MoMA PS1 : Director’s Office VW Fellow, (10-month fixed term)
MoMA PS1 seeks a highly motivated and organized individual for a fellowship providing support in the Director’s Office.
This is a 10-month position, supported by Volkswagen, which offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity for career growth. Works closely with the director, executive assistants, and other staff on a daily basis, and should be able to thrive in a highly creative, fast-paced environment with conflicting deadlines and rapidly changing priorities.
Primary responsibilities will include administrative duties for the Director’s Office, prioritizing the director’s time and initiatives, and researching various projects related to forthcoming exhibitions. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, social media research, updating databases and communication logs, organizing scholarly materials, assembling artist dossiers, mailings and errands, and occasionally assisting during special events.
The fellow will gain a broad understanding of how the Director’s Office functions, along with specific skills related to departmental activities and the overall direction of a museum. In addition to the director and Director’s Office team, the fellow works closely with other departments, including Development, Communications, and Curatorial, as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in art history, art, nonprofit administration, business, liberal arts, or a related field.
Two years work or volunteer experience in administration, preferably in a museum or arts nonprofit.
Exceptional written and interpersonal communication skills.
Proficiency speaking, reading, and writing in German.
Computer skills including Gmail, MS Office, and Google Docs. Experience archiving and storing digital content (ex. images and videos).
Tact and diplomacy; demonstrated ability to discreetly handle highly confidential and sensitive information.
Exceptional attention to detail: the ability to plan, prioritize tasks, independently follow through on requests, and meet deadlines while balancing multiple simultaneous projects.
High level of organization, motivation, initiative, and assertiveness.
Knowledge of art history or related field and interest in experimental contemporary art.
Passion for and understanding of MoMA PS1’s mission and program work.
A flexible schedule, including occasional evening and weekend hours.
To apply, please submit resume and cover letter as one document in PDF format.