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Image Licensing and Media Acquisition Coordinator—Digital Collections and Services

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

The Image Licensing and Media Acquisition Coordinator supports multiple Museum departments in acquiring and licensing digital images, audio, and video from outside sources for Museum publications, exhibitions, installations, and publicity, and assists the Museum Image Services Coordinator in licensing images of the Museum’s objects.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in art history, museum studies, or other relevant field
  • Demonstrated commitment to a career in museum work
  • Relevant experience with and knowledge of publishing, copyright, and digital image management
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Experience managing and assessing digital images and working with databases
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Access and Excel, Filemaker Pro, and Google Docs
  • Highly organized, with excellent follow through and ability to manage multiple complex projects, set priorities, and meet firm deadlines
  • Ability to work well both independently and in collaboration with a wide variety of staff

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Head of Digital Collections and Services and other department staff:

"Licensing In," project management and media acquisition:

  • Acquire all image and media licensing for Museum projects
  • Research and evaluate rights statuses, and track restrictions and requirements
  • Develop and maintain existing MS Access database to document project activities and contact lists, and maintain project records
  • Negotiate fees, process and track payments, and contribute use costs to project budgets
  • Manage incoming file transfers, master images, and media on the Museum's network
  • Create delivery packages to transmit to publishers, including rights documentation
  • Assess quality of image files and assist with publication proofing of images, related text, and credit/copyright lines

Copyright:

  • Assist staff with questions relating to copyright and fair use
  • Track changes to rights status for quarterly updates on The Museum System and website
  • Coordinate copyright clearance project; clear rights, acquire licenses, and research orphaned works

"Licensing Out," rights and reproductions:

  • Assist in setting prices and licensing terms
  • Order new photography and scanning for all revenue-generating image requests of works in the Museum’s permanent collections
  • Track use, agreements, and income in MS Access database
  • Continue Wikipedia seeding project, placing key Museum images in relevant articles

Departmental responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with multiple departments, including Imaging, Curatorial (Collections and Exhibitions), Editorial, Design, Public Information, and Technology staff
  • Participate in Digital Collections and Services initiatives, including departmental administration, intern supervision and mentoring, and Museum-wide projects such as task forces and exhibition messaging teams

Reports to: Head of Digital Collections and Services

Starting date: Immediately

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to job.image.media@brooklynmuseum.org.

Project Paper Conservator, Book of the Dead of Herw—Conservation

(Full-time, project-based, non-union position)

Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in conservation, or its equivalent
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to plan ahead
  • A team player who can participate in the overall goals of the Conservation department and the Museum
  • Experience examining and treating both paper and papyrus collections is desired

Responsibilities:

  • With the Assistant Paper Conservator, focus on the conservation of the Book of the Dead of Herw
  • Examine, document, and begin treatment of the above papyri documents
  • Maintain conservation records
  • Conduct basic analysis
  • Advise on proper installation, storage, and shipment
  • Inventory and order supplies
  • Complete other duties, as assigned

Reports to: Carol Lee Shen, Chief Curator

Starting date: Summer 2017 (for one year)

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm

Salary: $43,000 per year

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to job.paper.conservator@brooklynmuseum.org.

Research Assistant, Asian Art—Curatorial

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

Requirements:

  • Detail oriented, with excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong background in at least one art historical tradition of Asia
  • At least one year of museum experience
  • Master's degree in art history or a related field preferred
  • Reading and speaking knowledge of a pertinent Asian language, especially Japanese or Korean, preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Curator of Asian Art and the Associate Curator of Islamic Art to assess and present the Asian collections in preparation for their reinstallation in our permanent galleries
  • Assist the curators with collection surveys and administer reinstallation-related projects involving multiple Museum departments as well as outside contractors
  • Research select areas of the collection and develop interpretive materials for new galleries
  • Assist with programming and other activities related to the re-opening

Starting date: Summer 2017

Work schedule: Five days per week, 9 am–5 pm

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé to job.research.asianart@brooklynmuseum.org.

Family Programs Summer Intern (P/T)—Education

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

The Family Programs Summer Intern supports our summer Family Programs, including the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program, Hands-On Art, and Family Art Magic.

