25 May 2015

Full-Time Assistant or Associate Curator – Film

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

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In partnership with the Chief Curator of Film and the senior team, responsible for programming, exhibitions and collection, and scholarship. Senior-level has input into optimizing the program calendar and ensures staff is working toward the successful execution of the department’s vision; the junior–level supports the development and implementation of the calendar. Contributes to a full, balanced, and dynamic program schedule. Assists with scheduling public programming and calendar. Senior-level researches, investigates, and produces temporary and collection exhibitions (both theater- and gallery-based) in partnership with the chief curator and with approval from the Committee on Exhibitions; junior-level researches, investigates, and provides support to temporary and collection exhibitions. Partners with Film Acquisition Committee and attends related meetings. Researches and recommends potential acquisitions, when appropriate presents recommendations to Committee. Considers, solicits, and submits possible gifts or purchases of films for the collection for consideration to chief curator and to the Film Acquisition Committee. Works with Department of Publications to produce catalogues, other written materials, and budgets for publication, including photography. Partners with Department of Education on programs relevant to temporary exhibition or collection shows. Collaborates with Communications, Marketing, Graphics, Development, and other Museum colleagues to promote and support film exhibitions. Attends international film festivals, serves as a key representative of the department, and keeps abreast of new filmmakers and emerging movements. Writes articles in professional journals, presents lectures at other institutions, participates in professional art organizations, and participates in festival juries, as appropriate. Reports to The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film.

Requirements: Highly accomplished, sophisticated, and experienced film curator who will bring a depth of knowledge and talent to a high-caliber, multifaceted, world-renowned program. Deeply passionate about film and highly regarded for stellar work in the field, with a commitment to excellence and curatorial expertise. Well versed in the commercial, social, and political history of cinema. Bachelor’s degree required. Foreign language proficiency a plus. Master’s or PhD preferred for the senior title. Significant experience (for the senior title) and accomplishment in the area of film, with a background in film festivals, museums, cinematheques, or film industry. Track record of planning, programming, and producing major exhibitions. Academic foundation and clearly demonstrated research capabilities, with a sophisticated understanding of film and an innate intellectual curiosity. Smart and sophisticated, with the executive presence and willingness to engage and connect with a variety of stakeholders, including Museum Board, Film Acquisition Committee members, Museum colleagues, industry experts, and other external partners and the general public. Diplomatic, with the ability to successfully partner with a diverse population of highly talented, technical experts throughout the organization. Strong organizational skills; able to set priorities, yet maintain flexibility in order to respond quickly to new opportunities. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; superior presentation skills; sound judgment. Passionate about film with a commitment to Museum’s mission to deliver the finest programs, ignite the mind and provide inspiration while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars and industry leaders to film fans young and old. An associate curator should expect frequent domestic and international travel (approximately 25%). An assistant curator should expect some domestic and international travel (approximately 10%). Final title assignment dependent on the credentials of the finalist.



Please submit 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

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.



• Job Title: Assistant or Associate Curator – Film
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: MOMA: The Museum of Modern Art
• website: artjobs.artsearch.us/job-listings/moma-museum-of-modern-art-ny/
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, assistant, curatorial, exhibition, film, MOMA, and museum. Location: New York. Job listing expires in 28 days.

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