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To apply for a posted position, e-mail your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org. Upon receiving your resume, we will review your credentials and contact you if they are commensurate with the requirements of the position for which you are applying.

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.

Thank you for your interest in MOCA.

Gallery Attendant I

Overview

Gallery Attendant I’s (GA I) will help to create an accessible and enjoyable experience in the museum galleries by engaging visitors in viewing and discussing works of art while also focusing on protecting the artworks. Scheduled at either of MOCA’s downtown locations—MOCA Grand Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles and The Geffen Contemporary in Little Tokyo—GA I staff the museum, queuing, and entry points during public hours, special events, and public programs; handle ticketing admissions as well as membership sales and service. GA I help ensure visitor and staff compliance with museum requirements to prevent COVID-19 in public spaces, which may include wearing face coverings and proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests. On an as-needed basis, may be assigned MOCA staff office reception desk coverage which requires ability to execute emergency fire panel procedures.
Hourly Rate: $17.66 per hour

Requirements

  • Experience dealing with the public in a customer service or hospitality environment. Hospitality-oriented individual with strong people skills is preferred. 

  • Friendly and outgoing, possessing strong communication skills to interact with diverse visitors. Understanding of how body language can convey a welcoming yet firm presence. 

  • Familiarity with museums; strong interest in contemporary art.

  • Three days per week minimum availability. Flexible schedule; ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, at any MOCA location as assigned.  

  • Ability to handle fast-paced events as well as remain focused and attentive during quieter times.

  • Ability to use good judgment.

  • In partnership with security personnel, willingness to act as a “first responder” in emergency situations such as earthquakes, power outages, or incidents requiring medical attention.

Essential Functions

  • Participate in two full-day introductory trainings on visitor engagement strategies, art protection methods, and emergency procedures.

  • Participate in daily briefings and additional scheduled trainings, including curatorial walkthroughs of new exhibitions. When physical attendance is not possible, watch videos of trainings and walkthroughs, and log this time into employee timecard system. 

  • In partnership with MOCA Security Officers, maintain posts in the museum lobby and galleries during public hours and special events   

  • Greet and orient visitors, engage visitors in viewing art and adhering to museum rules and policies including those set forth in the Visitor Code of Conduct.

  • Assist MOCA Security in handling fire/life safety protocols, including medical incidents or emergency situations.

  • Assist with check-in and staffing for special events and public programs, including organizing and communicating with people in line.

  • Stay up-to-date on museum information by reviewing written all-staff communications and attending all staff meetings.

  • Be knowledgeable about MOCA membership benefits and how to join; suggest memberships to visitors.

  • Use Altru and XTruLink ticketing and scanning systems to capture accurate visitor information and process transactions in both free and paid admission contexts.

  • Execute policies and procedures as outlined in training sessions, staff meetings, as well as written handbooks and supplements.

  • Using the two questions outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, interview each prospective ticket-purchaser who wishes to bring a service animal into the museum to ascertain that any animal permitted entry is a service animal and not an emotional support animal or pet. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Upon satisfactory completion of a 90-day probationary period:

  • As positions become available and on-site school tours resume, participate in training to opt in to a weekly shift as a Contemporary Art Start ambassador, assisting MOCA educators, teachers, and students in implementing on-site tours.
  • Participate in training to perform the duties of the MOCA Staff Offices relief receptionist. Shifts for this position are not guaranteed and will be assigned on an as-needed basis.Reception desk duties include:
    • Covering MOCA staff offices reception desk during absences or breaks of the regular receptionist, including on weekends and outside of public hours, providing information regarding museum services and programs to in-person visitors and telephone callers in a professional and courteous manner.

    • Assisting with systems and records of access control and parcel control.

    • Providing parking validations to staff and record recipients as needed for Wells Fargo, One Cal Plaza, and Walt Disney Concert Hall parking structures. Provide itemized information for expense coding for these parking structures.

    • Executing fire panel emergency procedures when alarms occur.

    • Assisting with the distribution of MOCA payroll checks to GAs.


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.

