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Unless otherwise identified, all job opportunities are based in downtown Los Angeles at MOCA's staff offices located at MOCA Grand Avenue. MOCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Senior Manager, AV

Overview

The Senior Manager, AV reports to the Director of Exhibition Production and leads MOCA’s technical production and infrastructure across all departments including capital improvements; audio visual installation for MOCA’s exhibition program; and live production for MOCA performances and public programs. The Senior Manager, AV will lead the management and daily operations of the AV Department. Primary responsibilities include the supervision of all full time and temporary AV staff; overall project management from conception to implementation of all AV related to exhibitions, performances, and museum infrastructure; assisting with the development and oversight of annual departmental and project budgets. The Senior Manager, AV will provide active, collaborative leadership, identify and develop improved procedures and techniques, and work closely with curators, artists, and the full MOCA staff to design and plan AV for all exhibition, collection, performance, and event related projects as assigned. The position is tasked with creating a sustainable infrastructure aligned with MOCA’s mission, values and goals.

The Senior Manager, AV works closely with the Director of Exhibition Production; the Producer of Performance and Programs; The Director of Operations; and Associate Director of Events and Rentals to oversee the development, organization, and technical preparation, planning, and supervision of museum exhibitions, operations, performances, and events. The position provides leadership for all technical and production needs across the institution.

Responsibilities related to exhibition installation include, but are not limited to overseeing the technical design and implementation of equipment for contemporary exhibition installations; working directly with artists to conceive the most effective installation; receiving, mounting and dispersing media-based loans and works in the permanent collection; maintaining the media-based works in MOCA’s permanent collection, in consultation with MOCA’s registration department; and overseeing the execution of projections, audio installations, and lighting. MOCA’s performance program includes the regular presentation of international performance works and new commissions spanning dance, experimental theater and music. The Senior Manager, AV will have experience in live performance production, including rigging and power distribution; as well as extensive knowledge of current industry standards in regard to equipment and safety protocols.

The Senior Manager, AV provides technical leadership and staffing support for large museum events, including MOCA’s annual gala, as well as for rental client events, special corporate donor events, and organizational meetings and presentations.

The Senior Manager, AV will oversee and make recommendations to improve the technical capabilities of all MOCA’s event and performance facilities including WAREHOUSE, a 14000 sq ft multi disciplinary performance space; the Ahmanson Auditorium, a 130 seat theater venue, and The David Laventhol Board Room.
Pay: $75,000 - 85,000 annual salary

Requirements

  • A minimum of five years experience with a minimum of two years in a supervisory role and a proven record of delivering world class media-based installations and exhibitions; performance; and event productions in a contemporary art museum; contemporary art gallery; or multi disciplinary visual art space.
  • Advanced knowledge of audio visual artworks, including historical works, with a specific focus on installation and conservation.
  • Advanced knowledge of the latest innovations in audio; lighting; and projection design.
  • Proven experience delivering large scale multimedia projects and world class live performances in museums or non-traditional spaces. Proven ability to work creatively and effectively with artists in order to deliver their vision with high production value and attention to detail while taking into account the budget and needs of the museum.
  • Proven ability to build and lead a team, delegate effectively, and hire individuals best suited to the multi-faceted needs of the museum.
  • Must be able to multitask on numerous projects while overseeing successful outcomes.
  • Good relationships with Los Angeles-based vendors; contractors; and engineers
  • Proficiency with Sketchup, Rhino, Auto CAD or other 2/3D design programs.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical and power distribution, particularly as relates to live performance production.
  • Experience in the safe handling of artworks and technical equipment.
  • Experience in audio and video editing and archiving.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the planning, preparation, and implementation of technical installation and production for all of MOCA’s exhibitions, performances, and events.
  • Oversee the retrofits and maintenance of MOCA’s performance and event spaces.
  • Work with and manage staff and vendors to properly operate and maintain AV, sound and lighting equipment inventory and make recommendations for capital improvements to performance and event facilities as well as MOCA’s overall inventory.
  • Oversee the maintenance and stewardship of all time-based media in MOCA’s permanent collection. Includes making recommendations for equipment upgrades, creating installation iteration reports, and inventorying and/or assessing the technical needs of incoming acquisitions.
  • Ensure all technical aspects of an exhibition are maintained to an exceptional standard throughout its duration.
  • Oversee, manage and provide technical guidance and training to AV technical staff (both full time and temporary) for the safe and efficient installation and successful operation of equipment related to exhibitions, programs and events. Identify, hire, train and maintain a pool of temporary employees to assist with the execution of all projects. Hire, train, schedule, manage and mentor full time staff members.


Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

AV Technician (Temporary)

Overview

Temporary Audio/Visual Technician works onsite under the supervision of the AV Technical  manager to provide assistance for MOCA rental events, exhibitions, film and video  presentations, performances, lectures and presentations and various other programs at both  MOCA locations (MOCA Grand and MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary). Primary  responsibilities include preparing, installing, activating, operating, troubleshooting and breaking  down audio visual and other equipment in a variety of contexts as well as the upkeep and  maintenance of equipment in the museum’s inventory, collection, and as installed in exhibitions. Because the scope of the Museum's programming incorporates conventional art forms as well  as those which are more experimental in nature, Temporary Audio/Visual Technician will have a  variety of tasks and functions to perform, relating to all aspects of technical installation and live  events. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for handling, installing and troubleshooting complex artworks, assisting with  projection, audio engineering (including live sound), videotaping, and lighting.
  • Works with AV Technical Manager and Exhibition Technicians in preparing and installing  all AV equipment for exhibitions and with other MOCA staff for programming and events.
  • Maintains operations of exhibitions including monitoring all media elements, performing  routine maintenance with supervision of AV Technical Manager.
  • Assisting in the preparation of exhibitions, including the handling of artworks, light  construction and routine maintenance.
  • Assists with care, maintenance and tracking of the museum’s A/V equipment.
  • In coordination with the AV Technical Manager, provides audio-visual services for live  events, including setup and operation of media for museum’s programming, rentals and  other functions. 
  • Must be able to work well as a team member in a professional manner with a wide  variety of staff and non-museum personnel in accomplishing projects with high  production standards. 
  • Must be able to work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines.
  • Must display creativity in solving technical problems, and flexibility in adapting to unusual  circumstances.
  • Must be willing to understand and learn new technologies specific to MOCA installs and  events

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film/Video, Theater, Audio Production, Media Arts, Performing  Arts or a closely related field strongly preferred. Experience may count towards a  degree.  
  • Minimum experience of two years working with film, video, audio, new media or related  production work. 
  • Computer competency required. 
  • Basic electrical knowledge required, advanced electrical knowledge preferred.
  •  Working knowledge of tools and proper application required. 
  • Must demonstrate safe use of equipment including, but not limited to: media equipment,  electrical equipment, personnel lifts, and various portable and stationary power tools. 
  • Must be ok presenting both conventional and nonconventional art forms that can be  experimental in nature. 
  • Must be willing to follow Injury Illness Prevention Program.  
  • Ability to follow a number of systems for identifying, evaluating, and preventing  occupational safety and health hazards, in addition to initiating Employee Safe Training  with all stationary and mobile power tools and in the handling of all relevant materials  and substances.

Rate: $22.15 

This position is covered by MOCA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement: YES 

  • Partnering with the Rentals Program Manager, Registration Department, Curatorial  Department, Exhibitions Department, Education Department, and visiting artists and  curators working on museum projects 
  • And other duties as required 

Physical Demands

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. Reasonable  accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential  functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: 

  • Stand for long periods 
  • Bend, stoop, reach, lift, and climb to move materials and operate equipment • Climb up and down stairs and ladders 
  • Reach both above and below shoulder height 
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds 
  • Manual dexterity to operate manually-controlled equipment and artwork
  • Ability to visually inspect work; specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision,  depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

