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Our Team

Working with an evolving constellation of artists, neighbors, and partners, MoMA PS1 is committed to the critical work of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in all we do. We seek to build a team reflective of the diverse vibrancy of the city of New York, welcoming a range of life experiences, identities, skills, and backgrounds to our work of supporting artists. We’re committed to creating an environment where individuals feel not just welcome, but actively invited to contribute their full selves, their ideas, and their aspirations. While our team represents a range of backgrounds, we’re brought together by a shared commitment to greater access to, and equity within, the arts.

Working with an evolving constellation of artists, neighbors, and partners, MoMA PS1 is committed to the critical work of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in all we do. We seek to build a team reflective of the diverse vibrancy of the city of New York, welcoming a range of life experiences, identities, skills, and backgrounds to our work of supporting artists. We’re committed to creating an environment where individuals feel not just welcome, but actively invited to contribute their full selves, their ideas, and their aspirations. While our team represents a range of backgrounds, we’re brought together by a shared commitment to greater access to, and equity within, the arts.

Join Us

We’re looking for people from all professional disciplines to join us. We know that successful candidates will meet many of the requirements listed on a job description, but may not have all of the qualifications. If you see a position that describes your skills and knowledge, we encourage you to apply.

Executive Assistant to Deputy Director

Supervision:

The Assistant for Administration will report to the Deputy Director and works in close collaboration with the Special Projects Coordinator & Executive Assistant, in the Director’s Office, as well as with senior management of the museum.

Responsibilities

  • Support deputy director with calendaring, preparation for presentation, special projects-including preparation materials and coordination of board committee and board working group meetings and monthly credit card reconciliation.
  • Assist with the forward movement of projects initiated from the Deputy Director, and collaborate across museum departments as needed.
  • Collaborative with the Special Projects Coordinator & Executive Assistant, in the Director’s Office, to ensure clear, timely communication between both departments, and across the entire museum.
  • Working with the Director of Finance and Deputy Director, prepare monthly funding obligation plan for submission to the Department of Cultural Affairs.
  • Collaborate with the Administration, Finance, Development, Curatorial and Visitor Engagement departments of museum to gather information/narrative and complete the museum’s annual report to the Department of Cultural Affairs.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly lobbying report; collect data from senior staff, organize and submit quarterly compliance report to the Office of the City Clerk Lobbying Bureau.
  • Liaise with human resources and the MoMA IT department to initiate email accounts, address hardware and purchase needs as well as systems access for all new employees. Coordinate all IT mandated museum-wide compliance training (i.e.: Cyber Security).
  • Work collaboratively with MoMA accounting, Deputy Director and external insurance broker to gather proposal/bids for annual insurance renewals. These include General Liability, Directors and Officers, Workers Compensation, and event specific insurance.
  • Other task may be assigned to ensure maintaining smooth operation of the administration department of the museum.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.

  • Minimum four years of experience in progressively responsible administrative roles in arts, cultural, or other non-profit organizations, with experience supporting senior staff strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, experience with staff and manager at varying levels.
  • Experience in coordinating and managing special projects for senior Museum staff and department heads.
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively prioritize and manage time, juggle multiple duties and tasks, and meet deadline, as well as ability to manage frequent shifts in priorities.
  • Experience managing multiple projects with competing deadlines; anticipating project needs and problem solving accordingly.
  • Tech savvy with strong computer skills, including strong knowledge and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive, and video conferencing platforms.
  • Ability to maintain a highly professional, positive, and flexible demeanor with rapid and shifting priorities.
  • Proven organizational ability, analytical skills, and attention to detail

Salary and Benefits

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.

Salary commensurate with experience and previous compensation. Benefits include 30 days paid vacation leave, 10 days paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 3 paid personal days, participation in the Museum’s 401(k), life insurance, medical/health (including visual and dental) and a defined benefit pension plan.

Salary Range: $60,000.00–62,400.00 per year

Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter here.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”)

COVID-19 considerations: Candidates must be vaccinated for Covid-19

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.

Director of Development

Summary

MoMA PS1 seeks a Director of Development to initiate and execute a comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes all aspects of giving—individual, institutional, corporate, and special events—totaling approximately $8-9M per year. The Director is responsible for stewarding a diverse mix of existing donor relationships and working with PS1 leadership to strengthen and expand the Museum’s networks and opportunities in alignment with the institution’s vision and goals. The Director serves as a critical thought partner for PS1’s Director and Board on high-level fundraising strategies and donor cultivation, and leads the overall operations of the Development Department. The Director of Development is responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of all donor-related special events that drive revenue generation at PS1, including the annual Benefit Gala. Additionally, the Director of Development will contribute to strategic planning for the Development Department and the broader External Affairs team to ensure the sustainability of PS1’s revenue streams.

