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Junior Registrar for Exhibitions and Loans—Registrar’s Office

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: Successful candidates for this position must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Art History, Studio Art, or a related field
  • Minimum of four years' experience in museum registration with a focus on exhibition assistance and loans
  • Superior organizational, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in detailed budget preparation; condition reporting various types of objects; museum quality art handling, packing, crating, and shipping standards; fine arts insurance coverage; and courier responsibilities
  • Ability to travel for extended periods of time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and TMS/The Museum System database

Responsibilities:

  • Arrange all aspects of lending and borrowing artwork domestically and internationally
  • Manage all phases of travelling loan exhibitions, from planning to implementation and related logistics
  • Work closely in-house with curators, conservators, exhibitions manager, and collections management staff to support our outward loan commitments and busy exhibition calendar
  • Manage assigned exhibitions and loans with tasks including budget preparation and accountability; exhibition contract review; creation of planning and implementation schedules; correspondence with lenders, borrowers, and venues; preparation of loan agreements, insurance certificates, and all shipping documents; arrangement of courier travel for Brooklyn Museum and lender couriers; coordination of in-house and contract fine arts packing; preparation of condition reports, packing instructions, and photographic documentation; supervision of packing/unpacking and installation/deinstallation, both in-house and at tour venues; and archiving exhibition files
  • Contribute as a team member to the success of our outward loan and exhibition programs through clear and open communication, accountability for objects’ safe handling and condition, assistance to other registrars when needed, and participation in periodic review of procedures and customization of TMS reports
  • Courier travel with loans, as assigned, and to exhibition venues for installation and deinstallation

Reports to: Chief Registrar

Starting date: Immediately

Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, 35 hour per week. Overtime may be required to meet deadlines. Air and truck travel required.

To apply: Please send your cover letter, résumé, and list of three references to job.junior.registrar@brooklynmuseum.org.

Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving—Development

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

The Senior Development Officer is an externally focused, energetic, polished, and detail-oriented individual who personally identifies, engages, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals whose philanthropy helps to support our mission.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • Three or more years' experience in frontline fundraising and managing a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals
  • Excellent presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of philanthropic vehicles
  • Some background in contemporary art and/or art history, to facilitate sophisticated conversations with donors and prospects
  • Ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Results-oriented, with a passionate commitment to the arts and appreciation of the Museum's goals and mission

Responsibilities: The Senior Development Officer:

  • Maintains a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals and formulates customized moves-management strategies for each individual
  • Identifies and solicits support for the Director’s Circle, major exhibition gifts, and planned gifts, soliciting funding through both in-person and written appeals
  • Administers the Contemporary Art Council and the Council for Feminist Art, including strategizing and fundraising to meet annual goals, managing membership, creating and executing a dynamic annual calendar of special events for donors and prospects, providing concierge services for patron group members, and forming a strategy to grow these groups with renewable annual support
  • Strategically engages Development Task Force volunteers and other current donors in peer prospect identification, visits, events, and appeals
  • Prepares written proposals, decks, and appeals as needed to raise support from individuals
  • Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of the Museum's strategic plan, mission, and vision, as well as the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and education and public programs, in order to effectively articulate our priorities and fundraising objectives to donors and prospects
  • Cultivates and maintains a working knowledge of the art world in and beyond New York City, including current exhibitions, art fairs, and trends, in order to build competitive and robust patron group programming and benefits
  • Formulates a strategic direction to reach their personal funding goal, a minimum of $500,000 annually, working with the Director of Individual Giving
  • Tracks progress toward quarterly and annual fundraising goals, including weekly updates to the Director of Individual Giving and monthly fundraising reports for the Director and Deputy Director
  • Documents all activity in Raiser’s Edge database, including actions, proposals, and meeting notes
  • Works closely with the larger Development team and other departments to ensure donors and prospects benefit from the best opportunities the Museum has to offer

Reports to: Director of Individual Giving

Starting date: Immediately

To apply: Send a cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to job.senior.dev.officer@brooklynmuseum.org.

