Current Openings

Deputy Director of Education

The Museum of Arts and Design seeks a Deputy Director of Education, a key member of the executive leadership team who will help lead the Museum into its next phase of growth and success.  Reporting to the Director, this position is responsible for executing education initiatives and overseeing public programs and projects that meet or exceed the Museum's strategic and artistic goals. Additionally, the person in the role will build upon MAD's already established educational programs, including, but not limited to, the Artist Studio program, Artslife, Teen Council, Studio Sundays, inquiry-led tours and hands-on workshops for K–12 groups, Arts Reach middle and high school partnerships, summer camps, and docent programs.

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  • Supervise  and direct the activities of the Museum's Education Department, including: Coordinator of Youth Programs, Manager of Public Programs, Coordinator of Public Programs, and Manager of Education Programs, and studio artists, part-time educators, docents and interns
  • Support department staff members, including the following: hiring, training, assigning/reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, addressing work issues, approving time, setting work schedules
  • Lead staff in setting and prioritizing individual and department-wide goals, ensuring alignment with institutional objectives
  • Work collaboratively with whole Museum leadership team in the planning and pursuit of long-term, Museum-wide initiatives
  • Oversee, contribute to, and support Education staff in developing the interpretive content of educational programs, events, publications, and online resources
  • Oversee and actively participate in program and event delivery and evaluation
  • Plan and manage the budget of the Education Department
  • Write and or oversee grants in support of educational programs
  • Plan and approve staffing levels and job descriptions for hourly education staff and volunteers
  • Create various statistical summaries used in reports and grant proposals
  • Collaborate with the Museum curators and other scholars to develop interpretive focus, organization, and content of education related materials
  • Represent the Education Department in Museum-wide strategic planning, budget development, and the development of Museum policy
  • Work evenings and weekends for educational events and programs consistent with the Museum's schedule of events and activities


  • Deepens participation of visitors by producing dynamic public programs related to the Museum's exhibitions and/or focused on the Museum's target audiences
  • Demonstrates commitment to values of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Expands the reach of Museum programs by cultivating strategic partnerships with the New York City educational community
  • Develops and implements evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of education and public programs, relative to the strategic goals of the Museum
  • Designs and conducts training programs for docents, interns, and volunteers
  • Assists with marketing and fundraising efforts, with a particular focus on grant writing, related to education and public programs
  • Supports the Museum's Education Committee, made up of members of the Board of Trustees
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the position


The position requires a significant amount of contact with Museum staff, volunteers, and the general public. This involves frequent interactions and collaborations with Museum staff, vendors, donors, and other education professionals, that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Discretion and sound judgment is required. The Deputy Director of Education must be able to relate well to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, and positively represent the Museum in these contacts.


Requires Master's degree in Arts Education, Museum Studies or other related area with working knowledge of modern and contemporary art and design; seven or more years of professional experience in arts education, including curriculum and program design; prior supervisory and budget management experience; excellent organizational and computer skills; ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.


Please email your resume and cover letter, including desired salary to with the exact subject line "Deputy Director of Education Application." Applications without cover letters and /or desired salary will not be considered. Please indicate available start date in the cover letter. Only eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls, please.

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


AV Coordinator

The Museum of Arts and Design seeks a skilled professional for the position of AV Coordinator in the Exhibitions department. Reporting to the Director of Exhibitions, the position handles all AV needs related to the museum's exhibitions, public programs, building signage, and internal events. The successful candidate will have experience in theater and multimedia museum exhibitions.

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Working Hours

40 hours/week, 9:30 am–5:30 pm, Tuesday–Saturday during regular weeks, Monday–Friday during training and exhibition installations. An alternate schedule of 1–9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays as required by MAD's public programs schedule. Position requires occasional additional work on weekends and evenings as necessary.


Public programs and Staff Events:

  • Provide technical support for public programs requiring audio, video, or lighting in MAD's 143-seat cinema theater.
  • Identify and prepare all program technical requirements with external and internal program organizers.
  • Manage equipment inventory in theater for programmatic use, and track use by outside vendors.
  • Oversee the repair and purchase of new equipment in coordination with outside vendors.
  • Identify and manage a roster of freelance technicians who can provide additional program support.

