Vice President, Museum Experience and Development

The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is a non-profit institution that engages audiences in an ongoing dialogue, in which people of all backgrounds are able to see American history and society through a critical lens, to reflect on their own experiences, and to make meaningful connections between the past and the present, the global and the local, themselves and others. Through an ongoing and historical dialogue that shapes MOCA’s exhibitions, collections, and programs, people of all backgrounds are able to explore the diversity and complexity of American history and culture, while gaining unique access to the images, papers, oral histories and artifacts which document the story.

 

The Museum of Chinese in America is seeking an experienced Vice President, Museum Experience and Development to lead the overall presentation of the Museum’s content to all constituency groups, including visitors, program attendees, members, press, individual donors, institutional donors, and researchers. The Vice President is a valued and critical member of the Museum leadership team. S/he will manage a portfolio of Museum out-facing areas including membership, public programs, education programs, press, visitor services, tourism, and rentals. The Vice President will leverage exhibitions and collections to create and manage programs rich in content that showcase the Museum’s exhibits and collections. The Vice President will work with the leadership team to increase earned revenue from MOCA tourism, MOCA Shop, MOCA rentals, and MOCA special events as well as enhance the MOCA brand and reputation. The Vice President will be responsible for driving integration and alignment among program areas and earned revenue-related areas.

 

The Vice President and the Museum Experience and Development team will also lead short- and long-term relationship management planning for members, partners, and visitors. The Vice President, Museum Experience and Development will work closely with the President, Director for Exhibits, Director for Research and Collections, and the COO/CTO to create and execute a comprehensive museum strategy.

 

The Vice President, Museum Experience and Development is a senior level position that will help represent MOCA and manage its relationships with for-profit, public, and private entities, government agencies, and other key constituent groups, seeking opportunities to build partnerships and further the accomplishment of MOCA’s strategic objectives.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Provide vision, leadership and strategies for museum experience, programs, communications, and earned revenue across the organization;
  • Work closely with the MOCA team to develop comprehensive, thoughtful, successful strategies to expand the Museum’s content, communications, reputation, and presence;
  • Actively participate in the development of annual, two-year and long-term plans;
  • Work with the leadership team on matters relating to the MOCA Board and its Committees;
  • Represent MOCA and manage its relationships with for-profit, public, and private entities, government agencies, and other key constituent groups, seeking opportunities to build partnerships and further MOCA’s strategic objectives;
  • Provide overall direction for placing, training, supervising and motivating assigned staff, interns, volunteers and fellows. Ensure compliance with MOCA policies and procedures;
  • When necessary, represent MOCA and attend local, regional, national and international conferences of museum professional organizations;
  • Manage portfolio of out-facing areas (Public Programs, Education, Visitor Services, Membership, Tourism, Rentals, and Special Events). Supervise volunteers and interns, as needed.


Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in a related area is preferred. A BA degree or equivalent in a related area with extensive experience in these fields is also acceptable.
  • Successful and progressive museum experience. Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple teams and functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve targets and metrics.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage multiple revenue generating functions.
  • Broad knowledge of museum trends and marketing.
  • Ability to work with the MOCA team, MOCA Board members, and broad range of constituents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead and work as a team member.
  • Mastery of supervisory skills and the ability to manage activities through others.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and multimedia programs; editing and video experience preferred.
  • Flexibility in attending membership/development or museum events on evenings or weekends

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume, along with salary requirements to: hr@mocanyc.org. Please place “Vice President, Museum Experience and Development” in the subject line of the email.

 

The Museum of Chinese in America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted through May 5, 2018.

 

For more information about the Museum of Chinese in America, please visit our website: www.mocanyc.org