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MoMA PS1 Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2019

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5 Ratings
  1. "Engaging opportunity, active environment."

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    Current Employee - Volunteer At WarmUp in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at MoMA PS1 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a great opportunity to learn how live events perform you also get to meet a lot of interesting individuals and see great artists perform live if you enjoy the entertainment industry I highly recommend this for you.

    Cons

    Be sure to manage your schedules so you can make the most of it, they do have a 4 Saturday's commitment.

    MoMA PS12019-08-25
  2. Helpful (2)

    "High hopes but poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MoMA PS1 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great benefits - rotating exhibitions kept work interesting

    Cons

    - Very little oversight - zero room for growth - clear favoritism in all departments and at all levels of management - terrible work-life balance, too many poorly-planned events get in the way of actually getting your work done - open on all holidays except Xmas

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly, communicate accurately and clearly, allow employees to have more flexible schedules so they don’t get burnt out

    MoMA PS12018-11-15
  3. "GA Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MoMA PS1 part-time

    Pros

    very very chill work environment

    Cons

    the pay is alright, only two shifts per week

    MoMA PS12018-08-23
  4. "Rewarding with great camaraderie but challenging"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MoMA PS1 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Incredible exhibitions and live programming. Great staff culture with quality employees in all departments. Prestigious programming and exhibitions, and ample opportunities to work with emerging artists.

    Cons

    Depending on the department, it can be severely understaffed with core and part time employees working extreme hours. Can be a very unstable workplace for part time employees.

    MoMA PS12018-04-04
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Visitor Service Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MoMA PS1 part-time

    Pros

    Fun people to work with, cool environment. Free tickets to museum activities

    Cons

    Low pay, museum hours 12-6 so never able to work more than 6 hr days after break. Little room to advance

    MoMA PS12017-10-23
  6. "Great place to work for an entry level job in the museum/art world."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MoMA PS1 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Constantly evolving workplace kept things interesting, departments work well together, great exposure to the art world, full-time benefits.

    Cons

    Staffing issues, not much opportunity for upward mobility, pay leaves a little to be desired.

    MoMA PS12017-06-12
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Artists, Poor Management, Chaotic Work Culture"

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    Former Employee - Gallery Associate in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MoMA PS1 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    excellent exhibitions and programs, friendly and intelligent co-workers in the visitor engagement department

    Cons

    clear departmental favoritism, never feeling like you're actually part of the team, poor management and oversight, very low pay

    Advice to Management

    treat every employee like an equal

    MoMA PS12017-04-04
  8. Helpful (4)

    "no oversight"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MoMA PS1 full-time

    Pros

    work with artists, great benefits, no oversight

    Cons

    no budget oversight, terrible morale, curatorial staff talks down to staff

    MoMA PS12016-11-28
  9. Helpful (4)

    "toxic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MoMA PS1 full-time

    Pros

    great museum, great artists, talented staff

    Cons

    overall toxic work environment, high employee turnover rate, terrible morale

    MoMA PS12016-11-08
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    "challenging work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MoMA PS1 part-time

    Pros

    –Work with inspiring artists –little oversight from leadership –access to fun events –surrounded with mostly talented, hard-working staff

    Cons

    –below market pay –disorganized and over-worked staff –no work/life balance –no HR –certain departments are unpleasant to work with, and not friendly –very little respect or appreciation for work

    Advice to Management

    value and appreciate your staff more to avoid high employee turnover rate

    MoMA PS12016-07-13
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