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Employment Opportunities

Information Technology System Director
Museum Educator
Manager of School Programs & Group Visits

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.

Information Technology System Director

Museum of the Moving Image seeks an Information Technology System Director. This position reports to the Senior Director of Building Operations. This is a full time, exempt position. Job schedule: Monday–Friday, and otherwise as required.

IT Director Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and manages IT and telephone operations for the Museum, maintains 24-hours-a-day operation
  • Designs and implements improvements, and develops new strategies for the Museum IT infrastructure, including internet connectivity, data storage, and maintenance of Museum website
  • Monitors, identifies, and eliminates any security risks
  • Analyzes business requirements and makes recommendations for IT needs and systems to support requirements
  • Works to increase efficiency and user satisfaction both internally and externally
  • Evaluates IT operations with regard to establishing institutional goals and deadlines
  • Communicates with the museum team and across departments as needed
  • Assesses need for new equipment and software, and identifies the best products, while maintaining and updating a museum-wide equipment inventory
  • Prepares progress and budget reports for upper management on a monthly basis
  • Builds and maintains relationships with outside vendors
  • Manages the telephone system, including assigning new lines and extensions; maintains the telephone directory, and guidance and training for staff as required
  • Implements and manages special projects, as required

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Sound understanding of computer systems, networks, security, website, telecommunications, databases, and storage systems
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks and projects
  • Solid working knowledge of all relevant coding languages and security protocols
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Team-oriented

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, information systems, computer science, or related field (graduate degree a plus)
  • Minimum eight years’ experience working in IT operations
  • Minimum five years’ experience overseeing IT projects
  • Certifications and continuing education preferred
  • Significant experience in all phases of the development life cycle

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV as a single pdf to operationshr@movingimage.us. No phone calls, please. The Museum is unable to confirm the receipt or provide an update regarding the status of individual applications.

Museum of the Moving Image is an Equal Opportunity Employer 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.  

 

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 January 31, 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.

 

Manager of School Programs & Group Visits

The Manager of School Programs & Group Visits provides intellectual and administrative support and oversight for the department’s educational programs, including but not limited to tours, workshops, out-of-school and in-school classes, and courses. The Manager collaborates with the Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement and the Senior Manager of Education in the development and implementation of outreach, promotion, and media curriculum for all programs, including community partnerships and exhibition-related education. This is a full-time exempt position which reports to the Senior Manager of Education.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee training and weekly scheduling of part-time and contract educators, instructors, and other staff
  • Oversee bookings and on the floor management of educators leading tours and workshops, filling in when necessary and ensuring prompt follow up to bookings inquiries
  • Develop content and design of media curriculum and educational tools, tweaking and modifying throughout the year with regular evaluations and training sessions on curriculum, group management, equipment, and museum subject matter
  • Program planning, management, administrative coordination, documentation, instructor support, and evaluation of the Museum’s after-school and other learning experiences
  • Coordinate partnerships and collaborations with outside organizations, such as schools, internship programs, neighborhood organizations, and colleague organizations
  • Collaborate with other members of the Education department to develop ongoing programmatic strategy and to assist in the development and implementation of new education programs, including but not limited to specialized family workshops, classes, and camps, game programs, outreach and promotion of programs (print, digital, and social media) and gallery activities relating to permanent and special exhibitions
  • Collaborate with Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement, the Senior Manager of Education, and the Museum’s Development department to create and execute a fundraising strategy to support programmatic initiatives, including regular reporting and evaluation of programs
  • Planning and coordination of professional development for NYC teachers and school administrators
  • Assist with Summer Media Camp registration, planning, management, assessment, public messaging campaigns, and curriculum development
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate work or degree in education, film, media studies, history, video game design, video art, new media or related field
  • Professional background in media production and media education preferred
  • Previous experience working with young people in a museum and school setting as a lead educator; 5 or more years preferred
  • Previous experience with designing and implementing curriculum for object-based and inquiry-based learning
  • A friendly, courteous, and visitor-focused demeanor
  • Working knowledge of film/media history and/or film/video production, animation, or digital media production
  • Leadership experience in digital education and/or digital media production settings preferred
  • Available to work weekends and some weekdays

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 "Manager of School Programs & Group Visits" as the subject:

  1. Cover letter, indicating days/times of availability
  2. Resume
  3. Sample lesson plan on a topic relating to the production of a moving image project

Preference will be given to applications submitted before January 31, 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.

 

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