6 Feb 2024


Assistant Manager of Installation


 New York, New York, United States

Jobs at the MoMa PS1

Job Description


  • Collaborate with Curatorial and Program Production teams to plan, coordinate, and produce over 20 exhibitions per year across four floors and 40,000 sq ft of gallery space.
  • Hire, train, and manage seasonal union staff of 40 preparators/installers; monitor employee hours and execute payroll biweekly.
  • Develop, communicate and implement daily production schedules for installation crew, curatorial staff, artists, couriers and contractors; lead morning meetings; and communicate daily updates to the team.
  • Support and assist Senior Registrar in scheduling and making travel arrangements for lender couriers.
  • Utilize knowledge of materials to inform production schedules and exhibition budgets collaboratively across departments.
  • Schedule and oversee daily maintenance of all aspects of exhibitions while on view, such as touch-ups, lighting, and A/V maintenance and remain on call on weekends for remote exhibition troubleshooting.
  • Oversee inventory of installation supplies and woodshop; create and sustain relationships with vendors and contractors.
  • Process invoices, track department and exhibition related expenses, work across departments to manage multiple budgets simultaneously.
  • Take direction from the Exhibitions and Production Designer, Senior Registrar, and Senior Project Managers and communicate direction to the installation staff.
  • Work cross departmentally with Building Operations and Special Events to schedule and monitor in-gallery activities such as walk throughs, cleanings, ongoing maintenance, and special events.
  • Work across departments to improve and implement safety protocols and best practices in Museum installation.



  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in museum exhibitions, art fabrication, or public art installation, with at least 2 years’ experience as a manager.
  • Demonstrated experience with personnel and budget management, staff development and training, team building, and ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and staff.
  • Experience working with and executing union contracts.
  • Established knowledge of art handling best practices and established materials knowledge as it relates to construction, fabrication, installation methods, and A/V equipment.
  • Professional and positive attitude and demeanor, with exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent work ethic, craftsmanship, practical problem solving, creative thinking, embracing collaborative practice, and understanding of team spirit.
  • Skill in managing vendors, suppliers, and contractors, including competitive bidding, negotiating pricing and contract terms, and ensuring high quality of goods and services.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage time effectively, multitask, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Proficiency in working on both Microsoft and Google platforms, with direct experience in Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, and Google Docs required.
  • Knowledge of, and interest in, contemporary art and MoMA PS1 and its programming.
  • Candidates must be flexible with the hours and be able to work nights and weekends as events, programs, and exhibitions may require; schedule will change to follow the needs of the Program.


Compensation and Benefits

This position is permanent and full-time with a salary range of $65,000 – 68,000.
Benefits include 20 days paid vacation leave; 10 days paid sick leave; 11 paid holidays; and 3 paid personal days; participation in a 401(k), life insurance; medical/health (including visual and dental); transit, and dependent care FSA; and pension plan.

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.
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.


How to Apply

To apply, CLICK HERE

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Applicants should submit a resume and a statement of interest.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).



About MoMA PS1

PS1 was born out of New York’s alternative space movement in the 1970s, transforming an abandoned nineteenth Century schoolhouse in Long Island City, Western 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 we have a budget of approximately $11MM and are a team of around 50, led by an independent Board of Directors. Working with an evolving constellation of practitioners, neighbors, and partners, we are committed to the critical work of diversity, access, and inclusion. It is through these lenses that we examine and build our programs, relationships, and organizational culture. We champion how artists are at the intersection of the social, cultural, and political issues of their time. We center equity in how we work and what we do.


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