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Senior Museum Educator/Astor Teen Programs Coordinator—Education

(Full-time, permanent position)

Requirements: Individual must have a B.A.—M.A. preferred—in art history, studio art, or a related discipline, and two to three years of museum education experience. Excellent teaching, writing, and organizational skills are essential. Experience working with teens, teaching K–12 audiences, coordinating programs, managing budgets, and supervising interns or volunteers is required. Individual must have experience developing lesson plans, be versed in social media, and have the capacity and interest to work with technology-based programs. Knowledge of Brooklyn audiences and feminist art is desirable.

Responsibilities: This forward-thinking Senior Museum Educator will be responsible for implementing, evaluating, and growing important Teen Programs. Specific programmatic responsibilities include working with Teen Night Planning Committee teens to develop LGBTQ Teen Nights, and working with Sackler Center Teen Leadership teens to develop a digital version of the Teen Guide to Feminist Art. Responsibilities include recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising a part-time staff of teens participating in programs; preparing marketing materials; maintaining the programs' Facebook page; writing blog posts to promote the program and raise awareness of teen experiences at the Museum; administrative oversight; evaluation and assessment of programs; and re-imagining current programs and designing new programs.

The Senior Museum Educator will also be responsible for teaching K–12 school groups in the galleries and will assist with the preparation of grant proposals and establishing budgets. Other projects may be assigned, as needed. Collaboration with other Museum staff, including those working on other teen initiatives, as well as outside organizations, is expected. The position is considered a mentoring position for other educators in the institution. Implementation of programs will require weekend work. This position is funded by the Brooke Astor Foundation and is funded through June 30, 2017.

Reports to: Youth and Family Programs Manager

Starting date: July 1, 2014

Work schedule: Monday–Friday, with some evenings and weekends required

Compensation: $39,996 plus benefits

To apply: Please send a letter stating your teaching philosophy and a résumé via email to job.astor.teen.coord@brooklynmuseum.org.