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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.

MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees are encouraged to apply.

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.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Description
The Director of Development leads and manages the fundraising efforts of MASS MoCA. As one of the world’s liveliest centers for making and enjoying today’s most evocative art, MASS MoCA embraces all forms of art: music, sculpture, dance, film, painting, photography, theater, and new, boundary-crossing works of art. Through innovative collaborations, MASS MoCA helps artists and their supporters to create a stimulating center of creativity and commerce that brings life and economic vibrancy to the region.

This role is vital in supporting and driving MASS MoCA’s mission throughout the organization. This individual will have a strategic mind, a passion for results, and the experience to successfully lead planning and execution of a strong fundraising plan.

The Director of Development will value the programming and mission of MASS MoCA, and will bring value, and good values, to our institution. The successful candidate will lead a strong, diversified fundraising program through annual and long-term strategies and crisp, exacting execution, including individual giving, exhibition sponsorship, corporate and foundation gifts, our growing membership program, and capital campaigns.

Working closely with the Directors of Visual and Performing Arts, Education and Marketing and Communications, the Development Director will establish priorities and devise fundraising strategies and solicit her colleagues active support and involvement for accomplishing exhibition, partnerships and public outreach objectives.

Requirements
Key Attributes:

  • A minimum of 5 – 8 years of experience leading substantial fundraising initiatives in a complex cultural organization.
  • Mastery of fundraising and marketing techniques with the demonstrated ability to understand and communicate the MASS MoCA mission and programs in compelling ways to a diverse donor base.
  • Key staff contact and exceptional communicator to Board of Trustees, former Trustees, Director’s Advisory Council, and other high-level donors, prospects, and friends.
  • Maintain and enhance systems, reporting, accountability, and evaluation of the development process, including Tessitura, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to apply strategic planning techniques, excellent organizational skills, and financial acumen in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to travel regionally and work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Collegiality, and joy, in work.

Apply to the Director of Development position here.

HVAC ASSISTANT

Description
The HVAC assistant works with the Buildings and Grounds Engineer to inspect and maintain all HVAC systems and equipment.

This position requires a motivated individual, who has the ability to work independently and with others. Must be neat and organized with excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with all types of customers. Must also have the ability to problem solve and take direction constructively from others.

Work schedule is Wednesday – Sunday, 1st shift with Monday and Tuesday off.

Duties and Responsibilities
– Daily checks of all HVAC equipment
– Monitor HVAC controls to ensure comfort of patrons and tenants
– General maintenance of HVAC equipment, including but not limited to: belts, filters, lubrication (greasing)
– Ensuring that maintenance schedules are followed
– Performing some light plumbing, electrical and mechanical work
– Assist with event set ups and break downs as necessary
– Required for snow removal and snow call during winter months and responds to emergencies as directed by supervisor
– Required to work all festivals and occasional events
– Assists in development and research of energy reduction techniques and programs
– Assist with estimating time and materials for projects, obtaining permits, assists and monitors inspections as required.
– Work overtime as assigned by supervisor
– Performs other duties as required
– Each of the positions in the Buildings and Grounds department serves as one unit of the whole team, and as such, is subject to assist or is assigned to tasks in other trades within the classification.

Qualifications
– Education: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent required
– Minimum of 1-2 years HVAC experience required
– Preferred knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools, testers and other equipment used in the HVAC trade; principles of operation of systems; occupational hazards and safety practices of trade; national, state and local code standards.
– Ability to follow directions and follow through on assignments; handle multiple deadlines and changing priorities; work independently; read, interpret and update blueprints; estimate time and materials; use all types of hand and power tools; to attend required training courses; maintain proficiency in the trade; maintain accurate schedules and records; work at heights to 40 feet; follow industry and reasonable safety standards and practices to ensure safety to self and others; operate snow removal equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
– Willing to learn
– Mechanically inclined
– Strong attention to detail
– Strong verbal and written communication skills
– Competent in organizational, time management skills
– Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills
– Basic computer knowledge
– Must possess a valid driver’s license

Work Conditions
– Indoor/Outdoor work in uncontrolled temperature environments is required
– Must be physically able to perform heavy work on a daily basis
– Must be able to work in an environment with construction level noises
– Must be available to work weekends and assigned schedule
– Work schedule is Wednesday – Sunday, with Monday and Tuesday off. 1st shift.

Physical Requirements
– Physically able to do required work which could include some heavy and sustained lifting (up to 50 lbs) squatting, bending, stooping, carrying, climbing of ladders up to 25 feet, work an 8-hour shift, and other functions.
– Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time
– Ability to read and comprehend written directions, instructions, and safety information in order to safely perform job functions.

Apply to the HVAC Assistant position here.

