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Summer Photography and Imaging Intern—Digital Collections and Services

(Temporary, non-union, paid internship position)

Requirements: The ideal candidate should possess the following:

  • a major/concentration or significant training and experience in photography, with a strong interest in art and museums;
  • an understanding of and ability to use advanced features on a digital SLR camera (camera to be provided);
  • some experience in scanning and PhotoShop;
  • ability to be well-organized and detail-oriented;
  • experience using databases (not necessary, but preferred); and
  • eligibility for the Studio in a School's ARTS Intern program.

Responsibilities: The Summer Photography and Imaging Intern will have two projects:

  • to serve as candid photographer and attend Museum events and activities, shooting and editing images for our publications and website; and
  • to scan, edit, and tag images of works of art from the negative collection to be added to our online collections and LUNA image repository.

The first project will give the Intern the opportunity to experience:

  • the challenges of composing shots on the fly and dealing with difficult lighting conditions;
  • obtaining releases from parents; and
  • editing and selecting usable images from the many obtained during a shoot.

The second project will introduce the Intern to the detail-oriented process of creating scans following standard specifications and working in a production environment. The Museum will obtain quality images in two important areas:

  • images that will be useful for the website and future publications; and
  • as archival documentation of the Museum’s collections and activities.

Work schedule: Nine weeks, starting the second week of June. Five days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One day a week will be spent on ARTS Intern field trips. Occasional weekend and evening time may be required to shoot events, substituting for time during the work week.

Compensation: This is a paid internship through Studio in a School’s ARTS Intern program, for a total of $3,300. Interns will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. for the duration of their internship, which will provide a discount in our Shop, BKM Café, and BKM Bowl, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the country.

To apply: Send a résumé, cover letter, transcript, and Student Aid Report (SAR) to job.photography.imaging.intern@brooklynmuseum.org. Include the title of the internship in the subject line of the email. An online portfolio showing relevant work is required; please include its URL in your cover letter or résumé.

Adult Programs Summer ARTS Intern #2—Education

(Temporary, non-union, paid internship position)

As part of the Education department, the Adult Programs Summer ARTS Intern #2 will develop and present proposals for FY16/17 Target First Saturday programming such as art-making workshops, gallery talks, lectures, conversation series, film screenings, and performing arts series. The Internship offers a variety of networking opportunities in the arts and education sectors, and can strengthen your portfolio and résumé.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • an energetic, resourceful, motivated attitude;
  • ability to take on a leadership role in planning and executing public programs targeted at our adult visitors;
  • excellent writing, research, and communication skills;
  • attention to detail, ability to multitask, and a strong capacity to work independently;
  • a background in art history and/or arts administration, as well as a solid knowledge or interest in the cultural life of a major metropolitan area; and
  • eligibility for the Studio in a School's ARTS Intern program.

Responsibilities: Adult Programs Interns assist in various aspects of expanding our adult audiences through research, programming, marketing, and logistical support.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • completing assigned weekly readings;
  • developing social media content for our website;
  • presenting programming and exhibition-related case studies;
  • composing publication text such as web calendar listings, postcards, and newsletters;
  • preparing program logistics;
  • presenting an "Object of the Week"; and
  • creating an outreach plan for proposed programming.

Work schedule: Nine weeks, from June 8 to August 6, 2016. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One day a week will be spent on ARTS Intern field trips. Occasional evening time may be required, substituting for time during the work week.

Compensation: This is a paid internship through Studio in a School’s ARTS Intern program, for a total of $3,300. Interns will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. for the duration of their internship, which will provide a discount in our Shop, BKM Café, and BKM Bowl, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the country.

To apply: Send a résumé, cover letter, transcript, and Student Aid Report (SAR) to job.adults.program.intern@brooklynmuseum.org. Include the title of the internship in the subject line of the email.

Adult Programs Summer ARTS Intern #1—Education

(Temporary, non-union, paid internship position)

As part of the Education department, the Adult Programs Summer ARTS Intern #1 will develop and present proposals for weekend and Thursday exhibition-related programming, such as art-making workshops, gallery talks, lectures, conversation series, film screenings, and performing arts series, for FY16/17. The Internship offers a variety of networking opportunities in the arts and education sectors, and can strengthen your portfolio and résumé.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must possess the following:

  • an energetic, resourceful, motivated attitude;
  • ability to take on a leadership role in planning and executing public programs targeted at our adult visitors;
  • excellent writing, research, and communication skills;
  • attention to detail, ability to multitask, and a strong capacity to work independently;
  • a background in art history and/or arts administration, as well as a solid knowledge or interest in the cultural life of a major metropolitan area; and
  • eligibility for the Studio in a School's ARTS Intern program.

