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Interim Teen Programs Coordinator—Visitor Services

The Brooklyn Museum seeks a forward-thinking individual to work with a diverse group of teens who are learning to teach from objects as well as creating programs for their peers.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have a B.A. in art history, studio art, or a related discipline (M.A. preferred), and two to three years of museum education experience. Experience working with teens, teaching K–12 audiences in a museum setting, coordinating programs, managing budgets, and supervising interns or volunteers is essential. He or she 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. Strong object-based teaching, a rapport and connection with teens, and excellent collaboration and administrative skills are needed.

Responsibilities: The Interim Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the Museum Apprentice Program (Thursdays) and, in partnership with the Astor Teen Programs Coordinator, coordinating the Teen Movie Night Curators (Tuesdays), and Teen Night/Teen Night Planning Committee (Wednesdays and Fridays). The position must train and supervise a part-time staff of teen program participants to prepare marketing materials, maintain the Teen Facebook page, and carry out program administration. Other projects may be assigned, as deemed necessary. Collaboration with others, including those inside as well as outside the Museum, is expected. The position is considered a mentoring position for other educators in the institution. Implementation of programs may require weekend work.

Reports to: Youth and Family Programs Manager

Starting date: Immediate

Ending date: Date of hire for full-time Coordinator

Work schedule: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; select Fridays, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; 24 hours a week, with some flexibility required

Compensation: $25 an hour

To apply: Please send your résumé and a letter describing your teaching philosophy to

Office Associate (Level I)/School and Youth Tour Coordinator—Visitor Services

(Full-time, union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have a minimum of two years of satisfactory full-time, paid clerical experience, preferably in a museum environment. Experience working with computer systems, good typing skills, attention to detail, excellent phone manners, and an ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure are necessary. Ability to get along well with others is also critical. High School diploma required, B.A. preferred.

Responsibilities: The Office Associate/School and Youth Tour Coordinator must develop and maintain a thorough understanding of the Museum’s event management software to support key department activities such as admission sales, group scheduling, revenue reporting, and generation of mailing lists. The position must collect and maintain accurate school and youth group attendance and admission statistics; schedule all school group appointments; produce and distribute confirmation letters, invoices, and weekly schedules; answer all inquiries regarding school and youth group visits; greet self-guided school and youth groups upon entry to the Museum and make sure they are aware of Museum policies; and develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of the Admissions Desk procedures, as well as the adult and school reservation processes, in order to assist coordinators and Admissions staff during peak periods or absence. The position will work closely with the Education department and may perform general office support duties such as copying, faxing, and ordering office supplies.

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Compensation: $32,993

To apply: Please forward your résumé to

Vice-Director for Marketing and Communications—Marketing and Communications

Position Summary

With the arrival of Anne Pasternak as the new Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, important changes are underway across the organization with interdisciplinary teams creating strategies and plans to build upon the ambitions of the Museum. Hierarchical models are giving way to collaborative, project-driven efforts to build programs and experiences that create opportunities for experimentation and data-driven focus on audience engagement. With these internal shifts, the Museum is forming a Marketing and Communications department to clarify the Museum’s voice and brand, and to influence and engage key internal leaders in deeper conversations about audience development and the visitor experience. The Marketing and Communications department will map and articulate the Museum to the public through external communications, marketing, and visitor services, and ensure that our visitor experience is one that builds lasting engagement with our diverse public.

The Vice Director for Marketing and Communications (Vice Dir.) is a vital member of the leadership team and plays a significant role in the Museum’s ongoing development. She or he is responsible for leading all marketing, internal and external communications, publications, community partnership, audience development, social media, and visitor service initiatives. The Vice Dir. also provides recommendations to the Museum Director and the senior management team on the enhancement of the Museum’s reputation and visibility.

The Vice Dir. is responsible for generating a significant percentage of the Museum's operating budget through attendance-based revenue streams that include over 500,000 visitors. This position is the lead liaison with the Public Image Task Force of the Board of Trustees, and works closely with the Museum’s Director and Deputy Directors. The Vice Dir. collaborates extensively with other departments, including Curatorial, Education and Public Programs, Publications and Editorial Services, and Development. The position reports to the Director, and works collaboratively with the Deputy Director for Development, to advance the revenue goals of the institution, as well as with the Chief Curator and curatorial staff to support the presentation of content and increase audience accessibility.