Requirements: Candidates must have:

  • B.A. or B.F.A. (or be a rising junior or senior) in studio art, art history, museum education, art education, or a related field
  • Experience working with children, using principles of positive youth development
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Art-making experience
  • An ability to manage numerous tasks efficiently
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel (including an ability to generate charts and graphs)
  • A cheerful, friendly, and outgoing disposition

Previous teaching experience is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists museum educators in teaching three classes per week for day campers enrolled in the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program, and designing and facilitating two after-camp afternoons per week
  • Prepares art supplies, signage, and supporting materials for Hands-On Art
  • Sets up program space, staff, and document the Hands-On Art program
  • Organizes, enters, and analyzes Family Art Magic audience survey data
  • Supports other administrative projects with Family Programs

Reports to: Family Programs Coordinator

Start and end dates: Monday, June 26, to Friday, August 11, 2017

Work schedule: Four days per week, Monday through Friday. Weekday hours vary per camp and after-camp schedules, between 8:30 am–6 pm. Must be available for late afternoon and early evening hours on Saturday, July 1, and Saturday, August 5.

Compensation: This internship is unpaid. The Intern will be issued a Brooklyn Museum ID for the duration of their internship, which includes a discount in the Shop and Café, as well as free admission to many art museums throughout the country. Academic credit may be possible.

To apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to job.family.prgms.summer.intern@brooklynmuseum.org. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Controller—Finance

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

Requirements: the Controller should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible non-profit experience, preferably with a major organization or division of a large organization
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet applications
  • Familiarity with New York City government and related pass-through accounting procedures preferred
  • Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations preferred
     

Responsibilities: the Controller supervises all accounting staff, oversees successful transaction processing, and ensures the Museum meets all reporting and compliance requirements.

Management:

  • Maintain documentation of accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee accounting operations, including organizational structure, control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures

Transactions:              

  • Process payroll on time
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of accounts payable, with all reasonable discounts taken
  • Manage prompt accounts receivable collection
  • Oversee completion of required bank reconciliations and debt payments
  • Maintain an orderly accounts chart, filing system, and transaction control system
  • Track endowment and investment accounts
  • Maintain net asset tracking of donor restrictions

Reporting:

  • Issue timely and complete financial statements
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual report, Form 990 and other regulatory filings, and grant reports
  • Recommend benchmarks to measure the performance of Museum operations
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Develop a system of management cost reports
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Work with the actuary to prepare post-retirement benefit and pension calculations
  • Monitor and prepare fixed assets & depreciation entries
  • Prepare balance sheet schedules

Compliance:

  • Coordinate information to external auditors for the annual audit
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants as applicable
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

Reports to: Director of Finance

Starting date: ASAP

To apply:  Please send your cover letter and résumé to job.controller@brooklynmuseum.org.

Senior Accountant—Finance

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

Requirements:

  • Four-year degree in accounting
  • Three to five years' accounting experience
  • Proficiency with spreadsheet applications
  • Experience with the full cycle of accounting transactions
  • Familiarity with New York City government and related pass-through accounting procedures preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Implement and oversee a broad range of accounting transactions, including accounts payable, payroll, billing, fixed assets, and inventory; reconcile accounts; prepare budgets, financial statements, and journal entries; and conduct variance analysis as needed
  • Manage reporting and ensure compliance requirements are met
  • Assist in preparing financial statements, regulatory filings, and reports to comply with grant terms

Reports to: Controller

Starting date: ASAP

To apply:  Please send your cover letter and résumé to: job.senior.accountant@brooklynmuseum.org.

ASK Ambassador (P/T)—Marketing and Communications

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

We seek experienced customer service professionals to serve as "guerrilla marketers," engaging with visitors to promote our award-winning app, ASK Brooklyn Museum. ASK Ambassadors work with the Audience Engagement and Visitor Services teams to perfect strategies for making ASK Brooklyn Museum an integral part of the visitor experience, including encouraging visitors to download and use the app. ASK Ambassadors play a pivotal role in implementing and evaluating various marketing strategies in collaboration with the rest of the ASK team. Shifts are spent standing in the lobby and galleries or roaming throughout the Museum, working directly with our visitors.

Requirements:

  • At least one year of experience working with customers in a retail, hospitality, or museum setting
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Familiarity with both iOS and Android platforms
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to comfortably approach and speak with visitors of all backgrounds
  • Receptivity to constructive feedback
  • Open-minded, outgoing, and welcoming personality
  • Ability to spot trends and understand visitor behavior
  • Knowledge of audience evaluation methodology a plus

ASK Ambassadors should thrive on change and enjoy working on experimental projects. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Starting date: Immediately

Work schedule: 15–20 hours per week on Saturday, Sunday, and one weekday, along with monthly mandatory team meetings. Shifts take place during the Museum's open hours: Wednesdays, Fridays–Sundays, 11 am–6 pm; Thursdays, 11 am–10 pm; and Target First Saturdays (the first Saturday of every month), 11 am–11 pm. Late night shifts scheduled on a rotating basis. We can accommodate occasional schedule conflicts due to other jobs and responsibilities, in an attempt to maintain a flexible and understanding work environment.

