, etc. Researches and catalogs the Museum collection and archives under senior staff supervision and answers related inquiries from the public and scholars. Assists in the operation of departmental study centers. Works with curatorial interns as assigned. Keeps informed of current activity in the area of departmental interests through gallery and museum visits, publications, etc. and conveys observations to the senior staff. Reports to Chief Curator.
Requirements: Master’s degree in art history strongly preferred with a particular expertise/exposure to art from the postwar period through to contemporary. Prior curatorial experience preferred. Superior research and writing skills and fluency in a foreign language preferred. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment.
Department Assistant | Film
Performs a variety of administrative duties specific to the Department of Film. Collaborates with department on tasks requiring varying degrees of complexity. Serves as general administrative assistant to the department and on department-related projects, including ongoing theater/gallery exhibitions and long-term administrative projects. Answers phones, pays invoices, responds to inquiries, orders supplies, etc. Maintains department files. Assists in planning curators’ travel and coordinating expense reimbursements. Gathers data from various sources for use by supervisor or relevant staff (collection database, library catalog, Internet research, etc.). Assists curators in coordinating special events and screenings. Assembles and coordinates material for departmental or committee acquisition presentations. Oversees volunteer and intern activity, when appropriate. Reports to Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, and curatorial staff.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and one to two years administrative experience relevant to the position. Background in film/film studies or arts administration preferred. Excellent administrative and organizational abilities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Pleasant phone manner. Ability to take direction and work as part of a team. Must exercise good judgment and discretion. Facility with foreign languages a plus. Must be available to work evening screenings and events. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Internet research, and other standard office procedures and equipment.
Development Assistant | Development (Major Gifts)
Serves as assistant for the major gifts team and performs a variety of administrative functions. Implements and manages a system for tracking all major gifts. Drafts acknowledgments and ensures that all major gifts are acknowledged in a timely fashion by the appropriate person(s). Oversees gift processing and filing and serves as liaison with the gift-processing team. Works with Finance to closely track revenue and spending, processes invoice file receipts, and manages retail requests. Manages and updates weekly tracker for the major gifts team and donor database. Corresponds, verbally and in writing, with Museum trustees, donors, and prospects. Coordinates the creation and dissemination of other major gifts solicitations, renewals, and correspondence. Answers main phone line for major gifts team and fields calls in a positive and timely manner. Assists with major gifts and other donor events as needed, including evening and weekend events. Performs other administrative and miscellaneous office duties as necessary. Reports to Director, Major Gifts and Campaign Operations, and Assistant Director, Major Gifts.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and two-plus years relevant experience in a development office or equivalent. Business/analytical background preferred. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and comfort speaking with donors via telephone is a must. Enjoys building and stewarding relationships with funders. Experience with and capacity for managing budgets and financial information. Strong computing skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. Works well independently and as part of a team. Positive attitude and good sense of humor. Salesforce experience and interest in modern and contemporary art a plus.
Development Assistant | Membership
Assists director of Membership in upholding customer service standards and procedures. Drafts frequent correspondence with members via postal mail and email. Handles escalations from membership phone staff, ensuring that all member communications into office receive timely and relevant responses. Assists director of Membership in identifying and cultivating high-level membership prospects. Creates solicitation letters and packages. Delivers incoming contributions to gift-processing area. Reviews acknowledgements, receipts, and cards for accuracy. Makes adjustments as necessary to Salesforce database. Acts as departmental liaison for Membership information technology requests. Clarifies requirements from Membership staff. Works with IT staff to create timelines, tracks expenses against budget, etc. Tracks overall membership revenue and departmental spending. Works with Finance to adjust membership budget as needed. Processes check vouchers for Membership. Updates membership information in AS400 and Salesforce as necessary. Reports to Director, Membership.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and one to two years relevant experience, preferably in a museum environment, or equivalent. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Ability to work independently, set priorities, follow through, and meet deadlines.