Responsibilities: Adult Programs Interns assist in various aspects of expanding our adult audiences through research, programming, marketing, and logistical support.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • completing assigned weekly readings;
  • developing social media content for our website;
  • presenting programming and exhibition-related case studies;
  • composing publication text such as web calendar listings, postcards, and newsletters;
  • preparing program logistics;
  • presenting an "Object of the Week"; and
  • creating an outreach plan for proposed programming.

Work schedule: Nine weeks, from June 6 to August 6, 2016. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One day a week will be spent on ARTS Intern field trips. Occasional evening time may be required, substituting for time during the work week.

Compensation: This is a paid internship through Studio in a School’s ARTS Intern program, for a total of $3,300. Interns will be issued a Brooklyn Museum I.D. for the duration of their internship, which will provide a discount in our Shop, BKM Café, and BKM Bowl, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the country.

To apply: Please send a résumé, cover letter, transcript, and Student Aid Report (SAR) to job.adults.program.intern@brooklynmuseum.org. Include the title of the internship in the subject line of the email.

Development Writer—Development

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

Requirements: The Brooklyn Museum is looking for an accomplished Development Writer to join our Institutional Giving team. The ideal candidate for the position should possess the following:

  • an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications, English, humanities, or a related field;
  • excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to take direction, act independently, set and maintain priorities, juggle multiple diverse assignments, and meet strict deadlines;
  • a minimum of three years of grantwriting experience, with a demonstrated track record of success in proposal writing and donor communications;
  • superior research, writing, proofreading, and editing skills, with a strong command of grammar and meticulous attention to detail;
  • previous experience working in the development office of a cultural institution;
  • the capacity to handle budgets and compile financial information to create funder reports;
  • knowledge of the New York and national arts and culture funding fields, with the ability to research and recommend funding opportunities;
  • strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office, Raiser's Edge (or similar donor database), and online information resources; and
  • the ability to work tactfully, effectively, and maturely with all levels of staff, donors, and volunteers, including the department’s management team.

Responsibilities: The Development Writer works closely with our Finance, Education, Curatorial, and other departments to develop proposals and solicitations for general operations, education, and special exhibitions, as well as for special campaigns and other projects.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • preparing sophisticated and compelling grant proposals for foundation and corporate sponsors, government contracts, reports, presentations, and other communications for cultivation and solicitation of institutional donors;
  • acquiring and maintaining sound knowledge of the Brooklyn Museum and our mission, values, strategic goals, and programs, in order to develop persuasive donor materials;
  • assisting in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies for foundation, corporate, and government grants focusing on gifts of $25,000 and greater;
  • writing detailed reports and handling other aspects of foundation and government agency stewardship, including direct contact with program officers, directors, donor trustees, and government agency staff;
  • supporting curatorial, education, and other departments in the management of grant-funded projects, including both program and budget components, and ensuring compliance with grant requirements;
  • working collaboratively with the Development and Marketing departments to craft language for various initiatives and projects;
  • organizing and attending donor visits, tours, and presentations, and managing other stewardship opportunities;
  • preparing briefing papers and memos for senior staff and final reports, stewardship letters, and other materials to keep donors knowledgeable about and engaged with the Museum’s activities;
  • keeping up on arts, cultural, and educational funding trends;
  • researching and identifying prospective institutional donors and evaluating new grant opportunities;
  • composing donor correspondence, conducting prospect research, and participating in donor solicitation;
  • managing and maintaining key departmental systems and records; and
  • performing related duties, as required.

Reports to: Senior Development Officer

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Manager, Director’s Circle and Individual Giving—Development

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

Responsibilities: The Manager of the Director's Circle and Individual Giving plays an integral role in the Brooklyn Museum's Development office. She or he is responsible for the following tasks:

  • achieving, tracking, and reporting on revenue goals and managing budgets for the Director's Circle, our premier giving society, as well as for our Collections Councils (African Art, Asian Art, Contemporary Art, Feminist Art, and Libraries and Archives);
  • managing the Director's Circle, including soliciting and securing gifts, drafting correspondence, designing and implementing engaging and exclusive programming and events, and creating acquisition, renewal, and upgrade packets;
  • collaborating with Museum curators and program staff to build and maintain the Collections Councils and functioning as Development lead for Council events;
  • serving as primary Development support for the Council for Feminist Art and working with the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art staff to achieve the Council and the Sackler Center's goals for growth;
  • managing our special funds, including the Fund for African American Art, the Helene Zucker Seeman Memorial Exhibition Fund, and the Norma Marshall Memorial Fund;
  • managing a portfolio of prospects and donors and participating in weekly moves management meetings to devise strategies and opportunities for increasing revenue;
  • providing support for the Development team's Individual Major Giving fundraising efforts, as needed; and
  • handling other projects, as assigned.

Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position must possess the following:

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree, preferred);
  • solid experience interacting with high-level donors (three or more years, preferred);
  • strong general knowledge of development activities;
  • demonstrated experience and knowledge of art history and museums;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • personal qualities that include a sense of humor, seamless team spirit, an entrepreneurial attitude, impeccable organizational skills, and attention to detail;
  • the ability to operate with a high level of discretion, maturity, and sensitivity;
  • an understanding of complex institutions; and
  • proficiency with Raiser's Edge (or other fundraising databases) and Microsoft Office.

Reports to: Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts

To apply: Please send your cover letter and résumé by mail to Development Department, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238, by fax to 718.501.6139, or by email to job.manager.directorcircle@brooklynmuseum.org. No phone calls, please.

Assistant Designer, Web and Digital—Design

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

The Design department at the Brooklyn Museum is looking for an Assistant Designer to join our team. You'll work on design in a number of key areas including the Brooklyn Museum website, e-marketing materials, and select graphic design projects.

Requirements: The Assistant Designer, Web and Digital, is someone who is fully versed in web design principles, excited to work on marketing through digital communications with the help of e-marketing platforms, and able to work across projects in a graphic design capacity when needed. You'll work under the direction of the Head of Graphic Design to ensure quality and visual cohesiveness within our brand. In addition, you'll work with key Technology staff to ensure web standards and implementation.

Here's our skills checklist:

  • 1–2 years of digital design experience;
  • a high level of creativity with excellent design and typography skills;
  • a deep understanding of user experience and interactive design;
  • expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, and CSS;
  • a solid understanding of web standards, up to and including HTML5;
  • a commitment to making accessible and usable websites that degrade gracefully on older browsers;
  • expertise in responsive design and creating robust layouts that deliver an optimized design for each device targeted;
  • a working knowledge of e-marketing platforms like MailChimp;
  • familiarity with JavaScript and relevant frameworks like MooTools and jQuery, PHP, and source control (e.g. Git, SVN); and
  • a keen attention to detail, with strong organizational and multitasking skills under tight deadlines.

Responsibilities: As the Assistant Designer, Web and Digital, you'll be responsible for:

  • developing and maintaining the design elements of the Brooklyn Museum website and interactive projects;
  • creating dynamic digital marketing campaigns by improving current e-marketing templates and working on new visual elements;
  • conducting ongoing research for integrating new design practices and trends into institutional e-communications;
  • developing branded assets for use in social media marketing across all channels;
  • working on graphic design projects, as needed; and
  • handling other projects, as assigned.

Reports to: Head of Graphic Design

Work schedule: 21 hours a week

To apply: Please forward your résumé and cover letter to job.assistant.designer@brooklynmuseum.org.

Academic Programs Coordinator—Education, Adult Programs

(Full-time, non-union position)

Requirements: Candidate must have an advanced degree in art history, museum education, visual arts administration, arts management, or a related field. Individual must have a minimum of two years of experience teaching with objects and leading tours for adults ages 16 and older in a museum or other relevant arts environment; have excellent teaching, facilitation, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with the adult programs team, professors, students, artists, and museum staff; have working knowledge of current issues in museum education, social justice, and academic practice; be a team player and a creative self-starter and program developer who is well-organized and detail-oriented; demonstrate strong writing skills; and be successful working independently as well as collaboratively with educators, administrators, and curators. Individual must also have a minimum of two years of experience coordinating and implementing public programs for adult audiences (gallery talks, film screenings, performances, art workshops, etc.).

Responsibilities: The Academic Programs Coordinator oversees Brooklyn Museum collaborations with institutions of higher learning, develops relationships with local colleges and universities, co-creates customized tours with college professors, and is the primary liaison between Museum staff and academic collaborators. S/he oversees a variety of programs for college and graduate students including our professor's open house, college social programs, academic symposia, and Student Guide program. S/he develops a cross-discipline, collection-based curriculum for college-related programs; recruits and trains Student Guides, including scheduling their gallery talks and formally evaluating their work; and organizes and/or conducts college tours, art-making workshops, gallery-based serial courses, professors' open house, and symposia. As a member of the Adult Programs team, the Academic Programs Coordinator also mentors two Intern Educators and advises them on their required research papers and gallery talks.

The Academic Programs Coordinator organizes and implements a variety of public programs for adult audiences that interpret the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. These programs may include our acclaimed Target First Saturdays, Thursday Nights hosted by Squarespace, and a variety of weekday and weekend gallery talks, films, live performances, art-making workshops, lectures, and discussions.

