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Assistant Performance Coordinator, Performance and Live Programs | Exhibitions - MoMA

Assistant Performance Coordinator, Performance and Live Programs | Exhibitions - Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for two project assistant performance coordinators, Performance and Live Programs, for the period August 5, 2019 through August 7, 2020,   

to support the coordination of various activities related to the presentation of performance in MoMA’s exhibition program, which includes a new space dedicated to live and experimental programming in the heart of the Museum’s collection galleries.  Exhibitions in the inaugural year of the Marie-Josée and Henry Kravis Studio include work by David Tudor and Composers Inside Electronics, Adam Linder and Shahryar Nashat, and Okwui Okpokwasili, as well as two new series: Studio Now, featuring emerging voices, and Studio Sound, highlighting sound and music. Other performances include work by Allora & Calzadilla, Haegue Yang and Pope.L. 


Supporting the assistant director/producer and the manager, Performance and Live Programs, works in tandem with other members of the performance exhibition team, including project-specific coordinators and production assistants, curators, curatorial assistants, Visitor Engagement staff, Security staff, Exhibition Design staff, and other departments. 

Assists with the implementation of performance schedules, acting as the first point of contact for artists and performers onsite.

Coordinates with various third parties such as costume supervisors.

Organizes and maintains green room supplies.

Performs regular gallery checks as needed.

Trouble-shoots questions from performers.

Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above, including scheduling meetings, managing calendars, drafting notes, researching projects, maintaining and creating project files, general office organization, and budget tracking.


Bachelor’s degree and experience in a theater or museum setting, exhibition planning, live performance, or similar highly desirable.

Organized, articulate, and professional

Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite, and other standard office procedures and equipment

Strong attention to detail: visual and written accuracy and precision required

Excellent verbal communication skills

Must work effectively both independently and as part of a larger team in a fast-paced environment. Skilled at prioritizing and multitasking, in order to follow through with a variety of projects that require immediate attention as well as long term care.

Ability to maintain composure in a sometimes stressful environment is a must.

High level of diplomacy, judgment, and accountability

Strong knowledge of a broad range of contemporary arts, particularly performance
Candidates must be flexible with the hours and be able to work nights and weekends as the performances may require.

To apply, please visit MoMA Jobs.  Please include a cover letter and list salary expectations. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. 

Application deadline is Monday, June 3, 2019.  

The Museum of Modern Art 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.