Reports to: Director of Digital Engagement

To apply: Interested applicants should review our Tech Blog detailing the project before applying. Please send your résumé and cover letter to job.ask.ambassador@brooklynmuseum.org.

Backend Developer—Technology

The Technology department at the Brooklyn Museum seeks a Backend Developer to join our team and help manage our web presence. You’ll be working with a small team on a variety of web, mobile, and infrastructure projects related to art, community engagement, visitor experience, and open access. Primary projects include the ongoing online publication of over 95,000 object records and related images in our collection, an accessible public API and engaging web presence, an internal editorial system, and the backend of our mobile app ASK.

As a small team, we work across disciplines and support each other. Accordingly, qualified candidates must possess a broad range of skills for maintaining and improving our AWS-based infrastructure to keep the things we build on top of it running. Our systems primarily run on Linux, PHP, MySQL, NGINX, and Git, but we do integrate with some Windows-based servers and occasionally dabble in SQL Server or Visual Studio.

We have adopted a number of Agile practices in our development process in order to adapt to the fast-evolving nature of our projects, and we’re looking for someone who thrives using this methodology.

Requirements: Here’s what we’re after:

  • experience writing testable code in a dynamic, object-oriented language such as PHP, Ruby, or Python;
  • SQL programming and relational data modeling knowledge;
  • experience with installing, configuring, and securing web servers such as Apache or NGINX;
  • experience maintaining Linux (Debian/Ubuntu) systems;
  • experience with UNIX command-line programming;
  • experience with API integration;
  • experience monitoring, logging, and reporting systems and applications;
  • experience managing backups and restores of servers and applications;
  • familiarity with AWS;.
  • familiarity with configuring CMS systems such as ExpressionEngine or Craft CMS;
  • familiarity with Windows development;
  • familiarity with client-side programming and web development; and
  • a belief in testing code.

We might lack fancy furniture and ping-pong tables, but our offices are located in a nineteenth-century neoclassical monument and share a space with priceless art, so we're okay with that. This is a fast-paced but fun environment that we balance by keeping a commitment to a 35-hour work week. This position does not include telecommuting or relocation; qualified candidates must be able to commute daily to the Brooklyn Museum. No recruiters, please.

To apply: Send your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to job.backend@brooklynmuseum.org. Include your cover letter in the body of the email and attach your résumé.

Marketing Senior Manager—Marketing and Communications

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have:

  • minimum five years of marketing experience;
  • B.A. in marketing (M.A., preferred);
  • excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • knowledge of current marketing strategies and best practices;
  • knowledge of the performance/visual arts industry and arts marketing, preferred;
  • strong creative and critical thinking;
  • agility and high performance in a changing and fast-paced environment;
  • detail-oriented manner;
  • ability to manage and prioritize several projects at the same time;
  • experience in managing the production of marketing and promotional materials while working closely with graphic designers and outside agencies;
  • a history of seeking strategic partnerships and developing effective relationships;
  • ability to interact in an effective, tactful, and professional manner; and
  • high ethical standards.

Responsibilities: The Marketing Senior Manager is responsible for:

  • working alongside the Director of Marketing & Communications to create and execute marketing strategies to increase our visitorship, earned revenue, and visibility;
  • creating internal and external content for marketing materials;
  • managing the workflow and creation of all marketing collateral including direct marketing materials, postcards, and brochures, among other marketing pieces;
  • managing direct marketing execution, from direct mail and guerilla marketing to all e-communications;
  • working alongside the Director of Marketing & Communications and other Museum staff to create and execute advertising campaigns in both traditional and digital media, and through promotions supporting all Museum efforts;
  • working collaboratively to integrate all our departments into the marketing strategy;
  • increasing our public presence by developing strategies and content in conjunction with Public Programs, Exhibitions, Development, Education, Libraries & Archives, and other departments;
  • creating and managing external partnerships and overseeing marketing cross-promotions with outside organizations;
  • conducting marketing research to help reach our community benchmarks and preparing reports on effective decision-making;
  • assisting with budget preparation, tracking, forecasting, and analysis; and
  • other duties, as directed.

Reports to: Director of Marketing & Communications

To apply: Please submit your résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to job.srmgr.mktg@brooklynmuseum.org.

Graphic Design Intern—Design

(Part-time, temporary, unpaid internship)

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic, and hard-working design Intern to join our Graphic Design team. The Intern will assist in the planning and execution of both digital and print marketing materials for the Museum. This is a great opportunity to understand the working process and day-to-day responsibilities of a cultural institution's in-house design team through hands-on learning and execution. The Intern will work under the guidance of the Head of Graphic Design to ensure quality and visual cohesion in accordance with our brand.

