Program Associate

MOFAD is seeking a part-time Program Associate responsible for planning, managing, and executing the museum’s public programming. The Program Associate will work with the program team to produce a variety of programs including book talks, lectures, tastings, chef demonstrations, and hands-on culinary workshops. Past programs at MOFAD include a lecture and bitters workshop led by Shoots and Roots, a cooking demonstration with Chefs Enrique Olvera and Daniela Soto-Innes of the restaurants Pujol and Cosme, an informal conversation and tasting with Michael Twitty, a tea tasting workshop with Shunan Teng of Tea Drunk, and a book talk with Fuchsia Dunlop.

The Program Associate will report directly to the Program Manager and will be expected to meet monthly revenue and attendance targets for the museum's public programs. The Program Associate may also work with the program team to brainstorm and conceptualize new programs. This is an unprecedented opportunity to be part of the founding of New York City’s next great cultural institution.

Commitment: Part-time, 20 hours per week. Preferred schedule is Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am to 4 pm, and Thursdays from 1 to 9 pm.
Start date: As soon as possible
Compensation: $14.50 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Lead marketing and press for programs. Includes drafting eblasts and sample social media posts, and communicating with the museum's communications and social media team, as well as external partners (e.g. funders and corporate partners).
  • Serve as a point of contact for potential speakers and presenters. Handle communications related to program planning, promotion, supply needs, and event logistics.
  • Handle all logistics for programs, including scheduling, arranging speaker travel and accommodations, developing run of show, communicating with and supervising program volunteer team, procuring all necessary supplies (e.g. ingredients and serving supplies for tastings and receptions), and communicating with event volunteers.
  • Oversee execution of all programs, including finalizing run of show with speakers, managing event volunteers, managing A/V, and managing both setup and breakdown.
  • Plan and manage post-event receptions for certain programs.
  • Track expenses for reporting.
  • Occasionally assist with brainstorming and conceptualizing programs.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to MOFAD’s educational mission
  • At least one of the following:
    • Demonstrated marketing or sales experience, with a track record of growing a client or audience base and meeting revenue targets OR
    • Experience managing or running public programs in a museum setting, with a track record of attracting new and diverse audiences and strengthening audience engagement
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Comfort conversing with people from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, including academics, chefs, and journalists
  • Event planning experience, ideally in food events
  • Experience with CRM systems, ideally PatronManager or Salesforce
  • At least 1 year professional experience
  • Familiarity with New York City's cultural landscape preferred but not required
  • Familiarity with topics in food history, culture, media, and science preferred but not required

Think you€™’re ready to help us build a New York institution for the ages?

To apply, follow these specific instructions:

  • Email us at jobs AT mofad.org, with “Program Associate - [Your Name]” in the subject line of the email.
  • Attach the following as one PDF attachment:
    • Cover letter,
    • Resume,
    • Two writing samples that show evidence of marketing and communications skills. Press releases, blog posts, and Facebook posts are all acceptable. No more than two pages each.
    • Two references

Operations Associate

MOFAD is seeking a part-time Operations Associate responsible for planning, managing, and executing certain moving parts of MOFAD’s Chow exhibition. The Operations Associate will work with the Operations Manager to maintain the facilities, stock and prepare ingredients, and operate and maintain MOFAD’s working fortune cookie machine.

The Operations Associate will report directly to the Operations Manager, and will be expected to show a keen level of independence, consistency, and reliability to ensure the exhibition runs smoothly each weekend. This is an unprecedented opportunity to be part of the founding of New York City’s next great cultural institution.

Commitment: Part-time, temporary (through May 16th). 15-20 hours per week. Schedule will be 2 full week-days (Mon-Thurs) of exhibition prep, with the possibility of some floor work on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. 
Start date: As soon as possible
Compensation: $14 per hour

Responsibilities

  • Clean and maintain MOFAD’s working fortune cookie machine
  • Prepare fortune cookie batter, and work to streamline ingredients storage and ordering  
  • Work printer and laser cutter to prepare paper fortunes for exhibition days
  • Help keep other facilities clean and maintained 
  • Track baking orders and expenses
  • Occasionally assist with brainstorming for exhibition improvements 
  • Help regulate MOFAD’s compost storage and transportation to drop-off sites 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to MOFAD’s educational mission
  • Interest in and experience with machines and tools
  • Energized by a clean and organized workspace
  • Some culinary experience, especially in baking 
  • Independent and self-regulated work ethic
  • High attention to detail

Think you€™’re ready to help us build a New York institution for the ages?

To apply, follow these specific instructions:

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

Development, Fundraising, & Administrative Intern

MOFAD is currently recruiting Winter/Spring 2016-2017 interns, and looking for the best of the best. We are a team that values guests, donors, partners, and each other with compassion and respect, and greets each day with curiosity.

WHO YOU ARE

Don’€™t have any prior museum experience? That's ok. We€™re running a new and different kind of museum. You will play a critical role in making sure that the the organization runs smoothly. In doing so, you will be part of the founding of New York City's next great cultural institution. You might be a good fit for a MOFAD internship if you have:

  • Lots of creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Positive and dedicated work ethic
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively, and work independently
  • The drive to develop and maintain relationships with donors, members, and your community
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

AREAS OF INTEREST (subject to change)

Find at least one area your skills and experience can best support!

  • Development and Fundraising: Have you had experience fundraising and building support for a cause or institution? Creative interns, with experience in fundraising and maintaining relationships with donors and members, will be an invaluable asset to the organization.
  • Administrative: Everyone and every task is very much appreciated at MOFAD. Help with data collection and reporting projects and be a valuable resource for all staff members.
     

We’re a small team, so everybody helps out with administrative duties - from walking to the post office, to data entry, to helping set up the event space! Your role at MOFAD will largely depend on your strengths, passions, and what needs to be done on a given day.

HOURS PER WEEK: Approx. 20 (flexible)

COMPENSATION: These positions are unpaid internships. Interns at MOFAD have access to educational opportunities, awesome parties, shared food and drink, and plenty of treats!

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following to jobs@mofad.org in a single PDF document: Cover letter, resume, 1-2 writing samples of no more than 2 pages each in length. Indicate your area(s) of interest in both your cover letter and the subject line of the email. E.g.: “Last Name, Admin and Development Internship” or “Last Name, Public Programs Internship.”
 

DEADLINE: Please apply by February 28th 2016

The Museum of Food and Drink is an Equal Opportunity Employer.