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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.


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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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:

assistant director of community and public programs

The Assistant Director of Community and Public Programs, under the direction of a Director or above, collaborates across departments to create, coordinate, and deliver high-quality programs to broad and diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The Assistant Director of Community and Public Programs works with education and curatorial staff, faculty, artists, performers, community members, and other participants to design seasonal program rosters. These will be engaging, innovative, thought-provoking experiences that build relationships with community organizations, both inside and outside of the campus community. He/she will develop and implement evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of programs relative to strategic goals. Recommends policies and procedures to ensure effective coordination of departmental programs.


  • Coordinating and designing programs for all ages, staffing programs, building relationships with other arts organizations, artists and performers, developing awareness efforts
  • Collaborate internally and externally to create, coordinate, and deliver high-quality programs to broad and diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Identifies, initiates, and deepens relationships with various community stakeholders
  • Responsible for all aspects of planning, implementation, and evaluation for on-site and off-site programming.
  • Responsible for designing and delivering programs that are mission driven, fiscally sound, and audience responsive.
  • With education and curatorial staff supervise the training and evaluation for MOCA’s tour program including museum educators, docent programs, and volunteers.
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications and Marketing to promote the Museum’s programs for all constituencies both internally and externally.
  • Work with the Director of Communications and Marketing to develop marketing materials and strategies that support content delivery and awareness of museum programs.
  • Prepares, monitors, manages, and evaluates the project budgets. 
  • Accountable for sound fiscal budget management in line with annual budget expectations.
  • Supervise the Outreach Coordinator including the management of all aspects of the museum’s intern and volunteer program, marketing, interviews, selection, and assignment to museum departments.
  • Supervises and provides academic reports to interns’ institutions, as appropriat
  • During a declared emergency, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off-site location or place of residence.


  • A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and two years of experience directly related to the job functions (M.Ed/MFA/BA/BS/BFA in Art Education, Museum Studies, Art Administration, Education, Art History, or Studio Art)
  • Demonstrated success in producing public events, museum programs, public programming or other directly relevant programming.
  • Knowledge of contemporary practices and trends in engaging the public through creative and innovative practice.Proven experience in cultivating relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with regional, national, and international communities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interface effectively and diplomatically with internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, and community leaders.
  • Ability to multitask is essential as are excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Record of strong management and analytic skills, both strategic and operational
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Proficient Language: Public Speaking / Writing / Communication 
  • Proficient Math: Constructing and Evaluating Budgets 
  • Proficient Reasoning Ability: Organize, Prioritize, Assess, Evaluate 
  • Proficient Knowledge of Computer Programs and general technology Research / Content Development

To apply follow the quicklink here:

Executive Assistant

This is work performing complex administrative duties. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the administrative assistant is responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Act as an assistant to the Executive Director in the planning, organization, and implementation of long term, general and day-to-day operations, administration and facilities management of the Museum; to assist the Museum in achieving the objectives and goals through the provision of support services to the Executive Director and management staff.


  • Assist the Executive Director in the delivery of the Museum’s programs and services and adhering to the policies, goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Assist the Executive Director and senior leadership with day-to-day organization of office, internal and external communication of all kinds, prioritizing work, calendar and scheduling arrangements.
  • Working with senior staff, books travel arrangements and itineraries; arranges logistics for meetings on and off-site; schedules and reschedules meetings for Executive Director.
  • Maintain calendar and processes expense reports.
  • Organize and coordinate office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • File management for the Executive Director and Development functions.
  • Assists with the preparation and presentation of grant applications and reports; statistical data collection, correlation and presentation of board materials; preparation of proposals and meeting materials.
  • Maintain flowchart, event forms, and RSVP responses for events.
  • Supervise mail services and mail distribution. Assist with mailings from all departments as needed.
  • Trustee/Museum Governance: Maintain accurate records of Museum governance materials: By-Laws, Trustee terms, Trustee data, minutes, agendas, etc.
  • Disseminate notices of meetings (full Board and committees) and track RSVPs.
  • Arrange for catering services for meetings.
  • Primary liaison for senior leadership to the Board of Trustees and Committees.
  • Record the minutes of all Board and Committee meetings.
  • Ensures the organization works in an active partnership with Trustees, Volunteers and Donors.


  • High school diploma and seven years of experience directly related to the job functions.
  • Directly related college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

To apply follow the quicklink here:


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.


  • 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


  • 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:

Art Installer, Seasonal 


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  


    • 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:

    Part-time Security Guard


    • 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:


    Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at 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