Development Officer, Corporate Membership | Exhibition and Program Funding
Develops and implements annual and long-term corporate membership strategy and goals with associate director of Corporate and Program Funding and other key staff. Identifies, cultivates, and solicits new corporate prospects. Produces written material, including solicitation letters and proposals, to support the corporate program. Coordinates barters and in-kind agreements related to Marketing and Communications, Retail, Special Events, IT, and other departments as needed. Writes all print and electronic material related to corporate member communication, including newsletters, e-blasts, and website pages. Conducts ongoing communication with donors related to the areas above, including in-person meetings and visits, and written initiatives such as inquiries, updates, and reports. Works with Visitor Services, Retail, and other departments to provide VIP services and smooth handling of corporate donors at MoMA. Coordinates invitations to corporate members for exhibition openings and other special events, as well as corporate entertaining and benefit stewardship with the Special Events department. Manages corporate membership budget and financial information. Works closely with associate director of Corporate and Program Funding on special projects as needed. Reports to Associate Director, Corporate and Program Funding.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and three to five years relevant experience in a development office or equivalent. Superior organizational skills and attention to detail. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Budget and database experience preferred. Knowledge of modern and contemporary art a plus.
Financial Operations Coordinator | External Affairs
Performs myriad accounting, reporting, and analytical tasks for the External Affairs division. Administers accounting for Special Events, including accounts payable (for benefits, internal events, departmental expenses), with a focus on vendor relations, accounts receivable (for corporate entertaining, trustee reimbursable events, miscellaneous reimbursements), and journal entries (for liquor-consumption distribution and liquor profit). Sets up new vendors. Processes incoming payments (checks, ACHs, wires, cash) for benefits and corporate events. Processes after-party ticket sales for Museum benefit events, including booking online sales, troubleshooting if issues arise, and completing refunds when necessary. Manages liquor inventory, including ordering, liquor pulls, liquor returns, and accounting per event; performs monthly reconciliation of liquor account in PeopleSoft; performs physical inventory count; and ensures that process of physical pulls and returns keeps inventory as secure as possible. Completes reconciliations per event and ensures SPE program summary is reconciled in full for year-end closing. Provides reports on a weekly or monthly basis to various departments: weekly general operating to Development, estimate for unbilled liquor tax to Accounting, trustee calls for gifts to Development, comments on open receivables to Accounting (A/R), and SPE numbers for board reports to Development. Performs monthly reconciliation of Special Events deferred-income account in PeopleSoft. Reconciles ticket sales for Museum benefits between Excel master tracker to Salesforce to PeopleSoft and ensures any variances are de minimis. Reconciles the corporate credit card of the director of Special Programming and Events/Affiliate Programs and the associate director of Special Programming and Events. Completes income and expense accruals at year-end and pledges for owed benefit commitments. Creates receipts for charitable contributions to Special Events, listing accurate goods and services received (approximately 350 per fiscal year). Manages annual budget process for Special Events department, Summer Thursdays, and Summergarden. Manages annual budget process for exhibition celebrations. Develops budget before fiscal year begins, monitors throughout the year, and closes out at year-end. Prepares schedules for Accounting and year-end reports in preparation for audit and tax forms (particularly 990 preparation). Provides ad hoc analysis for the director of Special Programming and Events/Affiliate Programs (e.g., past giving from a particular donor group). Reports to Director, Special Programming and Events/Affiliate Programs, and Director, Membership.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in accounting and one or more years experience in financial and/or accounting management, preferably with fundraising programs, including special events, or equivalent. Experience in cloud computing and/or Salesforce experience a plus. Excellent quantitative and communication skills. Information-technology proficient. Ability to meet deadlines. Ability to work independently and with a wide variety of individuals in technical as well as functional roles.
