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If you are mission-driven, love the arts, and take pride in working hard with a dedicated team, we hope you find a position below that fits your skills and experience. Apply in person by visiting our front desk during museum hours, or send a resume and cover letter with the title of the position in the subject line to humanresources@massmoca.org.

MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Employment at MASS MoCA is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check/CORI check.


Fundraising responsibility: $250,000-$500,000

Job Description :

The Individual Giving Coordinator/Manager works closely with the Director of Development (DoD) and manages daily fundraising tasks including moves management tracking, major gift cultivation and solicitations, development writing, and prospect research, all to grow prospects and major donor gifts to MASS MoCA. The person in this position manages monthly and weekly gift reports and provides extensive support for donor events and VIP tours.

Specific Duties:

  • Supports the Director of Development in all aspects of fundraising;
  • Writes donor appeals, acknowledgements, and individual sponsorship proposals;
  • Assists the DoD and Director with high-level donor engagement, moves management;
  • Schedules meetings for the DoD and Director with top prospects, and tracks all donor contact;
  • Provides VIP tours to donors (weekends and evenings as needed);
  • Tessitura database input and reporting;
  • Responsible for monthly Revenue At-a-Glance reports, Development Management
  • Reports, Campaign Sources and Uses reports, and other reports as directed;
  • Provides support with Board Meeting preparation, including reporting, information, presentation, and other needs;
  • Manages research for prospects and patrons and maintains and reviews donor research systems;
  • Maintains accurate and complete records of donor communications. Prepares reports on all donor activities;
  • Manages donor recognition across campus including signage, and donor listings in all printed materials;
  • Works collaboratively to advance fundraising goals across the entire organization;
  • Provides assistance for development, museum, and festival events;
  • Assumes other tasks and responsibilities as needed; occasional weekends and evenings required

Key Attributes:

  • Superb writing and verbal communication skills; personable and approachable character;
  • Excellent time management skills and organizational skills;
  • Highly motivated and hardworking, continuing through until goals are complete;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Excel, Word, and Google Suite; familiarity with fundraising databases;
  • Outgoing personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with donors and potential donors;
  • Highly motivated and energetic, ability to show initiative and work independently;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, project and organizational planning and project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management, staff, and trustees
  • Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks, meet deadlines, and attend to follow-through.


  • Coordinator level- Bachelor’s degree, 1-3 years’ experience preferred
  • Manager level- Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years’ experience in development and fundraising or comparable role. Master’s degree desirable.

All staff must understand and respect the confidentiality of working with donors, and participate in the collaborative environment of the institution. We pride ourselves on being a fast and nimble department with donors’ needs at the center of our practice. The office requires a highly collaborative nature.

The position is a full-time (40 hours per week) position, with the hourly rate and coordinator/manager title contingent on experience. It is eligible for all full-time benefits, including health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield, dental insurance, short-term disability, employer paid life insurance and long-term disability, a flexible spending account, paid time off and paid sick time, and a 401(k) plan. The schedule will be mostly 9am to 5:30pm, including a half hour unpaid break, Monday through Friday, with flexibility needed depending upon development department events.


Reporting to the Director of Performing Arts + Film, the General Manager will assist in the leadership of the day-to-day operations of this year-round performing arts department that presents, incubates, and produces events in all disciplines. Responsibilities include assisting with festival and event management, performance quality control, high-level customer service for diverse audiences and performers, staff scheduling, processing of artist fees and invoices, budget management, community-related performing arts programs, contract administering, compliance issues, and operations review and recommendations. The capacity to manage effectively conflicting requests and schedules to the satisfaction of all concerned parties is required.

  • Bachelors degree in relevant area of study preferred
  • 7+ years’ experience working in performing arts management a must

Maintenance staff responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in preparation for special museum functions by setting up facilities such as tents, stages, concessions, barbecue pits, or special equipment
  • Assisting in repair and construction of cabinets, counters, shelving, and furniture
  • Wall construction including framing, drywall, taping, finishing, and painting
  • Unclogging drains and repairing faucets, sinks, and toilets
  • All aspects of lawn and grounds care
  • All aspects of snow and ice removal including shoveling, sanding, and operating snowblowers and snowplows
  • Performing preventive maintenance, such as lubricating and greasing motors, pumps, and bearings; adjusting and replacing belts; and tightening and lubricating chains
  • Installing, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing equipment, refrigeration, and heating units; calibrating equipment to manufacturers’ specifications
  • Soldering and/or welding various materials

Ideal applicants must have knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in the performance of maintenance work, including skills in using power tools and maintenance machinery. Applicants must be able to follow verbal and written instructions, and be able to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, specifications, and drawings. Applicants must be able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, staff members, and others at the museum.

Maintenance staff must be able to work indoors and outdoors and may be exposed to adverse weather conditions; must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds or greater; are required to climb ladders and scaffolds; must be OSHA 10-hour trained or have equivalent demonstrable safety knowledge; and may need to work varied shifts or irregular hours. Ability to work on weekends/holidays is a must. Maintenance staff may be required to operate motor vehicles based on the assignment.


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.


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.


MASS MoCA is seeking the services of a full-time, 2nd shift 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 may be required to work various shifts if needed; ability to work on weekends and holidays is a must.

(Part-Time as needed, Contracted)

Gallery Teachers lead interactive, conversational tours of the MASS MoCA galleries, including Kidspace. Gallery Teachers participate in an intensive initial training in September, followed by periodic training sessions around new content.

Working closely with the K-12 Education Manager, Gallery Teachers facilitate gallery experiences for PreK-12 school groups from area partner and non-affiliated schools. School group visits follow themes and involve conversational-style tours, mindfulness-based insight exercises, and hands-on arts activities, according to curricula developed by the Education Department in collaboration with returning cohorts of Gallery Teachers.

As critical members of the Education team, Gallery Teachers participate in ongoing professional development through shared reflections, summer “boot camp”/tour development workshops, and an optional peer-run book club.


  • Experience working with a wide range of age ranges in an educational setting;
  • Familiarity with teaching with and thinking through the visual arts;
  • Public speaking experience;
  • An ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • A flexible weekday schedule, availability during regular school hours; and
  • An enthusiastic, independent, and flexible work ethic.

Gallery Teachers are required to lead a minimum of 3 tours per month beginning October 2018, but may lead as many as 2-3 per week depending on seasonal fluctuations. MASS MoCA requires a minimum one-school-year commitment from Gallery Teachers, from September through June, with possibility of renewal and occasional summer work.


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