Current Available Positions
Applications Development Project Manager and Technical Lead | Information Technology
Maintains, customizes, and supports MoMA’s Membership and Development Salesforce.com application and platform. Understands system issues and provides resolutions. Analyzes new requirements and designs, develops, and tests solutions in the Salesforce platform. Provides support to MoMA’s Salesforce user community (Membership and Development, Retail, Finance and Accounting, IT, etc.). Manages, prioritizes, and completes change requests from the MoMA Salesforce user community. Documents solutions and processes, as needed. Mentors more junior members of the team, particularly those new to Salesforce. Reports to Director, Applications, Department of Information Technology.
Requirements: Ability to independently lead, design, code, unit test, system test, performance test, debug, implement, and support Salesforce.com application and integrations. Experience designing and implementing APIs and Web-based interfaces utilizing Apex code, Web Services, etc. Expert APEX coder (skilled at developing against third-party Web services (using callouts), using Salesforce triggers, batch APEX, scheduled APEX, and session management. At least five years of Salesforce.com development experience and experience in systems-integration environments with large, complex third-party solutions, coupled with proven expertise integrating solutions with other applications within the overall technology environment. Strong APEX and Force.com. At least three-plus years development experience developing in a multitier environment, preferably using Java. Excellent knowledge of Salesforce.com architecture and data model. Experience in Agile development methodologies. Excellent Eclipse knowledge and experience in conjunction with Salesforce plugin for deployments. Advanced Salesforce user and administrator skills (including using permissions, queues, e-mail handlers, mass e-mail, security setup, views, page layouts). Ability to develop and manage projects with high degree of independence and accountability. Ability to lead a team of developers—offshore, consultants, staff—and provide technical guidance. Strong documentation and technical project-management skills. Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent. Collaboration skills working in a very dynamic environment. Desire to work at a world-class art institution. Experience building mobile and tablet applications (e.g., iPad native app) with a Salesforce backend is preferred but not required. Experience developing, configuring, and using IBM Cast Iron or a similar middleware product is preferred but not required.
Assistant Coordinator | Exhibition Planning and Administration
Serves as an exhibition coordinator for medium-scale exhibitions and performances within the context of MoMA’s robust exhibition program, overseeing and implementing 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, working with the Assistant Director of Exhibitions in drafting and negotiating necessary legal agreements (lender loan agreements forms, contracts, waivers), and preparing and overseeing exhibition budgets. Assists with U.S. government indemnity applications and completes federal immunity from judicial seizure forms. Works with the Associate Director of Exhibitions in handling arts insurance specific to exhibitions s/he is coordinating. Collaborates on administering and managing touring exhibitions. 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. May supervise seasonal intern. Reports to Associate Director, Exhibition Planning and Administration.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree, Masters degree in arts administration or museum studies preferred, and two to five years progressively responsible experience in exhibition coordination or project management, preferably in an arts, culture, and/or nonprofit environment, or equivalent. 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. Knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century art strongly preferred.
Assistant Director | International Program
Works with Director of International Program, senior staff of the Museum, and C-MAP group leaders to assist in planning for the Museum’s C-MAP (Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives) initiative, together with the International Program’s other projects and publications. Manages and supports these initiatives and all other aspects of the department’s international initiatives, including the C-MAP website, post. Works closely with C-MAP group leaders to manage an active international and local fellows and counselors program, including working with group leaders, Mellon Fellows, and C-MAP participants to identify appropriate visiting fellows; and working with Mellon Fellows and C-MAP program manager to coordinate meeting schedules, lunches/dinners, and other social activities, public programs, documentation, and audio/video recordings. Works closely with C-MAP group leaders, Mellon fellows, C-MAP participants, and members of the Museum’s senior staff to formulate goals for, coordinate, and realize annual C-MAP seminar. Shares oversight of the Mellon fellows with C-MAP group leaders. In coordination with the Digital Media department and consultants, as required, and working with Mellon fellows and C-MAP program manager, oversees the C-MAP website. Also oversees the International Program website to reflect the Museum’s international mission and global research initiatives. Works with Director of International Program, members of the Museum’s senior staff, and Development and Finance/Accounting departments to develop financial strategies and oversee resources for the C-MAP initiative and other international projects. Oversees research, translation, and preparation of manuscripts for Primary Documents series and other International Program and C-MAP publications. Works with Director of International Program and departments across the Museum to focus on other international priorities, including receiving important international visitors. Produces reports on C-MAP activities for Museum staff, board members, and funders of the department’s initiatives. Works with the Director of the International Program and Executive Director of the International Council to communicate with, and report to, the Museum’s International Council and other supporters of C-MAP regarding the goals and activities of the International Program and C-MAP. Represents the department at local and international events, as required. Supervises department assistant and C-MAP program coordinator, in coordination with the director. Reports to Director of International Program.
