About MoMA PS1
PS1 was born out of New York’s alternative space movement in the 1970s, transforming an abandoned nineteenth century schoolhouse in Long Island City, Queens, into a space for artists and their collaborators to generate ideas and present work.
Located in what was once an industrial enclave, the institution has now become a creative landmark in the fastest growing residential neighborhood in the country. Continuously responsive to the potential for collective impact, in 1976 PS1 was registered as an independent non-profit in a city-owned building. In 1982 it became the first Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) that focused on contemporary art as part of NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Then in 2000, PS1 also established an affiliation with the Museum of Modern Art, and in 2010 it became known as MoMA PS1.
In 2021–22 PS1 has a budget of approximately $8M and is a team of about 50 led by an independent Board of Directors. Embracing that we operate by, for and with artists, we are focusing on collective action to reach our local and global community in our programming. Working with an evolving constellation of practitioners, neighbors and partners, we are committed to the critical work of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. It is through these lenses that we examine and build our programs, relationships and organizational culture.
PS1 champions how art and artists are at the intersection of the social, cultural, and political issues of their time, and we center equity in how we work and what we do.
PS1 seeks a full time Production Coordinator to support the audio, visual and streaming production needs of museum wide programming; including but not limited to performances, public events and rentals. The Production Coordinator works closely with Project Managers and staff from the Exhibitions, Performance & Commissions, Community Allyship, Learning, and Digital teams. Through collaboration with Curatorial, Operations, and External Affairs the Production Coordinator will help plan and implement the technical component of live events at PS1.
The Production Coordinator will report to the Director of Programs. The Production Coordinator is responsible for on-site supervision of Production Assistants and outside Contractors (i.e.: audio, lighting, video) for assigned events.
· Support in planning, organizing and executing audio, visual and digital production of PS1 programs and other museum-wide events, performances, and rentals
· Manage physical elements of PS1’s new video production and online streaming project, Intercom, while collaborating with the Digital team on all live streaming production.
· Track and source A/V and other equipment for events, and coordinate technical aspects of the event from technical rehearsals through production.
· Advance all technical elements for assigned programming with relevant internal stakeholders.
· Provides on-site coordination for live events, including supervision of Production Assistants, A/V, and other contracted labor, ensuring a smooth and seamless event, with a focus on technical production and stage management.
· Attend production and planning meetings, and site visits as necessary, with relevant museum wide teams, and with artists and event participants.
· Tracks inventory of equipment and keeps the Director of Programs informed of the condition of the equipment, and the need for repairs or replacements.
· Assists with tracking, processing, and coding of live and public programming related invoices and expenses.
· Sustains good working relationships with vendors and contractors
· A minimum of 3 years of experience in technical production for live performance and events.
· Superior knowledge of a wide range of audio-visual and digital equipment, with hands-on experience in programming, running, and troubleshooting technical equipment and programs typically used in live performance, event production, video production, and live streaming.
· Experience working in cultural institutions focused on performance and live programming.
· Demonstrated strength in managing time, completing tasks, and being proactive, accountable, and adaptable in a dynamic and creative setting.
· Experience with personnel management, and ability to work productively and collaboratively across teams, with all levels of management and staff.
· Excellent organizational skills: detail-oriented is a must.
· Strong intrapersonal skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Engages with professionalism when interacting with artists in all situations.
· Availability to work weekends and overtime hours.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Docs, and other standard office procedures and equipment.
· Experience with technical production in museums, galleries, alternative spaces, and outdoor locations is a plus.
· Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
About MoMA PS1
PS1 was born out of New York’s alternative space movement in the 1970s, transforming an abandoned nineteenth century schoolhouse in Long Island City, Queens, into a space for artists and their collaborators to generate ideas…
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
Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com and include “Production Coordinator” in the subject line. For more information about PS1, please visit…