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Lead Maintenance Technician

Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
Reports to: Senior Manager of Operations
Date: 2016-04-15
Rate: $22.00 per hour

Summary

The Lead Maintenance Technicians at MoMA PS1 are responsible for performing and overseeing all cleaning, maintenance, and repair work on and around the museum’s facilities, including all public and non-public areas. Lead Maintenance Technicians are additionally responsible for providing operational support and oversight for the museum’s recurring and special programs and events. There are two operational shifts (day and evening), and there is generally one Lead Maintenance Technician per shift.
Must be able to work weekends and flexibility with working day and evening shifts.

Supervision
Lead Maintenance Technicians report to Senior Manager of Operations, and take direction from Assistant Manager of Operations. Lead Maintenance Technicians provide some direction to Maintenance Technicians.


Qualifications
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
2. Minimum of three years of responsible experience in building and mechanical equipment maintenance and repair; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
3. Basic knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems, or ability to acquire such knowledge through training.
4. Ability to operate mechanical equipment, hand tools, and power tools.
5. Ability to be trained and certified in fire safety, security systems, and other relevant areas as needed.
6. Ability to lead by example, maintain high standards, and be a team player.
7. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
8. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret miscellaneous drawings and schematics.
9. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

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 “Lead Technician” 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.

 

Director of Exhibitions

Summary
MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit contemporary art institutions in the United States; an exhibition space rather than a collecting museum, it serves as a catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art.

MoMA PS1 is seeking a Director of Exhibitions to support the Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs in a highly creative and fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be a multi-talented, collaborative and organized individual with a proven record of exhibition management and a solid knowledge of Contemporary Art as well as the Contemporary Art community, locally, nationally and internationally. Reporting to the Curator and Associate Director and managing both internal and contracted project staff, the Director of Exhibitions ensures that exhibitions fulfill the organization’s mission and are executed at the highest level of professional conduct and practice. The Director oversees an exhibitions calendar that features 4-8 major exhibitions per year plus a number of smaller exhibitions, as well as the operations and management of an ambitious live program. The Director of Exhibitions works in close collaboration with the senior management of the museum.

Requirements

  • At least 5-7 years relevant experience managing complex exhibition programs or similar, including financial analysis, insurance, strategic planning and budgets.
  • Post-graduate degree from an accredited college or university in art, art history, museum administration, museum studies, or a related field.
    Experience with fine arts insurance, and knowledge of standard museum loan and registration practices.
  • Experience with art handling, transportation, and knowledge of best practices.
    Management of skilled staff.
  • High degree of organizational skill and ability to handle multiple projects in various stages of development; demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective and professional and professional negotiating skills, strong interpersonal skills, effective and professional negotiating skills, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Proficient with Excel spreadsheets, museum databases systems, bookkeeping and accounting procedures.
  • Demonstrated initiative and administrative ability as required to work and understand the goals of a small curatorial staff and program support staff in formulating and implementing an ambitious program of temporary exhibitions and events.
  • Sufficient flexibility in management style and approach to understand and subtly adjust to complex, highly skilled staff both in the curatorial and support departments.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting.
  • Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters.

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment_ps1@moma.org and include “Director of Exhibitions” 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. 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.

 

Development Assistant

Status: Full-time, Non Exempt
Reports to: Director of Development
Date: 2016-02-04

Summary
The Development Department of MoMA PS1 seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented Development Assistant. The Development Assistant will manage the department’s administrative functions with a focus on collaborating with the Director of Development and Manager of Institutional Giving. The Development Assistant plays a crucial institutional role in the execution of all fundraising activities including gift processing, event planning, individual donor cultivation, corporate and individual membership programs, and Board Member communications.

Supervision
This position reports to the Director of Development .The position works very closely with all departments at MoMA PS1 including Accounting, Communications, Curatorial, Visitor Engagement and Director’s Office.

Responsibilities
A. Provide administrative support to the Development Department (40%)
1. Provide full range administrative support for department, including but not limited to assisting with budget planning and management, scheduling meetings and services, reviewing and processing invoices, and maintaining files.
2. Other duties as needed.

B. Assist in recording all contributions to the Museum, and provide support in generating related correspondences (25%)
1. Record all donations in Salesforce.
2. Prepare and mail receipts, thank you letters and gifts.
3. Continually update and correct donor records in Salesforce.
4. Prepare related materials for quarterly board meetings, at both MoMA and MoMA PS1.

C. Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors (20%)
1. Assist with prospect research of corporate entities and help to develop a targeted strategy, including a look at past supporters and former prospects.
2. Support Development team in generating presentation materials for prospect and donor meetings.

D. Support Development team in all aspects of planning and execution of events (15%)
1. Assist with budget planning for, design, and execution of special events including curator-led tours, opening receptions, rentals/private events, and public events and programs.
2. Organize vendors for decorations, catering, or staffing; coordinating speakers; hosting/managing RSVPs, guest lists and check-ins; coordinating security and cleaning with Facilities and Visitor Services; and other event planning duties.
3. Liaise with café and bookstore third party operators on maintenance and operations requests and needs pertaining to Museum events.
4. Coordinate schedule of maintenance and operations work with other departments.

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.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Art, Non-Profit Administration, Business, Art History, Liberal Arts, or a related field.
2. 2-3 years work experience in administration, preferably in a museum or arts non-profit.
3. Knowledge of fundraising and development strategies.
4. Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills.
5. Exemplary computer skills including Gmail, MS Office and Google Docs including mail merges and spreadsheet data management. Preference for experience with Salesforce or equivalent database software (Raiser’s Edge, etc).
6. Ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and support staff, and maintain highly professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting.
7. Strong organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
8. Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters.
9. Knowledge of art history or related field and interest in experimental contemporary art.
10. Passion for and understanding of MoMA PS1’s mission and program work.
11. A flexible schedule, availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
12. Graphic design skills and comfort with Adobe Suite a plus.
13. Foreign language skills a plus.

