Job Posting: Floor Manager

MOFAD is seeking an individual to run day-to-day floor management at our exhibit design studio MOFAD Lab. You’ll be in charge of ensuring our space is welcoming for all guests. You will oversee the visitor experience and ensure day-to-day operations function properly.

This is a part-time, temporary position that begins ASAP and ends on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Compensation is $16/hour. Note: this position requires a 20-25 hour/week commitment on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise volunteers, docents, and Visitor Services Associates

  • Manage MOFAD’s facilities, including maintaining cleanliness and organization, and coordinating services with cleaners, laundry, waste disposal, compost, pest control, and security (including maintenance log)

  • Manage daily exhibition floor preparation and upkeep

  • Assist and support Culinary Studio Chef

  • Oversee maintenance on museum facilities, fixtures, and machinery.

  • Master our point of sale systems and train staff

  • Be responsible for cash counting and depositing

  • Create weekly and monthly earned revenue and attendance reports

  • Assist executive director, programs manager, education department, curator, and the events team on an ad hoc basis

  • Do whatever it takes! Be willing to get your hands dirty and assist with all manner of tasks

QUALIFICATIONS

You must:

  • Have an aptitude for conflict resolution, negotiation, and creating positive outcomes

  • Are an excellent project manager who can prioritize and manage time effectively while simultaneously handling multiple tasks

  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and strong problem-solving skills

  • Have strong interpersonal, collaborative, written communication, and customer service skills

  • Are willing to learn to how to use any POS and database systems you aren’t already familiar with

  • Are able to quickly switch gears and demonstrate your Swiss Army Knife arsenal of skills as circumstances and priorities shift

Preferred:

  • Previous retail/front-of-house management experience

HOW TO APPLY

Think you’re ready to help us build a New York institution for the ages? Submit one PDF with the following to jobs@mofad.org:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

Please put “Floor Manager” in the subject line of the email. We will be in touch if you might be a good fit.

MOFAD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

ABOUT MOFAD

The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) is New York City’s first museum with exhibits you can eat. As an educational nonprofit, our mission is to inspire curiosity about food, what it means, and how it connects with the world around us. 

Our first mobile exhibition, BOOM! The Puffing Gun and the Rise of Cereal featured live demonstrations of a giant 1930s-era cereal puffing gun. In 2015, we opened MOFAD Lab, a 5,000-square-foot experimental exhibition and events space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. At MOFAD Lab, we have debuted three exhibitions: Flavor: Making It and Faking ItChow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant, and Feasts and Festivals. MOFAD Lab has been hailed as “New York’s Coolest New Museum” by Food & Wine and named one of the “Absolute Best Kids’ Museums in NYC” by New York Magazine.

We are proud to have reached hundreds of thousands of people with our experiential exhibitions, programming, digital content, and educational outreach.