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Museum Educator

Part-Time Security Guard

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.

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


  • 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.

Hourly Wage: $16.50 an hour

To apply, please submit the following documents as a single pdf to 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


  • 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.​

Hourly Wage: $16.50 an hour

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to:

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.