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Publicity Coordinator
Publicity Coordinator
The Museum of Modern Art
Post Date: 18 Feb 2023


The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Publicity Coordinator in the Communications and Public Affairs Department. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Public Affairs, the incumbent coordinates and helps implement administrative and departmental workflows for Museum publicity and public affairs strategies, budget, mailings and press site, film and photo shoots, events, and special projects.

Additional Responsibilities Include

  • Monitors [email protected], the Museum’s e-mail inbox for all press and public inquiries. Routes interview and fact-checking requests to the appropriate staff and handles general, image, and collection requests.
  • Supports the director and assistant director in protecting confidential information and coordinating press requests related to labor relations, trustees and donors, and corporate sponsors.
  • Maintains the Museum’s press site, including uploading and managing images, texts, audio, and video content.
  • Manages the department’s press mailings and recipient press lists, including building mailings in the Museum’s digital software platform and maintaining and updating all lists.
  • Projects, tracks, and maintains the department’s annual budget, in coordination with the department director and senior staff, as well as with relevant internal departments, and manages to budget process deadlines.
  • Provides administrative support to the department, negotiating and processing media and agency contracts and invoices, tracking and filing vendor contracts, and managing media subscriptions.
  • Coordinates the Museum’s process for filming and photography shoots, including vetting film crews and making recommendations to the public relations manager, director, and general counsel’s (GC) office on which crews to allow to shoot at MoMA, handling location agreements with GC, and coordinating scheduling, logistics, and escort plans for approved shoots.
  • Monitors, compiles, and publishes media reports for staff and Board of Trustees; serves as liaison and manages quality control with external media monitoring vendor; shares reporting trends and cultivation leads with department staff.
  • Manages the production and distribution of annual press passes.
  • Assists with and represents the department at Museum special events.
  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.


  • Bachelor’s degree, concentration in communications, journalism, public affairs, or art history preferred, and one to three years experience in an office environment, preferably arts/culture or nonprofit.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent spoken and written communications skills and attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of public relations practices.
  • Familiarity with online, print, and broadcast media and film and photography shoots.
  • Experience with database and file management, Power Point, Microsoft Word, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe, and basic HTML.
  • Some work on early mornings, evenings, and weekends required.
  • Fully vaccinated with a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and/or the World Health Organization authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis).

Salary range: Minimum of $55,000 to a maximum of $62,000 per annumApplication instructions: To apply, please visit MoMA Jobs. Applicants should submit a resume and a statement of interest.Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).


New York, USA

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