Rajendra Roy joined the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art as Chief Curator in July 2007, overseeing the museum's film collection, and their preservation and exhibition efforts. In 2009, he organized the first museum retrospective of the films of Mike Nichols, and in the same year co-organized the exhibition Tim Burton. He is also a member of the selection committee for New Directors/New Films. From 1996 to 2000 he was Executive Director of the Mix Festival in New York. At the Guggenheim Museum, from 2000 to 2002, he served as Film and Media Arts Program Manager in New York and Bilbao. At The Hamptons International Film Festival, he served as Director of Programming from 2002 to 2005 and Artistic Director in 2006 and 2007. From 2004 to 2008 he was the sole American on the Competition Selection Committee for the Berlin International Film Festival, and continues to serve as an advisor to the Berlinale. Roy served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2015.