Senior Project Manager Performance, music and events
This position reports to the Director of Program Production, supervises temporary Production Assistants, and is a key member of the Program Production team, which includes the Senior Project Manager for Exhibitions, Exhibitions and Production Designer, Registrar, Project Manager for Public Programs, Project Manager for Artist Residencies and Interventions, and Exhibitions Assistant.
- Assess feasibility and logistical needs of events from earliest stage of development; prepare and implement timelines for projects, guiding the planning process for all on-site events from inception through post-production;
- Develop and oversee project budgets by creating initial estimates, processing and tracking expenses, and reporting regularly on budgets related to each project;
- Support the Director of Program Production in drafting, executing, and implementing all necessary legal agreements, including artist agreements, waivers, and contracts with vendors;
- Gather detailed technical and production information from artists and participants; create production schedules and run of show; coordinate and execute events from technical rehearsals through production;
- Maintain the inventory and working condition of PS1’s technical equipment, and source additional lighting, sound, A/V, and other technical equipment as needed;
- Hire and manage Production Assistants, third-party vendors, and other contracted labor to ensure the smooth production of all events;
- Oversee seating, access, hospitality, live streaming, and documentation for all events;
- Assess Front of House needs and coordinate with Visitor Engagement, Operations, and Security to ensure proper audience support for each event;
- Assist in the scheduling and coordination of programs in relation to Master Calendar;
- Collaborate with and guide third-party vendors hosting events at PS1; ensure compliance with all museum policies and procedures.
- At least 5 years experience in performance or project management, preferably in an arts, culture, and/or nonprofit environment, is required;
- Experience in building, managing, and maintaining program budgets within approved forecasts;
- Working knowledge of permitting requirements, insurance, and other legal issues related to live programming;
- Technical expertise in setting-up, running, and troubleshooting live performance events and public programs including familiarity with the technical equipment (including A/V and video projection, sound, lighting) typically used in live performance, event production, video production, and live streaming;
- Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-driven environment, managing several projects simultaneously;
- Proven diplomatic problem-solving capabilities and ability to work autonomously with a
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 PS1.
PS1 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.
Salary Range: $65,000 – $70,000
- We cover 100% of your basic medical and dental insurance premiums.
- Low cost vision insurance premium
- New York Paid Family Leave for Full time staff
- Employee Assistance Program with concierge service and benefits extending to friends & family.
- 40% Employee discount at the MoMA Design Store.
- 50% Employee discount MoMA produced items and publications
- 25% Employee discount at Artbook@ PS1
- 20% Employee discount at Mina’s Cafe
- Free museum admission to NY Museums with MoMA ID
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health, Transit, Parking)
- 401k available to employees (not matched)
- Group life insurance
- 457b for high earners
- Courtesy extension of MoMA negotiated retailer discounts (Phone service, movies, car rentals, restaurants, gyms, etc.)
- We provide 11 paid holidays + 3 personal days
- For full-time staff, we offer a minimum of 20 days paid time off (PTO) for vacation with an increase after 7 years of employment
- Hybrid work schedule for office staff
How to Apply
We recognize that a successful candidate will meet many of the requirements listed on this job description, but may not meet 100% of the qualifications. If much of this job description describes you, we encourage you to apply for this role.
About MoMA PS1
Long Island City, NY
PS1 was born out of New York’s alternative space movement in the 1970s, transforming an abandoned nineteenth century schoolhouse in Long Island City, Queens, into a space for artists and their collaborators to generate ideas and present work.
Located in what was once an industrial enclave, the institution has now become a creative landmark in the fastest growing residential neighborhood in the country. Continuously responsive to the potential for collective impact, in 1976 PS1 was registered as an independent non-profit in a city-owned building. In 1982 it became the first Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) that focused on contemporary art as part of NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Then in 2000, PS1 also established an affiliation with the Museum of Modern Art, and in 2010 it became known as MoMA PS1.
In 2022–23 PS1 has a budget of approximately $11M and is a team of about 50 led by an independent Board of Directors. Embracing that we operate by, for and with artists, we are focusing on collective action to reach our local and global community in our programming. Working with an evolving constellation of practitioners, neighbors and partners, we are committed to the critical work of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. It is through these lenses that we examine and build our programs, relationships and organizational culture.
PS1 champions how art and artists are at the intersection of the social, cultural, and political issues of their time, and we center equity in how we work and what we do.
Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: events, manager, MOMA, museum, music, performance, production manager, and supervisor. States: New York.
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