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Current Openings


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR

MASS MoCA seeks an organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and persuasively persistent person with 2-4 of development experience to serve as a full-time Campaign Coordinator, for a two year campaign effort. The Campaign Coordinator will support the MASS MoCA’s director, the development office, and volunteer leadership in planning, coordinating, and executing MASS MoCA’s $30 Million Confluence Campaign.
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Campaign Coordinator will:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the campaign
  • Support the development staff, leadership, and campaign volunteers in fundraising efforts
  • Assist with scheduling and preparing for campaign visits
  • Maintain contact reports and research notes in the database
  • Manage all campaign materials (print and digital), prospect pipelines, tracking, assignments, and timelines
  • Research and identify prospects
  • Draft talking points as well as strategy memos, presentations, or other materials as needed
  • Develop proposals in response to campaign requests and follow-up
  • Oversee acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges
  • Coordinate campaign pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements
  • Maintain the campaign master calendar

Experience in fundraising, specifically capital campaign is required, as is experience in donor tracking and database management. The individual must also be creative, strategic, and capable of speaking to small audiences; the Campaign Coordinator must be able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Experience with volunteer management is preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to development_resumes@massmoca.org.

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


KIDSPACE ARTBAR ASSISTANT (part-time; weekend hours required)

ArtBar assistants oversee public hours in the Kidspace gallery, facilitating drop-in art-making experiences for families. The ArtBar offers dynamic art activities that are thematically connected to current MASS MoCA exhibitions, especially the Kidspace exhibition, Walk in My Shoes. Assistants would fill in part-time, as needed. Responsibilities include preparing and tidying the gallery, welcoming visitors and answering questions, and supporting art-making by explaining and distributing art projects and materials. Successful candidates should be friendly, outgoing, and interested in the arts, and have flexible schedules.

$10/hour. Shifts are from 10am-7pm on Thursdays-Saturdays and 10am-6pm on Sundays-Wednesdays. Position would have occasional hours in July and move to 30+ hours per week from August 10 - September 7 (subject to availability). Preferably, the candidate would be available to stay on to work occasional weekend hours as-needed throughout the school year. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Museum Educator Hilary Knecht at education@massmoca.org.

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


ART NINJAS CAMP COUNSELORS - 2 Positions available (seasonal part-time)

Camp Counselors work with the Camp Director to run the Art Ninjas Camp. Each camp day revolves around a weekly theme and daily mission, and will include art projects, outdoor play, yoga/meditation, exploration in the MASS MoCA galleries, and free time. Each week includes a day-long hike. Campers range from ages 5-12; there are 20 campers per camp session. You may read more about the specifics of each camp here: http://kidspace.massmoca.org/art-camps/.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide a safe and healthy environment for all campers
  2. Assist with leading art projects
  3. Effectively monitor campers’ behaviors
  4. Set up and clean up art activities and maintain cleanliness of camp space
  5. Serve as a positive role model for the campers
  6. Problem-solve through situations and seek assistance when necessary
  7. Maintain open communication with all camp staff
  8. Guide campers in participating successfully in all camp activities
  9. Participate in staff meetings (Monday and Friday afternoons)

Qualifications:

  1. 18 years or older
  2. Experience working with children
  3. Ability to work and communicate with a variety of age and skill levels
  4. Ability to think quickly and effectively on your feet
  5. Energetic, responsible, dependable, and adaptable

Preferred:

  1. Art-making experience
  2. Camp counselor or art teaching experience
  3. CPR/First Aid certified

$10/hour. Hours are 8:15am-5pm, Monday-Fridays, from August 10-28. One training day is required on Wednesday, August 5, from 9am-5pm. If you are not already certified, there will be a mandatory CPR and First Aid training (date to be determined). We will be doing a CORI (background) check for all accepted applicants.

Please download this application and email it, along with your resume, to Museum Educator and Camp Director Hilary Knecht at education@massmoca.org.

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


Gallery Teacher

(part-time, as-needed, average 2-6 hours/week; availability during regular school hours)

Gallery Teachers lead interactive, conversational tours of the MASS MoCA galleries, including Kidspace. Gallery Teachers participate in an intensive month-long training on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in September, followed by monthly check-ins and/or additional training sessions.

Tour programs led by Gallery Teachers range from 1-hour to 2 1/2-hours, and will be for partner and non-partner school groups. Partner school visits are for PreK-8th grade students and follow an annual theme, according to the Kidspace exhibition, and always include a predetermined art-making activity (for the 2015-16 school year, the annual theme is empathy). Non-partner school visits vary in content and approach: highlights visits, themed visits,  and/or working with the teacher to customize the visit according to classroom needs; non-partner schools may elect to do an art activity as well, in which case Gallery Teachers would work with the Museum Educator to prepare. Groups of all age levels from PreK-college request tours at MASS MoCA.