Sales Associate

Overview

The MOCA Store Sales Associate provides customer service, completes sales transactions, maintains the physical appearances of stores, and completes opening and closing procedures. The Sales staff follows daily performance guidelines provided by management and are expected to work collegially as part of the Retail Operations Department. This is a part-time position requiring you to work onsite. Weekend work will be required.
Hourly Rate: $17.66 per hour

Requirements

  • Effective customer service-oriented interpersonal skills.
  • Promptness and reliability are essential.
  • Accuracy in cash handling.
  • Prior retail experience is preferred.
  • Availability to work Saturdays or Sundays, plus two additional weekdays with the opportunity to work additional hours.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of, or interest in contemporary art.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the Sales Manager, Retail Coordinator, Webstore, Shipping Coordinator, and fellow Sales Associates.  
  • Use your creative eye to maintain unique shop displays.
  • Interact positively with museum staff, donors, and museum visitors.
  • Meet and greet customers.
  • Guide and assist customers with sales of our unique selection of products and publications.
  • Grow knowledge of art books and products.
  • Operate Point of Sale cash registers with accuracy and process special orders.
  • Complete clear and accurate end of day sales reports.
  • Maintain communication with supervisors and colleagues.
  • Assist in all aspects of keeping the MOCA Store looking smart, sophisticated, interesting and  well organized.
  • Promote sales of Museum Memberships through the Store and process appropriate paperwork. Interact with the public and answer or direct questions regarding the Museum.
  • Have a neat and professional appearance according to MOCA Store dress code. 


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, Membership

Overview

The Junior Advancement Associate, Membership is responsible for providing a high level of hospitality to members, overseeing membership’s day-to-day operations, identifying opportunities for improving member acquisition and renewal processes, producing Advancement events, and developing effective membership-related communications. Reporting to the Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs, the position plays a key role in the success of MOCA’s membership program, ranging in gifts from $30 to $10,000.
Salary Range: $62,500.00 - $66,500.00

Requirements

  • Problem-solving, research, and analytical skills.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Proven event management expertise with the ability to take an event from conception through completion. Project management skills are a plus.
  • Solid relationship-building skills and ability to interface with external constituents.
  • Proficiency in Google Cloud Services, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, CRM Database such as Altru and Raiser’s Edge.
  • Excellent social skills required.
  • Ability to work independently while being an integral member of a high-functioning team.
  • Experience working in or overseeing membership and annual giving programs.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising; ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Frontline experience in individual gift fundraising and in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of gifts up to $10,000.
  •  General knowledge and interest in contemporary art.
  • Minimum of three years of fundraising and event experience, preferably in a non-profit arts organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Art History, Communications, English, Fundraising, or a related field required.
  • Weekend and evening work required.

Essential Functions

 Stewardship

  • Build relationships through written and in-person communication with members.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for members. Respond promptly to membership inquiries in an efficient and friendly manner.

Member Operations

  • Develop and advise on areas to increase membership revenue. Report monthly revenue figures to the Deputy Director, Advancement and the Senior Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs.

  • Create and implement membership training and incentives for front of house staff in order to sell and promote memberships.

  • Track membership expenses.

Events

  • In partnership with the Associate Director, Donor Events and Programs, responsible for production, execution and budget of all member events, including openings, dinners, and off-site events.

  • Hire and supervise outside vendors, including caterers, rental companies, florists, and entertainment.

  • Oversee event RSVPs and check-in, including training and managing support staff.

  • Work closely and coordinate with all appropriate Museum departments, surrounding businesses, and government agencies in preparation for events.

  • Interface with all agencies that have jurisdiction to ensure that events comply with city regulations.

Communications

  • Develop and implement member acquisition campaigns, gift membership campaigns, and other marketing initiatives. Report campaign results to the Deputy Director, Advancement and Sr. Advancement Associate, Philanthropic Programs.

  • Manage all membership communications, including digital and printed welcome packages, renewal letters, invitations, and newsletters.

  • Oversee the membership gift acknowledgement process.

  • Perform  other 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.

System Administrator

Overview

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Information Technology, The Systems Administrator is  responsible for the day-to-day management, implementation and maintenance of the museum’s Wide  Area Network as well as the Local Area Network technology infrastructure at both museum  locations. This person will also provide hands-on technical aiding to museum staff at all levels,  troubleshoot software and hardware issues, install, configure, maintain related systems, and schedule  equipment maintenance, repairs and maintain an updated hardware inventory. The Systems  Administrator is also the primary contact for all consultants and third-party vendors.
Salary Range: $70,000.00 - $75,000.00

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing a complex Information Technology environment  in a VMWare Network infrastructure and Windows Servers required.

  • Extensive experience supporting Google Workspace, (Gmail Admin) Google Drive and other  Google Flatforms required.

