Senior Museum Educator, Gallery/Studio Program Coordinator—Education
(Full-time, permanent, union position)
Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have a B.A. or B.F.A. (M.A. or M.F.A. preferred), 2–3 years of museum education experience, and an active studio practice. The individual must demonstrate excellent teaching, writing, organizational, and art-making skills. He or she will have experience coordinating programs, developing lesson plans, installing exhibitions, managing budgets, and supervising part-time staff, interns, and/or volunteers. The candidate will be well-versed in social media, web publication software, and new media programs on iPads and Mac computers. Knowledge of Brooklyn audiences is a plus.
Responsibilities: As part of the Education Division, the Senior Museum Educator will be responsible for conceiving, implementing, and managing the Gallery/Studio Program, a series of art courses for students ages six to adult that uses the Museum's collections as a resource for developing artistic practice. This position will develop courses and teach classes in the program; recruit, hire, train, and supervise a part-time staff of Teaching Artists and teens; perform administrative oversight; conduct evaluations and assessments of the program; install three student exhibitions annually; maintain the art studios; teach school groups in the galleries; assist with the preparation of grant proposals and budgets; and participate in other Museum initiatives as time permits. He or she will also organize marketing and outreach efforts such as maintaining the program's Facebook page, writing blog posts to promote the program, and raising awareness of art-making experiences at the Museum. Collaboration with other Museum staff as well as outside organizations is expected. The position is considered a mentoring position for other educators in the Museum.
Reports to: Youth and Family Programs Manager
Interviews begin: Fall 2013
Work schedule: Tuesday–Saturday, eight months a year; Monday–Friday, four months a year (with some flexibility and weekend work required)
Compensation: $34,779–$39,996, plus benefits
To apply: Please send your résumé and a letter stating your teaching philosophy via email to the Youth and Family Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.