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A creative and fulfilling place to work

There are many opportunities to get involved with MOCA Jacksonville, whether it’s working at the Museum, participating in our internship program, or volunteering in a variety of areas.

MOCA lists all available positions on this website, but applications must be made through the University of North Florida job portal. Please check back for employment opportunities in the future.

Job opportunities will remain posted until positions are filled. Candidates may be contacted for interviews, however, due to the high level of interest in positions, MOCA Jacksonville does not respond to all applicants. Calls and emails are not accepted regarding the status of employment applications.

MOCA Jacksonville is a registered 501©(3) nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity employer. UNF is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.

Directions

  • Read the position description.
  • Click on the link that follows the description. (Quicklink should take you directly to the listing)

From the main Job Portal Search (https://www.unfjobs.org/

  • Click on Search Postings.
  • Under Department, choose MOCA.
  • Click on Search.
  • Click on the position you are seeking.



curator

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and maintain curatorial department, exhibition and collection related budgets.
  • Coordinate exhibition schedule with Management staff, subject to the approval of the Director, and in conjunction with the approval in input of the Board of Trustee’s Collections and Exhibitions Committee.
  • Supervise the Registrar in the management of shipping and receiving of all art objects, including incoming loans, traveling exhibitions, and loans to other museums.
  • Supervise installations, deinstallations, and reinstallations of all exhibition space and supervises personnel involved in those activities.
  • Review gift proposals from artists and potential donors, present recommendations to the Director and the Collections and Exhibitions committee.
  • Train staff as required to impart art handling skills, professional museum related skills, and safety procedures.
  • Schedule will include working nights and weekends due to events.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and four years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and six years of experience directly related to the job functions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Masters degree in art history with specialization in 20th and 21st century art; PhD preferred. 
  • Experience curating exhibitions, collections management, demonstrating aptitude as well as administrative and managerial skills Portfolio of scholarship in the field of modern and contemporary art, particularly public programming and publications.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in administrative and managerial skills. Proven leadership experience in developing and executing strategic goals, and leading and managing staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of professional procedures of handing works of art.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work with Development on grant and sponsorship proposals. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and experience with relational databases and collections management software.

To apply follow the quicklink here: http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/6405


dining room manager

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Schedules personnel and supervises dining room staff to help assure proper service.
  • Plans dining room setup based upon anticipated guest counts and client needs.
  • Takes reservations, greets and seats guests, checks table reservation schedules and maintains reservations log.
  • Inspects dining room employees to ensure that they are in proper and clean uniforms at all times.
  • Receives and resolves complaints concerning food, beverages and service.
  • Serves as liaison between the dining room and kitchen staff.
  • Assures the correct appearance, cleanliness and safety of dining room areas, equipment and fixtures.
  • Checks the maintenance of all equipment in the dining room and reports deficiencies and maintenance concerns. 
  • Responsible for maintaining front of house supplies and replenishing inventory.
  • Provides feedback on food and beverage sales trends to help inform effective menu planning.
  • Assists Executive Chef in the development of seasonal cocktail and special event menus.
  • Review financial transactions and monitor budget to ensure efficient operation and that expenditures stay within budget limitations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and two years of experience directly related to the job functions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Level 1 Sommelier Certification
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including oral and written communications.
  • Budget management and oversight experience.
  • Scheduling, payroll and point of sale experience.
  • Experience with tips and wages of wait staff.
  • Experience in handling Food Service Inspections and ability to maintain State of Florida Food Service standards.
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain composure & professional attitude during day-to-day operations.
  • Ability to properly use all office equipment including POS and work with Excel, Word, and other formats as needed.
  • Excellent organizational and follow-up skills with consistent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to communicate well and manage people.

To apply follow the quicklink here: http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/8300


moca ambassador


MOCA Ambassadors act as first point of contact for visitors to the museum at the guest relations desk and continued engagement throughout the facility. The MOCA Ambassadors play a key role in animating the museum’s mission which is to “promote the discovery, knowledge, and advancement of the art, artists, and ideas of our time”. MOCA Ambassadors act as docents and lead meaningful conversation in gallery discussions and push visitors to experience art from a range of perspectives. The Ambassadors are responsible for facilitating guided tours of the museum, supervising galleries, and engaging guests with additional information about current exhibitions and museum collections. MOCA Ambassadors at the guest relations desk are responsible for welcoming guests, handling admission and membership sales transactions, special event staffing, and managing general customer service needs. The program is open to all graduate and undergraduate students from any academic department but it is necessary that candidates have a passion for museums, art history, and contemporary art.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide excellent customer service, greeting customers and orienting them to the museum.
  • Provide solutions to visitors and inquiries at the front desk in person, via phone and email.
  • Engage visitors with additional information regarding exhibitions and museum programs.
  • Assist with selling museum memberships to returning visitors.
  • Assist in conducting surveys and post program feedback.
  • Serve to facilitate museum wide but primarily in gallery learning experiences about the art, artists and ideas of our time
  • Attendance at initial and ongoing Ambassador training sessions is required.
  • Supervise galleries to insure proper visitor guidelines are followed.
  • Engage guests with additional information regarding exhibitions and exhibiting artists.
  • Follow museum visitor check in policies and procedures
  • Provide general museum information regarding upcoming exhibitions and events
  • Keep an accurate register, manage daily admissions and the QuickBooks POS software.
  • Maintain records and spreadsheets of museum attendance for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Maintain stocks of informational brochures for guests and rotate or replenish as needed
  • Assist with selling Museum Memberships to returning visitors