Requirements: The ideal candidate is:

  • A graphic design and/or visual communications major
  • Skilled in design and typography
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Equipped with a basic understanding of HTML and CSS
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Able to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • An exemplar of strong work ethics and high performance standards
  • An outside-the-box thinker
  • Passionate about the arts

Responsibilities: The Graphic Design Intern will be responsible for:

  • Creating and assisting in ongoing design projects
  • Producing signage
  • Performing case studies

Reports to: Head of Graphic Design

Start date: Fall 2017

Work schedule: Flexible, 20 hours per week

To apply: Please send your application to job.graphic.design.intern@brooklynmuseum.org.

Gallery/Studio Program Instructor (P/T)—Education

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

The Gallery/Studio Program Instructor is a reflective artist-practitioner who guides students in their exploration of art in our collections and exhibitions.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.F.A. in visual arts, education, art history, or a related field, plus at least one year of museum education experience (additional museum experience strongly preferred)
  • Excellent gallery and studio teaching, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • A strong desire to work with young people and/or adults
  • Comfort teaching a range of 2-D and 3-D art-making techniques and methods
  • A demonstrable commitment to the Museum’s vision of art as a catalyst for a connected, civic, and empathetic world

Responsibilities: During the summer, the Gallery/Studio Program Instructor teaches either an adult painting or adult printmaking course. The Instructor:

  • Conceives and teaches Gallery/Studio Program art courses in a semester of four to ten classes
  • Attends one planning and one wrap-up meeting per semester
  • Communicates regularly with the Gallery/Studio Coordinator throughout the semester about students, supplies, and any matters of interest
  • Facilitates evaluation in the final class
  • If teaching a class of students under the age of 12, supervises two teen work-study students who will assist with the class

This is a temporary summer position with potential for rehire in fall or spring semesters.

Reports to: Gallery/Studio Program Coordinator

Starting date: June 19, 2017

Work schedule: For the summer, four to six classes per semester, scheduled Wednesdays–Fridays or Saturdays, plus two weeknight meetings per semester. If hired for succeeding fall/spring semesters, seven to ten classes per semester, scheduled Saturdays or Sundays, plus two weeknight meetings per semester.

Salary: $140 per class or meeting

To apply: Please send a cover letter with your teaching philosophy and résumé to job.gsp.instructor@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/tag/copyright/. 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 digital.lab.internships@brooklynmuseum.org. 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).

Special Events Intern—Development

(Non-union, unpaid internship position)

The Brooklyn Museum hosts more than 75 annual special events, in a range of scopes and sizes, and is building a team of interns to provide event support through the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Events take place both at the Museum and offsite, and include exhibition openings, Member previews, fundraising galas, exclusive receptions and dinners, intimate cocktail parties, and more. This position is a great opportunity for those wishing to learn about special events or development in a cultural setting, and there is room for growth in the role.

Requirements: Ideal candidates for the Special Events Intern are:

  • 21 or over and undergraduate or graduate students, or recent graduates;
  • able to work weekday evenings from 5 to 10 pm, with preference for Wednesdays and Thursdays; at least one in-office work day from 10 am to 5 pm; and occasional weekends;
  • comfortable interacting with high-net-worth individuals and senior Museum leadership, while displaying professionalism and discretion;
  • able to stand for long periods of time and move quickly throughout the Museum;
  • proficient in Microsoft Office, comfortable using iPads, and interested in learning fundraising software; and
  • knowledgeable about the New York City subway system.

Responsibilities: Interns will work closely with the Individual Giving and Special Events team to learn all elements of producing special events, including:

  • coordinating check-in materials, and updating and preparing RSVP lists;
  • checking in guests, fielding donor inquiries, and providing directional services during events;
  • supporting event production by working with Brooklyn Museum A/V and facilities staff, caterers, florists, and other vendors, as needed;
  • assisting post-event breakdown;
  • coordinating event details with other Museum departments;
  • providing in-office support to the Development department one day a week, as needed; and
  • working special hours in support of the Museum’s Brooklyn Artists Ball in April.

Reports to: Manager, Individual Giving and Special Events

Start and end dates: September 2016 to June 2017

To apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to job.special.events.intern@brooklynmuseum.org.

