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Assistant Manager of Installation

Working Time
Full Time

Reporting to the Chief of Installation, the Assistant Manager of Installation is responsible for overseeing the administration, staff, and projects involved in our installation process. This position is highly dynamic, and its primary areas of responsibilities include installation work, administration, and the management of freelance employees during the installation of exhibitions. Some weekend and overtime hours are required during installation periods or for events.


-Work closely with the Chief of Installation to develop an overall plan for each exhibition
-Work with Curatorial and Registration departments to plan, coordinate, and produce approximately 10-18 exhibitions per year across four floors and 40,000 sq ft of gallery space
-Use material’s knowledge to inform production schedule and exhibition budget collaboratively across departments
-Turn exhibitions on and off on a daily basis M-F, and for special events outside of regular working hours
-Maintain all aspects of exhibitions while on view, such as touch-ups, lighting, and A/V maintenance
-On call on weekends for remote A/V troubleshooting

-Create and sustain relationships with vendors and contractors
-Process invoices, track department and exhibition related expenses, work across departments to manage multiple budgets simultaneously
-Manage inventory of installation supplies and woodshop
-Develop production schedules, including daily schedules for installation staff and schedules for outside contractors

Staff Management
-Hire, train, and manage seasonal union staff of 40 preparators/installers
-Take direction from the Chief of Installation and communicate direction to the installation staff
-In depth understanding of Local 30 union agreement, and ability to execute articles of the agreement in practice
-Monitor employee hours and execute payroll biweekly
-Work across departments to improve and implement safety protocols
-Train Visitor Engagement employees on exhibition protocol


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function to a high professional standard. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
-B.A. or B.F.A with a minimum of two (2) years of management experience in a museum or gallery
-Demonstrated strength in managing time, completing tasks, and being proactive, accountable, and adaptable in dynamic and creative setting
-Professional, polished, and positive attitude and demeanor, with exceptional communication skills in presentations and discussions
-Experience with personnel and budget management, staff development and training, team building, and ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and staff
Proven capacity to independently plan and organize exhibitions.
-Ability to prioritize multiple tasks under tight deadlines
-Experience working with and executing union contracts
-Established knowledge of art handling best practices
-Established materials knowledge as it relates to construction, fabrication, installation methods, and A/V equipment
-Excellent organizational abilities, analytical skills, and attention to detail
-Excellent judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters
-Skill in managing vendors, suppliers, and contractors, including competitive bidding, negotiating pricing and contract terms, and ensuring high quality of goods and services
-Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed during installation periods
-Excellent computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Excel, Toast, and SketchUp.

MoMA PS1 prioritizes employee safety and promotes safe work practices, which are the responsibility of all employees. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, color vision, and depth perception.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, safety is always a priority. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.

Please send your resume and cover letter to and include “Manager of Visitor Engagement” in the subject line. For more information about MoMA PS1, please visit

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at MoMA PS1. MoMA PS1 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.