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Currently enrolled UNF Student from any academic department.
  • English proficiency
  • Exceptional customer service skills 
  • Excellent communication skills and familiarity with public speaking
  • Passion for museums, art history, and contemporary art
  • Excited about facilitating dynamic interactions and conversations with the public, including UNF communities as well as children, youth, and adults
  • Strong desire to work collaboratively with MOCA staff and fellow Ambassadors
  • Highly reliable, dedicated, responsive to email communication, and punctual
  • Ability to multi-task and be comfortable working in high traffic areas
  • Able to commit to at least one year of docent work, choosing either 10 or 20 hour a week work schedule.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends.  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) and working knowledge of QuickBooks, Access and PowerPoint.

To apply follow the quicklink here: http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/6150


Art Installer, Seasonal 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of curatorial staff, responsible for assisting in the installation of exhibitions presented in the museum, ensuring that the vision of the artist and curator is fulfilled. 
Tasks include:

  • Installation and de-installation of exhibitions 
  • Preparation of artwork for exhibition and/or shipment/storage 
  • Installation of technology such as media players and monitors 
  • Safe and efficient crating, packing and transportation of artwork 
  • Efficiently and neatly painting gallery walls 
  • Maintenance of workspaces, tools and environment 
  • Working in a team environment with curatorial department  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Knowledge of contemporary art.
    • Experience in the hands-on installation and de-installation of complex exhibitions.
    • Familiarity with presentation technology such as media players and digital programming display.
    • Proficiency in interior painting, drywall installation, taping, carpentry, etc.
    • Able to work as part of a team with have excellent communication skills.
    • On occasion be willing to work late evening and weekend hours.
    • Demonstrated practical experience in construction, fabrication and painting of exhibition assets, and appropriate work methods for utilizing necessary power tools.
    • Ability to work in physically demanding situations, including heavy lifting and working at heights, and flexibility to work out of hours where required.  

    To apply follow the quicklink here: https://www.unfjobs.org/postings/6105


    Part-time Security Guard

    Responsiblities

    • Ensure the safety of employees and visitors and the protection of MOCA Jacksonville property and artwork.
    • Secure various posts on a rotational basis including galleries, access ramps, elevators, and other areas as assigned. 
    • Inspect bags of visitors entering the Museum and staff leaving the Museum when necessary. 
    • Inform visitors and staff of Museum policies and enforce them appropriately. 
    • Monitor and maintain the flow of visitors in all galleries. 
    • Report to chief of security and assist with documenting any incidents related to visitors, staff, or artwork. 
    • Identify safety hazards, suspicious behavior, and potential problems and report to the chief of security and deputy director. 
    • Assist with emergency evacuations. 
    • Provide security at special events. 
    • Perform fireguard duties as qualified. 
    • Read departmental memos and remain aware of all policy revisions. 
    • Conduct periodic security tours of the Museum store. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned. 
    • Ensure the safety of artwork by patrolling galleries and reminding visitors not to touch works of art.
    • Perform opening and closing procedures, including locking all doors, checking all floors to ensure that no one is in the building, and arming/disarming the alarm.
    • Monitor the behavior of visitors at events and during Museum hours in an effort to provide a safe environment for staff and the public. 
    • Report all incidents to supervisor immediately and keep a record of all incidents.
    • Handle some receptionist duties prior to the opening of the Museum, including monitoring front door, assisting guests, answering telephone, and monitoring deliveries.  

    Required qualifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent.
    • One to two years of security-related experience, preferably in a customer service-oriented environment.
    • Class D security license.
    • Ability to stand for multiple hours.
    • Good communication skills and ability to interact professionally and respectfully with staff and visitors to enforce Museum policies.
    • Good computer skills.
    • Ability to remain alert at all times.
    • Professional, attentive, and reliable.
    • Must be available to work weekends.
    • Punctuality is essential.

    To apply follow the quicklink here: http://www.unfjobs.org/postings/3855



    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

    Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Heather Sloan at (904) 620-3226 or at heather.sloan@unf.edu.