Supervision

Reports to the Director of External Affairs and works collaboratively with PS1’s Director and Museum leadership—in particular the Director of Curatorial Affairs, Director of Program Production, and Controller. Directly supervises the Assistant Director of Individual Giving and the Manager of Institutional Giving and leads the Development team made up of the Assistant Director of Individual Giving, Manager of Institutional Giving, Development Associate, and External Affairs Assistant.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with PS1’s Director, Director of External Affairs, and Board of Directors to create strategies and grow pipelines for all aspects of giving at PS1, with a focus on major gifts of $25,000 and above from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.
  • Represent the interests of the PS1’s Director and Board with key stakeholders such as the Board of Trustees, patrons, major donors, the leaders of foundations and government agencies, among others.
  • Liaise and manage the robust activities of several Board committees—including Executive, Nominating, and DEAI, among others—to achieve high-level goals and priorities.
  • Support and guide the development of PS1’s partnerships with major Foundations, and grow the overall Foundation portfolio as an key revenue stream for the institution.
  • Direct the growth and expansion of the newly created Vision Fund ($25,000–$50,000 annual contribution).
  • Direct the planning and execution of PS1’s Benefit Gala, solicitations strategy for all programs, end of year appeals, and other fundraising campaigns throughout the year.
  • Oversee the growth of the Greater New Yorkers donor program ($10,000 annual dues), led by the Assistant Director of Individual Giving.
  • Oversee the identification, research, solicitation planning, cultivation, and stewardship of all donors at PS1 by implementing team-wide systems for these activities.
  • With the Controller and Deputy Director, review and manage the institutional budgets, fundraising pipeline, and cash flow, and ensure fundraising goals are met.
  • Work collaboratively as part of PS1’s External Affairs Team and support efforts to promote PS1's artist-centric and community-driven program and mission to key stakeholders.
  • Support a culture of fundraising within the institution, ensuring fundraising is integral to all program successes.
  • Liaise with Development colleagues at the Museum of Modern Art, ensuring consistent collaboration and communication.

Qualifications

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

  • Minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience, with a primary focus on major gifts and high-level donor cultivation.
  • Experience developing and executing short and long-range fundraising strategies. 3–5 years of experience directly managing staff; experience working with and leading a diverse team of development professionals.
  • A proven track record of success within individual, institutional, and corporate donor cultivation and management.
  • Strong budget management experience required.
  • Ability to navigate a complex calendar of activities, remain cool under pressure, and the confidence to assess priorities and provide strategic recommendations to PS1 leadership and team members.
  • Strong oral and written communication, ability to capture the voice of MoMA PS1 and produce language appropriate for target audiences.
  • Experience working in a museum setting or other not-for-profit related field.
  • Ability to organize and attend evening and off hour donor cultivation events, as needed.
  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM databases.

Salary and Benefits

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.

Salary commensurate with experience and previous compensation. Benefits include 30 days paid vacation leave, 10 days paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 3 paid personal days, participation in the Museum’s 401(k), life insurance, medical/health (including visual and dental) and a defined benefit pension plan.

Salary Range: $120,000–125,000 per year

Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter here.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”)

COVID-19 considerations: Candidates must be vaccinated for Covid-19

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.

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Supervision

The Digital Marketing Coordinator reports to the Digital Strategy & Content Manager, and works in close collaboration with department managers and staff across PS1, as well as with the MoMA Marketing and Communications teams.

Responsibilities

  • Draft and edit appropriate and compelling editorial copy for use across PS1’s digital platforms, including website, email marketing, and social media, and use such channels strategically to engage audiences and drive museum attendance and program and event participation.
  • Develop and execute social media strategies to support the Museum’s exhibitions, programs, and events that balances visual, promotional, and creative content, including: actively managing social media platforms; engaging and growing digital community through participation and conversation; providing live coverage of programs and events as needed; and overseeing paid social media advertising.
  • Collaborate directly with artists, partners, and the local communities to amplify their work on PS1’s digital platforms in support of programming and mission.
  • Oversee PS1’s email marketing program with timely and regular distribution of PS1’s email newsletters.
  • Support the final stages of the development and implementation of a newly designed, independent website, and act as the primary content manager on the new site after launch, including content management of a new editorial/video platform.
  • Maintain and update content in PS1’s digital visitor guide, Bloomberg Connects.
  • Project manage the development of communication and marketing initiatives, including collaboration with colleagues to ensure the timely reception of assets, copy, and crediting.
  • Liaise with colleagues at MoMA to coordinate the inclusion of PS1 content in MoMA’s emails, across social media channels, and on moma.org.
  • Measure the performance of marketing and communications initiatives and efforts, including analyzing and reporting data and metrics, and optimizing the effectiveness of such efforts.
  • Assist with department asset management, copy editing, and administrative needs.
  • Perform other marketing and social media responsibilities as needed and directed.

