19 Jan 2017

Full-Time Job Director, Imaging and Visual Resources

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

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Job Description

Provides leadership to the Museum in the strategic management of images in the MoMA collection, exhibitions, and other Museum activities, and archiving of all visual resources produced by the team and other Museum colleagues.
Manages the relationship with MoMA’s distribution partners, with business responsibility for licensing digital assets to publishers, institutions, and others worldwide.
Manages the IVR team. Sets strategy and implementation of cross-departmental groups to review and create policies regarding digital assets.
Establishes and manages department policies and procedures in support of the overall Museum mission and priorities.
Creates annual departmental budgets and operates department in a fiscally responsible manner.
Creates reports and advises senior staff concerning Museum-wide digital asset policy, asset production, licensing finances, and strategic planning.
Participates in pan-institutional committees as required.
Establishes ambitious, achievable production goals and supports department managers and staff in meeting or exceeding those targets.
Manages and advises front-end DAM development, including new asset collections and new services.
Generates revenue through the Museum’s partnerships with licensing agencies and finds opportunities to expand visual resource licensing potential.
Builds and maintains productive business relationships with vendors, researchers, and colleagues at other institutions. Conducts annual staff performance reviews.
Provides opportunities for staff development and training.
Holds staff accountable and initiates disciplinary actions when necessary.
Proposes creative business and technical solutions to meet Museum needs.
Represents MoMA through attendance and presentations at major domestic and international conferences.
Supervises Production Manager, Senior Digital Image Archivist, Production Assistant, Photographers, and others as assigned.
Reports to Senior Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Collections.

Bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, or bachelor of fine arts photography, or other relevant discipline.
Master of art, master of science, or master of fine arts in photography preferred. Minimum 10 years experience working in a fine art imaging studio, including minimum four years as a manager.
Knowledge of modern and contemporary art history, including artists, movements, and materials.
Broad knowledge of imaging and archiving methods and emerging technologies.
Strong experience with image production and digital asset management within a museum environment.
Digital asset licensing/distribution experience preferred. Understanding of aesthetic considerations and conservation issues associated with imaging works of modern and contemporary art.
Strong track record as an acknowledged leader in the field of cultural heritage imaging.
Thorough understanding of all aspect of digital imaging and digital asset management.
Strategic and critical thinking, flexibility, and focus. Anticipation of technical and business issues and opportunities.
Excellent technical communication skills including the ability to clearly relate the impact of new workflows, systems, and equipment to those not technically inclined.
Self-motivation and accountability. Excellent interpersonal communication.
Excellent project management abilities.
Exercises a high level of financial responsibility.
Thorough understanding of cutting-edge technology and equipment advancements within the field.
Leadership and understanding of best practices within the field as it relates to image rights, fees, and commercial and scholarly publishing.
Ability to work effectively both independently and in collaboration with others.
Capable of exercising a high degree of diplomacy in difficult or contentious situations.
Excellent judgment with regard to applying institutional policy to important internal and external business relationships.
Possesses the understanding and judgment necessary to operate successfully “on the inside” of an institution with a highly public profile.
Team-oriented individual accustomed to working with talented, smart individuals in a group environment.
Strong management skills and flexibility to meet multiple, overlapping, and often competing demands for production and delivery of quality visual and audio resources within time and budget constraints.
Ability to build bridges and forge strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders throughout the organization, including within the senior leadership team.



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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: Director, Imaging and Visual Resources
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: 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, arts management, director, exhibition, MOMA, museum, non-profit, and photography. Location: New York. Job listing expires in 58 days.