Assistant Director, Interpretation and Research, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Works with the director of Interpretation and Research to lead the interpretive planning process with curators for MoMA’s collection and approximately 30 special exhibitions annually, with the goal of ensuring content is accessible to non-art-specialist audiences. Works collaboratively to develop engaging, innovative, and accessible interpretive resources and experiences (both analog and digital) including interpretive texts; audio tours for adults, kids, and visitors with visual impairments; mobile interpretive content and strategy; games and play-based learning resources; participatory learning spaces in the galleries; content for MoMA website; and other digital learning platforms and initiatives. Oversees the Emily Fisher Landau Education fellow and visitor research initiatives and qualitative evaluation of educational programs and interpretive resources. Works with Digital Media to make interpretive resources available on MoMA.org, MoMA Audio+, MoMA App, MoMA Learning, and other digital platforms. Works with Digital Media, Marketing, and Graphic Design to promote interpretive resources with printed matter, signage, and online content. Reports to Director, Interpretation and Research.

Requirements: Master’s degree in art history, museum studies, museum education, or related field. Minimum of eight years experience working in a museum setting. In-depth knowledge of modern and contemporary art. Strong writing skills and the ability to write for different audiences and platforms. Demonstrated knowledge of current museum education, interpretation, and visitor research, and evaluation practices and theory. Familiarity with media production. Experience with mobile and Web technologies and game development will distinguish applications. Supervisory experience preferred. The assistant director must have demonstrated experience and willingness to innovate and experiment with new modes of visitor engagement with modern and contemporary art—both in the Museum and on an increasing number of digital platforms.

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About Sara Bodinson

Sara Bodinson is Director, Interpretation, Research & Digital Learning at The Museum of Modern Art. She joined MoMA in 2000, coordinating internships for college and graduate students as well as well as programs and web initiatives for teens (Red Studio). In 2009, she was named Director, Interpretation & Research, overseeing the Museum's interpretive planning process and the development of resources including interpretive texts, audio tours, apps, games, MoMA Learning, as well as qualitative visitor research and evaluation. In 2015, her responsibilities expanded to oversee MoMA’s digital learning initiatives, including massive open online courses (Modern Art & Ideas, Seeing Through Photographs, In the Studio, Fashion as Design), podcasts (A Piece of Work), Wikipedia edit-a-thons (including Art + Feminism, WikiArte) and more. Bodinson holds a BA in art history and film studies from Smith College and an MA in art history from Hunter College, where she wrote her thesis about the Arab Image Foundation. She is also a member of the executive committee of the Professional Organization of Women in the Arts, the Editorial Team of Post: Notes on Modern and Contemporary Art Around the Globe, and the Museum Visiting Committee at the Smith College Museum of Art.