Click to skip to site content
About

Current Positions Available:

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.

Audio/Visual Technician - TEMP

Overview

Audio/Visual Technicians work in the Operations Department with oversight by the Director of Operations.  They report directly to and are supervised by the AV Technical Manager to perform a variety of tasks specific to the operation and care of audio-visual equipment and/or multi-media exhibitions. Responsibilities include handling, installing and troubleshooting complex artworks, assisting with projection, audio engineering (including live sound), videotaping, and lighting. Temporary AV technicians provide support for MOCA rental events, exhibitions, film and video presentations, performances, lectures and presentations and various other programs at MOCA as needed.  Performance and programming venues include the Ahmanson Auditorium at MOCA Grand Avenue and the Warehouse at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.  Other duties may include assisting in the preparation of exhibitions, including the handling of artworks, light construction and routine maintenance. These functions involve collaboration with the Rentals Program Manager, Registration Department, Curatorial Department, Exhibitions Department, Education Department, and visiting artists and curators working on museum projects. The safe and careful handling of all objects placed within the Museum's care, whether owned or borrowed is the upmost priority of all production staff, including providing quality professional support with portable AV equipment for live events.  As a contemporary art museum MOCA presents both conventional and nonconventional art forms that can be experimental in nature. Projects at the museum vary greatly and as such all Temporary AV Technicians will be required to perform a variety of tasks beyond the technical application of equipment.

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.

Note: In compliance with the Labor Code 6401 (SB) and General Industry Order 3203 Injury and Illness Prevention Program, The Museum of Contemporary Art has an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. We deploy 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.

Essential Functions

  • 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 the supervision of AV Technical Manager.
  • 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

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

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Educator

Overview

MOCA Education strives to make education more collaborative, inclusive, and learner-centered, to nurture intellectual growth through experiences with contemporary art, and to increase access to the transformative power of contemporary art. This part-time position entails working for two programs within the Education Department: Contemporary Art Start (CAS), MOCA’s year-long classroom partnership program featuring professional development for 3rd-12th grade teachers and museum visits for students; and Sunday Studio, MOCA’s drop-in program for visitors of all ages offered six times per year, featuring gallery tours and studio projects.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to art education
  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary art
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in art education, studio art, or a closely-related field
  • Excellent teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Studio art practice preferred

Essential Functions

Contemporary Art Start
Contemporary Art Start (CAS) invests in teachers to connect students to the transformative power of contemporary art. CAS creates lasting impact by combining extensive professional development for teachers throughout the year, two MOCA staff-guided visits at the museum, standards-aligned classroom curriculum, and family involvement opportunities. Each year CAS serves approximately 100 teachers and 5,000 students in 3rd-12th grade classrooms across Los Angeles. Working under the supervision of the Associate Director of Education, School & Teacher Programs, the Educator will work alongside approximately six staff educators to assist with the development and implementation of discussion-based tours for students and learner-centered professional development workshops for teachers.

Staff hours within CAS are irregular and vary according to the academic calendar. The typical year includes programming during:

  • Summer: three x one-day workshops for returning CAS teacher participants; two x five-day Rebecca Smith Summer Institutes for teachers; and one x one-day Administrator Orientation
  • Fall/Winter: four x one-day pre-visit workshops for teachers (Saturdays); approximately 12 weeks of tours for students (Wednesdays-Fridays, 10:30am-1:45pm)
  • Spring: same as fall
  • Ongoing: weekly staff meetings (Wednesdays, 2:30-5:30pm); paid hours for exhibition-related research and additional projects

Sunday Studio
Sunday Studio is MOCA’s see-art, make-art program for makers of all ages and experience levels. Offered six times per year and attracting 200-400 visitors per program, Sunday Studio bridges artists, the museum, and the public. Working under the supervision of the Manager, Teen and Family Programs, the Educator helps test and collaboratively develop studio art projects and exhibition tours. During events, he/she assists with workshop setup/breakdown and supports visitors in the process of creating their projects. Program shifts last approximately six hours; program planning takes place during Educators’ weekly staff meetings.

