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 developmenthr@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.



Development and Marketing Associate
Museum of the Moving Image seeks a Development and Marketing Associate to provide administrative support to the development and marketing departments.

This is a full-time exempt position. The Development and Marketing Associate reports to the Deputy Director for Development and Director of Public Information.

    Essential duties:
  • Tracks grant submission and reporting deadlines, and administers the development of funding proposals to help ensure proper submission.
  • Maintains individual donor, government, foundation and corporate records and ensures the accuracy of the donor database.
  • Assists with drafting grant proposals in collaboration with the education and curatorial departments.
  • Creates monthly and annual fundraising reports.
  • Researches corporate, foundation, and individual prospects for exhibitions, film programs ,and other Museum projects.
  • Keeps track of funders’ recognition.
  • Administers individual gifts including but not limited to processing gift entries, solicitation, and acknowledgement letters.
  • Works closely with finance department to ensure compliance with federal, state, and city grants.
  • Provides administrative and organizational support for all benefit events including but not limited to research of potential invitees, income reporting, gift solicitation, and gift entries.
  • Coordinates the annual appeal.
  • Coordinates creative outreach efforts to enhance the Museum’s brand.
  • Assists the Director of Public Information with the Museum’s social media presence.
  • Develops and distributes the Museum’s weekly electronic newsletter.
  • Maintains a high degree of knowledge of the development and marketing fields.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts
  • Working knowledge of grant and development databases
  • Working knowledge of marketing and digital/social media channels and platforms
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive donor research
  • Ability to take initiative and make decisions solving problems independently, effectively, and creatively
  • Excellent organizational, managerial, and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively

To apply please submit cover letter and resume as PDFs to developmenthr@movingimage.us with “Development and Marketing Associate” 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.



Manager of Family Programs
Museum of the Moving Image seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and outgoing individual with a background in working with families to coordinate the newly introduced MoMI Families Initiative. This two-year grant-supported initiative aims to build on the Museum’s existing family programs in order to attract a year-round audience of diverse family visitors through engaging experiential learning and cultural programming for children ages 4-12 and their caregivers. New and expanded family program offerings will be informed by a detailed needs assessment, and accompanied by staff training, materials and policy revisions, and membership packages.

The Manager of Family Programs will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of audiences-oriented programs, working in close collaboration with the Museum’s curatorial, education, visitor services, marketing, and development staffs, and cultivating an audience of families from Western Queens, including the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, and Woodside.

Qualified candidates should have a demonstrated ability to engage diverse, local audiences of young people and their caregivers through artistically excellent and educational programming, and to design and implement programming in a way that engages participants with the Museum’s subject matter, exhibitions, and collections, including technology-based activities for young learners. Candidates should have experience partnering with schools and/or local businesses, community-based organizations, parent/caregiver networks, or similar stakeholders to conduct audience research and raise program awareness.

This is a full-time exempt position, Tuesday through Saturday. The Manager of Family Programs reports to the Director of Education.

    Responsibilities:
  • Oversee a needs assessment project backed by the Museum’s marketing staff; guide in-depth market research on family audiences in the Museum’s community.
  • Create a programming plan and implementation timeline in collaboration with curatorial, education, and marketing staff for expanding family programs suited to the targeted audiences identified through the needs assessment.
  • Coordinate with all relevant departments to implement the developed program plan.
  • Develop and grow the Museum’s relationships and partnerships with local stakeholders and networks, as well as artists and potential program partners, to identify opportunities for collaboration and to raise awareness of the Museum.
  • Collaborate with development, membership, and marketing staff on fundraising and sponsorship opportunities, and new member outreach.
  • Guide cross-departmental Museum team on staff-training, as well as making recommendations and revisions to Museum policies and marketing materials with a family audience in mind.
  • Create an evaluation and sustainability plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:
  • B.A. required; graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum three years’ experience planning and managing family-oriented programs at a cultural or performing arts venue
  • Background developing and/or implementing programs for a 4–7 year old age group a plus
  • Background in film, television, and digital media a plus
  • Prior museum experience preferred
  • Familiarity and interest in NYC neighborhoods, particularly the diverse communities of Western Queens
  • Established success in new audience and stakeholder engagement
  • Energetic, flexible, team player attitude; strong listening and verbal and written communication skills; and a commitment to providing cultural opportunities of the highest quality
  • Spanish-speaking bilingual skills are a plus

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job functions described here: Employee will be 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. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Required vision abilities 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 occasionally very high.

To apply please submit cover letter and resume as PDFs to educationhr@movingimage.us with “Manager of Family Programs” 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.




Part-time 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. Candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.

    Responsibilities:
  • 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.

    Qualifications:
  • 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:
  • A cover letter, indicating days/times of availability.
  • A resume.

Candidates will be contacted 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.