Exhibitions Installation and Maintenance:

  • Oversee all exhibition related technical and multimedia elements.
  • Identify and coordinate multimedia projects with exhibitions personnel, curators, registrars, artists, etc.
  • Vet and prepare all media for display, including audio and/or video encoding and editing.
  • Utilize gallery networking when necessary for audio and video distribution.
  • Maintain exhibition AV equipment inventory.
  • Prepare installation plans (including power and data cable runs) for all multimedia elements.
  • Supervise a small crew of freelance AV technicians as needed.
  • Create an On/Off & Troubleshooting Procedures Guide for every exhibition.
  • Generate simple 3D models of exhibition objects using SketchUp.

General Museum Support, Etc.

  • Oversee Museum informational outlets (digital signage network, loading audio guides).
  • Provide guidance and occasional technical support for special events and offsite development events.
  • Other duties as needed and required.
  • Assist the Registrar department with any digital media in both MAD's permanent collection and on loan for exhibitions by consulting on the loan period and the technical capabilities to display the work properly, and by following MAD's digital art protocol for storage, access, and deletion.
  • Stay abreast with current best practices in TBM (Time Based Media) preservation, storage, and display.


  • 5–7 years of experience working with AV/theater production in a museum or public venue setting with the following technical familiarity:
    • Audio: use of wired and wireless microphones, audio recorders, audio playback, mobile PA system setup and breakdown;
    • Video: use of projection (both digital and analog); basic video editing and encoding processes; presentation support utilizing Keynote, PowerPoint, and/or Adobe PDF Reader; and archival video capture using professional HD camcorders; and
    • Lighting: conventional lighting setup (stage washes, spotlighting, and control).
  • Basic IT networking experience with an understanding of IP addressing, and VNC for remote access.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Familiarity with SketchUp.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier) is strongly recommended.


Please send an email with cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with the position title "AV Coordinator" in the subject line.


Exhibition Design and Installation Assistant

The Museum of Arts and Design seeks a skilled professional for the position of Exhibition Design and Installation Assistant in the Exhibitions department. Reporting to the Director of Exhibitions, this position will assist with planning, design, production, installation, and maintenance of the Museum's exhibitions. The successful candidate will work collaboratively and effectively across platforms.

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Working Hours

40 hours/week, 9:30 am–5:30 pm, Sunday–Thursday during regular weeks, Monday–Friday during training and exhibition installations. Position requires occasional additional work on weekends and evenings as necessary.


Exhibition Planning and Design:

  • Model exhibition objects and fabrications using 3-D renderings in SketchUp;
  • Format exhibition text in Adobe InDesign and review/make revisions with direction from curators and Lead Designer;
  • Research prices and quality of products, materials, and vendors – checking in regularly with each exhibitions' budget; and
  • Assist with miscellaneous planning: scheduling, expense tracking, etc. as needed.

Exhibition Production and Installation:

  • Format graphics (images, text, etc.) for physical production using in-house methods or ordering via vendors (vinyl, large-format print reproductions, wallpaper, etc.);
  • Produce in-house printed materials and cutting/mounting the printed material for professional display;
  • Place and track orders for design elements and restocking supplies;
  • Supervise installation, direct art handling crew, and assist where needed;
  • Organize and supervise graphics installation and placement;
  • Organize and supervise documentary photography of the exhibitions; and
  • Ensure that all Museum standards and protocols are being met.

Ongoing Maintenance, Etc.:

  • Perform routine maintenance of all exhibitions in our galleries and installation spaces, including cleaning, light replacement, paint touch-up, etc.;
  • Maintain the workshop, supply closets and prep room are clean, organized, safe, and well-stocked;
  • Assist with viewing of art in storage by curators and other visitors that are granted access by the Director of Collections Management; and
  • Other duties as needed and required.


It will be most important for the candidate to have a willingness to take direction, learn, and adapt. The ideal candidate will have the following experience and attributes:

  • 2-3 years of experience with exhibition design/production, or equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency in SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Knowledge and experience of art-handling practices and installation techniques;
  • Familiarity with basic power and hand tools.
  • Ability to be detail-oriented, self-starting, and problem-solving.
  • Team oriented and socially astute; able to conduct themself with poise and tact in a variety of social settings and among diverse audiences.
  • Results oriented and self-motivated; adept at planning, prioritizing and following through; able to inspire trust and respect.
  • The willingness to be flexible and responsive to change, and also firm and decisive when necessary.
  • Professional demeanor and good humor, particularly when working against deadlines.


Please send an email with cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with the position title "Exhibition Design and Installation Assistant Position" in the subject line.