Physical Demands    

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand and sit for hour-long tours (shifts usually consist of two tours); use hands to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and demonstrate effective communication skills. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. During seasonal CAS teacher workshops and monthly Sunday Studio workshops, this employee will assist with setup and cleanup of studio art and other activities, involving duties including but not limited to bending to tape down tarps, lifting and reaching to set up canopies and tables, and carrying other supplies.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position; they do not purport to describe all functions of the position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions of the position may change or be changed from time to time as necessary.

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Manager, Contemporary Art Start

Overview

Through its diverse program offerings, MOCA Education works to make education more collaborative, inclusive, and learner-centered. Central to this work is Contemporary Art Start (CAS), MOCA’s nationally renowned and longest-standing education and learning program. Over the past three decades, CAS has served over 100,000 students (grades 3–12) across Los Angeles County through its dynamic combination of sustained teacher training, classroom curriculum, multiple class visits to MOCA, and family-involvement opportunities. An award-winning program with proven results, CAS continues to serve as an essential asset for teachers at schools that represent some of the most disadvantaged in the nation.

CAS fosters teachers’ ability to lead in-depth discussions about diverse works of art and cultural imagery in the classroom and strengthen students’ ability to read, find, and share meanings they find in complex images. The primary vehicle of teaching and learning within CAS is Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), which targets visual literacy, communication, and critical thinking skills. Through VTS, teachers facilitate dialogue that encourages multiple perspectives on a single problem; lead students from observation to synthesis and critical analysis; and encourage students to make lasting, personal connections to contemporary culture.

The part-time Manager, Contemporary Art Start reports to the Associate Director of Education, School & Teacher Programs and is a core member of the CAS leadership team that manages this significantly expanding program. As part of our grant agreement, this position will become full-time in July 2021.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in studio art, art education, museum education, or art history preferred; at least five years’ experience in museum teaching, teacher professional development, program development, and administrative tasks; active participation in local, regional, and/or national museum education professional communities; commitment to ongoing research of best practices in the field
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary art, inquiry-based learning, Visual Thinking Strategies and youth development; excellent teaching skills; experience writing curriculum materials and working with youth and teachers in formal and informal educational settings
  • Active participation in local, regional, and/or national museum education professional communities; commitment to ongoing research of best practices in the field
  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
  • Spanish fluency preferred

Essential Functions

  • Recruiting classroom teachers
  • Co-designing the program expansion operating plan for our grant-funded expansion of the program
  • Co-designing teacher professional development curriculum
  • Co-leading professional development trainings for teachers on how to use Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
  • Coaching teachers in small groups and one-on-one contexts
  • Directly supervising MOCA Educators and developing MOCA’s talent pipeline
  • Representing MOCA Education in the community
  • Contributing to the local, regional, and national education landscape
  • Leading the new CAS teacher alumni group (3x per year)
  • Leading special projects (i.e. research)


Physical Demands        

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand and sit for hour-long tours (shifts usually consist of two tours); use hands to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and demonstrate effective communication skills. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position; they do not purport to describe all functions of the position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions of the position may change or be changed from time to time as necessary.

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Talking Tours Educator

Overview 

Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Education Program Coordinator, Gallery Tours, the Talking Tours Educator will prepare and conduct interactive, inquiry-based tours in support of the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Additionally, the Educator is responsible for circulating throughout the galleries to respond to visitors’ questions and provide general information regarding exhibitions. (Minimum availability of 3-6 hours per week).

Requirements    

  • Previous teaching experience and a bachelor's degree in art history, art education, studio art, or a closely-related field.  Master's Degree or higher preferred. 
  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary art and art practices required.
  • Must have strong knowledge of contemporary art, educational theory and methods, comfort with inquiry-based teaching, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Touring shifts are Thursday evenings (4:45pm-8pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (12:15pm-3:30pm).  Two shifts per week is desirable.  There will be occasional additional shifts for training and touring.
  • Experience teaching adults is preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish or other language required.

