Working at MMA

Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) is located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula and is the only AAM accredited art museum between San Jose and Santa Barbara. The Museum mounts 6-9 exhibitions annually that reflect the diverse, creative legacies of Northern and Central California from the nineteenth century to the present day. Particular strengths of the 7000-item collection are works of the Carmel Arts Colony, California Photography, and Contemporary California artists of the region. We have an ongoing commitment to address the under-representation of women and people of color in our collections and exhibitions.

MMA staff are values driven, self-motivated, and service oriented. Work/life balance is a priority: we offer on site and remote work options, well-being days off and flexible hours, as well as professional development and leadership coaching. MMA staff use Zoom, Asana, Podio and Microsoft Teams to help make our team-oriented work more collaborative and efficient. The Museum seeks candidates of diverse experiences and backgrounds with passionate commitment to the arts and cultural sector, museums, and public education.


Advancement and Administration
Full time, exempt

In partnership with the Executive Director and in close collaboration with other managers, support, oversee and execute key functions of Advancement and Finance to achieve strategic and sustainable growth and full financial control at MMA. A key expectation of this position is to drive and manage major gift cultivation and selected campaigns/events along with the relationships and systems to successfully secure MMA’s annual, capital and endowment fundraising targets.


Relationship focused, Results driven. Takes initiative while remaining collaborative. Highly ethical and accountable to standards, practices and goals. Demonstrates a service-oriented approach to all stakeholders and to work products. Discretion. Diplomacy.

Email cover letter, résumé or cv, and contact information for 3 professional references with “Deputy Director Position” in subject line to Jennifer Wagner [email protected]


Collections and Exhibitions Department  
Full time, non-exempt

The Assistant Curator supports research and planning for current and future MMA exhibitions and public programs. Working closely with the Executive Director and the Exhibitions and Collections Director, s/he is responsible for a variety of curatorial and museum administration tasks including research and planning of exhibitions, developing dossiers, databases and budgets, as well as managing contacts, meetings, and correspondence with artists, curators, collectors and colleagues; as well as coordinating public programs, the production of catalogs and other exhibition communication.

The Assistant Curator will gain significant experience in curating exhibitions and designing public programs, as well as in museum management and leadership including artist, curator, and donor cultivation. The museum is actively advancing its programming and collecting using Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging goals, and this position will have an important role in identifying and vetting artists, curators, and exhibition proposals, as well as opportunities to propose and execute special events and exhibitions.

Email cover letter, résumé or cv, 1-2 substantive writing samples (no more than 2000 words) and contact information for 3 professional references to Jennifer Wagner, [email protected] Application Deadline is February 15, 2022.  


Education and Public Programs Department  
Full time, non-exempt

Candidates should excel at designing, teaching, and training others in arts education curricula suited to K-12 learners with a particular focus on high school students. In addition, candidates should possess strong administrative skills and an inclusive and collaborative leadership style. Candidates must be able to demonstrate skill and experience in planning and execution of complex projects, in addition to excellent written and oral communication skills in English and preferably also in Spanish. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their knowledge, skill, and cultural competence with regard to working towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in a museum setting with the long-term goal of creating a place of belonging for all visitors, artists, and other stakeholders.

All museum personnel spend time in the galleries, attend museum functions, speak in public about our work and are engaged in the community as their schedules permit. MMA appreciates candidates who have skill in a second language, especially Spanish.

Email cover letter, résumé or cv, and contact information for 3 professional references with “Education Associate” in subject line to Jennifer Wagner [email protected]


Education and Public Programs Department  
Part time, non-exempt

The Museum Educator reports directly to the Manager of Education and Public Programs. This part-time position includes offering educational tours and workshops with school age children and adults, creating arts-based curriculum, greeting and providing customer service to all museum visitors, answering questions, opening and closing the museum securely, monitoring the galleries and safety of the visitors and art, selling memberships and catalogs, and other duties assigned.

Email cover letter, résumé or cv, and contact information for 3 professional references with “Museum Educator” in subject line to Jennifer Wagner [email protected]