Gallery Teachers should have a flexible weekday schedule, and have experience working with all different age levels in an educational setting. A familiarity with public speaking, visual arts, and flexibility/cooperation are desired. Gallery Teachers can expect to lead between 4 and 8 tour programs per month, depending on school and museum needs. MASS MoCA expects a minimum one-school-year commitment from Gallery Teachers, from September through June, with possibility of renewal and occasional summer work.

$20 per tour, as needed. Additional stipend for training sessions.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter with 2 references to kidspace@massmoca.org.

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



Graphic Designer

MASS MoCA seeks a full-time Graphic Designer who will be responsible for a wide array of projects spanning every department of the museum including Marketing, Visual and Performing Arts, Development, Education, Visitor Services, Operations, and Retail. Projects include, but are not limited to, seasonal program brochures, postcards, posters, exhibition design collateral, catalogues, analog and digital advertisements, vinyl signage (production and application), store products, festival and concert collateral, site way-finding, and more.

The ideal candidate will be a problem-solver with excellent design skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to prioritize.

Requirements:

  • BA or BFA in Graphic Design
  • 3+ years of professional design experience, preferably in a cultural institution
  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Mac OSX, and MS Word
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work quickly under tight deadlines
  • An eye for detail and brand consistency, and a solid understanding of typography
  • Knowledge of pre-press techniques and file preparation, and experience with vendor management

To apply, email a résumé, cover letter, and a link to an online portfolio (or PDF) to design_resumes@massmoca.org.

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


Maintenance Staff

MASS MoCA is seeking applicants for a Maintenance Staff position at the museum.
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, barbeque 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 snow blowers and snowplows
  • Performing preventative 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 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.

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.

 


Security Staff

Enjoy people? Enjoy art? MASS MoCA is hiring temporary seasonal security staff for the Spring & Summer 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 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, 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 encouraged to apply.


MASS MoCA Internship Program


All summer 2015 internships are filled!

Internship Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 8th
Internship Dates: Monday, September 7th - Saturday, December 19th
All applicants must US citizen, over the age of 18
Most interns MUST have a valid US driver’s license, unless specified.

Stage Tech / Performing Arts Production (1):  Interns work with the Production Coordinator, Master Carpenter, Master Electrician, House Sound Engineer, and house crew on all aspects of technical theatre, music, and films.  This includes hands-on in all of the following areas – carpentry, lighting, sound, audio/visual, and running crew.  During the September there will be a full load in/out of a 3 stage and 3 day music festival, FreshGrass. You are not required to have a driver’s license.

Performing Arts Administration (1): Intern work directly with the Managing Director of Performing Arts in the coordination of current and future season planning, general office work, and maintaining and updating all performing arts files. The intern will alternate between the Assistant to the Managing Director and Company Manager with drafting event programs, researching upcoming artists, assisting with artist services to arranging transportation and housing logistics of visiting artists, staff, and fellow interns.

Communications (1): Interns work on all aspects of marketing MASS MoCA's events and exhibitions including postering and flyering for upcoming performing arts events in surrounding areas, writing blogs, Facebook posts, and tweets, researching new forums for publicity, assisting with public outreach by manning booths and tabling at festivals and local colleges, writing press releases, assisting with bulk mailings, giving tours of the galleries, preparing press packets.

Visual Arts/ Curatorial  (1): Intern supports the Visual Arts staff while managing the busy day-to-day activity of the department in all areas of the planning and execution of exhibitions. This includes research, maintenance of checklists and databases, correspondence with lenders and artists, preparation of loan requests and loan forms. The position also includes registrar duties: from arranging shipping to documenting the works and filling out condition reports. Duties can include assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, preparation and fabrication of art works as necessary as well as the maintenance of care of art works on view, installing A/V equipment and lighting for galleries, photographing and filming objects and performances for documentation and gallery-viewing and leading public and private tours. Video editing is a plus.

Development (1): Intern will be working directly with the Manager of Foundations and Corporate Grants and the Membership Coordinator on all aspects of MASS MoCA’s fundraising activities, including research, grant-writing, direct mail, special events and database management. Interns will be required to work up to 50 hours per week, although some weeks could be longer. In an average week, you will spend two days working on foundations and corporate grants and two days on membership, with the remaining day alternating as workload requires. You are not required to have a driver’s license.