Qualifications

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

  • Strong writing and editing skills, with proven experience writing for social media and other digital marketing channels. Strong attention to detail and skill at copy editing content.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience successfully coordinating marketing strategies and campaigns in a fast-paced environment, preferably in an arts, culture, and/or non-profit environment or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media practices, combined with hands on experience using various social media platforms as part of an overall communications strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be proactive, and take initiative, balanced with skill in executing plans and tasks with precise and nuanced instructions.
  • High degree of professionalism in representing the museum to the public, partners, and colleagues.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, multitask, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing deadlines.
  • Ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and support staff, and maintain a highly professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting.
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, PS1 and its programming.
  • Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays in connection with museum programs and events.

Salary and Benefits

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.

Salary commensurate with experience and previous compensation. Benefits include 30 days paid vacation leave, 10 days paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 3 paid personal days, participation in the Museum’s 401(k), life insurance, medical/health (including visual and dental) and a defined benefit pension plan.

Salary Range: $50,000–55,000 per year

Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter here.

COVID-19 considerations: Candidates must be vaccinated for Covid-19

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”)

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.

Registrar

Supervision

This position reports to the Director of Program Production, works collaboratively across all museum departments including Programs, Communications, Development, Visitor Engagement, Operations, Administration and Exhibition and Production Design staff, as well as with lenders, conservators, artists, couriers, and other artistic collaborators. The Registrar supervises and manages regularly scheduled contractual Registrars. In collaboration with the Exhibition and Production Designer, the Registrar guides a team of seasonal gallery installation staff.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage all logistical arrangements pertaining to transportation, customs clearance, booking transports and requesting/comparing shipping estimates, packing, and courier needs for borrowed artworks.
  • Liaise with relevant departments to help maintain the incoming and outgoing shipping schedule for the museum.
  • Issue all loan agreements and review/negotiate lender terms and requirements of agreements in collaboration with the Director of Program Production, Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, MoMA Legal team and insurance agent.
  • Maintain fine art insurance policy including annual renewal, tracking insurance holdings, obtaining COIs and liaising with insurance agent for input as needed.
  • Plan all install and deinstall schedules in collaboration with the Director of Program Production and Exhibition and Production Designer; consider staffing levels for art handler needs, contract registrar assignments, artists on-site, couriers, conservators, shipping deadlines and curatorial priorities.
  • Create and maintain all condition report documents and images.
  • Adhere to the industry’s best practices for art handling, movement, installation, storage, condition reporting, data management, packing and shipping.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Programs, Operations, and Curators, implement security protocols and floorplans as they pertain to art object safety.
  • Works across museum departments to communicate and educate staff on art safety; maintain and distribute reference photos of each exhibition to share with front-line staff.
  • Function as the on-site and off-site storage liaison and maintain inventories, exhibition data, coordinate deliveries, track insurance values, and issue COIs for artwork on and off-site.
  • Collaborate with MoMA’s CEMS team to customize templates for MoMA PS1.

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.

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience managing exhibitions with responsibility for logistical arrangements pertaining to packing, transportation, customs clearance, and courier needs, for complex exhibitions involving foreign and domestic loans. -Attention to detail, with ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, multitask, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing deadlines.
  • Experience with fine arts insurance, and knowledge of standard museum loan and registration practices.
  • Experience with art handling, transportation, and knowledge of best practices.
  • Experience with management, supervision, and guidance of skilled teams.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, effective and professional negotiating skills, strong interpersonal skills, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Proficient with museum databases systems (TMS preferred) and experience working in Microsoft and Google environments.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across museum departments and to understand the goals of a small curatorial and program support team in formulating and implementing an ambitious program of temporary exhibitions.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude in a fast-paced environment.
  • Availability after hours to respond to art incidents during off-hours.

Salary and Benefits

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.

Salary commensurate with experience and previous compensation. Benefits include 30 days paid vacation leave, 10 days paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays and 3 paid personal days, participation in the Museum’s 401(k), life insurance, medical/health (including visual and dental) and a defined benefit pension plan.

Applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter here.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”)

COVID-19 considerations: Candidates must be vaccinated for Covid-19

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.

Internships

MoMA PS1 offers blended internships with onsite and remote opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals with practical experience in a specific area of museum work. Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit art institution and work alongside some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists and curators. In addition to departmental work interns participate in weekly professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum’s various programs, exhibitions, and departments. Our summer internship cycle is currently closed. Check back for future opportunities.

MoMA PS1 offers blended internships with onsite and remote opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and beginning professionals with practical experience in a specific area of museum work. Our internship program provides the opportunity to learn about the operations of a non-profit art institution and work alongside some of the world’s most exciting contemporary artists and curators. In addition to departmental work interns participate in weekly professional development activities designed to increase understanding of the Museum’s various programs, exhibitions, and departments. Our summer internship cycle is currently closed. Check back for future opportunities.