Junior Advancement Associate, Donor and Board Stewardship

Overview

The Junior Advancement Associate, Donor & Board Stewardship reports to the Deputy Director, Advancement and works closely with the Senior Manager, Director’s Affairs. The position serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and other museum donor groups and councils; and supporting the Deputy Director, Advancement in duties relating to these groups and their stewardship. The position works with the Director’s Office to improve workflow, collaboration and communication between the two departments. This role assists the Associate Director, Donor Events & Programs with all Board and donor travel, art fair, and special events needs.
Salary Range: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00

Requirements

  •  3-5 years of related administrative experience.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and execute competing requests.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; comfortable with technology on Windows and Mac/Apple platforms.

  • Proven ability to interact in a courteous and professional manner with senior leadership, Board of Trustees and their assistants/administrators.

  • Ability to exercise diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.  

  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Detail-oriented with a crucial attention to accuracy in all content.

  • Effective problem-solving abilities and sound, logical decision-making skills required.

  • Must be able to occasionally work extended hours and on select weekends.

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Political Science, Art, Art History, or a related field.

  • General knowledge of art, interest in contemporary culture, and organizational structure and procedures at a museum or other non-profit arts institution preferred; basic knowledge of museum bylaws a plus.


Essential Functions

  • Serve as point of contact and liaison to the Board of Trustees and their 

    assistants/administrators, and other museum donor groups and councils.

  • Plan all aspects of the quarterly Board of Trustees meetings and Committee meetings in partnership with Deputy Director, Advancement and Senior Manager, Director’s Affairs including: scheduling, day-of logistics, communications, and meeting materials; Draft and coordinate Board and Committee onboarding process and related communications including formal welcome letters, board handbook, new Trustee orientations, fiduciary trainings, and new member announcements.

  • Works with the Director’s Office to improve workflow, processes, and communication between the Director’s Office and Advancement department.

  • Assist with fundraising efforts by preparing background materials and proposals, including PowerPoint decks, donor profiles, and other presentation materials.

  • Manage donor stewardship, ensuring all communications, including proposals and acknowledgement letters, go out in a timely manner and provide regular tracking updates; assist with preparing special donor acknowledgements for The Maurice Marciano Director; Chair, Board of Trustees and others.

  • Conduct general administrative duties including sorting mail, fielding calls and preparing expense reports.

  • Work with other departments such as Communications, Finance, and Curatorial on various projects such as holiday cards, donor magazine, budgets and related initiatives.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

Project Accountant

Overview

The Project Accountant is responsible for recording, tracking, and reconciling the Accounts Receivable function for the  museum, including funds received such as restricted and unrestricted gifts, grants, and transfers; along with the  monthly and annual reconciliation and tracking of project activity. This role also interacts with Advancement to ensure  accurate weekly, monthly, and annual reconciliation of receipts and receivables. This role will support the CFO with  administrative tasks along with external and internal projects analysis and research as needed. The employee and will  serve as back up for the Accounts Coordinator for the Payables function.
Salary: $62,500.00

