About the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.
Since its founding in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. We are committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as the audiences we engage. Our staff members are art lovers who are passionate about working toward a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring art museum in the world.
At The Met, every staff member – from security officers to researchers to scientists and beyond – lives by our core values of respect, inclusivity, collaboration, excellence, and integrity.
Respect: Engage one another with collegiality, empathy, and kindness, always.
Inclusivity: Ensure that all are and feel welcome and valued.
Collaboration: Reach across boundaries to exchange ideas and work together toward our shared mission.
Excellence: Lead the cultural world in quality and expertise—and inspire curiosity and creativity.
Integrity: Hold ourselves to the highest moral standards, admit when we fall short, and then evolve.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
The Departmental Technician is one of the primary caretakers of the Modern and Contemporary Department’s evolving collection of over 12, 000 objects. They will work in close collaboration with four other departmental technicians, under the direction of the Senior Collections Manager. Responsibilities include the physical handling, movement, and maintenance related to objects in the permanent collection for the purpose of installing both permanent collection displays and special exhibitions, as well as assisting in the assessment process for the Tang Wing Capital Project. Handling and transporting art will also be done in connection with photo imaging, conservation, and outgoing loans. Ongoing responsibilities include basic collections care, maintenance of the storerooms and galleries, and record keeping. The technician should be highly motivated, with an enduring commitment to the care, presentation, and preservation of works of art.