• Museum educator

  • Exhibition COOK

  • Development Manager

Museum Educator

Summary

Commitment: Part-time, 2 days/week (Wednesday-Thursday, 9:30am-5:30pm), plus biweekly meetings and occasional weekend work. School group programming will be available 2 days/week (Wednesday-Thursday, 10am-5pm). Family programming will be available occasionally 1 day/month (Saturday, 10:00-11:30am).

The Museum Educator will not be required to work the following weeks: November 21-27, December 19-25, and December 26-January 1

Start date: As soon as possible, and no later than January 11, 2017

Compensation: $17.50/hour teaching; $15/hour training and meetings

MOFAD is seeking a part-time Museum Educator to facilitate education programming for its current exhibition, Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant. In the first six months of MOFAD’s education programming, the museum reached over 1,200 students and families through guided group visits, lessons, and workshops. MOFAD aims to expand its education programming in the 2016-2017 year.

The Museum Educator will facilitate a variety of programs for K-12 groups and families, including guided visits, inquiry-based lessons, and hands-on activities. The Museum Educator will be responsible for managing all aspects of MOFAD’s education programs, including teaching provided lesson plans for school groups and facilitating family programs. The Museum Educator will report directly to the Program Manager. The Museum Educator may also work with the program team to develop new school group and family programs. This is an unprecedented opportunity to be part of the founding of New York City’s next great cultural institution.

Responsibilities

  • Lead tours, lessons, and hands-on activities about Chinese American history and cuisine in the museum’s gallery for children grades K-12
  • Review and revise provided lesson plans as needed to ensure the effective delivery of content
  • Prepare and maintain inventory of materials for school group programs and lessons
  • Coordinate with the Visitor Services Associates to confirm scheduling of school groups
  • Manage check-in process, including logging group attendance via computer, as well as distributing evaluation and photo release forms
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with Program Manager and Program Director to ensure all programs are delivered in a timely fashion and meet expectations
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork, including records of program delivery, photo release forms, program evaluations, and time sheets

Qualifications

  • Commitment to MOFAD’s educational mission, approach, and values
  • At least 2 years’ experience working as an educator in a museum, classroom setting, or youth program with school aged children, 5-18 years old
  • Degree in museum education, early childhood education, or a related field OR equivalent experience
  • Experience implementing multidisciplinary curricula in a variety of settings
  • Understanding of child development and developmentally appropriate learning activities
  • Understanding of how to teach with museum objects, artifacts, and primary sources
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Flexible schedule, including availability to work occasional Saturdays
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the position, including extended standing or walking and lifting small furniture items, such as chairs and folding tables
  • Fluency in English/Cantonese/Mandarin preferred but not required
  • Experience working with students with special needs or English Language Learners (ELLs) preferred but not required

How to apply

Think you€™’re ready to help us build a New York institution for the ages? To apply, follow these instructions:

  • Email us at jobs AT mofad.org, with “Museum Educator - [Your Name]” in the subject line of the email.
  • Attach the following as one file:
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Two professional references

Exhibition Cook

SUMMARY

Commitment: Part-time, 2 days/week (Saturday and Sunday 11am-7pm)

The Exhibition Cook will not be required to work the following days: Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1

Compensation: $15/hour

Start date: As soon as possible

MOFAD is seeking an Exhibition Cook (EC) to prepare tastings and for its current exhibition, Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant. Working in collaboration with prominent Chinese American chefs, MOFAD is offering rotating tastings that highlight the culinary techniques used in Chinese American restaurants. As part of the price of admission, each museum visitor will receive a freshly prepared tasting based on a chef-designed recipe. These tastings will rotate regularly, highlighting a different recipe and chef each month. The current chef lineup is as follows:

  • November: Chef Doron Wong - Northern Tiger
  • December: Chef Jonathan Wu - Fung Tu
  • January: Chef Jeremiah Stone - Contra/Wildair
  • February: Chef Irene Li - Mei Mei
  • March: Chef Chris Cheung - East Wind Snack Shop
  • April: Chef Lee Anne Wong - Koko Head Cafe

The tasting will be served from an open demo kitchen within the exhibition gallery, and available during museum operating hours (Friday-Sunday 12-6pm). The EC will be responsible for managing all aspects of service for these tastings, including prep, cooking, plating, and cleanup. The EC will also be responsible for communicating the tasting’s educational content to visitors while cooking and serving. This is an unprecedented opportunity to be part of the founding of New York City’s next great cultural institution.

Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day operations of exhibition tasting station. This includes:
    • Prepare tasting ingredients for service (e.g. chop vegetables, butcher meat, prepare sauces)
    • Set up and stock tasting station with all necessary supplies
    • Use a wok to cook tastings as needed
    • Ensure that consistently high-quality tastings come out in a timely fashion
    • Clean up station and appropriately store leftover food according to best practices and NYC health code
  • Create a fun and educational tasting experience for all visitors. This includes:
  • Communicate how the tasting relates to the exhibition’s educational themes and content
  • Explain the culinary techniques used to prepare the tasting
  • Ask visitors questions about their experience in exhibition, and engage in discussion with visitors at the tasting station
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Report to and follow Operations Manager’s instructions

Qualifications

  • Commitment to MOFAD’s educational mission, approach, and values
  • Availability on Saturdays and Sundays 11 AM to 7 PM is required
  • Professional cooking experience or culinary training
  • Understanding of Chinese cooking methods (especially wok cooking), ingredients, equipment, and procedures
  • Accuracy, speed, and cleanliness in executing assigned recipes and tasks
  • Familiar with best practices in food safety
  • Current food protection certificate from New York City Department of Health
  • High standards for quality and attention to detail
  • Friendly disposition and comfort communicating with visitors of all ages from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to manage visitors under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the position, including standing for at least six hours at a time and lifting up to 40 pounds
  • At least one year customer service experience (FOH, retail, or otherwise) preferred but not required
  • At least one year professional experience in a Chinese kitchen preferred but not required
  • Fluency in Cantonese and/or Mandarin preferred but not required

How to apply

Think you€™’re ready to help us build a New York institution for the ages? To apply, follow these instructions:

  • Email us at jobs AT mofad.org, with “Exhibition Cook - [Your Name]” in the subject line of the email.
  • Attach the following as one file:
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Two professional references

Development Manager


Summary

  • Commitment: Full-time
  • Start date: As soon as possible, ideally by November 1
  • Compensation: $50,000/year with benefits package

MOFAD is seeking a Development Manager to oversee the museum’s contributed revenue from individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources. Simply put: this is an opportunity to play a critical role in the founding of New York City’s next great cultural institution. This position will report directly to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

STRATEGY

  • Develop, execute, and oversee all aspects of MOFAD’s fundraising efforts, including from individual, corporate, government, foundation, and event sources

  • Work with the Executive Director to create fundraising strategies, budgets, and timelines

  • Set fundraising goals and measure progress against those goals

FUNDRAISING

  • Work with the MOFAD Board of Trustees to support and manage its fundraising efforts

  • Work with the Executive Director to identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with individuals

  • Coordinate all donor recognition and follow-up activity

  • Create and execute campaigns for the organization’s members and supporters

  • Identify and apply for grant opportunities from foundations

  • Identify and apply for funding opportunities from government agencies

  • Coordinate all program reporting to funders

  • Work with the Partnerships Manager to identify, close, and maintain corporate partnerships

  • Work with the Events Manager to plan special fundraising events, including the Spring Benefit Dinner and the Fall Exhibition Premiere

ADMINISTRATION

  • Recruit and manage additional development staff and volunteers as the organization’s budget grows

  • Manage MOFAD’s Salesforce database and oversee data entry and gift processing

Qualifications

  • At least three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising required

  • Commitment to MOFAD’s educational mission, approach, and values

  • Ability to write excellent copy with a dynamic, personal voice and an understanding of the perspectives of others

  • Proven experience identifying, pursuing, tracking, and closing fundraising opportunities

  • Proven experience creating detailed strategies, budgets, and timelines, and tracking progress against goals

  • Extreme attention to detail, with the highest standards of quality

  • Strong oral advocacy skills

  • Familiarity with New York City’s fundraising landscape, including foundations, government funders, and philanthropists

  • Experience successfully working with a board of directors

  • Comfort with the rough edges of a start-up environment, as well as with high-end major donors and celebrities

  • Willingness to do whatever it takes, including menial work

  • Familiarity with food and beverage a plus

  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus

  • Experience with design software a plus

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit one PDF with the following to jobs@mofad.org:

  • Cover letter addressed to Executive Director Peter J. Kim

  • Resume

  • Two recent writing samples

If we think you are a good fit, we will reach out regarding next steps, which may include a timed writing exercise, reference checks, and in-person interviews with staff and board members.