MoSex » MoSex | http://www.museumofsex.com Established in New York City, 2002 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:52:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Graphic Design Internhttp://www.museumofsex.com/graphic-design-intern/ http://www.museumofsex.com/graphic-design-intern/#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 14:43:25 +0000 http://www.museumofsex.com/?p=23969 The Museum of Sex is seeking motivated, detail-oriented graphic designers to assist in the development of high-end packaging, print, web and exhibition design for in-house collateral.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, have an interest in gender and sexuality, as well as a refined aesthetic sensibility. Applicants who have experience or interest in luxury markets are encouraged to apply. This is a chance to develop thoughtful, high-quality sexually related design content that is informed by scholarship and intellectual leadership.

The graphic design intern will work directly with the museum’s Senior Graphic Designer to brand, design and produce a variety of design collateral in the design, beauty, and food & beverage sectors. This is a rare opportunity for the right candidate to be involved with an innovative and provocative company.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • All applicants must be a college grad or working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Communication Design or a related field.
  • Essential experience required working on both Mac and PC platforms
  • Proficiency in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Must be creative and with keen eyes for detail and consistency
  • Ability to work independently under pressure and on multiple projects at the same time
  • Flexible in approach to tasks
  • Candidates must have the legal right to work in the U.S. Unfortunately, we do not offer out of state relocation.

 

Compensation:
This is an unpaid internship for a 3 month probationary period with the possibility of a paid stipend. May become full time.
 

TO APPLY:
Please provide a current resume and cover letter describing your attention to detail and your ability to adapt and be flexible in all situations, along with a visual portfolio or personal website link to employment@museumofsex.com.

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Audio-Visual Technicianhttp://www.museumofsex.com/av-tech/ http://www.museumofsex.com/av-tech/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:58:13 +0000 http://www.museumofsex.com/?p=23911 MoSEX seeks a highly motivated individual to become our Senior Audio-Visual consultant.

Much more than a place for exciting exhibits, the museum also presents a dazzling range of products for its patrons and is in the process of building its brand. We are looking for an experienced professional with a hard work ethic to grow with us.

As the Audio Video Technician, you will install new systems and maintain existing systems. The Audio Video Technician will have the demonstrated ability and experience with installing Audio Video and must be detail oriented, hands-on technician who enjoys working in a creative, entrepreneurial environment.
 

Minimum (5-10) years experience with:

  • Working knowledge of audio visual equipment; technically proficient with different types of presentation equipment
  • Excellent verbal, organizational and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and comfort working in a small, entrepreneurial environment with multiple divisions.
  • Small business startup experiences a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment
  • Experience working in a relevant technical role, either as a consultancy, with a vendor or within an enterprise IT team
  • Ability to trouble-shoot complex audio, video, switching and control systems problems.
  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures of the audio visual field.
  • Must be able to apply innovative and effective problem solving techniques to maximize employee performance.
  • Experience completing technical installation of audiovisual systems, including: equipment rack fabrications, site preparation, termination, and calibration of audio and video equipment
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex audio, video, switching and control systems problems
  • Knowledge of audio principles and must have the ability to write audio programs/DSP’s.
  • The ability to design and engineer AV systems complex AV Systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and the Internet
  • Excellent leadership qualities and should be able to lead a field team from rough in to job completion.

 

Compensation:
This is a part-time position with 30-40 hours a week. May become full time.
 

TO APPLY:
Please provide a current resume and cover letter describing your attention to detail and your ability to adapt and be flexible in all situations to employment@museumofsex.com.

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Custodianhttp://www.museumofsex.com/custodian/ http://www.museumofsex.com/custodian/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:25 +0000 http://www.museumofsex.com/?p=23846 MOSEX seeks qualified custodians with a hard work ethic to keep our museum and retail store facilities in tip top shape. We are looking for enthusiastic people who take pride in their work, pay attention to detail and arrive to work in a timely manner.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Report to the Director of Building Operations who is responsible for the direction of maintenance services in the facility.
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedure and refill restroom dispensers.
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing and vacuuming. Empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers.
  • Clean and polish furniture and fixtures.
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, etc.
  • Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, and conferences, events, including arranging and removing decorations, tables, chairs, ladders, and scaffolding.
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets.
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
  • Wash walls and equipment; use ladders when required in work assignments.
  • Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created. Report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights.
  • Perform cleaning and related activities such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks and stairs in areas within sixteen feet of buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment.
  • Move heavy furniture, equipment, supplies and tools, either manually or by using hand trucks, on an incidental basis.
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds. Launder cleaning rags and dust mops.
  • Requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems.
  • Make adjustment and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing and electrical systems.