Visual Arts/ Registrar (1): You will be working in a very busy Visual Arts department assisting in day-to-day operations. This includes research, maintenance of checklists and databases, correspondence with lenders and artists, and preparation of loan requests and loan forms. The position also includes registrar duties, from arranging shipping to documenting the works and filling out condition reports.  Duties can include assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, preparation and fabrication of artworks as necessary as well as the maintenance of artworks on view, installing A/V equipment and lighting for galleries, and photographing and assisting in installation.

Archive / Photography (1): The intern will be managing MASS MoCA’s digital assets by sorting, indexing, and uploading materials of visual and performing arts. You will be documenting work in both MASS MoCA performing and visual arts, including artist interviews and work-in-progress rehearsals. You will be digitizing all of MASS MoCA’s archives, art fabrication and installation and producing short videos for utilization on MASS MoCA’s website and other outlets. You will be using Final Cut Pro X, and will be working in cooperation with Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Information Technology to manage MASS MoCA’s large video works, both video archival and new material, in our Digital Asset Management system - Resource Space. You are not required to have a driver’s license.

To apply to MASS MoCA Internship Program: Send this application form (.pdf or .doc), cover letter, resume, and two letters of references, via email: Internapplications@massmoca.org MASS MoCA c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, Fax: (413) 664-4519


APPLICATION PROCESS

Q: How do I apply via email?
A: We encourage you to apply via email. You may submit application materials (this application, cover letter, resume, and two reference letters) in the text of an email or as Microsoft Word attachments. Reference letters may be submitted separately by the person writing the letter. Please ask reference to include contact information in their letter. Submit all applications to Meghan Robertson.

Q: May reference letters be submitted via email?
A: Yes. Two reference letters may be submitted via email with your application or separately. Please ask letter-writers to include contact information.

Q: May I apply via regular mail?
A: Yes. Please address mailed applications to Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247.

Q: Are MASS MoCA internships open to international applicants?
A: MASS MoCA can only accept applications from applicants who already have US citizenship or a work visa for work in the USA. Unfortunately we are unable to be a host organization for an international applicant.

STIPEND AND HOUSING

Q: How much is the stipend and which departments offer stipend and housing?
A: All departments offer each intern $100/week stipend plus housing for the duration of the internship in that department.

Q: What is housing like?
A: Located within walking distance from MASS MoCA, intern housing is furnished with basic furniture, pots and pans, and silverware. Interns share a bedroom (usually 2 interns per bedroom) and common areas with fellow interns. Interns are responsible for their own meals.

Q: Are pets permitted in intern housing?
A: No. Pets are not permitted in intern housing. Please find alternate pet care for the full duration of your internship.

WORK HOURS AND DAYS OFF

Q: How many hours do interns work?
A: Full time Interns will work 50+ hours per week. This is the best way to experience the inner workings of each department. Days off are determined by each department according to its needs.

Q: Are interns allowed to leave for several days at a time?
A: If you have a wedding or some other brief (2–3 days) event to attend that has been planned in advance, please inform us ASAP if you are selected for an interview. If you would need to leave the internship for one week or more, please do not apply now. Consider applying in the future when your schedule is more flexible. We are looking for people who can work continuously for the duration of an internship.

OTHER QUESTIONS

Q: Will there be any sort of intern education outside of working in the departments?
A: Yes. Once a week interns will meet for a presentation and discussion by department heads and/or visiting artists. During the summer season, we also plan all-intern excursions to other regional cultural institutions, such as the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown Theater Festival, Jacob's Pillow and more.

Q: Who covers travel expenses?
A: Each intern is responsible for his or her own travel expenses.

Q: More questions?
A: Please email Meghan Robertson.


 Volunteer Opportunities

Event Staff/Ushers work at live events and gallery openings to help assist patrons. Volunteers need to be able to stand for at least an hour at a time (possibly more, depending on event) and communicate clearly and comfortably with the public.

Administrative helpers work with the development department as needed on mailings and other tasks. Participants must have fine motor skills and be very organized. An ability to copy-edit is also desirable.

Kidspace volunteers staff public hours in the Kidspace gallery, encouraging and assisting children in art-making. They can be responsible for clean-up and locking the facilities at the end of their shift. Kidspace volunteers must be able to work unsupervised and have a demonstrated interest in working with children. Kidspace volunteers must be willing to work alone, learn about the works on view, and offer a welcoming presence to visitors.

Gallery sitters We assist Down Street Art in finding staff for temporary downtown galleries during the summer and fall. Gallery sitters must be willing to work alone, learn about the works on view, and offer a welcoming presence to the public.

Other opportunities Past volunteers have assisted with art installation, maintained live art exhibits (plants/animals/etc.), assisted with Free Day and other community activities, and participated in residencies and live performances. To add your name to our list of volunteer contacts, please contact Catherine at 413.664.4481 ext.8109.


   
 
 
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