Floor Captain (P/T, temporary)—Visitor Services

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

The Floor Captain helps to provide and maintain a positive, professional, and welcoming environment for our visitors. This is a part-time position, three to four days per week including weekends, and is temporary through the run of David Bowie is, which closes July 15, 2018.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in an arts field
  • Interest in the arts and knowledge of and interest in the Museum’s mission, history, collection, exhibitions, and programming
  • Museum or gallery experience, with visitor services experience preferred
  • Familiarity with museum and gallery operations, sales, cash handling, ticketing, scheduling software, and POS systems
  • Excellent customer service and communications skills and an ability to facilitate positive dialogue with visitors
  • Experience managing high-volume crowds and ability to supervise under pressure
  • Strong problem solving and observational skills
  • Conflict resolution and diplomacy skills, including the ability to resolve complaints and attend to guests and the Museum space
  • Excellent teamwork and desire to work effectively and collegially toward team and institutional goals
  • Punctual and reliable

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a team of Visitor Services support staff handling ticketing, information, and crowd control for David Bowie is
  • Implement and promote all Museum initiatives and standards, move toward goals, and serve as an example for department and Museum-wide initiatives
  • Mentor and ensure efficiency of admissions and Coat Check staff
  • Perform opening and closing procedures for the building and ticketing systems, and more advanced admissions transactions as needed
  • Provide information about Museum policies and programs, special exhibitions, and permanent collection, particularly as related to David Bowie is
  • Assist with crowd management and special events programming as needed

Reports to: Senior Floor Captain, Director of Visitor Experience

Starting date: February 6, 2018

Schedule: 20–28 hours per week: Wednesdays–Sundays; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays required

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to job.floor.captain@brooklynmuseum.org.

Board Liaison and Development Communications Manager—Development

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Reporting to the Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer, the Board Liaison works in concert with our Director’s Office and Development department to coordinate, communicate with, and address the individual concerns of the Museum’s Trustees and Advisors.

Requirements:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree preferred
  • Solid experience interacting with high-level donors
  • Strong generalist knowledge of development activities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An engaging and even personality and seamless team spirit
  • An understanding of complex institutions
  • Ability to be highly organized and operate at a high level of discretion
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or database experience) and Microsoft Office 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for our Trustees, which includes proactively scheduling all Board of Trustee meetings and Board-related committee meetings; managing the production of Board committee agendas and presentation materials with the assistance of the appropriate staff liaison; recording Board and committee meeting minutes; liaising with activities related to special events, particularly the Brooklyn Artists Ball; producing a weekly communiqué to Trustees and Advisors regarding pertinent Museum matters; trafficking requests and concerns to the Deputy Director for Development, other Deputy Directors and Museum senior staff, and other members of the Development team
  • Prepare Museum Director’s PowerPoint presentations for Board and committee meetings
  • Coordinate the onboarding of new Trustees and Advisors
  • Manage Trustee and Advisor annual giving across the Museum (dues, patron groups, exhibition support, galas, etc.), including producing gift reminders, acknowledgements, and invoices, and conducting follow-up as needed
  • Produce one to two Board trips per year, ranging from domestic to international travel, including but not limited to managing the relationship with a trip advisor, overseeing invitations and guest lists, and securing payments
  • Support our Trustees and their individual assignments and responsibilities, managing their stewardship/cultivation actions and follow-up when appropriate
  • Oversee Museum-wide event invitations to Trustees and Advisors, ensuring that events are prioritized for them based on interest and stature, and that Museum-wide engagements are distilled in an effective way so Trustees and Advisors are neither overwhelmed with invitations nor miss important events
  • Work with the rest of the Development team to encourage the Trustees and Advisors to regularly bring friends who are prospects to the Museum for visits, events, etc.; coordinate private tours as needed; and offer concierge-style services to cater to their various needs
  • Ensure all communication with Trustees and Advisors is recorded in Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner including pledges, gift reminders, meeting notes, actions, event attendance, research, and relationships
  • Other projects as assigned

Reports to: Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer

Starting date: Immediate

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply: Please send a cover letter and your résumé to job.board.liaison.dev.comms.mgr@brooklynmuseum.org.