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
Minimum Experience: 2+ years experience in facilities
Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED
Preferred Previous Type of Company: Museum/hospitality/tourism/technology/retail industry

 

Special Experience, Qualifications and other comments:

Comfortable working in a small, entrepreneurial, “roll-up-one’s sleeves” environment

Have essential physical and mental capabilities in the following:

Interpersonal skills, memory, attention to detail, follow directions, comprehension, calculating, reading, writing, speaking, evaluating, mathematics, organizing and innovation.

A driver’s license would be a plus.

 

TO APPLY:
Please provide a current resume and cover letter describing your attention to detail and your ability to adapt and be flexible in all situations to employment@museumofsex.com.

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General Manager Retail Operations & Visitors Serviceshttp://www.museumofsex.com/general-manager-retail-operations/ http://www.museumofsex.com/general-manager-retail-operations/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:50:23 +0000 http://www.museumofsex.com/?p=23838 MoSEX seeks a highly motivated individual to manage the museum’s retail operations and visitor services. Much more than a place for exciting exhibits, the museum also presents a dazzling range of products for its patrons and is in the process of building its brand. We are looking for an experienced professional manager with a hard work ethic to grow with us.
 

Job Description:
Responsibilities include developing and monitoring an annual work plan and budget; merchandising; inventory management; analyzing & reporting data; and overseeing the management of staff in these areas. This full-time, year-round position reports to the Director of Operations and is a member of the senior management team. The position offers a competitive salary and bonus incentives.
 

Job Requirements:
Candidates must have a minimum 5 years experience in a fast paced retail establishment and a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field is preferred. Merchandising, inventory management and supervisory experience required. Must have experience with a point of sale system (Counterpoint a plus) and on-line sales; strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook); and the ability to analyze and interpret data.

  • Responsible for daily operation of the store by organizing and prioritizing all operational functions.
  • Demonstrates a complete knowledge of the merchandise: features, benefits to maximize sales opportunity.
  • Achieve and exceed productivity and sales plan expectations.
  • Set goals and manage to expectations by clearly and consistently communicating to the staff the metrics by which success is measured.
  • Constantly evaluates the training needs of the staff. Strategically implements new training modules as needed.
  • Maintain regular coaching and development process; complete annual performance appraisals as per company direction.
  • Partner with Director to develop business driving initiatives that build repeat business and attract new customers to the store.
  • Implements company policies and procedures.
  • Helps to maintain a high level of visual standards.
  • Passionate about customer experience and environment.
  • Consistent “can-do” attitude. Willing to take on additional projects.
  • Maintains a consistent presence on selling floor.

 

Special Experience, Qualifications and other comments:

  • Excellent verbal, organizational and written communication skills.
  • Prior museum experience a plus.
  • Comfortable working in a small, entrepreneurial, “roll-up-one’s sleeves environment
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service skills, detailed oriented and selling initiatives.
  • Proficient in POS database maintenance, MS Office, and Outlook.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and special events.
  • High level of values ethics and trust.
  • The ability to think quickly on your feet.
  • You are a team player.

 

TO APPLY:
Please provide a current resume and cover letter describing your attention to detail and your ability to adapt and be flexible in all situations to employment@museumofsex.com.

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Retail Sales/Visitor Services Cashierhttp://www.museumofsex.com/retail-salesvisitor-services-cashier/ http://www.museumofsex.com/retail-salesvisitor-services-cashier/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:20:27 +0000 http://www.museumofsex.com/?p=23825 MoSEX seeks experienced cashiers for our retail store. Much more than a place for exciting exhibits, The Museum of Sex also presents a dazzling range of products for its patrons and is in the process of building its brand. We are looking for enthusiastic people with a hard work ethic to grow with us. The next step for this position is a retail sales associate.

 

Candidates:

  • You are engaging and passionate about providing an exemplary customer service experience.
  • You have a background in retail, sales and are driven to help people.
  • You have the ability to speak and connect to people of all kinds.
  • You thrive on working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • You are a professional with hands on experience.

 

Attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • High level of values ethics and trust.
  • The ability to think quickly on your feet.

 

Experience:

  • Must have at least one year of professional sales/cashier experience in the retail and customer service industry to be considered.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Working in a very busy fast-paced sales driven environment.

 

TO APPLY:
Please provide a current resume and cover letter describing your attention to detail and your ability to adapt and be flexible in all situations to employment@museumofsex.com. A photograph would be a plus.

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Retail Sales Associatehttp://www.museumofsex.com/retail-sales-associate/ http://www.museumofsex.com/retail-sales-associate/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:00:48 +0000 http://museum.museumofsex.com/?p=2948 MoSEX seeks inspired sales associates for our retail store. Much more than a place for exciting exhibits, the Museum of Sex also presents a dazzling range of products for its patrons and is in the process of building its brand. We are looking for enthusiastic people with a hard work ethic to grow with us.