  • Experience servicing MS Office 365 and Office 2019 required.
  • Experience with managing Cloud Apps, such as Webroot Antivirus, Workforce Web Filtering  Content Management, Fresh Services Help Desk and inventory Systems, Adobe Creative  Cloud and other SaaS required.
  • Experience in servicing Digital Asset Management Systems, NCR Point Of Sale Systems  (CounterPoint), Collection Management Systems (TMS) Online and App Ticking System  (Altru) desired.
  • Experience with managing Windows Servers, Domain Controllers, on-Premises and Azure  Active Directory, wired and wireless network infrastructure required.
  • Experience with Mobile Device Management systems (MDM) preferred.
  • Experience with API, PCI compliance standard- fundamentals desired.
  • Experience with macOS, Windows OS and Android OS environments required. •Strong customer service, problem-solving, initiative-taking, team-making, and organizational  skills required.
  • Elevated level of integrity, confidential to privileged information, professionalism, patience,  and diligence required.
  • Availability for occasional night and weekends work required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Functions

  • Serve as the primary Systems administrator, ensuring the 24/7 high availability and reliability  of the museums VMWARE Virtualized Network infrastructure, including Windows Servers,  SQL Servers, network devices, laptops, and desktop workstations.

  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on workstations, laptops, servers, and network  devices.

  • Manage a Windows Network with complex VLAN infrastructure at the highest level, wired  HP Switches and Ruckus Wireless networking devices infrastructure.

  • Configure and deploy end-user workstations, laptops, and mobile devices as needed.

  • Setup and configure new and used computers as well as Windows and macOS laptops to  museum established standards.

  • Maintain organized network and inventory documentation. Complete annual inventory.

  • Stay up to date on current network and device management best practices and trends via  ongoing training and attending workshops, seminars and reviewing published information.

  • Implementation and management of a Mobile Device Manage (MDM) for a large presence of  Apple MacBooks using tools such as Mosyle MDM, Apple Remote Desktop or equivalent  cloud remote service apps.

  • Configure and troubleshoot museum technologies hardware such as Printers, Copiers,  Scanners, etc.

  • Manage weekly and nightly data backups using Veeam Backup and Replication and assures  backups are successful.

  • Manage a hybrid VoIP phone system and assist with troubleshooting technical issues with a  representative of the Security Dept’s NVR system.

  • Maintain cloud web/content filtering SaaS (Forcepoint), Webroot Antivirus Protection  Software, SonicWall firewalls, Cloud and security appliances and solutions.

  • Install, configure, patch, and upgrade operating systems and software for windows OS, macOS  and Android OS.

  • Troubleshoot a TCP/IP physical and virtual network connection including printing  configuration.

  • Assist the Senior Manager of Information Technology with technology planning, project  management, managing third party vendors and consultants.

  • Provide general Help Desk expertise to museum staff including The MOCA Store POS, front line Box-Office staff with the Online Ticketing System (Altru) Monday through Friday but  not limited to weekend.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

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.


Performer, Simone Forti

Overview

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) seeks motivated individuals to perform Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions (1960-61), included in the major upcoming exhibition Simone Forti, on view at MOCA’s Grand Avenue location, January 15 – April 2, 2023. Applicants should be available for the run of the exhibition, rehearsals from January 9 – 11, 2023, and for MOCA’s VIP/ Member previews on January 12 and January 13 2023. The highlighted pieces from Dance Constructions are Huddle, Hangers, and Slant Board. 

Simone Forti (American, b. Italy 1935) began developing the works she eventually called Dance Constructions based on ordinary movement, chance, and simple objects like rope and plywood boards. First performed in 1960 at the Reuben Gallery in Soho, and then in Yoko Ono’s loft the following year, this suite of nine works explores the nature of social relationships – often directing performers to cooperate or collaborate to carry out a set of task-based instructions – and frames a connection between the sculptural object and the body in motion that prefigured many concerns of Minimalist sculpture. Presented at MOCA for the first time since they were performed at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in 2004, Dance Constructions will be highlighted as a pivotal series in Forti’s early career and a watershed moment in the history of art and dance when the relationships between bodies and objects, movement and sculpture, were being fundamentally rethought.
Hourly Rate: $34 per hour

Requirements

  • Background in the arts is strongly preferred, including but not limited to museum experience, visual art, dance, poetry, music, and theater. 

  • Flexibility as timing is subject to change upon circumstances. Extended hours are a possibility, as well as other scheduling changes.

  • No professional dance experience required. 