Essential Functions

  • Recognize revenue through bank feeds, stocks, checks and cash received into the General Ledger system on a weekly basis
  • Reconcile receipts (gifts and payments on receivables with Advancement every week, noting any variances in the treatment of the receipt between the Advancement database (Altru), bank feed or General Ledger entry and documenting and correcting the variance)
  • Provide a monthly summary comparing the monthly Advancement Goal Report to the General Ledger monthly entries to Revenue, (in total as well as by department, project, and donor)
  • With input from the museum program departments, set up projects and associated general ledger codes and account numbers and vendors for new projects.
  • Keep a database of copies and updated copies of all gift and grant documentation
  • Monthly review and reconciliation of all museum projects using QuickBooks, Altru, and other software, with a focus on direct and indirect costs.
  • Provide research and proposals for billing and invoices, adjusting journal entries as possible to track all funding, spending and gifts by project.
  • Work closely with departments including CFO, Director of Finance and department heads to ensure correct recording of revenue, including gift purpose, timing of release and balanced.
  • Analyze budget and actual variances for each project activity with Director of Finance as part of monthly department meetings
  • Provide assistance to the Director of Finance for annual insurance renewal and updates.
  • Work with Senior Accountant on accurate fixed assets assignments for each project if applicable.
  • Work on data entry for budget compilations annually and semi-annually.
  • Review and research variance expenses and associated releases with Accounting Coordinator via Bill.com, including coding, vendor, and entry accuracy for programming spending.
  • Perform appropriate back-up duties for Accounts Payable/Receivable Coordinator, as necessary.
  • Act as main keeper of the Finance Calendar, reminding the CFO and Finance department of upcoming items in the bi-weekly meeting.
  • Administrative assistance for the Chief Finance Officer and the Finance Department, including keeping the bank statements files up to date, managing CFO credit card, organizing team building opportunities, and celebrations.

Education and Expereince

BA/BS in accounting or finance required. Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel, General Ledger Accounting and Bill Management Software such as QuickBooks and Bill.com.


Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.



Chief of Public Engagement, Learning, and Impact

Overview

Reporting to The Maurice Marciano Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Chief of Public Engagement, Learning, & Impact (CPELI) is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the museum’s Education Department, Visitor Engagement, Public Programs, Community Engagement, Publications, and R&D initiatives. This newly-created position organizes and supervises the teams for each of these areas, ensuring that MOCA develops and executes responsive and compelling content throughout the museum. This role will have the opportunity to build evolving areas of their teams. Dialoguing with the museum’s exhibitions and performing arts programs, among others, this crucial senior position will ensure unified, synchronized, and ambitious storytelling that will reflect and commemorate the institution’s history and future, as well as its values and priorities. 

The CPELI enables MOCA to leverage and distill its exhibitions, collections, and wide-ranging programs into accessible, academic, creative, and engaging opportunities for the public to meaningfully connect with the institution as a cultural and civic resource. As lead on public programs and partnerships, as well as on developing new initiatives around publications, research, and archival projects, the role also implements innovative structures and practices that preserve MOCA’s history and expand its reach. 

In addition to directing the day-to-day activities of the areas they oversee, the CPELI takes a holistic approach to a variety of teams and their respective endeavors, identifying opportunities for further collaboration and coordination across all divisions. As a member of senior management, the CPELI collaborates with others on the core leadership team to advance short and long-term goals of the museum. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access (DEI&A) is central to every aspect of this role’s activities.
Salary Range: $190,000.00 - $210,000.00

Requirements

  • Minimum of at least ten years of relevant work experience, with five or more years related experience in leading projects in education, public programming, or interpretation (books, online platforms, archives) at the senior management level required.
  • Experience managing production of publications is essential.
  • Proven leadership of numerous departments and strength in institutional strategy, planning, budgeting, project management, and organization.
  • Results-oriented, adept at seeing the big-picture, planning, prioritizing, organizing, and following through with an ability to maintain balance and perspective.
  • Working knowledge of professional museum standards and practices, with a focus on public education initiatives, community engagement, and interpretation.
  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary art and educational theory and proven track record in DEI&A initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Essential Functions

  • In partnership with the Director and staff in areas of Education, Public Programs, Visitor Engagement, Community Engagement, Interpretation, and Scholarship, develop and

    implement initiatives and programs across departments in line with the museum’s artist-centered mission, strategic goals, and DEI&A values.