 

Candidates:

  • You are engaging and passionate about providing an exemplary customer service experience.
  • You have a background in retail, sales and are driven to help people.
  • You have the ability to speak and connect to people of all kinds.
  • You thrive on working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • You are a team player.

 

Attributes:

  • Proven highly successful sales track record in solution based selling.
  • Excellent communication skills, including formal presentation skills.
  • High level of values ethics and trust.
  • The ability to think quickly on your feet.

 

Experience:

  • Must have at least one year of professional sales experience in the fields of retail/technology/hospitality/art to be considered.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Working in a very busy fast-paced sales driven environment.

 

TO APPLY:
Please provide a current resume and cover letter describing your attention to detail and your ability to adapt and be flexible in all situations to employment@museumofsex.com. A photograph would be a plus.

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Security Guardhttp://www.museumofsex.com/security-guard/ http://www.museumofsex.com/security-guard/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:00:41 +0000 http://museum.museumofsex.com/?p=2942 MoSEX seeks Security Guards for our museum and retail store. Much more than a place for exciting exhibits, the Museum of Sex also presents a dazzling range of products for its patrons and is in the process of building its brand. We are seeking candidates with excellent customer service skills, strong work ethic, professional demeanor, and the ability to handle all situations in a calm and capable manner.
As a Security Guard, daily tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Patrolling assigned areas
  • Effectively handling escalated situations
  • Allowing entry into the Museum
  • Assisting museum visitors, explaining policies, providing directions throughout the Museum and store.
  • Guarding artifacts and ensuring their safety
  • Maintain the appearance of the Museum
  • Opening and Closing the Museum

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants should be capable of standing for an entire shift.
  • Applicants should be professional looking, punctual, hard working, organized and adaptable individuals.
  • Applicants should be able to effectively deescalate a situation.
  • Applicants should be problem solvers and possess the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • It is mandatory that candidate arrive on time for scheduled shifts.  Tardiness will not be tolerated.
  • Must be available weekends.
  • Compensation: starting @ $9/hr

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

Minimum Experience:  1 + years
Minimum Education: High School Diploma
Preferred Previous Type of Company: Museum/hospitality/tourism/technology/retail/security industry
MUST HAVE A VALID NY SECURITY GUARD LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE.

 

TO APPLY:
Please provide a current resume and cover letter describing your attention to detail and your ability to adapt and be flexible in all situations to employment@museumofsex.com.

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MoSEX Steamy Valentine’s Weekend 2015http://www.museumofsex.com/mosex-steamy-valentines-day-2015/ http://www.museumofsex.com/mosex-steamy-valentines-day-2015/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:54:59 +0000 http://museum.museumofsex.com/?p=3748 MoSEX_VDAY_680x280MoSEXStore_Drinks_Square_Web

 

With frigid temperatures in the Northeast, MoSEX promises to make you sweat this Valentine’s Day weekend with spa-themed packages featuring stimulating exhibitions, aphrodisiac cocktail ‘treatments’ and the debut of its new sensual bath and body kit. The most stimulating museum in New York will make sure no one is left out in the cold by extending holiday hours until 12:00 Midnight on Friday-Saturday, February 13-14, 2015.

Valentine’s weekend guests can purchase tickets day-of events at the museum, or online in advance. Advance ticket purchases receive 10% off admission, cocktail treatments and bath & body packages.

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Grumildoshttp://www.museumofsex.com/grumildos-press/ http://www.museumofsex.com/grumildos-press/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:46:32 +0000 http://museum.museumofsex.com/?p=3689 Grumildos_Ety Grumildos: Bizarre. Grotesque. Sordid. Charming. Grumildos4 Grumildos3 Grumildos2

September 25, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Bizarre, fun, perverted, naive, grotesque, sordid and charming — the automated “Grumildos” occupy an unparalleled universe.

Synthesized from the imagination and reality of the shadowy red-light district of Lima, Peru, the plasticine-made Grumildos were created by renowned Peruvian artist Ety Fefer. Part kinetic theater, part art installation and part puppet performance, Fefer found the inspiration for her creations, which she calls Grumildos, in the dynamic but often forgotten and rejected characters that populate the margins of society. While the Grumildos could blend into the tapestry of any city’s red light district — San Paolo, Barcelona or Bangkok — here Fefer has created a world for them seemingly straight out of a dream where these creatures can feel at home.

