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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.

LEAD COUNSELOR

Description

MASS MoCA is seeking a seasonal Art Ninjas Camp Lead Counselor.

Camp Counselors work with the Lead Counselor, Art Teaching Counselor, and Camp Director to run Art Ninjas Camp. Each camp day revolves around a weekly theme and daily mission, and will include art projects, outdoor play, yoga and meditation, a group game, and exploration in the MASS MoCA galleries. Each week includes an off-site field trip or artist residency. Campers range from grades 1 to 5. There are 25 campers per camp session. You may read more about the specifics of each week-long camp at massmoca.org/camps.

Responsibilities:

  • Independently lead one session (5 days) and co-lead 3 sessions (15 days) of Art Ninjas Camp with the provided curriculum
  • Provide a safe, positive, and healthy environment for all campers
  • Assist with leading art projects
  • Effectively monitor campers’ behaviors
  • Set up and clean up art activities and maintain cleanliness of camp space
  • Serve as a positive role model for the campers and counselor
  • Problem-solve through situations and seek assistance when necessary
  • Maintain open communication with all camp staff
  • Guide campers in participating successfully in all camp activities
  • Participate in staff meetings with Camp Counselors and Camp Director

Requirements
Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Experience working with children
  • At least one season of children’s summer camp experience
  • Ability to work and communicate with a variety of age and skill levels
  • Ability to think quickly and effectively on your feet
  • Energetic, responsible, dependable, and adaptable
  • CPR/First Aid certified

Preferred

  • 2+ seasons of children’s summer camp experience
  • Art teaching experience

The camp schedule will require you to be on-site from 8:15am to 3:30pm (3 days/week) and 8:15am to 5pm (2 days/week), Monday-Friday, from August 5 through August 30, 2019. One training day is required, on Thursday, August 1, from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Apply to the Lead Counselor position here.

COUNSELOR

Description

MASS MoCA is seeking a seasonal Art Ninjas Camp Counselor.

Camp Counselors work with the Lead Counselor, Art Teaching Counselor, and Camp Director to run Art Ninjas Camp. Each camp day revolves around a weekly theme and daily mission, and will include art projects, outdoor play, yoga and meditation, a group game, and exploration in the MASS MoCA galleries. Each week includes an off-site field trip or artist residency. Campers range from grades 1 to 5. There are 25 campers per camp session. You may read more about the specifics of each week-long camp at massmoca.org/camps

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe, positive, and healthy environment for all campers
  • Assist with leading art projects
  • Effectively monitor campers’ behaviors
  • Set up and clean up art activities and maintain cleanliness of camp space
  • Serve as a positive role model for the campers
  • Problem-solve through situations and seek assistance when necessary
  • Maintain open communication with all camp staff
  • Guide campers in participating successfully in all camp activities
  • Participate in staff meetings with Camp Counselors and Camp Director

 

Requirements
Qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to work and communicate with a variety of age and skill levels
  • Ability to think quickly and effectively on your feet
  • Energetic, responsible, dependable, and adaptable

Preferred:

  • Art-making experience
  • Camp counselor or art teaching experience
  • CPR/First Aid certified

The camp schedule will require you to be on-site from 8:15am to 3:30pm (3 days/week) and 8:15am to 5pm (2 days/week), Monday-Friday, from August 5 through August 30, 2019. One training day is required, on Thursday, August 1, from 9:30am to 4:30pm.

Apply to the Counselor position here.

GALLERY TEACHER (PART-TIME/SEASONAL)

Description

Working closely with the Adult and Family Programs Manager, 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 summer season, Gallery Teachers will lead regular weekly public adult tours of the museum.

There is the possibility of an extension, with additional training in September to lead tours and hands-on art-making exercises to K-12 school groups during the academic year.

Requirements
Ideal candidates meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of Initial Training within the timeframe of May 21-24 & 28-31
  • Commitment to 1-4 weekly tours from early June through the end of August, preferably through mid-October
  • 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

Hourly tour rate and additional stipend for training sessions. Discount at MASS MoCA’s gift shop, Hardware, and cafe, Lickety Split, as well as to select performing arts events.