The Vice Dir. manages a team of internal experts to deliver marketing, communications, creative services, social media, and visitor services. The Marketing and Communications team is responsible for leading continued efforts to communicate the Museum’s brand principles, and to ensuring that the experience of the Museum—digitally, in print, and in person—reflects the brand identity. Working closely with the Marketing and Communications staff, the Museum leadership team, and the Board of Trustees, the Vice Dir. has the opportunity to:

  • Illuminate and embed core branding principles across the organization to meet strategic imperatives, including growing our audience to a sustainable 750,000 visitors annually;
  • Reintroduce the Museum to the public, aligning all marketing, advertising, communications, and visitor experience with the aspirations inherent in the brand identity;
  • Expand social media and marketing initiatives to enhance the Museum’s position as a major destination;
  • Drive outreach to new audiences and support the development and communication of content in order to engage diverse audiences;
  • Create a Marketing and Communications team that will coordinate the Museum’s voice and brand.

The transformation of the Museum’s internal organization is significant. A passionate and articulate advocate for audience development with a clear, data-oriented approach will make a significant impact on the institution. The Vice Dir. must have substantial management skills in both project management and team-building. A successful candidate will be tenacious, having both deeply reliable expertise and a pragmatic approach to problem-solving.



  • Serving as a member of the Museum’s senior staff and acting as primary liaison to the Public Image Task Force of the Board of Trustees;
  • Leading the development and implementation of integrated strategies, plans, and campaigns for the Museum’s marketing, advertising, public relations, promotions, and social media activities;
  • Modeling and facilitating open dialogue within the department, with internal and external partners, and with diverse audiences;
  • Ensuring that the institutional vision and values are successfully expressed and extended through all initiatives, including being the brand advocate by aligning operating strategies with our core organizational values;
  • Being an external face of the Brooklyn Museum, effectively representing the Museum with a broad array of constituents, including promotional partners, the community, and arts and business leaders;
  • Participating in and/or facilitating the representation of the Museum at exhibition openings and events, and engaging directly with the media, both foreign and domestic;
  • Being a reliable and valued colleague who offers thoughtful analysis, thinks strategically, and is practical and approachable.


  • Recruiting, nurturing, and challenging a highly-qualified and motivated professional staff while delegating specific responsibilities with appropriate authority and establishing accountability and clear lines of communication;
  • Bringing relevant research, data, and analysis of industry trends to Museum leadership and investigating its significance to the Museum;
  • Developing and maintaining budgets for all Marketing and Communications department operations and activities;
  • Developing attendance and admissions projections, and ensuring that the Museum achieves its attendance-based income goals;
  • Fostering and maintaining a network of contacts with counterparts at other museums (local, national, and international), other regional arts organizations, and marketing and communications professionals in the corporate sector;
  • In consultation with the Director, retaining and supervising outside consultants.

Marketing and Communications

  • Championing the brand principles by building tools to facilitate the integration of brand awareness into departmental planning and program execution;
  • Overseeing creative development, production, and distribution of all communications publications and promotional materials, including Member materials, annual reports, social media, and other marketing collateral;
  • Overseeing external advertising and marketing consultants;
  • Serving as a consulting strategist for marketing collateral produced by the Development, Membership, and Education departments;
  • Overseeing and participating in the research, writing, and editing of all press releases;
  • On behalf of the Director and Museum leadership, shaping internal and external statements, including those concerning Museum policy, positions on news events affecting the Museum and the field, crisis management at the request of the Director, as needed, and exhibitions and artists presented at the Museum;
  • In consultation with the Director, developing and managing internal and external communications strategies and vehicles;

Visitor Services

  • Overseeing the Visitor Services department, including the revamping of way-finding and other visitor mapping efforts, customer service, pricing, ticketing, and amenities, as well as staffing the department and the implementation of training consistent with the brand principles;
  • Fostering close collaboration with the Curatorial, Public Programs, and Education departments to bolster interdepartmental communication and create an integrated strategy for serving the Museum’s visitors and enhancing their experience before, during, and after a visit to the Museum.


