Employment Opportunities

  • Security Guard
  • Assistant Film Curator
  • Cafe Supervisor
  • Part-Time House Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer & Deputy Director for Administration

  • Security Guard
    Museum of the Moving Image, located in Astoria, New York, seeks a motivated, licensed Full-Time Security Guard for this dynamic, newly renovated and expanded cultural institution.

    • Patrolling assigned areas within the Museum to protect property as well as staff and visitors
    • Responding to emergency situations quickly and efficiently, within established guidelines
    • Providing information and assistance to visitors and staff
    • Reporting incidents and safety/security issues
    • 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
    • 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.‚Äč

    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.

    Assistant Film Curator
    Museum of the Moving Image, one of the nation’s premier venues for the presentation of film, seeks an Assistant Curator to help plan, organize, and present wide-ranging, high-quality screenings and discussion programs throughout the year. The Museum presents more than 500 films per year in its 267-seat Sumner M. Redstone Theater, the 65-seat Celeste and Armand Bartos Screening Room, and other screening areas throughout the building.

    The Museum’s programs are designed to encompass all forms of the moving image and to reach a wide and diverse audience, including general museumgoers, cinephiles, New York City residents from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, and families. The successful candidate will have strong writing skills and a thorough knowledge of contemporary film and film history. This is a full-time exempt position. The Assistant Curator reports to the Chief Curator. The successful candidate should be comfortable with public speaking and must be prepared to work on many weekends and evenings.

    • 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 copy, including calendar and web copy, press release drafts, and more.
    • Under the direction of the Chief Curator, research and organize programs, independently or collaboratively.
    • Assist with the temporary exhibitions, installations, and online projects as assigned.
    • Communicate with film archives, distributors, filmmakers, scholars, musicians, guest curators, guest speakers, and others involved in programs. Arrange travel and hospitality for guests.
    • Maintain internal communication with all Museum departments, including the director’s office, the curatorial staff (including Curator of the Collection and Exhibitions, Associate Curator of Digital Media, and guest curators), projectionists, development, education, public information, digital media, collections, exhibitions, security, and visitor services.
    • Communicate on scheduling matters with the Manager of Special Events.
    • Maintain and update the Museum’s master calendar for all events taking place in the Redstone Theater and Bartos Screening Room.
    • Other administrative and curatorial tasks as assigned.

    • B.A. required, advanced degree in Film/Media Studies or a related field a plus
    • Outstanding writing skills
    • Previous programming experience
    • Substantial knowledge of the contemporary film scene and of film history
    • Strong interest in museums and audience development

    The start date for this position is on or around October 19, 2015. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to film@movingimage.us. No telephone calls or faxes will be accepted.

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

    Cafe Supervisor
    Museum of the Moving Image is seeking a Café Supervisor to handle all operations of the Moving Image Café with oversight by the Retail Manager. The Café Supervisor completes general café tasks including, but not limited to, serving customers and employees, general cleaning duties, placing orders of food items and supplies, inventory control, and cash reconciliation.

    • Fill food and drink orders that involve light food preparation, coffee, tea and espresso service.
    • Place food and supply orders.
    • Process deliveries, following departmental inventory control procedures.
    • Restock drink cooler, snack items and food implements in both the café and storage areas.
    • Provide consistent quality offerings through the proper preparation and display of products.
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization of assigned work areas (counters, storage rooms).
    • Remove debris, wiping down tables and emptying trash receptacles in café seating area.
    • Adhere to local, state, and federal cleanliness, food handling, and food storage procedures.
    • Collect payment for items, adhering to all cash handling and inventory policies and procedures.
    • Perform café opening/closing procedures and cash reconciliations.
    • Complete daily breakdown/set-up all café equipment, supplies and food displays.
    • Assist with special events, as needed.
    • Complete additional assignments and assist others on the Visitor Services team as required.

    • NYC Qualifying Food Protection Certificate mandatory.
    • Espresso machine expertise is highly desirable.
    • Knowledge of Quickbooks POS strongly preferred.
    • 2-3 years prior café/bakery supervisory experience required.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Proactive and outgoing nature.
    • Reliable and dependable.
    • Ability to frequently lift, push, and carry objects of moderate weight.
    • Work schedule includes weekends and evenings in addition to holidays and special events.

      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 a resume and cover letter to guestserviceshr@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.

    Part-Time House Manager
    Museum of the Moving Image, which presents over 400 screenings, public programs, and events annually in its Astoria home, is seeking an experienced, organized part-time House Manager to join its visitor experience staff. The House Manager will collaborate with the Museum’s programming, administrative, and front-of-house team to provide supervision and leadership in day-to-day operations related to screenings, public programs, and events.
    The House Manager works with the Museum team to present programs of the highest possible quality to the Museum’s visitors. The ability to lead, communicate clearly, make decisions, and maintain a friendly, visitor-focused demeanor in a fast-paced environment are essential.
    The House Manager will work approximately 30 hours per week, including regular weekend work. The schedule will vary depending on the Museum’s programming. This is a part-time, non-exempt position with benefits. The House Manager reports to the Deputy Director for Education & Visitor Experience.

