Employment Opportunities

  • Visitor Services Associate
  • Summer Media Camp Instructors

  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

      Museum Requirements:
      Safety and Security
      All MMI employees are required to adhere to all museum safety and security standards.

      Attendance and 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 and 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 with “Visitor Services Associate” as the subject. 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.

      Summer Media Camp Instructors
      Museum of the Moving Image seeks well-spoken, outgoing instructors to teach week-long courses as part of the Museum’s Summer Media Camp. Subjects include movie-making, 2D stop motion animation, claymation, video game design and televised puppetry. There are several positions to be filled; applicants may apply to teach multiple weeks based on subject area expertise. Programs run July 20th-August 28th; an outline of subject areas by week is included below. Campers range in age from 8 to 13 years, and may be broken down into smaller groups based on age depending on the week, subject, and location. Summer Media Camp meets Monday through Friday, either onsite at the Museum or offsite at a partnering site in Brooklyn. Instructors are responsible for developing daily lesson plans and activities based upon the Museum’s curriculum. This is a temporary non-exempt position. Summer Media Camp Instructors report to the Deputy Director for Education & Visitor Experience.

      • Collaborate on curriculum development for all sessions;
      • Develop comprehensive lesson plans for each day of Summer Media Camp, to be approved by the Deputy Director for Education & Visitor Experience;
      • Teach all program sessions with assistance from a Museum Educator;
      • Assist with supervision of teen interns, when relevant;
      • Ensure smooth operation of camp activities (such as lunch and outdoor play time) and safety of fifteen campers;
      • Maintain clean and orderly workspace and materials;
      • Prepare and present campers' work at culminating events.

      • Undergraduate degree in related field. Graduate degree preferred.
      • Working knowledge of relevant equipment and software.
      • Experience teaching upper elementary school and middle school students.
      • Experience teaching in summer, after school, or other informal learning environments is a plus.
      • Must be available for dates as outlined.

      July 20-24
      Video Game Design

      July 20-24
      2D Stop Motion Animation

      July 27-31
      Video Game Design

      August 3-7

      August 10-14
      Video Game Design

      August 17-21
      Video Game Design

      August 24-28
      Televised Puppetry

      To apply please submit cover letter and resume to educationhr@movingimage.us with “Summer Media Camp Instructor” as the subject. Please indicate which subject(s) and/or week(s) you are applying for. 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.