Development Intern—Development

(Part-time, non-union, internship position)

Our Development department seeks interns to provide essential support within each of our teams during the spring 2018 semester. The Development department is responsible for all fundraising activities and events, and liaisons with key stakeholders across all donor constituencies. The department also serves as the definitive link between the Museum’s supporters and key influencers in the community, and our program and curatorial staff. Ideal Development interns will relish a significant learning opportunity that puts them at the heart of our organization, in direct support of our critical staff, as well as multifaceted programming and collections that constitute one of the world’s greatest encyclopedic and artistic resources. Positions available in the following areas:

1. Individual Giving

Individual Giving focuses primarily on special patrons groups and major gifts fundraising. The team is responsible for liaising with the Museum's key supporters and influencers, cultivating new prospects, organizing exhibition proposals, and soliciting/acknowledging high-level gifts. Qualified candidates will be strong writers who demonstrate discretion, affability, and accountability.

2. Corporate/Institutional

The Corporate and Institutional Giving teams manage the Museum's relationships with corporate funders, including a roster of Corporate Members, corporate supporters of special exhibitions, and institutional funders, including private foundations and other grant-making organizations. These teams are responsible for stewarding current Corporate Members, soliciting new corporate gifts, grant writing and reporting, and researching and cultivating new prospects for special exhibitions, curatorial initiatives, and capital projects. Qualified candidates should demonstrate strong writing and research skills.

3. Membership

The Membership team focuses on fundraising geared toward current and potential Members. Specific responsibilities include donor engagement and stewardship; addressing Member concerns and requests in an expedient and professional manner; and coordinating mailings and benefit fulfillment, including Member events. Candidates for a Membership internship will demonstrate patience, discretion, and strong organizational skills.

4. Research and Operations

The Research and Operations team conducts comprehensive and detailed research on individuals, corporations, and foundations; reports on current and prospective donors to the Museum; plays an instrumental role in the department's Raiser's Edge database usage and moves management process; and assists with gift processing and other aspects of departmental operations. Candidates should be articulate and detail-oriented, and demonstrate strong research and organizational skills.

5. Special Events

The Special Events team plans and designs, and fundraises for, the Museum's exhibition openings and three annual benefits that raise more than $2 million annually: The Yes! Gala, Family Party Benefit, and Brooklyn Artists Ball. This team works closely with the Museum's key supporters and influencers, corporate sponsors, and general Members. Qualified candidates may have prior retail, sales, or hospitality experience, and will demonstrate discretion and diplomacy.

6. Rentals

The Rentals team manages and organizes external events that take place at the Museum, including life milestone celebrations, corporate parties, film and photo shoots, graduations, nonprofit and community events, meetings, and conferences. The Rentals team works closely with our catering partner, Great Performances; external clients and vendors; and other Museum departments, including but not limited to Community Affairs, Facilities/Operations, Exhibitions/Curatorial, and colleagues across all areas of Development. Successful candidates may have prior retail, sales, or hospitality experience, and will demonstrate discretion and affability.

7. Office of the Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer

The Office of the Deputy Director and Chief Development Officer provides leadership and direction for all of the above areas. Applicants should be detail-oriented and demonstrate dependability, discretion, and a positive and professional attitude.

Skills: Successful candidates should possess, and can expect to strengthen, the following skills:

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Raiser’s Edge
  • LexisNexis
  • Zkipster
  • Moves management process
  • Writing basic grants, proposals, and donor acknowledgements

Schedule: The spring 2018 internship runs from late January or early February through mid-May or early June. Interns work 2 full days per week, plus several evening events throughout the semester.

To apply: Email your résumé, a cover letter, and an unofficial copy of your transcript as one PDF file to internships@brooklynmuseum.org. Please include your full name and first-choice area of concentration in the subject line (example: Jane Doe_Corporate/Institutional). Your cover letter should indicate your top three areas of interest and briefly describe your qualifications in those areas. Applications are currently being accepted on a rolling basis. Should your application meet the above requirements, we will contact you for an interview. No phone calls, please.

Marketing and Communications Intern—Marketing and Communications

(Part-time, non-union, internship position)

The Marketing and Communications Intern provides administrative support to our Marketing and Communications department. The Intern assists with marketing and press initiatives by developing creative content across social media platforms, pitching new marketing and press projects, and helping analyze the progress of campaigns. This internship offers an immersive experience for aspiring museum professionals interested in marketing, communications, and arts administration.