Requirements: Master’s degree, preferably in art history or cultural studies, including strong theoretical background, and minimum five years experience working in an art museum on programs and publications related to 20th- and 21st-century global art. Familiarity with ideas that shape the ways museums are facing an increasingly global landscape. High degree of skill in diplomacy. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, computer, and research and writing skills. Experience managing staff (both full-time and project-based) and interns. Ability to create and realize program priorities, including managing multiple projects with competing timelines and budgets. Fluency in at least one foreign language, with Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, or Mandarin highly preferred.
CE-Tech Assistant | Collection and Exhibition Technologies
Supports efforts to maximize the benefits of the collections management system. Provides first-level assistance to Museum staff using Gallery Systems’ The Museum System software. Completes daily quality assurance data reviews, working with Museum staff to confirm updates. Coordinates cleanup and standards implementation activities with curatorial representatives, exercising a high level of attention to detail and sensitivity toward curatorial concerns. Assists with documentation of data-entry standards and procedures. Creates and manages user accounts, per standard information access guidelines. Provides occasional data-entry assistance. Develops and maintains department intranet site, using Google Sites. Coordinates administrative tasks for the department. Reports to Manager, CE-Tech.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in a museum, art gallery, or similar organization. Experience with Gallery Systems’ The Museum System (TMS) or a comparable collections-management system. Familiarity with standard museum procedures for cataloging and recording locations, acquisitions, loans in and out, and for managing exhibitions. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently with limited supervision. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Excellent analytical, organizational, writing, and proofreading skills with meticulous attention to detail.
Lobby Manager | Visitor Services
Works with four other lobby managers in Visitor Services. Prepares the daily schedule and disseminates pertinent information for visitor assistants (VAs) and senior visitor services (Sr. VAs). Provides training and coaching to the VA staff on appropriate performance standards and expectations. Acts as direct supervisor to a smaller group of VAs. Addresses and reviews any disciplinary issues concerning the VA staff with the assistant director and other lobby managers. Tracks paid time off and submits payroll for all full-time, part-time, and temporary staff. Coordinates the daily set-up of all Ticketing and Information Desk workstations and oversees the daily operation at both locations, which includes monitoring and carrying out all cash control policies and procedures. Responsible for the preparation and daily accounting for City PASS booklets, NY Pass, and NYC Explorer Pass, and all MoMA Store promotions. Performs all aspects of end-of-day attendance counts and revenue reconciliation, including gathering attendance and admissions information from all sources to create the daily report. Masters the Vista ticketing system, both front-end and back-end features, as well as the Museum’s online ticketing system. Facilitates all indoor and outdoor visitor traffic and crowd management, ensuring all stanchions and signage are properly placed. Provides general support to other lobby manager functions. Reports to Assistant Director, Visitor Services.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and related experience managing staff, coordinating projects, and planning budgets. Excellent organizational skills. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel, and other standard office procedures and equipment. Ability to work weekends (five-day workweek includes weekends).