GALLERY TEACHER (PART TIME)

Description
Working closely with the Associate Director of School + Community Engagement, Gallery Teachers facilitate museum experiences for visitors of all ages, with the goals of building confidence in looking at art, providing tools for engaging with a wide range of visual art, and forging connections between visitors and the works of art on view. During the academic year, Gallery Teachers will lead tours and hands-on art-making exercises to K-12 school groups.

Requirements
– Must be able to make a one-year commitment to the position
– Completion of Initial Training within the time frame of August 26-30
– Commitment to 2-8 monthly tours from late September 2019 through June 2020, with possibility of extension
– Participation in ongoing monthly training sessions

Qualifications
– Enthusiasm for and experience with working with people in an educational or customer service environment
– Curiosity in the visual arts
– Public speaking experience
– An ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced environment
– Teaching experience a plus

Apply to the Gallery Teacher position here.

BILINGUAL GALLERY TEACHER (PART TIME)

Description
Working closely with the Associate Director of School + Community Engagement and MASS MoCA’s Community Advisory Board, the Bilingual Gallery Teacher facilitates museum experiences for visitors of all ages, with the goals of building confidence in looking at art, providing tools for engaging with a wide range of visual art, and forging connections between visitors and the works of art on view. The Bilingual Gallery Teacher will facilitate tours and hands-on art-making workshops in Spanish and English to select school and community groups. Tour programs will emphasize (but not be limited to) the exhibition ERRE: Them and Us/Ellos y Nosotros.

Requirements
– Must be able to make a one-year commitment to the position
– Completion of Initial Training within the time frame of August 26-30
– Commitment to 2-8 monthly tours from late September 2019 through June 2020, with possibility of extension
– Participation in ongoing monthly training sessions

Qualifications
– Fluency in spoken Spanish and English;
– Enthusiasm for and experience with working with people in an educational or customer service environment
– Curiosity in the visual arts
– Public speaking experience
– An ability to learn quickly and work in a fast-paced environment
– Teaching experience a plus
– An independent and flexible work ethic.

Apply to the Bilingual Gallery Teacher position here.

SECURITY GUARD (PART TIME)

Description
Security staff monitor the museum and assist guests by providing outstanding customer service. The right candidates will enjoy working in a museum environment and have the ability to communicate clearly and cordially with our guests.

Candidates must have a flexible schedule and also be available for weekend, festival and holiday work. Candidates must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time. They must be comfortable monitoring and approaching guests and answering inquiries regarding MASS MoCA, the art, campus directions, and a variety of questions regarding the Berkshires.

Strong communication skills, customer service experience, dedication, a strong work ethic, and reliability are essential to this position.

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
(September 4, 2018 – June 14, 2019)
Open Wednesdays – Mondays, 11am-5pm
Closed Tuesdays

Summer Hours
(June 15 – October 14, 2019)
Open seven days a week: 10am–6pm

Requirements
If you are mission-driven, love the arts, and take pride in working hard with a dedicated team, we hope you consider employment at MASS MoCA. MASS MoCA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Retirees are encouraged to apply. 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.

Apply to the Security Guard position here.

CUSTODIAN (PART TIME)

Description
The schedule will consist of Saturdays and Sundays, 7:00am to 3:30pm, plus other shifts on a fill-in basis as needed.

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
– Sweeping and grounds maintenance as necessary
– Assisting with snow removal and sanding as necessary
– Implementing technical and safety procedures as instructed by his/her supervisor
– Assuming additional responsibilities as required

Requirements
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 hard-working, reliable, punctual, and dedicated. Candidates should be able to work independently and must be self-motivated.

Candidates must be able to work in a fast paced environment and may be required to work various shifts if needed, including overtime; ability to work on weekends and holidays is a must. Working events and festivals is a requirement. Candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time, walk long distances, and must also be able to lift up to 50lbs.

Apply to the Custodian position here.

RETAIL STORE SALES ASSOCIATE (PART-TIME)

Description

MASS MoCA’s retail store is seeking a part-time Sales Associate.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning, restocking, and maintaining attractive merchandise displays.
  • Cheerfully greeting customers and offering suggestions, opinions, and providing product information.
  • Opening/closing stores and operating cash registers / POS system.
  • Taking initiative to learn about the history of MASS MoCA, North Adams and the current exhibitions and performances in order to answer customer questions.

 

Requirements
MASS MoCA is looking to fill a position for a part-time Sales Associate at both of their brick and mortar retail stores. The position requires a friendly, polite disposition in addition to self-motivation and initiative. Customer service experience is preferred. All Sales Associates are required to work weekends, holidays, evenings and festivals.

Apply to the Retail Store Sales Associate position here.

 

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