Employment Opportunities



Assistant Curator of Film
The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) seeks an Assistant Curator of Film to join its talented team of professionals. The Assistant Curator of Film will serve as a strategic collaborator in developing and implementing a diverse set of screenings and public programs that support the mission of the institution and heighten the visibility of MoMI. The Assistant Curator will be expected to bring a collaborative and supportive approach to their interactions with colleagues and Museum leadership. The successful candidate will have strong writing and organizational skills, and a knowledge of contemporary film and film history. This is a full-time exempt position which reports to the Curator of Film. The successful candidate should be comfortable with public speaking and must be prepared to work on weekends and evenings.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage all print traffic, including locating, booking, and arranging shipping of films, videos, and digital files
  • Write or edit a variety of promotional and descriptive text, including calendar and web copy, and program notes
  • Under the direction of the Curator of Film, research and organize programs both independently and collaboratively
  • Communicate with film archives, distributors, filmmakers, scholars, musicians, guest curators, guest speakers, and others involved in programs
  • Arrange travel and hospitality for guests
  • Maintain and update the Museum’s master calendar for events taking place in the Redstone Theater and Bartos Screening Room
  • Assist with the coordination of a range of public programs
  • Maintain internal communication with all Museum departments as required
  • Other administrative and curatorial tasks as assigned.

    Education/Experience Requirements:
  • B.A. required, degree in Film/Media Studies or a related field a plus
  • Experience with film festivals, museums, cinematheques or the film industry
  • A track record of programming and producing public programs
  • Demonstrated research capabilities, with a sophisticated understanding of film and an innate intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with a diverse population of colleagues, guest curators, and other industry professionals
  • Strong organizational skills; able to set priorities, yet maintain flexibility in order to respond quickly to new opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; superior presentation skills
  • • 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. 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.
To Apply:
The Museum of the Moving Image is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and to maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Queens. The Museum of the Moving Image is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume in a single PDF and 2-3 writing samples to film@movingimage.us

Preference will be given to applications submitted before March 29, 2019. 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 phone calls please.




Visitor Experience Associate
Museum of the Moving Image seeks a well-spoken, detail-oriented individual with admissions and retail experience to join its Visitor Experience Department. The Visitor Experience Associate provides high quality customer service, conducts sales of admissions, memberships, Café products and store merchandise, and imparts Museum information to the public.

    Essential Duties:
  • Providing exceptional customer service to Museum visitors at the Museum’s admission desk, the Moving Image Cafe and in the Moving Image Store.
  • Processing admission ticket sales and purchases at the Store and Cafe.
  • Assisting all visitors and members of the Museum with their ticketing and other needs, including general admission, screenings, and other events.
  • Responding to visitor inquires via phone and email.
  • Assisting visitors with coat/bag check.
  • Completing daily opening/closing procedures.
  • Maintaining merchandise displays and appearance; assist in ensuring all products are fully stocked.
  • Tagging and replenishing merchandise and cleaning in the storage areas.
  • Participate in year-end inventory and cycle counts.
  • Perform other duties within the Visitor Services department, as needed.
  • Complete additional assignments and assist others on the Visitor Services team as required.

    Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to interface effectively with the public on a daily basis.
  • Willingness to adjust to daily operational needs.
  • Outgoing, professional, reliable and hardworking.
  • At least two years customer service experience in admissions or in a retail store environment is required; a museum setting or a cultural attraction is preferred.
  • Cash management skills required.
  • Interest and background in film, television, and digital media strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks Point of Sale and Altru ticketing systems highly desirable.
  • Work schedule includes weekends and additional hours as needed for special events, exhibitions, and holidays; not to exceed 20 hours per week. Please indicate availability in your cover letter.
  • This is not a cashier position.
    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. 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.
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume as PDFs to guestserviceshr@movingimage.us with “Visitor Experience Associate” as the subject

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.




Media Education Manager
The Media Education Manager coordinates and provides intellectual and administrative support and oversight for the department’s informal learning programs including, but not limited to youth programs, family programs, summer classes and collaborative partnerships. The Media Education Manager collaborates with the Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement and the School & Community Programs Manager on the content, design, and implementation of media curriculum that builds upon the museum’s collections and exhibitions, facilitating access and relevancy for diverse local and international communities. This is a full-time exempt position.

