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 email@example.com.