Requirements:  

  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Fluency in social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Spotify, Twitter, and Tumblr)
  • Familiarity with Photoshop
  • A cheerful, friendly, and outgoing disposition, an outside-the-box thinker
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about the arts
  • Proficiency in speaking Spanish is a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Assist members of the Marketing and Communications department with administrative duties
  • Help prepare monthly social media and press reports
  • Pitch and explore ideas for creative, social, and press projects
  • Expand our online and press community through research
  • Conduct research and develop creative content for social media
  • Monitor social media networks
  • Assist with live broadcasting and event coverage on Livestream, Facebook Live, Instagram Story, and live Tweeting
  • Develop press materials and press kits
  • Monitor press clips for coverage reports
  • Assist with photo and film shoots

Reports to: Directory of Public Relations

Start and end dates: Flexible with academic or work schedule, January/February through May/June, with the opportunity to extend the internship into summer 2018

Work schedule: Flexible, 20 hours per week

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to internships@brooklynmuseum.org. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

Sills Family Consulting Curator, African Art

(Part-time, temporary (two years), non-union position)

We seek an innovative Consulting Curator to imagine and guide the presentation and growth of our rich collection of African art. The Consulting Curator will develop a fresh, critically relevant installation of our collection, to create inspiring encounters with the Museum’s African holdings. This is a part-time, two-year position.

The Brooklyn Museum acquired its first works from sub-Saharan Africa in 1900. Today, this collection numbers more than 6,000 objects and works of art, making it one of the largest of its kind in the United States. The collection is focused on the arts of West and Central Africa, with the core acquired in 1922 through purchases in London, Paris, and Brussels. The following year, the Museum displayed 1,500 objects in what was the first exhibition of African art—as art—in the United States. To date, it remains the largest exhibition of African art ever mounted. The collection has since grown to include works spanning more than 2,500 years, with over 100 cultures represented.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess and rethink the Museum’s extensive holdings of African art and organize an innovative, freshly conceived temporary installation highlighting major works, to showcase the breadth and depth of the collection and encourage public engagement
  • Work with the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Museum and the Deputy Director/Chief Development Officer to identify and cultivate prospective donors to underwrite a permanent exhibition space for the African Art collection, as well as endowment funding to support the collection long-term
  • Work with senior Curatorial staff members to create a visual dialogue between the African Art collection and other significant works within the Museum’s holdings
  • Advocate for public and educational programming to increase visibility of the African Art collection and generate public interest
  • Conduct collection research, and respond to collection inquiries and loan requests as needed
  • Work with the Conservation team to address and remedy specific preservation issues throughout the entire African Art collection
  • Pending funding, begin to conceptualize the reinstallation of the entire African Art collection (or a robust portion thereof) in a permanent gallery space; outline prevailing themes and concepts as well as plans for the use of the physical space

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in African art or anthropology
  • Minimum of three years of museum experience
  • Related publication record
  • Well-versed in historical African art (before the mid-twentieth century)
  • Compelling presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with the entire Museum team, and to work closely with Curatorial colleagues
  • A deep commitment to engaging a wide and diverse audience in innovative and exciting ways

Schedule: Part time, two year appointment

To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and cover letter describing your particular suitability for the position to job.consulting.african.art@brooklynmuseum.org.

Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

We seek a full-time curator to oversee and steward our collection of photography. The Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator of Photography enhances access to and understanding of this dynamic form of artistic expression through exhibitions, lectures, scholarship, and public engagement opportunities.

The individual in this position leads efforts in reimagining the role of photography within the Museum, is an active curator/scholar with interdisciplinary interests and a global perspective, and has a proven ability to conceptualize original, canon-expanding, and timely exhibitions and research projects, both temporary and from our permanent collection. The curator serves as an institutional ambassador, actively engaging with collectors and patrons, professional colleagues, partner institutions, and the Brooklyn community.  

