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Employment Opportunities

Director of Institutional Giving

Curator of Media Arts

Museum Educator

Part-Time Security Guard

Full-Time Security Department Receptionist

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Statement: Museum of the Moving Image serves as a bridge to connect diverse communities to the moving image, in all its forms, with the goal of together building a more equitable and inclusive cultural future. We strive to be welcoming to everyone who passes through our doors, with programs, exhibitions, and a staff that reflect the diversity of our community. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is informed by an anti-oppressive, intersectional, international, and community-centered approach to all that we do. A ubiquitous and powerful form of creative expression and communication, the moving image can serve to enliven, uplift, and build a deeper understanding of ourselves and one another.

Director of institutional giving

Museum of the Moving Image seeks a dynamic, detailed-oriented individual with strong organizational skills in order to provide essential support to the Museum's Development Department. The Director of Institutional Giving will increase institutional gifts through the strengthening and expansion of the Museum’s foundation and corporate donor portfolio. This position will be responsible for maintaining and growing the corporate and foundation donor pipeline, cultivating and stewarding current and new funders while assisting in government funding opportunities in service of the Museum and its mission. The Director of Institutional Giving will be an entrepreneurial, strategic and collaborative thinker and make a significant and lasting impact at the institution. This is a full-time exempt position, which reports to the Deputy Director of Development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Deputy Director of Development, the Director of Institutional Giving will focus on developing new corporate, foundation, and government support while stewarding the current portfolio. Attracting additional sponsorship for the Museum’s artistic and educational programs and special events will also be an important priority.
  • Develop and execute fundraising strategies and activities with a focus on corporate and foundation support as well as new technology innovation
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of current and prospective donors with a goal of increasing funding
  • Work with Deputy Director of Development on cultivation strategies for institutional funders, with an emphasis on corporate prospects, foundation contacts and new technology innovation
  • Work with Membership Manager to further develop corporate membership program and establish corporate council
  • Manage the Grant Writer, supporting the execution of a comprehensive fundraising strategy and annual goal setting
  • Manage sponsorship fulfillment and activations in partnership with Director of Public Information and Development and Marketing Manager
  • In partnership with the Deputy Director of Development, support organization-wide strategic planning, information sharing, and communications across departments
  • Oversee and monitor MoMI’s compliance with funding agreements and sponsorship contracts with an emphasis on sponsor benefits fulfillment
  • Develop letters of inquiry, proposals, general correspondence, acknowledgements, and reports for institutional donors
  • Collaborate with finance, programming, and other departments across the Museum to develop proposals, budgets and reports to support the Museum’s and its programs
  • Use the institution’s messaging to articulate the Museum’s mission and vision to both current and prospective donor communities in a way that represents the organization’s distinctive commitment to making a positive impact
  • Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree or above preferred
  • Minimum of six (6) years experience in institutional giving
  • Demonstrated success in institutional fundraising
  • Strong writer with the ability to synthesize complex program concepts into compelling proposals and reports
  • Excellent verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with DonorSearch and Altru preferred
  • Highly organized, great attention to detail
  • Professional constituent interaction skills, ability to interact with a diverse constituency, ability to act with discretion around sensitive and constituent information

Please send a cover letter and resume to Developmenthr@movingimage.us. Applications will be considered only if they are submitted to this address.

The Museum is unable to confirm the receipt or provide an update regarding the status of individual applications. No phone calls please.

 

Curator of Media Arts

Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) seeks a Curator of Media Arts to join its curatorial team. The Curator of Media Arts will be a key collaborative partner for developing and implementing exhibitions, public programs, and publications that support the Museum’s mission. The successful candidate will possess deep and wide-ranging knowledge of both contemporary and historical media-based art, and a track record of organizing innovative, engaging exhibitions and programs for a broad audience. The position requires excellent writing and organizational skills and a desire to work collaboratively across departments. This is a full-time exempt position, which reports to the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs.

Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and the Executive Director, envision and realize an approach to exhibiting and collecting media-based art that complements the overall mission of the Museum
  • Conceive and organize exhibitions or installations, which includes developing relationships and maintaining communication with artists; writing exhibition text; collaborating with collections and exhibitions staff on logistics, planning, and installation; and adhering to deadlines
  • Collaborate on the development of education and public programs related to exhibitions
  • Work with staff to shape a schedule for exhibitions and public programs
  • Collaborate with staff, as needed, to realize long-term projects
  • Work with development team on grant applications and other fundraising activities
  • Participate in the development and stewardship of the Museum’s collection of time-based media art
  • Develop and write exhibit catalogs and artist monographs, as required
  • Develop, produce, and moderate ongoing artist talks and other public programs
  • Maintain internal communication with all Museum departments as required
  • Other administrative and curatorial tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • B.A., M.A. or Ph.D. in Art, Film/Media Studies or a related field a plus
  • A strong record of organizing exhibitions and public programs
  • Demonstrated research capabilities, with a sophisticated understanding of the moving image as an art form, and an innate intellectual curiosity
  • Proven success in collaborating with a diverse population of colleagues, guest curators, and other industry professionals
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to set priorities, yet maintain flexibility in order to respond quickly to new opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience required

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF, along with a PDF with 2 short writing samples, to curatorhr@movingimage.us. Applications will be considered only if they are submitted to this address.