Essential Functions

  • Must be willing to commit to a performance schedule that consists of a 30 minute program, performed three times per day, three days per week (Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays) on alternate weeks throughout the exhibition period (January 15, 2023 – April 2, 2023). A written schedule will be provided if you are selected for an interview.)

  • Ability to attend preparation and rehearsals scheduled for January 9 – 11, 2023. This  will include 3 full day workshops and training sessions with the lead instructor. 

Physical Demands

  • In accordance with the artist’s vision for these performance works, qualified candidates must be capable of performing repeated physical movements over a period of time, must be comfortable performing in close contact with others, be able to climb, and share the weight of others.

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 email your resume and a brief statement of interest (200 words) to curatorial@moca.org. Include 'Simone Forti Performer' in your subject line.


Assistant, Director's Office

Overview

The Assistant, Director’s Office reports to the Senior Manager, Director’s Affairs and works closely with The Maurice Marciano Director of MOCA to provide a wide scope of day-to-day administrative support for the Director’s Office. This position will assist with scheduling and meeting organization, handling off-site needs, maintaining the office, and performing a range of general administrative duties. This role collaborates with colleagues across departments, serves as a face of the Director’s Office internally and externally, and provides support for various projects as they arise. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrate a great degree of professionalism and discretion; possess a flexible, positive, and passionate work ethic; have exceptional organizational skills; and be extremely detail-oriented. Interest in art history, arts administration, and/or Advancement is preferred.
Hourly Rate: $18.97 - $21.54

Requirements

  • Excellent administrative, organizational, and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • High attention to detail.

  • Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential situations and matters.

  • Ability to work both independently and with others, and in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Extremely comfortable with technology, including high-degree of proficiency in Google Suite, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Interest in learning new skills and remaining flexible.

Essential Functions

  • Directly assist the Senior Manager, Director’s Affairs on any and all projects, and work closely with The Maurice Marciano Director as needed.

  • Assist complex scheduling: correspond with participants, make reservations, coordinate logistics, welcome guests, answer invitations, track deadlines, produce itineraries.

  • Perform general administrative duties such as data entry, answering phones, organizing files, sending gifts, research, and sorting mail.

  • Prepare expense reports, and handle various administrative paperwork.

  • Maintain the Director’s Office by ordering supplies, keeping the space presentable, and implementing organizational systems.

  • Assist with travel, Advancement projects, research, and other duties as assigned.

  • Represent the Director’s Office with utmost professionalism at all times.

  • Occasionally helps with museum events, including working on evenings and weekends on a case-by-case basis.

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.


Programming Assistant

Overview

The Programming Assistant must be an alumna/us/I of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program.
This position works as a member of MOCA’s Curatorial department working with content, administrative, and logistical aspects of performance and programming at the museum, including virtual programs. Programs will include but are not limited to performance art, dance, theater, festivals, concerts, nightlife, discursive events, immersive installations, and cultural collaborations. Reporting to the Associate Curator of Performance & Programs, this position works closely with the Programming Coordinator to develop and implement performance and public programs for visitors of all ages and experience levels.
The position will work across departments to facilitate programming including arranging A/V; coordinating marketing; and working with frontline teams to ensure accessible and seamless events. Externally, this position will engage artists, performers, scholars, and other practitioners to plan and execute programs, and work with MOCA’s neighbors on community outreach and coordinated programming, all with the goal of making regular performance and live art events sustainable and as accessible as possible to diverse audiences.
Hourly Rate: $19.50 per hour

Requirements

  • Must be an alumna/us/I of the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program

  • Strong knowledge of contemporary art, culture and performance

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • A developed sense of timeliness and planning

  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as required

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the coordination of details with artists or their representatives including distributing artist contracts and MOCA’s safety and visiting policies; arranging travel and accommodation; and collecting bios and promotional materials.

  • Assist with the rental or purchase of supplies and equipment as needed.

  • Be onsite for all assigned performances and programs including as needed during pre-production; install; rehearsals; and strike.

  • Assist with install and set up where needed, this may include running errands or assisting artists.

  • Be a point of contact between artists/performers/organizers/collaborators and colleagues in other departments.

  • Assist in the set up and management of green room areas before, during, and after programs.

  • Be available nights, weekends, and holidays as scheduled and assigned.

  • Perform other related 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.


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.