A successful Vice Director of Marketing and Communications candidate will likely have:

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and strong creative problem-solving and analytic capabilities;
  • Expertise in the development, implementation, and evaluation of long-range marketing plans and marketing research;
  • Demonstrated success with developing and executing marketing and communications strategies designed to increase attendance and revenue;
  • Experience overseeing marketing and communications efforts during a period of significant organizational transition, facility expansion, or capital campaign, including comfort with change and flexibility in implementation of priorities;
  • The ability to work effectively with others as part of a team, including skill in organizing work and supervising a team for maximum effectiveness;
  • The ability to interact in an effective, tactful, and professional manner with the internal and external teams, the media, and the public;
  • Experience with developing and maintaining financial projections and budgets, with strong financial and organizational management skills and a track record of managing on-time and on-budget;
  • The ability to oversee and evaluate digital marketing, online and mobile advertising, and social media initiatives;
  • Comfort with and flexibility in working with living artists, with the ability to adapt to diverse input and embrace shared decision-making;
  • Experience managing the production of marketing/promotional materials and working closely with graphic designers and/or outside agencies;
  • A history of strong collaboration as someone who actively seeks strategic partnerships and develops effective relationships;
  • The ability to work well under pressure and adapt easily to changing situations and priorities while exercising good judgment and staying focused on overarching goals;
  • Knowledge of museum operations, the arts industry, and arts marketing, which is preferred;
  • Knowledge of New York City businesses, media, tourism, and hospitality contacts, which is strongly preferred.


  • B.A., with an advanced degree preferred, and eight to ten years of relevant experience.


  • A team builder with both vision and strong management skills who can motivate, direct, and collaborate with diverse partners while establishing accountability and shared success;
  • Emotionally mature with a good sense of humor—someone who is both confident and competent;
  • Extremely proactive approach to work, solutions-oriented, and attentive to detail;
  • Great written and oral communication skills and strong sense for design;
  • A good listener and strategist, comfortable receiving input from many sources and able to analyze disparate information to create and execute a sound, well-organized plan;
  • Inspires trust, creativity, and cohesiveness;
  • A strong project management orientation, with the ability to implement complex operational plans;
  • A hard worker and a “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on with a high energy level;
  • Resourceful—able to set priorities, build efficiencies, and create opportunity;
  • Exercises high ethical standards.

Brooklyn Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability, or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply to the position, please forward your résumé and cover letter to

Gallery/Studio Program Instructor—Education

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate must be a reflective artist-practitioner with a B.F.A. or B.A. in visual arts, education, art history, or a related field, plus at least one year of museum education experience and experience teaching both 2-D and 3-D. Excellent gallery and studio teaching abilities, communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are necessary. Knowledge of child development and museum education practice, and a strong desire to work with young people, are essential.

Responsibilities: The Gallery/Studio Program Instructor guides students ages 11 to 13 in their exploration of art in the collection and exhibitions, as inspiration for their own work in the studio. While 3-D printing is the focus, projects may include drawing and other art media. The Instructor is responsible for conceiving of and teaching Gallery/Studio art classes in an eight- to ten- class semester; attending one planning meeting per semester; printing students’ work on 3-D printers; and preparing a class project for exhibition, including a project description. The position communicates throughout the semester with the Gallery/Studio Coordinator about students, supplies, and any other matters of interest; and facilitates evaluation in the final class.  If teaching a class of students under the age of 12, the Instructor will supervise a teen work-study student who assists with the class.

Reports to: Gallery/Studio Program Coordinator

Starting date: February 1, 2016

Ending date: June 30, 2016

Work schedule: Saturdays or Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or 1 to 3 p.m.

