Employment Opportunities

  • Museum Educator
  • Security Guard
  • Assistant Film Curator
  • Associate Manager of Exhibitions and Online Projects

  • 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 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 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 afterschool courses, both on-site and off-site; assisting at special events; and serving as a Museum representative for various offsite activities as needed.
    • Other administrative duties as assigned.

    • BA required, work or degree in media studies, history, education, or related field preferred.
    • Previous experience working with young people required.
    • Graduate work or degree in media studies, history, education, or related field 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 a resume and cover letter as PDFs to educationhr@movingimage.us. Applications for this position are accepted 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.

    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.

    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.