Exhibition Production Manager, Grand Ave

Overview

The Exhibition Production Manager works under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production to assist in the organization, management, and installation of all exhibitions at MOCA and management of MOCA's collection.  Primary responsibilities include the supervision of full time and temporary employees, overall project management from conception to implementation, maintenance and stewardship of the collection, assisting with the development of annual project budgets, identifying and developing improved procedures and techniques, and working closely with registrars, curators, artists, and MOCA staff to plan for all exhibition and collection-related projects.  Because the scope of the Museum's exhibition program incorporates conventional art forms as well as those which are more experimental in nature, the Exhibition Production Manager must perform a wide variety of tasks and functions relating to all aspects of construction, fabrication, installation and maintenance of exhibitions and collections. This is a full time onsite position.
Salary Range: $70,000 to $80,000

Requirements

  • Minimum of at least five years' experience in museum preparation or related field with a minimum of 2 years working in a supervisory role in a museum, gallery or studio setting. Contemporary art museum experience preferred. 
  • Proven managerial skills.
  • Excellent manual dexterity and visual acuity skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of museum best practices including the safe handling, care and installation of all art objects, installation hardware, and gallery lighting.
  • Advanced fabrication skills and multimedia installation experience; extensive experience working with hand, mechanical and power tools.
  • Ability to multi task 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 when needed. 
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, Exhibitions Management and artists to oversee all aspects of exhibition production, including but not limited to planning and establishing a production schedule, identifying vendors, providing installation renderings, overseeing contractors and construction projects, managing installation teams, and monitoring budgets. This includes multiple concurrent projects in varying stages of the production process.
  • Work closely with the Director of Exhibition Production, the Registration Department and Curatorial Department to prepare for quarterly museum acquisition meetings, process new acquisitions, develop installation manuals and iteration guides for objects in the collection, and coordinate movement of works in the collection onsite as well as to/from offsite storage.
  • Work closely with the Director of Exhibition Production, other Exhibition Production Managers, and Senior Preparators to recruit, hire, schedule, train, and manage all members of the Exhibition Production Department, including both full-time and temporary employees.  
  • Act as department head in absence of the Director of Exhibition Production in meetings, both internal and external to the institution.
  • Work with curators, architects, exhibition designers, and artists to design and develop floor plans and exhibition layouts.
  • Work well as a team member and relate to 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.
  • Work in a precise and careful manner under stringent deadlines.
  • Display creativity in solving technical problems and flexibility in adapting to unusual circumstances.
  • Develop and implement gallery maintenance procedures with Registration and Exhibition Production. Ensure the maintenance of all gallery spaces, storage areas, workspaces, and artworks on display or in the collection.
  • Safely handle art and objects placed within the Museum’s care, using best practices. Ensure standards of care and safe handling as set by the Museum are upheld at all times.
  • Coordinate and supervise mandatory safety and equipment training sessions. Comply with and uphold safety standards for all equipment use.
  • Operate fork/aerial lifts.
  • Work closely with the Director of Exhibition Production to develop and maintain ongoing relationships with outside contractors and vendors.
  • Work closely with other departments particularly Operations, Facilities and Security to provide continued assistance to the greater museum.


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.

Social Media Coordinator

Overview

The Social Media Coordinator is a savvy producer who views social media as an opportunity to create conversations about art and contemporary culture. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in art and demonstrated knowledge of social media.

The Social Media Coordinator reports to the Director of Communications and is in charge of refining and growing the museums existing social media platforms and content in conjunction with larger, institutional goals. This includes all MOCA proper channels as well as the MOCA Store. In concert with the Director, Communications and the Digital Producer, they will create content and develop overarching promotion, conversion, and engagement strategies. They will measure and analyze agreed upon metrics to determine key performance indicators.
Salary range: $23.08 - $25.65 hourly

Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Art, Art History, Marketing, Communications, or a related field strongly preferred

  • One to two years of related experience

  • A demonstrated ability in conceiving and creating social media content

  • A strong understanding of social media strategies

  • Knowledge of various social media platforms and trends in online communication

  • A developed discernment of contemporary art

  • Sharp writing skills

  • Knowledge of digital marketing a plus

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus

Essential Functions

  • With guidance, conceive, create, and manage all published content across the museums social media channels

  • With the Director, Communications and CCO, research, develop and manage dynamic, cross-platform campaigns that create a dialogue

  • Craft and write all copy for MOCAs social media platforms

  • Monitor and engage to social media conversations

  • Monitor the impact of social media campaigns

  • Track and share growth analytics

  • Conduct research to develop content, alongside the Digital Producer

  • Attend and cover public programming, exhibition openings, special events, art fairs and relevant gatherings, among other happenings across social platforms

  • Works with colleagues across the museum to develop compelling storylines for a wide variety of projects, and oversees execution alongside the Digital Producer

  • Video editing and graphic design skills a plus

  • Comfortable representing the institution on social media platforms, including potential host or personality front facing content

  • Flexibility with hours including evenings and weekends pending programming and exhibition schedules for event coverage and weekends engagement

  • Blog and website experience a plus

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.

