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Special Projects Educator
Full-time w/ benefits

MASS MoCA is seeking an experienced, energetic, detail-oriented museum educator to join its collaborative working environment. The Special Projects Educator will work with the Director of Education + Curator of Kidspace to primarily support the coordination of special grant-funded projects. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Artist Services: liaison to artists; coordinate artist schedules, travel, and housing; co-design Kidspace artist residencies with artists; and oversee administrative details with artists who conduct artist talks.
    • Evaluation: oversee evaluation project with Goodman Research Group: collate data, coordinate evaluation needs with teachers and students, maintain evaluation records, and plan evaluation of future programs.
    • Curatorial Assistance: work with Curator of Kidspace to plan exhibitions with artists, coordinate installation schedule with artists, organize exhibition promotional information for marketing-communications and development departments, oversee Education and Kidspace social media and DAM database, manage Kidspace archives, and maintain cleanliness of gallery and off-site art installation.
    • Art Assembly: coordinate school schedules for performances, work with the museum’s performing arts department to select dates for programs, and write teacher’s guides.
    • Grants: assist with grant administration including: oversight of project details and implementation to ensure grant compliance; documentation, promotional materials, and video; reporting; budgeting; ordering supplies; and writing contracts for consultants/artists/overhires. Assist with future planning of grants such as ArtInSight, Kidspace exhibition projects, and adult programs.
    • Budgets: assist with managing complex annual department budget, as well as specific restricted grant budgets, and oversee weekly invoices and staff timesheets.
    • Gallery Teaching: as Education Department staff, conduct tours as needed (at least one tour per week).

 

The candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in education (art or museum), arts administration, or art history, and at least 1–3 years’ experience. The ideal candidate should be an effective communicator and have strong writing skills; can work independently, but also as a team player; has an outgoing, positive personality, and a knack for connecting with people of many backgrounds.

This is a full-time position to begin mid-December 2017. Please submit a cover letter and résumé to humanresources@massmoca.org, or apply in person at the MASS MoCA Box Office. Application deadline is November 30, 2017.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


MASS MoCA Help Desk Specialist & Assistant to the Director of I.T.

Reports to: Director of Information Technology

Mission:
1. To help provide 24/7 support coverage of MASS MoCA’s mission-critical Information Systems.
2. To provide “Help Desk” technical support to MASS MoCA staff and interns regarding any and all Information Technology systems including (but not limited to) computer hardware, software, networks, POS Systems, and telephones.

Job Summary:
Candidate must possess the ability to analyze technical failures and make quick decisions. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and other common office software suites. Highly efficient organizational skills are a must, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to handle customer issues in a friendly and professional manner. Ability to train staff in the use of desktop applications. This is a great entry or “post entry” level job for someone who loves creative environments, a diverse range of challenges, and working in an art museum in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts.

General Requirements:

    • Flexible work schedule; weekend coverage/evenings during performing arts events required.
    • 4-year degree in related field preferable.
    • Minimum two years experience in field.
    • Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize well.
    • Certifications viewed favorably.
    • Able to present yourself professionally and communicate effectively with clients and
      peers.

 

Essential Functions:

    • Providing technical support coverage during museum’s open hours.
    • Responsible for the maintenance of MASS MoCA staff desktops (PC’s and Mac’s) and their peripheral components (such as monitors, keyboards, computers, printers, mice, CD drives, and disk drives), as well as video projection equipment, and telephones.
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Office 2010/2016 and networking. Less than highly proficient applicants need not apply.
    • Answering staff inquiries regarding computer software and systems (i.e. Windows 7,10, MS Office Suite including MS Outlook, etc., Mac OS X and iOS) and/or hardware operations. Ability and willingness to share technical knowledge to internal staff.
    • Preventing and eradicating any and all computer viruses inflicted on MASS MoCA computers.
    • Overseeing the daily maintenance of mission-critical systems (i.e. running daily checks on
      backup and restore, internal servers, websites, and virus software). Reporting observations and solutions to the I.T. Director.
    • Networking Administration skills a huge plus.

 

Please email résumé to techmatters@massmoca.org.

MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Program Assistant
Assets for Artists / The Studios at MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA seeks a part-time Program Assistant to join our small team that delivers professional development programs for working artists and oversees artist-in-residence services at the Studios at MASS MoCA. Now in its 10th year, MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program provides professional development workshops for more than 200 artists per year in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, as well as small artist grants. Workshops cover a range of professional development topics, and are geared to help artists build savvier and more sustainable businesses around their creative practice.

The Program Assistant will be deeply involved in creating educational events that will help artists become more effective in their professional practices. The key skills we’re seeking in a Program Assistant include a strong work ethic, attention to detail for managing program logistics, good problem solving abilities, creative thinking, and the ability to work collaboratively and communicate clearly.

Responsibilities:

    • Planning and outreach for professional development workshops: communicating with host venues and training leaders about logistics; marketing workshop opportunities through Assets for Artists social media; collecting RSVPs and maintaining participant lists for workshops; coordinating catering for workshops, etc.
    • Providing day-of logistical support at professional development workshops. Because the Program Assistant will sometimes travel to workshops held in other parts of the state, a driver’s license and vehicle are required.
    • Creating social media content for Assets for Artists, including regular blog posts about programs, participant news and spotlights, artist opportunities, etc.
    • Assisting with grant research and writing, program evaluation, etc.
    • Meetings weekly, and as needed, to coordinate activities with fellow staff.