Museum Research Consortium Project Coordinator (grant-funded/fixed-term) | Curatorial Affairs
With the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Museum of Modern Art has embarked on a four-year (January 1, 2013–December 31, 2016), Museum-based pilot program for the study of objects in MoMA’s collection in partnership with graduate students and faculty from the art history programs at Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University, the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. The Museum Research Consortium is intended to facilitate the joint study of key works in MoMA’s collection by curators and conservators from the Museum and faculty and graduate students from participating universities. This will be accomplished through semi-annual Consortium Study Sessions for the study and discussion of selected groups of objects. In addition, the Museum will host five annual full-time fellows in a one-year mentorship program to work with a MoMA curator in the execution of various scholarly curatorial projects and programs, including the organization of exhibitions, collection displays, and collection development and interpretation.
Responsibilities: Works in close collaboration with the Museum Research Consortium Project Leader, a curator from the Department of Painting and Sculpture, and the Museum’s Senior Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs; other MoMA curators; faculty, staff, and students at the university partners; and selected outside consultants and advisors throughout the duration of the Museum Research Consortium. Coordinates all communications, scheduling, travel arrangements, and accounting procedures related to the consortium. Facilitates written and verbal correspondence related to the consortium. Coordinates the participation of visiting scholars and academic participants. Coordinates the joint activities of the Consortium Fellows within the Museum. Devises and updates project schedule in collaboration with the project leader. Explores, evaluates, and aids in the development of an inter-institutional Web platform together with the project leader, fellows, and other Museum staff. Participates, as assigned, in the editing, preparation, acquisition, and dissemination of research materials; adds to the inter-institutional Web platform and other sources of scholarly communication throughout the course of the initiative. Assists in the organization and execution of semi-annual Consortium Study Sessions and related planning meetings, including the coordination of the movement of works of art to be studied during the Consortium Study Sessions. Assembles and manages all feedback and evaluation materials from consortium participants. Maintains budget and financial records for the entire consortium and writes progress and final reports as assigned. Answers inquiries with regard to the consortium, participants, and related material. Reports to Museum Research Consortium Project Leader.
Requirements: Masters degree or higher, some post-college study of art history preferred, and related work experience. Excellent administrative, organizational, and written/oral communication skills. Superb attention to detail. Experience with budgets. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other standard office procedures and equipment; museum database systems experience a plus. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and coordinate projects simultaneously with tact and diplomacy.
Special application procedures: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, two to three references, and a one-page summary addressing the ways in which your expertise, interests, and experience could aid in effectively advancing and managing the Museum Research Consortium to email@example.com.
Sales Associate (temporary) | MoMA Design Stores (West 53 Street locations)
Answers inquiries and assists customers in making selections. Stocks and restocks sales fixtures. Straightens and dusts merchandise and fixtures. Assists in physical inventories. Opens and closes cash registers and is held accountable for any discrepancies noted by Manager. Reports to Store Manager.
Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Some sales experience. Excellent customer service skills. An interest in good design, books, art, and architecture. Ability to work afternoon and weekend hours.
Senior Publicist | Communications
Develops and executes press strategies, drafts press releases, assembles all related press materials, and coordinates press events for major exhibitions and film programs. Determines press strategy and pitches feature stories and reviews for assigned exhibitions and projects. Pitches curator interviews and serves as primary liaison between curators and members of the press for assigned exhibitions and projects. Oversees and manages press previews, photo opportunities, and other press events for assigned exhibitions, and serves as on-site Communications representative at special events organized in conjunction with assigned programs and exhibitions. Updates and maintains online press kits for assigned projects on the Museum’s press website. Organizes and oversees exhibition- and project-related television, film, and photo shoots. Conceptualizes and incorporates social media placements into Communications campaigns for all assigned exhibitions, film programs, and projects. Reports to Director of Communications.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or similar, with a background in visual culture or art history and five to seven years public relations experience in salaried positions of increasing responsibility or equivalent. Candidates must demonstrate a proven track record of media placements in print, broadcast, and online media. Background in modern and contemporary art, and experience working with New York cultural press. Prior experience in a cultural nonprofit environment preferred. Additional requirements include experience with social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to manage projects of varying sizes simultaneously and to establish and juggle priorities. Ability to successfully meet deadlines and respond to a heavy load of press requests in a fast-paced, complex institutional environment. Working knowledge of HTML and Photoshop is essential. The position entails some evening work in conjunction with Museum events.
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