Guest Assistant | Membership
Creates a highly positive experience for Museum guests that is conducive to repeat visitation, membership conversion, and positive word of mouth for the Museum. Sells daily and advance Museum admission, film, and program tickets, memberships, and member guest passes. Processes credit cards and coupons, rings up cash, and issues change. Generates proactive sales efforts throughout the Museum. Proactively and warmly welcomes guests, responds to questions, and offers guidance. Validates admission at points of entry to galleries. Ensures smooth flow of visitors by proactively guiding visitors to various queues and spaces. Resolves general complaints from guests and members on site. Stays abreast of current and upcoming exhibitions, films, educational programs, and marketing campaigns. Helps maintain inventory of printed information and marketing materials, and ensures signage is properly placed. Drafts routine correspondence in response to incoming mail and e-mail from members and visitors. Updates membership database and assists with member events and RSVPs as needed. Reports to the Membership Department’s Member Services Manager or the Visitor Services Lobby Managers as applicable.
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.
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. Drafts routine correspondence in response to incoming mail and email from members and visitors. Updates membership database and assists with member events and RSVPs as needed. 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.
Lobby Manager | Visitor Services
Works as part of a lobby management team to support all operational aspects of serving visitors in the Museum’s various public spaces. Maintains a welcoming environment in the Museum’s public spaces at all times by fostering a team of guest assistants and guest specialists who are extremely professional, approachable, and engaged with the Museum’s mission. Assists with customer-service issues, diffuses situations, discusses service levels with visitors who make inquiries, comments, and suggestions. Coaches staff in excellent forward-facing practices and ensures that high standards are consistently being met. Makes recommendations regarding lobby and lobby office operational improvements and suggests process improvements to streamline procedures and to improve the experience of our visitors and lobby staff. Compiles all aspects of end-of-day revenue reconciliations, including gathering attendance admissions information from all sources to create the daily report. Acquires and refreshes knowledge of all lobby equipment and ticketing systems, including minor troubleshooting. Prepares the staff’s schedule for the day and delegates other tasks as needed. Provides general support to fellow lobby managers’ special responsibilities through a variety of tasks, including developing and executing staff enrichment programs, coordinating lobby signage, and managing attendance records. Reports to Assistant Director, Visitor Services.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and related experience managing staff and coordinating projects. Excellent organizational skills. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Interest in modern and contemporary art. Proficiency in standard office procedures and equipment. Ability to work weekends (five-day work week includes weekends).
Manager, Foundation Relations | Exhibition and Program Funding
In collaboration with the director and associate director of Exhibition and Program Funding, develops and implements a comprehensive foundation-fundraising strategy designed to maintain and increase existing grants and enlist new supporters. Collaborates with senior development colleagues and executive and programmatic leadership and staff to raise funds toward operations and special programs, including exhibitions, conservation, library and archives, publications, education programs, and other special projects. Serves as point of contact for the Museum’s portfolio of foundation funders, including managing communication and strategy for current and prospective foundation funders. Attends meetings with program leadership and members of the finance team to ensure full coordination around proposal development, grant requirements, and new fundraising opportunities. Prepares senior Museum leadership and Development staff, drafts strategy documents and profiles for meetings with funders, and participates in meetings as needed. Writes targeted selection of proposals, reports, memos, letters, and other compelling fundraising materials. Supervises drafting of proposals, reports, renewal requests, and other financial and institutional documents. Identifies and researches potential funding sources. Oversees calendar of deadlines for all proposals, reports, and inquiries. Ensures the highest quality narrative and financial submissions. Manages acknowledgments and other donor communications, etc. Supervises Foundation Relations staff. Leads Museum tours and organizes and attends relevant events (some evenings and weekends required). Reports to Associate Director, Exhibition and Program Funding.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, and five to seven years of foundation relations, grant writing, or other related fundraising experience or equivalent. Passion for and understanding of MoMA’s mission and program. Knowledge of art history or related field and interest in modern and contemporary art. Team- and growth oriented. Superb written and oral communication and presentation skills. Proven track record in crafting effective fundraising strategies. Demonstrated ability to promote complex goals, strategies, and legal concepts in a clear, accessible form. Talent for developing and managing relationships with key funders. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and meet multiple deadlines and projects in a fast-paced environment, while planning strategically for future efforts. Proficiency with complex budgets, revenue forecasting, and financial reporting to funders.