Reports to: Manager of Adult Programs

Work schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To apply: Submit a curriculum vitae and a letter outlining your suitability for the position to job.academic.programs.coordinator@brooklynmuseum.org or by mail to Brooklyn Museum, Attn. Adult Programs, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052.

Interim Academic Programs Coordinator (P/T)—Education, Adult Programs

(Part-time, non-union position)

Requirements: Candidate must have an advanced degree in art history, museum education, visual arts administration, arts management, or a related field. Individual must have a minimum of two years of experience teaching with objects and leading tours for adults ages 16 and older in a museum or other relevant arts environment; have excellent teaching, facilitation, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with the adult programs team, professors, students, artists, and museum staff; have working knowledge of current issues in museum education, social justice, and academic practice; be a team player and a creative self-starter and program developer who is well-organized and detail-oriented; demonstrate strong writing skills; and be successful working independently as well as collaboratively with educators, administrators, and curators. Individual must also have a minimum of two years of experience coordinating and implementing public programs for adult audiences (gallery talks, film screenings, performances, art workshops, etc.).

Responsibilities: The Interim Academic Programs Coordinator oversees Brooklyn Museum collaborations with institutions of higher learning, develops relationships with local colleges and universities, co-creates customized tours with college professors, and is the primary liaison between Museum staff and academic collaborators. S/he oversees a variety of programs for college and graduate students including our professor's open house, college social programs, academic symposia, and Student Guide program. S/he develops a cross-discipline, collection-based curriculum for college-related programs; recruits and trains Student Guides, including scheduling their gallery talks and formally evaluating their work; and organizes and/or conducts college tours, art-making workshops, gallery-based serial courses, professors' open house, and symposia. As a member of the Adult Programs team, the Academic Programs Coordinator also mentors two Intern Educators and advises them on their required research papers and gallery talks.

The Interim Academic Programs Coordinator organizes and implements a variety of public programs for adult audiences that interpret the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions. These programs may include our acclaimed Target First Saturdays, Thursday Nights hosted by Squarespace, and a variety of weekday and weekend gallery talks, films, live performances, art-making workshops, lectures, and discussions.

Reports to: Manager of Adult Programs

Work schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To apply: Submit a curriculum vitae and a letter outlining your suitability for the position to job.int.academic.programs.coordinator@brooklynmuseum.org or by mail to Brooklyn Museum, Attn. Adult Programs, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238-6052.

Senior Museum Educator/Teen Programs Coordinator—Education

(Full-time, permanent, union position)

The Brooklyn Museum seeks a forward-thinking individual to work with a diverse group of teens who are learning to teach from objects and create programs for their peers as a way to develop self-esteem and build valuable life skills. Teen Programs Coordinator is considered a mentoring position for other educators in the institution.

Requirements: The ideal candidate must have a B.A., M.A. preferred, in art history, studio art, or a related discipline; two to three years of experience in museum education and social justice practice; and familiarity with working with teens. The individual must have experience teaching K–12 audiences, coordinating programs, managing budgets, supervising interns or volunteers, developing lesson plans, and utilizing social media. Strong object-based teaching, rapport and connection with teens, and excellent collaboration and administrative skills are needed. Knowledge of Brooklyn and LGBTQ audiences, and feminist art is desirable.

Responsibilities: The Teen Programs Coordinator coordinates the Museum Apprentice Program (Thursdays) and, in partnership with the Astor Teen Programs Coordinator, co-coordinates Teen Movie Night Curators (Tuesdays), and Teen Night/Teen Night Planning Committee (Wednesdays and Fridays). The position is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising a part-time staff of teens participating in programs; preparing marketing materials; maintaining an online presence, including the programs’ Facebook page; program administration; evaluation and assessment of programs; and reimagining current programs and designing new programs. The Teen Programs Coordinator is expected to teach K–12 school groups in the galleries, assist with the preparation of grant proposals, and establish budgets. Other projects may be assigned, as deemed necessary. The position must collaborate with other Museum staff, including those working on other teen initiatives, as well as with outside organizations. Implementation of programs will require weekend work.

Reports to: Youth and Family Programs Manager

Starting date: Immediate

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

Compensation: $42,872, plus benefits

To apply: Please send a letter describing your teaching philosophy and a résumé to job.senior.eduteen.coordinator@brooklynmuseum.org.