 

This is a part-time position. Preferred hours are five half-days (4 hours per day) Monday-Friday, although scheduling constraints can be taken into consideration, and the Program Assistant may be requested to adjust the schedule when programming requires longer hours or different availability.

To apply, e-mail résumé, cover letter, and references to assetsforartists@massmoca.org.

MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Manager of Institutional Giving and Development Writer
(Full-time/Benefits Eligible)

Reports to Director of Development. Must be an excellent, crisp writer and communicator. Plans, manages, and executes comprehensive fundraising plans for corporate and foundation donations to MASS MoCA, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporations, corporate foundations, and private sponsorship donations. Actively engaged in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector, as well as other key communities, that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals
of MASS MoCA.

Collaborate with other members of the development team to create fundraising project summaries, funding proposals, stewardship reports, and other written materials for internal and external audiences. Serve as project manager, editor, and/or principal writer for a wide variety of print and electronic development projects, including funding proposals for individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations; capital campaign-related promotional materials; annual stewardship reports for select foundation donors; and project summaries for a diverse array of fundraising goals.

Minimum requirements for applicants:
1. Bachelor’s degree needed, Masters preferred
2. 5 years of professional experience in writing for development, communications, media
relations, or related field
3. Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures related to the position, including: expertise in use of English grammar, punctuation, and syntax; familiarity with appropriate business software applications; use of best practices in proposal development and foundation and corporation relations; ability to conduct research; understanding of branding and positioning strategies for the museum and for specific projects; ability to “ghost-write” for various museum administrators, staff, and volunteers; ability to learn subject-specific terminology about art for use in developing written materials.

To apply, submit a one-page cover letter stating why you are interested in working with MASS MoCA and why you are the right candidate, your résumé, and two writing samples that include: a successful corporate, foundation, or individual donor proposal and an additional piece of successful donor communication that you have used in your career.

Please send all application materials to humanresources@massmoca.org or MASS MoCA, Attn: Human Resources, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247.

MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Landscaper (Full-time)

MASS MoCA is seeking a full-time year-round landscaper.
Prior professional landscaping experience is required.

Responsibilities include mowing and care of lawns, trees, and shrubs, and all aspects of grounds maintenance, including snow removal in the winter. Ideal applicants must have sufficient prior landscaping experience as well as knowledge of the equipment and materials used in the performance of landscaping work.

Applicants must be able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, staff members, and others at the museum.

MASS MoCA’s Landscaper must be able to work outdoors and may be exposed to adverse weather conditions; must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or greater; is required to climb ladders; and may need to work varied shifts and irregular hours.

Ability to work on weekends/holidays is a must.

A valid driver’s license and the ability to operate motor vehicles are required.

To apply, email a cover letter and résumé to humanresources@massmoca.org, or obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams.

MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.

**Please do not call to follow up on your application or to request an interview.**


Retail Store Sales Associate (Part-time)

MASS MoCA’s retail store is seeking a part-time Sales Associate for summer and fall employment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Cheerfully interacting with customers.
    • Cleaning, restocking, and maintaining attractive merchandise displays.
    • Taking initiative to learn about the history of MASS MoCA and the current exhibitions to answer customer questions.
    • Opening/closing stores and operating cash registers.
    • Help customer make selections by building customer confidence; offering suggestions, opinions, and providing product information
    • Process payments using POS system; processing credit cards, cash, and gift cards.
    • Handling/counting cash accurately.
    • Keep patrons informed by notifying them of preferred customer sales and future merchandise of potential interest.

 

We are looking to fill a position for a part-time Sales Associate at MASS MoCA and MASS MoCA By Design. This position offers approximately 15-20 hours per week and requires a flexible schedule including availability specifically Friday through Sunday, Saturday evenings, occasional holidays, and festivals. It also requires a friendly, polite disposition in addition to self-motivation and initiative. Customer service experience is preferred.

To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams.

No phone calls please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.


Security Staff

Enjoy people? Enjoy art? MASS MoCA is hiring security staff for the fall season.

The right candidates will enjoy working in a museum environment and have the ability to communicate clearly and cordially with our guests. A flexible schedule including weekend and holiday work, walking and standing for extended periods of time, and just a touch of patience will be required.

To apply, obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a résumé and cover letter to seasonal_opportunities@massmoca.org.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees are encouraged to apply.


Custodial Staff

MASS MoCA is seeking the services of a full-time Custodian. Custodial responsibilities will include:

    • Performing all routine cleaning tasks including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, washing windows and walls, restocking supplies, and other duties assigned using prescribed procedures
    • Trash removal, recycling, and sanitation of waste receptacles
    • Cleaning and supporting special events on the MASS MoCA campus
    • Reporting observed damages or defects in assigned areas
    • Assisting with snow removal and sanding
    • Implementing technical and safety procedures as instructed by his/her supervisor
    • Assuming additional responsibilities as required

 

Ideal candidates must be able to lift 50 pounds or more on a regular basis. Candidates must demonstrate ample knowledge of cleaning safety procedures and certifications, methods, materials, equipment, and an ability to operate mechanical cleaning equipment. Candidates must be able to function well in a team/community environment, displaying common courtesy and politeness; custodial work involves frequent interaction with patrons, co-workers, and administrators. Candidates must be flexible and willing to work alone as well as in teams, and may be required to work various shifts if needed; ability to work on weekends and holidays is a must.

To apply, please obtain and complete an application from MASS MoCA’s Box Office at 87 Marshall Street, North Adams. You can also email a résumé and cover letter to seasonal_opportunities@massmoca.org.

No phone calls, please. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees are encouraged to apply.

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