  1. Cover letter, indicating days/times of availability
  2. Resume

The Museum is unable to confirm the receipt or provide an update regarding the status of individual applications. No phone calls please.

 

Museum Educator

Museum of the Moving Image seeks well-spoken and outgoing individuals with excellent customer service skills who enjoy working with all ages to join its Media Education department. Museum Educators lead tours, workshops, and courses in moving image education, and work between 8–20 hours per week from Wednesday to Sunday, mornings and afternoons. Hours are flexible, and may vary from week to week. This is a non-exempt position. Museum Educators report to the Deputy Director of Education & Community Engagement, and managerial staff.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver education programs including guided tours, workshops, and screening programs to student groups of all needs and abilities, grades 2 through college, as well as adults and senior citizens
  • Provide excellent customer service and ensure a positive museum-going experience for all visitors
  • Facilitate weekend/holiday family workshops and Moving Image Studio (a drop-in workshop) activities
  • Attend regular meetings of the Education department
  • Additional responsibilities may include assisting Museum instructors with after-school courses, both on-site and off-site; assisting at special events; and serving as a Museum representative for various off-site activities as needed
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate work or degree in education, game design, film, digital art, media studies, history, or related field
  • Previous experience working with young people strongly preferred
  • Previous experience with object-based and inquiry-based learning is a plus
  • A friendly, courteous, and visitor-focused demeanor
  • Working knowledge of film/media history and/or film/video production, animation, or digital media production a plus
  • Available a minimum of two weekday mornings (Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday) per week

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment 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 employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To apply, please submit the following documents as a single pdf to educationhr@movingimage.us with "Museum Educator" as the subject:

  1. Cover letter, indicating days/times of availability
  2. Resume

Preference will be given to applications submitted before June 10, 2022. Candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis. The Museum is unable to confirm the receipt or provide an update regarding the status of individual applications. No faxes or phone calls please.

Museum of the Moving Image is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

 

Part-Time security Guard

Museum of the Moving Image seeks a motivated, licensed part-time Security Guard for this dynamic and rapidly growing cultural institution located in the Kaufman Astoria Arts District in Astoria, New York.​

Job responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Patrolling assigned areas within the Museum and its perimeter to protect visitors, staff, artifacts, and the facilities
  • Responding to emergency situations quickly and efficiently, within established guidelines and protocols
  • Providing information and assistance to visitors and staff
  • Reporting incidents and safety/security issues
  • Other tasks as assigned

Requirements:

  • Current NYS Security Guard License
  • NYFD Fire Guard Certificate of Fitness
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Training Preferred
  • Must speak English and possess superb verbal communication and writing skills
  • Excellent personal appearance and general demeanor
  • MUST demonstrate ability to interact in a professional manner with members of the public

Work schedule will vary. Must be flexible. Evening, weekend, and holiday availability is a must.  Prior museum/cultural institution experience is a plus.​

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to: Securityhr@movingimage.us

No faxes or phone calls please.

The Museum of the Moving Image is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Full-Time Security Department Receptionist

Museum of the Moving Image seeks a motivated, full-time Receptionist for this dynamic and rapidly growing cultural institution located in the Kaufman Astoria Arts District in Astoria, New York.

Job responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Screen staff members and guests of the Museum through the 37th street entrance
  • Maintain communications with ALL Museum departments and coordinate day to day operations
  • Update and maintain Visitor Logs and Security related logs
  • Keep track of all incoming and outgoing packages and document their arrival and departure as required
  • Screen and document ALL arriving and departing Museum property, ALL personal property
  • Answer Security Desk telephone, transfer calls, and relay messages etc., as necessary
  • Document ALL unusual occurrences and make appropriate notifications.
  • Monitor closed circuit television system
  • Monitor Security Desk computer for messages and e-mails of importance and disseminate information received as necessary to appropriate staff member

Requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate
  • Must speak English and possess superb verbal communication and writing skills
  • Excellent personal appearance and general demeanor
  • Excellent computer skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and OneNote.
  • MUST demonstrate ability to interact in a professional manner with members of the public

Work schedule is from Tuesday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Prior museum/cultural institution experience is a plus.

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to: Securityhr@movingimage.us

No faxes or phone calls please.

The Museum of the Moving Image is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

 

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