Compensation: $140 per class, $140 per meeting, $50 per research afternoon, $25 an hour for 3-D–printing facilitation

To apply: Please send a résumé and a cover letter to

Museum Educator—Education

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

The Brooklyn Museum seeks an experienced museum professional whose teaching skills will contribute to our programs and resources designed to help K–12 teachers find vivid connections with our permanent collections and special exhibitions.

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have experience teaching school-aged learners in a classroom and/or museum environment, as well as a demonstrated ability to develop lesson plans, produce educational materials, and implement programs. The individual will be a reflective practitioner with a B.A. or B.F.A. in art, education, or a related field. Experience teaching K–12 school groups in a gallery setting is strongly preferred. Innovative ideas about museum education are essential; familiarity with New York City schools is helpful. The candidate must be creative, well-organized, committed to working as part of a collaborative team, and able to meet strict deadlines while working on several projects at once.

Responsibilities: As part of the Education Division, the Museum Educator's primary responsibility is to teach and help coordinate the Guided Gallery Visit (GGV) program. Our Guided Gallery Visits take place in our permanent collections and special exhibitions, and serve thousands of K–12 students each year. The Museum Educator develops lesson plans and teaches in the galleries, mentors interns to support them in their teaching practice, and coordinates and leads information sessions in schools about the GGV program. 

The individual also works with staff throughout the Museum to prepare teaching resources, collaborate on teacher workshops, contribute to the development of offerings for audiences with special needs, and assist with other Museum initiatives as time permits.

Reports to: School Programs Manager

Compensation: Hiring: $34,513; Incumbent: $39,690, plus benefits

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week, with occasional weekend work

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to

Group and Tourism Sales Coordinator—Visitor Services

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position will be creative and enthusiastic, and have the ability to take initiative and work independently while carrying out projects to completion. Individual must have a professional demeanor with proven ability to interface, coordinate, and build relationships with different departments and organizations to work toward identified goals. She or he should be detail-oriented, have the ability to use critical thinking to problem-solve, and possess excellent spoken and written communication skills, including comfort and experience with preparing and delivering presentations. Individual must have strong financial reporting, visitor research, and analytical skills; high competence in the use of Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; proficiency in using Siriusware ticketing and scheduling software (or a proven ability to learn new software quickly); and knowledge of art, marketing, social media, and sales. Experience in the travel or tourism industry is preferred. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with proven success as a team player; an entrepreneurial spirit; a customer service orientation; and adaptability and a willingness to learn. College degree with at least two years office experience preferred. Knowledge of SQL preferred.

Responsibilities: The Group and Tourism Sales Coordinator leads our efforts to expand our presence in the tour and travel trade market, as well as extend the scope and revenue-generating potential of group sales. This position develops and maintains relationships within the tourism industry, works with colleagues in the Museum and externally to create and promote adult group tour programs and schedule group visits while adhering to budget guidelines and goals, and maintains frequent communication between our onsite caterer and the Museum’s public and educational tour coordinators. Other duties include developing brochures, researching mailing lists and advertising options, organizing direct mail campaigns to group tour operators, and developing email campaigns to the group tour market as well as to other segments of the our email list. Scheduling and database software are used on a daily basis for booking visits and generating sales reports. The individual in this position shares visitor research responsibility with the Audience Metrics Manager on a project-to-project basis, produces the Museum’s e-newsletter, coordinates MailChimp email marketing activities across Museum departments, and assists in MailChimp analysis as needed.

Reports to: Assistant Manager for Audience Metrics

Starting date: October 19, 2015

Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; evening or weekend hours on occasion, as needed

