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Associate Manager for Friends Group of Modern and Contemporary Art - Modern and Contemporary

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About the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.


GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

The Associate Manager for Friends Group, Modern and Contemporary Art, is responsible for all administrative functions associated with the Friends of Modern & Contemporary Art (the Modern Circle, a group of approximately 70 paying members), including, but not limited to, membership and event programming. The Associate Manager for Friends Group, Modern and Contemporary Art, also manages the Modern and Contemporary Visiting Committee (an advisory board to the Department), organizing bi-annual meetings, onboarding new members, and communicating departmental news. Working closely with the Chair, the Associate Manager for Friends Group, Modern and Contemporary Art, will also assist with Modern & Contemporary fundraising and donor cultivation and serve as liaison with the Development Office, and with Director’s Office as appropriate.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Assist Chair in fundraising activities by managing correspondence with current and prospective donors, setting up meetings and following-up;
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all Friends, Visiting Committee members, and departmental donors;
  • Organize and manage the Modern Circle schedule of events, including up to six events each season and an annual dinner; assist Special Events in planning and executing departmental exhibition openings;
  • Collect Friends membership fees, draft renewal and acknowledgement letters; identify and onboard new members;
  • Serve as a liaison between the curatorial team and development officers, relaying information regarding donors in a timely fashion.
  • Working with Development, and also Director’s Office (when appropriate), coordinate fundraising goals for exhibitions, acquisitions, and capital projects
  • Draft Chair’s remarks and presentations for all public speaking commitments, including exhibition openings, Friends’ events, etc.
  • Coordinate, and occasionally conduct, VIP tours with Visitor Services and curators;
  • Review monthly budget of the Friends cost centers;
  • Maintain member lists with updated contact information and data entry into the TMS constituent module;
  • Other related duties. 


REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

Fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, sincerely held religious belief, or pregnancy, or because you are a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses).


Experience and Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and absolute discretion are required in working with high level donors and supporters of Modern & Contemporary;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Demonstrable ability to create and maintain precise and well-researched records;
  • Superior organizational skills; ability to work on a team and coordinate projects across departments;
  • Excellent time management and ability to maintain composure in a busy environment required;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required;
  • Excellent interpersonal as well as written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Attention to detail with follow through;
  • Computer literacy, including Word, Excel, etc.;
  • Previous experience working in Special Events or with Donor Groups.


Knowledge and Education:

  • BA degree required, MA in Art History preferred
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a museum or similar environment
  • Experience in event planning preferred
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in one other non-English language preferred


The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

About the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.

The Met…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
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    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
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    Intermediate

Location

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Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

How to Apply

Please apply through The Met's Career Site.

Please apply through The Met's Career Site.

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