We have maintained a tradition of excellence in the presentation of photography, dating back to 1889, when we acquired our first photographic work. Our holdings comprise more than 18,000 works with a strong focus on twentieth-century American artists, including Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Rudy Burckhardt, Andreas Feininger, Lee Friedlander, Lewis Hine, Consuelo Kanaga, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Garry Winogrand. In addition, the Museum houses a significant collection of Latin American photography, which is particularly rich in works by Manuel Álvarez Bravo. The collection also includes works by twenty-first century artists, including, Sophie Calle, Alfredo Jaar, Barbara Kruger, Robert Mapplethorpe, Gordon Matta-Clark, Adrian Piper, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and David Wojnarowicz. Special exhibitions enrich our permanent holdings; recent projects dedicated to photography include Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present; This Place; and Forever Coney: Photographs from the Brooklyn Museum Collection.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conceptualize exhibitions from the collection and beyond, both for the Museum and other venues
  • Collaborate with other Museum curators on the integration of photography in their exhibitions and projects
  • Produce and present new scholarship in the form of lectures and publications
  • Oversee the care, stewardship, and refinement of the collection in accordance with the Museum’s collection strategy
  • Actively cultivate the gift of major works with donors for the permanent collection
  • Develop financial support from donors in close collaboration with the Development team
  • Work with Registrars to maintain complete and orderly records, and spearhead cataloguing for the collection
  • Collaborate with Conservation on the maintenance and care of the collection
  • Research the collection in collaboration with Exhibitions and other Collections curators
  • Participate in cross-disciplinary projects, exhibitions, installations, and publications
  • Advise on collection loan requests as needed
  • Represent the Museum at professional conferences, symposia, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in the history of art with a strong concentration on photography of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (Ph.D. preferred)
  • Five years of curatorial museum experience
  • Compelling writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with the entire curatorial team
  • Demonstrated deep commitment to engaging a wide public audience in innovative and exciting ways

To apply: Please submit your curriculum vitae and a letter describing your particular suitability for the position to job.curator.photography@brooklynmuseum.org.

Adult and School Programs Education Fellow—Education

(Full-time, non-union, paid fellowship position)

The Museum Education Fellowship program is designed to support the professional learning of highly motivated individuals who have recently completed undergraduate or graduate studies. Adult and School Programs Education Fellows (ASP) assist with all aspects of this fast-paced program to expand our local adult audiences, including research, marketing, and logistical support for programs such as Target First Saturdays, gallery talks and tours, hands-on workshops, lectures, films, and performing arts series. ASP Education Fellows also teach elementary, middle, and high school groups in our single visit program. Experience with public programs is strongly preferred.

Requirements: 

  • Experience teaching and/or programming in formal or informal learning environments
  • Interest in art, education, and working with diverse museum audiences
  • Commitment to our mission and collections, and to teaching with art objects
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, stand and walk for up to 2.5 hours, and spend periods of time interacting with children who are seated on the floor
  • Proof of ability to work in the United States is required. We do not sponsor visa applications, though past applicants have worked with international student organizations to secure visas for themselves.

Responsibilities: ASP Education Fellows:

  • Gain in-depth experience by designing, facilitating, and teaching programs for adult and school audiences
  • Participate in hands-on workshops and reading discussions, and conduct qualitative research throughout the year to learn about museum education theory and practice
  • Participate in professional development sessions facilitated by our experienced education and curatorial staff
  • Complete the Fellowship with extensive experience teaching and programming for a variety of audiences, and with a completed professional teaching portfolio

Reports to: Fellowship Coordinator

Salary: $20,300 (subject to payroll taxes) plus benefits

Start and end dates: September 4, 2018–June 22, 2019

Application deadline: April 6, 2018

To apply: Please upload your résumé, a statement of interest tailored to the ASP Fellowship, and two signed letters of recommendation from a professional and/or academic affiliate. Please have all required documents ready when you apply, as applications cannot be modified once they have been submitted.

School, Youth, and Family Programs Education Fellow—Education

(Full-time, non-union, paid fellowship position)

The Museum Education Fellowship program is designed to support the professional learning of highly motivated individuals who have recently completed undergraduate or graduate studies. School, Youth, and Family Programs Education Fellows (SYFP) teach elementary, middle, and high school groups in single- and multi-visit programs. SYFP Fellow Educators also plan and facilitate programs for teens and families, such as the Gallery/Studio Program, Family Art Magic, Meet the Museum, and teen programs. Experience working with school audiences and/or teaching art-making is strongly preferred.

Requirements:

  • Experience teaching and/or programming in formal or informal learning environments
  • Investment in art, education, and working with diverse Museum audiences
  • Commitment to our mission and collections, and to teaching with art objects
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds, stand and walk for up to 2.5 hours, and spend periods of time interacting with children who are seated on the floor
  • Proof of ability to work in the United States is required. We do not sponsor visa applications, though past applicants have worked with international student organizations to secure visas for themselves.

