This summer, we’re taking our Five Questions series around the office and finding out more about SFMOMA staff members, and what’s changed for them now that we’re under construction. Today we’re talking to Morgan Levey, Interpretive Media Associate, in our Minna Street offices, where many of us have been located for several years, and will be until 2016, when our new building opens.
Please describe your job in three sentences or less:
I work on digital content for the museum that gets published to the website and across platforms. My main priority most of the time is the podcast that gets published monthly. We interview a lot of artists and create a lot of videos.
What are you thinking about now that you weren’t thinking about before the museum closed?
Digging back into the archives. Now that the museum is closed, before multiple exhibitions start in the fall, we have time to dig deep into past interviews that may not have been published, telling stories that never seemed totally relevant before, but that are really interesting and little known facts about the museum.
Do you collect anything?
Yes. I collect rocks. I have rocks covering most surfaces of my room. I pick them up on hikes and while traveling.
If you could spend an afternoon with anyone living or dead, who would it be?
Right now, Georgia O’Keeffe. I went to Santa Fe recently and visited her house. She had rocks on every surface, too. I think we’d have a really nice afternoon taking a hike together.
If you weren’t the Interpretive Media Associate at SFMOMA, what would your gig be?
I’d like to be working with an artist, helping them with preserving their media or helping them create media in some way.
What’s your favorite tool, and why?
A key. Not only does it unlock things, but it serves so many other purposes, like a screwdriver or bottle opener. It’s pretty handy to have a little hard piece of metal with you.
What should I ask you?
You should ask me what I spend most of my day doing while I’m working: listening to electronic music.