Salary: $34,000

To apply: Please send your resumé to

Assistant Graphic Designer—Design

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate for the Assistant Graphic Designer position will have a clean visual style that can seamlessly interface with our graphic identity/stylebook. Individual must have a degree in graphic arts, design, or a related area; and two to four years of experience designing graphics for another museum or arts organization, with a portfolio of produced work. She or he must be a good collaborator who is comfortable working with a wide range of Museum staff, including exhibition designers, curators, editors, interpretive materials managers, educators, technology designers, public information officers, and digital imaging specialists; be fluent in the use of InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, and Illustrator in an Apple environment; have a dynamic approach to typography, color, shape, and imagery, in both 2-D and 3-D, with superior skills in color matching and mixing across media (print vs. paint vs. on-screen); be familiar with numerous production methods, including inkjet and laser printing, silk-screening, vinyl graphics, transfer type, banners, durotrans, and four-color print production; be highly attentive to overall production of materials, such as fine detail, neatness, leveling, and final installation appearance; be skilled at hand-producing labels, stanchion signs, and other in-house print materials (some with extensive hand-production); be comfortable working with print materials and adhesives, as well as mounting and trimwork; and be highly attentive to overall production of materials, including fine detail, neatness, leveling, and final installation appearance. Some demonstrated web design experience, including image sizing and motion graphics, is useful. Fluent knowledge of editorial marks and correction language is important. The candidate should be able to juggle multiple projects effectively in a fast-paced environment and possess effective written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities: The Assistant Graphic Designer conceives and designs exhibition graphics for eight to twelve art exhibitions per year, including entrance titles, illustrated didactic panels, extensive object labels, maps, timelines, brochures, mural prints, and environmental displays; conceives and designs distributed print materials, including exhibition invitations, media preview materials, postcards, response cards, and envelopes (including, more frequently, e-versions of the same invitations), press and promotional materials, and online teacher resources; produces designed materials, whether in-house or off-site, frequently requiring self-production (such as paper labels, short-lead signage, invitation mock-ups, etc.); engages with the Visitor Services department on effective way-finding and exhibition directionals; regularly formats images and designs/art directs elements for our website; meets all production and installation deadlines while maintaining a balanced project budget; and performs other duties, as assigned.

Reports to: Chief Designer, Design Department

Starting date: September 2015

Work schedule: Five days per week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 35 hours per week

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, salary history, work samples, and web links via mail to Brooklyn Museum, Department MY, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11238-6052. All applications for this position must be mailed.

Arty Facts Instructor—Education

(Part-time, temporary, non-union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have one to two years of experience working with early childhood or family audiences in a museum, studio, or classroom environment. B.F.A. or B.A. in studio art, art history, early childhood education, or related field is required. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Responsibilities: Arty Facts is a program for four- to seven-year-olds with an adult companion. Lessons are inspired by a monthly theme, the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, and/or studio art materials and processes. With the co-teacher, the Arty Facts Instructor will design the curriculum and then set up and prepare for the 90-minute lesson’s gallery and studio components; plan and facilitate a discussion with the participants that is age-appropriate, family-friendly, focuses on Museum objects, and explores the goals of the lesson; facilitate an independent family time that could include sketching, a question-and-answer worksheet, a gallery hunt, etc.; and lead a studio project that is linked to the gallery objects. At the conclusion of the class, he or she may facilitate an annual evaluation and promote other Brooklyn Museum programs to the Arty Facts audience.  The position attends two annual paid educator meetings, utilizes two floating paid research days. The Arty Facts Instructor may be invited to teach additional paid special family programs, including the Latino Family Series.

Reports to:  Family Programs Coordinator

Starting and ending dates: September 25, 2015, through June 30, 2016

Work schedule: Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 6 hours per week; 1 month minimum of teaching, plus subbing and special family program days; 2 research afternoons per year

Compensation:  $175 per diem; $50 for research afternoons

To apply:  Please send a cover letter and résumé via email to

Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art—Curatorial, Arts of the Americas and Europe

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position is an excellent communicator and recognized scholar in the field of American art. She or he must possess an advanced degree in the history of art with a strong concentration on American art prior to 1945, Ph.D. preferred; three to five years of museum experience; and a demonstrated commitment to engaging a wide public audience in innovative and exciting ways, as well as to art history, research, and scholarship. Strong writing skills, the ability to teach and speak effectively to diverse audiences, and the ability to work effectively with colleagues in a highly collaborative environment are essential. The candidate must have a proven ability to produce original and engaging exhibitions based on the Museum’s permanent collections and to communicate to multiple audiences through excellent writing and dynamic public speaking. 

