Employment

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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.




director of development 

The Director of Development for the Museum Of Contemporary Art is responsible for all development activities. 

Essential Functions:

  • 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 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.

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MOCA ambassador

This position is open to any currently enrolled UNF student from any academic department.

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 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 supervising the 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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.
  • Be responsive to email communications.

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MOCA Events & Catering Assistant

This position ensures proper setup of event as well as smooth and professional food and beverage service during events and catering with an emphasis on high standards in appearance, hospitality and customer satisfaction. The MOCA Events and Catering Assistant is responsible for physical setup and assists in oversight of event, staff, service, guest needs, and may cover for MOCA Events and Catering Coordinator if needed.

Essential Functions:

  • To set up event rooms according to the MOCA Events and Catering Coordinator and clients’ specifications
  • Under the supervision of the MOCA Events and Catering Coordinator, responsible for periodically checking event operation to ensure event is running smoothly
  • Move or remove necessary AV equipment if AV Coordinator is unavailable;
  • Responsible for replenishing supplies and event materials, acting as Bar Back, and providing cleanup throughout the event
  • May be requested to assist in direct marketing efforts with nearby businesses to promote MOCA Events and Catering business, this may involve delivering marketing materials and verbal promotion of event program
  • Immediately report all safety, deficiency, and maintenance concerns.
  • Inspect equipment for damage, checking equipment against inventory list before and after event.

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Museum Guest Relations Associate

The Guest Relations Associate acts as first point of contact for visitors to the museum at the guest relations desk. The Guest Relations Associate is stationed 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. 

Essential Functions:

  • 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. 
  • 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 REVEL 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.

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museum educator

MOCA seeks a dynamic, creative, and engaging Museum Educator to implement and support educational initiatives to serve the museum’s mission of the discovery, knowledge, and advancement of the art, artists, and ideas of our time. Reporting to the Director of Education, this position is responsible for supporting Education and Public Programs as part of the Education Department. The Museum Educator interprets the Museum’s collection and featured exhibitions through a variety of means geared to the needs and interests of diverse audiences including gallery and studio programs, free days and evenings, community and public programs, and other special events, resulting in increased participation among targeted populations.

Essential Functions:

  • School Tours: Facilitate school tour programs based on Museum Exhibitions and Florida State Standards. Assist with material prep, set up and classroom maintenance and actively participate as a tour leader for both student and adult tours
  • Art Camp: Provide instructions in art making activities for ages 4-14. Art Camp runs during the summer, winter, spring, and during Teacher In-Service days
  • Participate in Voice of the People and Autism Creates programs as a supporting Museum Educator as needed and reports to the Program Lead for each program
  • Utilizes the Museum’s collection and its Featured Exhibitions as a learning resource for both educational tour and camp programs
  • Represents MOCA at internal and external community events and programs, including film screenings, concerts, lectures, drop-in art classes, and others.
  • Outreach: Participate in community outreach opportunities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: set up, art making facilitation for families, promoting museum exhibitions, programs and membership, supervision of volunteers, and attendance reporting. Must be available nights and weekends. Position requires travel (generally local).
  • Assists in the design, development and implementation of departmental processes and/or programs
  • Participate in Education Department meetings and contribute to the overall mission of the department’s strategy through collaborative efforts to maintain and improve all education programs
  • Effectively assesses and evaluates education programs on an ongoing basis with the goal of continual opportunity for improvement.
  • Responsible for arranging artist and special guest travel relating to public programs.
  • Administrative Paperwork: contracts, purchase orders, order supplies etc.
  • Prepares written material and packaging of other educational materials for programs.
  • In collaboration with Director of Education Asst. Director of Educational Services (aka Weaver Educator), manage training program for Museum Educators and volunteers to provide high quality engagement activities that effectively communicate educational content and engages students/adults in the museum experience.

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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 work spaces, tools and environment 
  • Working in a team environment with curatorial department 
  • On occasion need to work late evening and weekend hours

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FWS MOCA Design & Communications Assistant

Must be a current UNF student who is eligible for and accepts Federal Work Study (FWS) funding. 

Under the direction of the Director of Communications, the participant may work with either an emphasis in communications or an emphasis in graphic design based on applicant’s area of study, experience, and skill set. This includes creating blogs, writing press releases and building digital media calendars that support MOCA’s communications strategies; and/or providing design services through the development and production of print and digital collateral, assisting with Graphic Design in supporting all departments across the museum. 

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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.