It Manager

MoMA PS1 JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Title: Information Technology Manager
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Date: July 2016

 

MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. An exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, MoMA PS1 devotes its energy and resources to displaying the most experimental art in the world. A catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art, MoMA PS1 actively pursues emerging artists, new genres, and adventurous new work by recognized artists in an effort to support innovation in contemporary art. MoMA PS1 achieves this mission by presenting its diverse program to a broad audience in a unique and welcoming environment in which visitors can discover and explore the work of contemporary artists. Exhibitions at MoMA PS1 include artists’’ retrospectives, site-specific installations, historical surveys, arts from across the United States and the world, and a full schedule of music and performance programming.

 

Summary

Reporting to Chief Operating Officer, the IT Manager manages, coordinates, and handles all IT operations, programs, and projects for the museum, and works both independently and collaboratively to ensure that the museum’s needs are met and its technology systems run efficiently and without interruption. The IT Manager is responsible for proactively determining, developing, and implementing the museum’s IT goals, and works with the Chief Operating Officer on technology priorities, projects, and budgets for the museum.  The IT Manager works with and provides support to all departments and programs of MoMA PS1, and primary areas of responsibility are user and desktop support and management, network and systems administration, planning and operations, and project management and execution.

 

Supervision

The IT Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer, and regularly works with all levels of staff across all departments and program areas, as well as with outside vendors and contractors. The IT Manager works in close collaboration and consultation with the IT team at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function to a high professional standard. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 

  1. Five or more years of experience in providing a full range of IT support, coordination, and management, preferably in a museum or other cultural institution.
  2. Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, engineering, mathematics, information technology, or equivalent technical discipline.
  3. Demonstrated ability as an IT manager or coordinator, with experience in network management, help desk support, and budget management, and strong knowledge of emerging technologies.
  4. Excellent technical skills and demonstrated troubleshooting and repairing abilities, with strong knowledge of IT systems, applications, and hardware, and hands-on experience with computer networks, network administration, network installation, and LAN/WAN configuration.
  5. Proven ability to work with high level technical vendors, suppliers, and contractors.
  6. Exceptionally proactive, accountable, and adaptable attitude towards responsibilities, and highly professional and positive attitude in a dynamic and creative setting
  7. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently, while taking direction and communicating effectively.
  8. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work productively and collaboratively with all levels of management and staff.
  9. Superior skills in managing priorities and time, multitasking, and completing tasks in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing and conflicting deadlines.
  10. Excellent organizational and coordinating abilities, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  11. Exceptional judgment, professionalism, and discretion in handling confidential and sensitive situations and matters.
  12. Availability to work nights, weekends, and holidays, as needed, and to respond to emergency situations.

 

MoMA PS1 prioritizes employee safety and promotes safe work practices, which are the responsibility of all employees. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk; or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and depth perception.

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment_ps1@moma.org and include “IT Manager” in the subject line.  For more information about MoMA PS1, please visit www.MoMAPS1.org.

 

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at MoMA PS1.

 

MoMA PS1 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

 

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MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit contemporary art institutions in the United States; an exhibition space rather than a collecting museum, it serves as a catalyst and an advocate for new ideas, discourses, and trends in contemporary art.