Essential Functions 

  • Develop and conduct inquiry-based tours for the general public, with emphasis on adult audiences under the supervision of Education Program Coordinator, Gallery Tours. Circulate throughout museum galleries to engage visitors in conversation, provide information, and answer questions.
  • Attend departmental training sessions, including customer service training, exhibition walkthroughs, and regularly-scheduled practice and discussion sessions.
  • Conduct research on exhibitions and educational theory and methods.
  • On an as-needed basis, participate in the planning and/or implementation of exhibition-based educational programs and artists’ projects.
  • Maintain Reading Room by re-shelving books.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Physical Demands 

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following:  stand for extended periods, sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height.  Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to visually inspect work.  Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment required.  Heavy usage of computers and phones required.

The physical demands described above 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.

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Exhibition Production Manager, MOCA Collection

Overview

The Exhibition Production Manager – MOCA Collection works closely with and under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production, and with the Director of Registration and Collections, to assist in the organization and management of the MOCA collection.  Primary responsibilities include the supervision of fulltime and temporary employees, overall collection stewardship and maintenance, oversight of incoming and outgoing collection loans, quarterly acquisition preparation, assisting with the development of annual project budgets, identify and develop improved procedures and techniques, work closely with curators, artists, and the full MOCA staff to plan for all exhibition and collection-related projects as assigned.

Requirements

  • Minimum of at least five years' experience with a minimum of two years working in a supervisory role in a museum, gallery or studio setting. Contemporary museum experience preferred.
  • Excellent supervisory and managerial skills, clear and effective communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge and implementation of museum standards regarding the safe handling, care and installation of all art objects.
  • Experience with museum asset management software, TMS.
  • Advanced fabrication skills.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills and ability to adapt and adjust to rapid change.
  • Proven leadership qualities and ability to work well as a team member.
  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task on a variety of concurrent projects, effectively manage details as well as the larger scope of any given project.
  • Must be adept at delegating workflow and assigning tasks to team members.
  • Must be experienced with and demonstrate safe use of shop equipment including, but not limited to: drills, sanders, various saws, grinders and routers.
  • Bachelor's degree in studio art, art history or media and performing arts preferred.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when needed.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with the Director of Exhibition Production to lead, coordinate and manage all members of the Exhibition Production Department, which includes both full time and temporary employees. This individual oversees and manages exhibition teams with relevance MOCA’s collection work.
  • Acts as department head in absence of the Director of Exhibition Production regarding relevant topics pertaining to Exhibition Production and the MOCA Collection, including collection based projects and exhibitions.
  • Works closely with the Director of Exhibition Production to identify, hire, and train and maintain a pool of temporary employees to assist with the execution of all collection-related projects.
  • Manage daily workflow of full time and temporary employees, including providing oversight to overtime accrual.
  • Work closely with the Director of Exhibition Production, and the Director of Registration and Collections, to maintain ongoing relationships with outside contractors and vendors.
  • Works 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 and monitoring budgets.
  • Collaborate with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, and visiting artists and curators working on Museum wide projects related to but not exclusive to the collection.
  • Work closely with Registration managing the offsite storage of collections work.
  • Work closely with artists and manage special exhibition projects as assigned.
  • Collaborate with the Exhibition Production Coordinator to determine full time and temporary employee scheduling.
  • Safely and carefully handle all objects placed within the Museum's care, whether owned or borrowed.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with Operations, Facilities and Security staff as needed to provide continued support 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. 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 artwork
  • 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
  • Be comfortable operating equipment such as mechanical lifts and power tools

Desired Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, TMS, Sketchup and or other relevant Exhibition Design Software.
  • Knowledge of various fabrication techniques and methods required to install all forms of art.
  • Rigging experience and relevant certification to use forklifts, personnel lifts and other motorized equipment.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Exhibition Production Manager, Geffen Contemporary

Overview

The Exhibition Production Manager – Geffen Contemporary works closely with and under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production to assist in the organization and management of the Exhibition Production Department’s role in the preparation, production and installation of all exhibitions at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary space.  Primary responsibilities include the supervision of fulltime and temporary employees, overall project management from conception to implementation, assisting with the development of annual project budgets, identify and develop improved procedures and techniques, work closely with curators, artists, and the full MOCA staff to plan for all exhibition and collection-related projects at the Geffen Contemporary.