Controller

Overview:

The Controller will be the technical leader for the Finance Department, through their strong  knowledge about GAAP, accounting practices, reporting, and business systems interconnectivity.  They will accomplish this through their advanced technical capacity with financial software and  keen expertise as a leader in internal and external audit processes. The Controller will manage the  accounting system and the connectivity of all other museum software systems with Finance and will  develop a unified tracking, reporting and analysis process. The Controller will recommend  sophisticated strategies for integration of systems in this complex non-profit organization. The  Controller will manage the tracking and reconciliation of MOCA’s largest asset, its endowment. This  role is responsible for supervising the Senior Accountant and interacting across departments to  ensure accurate monthly and annual financial closes. This role will support the CFO with compliance, audit, tax and other technical actions and reporting. 

Salary Range: $145,000 - $150,000   

Essential Functions:

  • Track, monitor and develop reports on $180+ million investments for management, board, and  audit review. 
  • Monthly reconciliation along with appropriate Journal Entries of the investments, including the endowment funds, the management of endowment distributions and releases for time and purpose.
  • Review/coordinate/perform reconciliation annually of permanent collection sub ledger with the registrar. 
  • Supervise the General Ledger systems and connections to all other museum department systems, ensuring best practices for internal controls. 
  • Support the CFO in tracking debt covenants and create ratios and dashboard for key indicators of  financial health. 
  • Co-lead (with the Finance Director) all monthly and annual closes with a focus on all sources  of revenue, releases from restrictions, accruals, and reconciliation of special projects. 
  • Create and process all quarterly draft Statements of Financial Activity, Statements of Financial  Position and Cashflow statements. 
  • Oversight and development of systems to account for revenue and expenses for government and foundation grants and prepare regular financial reports and requests for  payments from government agencies.  
  • Lead the financial general ledger recording and reporting process for all acquisition and board  councils, Advancement and Director events, projects, and activities. 
  • Co-Lead the department in preparing fiscal year-end audit schedules and preliminary federal  and state tax returns for review, approval, and submission by the CFO and leadership, (e.g., 990 and other tax returns, 1099, etc.). 
  • Work closely with the CFO and Finance team members to create, sustain, and monitor  appropriate and effective forecasting models for cash-flow and budgets.
  • Lead the MOCA stores, box office, admissions, membership process to achieving their goals  for accurately recording activity, including inventory, sales taxes, and POS and other system reviews and reconciliation. 
  • Review and reconcile of online accounts such as PayPal, eBay, Amazon, and Shopify. 
  • Supervise the Senior Accountant and approve all proposed journal entries and uploads on a monthly and annual basis. 
  • Lead Finance and Advancement weekly and annual reconciliations of gifts and grants for accuracy, appropriateness, and donor purpose and time restriction, focusing on releases and use of funds. 
  • Attend and participate in regular national and local industry meeting, including AAMA and LA Area Museum Finance Roundtable. 
  • Professionalism in all forms of communication. 
  • Develop systems for tracking fixed assets, capital spending and large project spending.
  • Collaborate with the CFO and the Director’s office on tracking and providing costing scenarios  for the BOT Strategic Planning committee and the museum strategic plan. 
  • Lead the museum in assessment and action on appropriate revenue and expense tracking systems.
  • Perform appropriate back up duties for Senior Accountant and/or Finance Director, as necessary.
  • Support the Chief Financial Officer in their role as liaison to Finance and Investments and  the Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Provide routine and ad-hoc analysis and reporting as needed.

Requirements:

  • MBA or CPA preferred, BA/BS in accounting or finance required
  •  Minimum 5 years’ supervisory experience, non-profit, fund accounting, fiscal analysis, and business accounting in a non-profit, museum sphere preferred
  • A posture of maturity and a desire to build and lead a team
  • Advanced  knowledge of Finance and Advancement systems such as Fundriver, Altru/Blackbaud, MS Excel, General Ledger Accounting Software, QuickBooks, Reporting software such as Fathom, Bill.com, and Paycom
  • Experience with selecting, developing, transition, and training on new finance systems. 

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.

To apply, please click here.

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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