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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.

 


Production Assistant/Exhibition Caretaker

MASS MoCA seeks a part-time Production Assistant/Exhibition Caretaker with experience in manufacturing for the upcoming show, The Archaeology of Another Possible Future, by Boston-born, LA-based artist Liz Glynn.

The exhibition asks: “What happens to stuff and the people who make stuff in the digital age?”

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• The ideal candidate needs NO art experience
• The ideal candidate would have past experience in manufacturing, engineering, or related hands-on or technical work.
• Candidates should be comfortable interacting with museum visitors and explaining how things work.
• Candidates must be able to climb stairs and be comfortable with heights of nearly 18 feet.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• The production assistant/exhibition caretaker will act as a caretaker and facilitator for the exhibition greeting and engaging visitors and discussing the exhibit. The artist will train and work closely with the attendant to develop questions and stories for engaging with museum visitors.
• The assistant will oversee three 3-D printers that are an integral part of the exhibition. Attendant will clear printer beds, check that printers are running, refill resin cartridges, troubleshoot where possible, and notify museum staff of any technical problems that need attention. (NOTE: Prior experience with 3-D printing is NOT necessary—a willingness to learn is the only requirement.)

The museum’s fall, winter, and spring hours are as follows: 11am–5pm, closed Tuesdays

A flexible schedule, as well as an ability to work weekends and holidays, is required.

TO APPLY: Please submit 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 MA.

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

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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