Employment Opportunities

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 support for the Museum’s programs for middle- and high-school students, teachers, children, teens, and seniors, as well as for its group sales and special events functions. This is a full-time exempt position. The Education Program Coordinator works Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Qualified candidates should possess demonstrated abilities as an administrator; previous experience working with young people; an interest in museum education; customer service experience; and excellent communication skills.

The Education Program Coordinator reports to the Deputy Director for Education and Visitor Experience.

  • 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 special 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.
  • 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.
Start date for this position is on or around September 15, 2014.

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

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

Museum Educator
The Museum seeks well-spoken and outgoing individuals with excellent customer service skills, who enjoy working with children and teens, to join its Education department. Museum Educators 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 temporary non-exempt position.

Museum Educators report to the Deputy Director for Education and Visitor Experience.

  • Deliver education programs including guided tours, workshops, and screening programs to student groups of all needs and abilities, grades 4 through college, as well as adults and senior citizens.
  • Provide excellent customer service and ensure a positive museum-going experiences for all visitors.
  • Facilitiate weekend/holiday family workshops and Moving Image Studio (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
  • Undergraduate work or degree in film, media studies, history, education, 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

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.
Deadline: Applications must be received by August 15, 2014

Review of applications will begin on August 15. The Museum is unable to confirm the receipt or provide an update regarding the status of individual applications. The start date is on or around October 1.

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.

Human Resources Manager
Museum of the Moving Image seeks an experienced human resources professional to join its administrative staff as Human Resources Manager. The Human Resources Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing human resources policies and procedures to ensure compliance with legal requirements and best employment practices. This is a part-time position, approximately 16-20 hours per week.

The Human Resources Manager reports to the Deputy Director for Administration and Chief Financial Officer.

  • Recommend, develop, and implement all personnel policies and procedures. Ensure compliance with key legislation: ADAAA, FMLA, HIPAA, COBRA, EEO, ERISA, Workers Comp., etc.
  • Proactively advise managers on best personnel management practices and on implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Oversee and manage all employment procedures, including job description drafting and approval, requests for new hires, departmental recruiting efforts, security checks, reference checks, new employee orientation, and termination procedures.
  • Develop and implement annual staff performance evaluation system. Train all staff to use the system, and manage the system to ensure it remains an effective tool to improve communication and performance.
  • Maintain personnel files—both computerized and hard-copy.
  • Oversee benefits administration; recommend modifications to existing plans plus additional options; negotiate with benefits providers. This includes major medical, dental, transit, disability, and pension plans.
  • Maintain and revise the MMI Employee Handbook as needed, to be current with approved policies and procedures.
  • Provide guidance to managers and staff on all personnel issues that arise. Assist with disciplinary matters.
  • Identify training needs and recommend cost-effective options.
  • Work with Associate Director of Finance responsible for overseeing payroll.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in human resources, or related concentrations; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • At least five years non-profit management experience with at least three years as a senior human resources manager, preferably in a cultural institution.
  • Excellent written, verbal, organizational, people and planning skills; ability to work effectively both as a leader and a team player; ability to motivate and train staff; competent user of software applications to organize data and communicate, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to rwayne@movingimage.us with “HR Manager” 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.

Security Guard
Museum of the Moving Image, seeks a motivated, New York State licensed Part-Time Security Guard for this dynamic, recently renovated and expanded cultural institution.

  • Patrolling assigned areas within the Museum to protect property as well as staff and visitors
  • Provide information and assistance to visitors and staff
  • Respond to emergency situations quickly and efficiently, within established guidlines. Assist in building evacuation in the event of an emergency (i.e., fire alarm), ensuring visitors/staff are out of harm's way as quickly as possible
  • Provide secure escort when required, including assisting individuals with disabilities to designated areas
  • Provide information and assistance to visitors and staff
  • Report incidents and safety/security issues
  • Prepare all required routine and emergency reports in timely manner, ensuring accuracy of information, including written logbook and incident reports
  • Maintain professional appearance while on duty
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • 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
  • Demonstrated 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 encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.