Visitors are invited to the Lower Level Gallery at Museum of Sex to share in this intriquing voyeuristic experience brimming with these mythological half-animal, half-human beings which play in bands or dance to electronic beats. Within the boundaries of the installation, the Grumildos inhabit a world of creative expression free from moral judgments. Through exaggerated gestures and hyperrealistic details, Grumildos share with us their most intimate feelings. In this newfound zone of comfort, their reality is reinterpreted with humor and their humanity restored. Their narratives are left up the viewer’s imagination.

About the Artist

Ety Fefer (Lima, Peru, 1973) has been travelling with her sets of mechanical figures for more than 10 years to nearly 40 locations across the globe — from Australia and Brazil to the Norwegian North Pole. For the first time since a week-long sneak peek in 2007 at Here Arts Center, the Grumildos return to New York City, where they will be on exhibit at the Museum of Sex.

A self-taught artist, Fefer began drawing Grumildos at a very early age. In the early 1990s she first transformed her drawings into puppets and, in 1997, she spent the year in the Czech Republic perfecting her technique. The unclassifiable nature of Fefer’s work has enabled her to exhibit in amazingly diverse environments, including visual arts, scenic, robotic and electronic music festivals, cultural centers and galleries. From 2009-2011 she collaborated with Peruvian master of painting José Tola on “Warriors, Monsters and Beasts” and worked in Tola’s atelier. Fefer also has had solo exhibitions at such major institutions as SESC Pompeiain São Paulo (2011) and the Spanish Cultural Center in Mexico City (2013).

 


 

About the Museum of Sex

The mission of the Museum of Sex (MoSEX) is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.  Since opening in 2002, MoSEX has collaborated with world-renown cultural institutions, artists, and academics to create exhibitions and programs that explore the best in current scholarship in the arts, sciences and humanities. From fine art to historical ephemera, its permanent collection is comprised of more than 15,000 sexually significant artifacts.

MoSEX has become a destination US and international visitors have come to know and love, featuring four floors of gallery space, a unique gift shop with one-of-a-kind signature products and Play, its café/den/bar & lounge.  Located at 233 Fifth Avenue (at 27th Street) in New York City, MoSEX is open 7 days a week: Sunday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm; Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket counter or online at the website.

For more information, please visit www.museumofsex.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mosex and follow us on Twitter at @museumofsex.

 


 

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FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairgroundhttp://www.museumofsex.com/funland-press/ http://www.museumofsex.com/funland-press/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 03:02:24 +0000 http://museum.museumofsex.com/?p=3613 G-Spot Mirror Maze Grope Mountain Jump For Joy

June 26, 2014 – Spring 2015

FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground, an art installation by renowned London-based conceptual artist duo Bompas & Parr, features a selection of “carnival attractions” for audiences to enjoy and experience while they contemplate the sexual subtext of carnivals.

This immersive exhibition, commissioned by the Museum of Sex, features five “attractions” designed to stimulate all five senses in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Physical, visual and olfactory experiences are utilized to give the audience a breathless rush of endorphins (similar to those released at the point of orgasm), challenge their strength and agility, and allow them to compete with and impress friends and lovers, as well as other patrons.

Amongst the interactive experiences, visitors are invited to jump high in “Jump for Joy,” a moonbounce made of giant, over-sized breasts, scale a wall of orifices and appendages in “Grope Mountain,” and lose themselves in “The Tunnel of Love,” a mirrored labyrinth that leads patrons on a climactic journey to the Gräfenberg (or “G”) Spot, all while listening to a custom carnival soundscape by composer Dom James and tempted by edible treats designed by Bompas & Parr.

To illustrate the rich history of fairground eroticism and to help provide the cultural context for this exhibition, Bompas & Parr have collaborated with Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Director of the UK National Fairground Archive and recent speaker at the PSFK Conference. To learn more about the historical context behind this exhibition, please read Toulmin’s essay, As Graceful As They Were Disgraceful: Eroticism and the Fairground.

 

 


 

About the Museum of Sex

The mission of the Museum of Sex (MoSEX) is to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality.  Since opening in 2002, MoSEX has collaborated with world-renown cultural institutions, artists, and academics to create exhibitions and programs that explore the best in current scholarship in the arts, sciences and humanities. From fine art to historical ephemera, its permanent collection is comprised of more than 15,000 sexually significant artifacts.

MoSEX has become a destination US and international visitors have come to know and love, featuring four floors of gallery space, a unique gift shop with one-of-a-kind signature products and Play, its café/den/bar & lounge.  Located at 233 Fifth Avenue (at 27th Street) in New York City, MoSEX is open 7 days a week: Sunday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm; Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00am to 9:00pm. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket counter or online at the website.

For more information, please visit www.museumofsex.com, “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mosex and follow us on Twitter at @museumofsex.

 


 

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