Employment Opportunities


Manager of Education Programs
The Manager of Education Programs coordinates and provides intellectual and administrative support and oversight for the department’s informal learning programs including, but not limited to after-school and summer classes and courses, weekend workshops, and collaborative partnerships with outside organizations. The Manager of Education Programs also collaborates with the Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement and the Education Programs Coordinator in the management of school group programs and development of new curriculum for community partnerships and exhibitions. This is a full-time exempt position.

The Manager of Education Programs reports to the Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement.

    Responsibilities:
  • The hiring, training, and weekly scheduling of part-time and contract educators, instructors, and other staff;
  • Program planning, management, administrative coordination, documentation, instructor support, and evaluation of the Museum’s after-school and other OST learning experiences;
  • Coordinating partnerships and collaborations with outside organizations, such as schools, internship programs, neighborhood organizations, and colleague institutions, including other members of the Hive NYC Learning Network;
  • Collaborating with other members of the Education department to develop ongoing programmatic strategy and to assist in the development and implementation of new education programs that support that strategy, including but not limited to specialized family workshops, classes, and camps, and gallery activities relating to permanent and special exhibitions;
  • Collaborating with Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement and the Museum’s Development department to create and execute a fundraising strategy to support programmatic initiatives;
  • Planning and coordination of professional development for NYC teachers and school administrators;
  • Working with the Education Programs Coordinator to ensure smooth operation of school group tours;
  • Working with the Manager of Family Programs to support planning, management, assessment, and curriculum development for Summer Media Camps and other family programs as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate work or degree in education, film, media studies, history, or related field.
  • Previous experience working with young people in a museum and school setting as a lead educator; 5 or more years preferred.
  • Previous experience with designing and implementing curriculum for object-based and inquiry-based learning.
  • A friendly, courteous, and visitor-focused demeanor.
  • Working knowledge of film/media history and/or film/video production, animation, or digital media production.
  • Leadership experience in digital education and/or digital media production settings preferred.
  • Available to work weekends and some weekdays.
    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 the following documents as a single PDF to educationhr@movingimage.us with “Manager of Education Programs” as the subject:
1. A cover letter, indicating days/times of availability.
2. A resume.
3. A sample lesson plan on a topic relating to the production of a moving image project.

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.



Retail Manager
Museum of the Moving Image is seeking a creative, experienced, and detail-oriented retail professional with strong administrative skills to manage its Store and Café. The Retail Manager coordinates product development and sales strategy, manages the Museum’s retail operations, and hires, trains, and supervises part-time Visitor Services staff. The Retail Manager supports the Museum’s goal of maximizing sales and profitability for its retail functions while demonstrating creative sales strategies, merchandising, and operational excellence and providing a high quality visitor experience.

The Retail Manager reports to the Deputy Director for Administration and CFO. This is a full-time position requiring regular weekend work.

    Essential Duties:
  • Develop a sales plan to maximize net revenue for the Museum Store and Café, including inventory requirements, pricing strategies, and product research and development in collaboration with other Museum colleagues;
  • Analyze operations on a monthly basis and adjust merchandising and buying strategy accordingly. Prepare monthly reports;
  • Ensure smooth operation of the Store and Café during Museum hours, keeping all retail areas clean and stocked, responding to orders, and training and supervising supporting Visitor Services staff;
  • Merchandise inventory in an attractive, creative way to maximize sales and to feature appropriate tie-ins with Museum exhibitions and events;
  • Collaborate with curatorial, marketing, and administrative staff and outside partners to develop Museum-specific products;
  • Partner with other Visitor Services staff on front line Museum operations, including but not limited to opening and closing of the Museum and the hiring, training and supervision of part-time staff for the Store, Café, and admissions desk;
  • Ensure staff is well-informed about exhibitions, programs, and special events, as well as the Museum’s facilities and policies;
  • Partner with Visitor Services and Security staff to provide a superlative visitor experience while fostering a calm, professional, visitor-focused environment;
  • Coordinate and resolve customer service issues and troubleshoot issues as they arise;
  • Other administrative and operational duties as assigned.

    Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
  • B.A. required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years store management experience, preferably in a museum or cultural-attraction setting.
  • Retail management knowledge and experience, including: sales, customer service, merchandising, scheduling, training, financial management, inventory control, and loss prevention.
  • Staff management experience.
  • Cash handling experience.
  • Strong computer skills, including POS systems and Microsoft Office.
  • A professional, friendly, courteous, outgoing, and visitor-focused demeanor.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to work weekends, occasional evenings, and additional hours as needed for special events, exhibitions, and holidays.
    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 cover letter and resume as PDFs to guestserviceshr@movingimage.us with “Retail Manager” as the subject

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 all ages, 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.

Museum Educators report to the Associate Director of Education.