Requirements

  • Minimum of at least five years' experience with a minimum of 2 years working in a supervisory role in a museum, gallery or studio setting. Contemporary museum experience preferred.
  • Excellent supervisory and managerial skills, clear and effective communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge and implementation of museum standards regarding the safe handling, care and installation of all art objects.
  • Advanced fabrication skills and experience in multi-media installation.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills and ability to adapt and adjust to rapid change.
  • Proven leadership qualities and the ability to work well as a team member.
  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task on a variety of concurrent projects, effectively manage details as well as the larger scope of any given project.
  • Must be adept at delegating workflow and assigning tasks to team members.
  • Must be experienced with and demonstrate safe use of shop equipment including, but not limited to: drills, sanders, various saws, grinders and routers.
  • Bachelor's degree in studio art, art history or media and performing arts preferred.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when needed.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with the Director of Exhibition Production to lead, coordinate and manage all members of the Exhibition Production Department, which includes both full time and temporary employees.  This individual oversees and manages exhibition teams at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary.
  • Acts as department head in absence of the Director of Exhibition Production regarding relevant topics pertaining to Exhibition Production and Exhibition Production Operations at the Geffen Contemporary.
  • Works closely with Director of Exhibition Production to identify, hire, and train and maintain a pool of temporary employees to assist with the execution of all exhibition and collection related projects.
  • Manage daily work flow of full time and temporary employees during exhibition rotations, including providing oversight to overtime accrual.
  • Work closely with the Director of Exhibition Production to maintain ongoing relationships with outside contractors and vendors.
  • Works 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 and monitoring budgets.
  • Working with Registration, assists with the management of offsite storage of collections
  • Work closely with artists and manage special exhibition projects as assigned.
  • Collaborate with the Exhibition Production Coordinator to determine full time and temporary employee scheduling.
  • Safely and carefully handle all objects placed within the Museum's care, whether owned or borrowed.
  • 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.
  • Collaborates with Operations, Facilities and Security staff as needed to provide continued support 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. 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 artwork
  • Climb up and downstairs 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
  • Be comfortable operating equipment such as mechanical lifts and power tools

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of various fabrication techniques and methods required to install for all forms of art including video works and large scale multimedia installations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, Sketchup and or other relevant Exhibition Design Software.
  • Rigging experience and relevant certification to use forklifts, personnel lifts, and other motorized equipment.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Temporary Preparator

Overview

Temporary Preparator works under the supervision of the Director of Exhibition Production, the Exhibition Production Manager, and/or Lead Installation Technicians as assigned, to receive, mount, pack and disperse all exhibitions, including loans and works in the Permanent Collection. These functions involve collaboration with the Registration Department, Curatorial Department, and visiting artists and curators working on museum projects. Primary responsibility is the safe and careful handling of all objects placed within the Museum's care, whether owned or borrowed. Because the scope of the MOCA's exhibition program incorporates conventional art forms as well as those which are more experimental in nature, Temporary Preparator will have a variety of tasks and functions to perform, relating to all aspects of construction, fabrication and installation of exhibitions.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art, Art History, or Media and Performing Arts.
  • Minimum of two years' experience working in a museum environment or related field including, but not limited to:  professional artist studio practices, galleries, motion picture and television, theatre and performing arts.
  • Good manual dexterity and visual acuity skills.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods.
  • Must be able to bend and reach to lift, move, and carefully handle artwork.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds individually.
  • Must demonstrate safe use of tools and equipment including, but not limited to: aerial lifts, various portable and stationary power tools.

Note:  In compliance with the Labor Code 6401 (SB) and General Industry Order 3203 Injury and Illness Prevention Program, The Museum of Contemporary Art has an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. We deploy 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.

Essential Functions

  • Must be able to competently handle works of art according to proper and safe procedures.
  • Must be able to work well as a team member and relate to a wide variety of staff and non-museum personnel.
  • 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.

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 carefully handle artwork.
  • Climb up and down stairs and ladders.
  • 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

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.

Department Director, Advancement

Overview

The Department Director, Advancement is responsible for working with the Deputy Director, Advancement to plan, develop, direct, and execute a comprehensive and successful development program for MOCA, consistent with the museum’s mission. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director, Advancement.