Lead Engineer

This position is expected to lead the day-to-day maintenance, repair, and efficient operation of all building systems and equipment. The engineer will be expected to coordinate and complete all requests for work, assign priorities, delegate to appropriate contractor, if required, and follow-up on completion. In particular, the Engineer will be expected to perform routine maintenance and repairs of all HVAC, heating, refrigeration, water, and energy systems to ensure the effective operation of the facility.

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  • Ensures that Museum buildings are being managed and maintained in a safe and environmentally responsible manner and to the highest level of operational efficiency.
  • Provides administrative operational and technical service and support.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and unscheduled repairs of HVAC mechanical plumbing lighting electrical locking mechanism devices and life safety systems.
  • Monitors energy and utility consumption and makes adjustments accordingly.
  • Suggests recommends and implements improvements alterations upgrades or replacement of equipment or systems integral with the buildings.
  • Maintains maintenance and daily logs of all equipment.
  • Supervises and coordinates with contractors and mechanics as necessary and as directed by the Director of Facilities.
  • Provides backup to other members of the crew as necessary in resolving maintenance issues.
  • Performs administrative work as required such as completion of work orders, processing invoices and maintenance of required databases.
  • Conducts regular building inspections ensuring building equipment meets scheduled and periodic maintenance requirements and contractor service levels are achieved.
  • Carries out minor maintenance requirements on a scheduled or periodic basis including but not limited to lamp replacement electrical work mechanical work and plumbing work as directed by management.
  • Monitors risk management and environmental issues and reports accordingly.
  • Monitors computerized control systems such as BMS and other equipment.
  • Assists with environmental assessments and reporting.
  • Participates in occupational health and safety program.
  • Assists with insurance and risk management inspections remedial actions and reporting.
  • Remains current and up to date with new industry practices legislative changes and new technologies.
  • Maintains all state and city licenses required for performing above duties.
  • Conducts regular thorough inspections of mechanical and electrical areas reporting all serious deficiencies promptly to Director of Facilities.
  • Maintains clean attire and a clean work area. Performs emergency repairs or actions to safeguard the equipment and building. Performs other duties as assigned by management.


  • High school diploma or equivalent (some college preferred) and three years related experience
  • Must hold and maintain an CFC Univerdal Certification and NYC Certificate of Fitness for Citywide Sprinkler Systems (S-12), Citywide Standpipe (S-13), and Supervision of Fire Alarm Systems (S-95).
  • Experience in general building maintenance including lighting electrical plumbing and HVAC
  • Other skills and certifications preferred.
  • Ability to monitor respond and react to all building conditions (leaks, smoke, other emergencies) and to operate BMS systems
  • Experience and demonstrated ability using power tools equipment hydraulic lifts interior/exterior ladders computer workstations and BMS system operation
  • Strong customer service skills are essential.

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The Store at MAD - Part-time Sales Associate

The Store at MAD is presently seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, responsible and experienced individual to join its dedicated and close-knit sales team.  Be a part of this exciting and fast-paced retail environment that combines a passion for artist-made products with unparalleled excellence in the art of customer service.

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This Part-time position (a maximum of 28 hours per week) includes greeting and assisting customers in a friendly and professional manner; performing careful sales transactions on the POS system, assisting with re-stocking and maintaining a clean sales floor; and assisting the floor manager with all floor sales related initiatives. 

As part of our staff you will be the link between our customers, the museum and our curated presentation of well-made contemporary craft and design objects.

If you are a dedicated professional salesperson, who feels comfortable selling a wide range of price-points and merchandise, including glass, ceramics, jewelry, home and fashion accessories, you could be the ideal fit.

We ask that you are able to:

  • Work in an active retail location.
  • Prioritize tasks with an attention to detail while ensuring a customer-first focus.
  • Be able to service multiple customers at one time with courtesy and sincerity.
  • Cultivate relationships with repeat customers in order to serve them better.
  • Provide excellent customer service to ensure that a positive store experience inspires museum and store visitors to make a purchase to memorialize their museum visit.
  • Preserve a positive work-atmosphere by communicating with coworkers cordially and effectively.

Bring us your positive energy and your track record of superior sales skills and we’ll find you the perfect position.


Prior Retail experience is required, as well as, prior experience working with computers. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills required.


Must be able to work some weekend days and evening hours, as needed.

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The Store at MAD is an integral part of the museum, designed to enhance and complete the museum visitor’s experience.  All income earned by The Store at MAD is used to support the exhibitions and education programs of the Museum of Arts and Design.


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.

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