      Essential Duties:
    • Collaborate with front desk staff and interdepartmental partners on the management of ticketing, lines, and guest lists for screenings and public programs.
    • Act as point person for all visitor needs related to screenings and public programs.
    • Assist colleagues across departments with special guests, speakers, press, and VIPs.
    • Work with projectionists/AV staff to coordinate technical set-up for events.
    • Expedite seating for programs and oversee reserved seating and ushering.
    • Collaborate with interdepartmental partners to manage program timelines, transitions between programs, and program-related issues as they arise.
    • Monitor the appearance of the Museum’s theaters and program spaces.
    • Resolve visitor complaints/issues as they arise.
    • Coordinate event staff and volunteer scheduling, training, and supervision with education and visitor experience staff
    • Provide support for other Museum events and rentals as needed.
    • Attend regular programming meetings.
    • Other duties as assigned.

      Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
    • 2+ years house management experience required, experience in a repertory film venue preferred.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Superior customer service and relations skills.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps.
    • Comfortability working with audiences of all ages and backgrounds in a busy, high-stress environment
    • A friendly, courteous, and visitor-focused demeanor
    • Attention to detail and follow through
    • Interest and/or backing in film is a plus

    Schedule: This is a part-time position with benefits requiring availability of three to four days per week, with an hourly work week of approximately 30 hours. Must have flexibility to work weeknights, including Fridays, weekends, and holidays as required.

    To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to guestserviceshr@movingimage.us

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

    Chief Financial Officer & Deputy Director for Administration
    The Chief Financial Officer & Deputy Director for Administration (CFO & DDA) ensures sound financial planning and management across all aspects and departments of the Museum. A member of the Museum’s senior leadership team, the CFO & DDA reports to the Museum’s Executive Director and works directly with the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees. The CFO & DDA leads all finance, accounting and administrative functions of the Museum, including functional responsibility over accounting, payroll, retail operations, human resources, insurance/risk management, administrative contracts management and financial oversight of program contracts. The CFO & DDA has a staff of two people.

    A successful candidate will have both a strategic and hands-on approach to finance and administration, be adept at financial analysis and business planning, and be committed to the Museum’s mission and service to the field. Museum of the Moving Image offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

      Finance and Accounting Responsibilities:
    • Oversee short- and longer-term strategic financial planning.
    • Supervise all accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, chart of accounts and general ledger, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. Maintain and implement appropriate internal controls.
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports in a timely manner for the Executive Director and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees. Develop and deliver financial reports at Board and Executive Committee meetings.
    • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with Executive Director and senior management; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes on a monthly basis and communicate this information to senior leadership, identifying variances and developing appropriate action plans.
    • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting. Manage and monitor Line of Credit.
    • Maintain existing relationships with external creditors including banks. Oversee the annual audit process; coordinate with external auditors and report to the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. Produce external financial statements.
    • Working with Deputy Director for Development and project staff, oversee financial planning, management, and reporting of government, foundation, and privately-funded grants. Oversee the preparation of budgets and financial reports for all grant-funded projects.
    • Oversee financial planning and management of capital projects.
    • Interface with such City agencies as the Department of Cultural Affairs and Economic Development Corporation on all financial matters.

      Human Resources, Retail Operations and Administrative Responsibilities:
    • Further develop and manage the Museum’s administration of all personnel policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with legislation and policies.
    • Oversee benefits administration; recommend modifications to existing plans plus additional options; negotiate with benefit providers.
    • Provide guidance to managers and staff on all personnel issues that arise; liaise with outside counsel, as needed.
    • Negotiate and ensure compliance with all union contracts.
    • Review all independent contractor agreements.
    • Supervise Director of Retail Operations; monitor Café and Museum Store revenue and expenses; advise on inventory, merchandise and presentation; ensure adequate staffing of retail outlets.
    • Understand and mitigate key elements of the Museum’s risk profile; negotiate and maintain appropriate insurance coverages.
    • Monitor all open legal issues involving the Museum, and legal issues affecting the field.

      Required Qualifications:
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • A minimum of ten years in finance, with at least five years in a managerial or executive position.
    • Experience as part of an organization’s senior leadership team.
    • Working knowledge of financial/accounting software (e.g. Excel, Financial Edge, Altru).
    • At least a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.

      Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience working at a nonprofit, cultural, or other public attraction.
    • Familiarity with City funding process, including proposal and reporting requirements.
    • Master's degree, preferably in business administration.
    • Familiarity with Cultural Data Project reporting requirements.
    • CPA

    To apply please submit cover letter and resume to hr@movingimage.us with “CFO & DDA” as the subject. Absolutely no faxes or phone calls please.

    Museum of the Moving Image is an Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.