Responsibilities: SYFP Education Fellows:

  • Gain in-depth experience by designing, facilitating, and teaching programs for school, teen, and family audiences
  • Participate in hands-on workshops and reading discussions, and conduct qualitative research throughout the year to learn about museum education theory and practice
  • Participate in professional development sessions facilitated by our experienced education and curatorial staff
  • Complete the Fellowship with extensive experience teaching and programming for a variety of audiences, and with a completed professional teaching portfolio

Reports to: Fellowship Coordinator

Salary: $20,300 (subject to payroll taxes) plus benefits

Start and end dates: September 4, 2018–June 22, 2019

Application deadline: April 6, 2018

To apply: Please upload your résumé, a statement of interest tailored to the SYFP Fellowship, and two signed letters of recommendation from a professional and/or academic affiliate. Please have all required documents ready when you apply, as applications cannot be modified once they have been submitted.

Backend Developer—Technology

The Technology department at the Brooklyn Museum seeks a Backend Developer to join our team and help manage our web presence. You’ll be working with a small team on a variety of web, mobile, and infrastructure projects related to art, community engagement, visitor experience, and open access. Primary projects include the ongoing online publication of over 95,000 object records and related images in our collection, an accessible public API and engaging web presence, an internal editorial system, and the backend of our mobile app ASK.

As a small team, we work across disciplines and support each other. Accordingly, qualified candidates must possess a broad range of skills for maintaining and improving our AWS-based infrastructure to keep the things we build on top of it running. Our systems primarily run on Linux, PHP, MySQL, NGINX, and Git, but we do integrate with some Windows-based servers and occasionally dabble in SQL Server or Visual Studio.

We have adopted a number of Agile practices in our development process in order to adapt to the fast-evolving nature of our projects, and we’re looking for someone who thrives using this methodology.

Requirements: Here’s what we’re after:

  • experience writing testable code in a dynamic, object-oriented language such as PHP, Ruby, or Python;
  • SQL programming and relational data modeling knowledge;
  • experience with installing, configuring, and securing web servers such as Apache or NGINX;
  • experience maintaining Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) systems;
  • experience with UNIX command-line programming;
  • experience with API integration;
  • experience monitoring, logging, and reporting systems and applications;
  • experience managing backups and restores of servers and applications;
  • familiarity with AWS;.
  • familiarity with configuring CMS systems such as ExpressionEngine or Craft CMS;
  • familiarity with Windows development;
  • familiarity with client-side programming and web development; and
  • a belief in testing code.

We might lack fancy furniture and ping-pong tables, but our offices are located in a nineteenth-century neoclassical monument and share a space with priceless art, so we're okay with that. This is a fast-paced but fun environment that we balance by keeping a commitment to a 35-hour work week. This position does not include telecommuting or relocation; qualified candidates must be able to commute daily to the Brooklyn Museum. No recruiters, please.

To apply: Send your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to job.backend@brooklynmuseum.org. Include your cover letter in the body of the email and attach your résumé.

Network Administrator—Technology

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

The Network Administrator handles all facets of our computer network. They are generally responsible for staying abreast of new technology, industry standards, and best-practice security, then taking these findings and applying them to the Museum's needs, in conjunction with the Chief of Technology. We are looking for a candidate who has broad knowledge in a Windows environment, including VMware, Microsoft SQL Server, and MS Exchange.

Requirements: Here’s our skills checklist:

  • Strong knowledge of the MS Windows environment including, but not limited to, Active Directory, Group Policy, and Exchange
  • Strong knowledge of MS SQL and experience with business systems that utilize it
  • Strong knowledge of virtual systems, including VMware
  • Knowledge of backup systems (experience with NetBackup a plus)
  • Fundamental understanding of IP networking, including subnetting and VLANs
  • Experience with iSCSI SANs
  • A college degree and experience with both Windows and Linux server administration, networking concepts, and topology
  • Demonstrated ability to solve advanced problems and to organize and track tasks to completion
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to pursue goals without daily supervision
  • Availability outside of working hours in case of emergencies and upgrades, with ability to be reached by cell phone at all times
  • Punctuality, which is critical

Responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain, and upgrade our servers, often running on a VMware architecture (we are a mostly Windows shop with some Linux boxes)
  • Maintain Active Directory structure, security, and group policy
  • Backup, tape rotation, backup verification, and restore
  • Administer MSSQL and all applications that use the databases, including installation, upgrades, and upkeep of applications and MSSQL
  • Manage all business systems including, but not limited to, financial systems, ticketing systems, fundraising systems, POS, and DAMS
  • Maintain aspects of our MS Exchange email and messaging infrastructure
  • Maintain and upgrade, as needed, our network backbone, including supervision of contractors and cabling, installation, and maintenance of switches
  • Maintain and upgrade, as needed, our firewall and telecommunications, including remote access
  • Maintain Technology security procedures, in cooperation with the Chief of Technology
  • Research and evaluate new software and hardware considered for purchase, in coordination with support staff
  • Work directly with the support staff on the implementation of policies, procedures, and best practices
  • Maintain patch schedule, virus protection, and local firewalls for desktops and servers
  • Responsible for compliance with all software licensing
  • Create and maintain Windows scripting as necessary; yearly audit of network security, following industry standards to be determined by the Chief of Technology
  • Other responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, DHCP, DNS, and Terminal Services
  • Additional duties as assigned

Work schedule: Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm, but may require additional time outside of working hours in case of emergencies and upgrades. Must be reachable at all times via cell phone.

To apply: Please email your cover letter and résumé to job.networkadmin@brooklynmuseum.org.

Graphic Design Intern—Design

(Part-time, temporary, unpaid internship)

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and hard-working design Intern to join our Graphic Design team. The Intern will assist in the planning and execution of both digital and print marketing materials for the Museum. This is a great opportunity to understand the working process and day-to-day responsibilities of a cultural institution's in-house design team through hands-on learning and execution. The Intern will work under the guidance of the Head of Graphic Design to ensure quality and visual cohesion in accordance with our brand.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is:

  • A graphic design and/or visual communications major
  • Skilled in design and typography
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Equipped with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Able to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • An exemplar of strong work ethics and high performance standards
  • An outside-the-box thinker
  • Passionate about the arts

Responsibilities: The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for:

  • Creating and assisting in ongoing design projects
  • Producing signage
  • Performing case studies

Reports to: Head of Graphic Design

Start date: Fall 2017

Work schedule: Flexible, 20 hours per week

To apply: Please send your application to job.graphic.design.intern@brooklynmuseum.org.

Art Handler 1—Collections Management

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, with specialization in an arts-related field preferred
  • Previous paid experience of an artistic or technical nature
  • Demonstrated ability and experience working with tools
  • Dexterity and capability in lifting and handling a wide variety of both heavy and fragile objects and works of art
  • Responsible and organized manner and work style
  • Experience with preservation techniques and archival materials for gallery maintenance, cleaning, and presentation
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the safe operatation of heavy moving equipment
  • Extensive physical coordination
  • Ability to lift and carry both light and heavy objects
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, visually identify objects, and read accession numbers

The candidate may be asked to possess a valid driver's license and undergo a training program evaluation.

Responsibilities: Under supervision, working either as a member of a team or alone, the Art Handler is responsible for:

  • Transporting and handling art for installations
  • Handling, maintaining, and cleaning art props and storage areas
  • Dusting and cleaning collections on display, under supervision of Conservation staff
  • Performing heavy, difficult tasks which may require working on or from vehicles, ladders, scaffolds, platforms, etc.
  • Completing technical work (such as preparing and installing art objects, art exhibitions, and art props) with skill and care
  • Receiving and shipping, loading and unloading, packing and unpacking, and moving crated or uncrated works of art either into, out of, or around the Museum
  • Transporting works of art, materials, and exhibition equipment for pickup and delivery
  • Acting as a courier, handler, and driver over short or long distances, which may require extended absence from the Museum

Start date: February 5, 2018

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm

Compensation: $35,244

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to job.art.handler@brooklynmuseum.org.

Curatorial Intern (P/T)—Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

(Non-union, part-time, unpaid internship position)

Requirements: The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (EASCFA) seeks a graduate or undergraduate student in art history or curatorial studies with a strong background in research and writing for a semester-long internship. The ideal candidate must have:

  • Knowledge of and interest in feminist art history and theory
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience working in arts organizations and with exhibition preparation and program planning

Responsibilities: The EASCFA Curatorial Intern will gain experience in museum research and programming while working closely with the Curatorial and Programming staff. The position will primarily be responsible for:

  • Assisting with research, planning, and organization for upcoming exhibitions
  • Helping with the execution of Sackler Center programs
  • Assisting with the Sackler Center Feminist Art Base and social media platforms

Compensation: The internship is unpaid; however, school credit may be earned.

