R&D Research Fellow

Posted On: August 12, 2020


Media Organization: The Museum of Modern Art

Company Description

Members of the MoMA community have a broad range of backgrounds, interests, and professional knowledge, but we all believe that art makes a difference in our lives and in the world. Our mission—to share great modern and contemporary art with the public—brings together people with expertise in many areas. We preserve, study, and build the Museum’s collection; take care of our visitors; design and construct exhibitions; lead art-making and educational programs; and so much more. Working at MoMA connects us to the history not just of this institution, but of New York City and beyond, and to the artists and art lovers who, for 90 years, have come here for inspiration.

Through jointly curated initiatives like Greater New York, the Elaine Dannheisser Projects Series, and the Young Architects Program; a shared website, and dozens of individually produced exhibitions and programs, The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 present a dynamic and varied offering of some of the most thought-provoking art produced today, together forming MoMA’s leading program of contemporary art. While each institution has its own mission statement, we work together on a daily basis, share curatorial perspectives and information, and have a common goal to provide the most engaging and incisive program possible.

Job Description

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a two year research fellow to assist the director of R&D in all areas of her responsibilities. MoMA Research & Development department connects MoMA's curatorial research, exhibitions, and programs with the broad and urgent themes that are of public and universal concern. Through a series of public programs––the Salons––it considers the Museum as an R&D for society as a whole.


Performs administrative and research tasks in the context of R&D functions: coordinates the interaction with curatorial departments and committees; researches and helps produces MoMA R&D Salons; maintains the MoMA R&D Salons website; researches topics, companies, individuals, and technologies of immediate and long-term relevance to MoMA R&D; keeps track of pertinent topics in publications, blogs, and social networks; serves as the liaison with other areas of the Museum, such as the curatorial departments, IT, Marketing and Communications, Development, Membership, Retail, and the offices of the COO, the Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, and the CFO.


• Master’s degree in communications, journalism, design criticism, or similarly composed curricula that marry innovation, communication, and design.
• Knowledgeable and self-assured in using contemporary media.
• Technologically up-to-date and conversant with general culture and design, especially interfaces and interaction.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and research and organizational skills.
• Highly motivated, strong attention to detail.
• Computer and mobile skills (Google Docs, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Keynote, Twitter, basic Photoshop and Indesign).
• Enthusiasm in working with a team, and ability to manage more than one project at a time and to meet deadlines.
• Two-years experience in managing projects such as conferences or symposia preferred.

To Apply

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Please include a cover letter and list salary expectations. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Application deadline is August 27, 2020. Applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States.

The Museum of Modern Art 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.