Deadline for applications: April 15, 2019

Apply to the Gallery Teacher position here.

LEAD GALLERY ATTENDANT

Description
Part-Time beginning May 2019: 18-29 hours per week

General Duties: The Lead Gallery Attendant is primarily responsible for the oversight of staffing for the James Turrell and Laurie Anderson experiences when the Gallery Attendant Coordinator is not in the galleries. The Lead Gallery Attendant reports to the Gallery Attendant Coordinator.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting and managing appointments to the installations and overseeing the waitlist through the app Waitwhile;
  • Controlling visitor flow into the spaces: Perfectly Clear and Hindsight by James Turrell, and Aloft and Chalkroom by Laurie Anderson, and ensuring efficient crowd control and line management;
  • Delivering excellent customer service in a responsive manner, ensuring easy and safe entrance and exit to the installations, along with security staff;
  • Managing daily equipment needs, troubleshooting problems as the arise;
  • Providing art content and museum information to visitors to help visitors engage with the work.
  • Supervising gallery attendant staff and monitoring their success when the Gallery Attendant Coordinator is not in the galleries;
  • Answering phone and email inquiries about the James Turrell and the Laurie Anderson exhibitions;
  • Providing operational support for special programs and events;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements
The candidate will have:

  • An outgoing, positive personality, and a knack for connecting with people of many backgrounds;
  • An ability to regularly work on holidays and weekends;
  • An ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time;
  • Tech savvy, a plus;
  • An ability to make quick decisions and adapt to changing environments;
  • A determination to be punctual and reliable

Apply to the Lead Gallery Attendant position here.

GALLERY ATTENDANT COORDINATOR

Description
Gallery Attendant Coordinator
Temporary Full-Time: June 1st – October 20th

General Duties: The Gallery Attendant Coordinator is primarily responsible for oversight of the staffing for the James Turrell experiences and Laurie Anderson virtual reality (VR). The Gallery Attendant Coordinator reports to the Visitor Services Manager, and is the lead visitor engagement staff member in the galleries.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting and managing appointments to the installations and overseeing the waitlist through the app Waitwhile;
  • Controlling visitor flow into the spaces: Perfectly Clear and Hindsight by James Turrell, and Aloft and Chalkroom by Laurie Anderson, and ensuring efficient crowd control and line management;
  • Delivering excellent customer service in a responsive manner, ensuring easy and safe entrance and exit to the installations, along with security staff;
  • Managing daily equipment needs, troubleshooting problems as the arise;
  • Providing art content and museum information to visitors to help visitors engage with the work.
  • Supervising gallery attendant staff and monitoring their success;
  • Answering phone and email inquiries about the James Turrell and the Laurie Anderson exhibitions;
  • Coordinating gallery attendant seasonal schedules as well as special events schedules;
  • Recruiting seasonal gallery attendants for the summer to cover increase hours;
  • Training gallery attendants on gallery content and waitwhile app used for appointments for experience shows;
  • Providing ongoing professional development through content trainings and staff meetings;
  • Providing operational support for special programs and events;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements
The candidate will have:

  • An outgoing, positive personality, and a knack for connecting with people of many backgrounds;
  • An ability to regularly work on holidays and weekends;
  • An ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time;
  • Tech savvy, a plus;
  • An ability to make quick decisions and adapt to changing environments;
  • A determination to be punctual and reliable.

Apply to the Gallery Attendant Coordinator position here.

GALLERY ATTENDANTS

Description
Part-Time Openings: 12-25 hrs/week. Includes weekends plus occasional weekday shifts.

Seasonal Part-Time Openings: 12-25 hrs/week running May-October. Includes weekends plus occasional weekday shifts.

General Duties: Two of MASS MoCA’s installations in Building 6 / The Robert W. Wilson Building feature interactive experiences by James Turrell and Laurie Anderson that are set up by advance reservation from the MASS MoCA website or in person if there is space.

