Employment Opportunities

  • Security Guard
  • HVAC Engineer/Building Maintainer
  • Part-Time Custodian
  • Contractual Digital Game Design Instructors
  • Visitor Services Associate


  • 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.

      Responsibilities:
    • 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
      Qualifications:
    • 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.


    HVAC Engineer/Building Maintainer
    The HVAC Engineer/Building Maintainer reports directly to the Director of Building Maintenance and is responsible for building maintenance activities related to the HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and sanitation systems; housekeeping related to the building and grounds; logistical support for Museum departments as required; and for attending to requirements for any special events happening in the Museum’s facilities.

      Responsibilities include:
    • Checking-in with Director of Building Maintenance and/or Security to respond to and ascertain facility-related problems; inspect and record the overall condition of the entire building daily according to checklist.
    • Certify 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..
    • Carry 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.
    • Carry out preventative maintenance (replace belts, change filters) as required on the Museum’s HVAC system.
    • Repair and/or paint walls, ceilings, and floors as required and assigned.
    • Replace any burned-out building lights, noting use of supplies for inventory control.
    • Ensure all drains are clear and primed, noting use of supplies for inventory control.
    • Assist with snow removal and other grounds maintenance, as well as interior housekeeping duties, when required and assigned.
    • Set up and break down tables, chairs, etc., for events in coordination with other department personnel.
    • Assist in receiving, shipping, storing of bulk supplies and equipment entering and leaving the Museum.
    • Other duties as assigned.

      Requirements:
    • At least 3 years related experience is required.
    • C.O.F’s., Refrigeration Operating License (C.O.Q.) issued by F.D.N.Y..
    • Must be able to work weekends and evenings.
    • Prior museum experience a plus.

    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 to hvacengineer@movingimage.us No faxes or phone calls please.

    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.


    Part-Time Custodian
    This position reports 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, and requires a flexible daily schedule.

      Responsibilitie:
    • 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 related experience is required.

    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 to custodian@movingimage.us No faxes or phone calls please.

    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.


    Contractual Digital Game Design Instructors
    Museum of the Moving Image seeks well-spoken, outgoing instructors to teach an array of digital game design programs to young people (grades 7-12) on a contractual basis. Examples of current game design programs include semester-long after-school courses; half-day teen game design jams; week-long intensives and camps; and offsite workshops. Instructors are responsible for developing detailed lesson plans or activity outlines based on the Museum’s curriculum, teaching all sessions of an assigned program, and assisting with appropriate documentation of courses and workshops. Contractual Digital Game Design Instructors report to the Deputy Director for Education & Visitor Experience.

      Responsibilities:
    • Collaborate on curriculum development;
    • Develop comprehensive lesson plans and/or activity outlines, to be approved by the Deputy Director for Education & Visitor Experience;
    • Teach program sessions with assistance from a Museum Educator;
    • Organize and document student work;
    • Prepare and present student work at culminating events, when relevant.

      Qualifications:
    • Undergraduate degree in related field. Graduate degree preferred.
    • Working knowledge of a variety of digital game design tools. Comfort working with mobile technologies is a plus.
    • Experience teaching middle and high school students.
    • Experience teaching in summer, after school, or other informal learning environments is a plus.

    To apply please submit cover letter and resume to educationhr@movingimage.us with “Contractual Digital Game Design Instructor” as the subject. No faxes or phone calls please.

    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.


    Visitor Services Associate
    The 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.
    • 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 to guestserviceshr@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.