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment_ps1@moma.org and include “Development Assistant” 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.

 

VW Director's Office Fellow

Summary

MoMA PS1 seeks a highly motivated and organized individual for a fellowship providing support in the Director’s Office at the Museum. This is a year-long position, supported by Volkswagen, which for the right candidate offers an excellent opportunity for career growth. The VW Director’s Office Fellow will work closely with the Director, Administrative Assistants, and other members of the Museum’s senior staff on a daily basis.

The ideal candidate would thrive in a highly creative and fast-paced environment with conflicting deadlines and rapidly changing priorities. Primary responsibilities will include managing and handling day-to-day operations and communications, prioritizing the Director’s time and initiatives, and researching various projects related to the Museum’s forthcoming 40th Anniversary Exhibition.

Additional responsibilities may include but are not limited to: social media research, updating databases and communication logs, organizing scholarly materials, assembling artist dossiers, mailings and errands, and occasionally assisting during special events. The VW Director’s Office Fellow will gain a broad understanding of how the Director’s Office functions, along with specific skills related to departmental activities, and the overall direction within the context of a museum.

In addition to other members of the MoMA PS1 senior staff and Director’s Office team, the VW Director’s Office Fellow will work very closely with all departments at the Museum including Development, Accounting, Communications, Curatorial and Visitor Engagement.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Art, Non-Profit Administration, Business, Liberal Arts, or a related field.
  • 2-3 years work or volunteer experience in administration, preferably in a museum or arts non-profit.
  • Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of German language is required.
  • Computer skills including Gmail, MS Office and Google Docs.
  • Tact and diplomacy; demonstrated ability to discreetly handle highly confidential and sensitive information.
  • Exceptional attention to detail: the ability to plan, prioritize tasks, independently follow through on requests, and meet deadlines while balancing multiple simultaneous projects.
  • High level of organization, motivation, initiative, and assertiveness.
  • Knowledge of art history or related field and interest in experimental contemporary art.
  • Passion for and understanding of MoMA PS1’s mission and program work.
  • A flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend hours

 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 “VW Fellow, Directors Office” 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.

 

VW Digital Media Fellow

Summary

MoMA PS1 seeks a Fellow with a focus on Digital Media to join the museum for 12 months from February 2016 - February 2017 in conjunction with the Sunday Sessions and Warm Up programs. MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit contemporary art institutions in the United States. Operating as an exhibition and performance space rather than a collecting museum, it serves as a catalyst and an advocate for new ideas and discourses in contemporary art. This fellowship will focus on strengthening and growing the media presence of Sunday Sessions online and through digital media platforms, as well as building the media archive for historical records and academic research.

Preferred Qualifications

Reporting to the Associate Curator and Associate Producer, responsibilities will include assisting to take photographs and videos of live events, assisting the Director of Videography to produce and edit videos, and working with the Director of Communications to develop Sunday Sessions and Warm Up visual identity. Qualified candidates will have a strong background in digital photography and video, knowledge of contemporary art, and a strong interest in design and visual strategy. Excellent verbal, written communication and computer skills (incl. Adobe suite, Finalcut Pro) required; experience with social media platforms and Wordpress is desirable. Must be a very well-organized, detail-oriented, team player, who is able to multi-task. Please note: international candidates must secure and be in possession of a valid US work visa. All photographs or videos of or relating to the programs at MoMA PS1 will be the property of MoMA PS1 and will be distributed at our sole discretion.

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 “VW Fellow, Digital Media” 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.

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Internship Program

MoMA PS1 offers hands-on internships for college students and recent graduates in all 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 2016
Application Deadline: December 9, 2015
Duration: January 4—April 22, 2016

Summer Cycle 2016
Application Deadline: March 18, 2016
Duration: May 9—September 2, 2016

Fall Cycle 2016
Application Deadline: August 5, 2016
Duration: September 9—December 9, 2016

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.

Development and Fundraising
This internship is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the fundraising process, from cultivation to stewardship. This department requires interns who have experience with donors, grants, and other aspects of the non-profit industry. Any interested applicant should be highly organized and have excellent writing and research skills.  

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.  

Financial Management and Business Administration
This internship is a great opportunity to learn more about accounting in a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. This department requires interns who have an active interest in accounting and who are willing to invest energy into learning more about the accounting process. Responsibilities may include working with MoMA's Accounting Department for voucher submission and vendor creation, processing admissions reports, human resource tasks, as well as financial management of the annual summer music series Warm Up. Interested applicants should be meticulous and should have strong software skills with Microsoft Word and Excel. 

Installation and Building Operations
This internship is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about installation, exhibition design, art handling, and institution registration. This department requires interns who are comfortable with manual labor work and who are physically able to lift weight. Knowledge of power-tools and a level of craftsmanship preferred.  

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.  

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.

Registrar
The Registrar needs interns who are organized, possess advanced computer skills, and are able to multitask. Interns will assist with conducting research for upcoming exhibitions, preparing objects for shipment and publications research and production, archiving and information management.  

Visitor Services
The Visitor Services department at MoMA PS1 plays an integral role in developing creative audience engagement and educational opportunities, as well as providing cross-departmental and administrative support throughout a multifaceted arts institution. Interns will gain a strong understanding of the visitor experience and how to promote a welcoming environment for exhibitions, events, and programming. Tasks will include scheduling group tours, creating event and way-finding signage, and supporting daily museum activity. Applicants should be detail-oriented, adaptable, able to balance multiple projects, and enthusiastic about interacting with the public and other museum employees in a team setting.

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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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.