Employment Opportunities


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

    Responsibilities:
  • Providing exceptional customer service to Museum visitors at the Museum’s admission desk and in the Moving Image Store.
  • Processing admission ticket sales and store purchases.
  • 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 store appearance; assist in ensuring the selling floor is fully stocked.
  • Tagging and replenishing merchandise and cleaning in the store and 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:
  • 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.

    Museum Requirements:
  • Safety & Security: All MMI employees are required to adhere to all museum safety and security standards.
  • Attendance & Appearance: All MMI employees are required to adhere to the standard operating procedures regarding attendance and dress code policies as it relates to individual job functionality
  • Museum Team Partnership: All MMI employees are focused on supporting each other in an effort to complete our mission.

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 cover letter and resume as a PDF to guestserviceshr@movingimage.us. Please: No faxes or phone calls.

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




Education Program Coordinator
Museum of the Moving Image seeks a well-spoken, outgoing, and detail-oriented individual with strong administrative skills to join its Education department as Education Program Coordinator. The Education Program Coordinator provides crucial administrative support, serving as the primary point person for the Museum’s school group visit bookings and other group sales.

This is a full-time exempt position. The Education Program Coordinator works Tuesdays through Saturdays.

The Education Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Education.

    Responsibilities:
  • Respond to phone and email inquiries regarding group visits and education programs;
  • Book, invoice, and track and process deposits and payments for group visits, birthday parties, and Museum events;
  • Interact with students, teachers, and the general public at group check-in and within the Museum’s galleries;
  • Lead group tours, screening programs, workshops, and classes;
  • Engage in outreach to schools, educational organizations, camps, senior centers, local businesses, tour companies, and other similar organizations;
  • Assist in training and supervising the Museum’s team of Educators and volunteers;
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:
  • B.A. required, advanced degree in Museum Studies, Education, Film/Media Studies, or a related field a plus;
  • Previous administrative experience required;
  • Strong interest in museums and museum education;
  • Energetic, flexible attitude; strong written and verbal communication skills; and a commitment to providing programs of the highest quality.

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 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; talk; hear. 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.

Start date for this position is on or around August 1, 2016.

To apply please submit cover letter and resume as a PDF to educationhr@movingimage.us. Include “Education Program Coordinator” in the subject line. Please: No faxes or phone calls.

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.​

    Responsibilities:
  • Patrolling assigned areas within the Museum and its perimeter to protect staff, artifacts, and the facilities.
  • Responding to emergency situations quickly and efficiently, within 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 license
  • NYFD Fire Guard Certificate of Fitness and CPR/First Aid Training preferred
  • Must speak English and possess superb verbal communication and writing skills
  • Excellent personal appearance and general demeanor
  • 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.

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




Custodian
Museum of the Moving Image seeks a well-spoken, outgoing, well-organized and detailed-oriented individual to join the Maintenance Department.

This position reports directly to the Lead Building Maintainer, with day-to-day tasks coordinated and supervised by the Lead Building Maintainer. This individual is responsible for cleaning, janitorial, and housekeeping services for the Museum facility and grounds.

    Responsibilities:
  • Perform general cleaning operations as detailed by the Building Maintenance housekeeping/cleaning activities schedule
  • Ability to operate and maintain the Museum’s floor maintenance equipment
  • Respond to cleaning related emergencies as directed by senior staff;
  • Set up and break down tables, chairs, and other furniture for events in coordination with other department personnel;
  • Assist in receiving and storing supplies and equipment in the building;
  • Assist in moving furniture, files, and packages, when required, in coordination with other department personnel;
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor.
    Qualifications:
  • At least 3 years experience is required.
Please send cover letter and resume to custodian@movingimage.us. No faxes or phone calls.

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.




Associate Manager of Exhibitions and Online Projects
This position reports to the Deputy Director for Operations, Exhibitions, and Design (Deputy Director), and is responsible for managing the planning, development, and implementation of all changing exhibitions and installations, as well as ongoing management of the Museum’s core exhibition, Behind the Screen. This position also manages content updates to the Museum's website and other special projects.

    Duties include:
  • Coordination of all practical arrangements for each exhibition, including artist/curator agreements, development of exhibition floor plans and elevations, sourcing and acquiring estimates, acquisition and maintenance of supplies including any AV equipment or other digitally-based assets, travel and accommodation of exhibition partners, photography, press previews, opening reception, and exhibition-based member events
  • Working closely with the Chief Registrar on arrangements for shipping and any conservation, framing, or other object preparation required for exhibition
  • Working closely with Deputy Director to maintain exhibition schedules and budgets
  • Working closely with Assistant for Graphic Design and Production to manage production of exhibition-related graphics and publications
  • Ensuring that relevant staff members are informed of specific needs and activities required, and that all museum staff are properly informed of relevant activities happening during exhibition development, installation, and opening events
  • Liaising with external partners, artists, and curators
  • Liaising with publicity and marketing individuals for all exhibitions and online publications
  • Production of reports and presentations when required
  • Assisting with funding and grant proposals when required
  • Managing logistics of special projects, including one-time events
    Duties related to the Museum's website include:
  • Working with the Museum’s Marketing and Public Relations team to assure accuracy and timeliness of postings to the Museum’s website, including information about the Museum’s film programs, exhibitions, and special events
  • Overseeing production of new, and redesign of existing, online publications
  • Managing website upgrades or web development projects when required

  • Education, Experience, and Qualifications Required:
    Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 3 years experience in a related field; knowledge of related software, such as such InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Word, Excel, Power Point, Acrobat, Flash, and HTML. Experience with CAD software (Vectorworks) would be a plus. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate in a team context, and to simultaneously manage multiple projects with individual set schedules.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to assocmanagerexhibits@movingimage.us. No telephone calls or faxes will be accepted.

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.

The 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.