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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.


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

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

Please apply here.


The Development Assistant with provides administrative support to the development department. Key responsibilities include: 1) Receiving, logging and reporting on check payments to the museum; 2) Communicate gifts received to the UNF and MOCA development teams by 2:00 PM each work day; 3) Maintain records and spreadsheets of museum attendance for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.


  • Communicate gifts received to the UNF and MOCA development teams.
  • Communicate donation requests to the MOCA development team.
  • Fulfill donation requests as advised by the MOCA development team.
  • Receive and log check payments to the museum.
  • Maintain records and spreadsheets of museum attendance for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma and two 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.  
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) and working knowledge of QuickBooks, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in using and/or training on computerized accounting system, computer software to include the ability to create and maintain spreadsheets and databases
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism. 
  • Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
  • Experience with cash handling.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Please apply 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.

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