    Responsibilities:
  • Deliver education programs including guided tours, workshops, and screening programs to student groups of all needs and abilities, grades 2 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 after-school courses, both on-site and off-site; assisting at special events; and serving as a Museum representative for various off-site activities as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate work or degree in education, film, media studies, history, 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.
    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 the following documents as PDFs to educationhr@movingimage.us with “Museum Educator” as the subject:
1. A cover letter, indicating days/times of availability.
2. 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.





Part-time Marketing Coordinator
The Marketing Coordinator assists with the Museum’s marketing strategies, efforts, and initiatives —with a focus on social media— to enhance the Museum’s presence locally, nationally, and internationally and to strengthen its brand. The ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who is comfortable working both independently and in a team. This position requires a commitment of 20 hours per week (maximum); all hours must be on-site and on a set schedule. This is a non-exempt position.

The Marketing Coordinator reports to the Director of Public Information.

    Essential Duties:
  • Assists with the implementation of marketing efforts and outreach strategies to enhance the Museum’s brand and presence locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Social media: Creates and manages content for the Museum’s social media presence. Researches social media best practices and current trends in the nonprofit arts sector. Creates and implements social media–based advertising campaigns.
  • Coordinates the drafting, getting approvals, and sending of the Museum’s weekly email newsletter, monthly family newsletter, and other email campaigns.
  • Creates and coordinates partnerships with other non-profit organizations for mutual promotional exchange.
  • Assists with the posting of programs, exhibitions, news, and other information on the Museum's website and assures accuracy and timeliness of such.
  • Participates in biweekly program meetings (with programming, development, PR, and visitor services departments) and weekly department meetings (membership, development, PR) to develop new audiences for programming.

    Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Master’s Degree, a plus)
  • Proficient knowledge of social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google +, etc.
  • Proficiency using Word, Excel, Power Point, Acrobat, HTML, Photoshop
  • Proficiency in electronic communications software such as MailChimp and an HTML editor such as Dreamweaver
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with an ability to adapt to the Museum’s “voice” on social media
  • Deep knowledge of film, with a strong interest in the arts
  • Minimum two years professional marketing experience in the arts or the for-profit world
  • Availability to attend and cover occasional events as needed
  • Strong working knowledge of marketing, communications, digital/social media, advertising, and direct mail channels and platforms.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, to build partnerships, and to adapt to changing circumstances.

To apply please submit the following documents as PDFs to marketinghr@movingimage.us with “Marketing Coordinator” as the subject:
1. A cover letter, indicating days/times of availability.
2. A resume.

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, Café products and store merchandise, and imparts Museum information to the public.

    Responsibilities:
  • Providing exceptional customer service to Museum visitors at the Museum’s admission desk, the Moving Image Café and in the Moving Image Store.
  • Processing admission ticket sales and purchases at the Store and Café.
  • 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 appearance; assist in ensuring all products are fully stocked.
  • Tagging and replenishing merchandise and cleaning in the 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.




HVAC Engineer / Building Maintainer
The HVAC Engineer/Building Maintainer provides building maintenance activities related to the HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and sanitation systems; conducts housekeeping activities related to the building and grounds; and provides logistical support for Museum departments as needed.

This is a full-time exempt position.

    Essential Duties:
  • Inspects and records the overall condition of the entire building daily according to checklist, checking-in with Director of Building Maintenance and/or Security to respond to and ascertain facility-related problems
  • Certifies 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
  • Carries 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
  • Carries out preventative maintenance (replace belts, change filters) as required on the Museum’s HVAC system
  • Repairs and/or paints walls, ceilings, and floors as required and assigned
  • Replaces any burned-out building lights, noting use of supplies for inventory control
  • Assists with snow removal and other grounds maintenance, as well as interior housekeeping duties, when required and assigned
  • Sets up and breaks down tables, chairs, etc., for events in coordination with other department personnel
  • Assists in receiving, shipping, storing of bulk supplies and equipment entering and leaving the Museum
  • Other duties as assigned

    Education, Experience, and Qualifications Required:
  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum of 5 years experience in a related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate in a team context, and to simultaneously manage multiple projects with individual set schedules
  • Ability to work irregular schedules including holidays, when required, for exhibition installations or other exhibition-related activities and events
  • Knowledge of relevant software, such as such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Acrobat
  • Experience, or familiarity with, AV production processes, as well as specification, application, and installation of related equipment
  • Experience with software such as CAD (Vectorworks), Flash, and HTML a plus
    Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:
  • At least 3 years relevant experience
  • Refrigeration Operating License (C.O.Q.) issued by F.D.N.Y.
  • Ability to maintain a work schedule that includes evenings, nights, rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, back to back shifts on any day of the week.
  • Museum experience a plus
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 the job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. 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 hvacengineer@movingimage.us. The Museum is unable to confirm the receipt or provide an update regarding the status of individual applications. No faxes or phone calls please.

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.




Custodian
This position reports directly 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.

    Essential duties:
  • 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 Required:
At least 3 years experience is required 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 the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. 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 custodian@movingimage.us with “Custodian” as the subject. No faxes or phone calls please.

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.