Working

How Does a Museum Event Planner Do Her Job?

Meet Tania Abitbol, assistant director of special programming and events at MoMA.

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Like any museum of its scale, MoMA relies on major donations. Which means, of course, throwing major events to match.

This week Jordan talks to Tania Abitbol, MoMA’s in-house event planner. Tania is the person charged with dreaming up events worthy of MoMA-lovers. To do her job right, Tania has to make sure every detail of each party is interesting, memorable and, just as important, perfectly executed. She tells Jordan about the tiny details that can inspire entire events and how she completely transforms the museum’s lobby and sculpture garden for a massive fundraiser every year.

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Podcast production by Jessamine Molli.