  • Establish innovative, cross-departmental protocol and workflow for overseen areas that results in synchronized programmatic and educational efforts.
  • Ensure seamless integration of Education, Public Programs, and interpretive efforts with those of Visitor Engagement including cross-departmental training and events coordination.
  • Provide ongoing day-to-day direction, supervision and guidance to assigned teams in their operations, policies, and procedures. Evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.
  • Develop, monitor and oversee related budgets and ensure deliverables are completed on time and with the highest quality.
  • Works closely with the Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, determine best practices for museum publications, identify content producers and co-publishers.
  • Work with the Curatorial, Exhibitions, Registration, and Communications teams as needed to ensure clear communications, strategic teamwork, and information sharing.
  • Integrate Environmentally-focused content into programs in partnership with Environmental & Sustainability Strategist.
  • Supervise five direct reports, providing oversight, guidance, performance management and mentorship. Promote a productive and positive team environment that nurtures and invests in staff development and retention.
  • Serve on senior management team to develop strategic plan, and advance short and long-term museum goals.
  • Maintain a high external profile within a network of civic and peer institutions to facilitate communication and potential collaboration; represent the museum at professional gatherings as well as civic and/or social events.
  • Serve as the museum's liaison with community partners both local and global.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

Director of Public Programs

Overview

MOCA seeks a Director of Public Programs to conceptualize, develop, and implement public programming, including but not limited to lectures, symposia, and convenings; screenings, readings, and festivals; workshops and residencies; and curricular partnerships. 

The Director of Public Programs is responsible for interpretative programming that builds on exhibitions as well as for original programming initiatives in pursuit of the museum’s mission to promote artistic innovation, original scholarship, and community investment across the museum’s two physical locations, in the digital sphere, and offsite for special projects. This position requires a highly creative thinker who is dedicated to deepening the public value of the museum and understanding the interests and needs of the museum’s diverse and growing audiences. Reporting to the Chief of Public Engagement, Learning & Impact, the Director of Public Programs will work collaboratively with the Curatorial, Visitor Engagement, Education, and Communications departments. Of equal importance is the cultivation and sustenance of close relationships with stakeholders outside the institution–community members, scholars, artists, curators, and a broad range of thinkers, writers, and makers, comprising new and existing museum audiences.
Salary Range: $90,000.00 - $105,000.00

Requirements

  • Exceptional communication skills, written and oral; confidence in public speaking; and deftness with leading and moderating discussions.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in program development and project management in the non-profit cultural sector.
  • Deep knowledge of contemporary art practices and of the museum field, locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully fostering connections with artistic partners, program attendees, cultural organizations, and community groups, and of serving as a primary liaison between an institution and its publics.
  • Must be highly detail-oriented, hands-on, and enterprising when it comes to production.
  • Proven commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEA&I).
  • Proficiency with Google applications and all Microsoft office software.
  • Possession of an M.A. in art history, museum studies, studio art, art education, or related subject is highly preferred.
  • Previous experience in curating exhibitions, publishing books, and/or producing performances/events is a plus.

Essential Functions

  • Develop, execute, and evaluate a well-balanced roster of mission-driven programs that create long-lasting, impactful relationships between the museum and its diverse publics - Foster and maintain strategic partnerships with individuals, cultural organizations, academic institutions, and community agencies.  
  • Provide strategy, direction, and vision for the role of the contemporary art museum in the public sphere.
  • Oversee contracts with program participants; arrange travel and artist, performer, and speaker service provisions.
  • Develop and manage public programs budgets.
  • Write promotional copy for public programs and work closely with the Communications team to prepare and edit print and digital materials that promote and publicize public programs.
  • Work with The Maurice Marciano Director, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, Chief Communications Officer, and Director of Education & Visitor Engagement to integrate strategic goals, exhibition, collection, and education program, and public engagement objectives.
  • Participate in the development of funding sources for programs, including foundation, corporate, and individual sponsorships; write grants and collaborate with Advancement department to participate in donor cultivation.
  • Ensure that public programming occupies a leading role in the museum’s efforts to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEI&A) goals.

Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

Senior Preparator

Overview

The Senior Preparator works under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production and the Exhibition Production Managers to assist in the organization, management, and installation of exhibitions at MOCA and management of MOCA’s collection. Primary responsibilities include supervision of full time and temporary employees, overall management of projects as assigned, assisting with the development of annual project budgets, and working closely with curators, artists, and the full MOCA staff to plan for exhibition and collection-related projects. The Senior Preparator oversees the safe and careful handling, maintenance, and overall stewardship of all objects placed within the Museum's care. Because the scope of the MOCA's exhibition program incorporates conventional art forms as well as those which are more experimental in nature, the Senior Preparator will have a variety of tasks and functions to perform, relating to all aspects of planning, construction, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of exhibitions. This is a full-time onsite position.
Salary Range: $62,400 to $65,000

Requirements

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in museum preparation or related field, including professional artist studio practices and galleries. Contemporary art museum experience preferred.
  • Minimum one year of supervisory experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of museum best practices including the safe handling, care and installation of all art objects, installation hardware, and gallery lighting.
  • Advanced fabrication and construction skills; extensive experience working with hand, mechanical and power tools.
  • Excellent manual dexterity and visual acuity skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask on a variety of concurrent projects. Effectively manage details as well as the larger scope of any given project.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Desired Skills

  • Experience in multi-media and AV installation.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, TMS, Sketchup, and or other relevant Exhibition Design Software.

  • Rigging experience and relevant certification to use forklifts, personnel lifts and other motorized equipment.

  • Knowledge of contemporary art.

Essential Functions

  • Working closely with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, Exhibitions Management and artists, oversee all aspects of exhibition production for assigned exhibition projects, including but not limited to attending meetings, planning and establishing a production schedule, supervising installation teams, identifying vendors, providing installation renderings, designing and fabricating exhibition furniture, and monitoring deadlines and budgets. 
  • Work closely with Exhibition Production Managers to identify, lead, coordinate, train, and manage all members of the Exhibition Production Department, which includes both full-time and temporary employees. This includes setting and supervising daily departmental task accomplishment by crew members.
  • Represent the Exhibition Production department in the absence of the Director of Exhibition Production or Exhibition Production Manager in meetings, both internal and external to the institution. 
  • Develop gallery maintenance procedures with Registrars and Exhibition Production Managers. Oversee Preparators in the maintenance of all gallery spaces, workspaces, and artworks on display or in the collection.
  • Using best practices, ensure standards of care and safe handling as set by the Museum are upheld by all team members.
  • Oversee receiving, releasing, loading, and unloading shipments of art as assigned. Direct crews in safe loading and unloading of trucks.
  • Maintain and replenish inventory of supplies and materials for packing and installation.
  • Work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines.
  • Be able to relate to, and work with a wide variety of staff and non-museum personnel. 
  • Foster a collegial and synergistic environment, contributing to the development of department staff at all skill levels.
  • Display creativity in solving technical problems and flexibility in adapting to unusual circumstances.
  • Attend all mandatory safety and equipment training sessions. Comply with and uphold safety standards for all equipment use.
  • Operate fork/aerial lifts.
  • Participate in billing and accounting duties per exhibition or project as assigned.
  • Work closely with other departments, particularly Operations, Facilities and Security to provide continued assistance to the greater museum.

Physical Demands

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 incumbent must be able to do the following:

  • Stand for long periods.
  • Bend, stoop, reach, lift, and climb to move materials and carefully handle artwork.
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders; comfortably work at heights.
  • Reach both above and below shoulder height.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds individually.
  • Manual dexterity to operate manually controlled equipment and safely handle works of art.
  • Ability to visually inspect work; specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

Preparator I

Overview

Preparator I is an entry level position and works onsite under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production, the Exhibition Production Managers, and/or Senior Preparators as assigned, to receive, mount, pack and disperse all exhibitions, including loans and works in the Permanent Collection. These functions involve working closely with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, and visiting artists and curators. Primary responsibility is the safe and careful handling of all objects placed within the Museum's care, and overall collection stewardship and maintenance. Because the scope of the MOCA's exhibition program incorporates conventional art forms as well as those which are more experimental in nature, Preparator I will have a variety of tasks and functions to perform, relating to all aspects of construction, fabrication, installation and maintenance of exhibitions.
Rate: $25.02 per hour

Requirements

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in museums, galleries, or professional artist studios. Contemporary art museum experience preferred.

