17 Feb 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant to Chief Curator – Media and Performance Art

The Museum of Modern Art (Job Poster) – New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Facilitates chief curator’s email and written correspondence, especially that which relates to the collection, acquisitions, and exhibition production. Answers chief curator’s telephone calls and covers for others as needed. Drafts answers for routine correspondence and inquiries. Performs general administrative duties, which includes the organization and maintenance of all chief curator files and calendar. Opens and routes incoming mail, faxes, and email. Serves as front person and liaison for all of chief curator’s contacts, including trustees, artists, scholars, dealers, and art world professionals. Makes all travel and logistical arrangements and prepares travel and entertainment expense reports in accordance with MoMA policies. Maintains general organization of chief curator’s office. Completes project and administrative assignments as directed. Assists and takes direction from department manager and curatorial staff as required. Reports to Chief Curator, Media and Performance Art.

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art history, and five or more years experience in relevant administrative positions or equivalent. Exposure to media and performance art and artists preferred. Superior judgment, professional initiative, and strong verbal communication capabilities. Excellent organizational and multitasking skills. Good computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Art history and research background is desirable. Proficiency with one or more foreign languages highly desirable.


If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

By e-mail: jobs@moma.org (most preferred option)
By fax: (212) 333-1107
By mail: The Museum of Modern Art
The Department of Human Resources
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

If submitting by email, please send us your resume and cover letter as one document in a PDF format.
Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at The Museum of Modern Art.

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.



• Job Title: Assistant to Chief Curator – Media and Performance Art
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: The Museum of Modern Art
• website: http://moma.org
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant, curator, exhibition, media, MOMA, and museum. Location: New York. Job listing expires in 18 days.


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