Employment Opportunities


Director of Education
Museum of the Moving Image is seeking a full-time Director of Education. This position has primary responsibility for the Museum’s Education programs, overseeing all administrative, managerial, and performance-based aspects of the programs, and reports to the Executive Director.

This is a full-time exempt position.

    Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and evaluate high quality education programs at the Museum for students and teachers, align programs with curriculum standards when appropriate and with innovations and new research in the field.
  • Create offerings for a broad range of audiences (including but not limited to children, teens, families, teachers and adults) related to temporary and permanents exhibitions, installations and other Museum programs, as well as stand-alone educational offerings.
  • Develop and maintain out of school time programming, including after-school, weekend, school recess, and summer programs.
  • Train and evaluate Education department staff and Educators.
  • Facilitate, spearhead, and cultivate partnerships and collaborations with other educational, cultural and community-based organizations, as well as governmental agencies.
  • Oversee educational information and content on Museum’s website, including research, development and maintenance of online learning activities.
  • Collaborate with exhibitions, design, curatorial and marketing staff on a wide range of interpretive and informational systems and in providing departmental input on institution-wide initiatives.
  • Oversee Museum internship and volunteer programs.
  • Partner with development staff and senior leadership on fundraising activities for departmental activities and programs.
    Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
  • Master’s degree or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Ten years of experience preferred with demonstrated success in development, implementation, and management of education programs.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing and public speaking, as well as in interaction with key partners, funders and professional affiliates.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and evenings as necessary.
    Other Considerations:
  • Existing relationships and contacts in the education field, preferably with knowledge or familiarity with the NYC Department of Education.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient computer knowledge, including proficiency with work processing, database, presentation and spreadsheet software.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills, demonstrated track record of performance and highly ethical character.
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 PDFs to educationhr@movingimage.us with “Director of Education” as the subject. 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.



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.




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.




Associate Manager of Exhibitions
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, and other special projects, as well as ongoing management of the Museum’s core exhibition, Behind the Screen.

    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 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 the curatorial team for each project on development and production of all related texts, from the initial press release to all exhibition content, including facilitating proofreading, fact checking, and any other editorial requirements of each specific project
  • 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, opening events, and de-installation at the end of the exhibition’s run
  • Liaising with external partners, artists, and curators as required for each project
  • Liaising with publicity and marketing individuals for all exhibitions and online publications
  • Manage the production of reports, presentations, and proposals as required for funding requests, as well as management of funds already allocated, when and as required
  • Managing logistics of special projects, including one-time events or special installations

    Education, Experience, and Qualifications Required:
  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 5 years experience in a related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate in a team context, and to simultaneously manage multiple projects with individual set schedules
  • Ability to work irregular schedules including holidays, when required, for exhibition installations or other exhibition-related activities and events
  • Knowledge of relevant software, such as such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Acrobat
  • Experience, or familiarity with, AV production processes, as well as specification, application, and installation of related equipment
  • Experience with software such as CAD (Vectorworks), Flash, and HTML a plus
    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
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 submit cover letter and resume as PDFs to assocmanagerexhibits@movingimage.us with “Associate Manager of Exhibitions” as the subject. No faxes or phone calls please.

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.




HVAC Engineer / Building Maintainer
The HVAC Engineer/Building Maintainer provides building maintenance activities related to the HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and sanitation systems; conducts housekeeping activities related to the building and grounds; and provides logistical support for Museum departments as needed.

This is a full-time exempt position.

    Essential Duties:
  • Inspects and records the overall condition of the entire building daily according to checklist, checking-in with Director of Building Maintenance and/or Security to respond to and ascertain facility-related problems
  • Certifies that fire safety equipment is fully operational and that all safety locations, as well as electrical closets and other facility-support and mechanical spaces, are unobstructed and accessible at all times
  • Carries out scheduled temperature adjustments as requested, with particular attention paid to maintaining conservation quality climate control conditions in designated areas, and managing scheduled maintenance and repairs to the Museum facility and its HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and sanitation systems
  • Carries out preventative maintenance (replace belts, change filters) as required on the Museum’s HVAC system
  • Repairs and/or paints walls, ceilings, and floors as required and assigned
  • Replaces any burned-out building lights, noting use of supplies for inventory control
  • Assists with snow removal and other grounds maintenance, as well as interior housekeeping duties, when required and assigned
  • Sets up and breaks down tables, chairs, etc., for events in coordination with other department personnel
  • Assists in receiving, shipping, storing of bulk supplies and equipment entering and leaving the Museum
  • Other duties as assigned

    Education, Experience, and Qualifications Required:
  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 5 years experience in a related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate in a team context, and to simultaneously manage multiple projects with individual set schedules
  • Ability to work irregular schedules including holidays, when required, for exhibition installations or other exhibition-related activities and events
  • Knowledge of relevant software, such as such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Acrobat
  • Experience, or familiarity with, AV production processes, as well as specification, application, and installation of related equipment
  • Experience with software such as CAD (Vectorworks), Flash, and HTML a plus
    Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
  • At least 3 years relevant experience
  • Refrigeration Operating License (C.O.Q.) issued by F.D.N.Y.
  • Ability to maintain a work schedule that includes evenings, nights, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, back to back shifts on any day of the week.
  • Museum experience a plus
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 the job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. 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 to hvacengineer@movingimage.us. The Museum is unable to confirm the receipt or provide an update regarding the status of individual applications. No faxes or phone calls please.

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.




Custodian
This position reports directly to the Director of Building Maintenance, 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.

    Essential duties:
  • 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 Required:
At least 3 years experience is 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 the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. 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 PDFs to custodian@movingimage.us with “Custodian” as the subject. No faxes or phone calls please.

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.