  • Excellent manual dexterity and visual acuity skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the safe handling, care and installation of all art objects, installation hardware, and movement techniques.

  • Safe use of tools and equipment including, but not limited to: ladders, pallet jacks, non-electrical hand tools and various portable and stationary power tools.

  • Ability to multitask on a variety of concurrent projects.

  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed. 

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, TMS, Sketchup and/or other relevant exhibition design software.
  • Experience with various fabrication, carpentry and construction techniques, and gallery lighting.
  • Experience using forklifts, aerial lifts and other motorized equipment.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art.

Essential Functions

  • Work well as a team member and interact with a wide variety of staff and non-museum personnel.

  • Safely and carefully handle all objects placed within the museum’s care, using best practices.

  • Receive, release, load, and unload shipments of art as assigned. Direct crews in safe loading and unloading of trucks and movement of art. 

  • Work with the Senior Preparator to maintain and replenish inventory of tools, supplies and materials.

  • Work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines.

  • Display creativity in solving technical problems and flexibility in adapting to unusual circumstances.

  • Attend all mandatory safety and equipment training sessions. Comply with safety standards on all equipment use. 

  • Operate fork/aerial lifts.

  • Help to foster a collegial and synergistic work environment, contributing to the development of department staff at all skill levels.

  • Act as a team leader to Temporary Preparators in accomplishing daily departmental goals. 

  • Maintain work spaces, gallery spaces, and artworks on display or in the collection according to standards set by Registrars, Exhibition Production Managers, and Senior Preparators.

  • Participate in the planning and installation of exhibitions; includes attending meetings with other departments, creating physical and digital maquettes of artworks, and contributing to the design and fabrication of exhibition furniture for shows as assigned.

  • Work closely with other departments, particularly Operations, Facilities, and Security staff as needed to provide continued assistance to the greater museum.

Physical Demands

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 incumbent must be able to do the following:

  • Stand for long periods.
  • Bend, stoop, reach, lift, and climb to move materials and carefully handle artwork.
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders; comfortably work at heights.
  • Reach both above and below shoulder height.
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds individually.
  • Operate manually-controlled equipment and safely handle works of art.
  • Ability to visually inspect work; specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.

Director of Individual Giving

Overview

The Director of Individual Giving reports to the Deputy Director, Advancement, manages the Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs, and oversees MOCA's annual and individual giving programs. This position is charged with meeting funding targets of over $1.3M in annual support, contributing to the overall growth of individual giving, including membership, and carrying a portfolio composed of donors with major gift capacity. The Director of Individual Giving will integrate advancement efforts with all museum functions, including exhibition and education programming, public relations, marketing, and online presence. 

The ideal candidate for this role should possess a high work ethic, excellent communication skills, strategic thinking abilities, strong organizational skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.

Salary range: $95,000 - $110,000 

Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising principles and strategies that span capital and endowment campaigns, annual giving, planned giving, and art gifts
  • Excellent management and administrative skills, including a successful track record of managing an advancement team and inspiring steady and successful performance
  • Proven success in building enduring relationships; personal experience in forming, presenting, and negotiating high-level gift arrangements, including a track record of involvement in significant donor gifts
  • Strong familiarity with the philanthropic and arts communities; experience working with nonprofit boards, committees, and donors. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, sound judgment, and the ability to effectively and professionally represent MOCA to potential donors and external organizations. 
  • Strong understanding of budgets and finance, including restricted and unrestricted funds
  • Minimum seven years of experience fundraising for a prominent non-profit organization, preferably in the arts, or comparable career experience. 
  • Bachelor's degree required. Interest in art is a significant plus. 