Assistant Curator—Curatorial, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

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

Requirements: The ideal candidate will have an M.A. in art history or a related field, with a Ph.D. preferred, a minimum of two years experience in a curatorial department, advanced computer skills, familiarity with databases, a deep commitment to engaging wide public audiences in innovative and exciting ways, and demonstrated research experience and scholarship in feminism and art history. The individual should be interested in making feminist art and feminist readings of art history accessible to the Brooklyn Museum's wide audience and have the ability to work with a team of educators, conservators, designers, and other museum professionals in the Brooklyn Museum, as well as in the field at large. The ability to communicate with all audiences in writing and public speaking, through the exhibition of objects, and via new media is required. Proficiency in a language or languages other than English is not a requirement, but is beneficial.

Responsibilities: The Assistant Curator supports all departmental activities under the direction of the Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art (EASCFA). Such duties include maintaining and updating departmental records; researching and documenting collection objects; fielding and responding to inquiries from the general public, scholars, and others in the field; assisting in the upkeep of and alterations to the permanent installation of The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago; preparing gallery didactics; caring for Museum and loan objects in conjunction with conservators and registrars; assisting in the maintenance of an active loan schedule; participating in the conception, preparation, and execution of exhibitions, publications, and public programs (both Brooklyn Museum–initiated exhibition projects and exhibitions coming to the EASCFA from other venues); interacting with curatorial colleagues on collaborative exhibition projects; collaborating with museum educators and the Sackler Family Curator for the EASCFA in the preparation of didactic materials; participating in the cultivation of department patrons; attending and assisting at Council for Feminist Art events; and other tasks, as assigned.

Reports to: Sackler Family Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Starting date: Winter 2016

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

To apply: Please send your curriculum vitae and a letter outlining your particular suitability for the position to job.assistant.curator@brooklynmuseum.org.

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEADERSHIP

  • 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.

OPERATIONAL AND STAFF MANAGEMENT

  • 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.

Experience

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.

Requirements

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

Attributes

  • 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 job.vd.marketing@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 job.museum.educator@brooklynmuseum.org.

Audience Engagement Team Member—Exhibitions

(Full-time, non-union position)

The Brooklyn Museum seeks an individual with a passion for visitor experience and a deep knowledge of art history to work on a groundbreaking new initiative, ASK Brooklyn Museum. Through this program, we strive to improve the visitor experience by empowering visitors to ask us questions and get answers through our new mobile app.

Requirements: The ideal candidate for this position must possess the following:

  • M.A. in art history or related field;
  • broad interest and strong academic background in art history;
  • at least two years of professional art museum, gallery, or related experience;
  • demonstrated ability to make scholarly information accessible and engaging to our diverse audiences;
  • computer and mobile device literacy and excellent touch-typing skills (55+ wpm);
  • an understanding of how to use multiple resources to enhance visitors' personal experiences with art in a museum setting;
  • capacity to thrive in an environment of varied pace, work well as part of a team, and multitask while under pressure; and
  • a warm and approachable demeanor that indicates a passion for engaging visitors with art and joy working directly with visitors.

The following are strongly desired:

  • customer service experience;
  • the ability to write, speak, and understand two or more languages; and
  • an art historical focus on Arts of the Americas and/or African Art.

Current graduate students are welcome to apply.

Responsibilities: The Audience Engagement Team Member acts as a conduit for sharing information with visitors, which includes facilitating interactions with objects and answering visitor questions about our collection and exhibitions, both through the app and in person.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • developing a focused collection area and sharing that knowledge with the rest of the team;
  • gaining a broad understanding of the Museum’s collections and exhibitions;
  • researching works in the collection and creating study resources for objects on view and in special exhibitions;
  • working regularly with other departments, including Curatorial, Education, Visitor Services, and Technology;
  • participating in the day-to-day interactions with visitors, such as engaging in conversations about art, inviting participation in using the app, helping get users get started, and answering questions about the Museum and collection in a fast-paced environment;
  • being accessible to the public and fielding questions in person while simultaneously chatting with visitors via the app; and
  • other duties, as assigned.

This is an experimental program, and we will make changes and improvements based on testing and evaluation. This might include the physical work environment, the methodologies for engagement, and the way technology is used to interact with visitors. The Team Member must embrace the fluid nature of the project.

A uniform may be required.

Reports to: Associate Manager of Audience Engagement

Starting date: Immediate

Work schedule: Full-time including regular weekend and evening shifts during the Museum’s open hours, which are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The first Saturday of each month, we are open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Compensation: $34,000, plus benefits

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

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 job.curator.american.art@brooklynmuseum.org.

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 job.development.assistant@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).

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, BKM Bowl, and BKM Café, as well as free admission to most art museums throughout the United States. Academic credit may be possible.

To apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to sonia.pace@brooklynmuseum.org.