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Updated July 15, 2017
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Glenn D. Lowry
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Pros
  • Would love to work with the collection again (in 8 reviews)

  • Tour different institutions in NYC to learn more about the behind-the-scenes in museums and to network with museum professionals around the city (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to engage with the art world at large, with a few caveats"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Incredible access to best art and design in the world, not just the collections at MoMA, but also the free access to other New York museums.
    -Good work-life balance.
    -Wonderful people to work with
    -Great intern programing--each Tuesday we had lectures and tours planned for us across all departments, from curation to preservation to publishing.
    -has a stipend (not much, but more than a lot of internships)

    Cons

    -The work itself was often not particularly inspiring, and in some cases were completely below the interns' skill levels. It depends on what department you're working in.
    -It is highly prestigious, and there's a lot of institutional support for the internship program, but you don't always gain the skills you are promised through the actual work that you do.
    -Museum staff not totally happy with MoMA; the year I was there, they were on strike because their health insurance was being cut/reduced, despite the past year being the most profitable one in MoMA's history. Extremely intelligent, talented, qualified people are undervalued and underpaid because MoMA is a "nonprofit" that actually generates a lot of profit.
    -for the most part, people who work at MoMA believe in the mission of the museum, and it is because of their efforts that MoMA is the wonderful place it is. But I am more doubtful of the intentions of the people in the highest positions.

    Advice to Management

    MoMA is an incredible institution with incredible staff, and an unparalleled collection of art. Like all large institutions, it has its fair share of bureaucracy to deal with. But the way it is managed on the highest level makes me feel that it is a corporation rather than a nonprofit organization, which prioritizes making money over providing the public with high quality, accessible art education. Dedicated people who want to work for art museums don't expect a ton of pay, but they do expect humanity and fairness; not giving them this alienates some of the most valuable people who are responsible for making MoMA the great institution it is.


  2. "Art Handler"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moma part-time

    Pros

    Good hours and employee benefits

    Cons

    Management quite selective in work distribution

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very challenging and interesting work environment. Intellectually stimulating and the collection is amazing. Would love to work with the collection again.

    Cons

    The working environment in many of the departments can be very competitive. The staff cafeteria was not the greatest. Communication was not always the best.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to really check in with your subordinates and make sure they are doing OK and are not overwhelmed with the work load or a particular project.


  4. "Kool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, good food, good $$

    Cons

    Commutation is not always clear


  5. "Education"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful and friendly team, very interesting projects and job prospects

    Cons

    No cons for me while I was there!


  6. "MoMA Development"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Assistant
    Current Employee - Development Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Moma full-time

    Pros

    Exhibits, Mission, Management, Benefits, Opportunities

    Cons

    Corporate feeling, construction will happen next 3 years


  7. "Decent unpaid inernship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Museum environment, nice people, artsy

    Cons

    Unpaid, little task, not challenging

    Advice to Management

    Give more responsibilities to interns

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in East Rockaway, NY
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in East Rockaway, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moma (Less than a year)

    Pros

    NYC benefits, good pay, good environment

    Cons

    Weekend work, only seasonal, no opportunity for permanent position


  9. "Design Store"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Moma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff at the Design Store are great people to work with - very interesting and hardworking. The pay is decent for a retail sales job and the benefits are quite good.

    Cons

    Difficult hours, especially during the holiday season. The only days the store closes are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. The holiday rush is a stressful, but sometimes exciting time.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to give. It is a decent job and I feel that I am treated fairly.


  10. "Catering Captain"

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    Former Employee - Catering Bartender in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Catering Bartender in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moma (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great management, opportunities for growth, full benefits, numerous job openings, great support staff

    Cons

    50-80 hour work weeks, minimum 2 doubles a week, usually understaffed


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