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Assistant Manager of Installation


Reporting to the Chief of Installation, the Assistant Manager of Installation is responsible for overseeing the administration, staff, and projects involved in our installation process. This position is highly dynamic, and its primary areas of responsibilities include installation work, administration, and the management of freelance employees during the installation of exhibitions. Some weekend and overtime hours are required during installation periods or for events.

Responsibilities

Installation

  • Work closely with the Chief of Installation to develop an overall plan for each exhibition
  • Work with Curatorial and Registration departments to plan, coordinate, and produce approximately 10-18 exhibitions per year across four floors and 40,000 sq ft of gallery space
  • Use material’s knowledge to inform production schedule and exhibition budget collaboratively across departments
  • Turn exhibitions on and off on a daily basis M-F, and for special events outside of regular working hours
  • Maintain all aspects of exhibitions while on view, such as touch-ups, lighting, and A/V maintenance
  • On call on weekends for remote A/V troubleshooting

Administrative

  • Create and sustain relationships with vendors and contractors
  • Process invoices, track department and exhibition related expenses, work across departments to manage multiple budgets simultaneously
  • Manage inventory of installation supplies and woodshop
  • Develop production schedules, including daily schedules for installation staff and schedules for outside contractors

Staff Management

  • Hire, train, and manage seasonal union staff of 40 preparators/installers
  • Take direction from the Chief of Installation and communicate direction to the installation staff
  • In depth understanding of Local 30 union agreement, and ability to execute articles of the agreement in practice
  • Monitor employee hours and execute payroll biweekly
  • Work across departments to improve and implement safety protocols
  • Train Visitor Engagement employees on exhibition protocol

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function to a high professional standard. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • B.A. or B.F.A with a minimum of two (2) years of management experience in a museum or gallery
  • Demonstrated strength in managing time, completing tasks, and being proactive, accountable, and adaptable in dynamic and creative setting
  • Professional, polished, and positive attitude and demeanor, with exceptional communication skills in presentations and discussions
  • Experience with personnel and budget management, staff development and training, team building, and ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and staff
  • Proven capacity to independently plan and organize exhibitions.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Experience working with and executing union contracts
  • Established knowledge of art handling best practices
  • Established materials knowledge as it relates to construction, fabrication, installation methods, and A/V equipment
  • Excellent organizational abilities, analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters
  • Skill in managing vendors, suppliers, and contractors, including competitive bidding, negotiating pricing and contract terms, and ensuring high quality of goods and services
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed during installation periods
  • Excellent computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Toast, and SketchUp.

MoMA PS1 prioritizes employee safety and promotes safe work practices, which are the responsibility of all employees. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, safety is always a priority. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment_ps1@moma.org and include “Assistant Manager of Installation” in the subject line.

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 MoMA PS1.

MoMA PS1 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Manager of Visitor Engagement

Summary
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Manager of Visitor Engagement is responsible for overseeing Visitor Engagement operations, administration, staff, and projects for the museum. The Manager works both independently and collaboratively to ensure a positive visitor experience, excellent customer service, and highly effective logistics for public participation in exhibitions, programs, and events across a multipurpose campus. Primary areas of responsibility include visitor experience planning and execution, staff development and management, budgeting and financial oversight, and project management. In addition, the Manager works closely with colleagues throughout the institution to help identify and measure key performance indicators to drive revenue growth and visitor satisfaction.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function to a high professional standard. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor’s degree, with course work in business or arts administration helpful.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in visitor services, hospitality, customer service, and/or sales, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience with personnel and budget management, staff development and training, team building, and ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and staff.
  • Strong engagement with and knowledge of visitor service principles, practices, and procedures; arts/leisure audiences; and contemporary artistic practices and/or museums.
  • Professional, polished, and positive attitude and demeanor, with exceptional communication skills, in both public-facing and internal meetings, presentations, and discussions, including demonstrated skill in presenting information and facilitating positive dialogue with public.
  • Demonstrated strength in managing time, completing tasks, and being proactive, accountable, and adaptable in dynamic and creative setting and multifaceted role with competing demands on attention and frequently changing and conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently, while understanding and accepting nuanced direction.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters.
  • Skill in managing vendors, suppliers, and contractors, including competitive bidding, negotiating pricing and contract terms, and ensuring high quality of goods and services.
  • Excellent computer skills, including in depth knowledge of ticketing point of sale software and equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed.

MoMA PS1 prioritizes employee safety and promotes safe work practices, which are the responsibility of all employees. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, safety is always a priority. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment_ps1@moma.org and include “Manager of Visitor Engagement” in the subject line. For more information about MoMA PS1, please visit www.MoMAPS1.org.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at MoMA PS1. MoMA PS1 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

 

Gallery Associate
Status: Part-time (two regular shifts per week, based on exhibition needs), Non-exempt
Reports to: Supervising Coordinator of Visitor Engagement

Summary
Gallery Associates serve as MoMA PS1’s representatives in the exhibition spaces and facilitate a positive relationship between art, audience, and the museum through compliance with the “Visitor Engagement Policies and Procedures” document. Gallery Associates are expected to provide a high level of customer service and develop a strong familiarity with MoMA PS1 history, relevant past exhibitions, long-term installations, programs, and current exhibitions.