Responsibilities: The Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art is a full-time curatorial position caring for the Brooklyn Museum collections of American paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, pre-1945. The Brooklyn Museum holds one of the most important collections of American art in the world, including nearly 2,000 paintings (oils, watercolors, and pastels), 200 sculptures, and 3,600 prints and drawings. Selections from this collection are published in Teresa Carbone’s American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876 and currently exhibited in the installation American Identities and in the adjacent Luce Visible Storage ▪ Study Center.

The Mellon Curator is a leadership role within the Museum’s curatorial team and serves as the Museum’s representative to scholars, donors, and the public outside the Museum, supporting and advancing fundraising goals for the collection and for the Museum as a whole. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, conceptualizing and producing exciting exhibitions from the permanent collections, both for exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and for travel to other venues; performing ongoing reviews of the collection in order to recommend refinement, including acquisitions and deaccessioning, in accordance with the Museum’s collection plan; overseeing the preparation of the department’s Collections Committee meetings and reports; working with registrars and collection managers to maintain complete, up-to-date, and orderly records and cataloguing for the collection; working in collaboration with the Conservation department to provide planning and oversight for collection maintenance and conservation in accordance with best practices of collection stewardship; supervising the Assistant Curator of American Art, interns, and volunteers; working in collaboration with the Development department to encourage support for the collection and for the Museum, especially in relation to the Fund for African American Art support group; assisting in grant writing, events, and related programs; developing relationships with collectors and donors in the field; collaborating with the Exhibitions department and other curators; researching and interpreting the American collections and participating in cross-disciplinary projects, exhibitions, installations, and publications; participating in the process of an active loan program from the permanent collection; representing the Museum at professional conferences, symposia, etc.; and other duties, as required or assigned.

Reports to: Managing Curator, Arts of the Americas and Europe

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, with additional hours, as necessary

To apply: Candidate should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter describing her or his particular suitability to the position via email to

Major Gifts Officer—Development

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in individual donor development and major gift solicitation, including experience managing a portfolio of high net worth individual donors. Excellent presentation, writing, and interpersonal skills are required. Computer experience and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge are essential. She or he must be willing to travel in the United States and work weekends and evenings, as necessary. Working knowledge of philanthropic vehicles in order to facilitate sophisticated philanthropic conversations is critical. Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are a must. The candidate must be results-oriented with a passionate commitment to the visual arts and an appreciation of the goals and mission of the Brooklyn Museum. He or she must possess an understanding of complex institutions and an ability to work as part of a team. A Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is strongly preferred.

Responsibilities: The Major Gifts Officer is a dynamic, articulate and well-organized individual who identifies, engages, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of high net worth families and individuals to expand and maximize giving across the institution, including the Director’s Circle, Collections Councils, special events, endowments, and capital and infrastructure gifts. The Major Gifts Officer is an externally focused position, working closely with donors and Museum leadership. She or he manages a portfolio of 75+ major donors and prospects and will be responsible for personally cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding gifts of $2,500 to $250,000 or more. The Major Gifts Officer formulates strategic direction and program development to enhance private individual philanthropic support in preparation for a future campaign.

The individual in this position works closely with the Deputy Director for Development to identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and retain qualified prospects and donors; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, applying a moves-management approach with a custom cultivation strategy for each donor; strategically engages Trustees, Museum leadership, and current donors in peer prospect identification, visits, and closings; makes assessment calls and cultivates, solicits, and recognizes major donors; promotes and closes complex gifts such as campaign, endowment, and planned gifts; develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of the Museum’s exhibition schedule and educational and strategic programs in order to effectively articulate the Museum’s priorities and fundraising objectives to donors; prepares and submits goals that contain specific timelines, projected results, and outcomes; documents all activity in the Raiser’s Edge database; attends all appropriate meetings as well as other Museum-related events; and works closely with other Development staff to ensure appropriate coordination and communication.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé via email to

Senior Museum Educator/Teacher Services Coordinator—Education

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have substantial experience teaching adult and school-aged learners in a classroom, studio, and/or museum environment; a demonstrated ability to design and implement lesson plans, educational materials, and programs; and a strong background in directing projects, managing budgets, and supervising staff. The individual will be a thoughtful practitioner with a B.A. or B.F.A. in art, education, or a related field; M.A. preferred. Innovative and experimental ideas about art-making and museum education are essential; familiarity with New York City schools is helpful. The successful candidate must be creative, well-organized, committed to working as part of a collaborative team, and able to meet strict deadlines while balancing several projects at once.