Manager, Payroll | Accounting
Drives best practices for payroll operations and reporting, payroll tax reporting, and analysis. Recommends, develops, analyzes, and initiates operating reports, cost control procedures, and time efficiencies without sacrificing quality of product. Responds to departmental and individual requests for information and analysis. Provides leadership and staff training for payroll self-service components of Ultimate payroll system. Directs the Museum’s biweekly and weekly payroll. Coordinates required union payroll reporting, statutory withholdings, and other contractual payments. Controls the Museum’s time-keeping system, and its integration with payroll records and attendance records and reporting. Prepares specialized analysis and reports and performs necessary general ledger reconciliations as required. Reports to Controller.
Requirements: Certified Payroll Professional with a bachelor’s degree, at a minimum, and seven to 10 years professional experience in payroll. Specific knowledge of Ultimate (Ultipro) software and payroll conversions. Demonstrated ability as a communicator and hands-on functional leader with strong supervisory and administrative abilities. Critical thinker with the ability to develop actionable reports necessary to control, record, analyze, summarize, and communicate information. Strong organizational and follow-up skills. Cooperative, team player with the ability to coordinate and communicate with employees at all levels throughout the Museum. Interest in art and the Museum’s mission highly preferred.
Sales Associate (temporary) | Retail Stores, 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.
Security Officer | Security (multiple openings)
Interacts with visitors in a positive and welcoming manner, including providing directions and information related to the Museum collection, public programs, and events. Communicates Museum policies regarding the safety of the collection and ensures staff and visitors adhere to established protocols to safeguard the collection from damage. Conducts opening and closing procedures, including inspection of assigned galleries and surrounding areas to guarantee there are no safety issues or concerns prior to opening the Museum to the public. Performs patrols of assigned area of responsibility and reports issues and/or safety concerns to the supervisor. Completes daily log and other security reports as required. Reports and responds to emergency incidents (e.g. medical emergencies, natural disasters, etc.). Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above, including exterior facility patrols, escorting contractors/vendors, etc. Reports to Security Managers and Security Supervisors.
Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent (some college coursework preferred). New York State Guard certificate. CPR/AED/FSD and/or Fire Guard certification preferred, but training will be provided. A minimum of one year security or customer service-related experience. Prior museum/art-related experience a plus, but not required. Fluency in foreign languages preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with strong organizational and planning skills. Ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain professional demeanor in a challenging and dynamic environment. Detail-oriented, with the capability to work under minimal supervision. Ability to walk/stand for extended periods of time. Ability to climb stairs and stoop/kneel in order to perform security duties. Ability to work weekends (five day workweek includes weekend days). If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security.
Senior Cataloger | Drawings and Prints
Works with curatorial staff in examining, researching, and cataloging the Museum’s collection of drawings and prints, including ephemera and major archives of Fluxus and Conceptual art. Assists with processing new acquisitions. Enters information into computer for Museum archival records, updating when changes occur. Assists with storage solutions for new acquisitions and other collection works. Assists senior curatorial staff in shaping priorities of the department’s cataloging functions. Leads cataloging efforts and helps train junior cataloging staff as directed by senior curators. Prepares collection-related documents: receipts, catalog sheets, framing orders, acquisition lists. Maintains routine collection data, records, and files, including artist questionnaires, non-exclusive licenses, caption approvals, conservation records, correspondence, and other Museum-wide collection initiatives. Researches artists and collection objects. Helps coordinate collection photography and imaging requests. Photographs incoming acquisitions and other collection works as needed. May occasionally assist with visitors to Study Center, including vetting files for outside researchers. Helps to maintain departmental reference library. Performs routine administrative duties. Serves as backup to department assistant. Reports to senior curatorial staff.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art history. General knowledge of 20th-century art and works on paper, and familiarity with drawings and prints techniques. Two to three years prior experience with works of art and collections organization preferred. Two to three years prior cataloging. General office experience preferred. Detail oriented and well organized. Knowledge of databases and data processing. Strong research and communication skills (written and oral) preferred. Accurate typing. Ability to collaborate and balance concurrent short- and long-term projects.