Supervision
Gallery Associates report to Supervising Coordinator of Visitor Engagement, and additionally take direction from Assistant Manager of Visitor Engagement and Senior Manager of Visitor Engagement. They also occasionally take direction from Visitor Engagement Associates and Senior Visitor Engagement Associates.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor Degree or current students preferred, or equivalent experience.
    Minimum of 2 years’ experience in visitor service, hospitality, and/or sales, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, including ability to present information effectively in one-on-one and group settings and facilitate positive dialogue with audience.
  • Strong engagement with and knowledge of contemporary artistic practices and/or museums, with interest in critical discourse.
  • Strong observation and awareness abilities, including noticing unusual circumstances, situations requiring attention, and generally being aware of one’s surroundings.
  • Demonstrated on-the-spot problem-solving and decision-making ability.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially as part of larger team and in service of team and institutional goals.
  • Ability to work Holidays and Weekends as required by exhibitions and special events.

MoMA PS1 prioritizes employee safety and promotes safe work practices, which are the responsibility of all employees. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, safety is always a priority. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment_ps1@moma.org and include “Gallery Associate” in the subject line.

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 MoMA PS1.

MoMA PS1 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

 

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Internship Program

MoMA PS1 offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates in several of its departments. Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit art institution and to work alongside some of the world's most exciting contemporary artists and curators.

MoMA PS1 is also a host for Studio in a School's Summer Arts Intern Program. Visit www.artsintern.org for more information.

Responsibilities and Qualifications
Intern candidates must possess a strong command of English, excellent communication skills, strong writing skills, word-processing skills on a PC-platform, and the ability to work and function in a creative and flexible environment. Most interns are based in one department, but have the opportunity to interact with all departments on a regular basis. All interns work on a volunteer basis for a full trimester with a schedule determined by the Intern's department supervisor. MoMA PS1 is looking for interns who are able to work a minimum of two full days per week (seven hours per day).  

Activities
Interns will be invited to attend field trips/lectures at non-profit institutions and museums in the New York area that have been organized by the Internship Coordinator. In addition, interns may be asked to assist staff with special events, public programs, and exhibition openings, as well as at MoMA PS1's annual summer music series, Warm Up.

School Credit
It is the responsibility of applicants to retrieve information from their school concerning possible academic credit.

Visas
MoMA PS1 is unable to provide or assist with visas for foreign applicants.

Internship Schedule 

Spring Cycle 2017
Application Deadline: December 9, 2016
Duration: January 17—April 14, 2017

Summer Cycle 2017
Application Deadline: April 8, 2017
Duration: May 23—August 25, 2017

Fall Cycle 2017
Application Deadline: August 5, 2017
Duration: September 9—December 9, 2017

Start/End dates are flexible but must be discussed with the Internship Coordinator in advance.

Applicants should apply to three of the following departments (in order of preference): 

Curatorial
The intern best suited for this department would be meticulous, able to coordinate large-scale organizational projects, and have a working knowledge of contemporary art and art history. Tasks include archiving, media management, and research, as well as administrative and production duties relevant to organizing exhibitions and public programs. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Photoshop skills are required; familiarity with Adobe Illustrator or InDesign is also helpful.

Press and Public Relations
This internship requires a desire to learn more about public relations, marketing, media relations, and institution administration. Interested applicants should have excellent writing, organization, communication, and computer skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and see projects through to completion. Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Word skills are a requirement. Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign are also helpful.

Director's Office
The intern will support the Director's Office with administrative tasks. Responsibilities may include data entry, mailings and errands, assembling artist dossiers, and updating databases and communication logs. Knowledge of German language is a plus. Candidates with strengths in accounting, as well as graphic design, are highly desirable.  

Live Programming
The Live Programming internship offers hands-on experience in audio visual production, direct interaction with artists, and in-depth insight into how live art programming operates. Interns will be exposed to the full development of our programs, from approaching artists to executing large-scale events. Potential candidates would ideally have some experience working in live event production, as well as being organized, motivated and adaptable. Audio visual knowledge and Adobe Photoshop skills are desired but not required. Excellent writing skills are a must. Candidates should be prepared to work a minimum of three days a week, one of which will be a Sunday, and occasionally to work late nights.

 

MoMA PS1 Internship Application

Individuals may apply to the program via e-mail (highly-preferred) or postal mail.

All applications must include a cover letter, resume and the attached application completed, sent to the email/address below. Letters of reference and writing samples are not necessary.

No resumes sent via fax will be accepted. No phone calls, please.

MoMA PS1
Attn: Internships
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

internships_ps1@moma.org (PDF or Microsoft Word format only)

 

Application (pdf)

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Would you be able to interview at MoMA PS1?

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On a separate sheet of paper (limited to one-page total), please answer both of the following questions:

1. What is the role of a contemporary arts institution and what are its strengths and challenges in the United States?

2. What inspired you to apply for the MoMA PS1 Internship Program?

 

 

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 MoMA PS1. MoMA PS1 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment.

The internship program is supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.