Responsibilities: As part of the Education Division, the Senior Museum Educator will be at the center of the Museum's educational programs and resources to help K–12 teachers integrate art-making and object-based learning into the classroom. He or she will design, conduct, and evaluate professional development programs for K–12 and pre-service teachers—including ArtXchange, Evening for Educators, Teacher Leadership Program, Teacher Institutes, and a variety of custom-designed workshops. The individual in this position will supervise and support colleagues and volunteers working with staff throughout the Museum to coordinate program logistics, teach and manage certain aspects of a multi-visit program, and lead occasional guided gallery visits—the foundation of all object-based learning in the Museum. She or he will conduct research to develop future programs, prepare teaching resources for collection highlights and special exhibitions, and contribute to other Museum initiatives as time permits. The Senior Museum Educator will help evaluate teacher programs and resources, and represent the Museum at local educational forums and conferences.

Reports to: School Programs Manager

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening and weekend hours, as necessary

Compensation: $41,826, plus benefits

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to

Development Assistant—Development

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The successful candidate must have a B.A. or B.S. and at least a year of professional experience, preferably in fundraising or events at an arts institution or other non-profit. She or he must have knowledge of Microsoft Office and donor databases (Raiser's Edge, preferred). The individual should have strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; excellent organizational and multitasking skills; and an ability to problem solve under pressure in a fast-paced environment. He or she must demonstrate a professional demeanor and engaging personality. an ability to work productively as part of a team, and a willingness to assist with all tasks needed to ensure the success of projects.

Responsibilities: The Development Assistant will prepare gift acknowledgements and tax receipts; coordinate key donor stewardship and prospect cultivation activities including meetings, visits, events and reports; and maintain records in the donor database (Raiser's Edge). He or she will provide high-quality administrative support in planning and executing the Museum's major fundraising, donor, and exhibition events (approximately 30 annually); answering phones and responding to general inquiries; generating and maintaining R.S.V.P. lists for events; and tracking responses and making follow-up calls. The position will also assist with invitations, solicitation mailings, acknowledgement letters, and e-mail campaigns; ticket sales tracking and event seating arrangements; and other event logistics (both on- and off-site) including the check-in process.

To apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements via email to

Internships (P/T)—Digital Collections and Services

(Non-union, part-time, unpaid internships)

The Brooklyn Museum seeks interns to work on projects in the Digital Lab. A limited number of positions are available, generally on a semester schedule. Preference will be given to students registered in credit-granting programs. Due to collaborative projects with university programs, only selected projects may be open to other applicants during a particular semester.

Digitization Interns assist with the digitization of the b/w negative collection, including scanning and editing negatives, matching images to objects in the collections management system (TMS), creating metadata, and loading images and data into the digital asset management system (Luna). Qualifications: Applicant must have computer skills, familiarity with scanning and PhotoShop, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Copyright Interns research contact information for artists, generate letters and licenses, track progress in an Access database, and update rights information in TMS. For additional information about this project, please visit Qualifications: Candidate must have research skills, experience with MS Office suite (particularly Access and mail merge), verbal skills, and attention to detail.

Documentary Photography Interns photograph Museum events and activities, following up on assignments from staff and pursuing independent shoots in the galleries, and edit and manage images, which are then made available to the Museum's Design Department for promotional purposes and are preserved as part of the Museum Archives. Qualifications: Applicant must have excellent PhotoShop skills, DSLR camera training, a portfolio demonstrating aptitude for documentary photography, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Object Inventory Photography Interns work with curators undertaking storeroom surveys, including creating images of works of art in the collection using a simple set and lighting, and managing the resulting image files. The opportunity to create metadata and load images into the Luna DAMS may be included. This internship is dependent on curatorial need and may not be available every semester. Qualifications: Internship requires excellent PhotoShop skills, DLSR camera training, a portfolio demonstrating aptitude for still life photography, visual acuity, and attention to detail.

