Current Openings

Special Events Coordinator

Reporting to the Vice President: Special Events, the Special Events Coordinator will be a crucial part of the overall team responsible for meeting an approximately $2+ million fundraising goal each year, and will work collaboratively with the Special Events and Development teams to ensure the successful management of MAD’s three annual fundraisers, facility rentals, and development events.

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Responsibilities include

  • Assist with logistics, planning, and acknowledgments related to MAD Ball, Young Patrons Event, and LOOT: MAD About Jewelry
    • Manage MAD Ball auction and coordination, including the auction catalogue and on-line listings
    • Manage LOOT jewelry check-in and return; email correspondence with the artists; and the LOOT catalogue
    • Young Patron’s Gala: Process and track gifts and auction payments and assist with auction delivery post event
    • Support fundraising solicitation and follow up for all three events
  • Assist with soliciting space rentals, manage individual portfolio of space rentals (from site visit to event completion), and be day-of/ evening-of contact for the majority of space rentals
  • Support the management of members openings, opening dinners/curatorial dinners, Trustee dinners and cultivation events
  • Prepare and process invoices and gift acknowledgements for all 3 fundraisers, and file/track documents internally between Development and Accounting departments
  • Attend all events and provide check-in assistance and other event related support
  • Maintain, update, and distribute the Events Calendar once weekly  or as needed
  • Prepare, print, and package material for meetings and presentations as requested
  • Assist with marketing and sponsorship materials and decks as needed
  • Solicit in-kind liquor donations and sponsorships for special events and members openings.  Apply for liquor licenses as needed.

Desired Skills & Experience

Two years of event planning experience is a must.  Experience in Museum or nonprofit setting is a plus. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required. Candidates should demonstrate strong project and time management skills, superior organizational skills and an eye for detail; a proven ability to plan, manage, and execute multiple projects and timelines simultaneously; and strong written and verbal communication skills. Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint a must; experience with InDesign, Raiser’s Edge, Dropbox a major plus.

Application

Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@madmuseum.org. Please note “Special Events Coordinator” in the subject line. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MAD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law.

 

Arts Reach Teaching Artist

The Museum of Arts and Design seeks an experienced Teaching Artist for its in-school program, Arts Reach, which provides opportunities for New York public school students to learn about arts, craft, and design through hands-on projects that reflect MAD’s current exhibitions. The program is presented in partnership with the Manhattan Alternate Learning Centers (ALC) and Bronx Alternate Learning Centers (BALC), a division of the New York City Department of Education that supports middle and high school students serving short- and long-term suspensions. The ALC’s administration views these suspensions as an opportunity to reach students who are in severe danger of being left behind by their peers and to expose them to positive influences. The primary objective of the Arts Reach in-class workshops, which are led by the Museum’s Teaching Artists, is to provide a positive environment that nurtures innovative critical thinking and creative problem solving and encourages students’ self-confidence. For additional program information, please visit: madmuseum.org/learn/arts-reach.

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This part-time position reports to the Manager of Education Programs, but will work collaboratively with other artist educators and the Groups Coordinator.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Teach in schools and at the Museum, with responsibilities extending to Arts Reach, MADlab, and Teachers’ Professional Development activities.
  2. Collaborate with the MAD Education Department in the design and implementation of interactive gallery talks and activities, including creating detailed lesson plans.
  3. Attend all training sessions and meetings as scheduled by the Manager of Education Programs.
  4. Research MAD’s collection and special exhibitions.
  5. Document and reflect on your own teaching.

Qualifications:

  1. Undergraduate or Master’s degree in Studio Arts, Art Education, or Education; a background in studio art preferred. Practicing artists are encouraged to apply.
  2. Strong lesson-planning and writing skills as well as knowledge of art, craft, and design; art, craft, and design history; art-making processes; and artistic development (grades K–12). Knowledge of National Core Arts Standards, New York State Teaching Standards, and the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Visual Arts required.
  3. Demonstrated experience teaching students in school programs and/or special needs audiences.
  4. Experience working with a diverse group of students at the middle and high school levels.
  5. Knowledge of learning and cognitive theory a plus.
  6. Familiarity with best practices for children with special needs a plus.
  7. Experience working in a museum or cultural setting.
  8. Enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and the ability to work in a fast-paced class environment.
  9. Ability to make a commitment of at least one year.
  10. Candidate must register with the New York City Department of Education’s Personnel Eligibility Tracking System (PETS), a security clearing system; the NYCDOE requires all staff working directly with children to be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check.

Application:

Please submit cover letter and resume to education@madmuseum.org with “Arts Reach Teaching Artist” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

MAD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law.

 

Group Coordinator

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) seeks a Group Coordinator to coordinate and schedule school and group tours.  As a member of the Education Department, the Group Coordinator will also maintain relationships with long-term partners as well as research and foster relationships with new audiences.  The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills, an acute attention to detail, and the ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously.

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This position reports to MAD’s Vice President of Education and Programs, but will work collaboratively across the Education Department and other departments throughout the Museum in scheduling, evaluation, and outreach.

This is a part-time position; candidates must be available three days per week.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversee scheduling for school and adult groups. This includes responding promptly to inquiries; making arrangements with tour guides; and ensuring the timely handling of bookings, confirmations, invoicing, and payments. 
  • Effectively communicate the programs and services offered to groups visiting the Museum.
  • Accurately relay group policies and procedures to group leaders.
  • Execute outreach initiatives for attracting groups to museum, which may include drafting e-blast materials, developing outreach lists, writing letters, etc.
  • Assist in gathering evaluations and feedback from group organizers and participants.
  • Assist the VP of Education and Programs with administrative duties.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, coupled with deep interest in the arts/arts education. 
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills, with the ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Prior knowledge of booking software like Patron Edge a plus. 
  • Collaborative nature and ease with building strong relationships across departments, with arts administrators, and with non-profit organizational partners.

Application:

Please submit cover letter and resume to education@madmuseum.org with “Group Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

MAD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law. 

Internships

For information about available internships, click here.

Opportunities for Artists

Artist Studios Residency and Van Lier Fellowship

The Artist Studios Program hosts residents and fellows daily in a live studio environment.  Residents and fellows are selected for four-month sessions (February – May, June – September, and October – January).  Each resident is assigned one day each week to work, along with a selection of Thursday and Friday evenings, while fellows work 40 hours per week (schedule varies).  Both residents and fellows have access to a variety of tools and materials, as well as professional development opportunities.

Successful applicants have a mature body of work and clearly understand the public-facing dimension of the program. To learn more about this opportunity click here.