MoMA Assistant to the Chief Curator | Architecture and Design

Performs general administrative duties including organization and maintenance of all Chief Curator files. Facilitates Chief Curator’s e-mail and written correspondence. Drafts answers for routine correspondence and inquiries. Corresponds and acts as liaison with outside persons, other organizations, and Museum personnel. Answers Chief Curator’s telephone calls and covers for others. Opens and routes incoming mail, faxes, and e-mail. Liaises with artists represented in the collection and coordinates their passes and inquiries as needed. Makes travel and logistical arrangements for Chief Curator. Coordinates Chief Curator’s schedule and various departmental functions in coordination with department manager. Prepares travel and entertainment expense reports in accordance with policy. Assists department manager with budget as it relates to Chief Curator’s expenditures, as well as payment of departmental expenses when needed. Maintains general organization of Chief Curator’s office. Maintains Chief Curator and department contacts, artist address lists, and departmental invitation lists. Maintains list and coordinates distribution of Annual Artist Passes. Assists with set-up and running of lectures, roundtable discussions, gallery visits, etc. Attends meetings and special events as required. Assists with preparation of PowerPoint presentation materials for internal and external engagements. Completes project and administrative assignments as directed by Chief Curator and Department Manager. Assists and takes direction from Department Manager and Curatorial Staff as required.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and five or more years experience in administrative positions or equivalent. Superior judgment, professional initiative, and strong verbal communication capabilities. Good PC skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Architecture and research background is desirable but not essential.

MoMA Jobs application guidelines

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

By e-mail: (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.

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.