Environmental & Sustainability Strategist

MOCA

Hybrid

The Environmental and Sustainability Strategist will analyze the museum’s environmental impact and,
along with museum management and with feedback from the museum’s Environmental Council (EC), set
policy goals and objectives and support benchmarks to assure that the museum meets those goals. The
reporting structure for this position will be determined. The Environmental and Sustainability Strategist
will be involved in all aspects of museum sustainability initiatives, including exhibition sustainability,
museum-wide carbon negativity, solar support, infrastructure greening, water review, recycling, waste
reduction, education, and employee empowerment.

Essential Functions:

● In partnership with museum leadership and members of the EC, create a leading model of
sustainability for MOCA through thoughtful stewardship of resources and the environment; Lead the
development, evaluation, and implementation of energy efficiency and environmentally responsible
projects.
● Foster a dialogue with staff around sustainability, incorporating staff needs and limitations into
program development; coordinate with staff on program initiatives; Work with museum staff to field and
implement staff-requested sustainability upgrades; work with individual departments to assess the
environmental impact and make recommendations to reduce.
● Supports museum environmental goals toward carbon-neutral, zero-waste, 100% renewable
energy, and science-based targets for 2030 and beyond; develops programs and initiatives to help achieve
goals and establishes the correct KPIs to measure performance against goals and dashboard to include
reporting framework.
● Maintain knowledge of best practices in responsible sourcing and sustainable operations and
ongoing competitive benchmarking to keep abreast of important landscape changes; Partner and engage
with third party associations and/or multi-stakeholder initiatives, as appropriate.
● Coordinate with museum leadership and advise on all projects that may include fit-outs, retrofits,
building upgrades, energy and sustainability projects, new development, advisory, and custom
sustainability toolkit development.
● Collaborates closely with the Director of Collection and Exhibitions, Curators, and external
Installation Designers to develop protocols for more efficient shipping & packaging carbon smart shipping
efforts.
● Fosters relationships and builds philanthropy with patrons at MOCA; collaborates with
Advancement Department on grant and foundation requests.
● Serve as primary liaison between staff and EC; Attend EC meetings as requested; Develop written
quarterly reports of progress for the EC and quarterly EC newsletters for the museum staff.
● Balance the EC budget, including incoming and outgoing grants council dues, and handle the GHG
inventory, budget, and calculations.
● Coordinate with Communications Department and advise on environmental and sustainability
social media posts, press releases, and other messaging.
● Accurately and efficiently maintain systems and records consistent with all local and national
codes, including hazardous materials, right to know, preventative maintenance, historic preservation, and
other documentation required by law and best practice standards.
● Champion the museum’s strategic initiatives and vision, providing enthusiastic leadership that
strengthens MOCA and builds positive workplace culture; Support MOCA’s strategic goal to advance a
culture of inclusivity and diversity.
● Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.

Requirements

● Minimum of 3-years (5 years preferred) working full-time in the area of Environmental
Sustainability.
● Formal sustainability education or credential a plus;
● Proficiency in Google Cloud Services, CRM Database such as Altru and Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft
Office.
● Ability to work on Windows and Apple Platforms.
● Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are required.
● Problem-solving, research, and analytical skills.
● Ability to work independently while being an integral member of a high-functioning team.
● Solid relationship-building skills and ability to interface with external constituents.
● General knowledge and interest in contemporary art and an understanding of the organizational
structure and procedures at museums or other non-profit arts institutions.
● Some weekend and evening work is required.

Salary range: $90,000 - $125,000

Apply here by 6/14/22.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals
assigned to this position; they do not purport to describe all position functions. Employees may be assigned
other duties, and the essential functions of the position may change or be changed as necessary.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to
all individuals without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical
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related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military
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reflects and affirms the Museum of Contemporary Art’s commitment to the principles of fair employment
and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

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if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets
100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then
you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.

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