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Senior Museum Educator, Family Programs Coordinator—Education

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate must have a B.A. or B.F.A. (M.A. or M.F.A. preferred) and 2–3 years of museum education experience. Excellent teaching, art-making, writing, and organizational skills are essential. Experience working with preschool audiences (ages two to three, classroom experience preferred); developing lesson plans; coordinating programs; producing interpretive materials; managing budgets; facilitating community outreach; and/or supervising part-time staff, interns, and volunteers is important. Individual must be well-versed in social media, with a knowledge of Brooklyn audiences.

Responsibilities: The Senior Museum Educator will be responsible for conceiving, implementing, and managing Family Programs related to permanent collections and special exhibitions, including Meet the Museum, Arty Facts, Hands-On Art for Target First Saturdays, Special Arty Facts for family groups, and special exhibition–themed family programs. This position will recruit, hire, train, and supervise a part-time staff; collaborate to produce programming content; prepare marketing materials; maintain art supplies; evaluate current programs and conduct research to develop new programs; develop family-friendly interpretive materials; contribute to grant proposals/reports and budget proposals; and participate in other Museum initiatives, as time permits. Collaboration with other Education and Museum staff, as well as with outside organizations, is a regular component of this position.

The Senior Museum Educator will also be responsible for teaching preschool–12th grade gallery visits and/or school partnerships in the galleries. In the summer months, this position may teach or participate in collaborative programs such as the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program or summer teacher programs. Implementation of programs will require weekend work. This position is considered a mentoring position for other educators at the Museum.

Reports to: Youth & Family Programs Manager

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday, for eight months of the year; Monday through Friday for four months of the year (some flexibility required)

Compensation: $34,779–$39,996, plus benefits

To apply: Please send a cover letter stating your teaching philosophy and a résumé via email to the Youth & Family Programs Manager at youth.family@brooklynmuseum.org.