Essential Functions

  • Direct strategic fundraising efforts and provide leadership for a comprehensive and robust individual giving program including but not limited to membership, donor travel, and annual fund
  • Manage a portfolio of top donors and prospects for the organization and maintain a focused pipeline of solicitations and cultivation activity
  • Direct all communication, appeals, renewals, upgrades, and stewardship for Membership ($30-$10,000), Projects Council, and MOCA Fund for Exhibitions populations contributing up to $100,000
  • Works with the Deputy Director, Advancement, Collection Engagement & Operations to identify and solicit new prospects for endowments and planned gifts
  • Coordinate with Deputy Director, Advancement to execute all pledges, billings, and acknowledgments
  • Solicit major gifts ($50,000+) from a diverse group of donors, including the MOCA Board Council. Ensure high-quality and appropriate stewardship of donors at all gift levels
  • Collaborate with Deputy Director, Advancement, and campaign consultant on all future campaign-related events and communications, including case statements, naming opportunities, funding proposals, and board reports
  • Support the creation and execution of a long-term plan that elicits and secures philanthropic donors to fund exhibitions, programs, and new initiatives over a 3-5-year time-frame
  • Oversee all individual giving programs and events
  • Working in concert with the Advancement team and an outside production company, collaborate on the planning, production, and management of MOCA's annual gala
  • Participate in donor events, including work on evenings and weekends; some travel required to meet with donors and implement programmatic activity; occasionally participates in MOCA Travel programs
  • Manages all aspects of the creation and execution of the Annual Report
  • Oversee all special projects as directed by the Deputy Director, Advancement

Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please apply by emailing a resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Senior Curator

Overview:

Working under the supervision of the Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, the Senior Curator will conceptualize and develop a range of museum initiatives including but not limited to exhibitions, programs, and acquisitions, all within a dynamic and well-balanced program, including research, and documentation. The Senior Curator will participate in the development of funding sources for acquisitions, exhibitions and other special programs, and will serve in a position of leadership within the curatorial department and across the museum generally. The Senior Curator supervises the work for their direct exhibition projects with Curatorial Assistants and works collaboratively with all curators on relevant projects.

The Senior Curator must work with representatives of other departments within the museum, including but not limited to Education, Exhibitions, Management, Communications, and others outside the museum with an emphasis on building relationships, and educating new and diverse audiences.

Salary Range: $140,000 - $150,000

Essential Functions:

  • Conceptualize, prepare, and organize a range of exhibitions, acquisitions, and programs, working with the Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs along with Curatorial Department staff, and pertinent departments in furthering the mission of the institution.
  • Develop and realize special programs, exhibition projects, and accompanying publications at a level commensurate with the highest professional standards and supervise the presentation of exhibitions organized elsewhere of a national and/or international scope.
  • Direct the exhibition and care of the museum’s collection, and further develop the depth and quality of the collection through purchase and gift.
  • Develop effective interpretive programming for the public including publications and lectures, and work in collaboration with the Director of Education to develop programs which accompany special exhibitions.
  • Select, supervise, develop and evaluate support staff and interns to maintain the quality of the department’s programs.
  • Develop and maintain advantageous relationships with the community of artists, critics, dealers, museum colleagues, professional organizations, collectors, trustees and friends of the museum; encourage the development of private collections that have a chance of eventually enhancing the museum’s holdings; provide professional counsel and leadership to museum auxiliary groups.
  • Assist the museum’s Advancement Department with fund raising efforts to support and promote exhibition and museum activities.
  • Continue professional development (research, publications, lectures, juries, management and academic training) and contribute to high quality original research.
  • Foster a collegial and collaborative environment, contributing to the development of department staff and ensuring that curatorial initiatives are being carried out in alignment with the institution’s DEI&A values.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in art history, museum studies or related field. 
  • Six years of related experience; or acceptable equivalent.
  • Extensive knowledge of collection management, exhibition development and current museum practices. 
  • Excellent skills in conducting primary research, interpersonal, writing and effective verbal communication. 
  • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work well in a team environment is also necessary.

Application:


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org with the subject line "Senior Curator".


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