Senior Museum Educator, Family Programs Coordinator—Education

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

The Family Programs Coordinator uses their forward-thinking teaching skills to create imaginative collections-based programs and learning opportunities for early childhood and intergenerational audiences, and to coordinate excellent programs that welcome families to the Museum.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Arts degree or BFA; MA or MFA preferred
  • Two to three years' museum education experience
  • Excellent teaching, art-making, writing, and organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Experience working with preschool audiences (ages 2–3; classroom experience preferred), developing lesson plans, coordinating programs, and producing interpretive materials
  • Administrative experience including managing budgets, facilitating community outreach, and supervising part-time staff, interns, and/or volunteers
  • Versed in social media
  • Knowledge of Brooklyn audiences is desirable
  • Bilingual skills are a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive, implement, and manage Family Programs related to permanent collections and special exhibitions, including Meet the Museum, F.A.M. (Family Art Magic), Hands-On Art at Target First Saturdays, and Creativity Lab, as well as special programs for families (such as partnerships, festivals, and birthday parties)
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise a part-time staff
  • Collaborate to produce programmatic content
  • Prepare marketing materials
  • Maintain art supplies
  • Evaluate current programs and conduct research to develop new programs
  • Develop family-friendly interpretive materials and interactive gallery activities
  • Contribute to grant proposals, reports, and budget proposals
  • Mentor other museum educators, and collaborate with other Education and Museum staff, as well as with outside organizations

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.

Reports to: Youth and Family Programs Manager

Starting date: Immediate

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); implementation of programs requires weekend work.

Salary: $38,398–$44,158, plus benefits

To apply: Please send your cover letter, stating your teaching philosophy, and résumé to the Youth and Family Programs Manager at job.family.programs.coordinator@brooklynmuseum.org.

School Programs Manager—Education

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

We seek a dynamic and innovative School Programs Manager to oversee all K–12 school-based programs for students and teachers. In addition, this position will launch an exciting pilot program to expand our work in Central Brooklyn to districts most in need of arts education. The Manager will work to deepen connections to our local schools, and uphold our ethos of inclusion, diversity, and social justice. Aligning with our mission "to create inspiring encounters with art that expand the ways we see ourselves, the world and its possibilities," the individual in this position will create a forward thinking vision for our school programs that advances learning, participation, and engagement for children, teens, and educators coming from diverse backgrounds, with diverse needs. This position is instrumental in implementing our Arts as Social Justice pedagogical approach and furthering our vision of fostering "courageous conversations as a catalyst for a more connected, civic, and empathetic world."

Requirements:

  • Be a big-picture thinker while also being detail-oriented with strong administrative skills
  • M.A. degree in art history, museum education, education, or a related field in the humanities
  • Exhibit strong knowledge of museum education theory and practice
  • At least four years of experience in a museum, planning and implementing relevant and creative object-based museum education programs for K–12 students and teachers
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, and presentation skills
  • Experience with project and personnel management and the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with Museum staff, patrons, and representatives of other community-based organizations
  • Be a reflective practitioner who is capable of undertaking multiple projects simultaneously and balancing long- and short-term priorities
  • Interest and ability in budget management and resource development
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Experience with open and experimental practices a plus
  • Knowledge of New York City Department of Education offices and curriculum preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a new pilot initiative engaging students, teachers, and administrators from two middle schools in Central Brooklyn, culminating in a community-based project in collaboration with local social justice organizations
  • Working with the Director of Education, set the long-range goals for school programs in the Museum, determine priorities, and supervise full-time, union-affiliated Museum educators (who function as both gallery instructors and program coordinators)
  • Conceive, implement, and evaluate programs and materials for K–12 students and teachers who use the Museum as a resource
  • Oversee the School Partnerships Coordinator, the Guided Gallery Visits Coordinator, and the Teacher Services Coordinator, with responsibility for supporting them to ensure the successful implementation of their programs
  • Develop collaborative relationships with teachers and administrators in the New York City Department of Education, basing such collaborations on shared goals and fiscal viability
  • Develop and manage budgets, invoice and collect payments, and contribute to funding proposals and reports
  • Lead school-based gallery tours as time permits
  • Play a vital role in the Education Division's intellectual life by participating in staff-led professional development series, Teaching Labs, and special exhibition activation teams
  • Work with Curatorial, Design, Public Information, and other departments and administrative staff throughout the Museum to conceptualize, develop, execute, and publicize events and materials

Our Museum has long been a pioneer in the field of museum education and has developed a mature social justice approach to teaching and learning about art for visitors of all ages. For more information, visit our Education page.

Reports to: Director of Education

Starting date: Immediate

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

To apply: Send a detailed résumé and cover letter to job.school.programs.manager@brooklynmuseum.org and include "School Programs Manager" in the subject line.