Starting and ending dates: January/February through May/June (dates flexible depending on the Intern’s schedule)

Work schedule: Sixteen hours (two days) per week minimum, 10 am–6 pm, with flex-hours for evening and weekend programming

To apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to internships@brooklynmuseum.org. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

Admission Sales Assistant (P/T)—Visitor Services

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

We seek a part-time Admissions Sales Assistant to work 3–4 days per week, including weekends. This position is temporary through the run of David Bowie is, which closes July 15, 2018.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (bachelor's degree or college-level credits with a degree in an arts-related field preferred)
  • Experience with visitor service, hospitality, sales, cash handling, and POS systems
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, including an ability to speak pleasantly, courteously, and effectively with the general public and facilitate positive dialogue with our visitors
  • Desire to work effectively and collegially as part of larger team, in service of the team and institutional goals
  • Accuracy with figures and the ability to handle cash and use ticketing and scheduling software (sales experience helpful)
  • Knowledge of the Museum's collections, history, mission, and programming
  • Positive attitude and perseverance under pressure

Responsibilities:

  • Greet visitors and represent the Museum’s goals and mission, working to provide optimum hospitality to all of our guests
  • Provide a positive, professional, welcoming, and safe environment for all guests and visitors
  • Operate specialized ticketing software for exhibition and event sales, demographics gathering, data entry, and group tour reservations
  • Provide visitors with up-to-date information about our exhibitions and programs, particularly David Bowie is
  • Understand Museum policies in reference to Admissions, Security, Coat Check, Visitor Services, etc., and be able to explain them to the public both on-site and over the phone
  • Greet and facilitate individual and group visits
  • Sell and distribute tickets for permanent collection galleries, special exhibitions, and events, including responsibility for cash register operation and all cash handling at assigned booth

Reports to: Senior Floor Captain, Manager of Visitor Services

Start date: February 26, 2018

Work schedule: 20–28 hours per week, Wednesday–Sunday; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays required

Salary range: $13.00 per hour

To apply: Please send a cover letter and your résumé to job.admissions.sales@brooklynmuseum.org.

Internships (P/T)—Digital Collections and Services

(Non-union, part-time, unpaid internships)

The Brooklyn Museum seeks interns to work on projects in the Digital Lab. A limited number of positions are available, generally on a semester schedule. Preference will be given to students registered in credit-granting programs. Due to collaborative projects with university programs, only selected projects may be open to other applicants during a particular semester.

Digitization Interns assist with the digitization of the b/w negative collection, including scanning and editing negatives, matching images to objects in the collections management system (TMS), creating metadata, and loading images and data into the digital asset management system (Luna). Qualifications: Applicant must have computer skills, familiarity with scanning and PhotoShop, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Copyright Interns research contact information for artists, generate letters and licenses, track progress in an Access database, and update rights information in TMS. For additional information about this project, please visit http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/tag/copyright/. Qualifications: Candidate must have research skills, experience with MS Office suite (particularly Access and mail merge), verbal skills, and attention to detail.

Documentary Photography Interns photograph Museum events and activities, following up on assignments from staff and pursuing independent shoots in the galleries, and edit and manage images, which are then made available to the Museum's Design Department for promotional purposes and are preserved as part of the Museum Archives. Qualifications: Applicant must have excellent PhotoShop skills, DSLR camera training, a portfolio demonstrating aptitude for documentary photography, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Object Inventory Photography Interns work with curators undertaking storeroom surveys, including creating images of works of art in the collection using a simple set and lighting, and managing the resulting image files. The opportunity to create metadata and load images into the Luna DAMS may be included. This internship is dependent on curatorial need and may not be available every semester. Qualifications: Internship requires excellent PhotoShop skills, DLSR camera training, a portfolio demonstrating aptitude for still life photography, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Time Frame: Ongoing

Work Schedule: Part-time, Monday–Friday, with schedule to be determined

Compensation: These are unpaid internships. Interns will have Museum volunteer status.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to digital.lab.internships@brooklynmuseum.org. An online portfolio is required for photography internships. Applications are reviewed in August (for fall semester), December (for winter/spring semester), and May (for summer semester).