The Media Education Manager reports to the Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement.


    Responsibilities:
  • Oversee design, content development and implementation of media curriculum, including digital media production, new media projects, digital game design, animation, interactive media, transmedia storytelling, and other subjects using the creative technologies.
  • Oversee all aspects of program planning, management, administrative coordination, documentation, instructor support, outreach, audience development, equipment needs and evaluation of the Museum’s youth, family, and adult education initiatives.
  • Curate a series of age appropriate educational films and events in collaboration with museum departments.
  • Coordinate partnerships and collaborations with outside organizations, such as schools, internship programs, neighborhood organizations, and colleague institutions.
  • 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 and youth workshops, and gallery activities relating to permanent and special exhibitions;
  • Collaborate with Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement and the Museum’s Development Department to create and execute a fundraising strategy to support programmatic initiatives.
  • Plan and coordinate professional development for NYC teachers and school administrators; enhancing existing programs and developing new curriculum.
  • Act as lead mentor for Teen Council and Summer Youth Internship Program.
  • Oversee planning, management, assessment, and curriculum development for Summer Media Camps, Family Drop-in program Moving Image Studio, Teen Council, Teen Digital Media Lab, MoMI birthday parties, Masterclass series, and other similar programs.
  • Assist in the hiring, training, and weekly scheduling of part-time and contract educators, instructors, and other staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:
  • Professional background in media production and education preferred; including experience teaching a range of moving image technologies (analog and digital) Undergraduate degree or work in media studies, new media, interactive technologies, education, film studies, video game design, video art or related field.
  • 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 tech-based and inquiry-based learning with diverse urban populations.
  • A friendly, courteous, and visitor-focused demeanor.
  • Leadership experience in digital education and/or digital media production settings preferred.
  • Written and spoken fluency in Spanish, Arabic and/or Bengali is a plus.
  • 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. 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.
To apply please submit the following documents as PDFs to educationhr@movingimage.us with “Media Education Manager” as the subject:
1. A cover letter.
2. A resume.
3. A sample lesson plan on a topic relating to the production of a moving image project.

Preference will be given to applications submitted before March 30th, 2019. 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 committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and to maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Queens. The Museum of the Moving Image is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.



Part-time Museum Educator
The Museum seeks well-spoken and outgoing individuals with excellent customer service skills, who enjoy working with all ages, to join its Education department. Museum Educators work between 8-20 hours per week from Tuesday to Sunday, mornings and afternoons. Hours are flexible, and may vary from week to week. This is a non-exempt position. Candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.

Museum Educators report to the Deputy Director of Education & Community Engagement.

    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.
  • Facilitate birthday parties for children.
  • 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, film, 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. 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.
To apply please submit the following documents as PDFs to educationhr@movingimage.us with “Museum Educator” as the subject:
1. A cover letter, indicating days/times of availability.
2. A resume.

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.




Marketing Associate
The Marketing Associate will assist with the Museum’s overall marketing strategies, efforts, and initiatives, with a focus on digital communications and customer data analysis to sustain existing audiences and reach out to new communities. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and in a team. This is a full-time exempt position.

The Marketing Associate reports to the Director of Public Information.

    Essential duties:
  • Assists with the implementation of marketing efforts and outreach
  • Coordinates the drafting, approvals, and sending of the Museum’s weekly email newsletter, monthly family newsletter, and other email campaigns
  • Manages flow of program and other updates for posting on the Museum’s website
  • Creates and coordinates partnerships with other non-profit organizations and local businesses for mutual promotional exchange and community engagement
  • Social media: creates and manages content for the Museum’s social media presence; researches social media best practices and current trends in the nonprofit arts sector; and creates and implements social media–based advertising campaigns
  • Gathers data from past Museum events and drafts communications for outreach on new events and to grow membership
  • Participates in biweekly program meetings (with programming, development, PR, and visitor services departments) and weekly department meetings (membership, development, PR)
  • Collaborates with Membership Manager to create marketing and outreach strategies to engage current members and grow all facets of the Museum’s membership programs
  • Working in tandem with the development team to create social media and marketing initiatives to encourage philanthropy within the Museum’s community

    Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Master’s Degree, a plus)
  • Minimum two to five years professional marketing experience in the arts or the for-profit world
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with an ability to adapt to the Museum’s “voice” on social media
  • Ability to work collaboratively, to build partnerships, and to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Proficient knowledge of social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
  • Proficiency using Word, Excel, Power Point, Acrobat, HTML, Photoshop
  • Proficiency in electronic communications software such as MailChimp and an HTML editor such as Dreamweaver
  • Familiarity with Altru (Blackbaud program) or other donor management database
  • Strong working knowledge of marketing, communications, digital/social media, advertising
  • Knowledge of film, with a strong interest in the arts
  • Availability to attend and cover occasional events as needed
  • Bilingual ability, a plus
To apply please submit the following documents as a single PDF to marketinghr@movingimage.us with “Marketing Associate” as the subject:
1. A cover letter
2. A resume
3. A writing sample (this could be a series of social media posts)

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 committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and to maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Queens. Museum of the Moving Image is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.




Associate Registrar
Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) seeks an Associate Registrar to join its Collections Department. The Associate Registrar reports to the Manager of Collections and Registration and also works closely with the Senior Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, the Deputy Director for Operations, Exhibitions, and Design, and the Museum’s Exhibitions team (as required).

This position supports the Collections Department in all activities including development and maintenance of exhibition checklists, inventories, and data entry, along with the safe handling, storage, registration, management, documentation, and exhibition of objects in the Museum’s collection, archives, and staff library, as well as objects on loan to the Museum.

    Responsibilities:
  • Under the direction of the Manager of Collections and Registration, facilitate the logistics for all incoming and outgoing loans, including, but not limited to, the following activities: Submission of formal loan requests to potential lenders; Issuance of loan agreements and execution other contractual agreements; Obtaining certificates of insurance for objects on loan to the Museum; Management of all shipping arrangements, including packing and crating in keeping with Museum standards; Conducting condition reports.
  • Assist the Manager of Collections and Registration with the documentation of all Collection and loan objects and activities, including receiving, accessioning, and labeling, as well as the safe movement, exhibition, storage, and disposition of objects, as required.
  • Create new object, location, loan, and condition records in the collections management database, CollectionSpace. This position will serve as the primary user of the database, working in tandem with the Manager of Collections and Registration, who is the database administrator.
  • Work accurately and efficiently in data cleanup projects.
  • Serve as backup to Manager of Collections and Registration to supervise installation of artifacts, both at the Museum and at host venues for traveling exhibitions.
  • Travel as required to courier artifacts.
  • Work closely with the Manager of Collections and Registration to conduct periodic inventories to assure accuracy of object records.
  • Work in tandem with the Manager of Collections and Registration to maintain the proper storage of art and artifacts. This includes the updating of storage vault logs and database records as necessary to reflect object movement.
  • Work with the Senior Curator of Collections and Exhibitions and Manager of Collections and Registration to create, maintain and update exhibition checklists.
  • Monitor department email account.
  • License digital images of collections objects, as well as securing rights/permissions for internal permanent collection projects.
  • Manage imaging projects for the Museum: Compile image and photography requests; Prepare objects for photo shoots and supervise photographers during such activities; Scan flat artifacts and manipulate the resulting digital images; Archive all high-resolution digital images; and upload images to CollectionSpace.
  • Assist Manager of Collections and Registration with the maintenance required for the Institutional Archive and Library.

    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Film Studies, History, Museum Studies or related field, or equivalent experience. Master’s degree a plus.
  • At least three years’ museum registration and/or collections management experience, including knowledge of museum registration methods, materials handling, packing, condition reports, storage maintenance, transportation, collections care, and storage requirements.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to move 20 to 60 lbs on occasion.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Hand/eye coordination to safely and efficiently use tools and handle collection objects.
  • Must be able to operate PC and Mac workstations and Microsoft Office software. Experience with museum collection management software and Photoshop preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with a broad range of individuals including donors, volunteers, vendors, and staff.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to collectionhr@movingimage.us.

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

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.

Museum of the Moving Image is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and to maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Queens. Museum of the Moving Image is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.