Time Frame: Ongoing

Work Schedule: Part-time, Monday–Friday, with schedule to be determined

Compensation: These are unpaid internships. Interns will have Museum volunteer status.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to An online portfolio is required for photography internships. Applications are reviewed in August (for fall semester), December (for winter/spring semester), and May (for summer semester).

Corporate Sponsorship and Institutional Giving Intern (P/T)—Development

(Non-union, unpaid internship position)

Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must be actively enrolled in or have recently graduated from an educational program in arts administration, museum studies, art history, nonprofit management, or other applicable courses of study. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Raiser's Edge fundraising software, although training will be provided; demonstrate an interest in art history, art administration, or museum development; possess excellent communication skills; and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Responsibilities: The Intern will learn firsthand how a professional fundraising team at a major art institution functions. The position will work directly with the Senior Manager of Corporate Relations, the Senior Institutional Officer, and Development Associates on fundraising geared towards corporate, foundation, and government agencies. Specific responsibilities include learning the steps in donor engagement and stewardship; completing training and developing competency with Raiser's Edge to assist with donor tracking; researching prospective donors after learning how to use various prospect research tools and databases, including the Foundation Directory Online; learning the basics of completing grant applications and proposals; coordinating stewardship mailings; and drafting donor communication. The ability to assist with special events taking place after hours is preferred.

Reports to: Institutional Giving Officer

Starting and ending dates: January to June 2016

Work schedule: Approximately 20 to 30 hours per week

Compensation: This part-time internship is unpaid. Intern will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. for the duration of the internship, which includes a discount in the Museum Shop and B Café, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the United States. Academic credit may be possible.


Corporate Relations Associate—Development

(Full-time, permanent, non-union position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position must have one to three years of experience in a professional non-profit development office, excellent organizational and communication skills, uncompromising attention to detail, superior grant-writing skills, an interest and background in art and museums, and the ability to produce error-free confidential reports and documents. The individual must be able to identify corporate prospects, provide strategies to secure funding, track and maintain corporate goals and budget projections, present projections reports to department managers, meet or exceed deadline expectations by demonstrating initiative and ownership of projects, and easily handle multiple tasks as a team player. The candidate must possess knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), Raiser's Edge, and online information resources. B.S. or B.A. degree preferred.

Responsibilities: The Corporate Relations Associate must work in partnership with the Senior Corporate Manager on the extensive portfolio of corporate supporters. The position must track and maintain annual corporate membership and sponsorship fundraising goals, and work closely with the Senior Corporate Manager to set and fulfill these goals; manage and maintain key departmental systems/records including grants calendar, donor files, and our donor database; write donor correspondence and acknowledgements; field inquiries about corporate giving; and act as the point of contact for our corporate partners.

The Associate will manage corporate membership and sponsorship fulfillment, track and send benefit packages, steward membership accounts, and process dedicated stewardship mailings. She or he will conduct prospect research, develop and implement targeted strategy for growth in sponsorship and corporate membership, create corporate sponsorship proposals and materials for outreach, manage corporate membership campaigns for university members, and build and expand upon existing university membership programs. The individual will oversee event logistics for corporate development donor events (e.g. tours, private viewings, prospect meetings); help to represent the department at exhibition openings, receptions, meetings, site visits, and other events, as needed; contribute innovative ideas for new corporate giving opportunities and creative partnerships; and supervise on-site promotional opportunities for our corporate partners.

She or he will work closely with key departments throughout the Museum including Curatorial, Design, Editorial, Education, Exhibitions, and Finance, to implement grants and sponsorship; the Membership team and Visitor Services department, to administer benefits for all corporate members; and the entire Institutional Giving department, which includes foundation, corporate, and government grants, and sponsorship. The Associate will also hire and manage seasonal interns, and supervise their duties and workload.

Reports to: Senior Corporate Relations Manager

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with occasional evenings and weekends