The Department Director, Advancement will provide active, collaborative leadership in conceiving and articulating fundraising strategies, programs and goals, including any future campaigns for expansion or endowment development. Further, the Department Director, Advancement will integrate advancement efforts with all museum functions including exhibition and education programming, public relations, marketing and the museum’s online presence. The Department Director, Advancement serves in a key leadership role that provides forward-thinking guidance with the result of driving revenue growth, improving operational efficiency, and fostering innovation throughout the organization’s various programs. The position is tasked with assisting the Deputy Director, Advancement in creating a sustainable infrastructure and a strategic plan to remain aligned with the organization’s mission, values, and goals.


Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising principles and strategies that span capital and endowment campaigns, annual giving, planned giving, and gifts of art.
  • Excellent leadership and administrative skills, including a successful track record managing an advancement team and inspiring steady and successful performance.
  • Proven success in building enduring relationships; personal experience in the formation, presentation, and negotiation of high-level gift arrangements, including a track record of involvement in significant individual and institutional gifts from foundations, corporations, and governmental bodies.
  • Strong familiarity with the philanthropic and arts communities; experience working with non-profit 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 to external organizations.
  • Strong analytical skills; strong understanding of budgets and finance, including restricted and unrestricted funds.
  • Team player.
  • At least ten years of experience fundraising for a major non-profit organization, preferably in the arts, or comparable career experience.
  • Graduate degree preferred. Interest in art a major plus.


Essential Functions

Leadership and Management

  • Oversee matters relating to the operational management of the department, in conjunction with Deputy Director, Advancement. Provide regular written evaluations and reviews; make staffing structure recommendations based on developing needs and goals; take counseling and corrective action with employees when necessary;
  • Provide innovative, visionary and strategic operational planning and leadership for all Museum development activities. Facilitate communication among development team members and between development and other Museum departments;
  • Align development department activities by creating an ambitious, comprehensive, written annual development plan and calendar with clearly defined goals, objectives, timelines and assignment of responsibilities. Create, manage and monitor an annual development program budget and track progress through monthly and annual reports;
  • Create a supportive, collaborative, productive and healthy work environment based on respect, teamwork and clear expectations and responsibilities. Support opportunities for professional development;
  • Commitment to diversity and a history of working effectively with all people irrespective of their economic status, ethnicity, gender, educational level or sexual orientation

Fundraising and Strategic Planning

  • In collaboration with the Deputy Director, Advancement, be an effective partner with MOCA’s Board of Trustees regarding development goals and keep them informed with regular reports on development progress, challenges in meeting goals, data analyses and projections;
  • Be a passionate, visible and informed advocate for MOCA and serve as one of its key spokespersons, actively seeking opportunities to engage with the broader community and to participate in events that position the Museum for improved fundraising or visibility;
  • Direct strategic fundraising efforts and provide leadership for a comprehensive and robust fundraising program including but not limited to membership, donor travel, annual fund giving, corporate sponsorship, and institutional support;
  • 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 in creating and executing a long-term plan that elicits and secures philanthropic support to fund programs and priorities over a 3-5-year timeframe; manage a portfolio of top donors and prospects for the organization and maintain an aggressive pipeline of solicitations and cultivation activity;
  • Prepare and oversee annual operating plan and budget designed to facilitate achievement of the fundraising goals and objectives; work closely with Deputy Director, Advancement to track, analyze, and report on progress, and ensure that fundraising needs are met in a timely manner;
  • Responsible for setting and meeting goals for growing and stewarding acquisition groups & councils and conduct ongoing budget analyses of programming to ensure that restricted giving groups are fiscally responsible;
  • 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;
  • Identify, cultivate and successfully solicit major gifts ($50,000+) from a diverse group of individuals, corporations and foundations. Ensure high-quality and appropriate stewardship of donors at all gift levels;
  • Oversee donor technology platform and vet policies and procedures for entering data, moves management, contact notes and reports;
  • Oversee all special projects as directed by the Deputy Director, Advancement.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. They do not purport to describe all functions of the position. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions of the position may change or be changed as necessary.


Physical Demands

While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following:  sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height.  Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Must be able to visually inspect work.  Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment required.  Heavy usage of computers and phones required.

The physical demands described above 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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position; they do not purport to describe all functions of the position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions of the position may change or be changed as necessary.

Application

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@moca.org.