Assistant Curator Jaime DeSimone Interviews Artist Joelle Dietrick
Image courtesy of Thomas Hager.

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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Director of Development

The director of development creates and executes a comprehensive giving program: prospecting for and cultivating major gifts, identifying and writing successful proposals and grant applications, overseeing the membership program, managing donor relationships, and establishing endowment campaigns as directed. The successful candidate will expand giving, bring excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation), and possess a keen ability to multi-task within a creative and collaborative work environment, and with key partners at the University. The position reports to the Museum's Executive Director and the Vice President of University Development and Alumni Engagement at the University of North Florida.


  • Leads all aspects of individual giving, from identifying, cultivating, and maintaining major donors to moving  them appropriately towards solicitation and closure.
  • Researches and connects with foundations, corporations, and government sources to expand base of support within and beyond region.
  • Initiates and implements fundraising efforts for special projects.
  • Writes solicitation proposals.
  • Prepares annual budget, revenue, and expenses, for department.
  • Works effectively with community stakeholders and cultivates relationships and support for the arts through  educational opportunities.
  • Prepares and presents reports to Development Committee.
  • Works with the MOCA staff to oversee special event fundraising opportunities, exploring new possibilities for event enhancement.
  • Ensures that all Development Department efforts are in compliance with the Museum's mission, policy, and procedures, and uphold AAM guidelines.
  • 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.


    • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and three years of experience directly related to the job functions.

    preferred QUALIFICATIONS

    • Related experience may include a combination of fundraising experience, volunteer board management, external sales, external/community affairs, business development, marketing, or experience that involves reaching out to external constituencies to engage more closely with the organization or company that you represent.
    • Strong ability to think and plan strategically combined with tactical implementation skills and budgeting acumen.
    • Ability to develop and mentor a close team while collaborating effectively with senior management to achieve broader institutional goals.
    • Appreciation for arts and culture; fundraising experience for a contemporary arts organization preferred.
    • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or comparable fundraising software.
    • Flexibility and willingness to work evenings/weekends and to travel as needed.
    • Entrepreneurial personality with an ability to work successfully in dynamic work environment.
    • Experience and comfort working with donors, trustees, high net-worth individuals, and diverse constituencies.A track record of successfully closing major gifts and meeting contributed income goals in a competitive fundraising environment. 

    Please apply 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.  

      Please apply here

      Guest relations


      • Actively work to ensure the highest level of Museum visitor experience in the Museum Shop and at the admissions/information desk.
      • Be fully competent in selling all Museum products (retail, admissions, and memberships). 
      • Provide excellent customer service to all Museum visitors and greet and engage visitors in conversation for the purposes of sharing information about museum shop merchandise and museum services, programs, collections and exhibits.
      • Operate a computerized point of sale cash register and inventory management system: including the accurate entering of sales information, receiving payment for merchandise, processing credit card transactions, making correct change, processing refunds, exchanges and voids, and selling gift certificates.
      • Reconcile daily sales/admissions and prepare deposits and end of day reports for management.
      • Actively engage customers in conversation and actively assist in the understanding, demonstration, description and selection of merchandise.
      • Answer all incoming calls with a professional greeting and transfer calls to the proper museum department if necessary.
      • Actively execute the daily operation and day to day goals and priorities assigned by MOCA management.
      • Track Museum attendance.
      • Assist with annual physical inventory: including but not limited to mock or pre-inventory planning.
      • Assist with special projects as needed. Provide other departmental assistance as needed. Attend occasional departmental meetings after-hours, and participate in training opportunities.
      • Must support and display a dedication to MOCA Jacksonville and its mission.
      • Communicate daily shift information: issues, concerns, tasks.
      • Work to ensure teamwork, superior customer service, exceptional communication, and professionalism are displayed at all times.

      Required Qualifications

      • High school diploma
      • Minimum of six months of retail and/or customer service environment with a working knowledge of cashiering and receipt processing.
      • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Excel.

      Please apply 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.

      Please apply here