Senior Manager, E-Commerce Strategy and Planning | Retail
Manages budgeting and planning process in support of ecommerce growth plans. Thinks strategically to drive new initiatives to increase revenue, gross margin, and profitability with a clear focus on customer experience and onsite optimization. Works closely with creative, merchandising, marketing, and finance teams. Defines and drives new initiatives, including major site releases, omnichannel efforts, and operational improvements, to improve key performance indicators (KPIs) and customer experience. Manages site-testing program. Collaborates with merchandising and marketing areas to plan marketing calendar. Manages call center. Plans, strategizes, and drives business in online marketplaces. Leads the fiscal year budget planning. Manages and tracks expenses. Creates ongoing and ad hoc reporting as needed. Reports to Director of Direct to Consumer, Retail.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years related experience in ecommerce business and operations. Flexible and capable of thriving in a high-energy, fast-paced environment. Knowledgeable about how to drive growth in an ecommerce business. Resourceful, solution-oriented, capable of thinking and working independently, well organized, and attentive to detail. Excellent communications and technical skills. Strong interest in and understanding of MoMA and MoMA Retail. Ability to communicate and collaborate with a wide range of positions and functions, from executives to developers. Inquisitive and curious mindset. Very strong proficiency with Microsoft Office and Web analytics tools. Strong financial acumen and understanding of ecommerce KPIs. Proven record of driving results. Experience with testing, optimization, and ecommerce best practices.
Supervisor, Control Room | Security
Supervises existing enterprise security system, to include access control and VMS system for the entire Museum campus. Troubleshoots all malfunctions and maintenance issues and provides operational support and assistance for on-duty officers, supervisors, and managers. Implements MoMA’s security plan and integrates the enterprise-level security system to include additional MoMA locations. Oversees day-to-day control room procedures and protocols and drives efficiencies among Control Room Operators (CROs). Frequently interacts with security managers, the associate director and director of Security, and internal/external contacts (e.g. Special Events). Communicates clear and concise information via radio, telephone, and email. Maintains the safety and security of confidential information and data. Participates in writing incident reports and documents for control room as well as Fire Command Center procedures. Reports to Manager, Security Technical Systems. This position is located in MoMA’s Midtown Manhattan location.
Requirements: Three to five years experience in control/command room and technical/security system support, including IT infrastructure and systems knowledge. Three to five years experience in the security or law enforcement field preferred. Experience in cultural, educational, or large public access locations preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of security practices, including emergency response. Experience utilizing various security software programs and applications, including MS Office. Basic first aid/CPR knowledge and AED certification. Fire Safety Director certification or ability to complete certification. Applied knowledge of fire-life-safety systems and other related security devices. If hired, individual must successfully complete a security threat assessment through the Department of Homeland Security.
Theater Manager | Film
Serves as liaison between the film-going audience and theater rental clients and MoMA’s Department of Film for over 1,200 public screenings and 100 private screenings each year, accommodating more than 160,000 visitors across four theaters. Coordinates and executes a variety of special screenings and events, including film premieres and corporate meetings. Works with the Department of Film’s curatorial staff on managing public screening schedule. Ensures an optimal viewing experience for visitors. Reports to Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least three years experience managing a cinema, theater, or performing arts space. Experience with a variety of events, including film screenings and premieres, corporate meetings, and musical performances, required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational skills. Comfortable in high-pressure situations. Some audiovisual knowledge preferred. Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends as required.
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By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
If submitting by email, please send us your resume and cover letter as one document in a PDF format.
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.
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.