The Gallery Attendant reports to the Gallery Attendant Coordinator.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Greeting and managing appointments to the installations and overseeing the waitlist through the app Waitwhile;
  • Controlling visitor flow into the spaces: Perfectly Clear and Hindsight by James Turrell, and Aloft and Chalkroom by Laurie Anderson, and ensuring efficient crowd control and line management;
  • Delivering excellent customer service in a responsive manner, ensuring easy and safe entrance and exit to the installations, along with security staff;
  • Managing daily equipment needs, troubleshooting problems as the arise;
  • Providing art content and museum information to visitors to help visitors engage with the work.

Requirements
The candidate will have:

  • An outgoing, positive personality, and a knack for connecting with people of many backgrounds;
  • An ability to regularly work on holidays and weekends;
  • An ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time;
  • Tech savvy, a plus;
  • An ability to make quick decisions and adapt to changing environments;
  • A determination to be punctual and reliable.

Hours relate to the museum’s seasonal hours with required special event shifts.

Apply to the Gallery Attendant 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.

BOX OFFICE ASSOCIATE (SEASONAL)

Description
The Box Office Associate reports to the Box Office Manager; this position incorporates interpersonal skills and organizational skills to operate and coordinate all aspects of ticket sales for both performing arts events and gallery admission. Associates assist both the Box Office Manager and Box Office Coordinator with data management, generating lists, and acting as a greeter and providing customer service (general information about MASS MoCA and North Adams), as well as maintaining the overall look of the lobby.

Associates are responsible for providing phone and administrative support, processing ticket orders, and maintaining the mailing list database and daily cash drawer.

Candidates must be friendly, patient, computer-savvy, a self-starter and confident to work independently during performing arts events.

Knowledge of the North Adams area and experience with customer service are preferred. Experience with ticketing software (Tessitura) is desirable but not required. Customer service experience is a must.

This is a seasonal position running May / June 2019 through Sept / October 2019.

Hours: 18 to 29 hours per week

Box office associates are required to work weekends, holidays and evenings.

Apply to the Box Office Associate 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.

COMMUNICATIONS & FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR, ASSETS FOR ARTISTS PROGRAM

Description

MASS MoCA is seeking a talented full-time Communications & Fundraising Coordinator to join the Assets for Artists team.

The Assets for Artists (A4A) program provides financial and business support to artists in all disciplines, working in partnership with funders and community-based organizations across Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The team also oversees a growing artist residency program, the Studios at MASS MoCA. The Communications & Fundraising Coordinator will support the outreach and fundraising needs of the A4A program, working closely with 3 other members of the A4A team to help build capacity for continued growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Keep the A4A website updated and relevant with announcements such as application deadlines, artist opportunity postings, lists, and profiles of artists served, etc.
  • Maintain A4A’s social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Post application announcements, advertise workshops and Open Studios events, track analytics, etc.
  • Write and design Mailchimp eblasts at least once per month, and manage the Mailchimp database.
  • Work closely with the rest of the A4A team to research, write, and manage all grant solicitations that support A4A’s activities, including maintaining the grantwriting and reporting calendar.
  • Assist other members of the A4A team in identifying partnership prospects and creating proposals and supporting materials to secure partners for key priorities.
  • Look for opportunities to garner press for A4A’s programming through targeted press releases and related efforts, coordinating with MASS MoCA’s marketing department.
  • Participate with the rest of the A4A team in reviewing applications for the Studios at MASS MoCA and the matched savings grant program.

Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Experience writing successful grant proposals and/or press releases, website content, etc. Candidates must be able to write professional content capably and efficiently.
  • Familiarity with successful strategies in social media marketing
  • Ability to work collaboratively and juggle multiple responsibilities on deadline
  • Energetic, responsible, dependable, and adaptable

Preferred

  • Experience working in an arts organization
  • Experience working with individual artists, and familiarity with artist services organizations throughout our region
  • Experience working in community and economic development fields

Apply to the Communications & Fundraising Coordinator position here.

 

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