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Access Programs Teaching Artist (P/T)—Education

We are seeking a creative and responsive teaching artist to collaborate in designing and teaching our Tuesday Access Programs, which includes Brooklyn Afternoons for visitors with memory loss and their care partners, as well as Verbal Description Tours for visitors who are blind or who have low vision.


  • A demonstrable commitment to our vision of art as a catalyst for a connected, civic, and empathetic world.
  • Master’s degree in art history or a related field, reflecting a demonstrated capacity to give a dynamic and evocative verbal account of visual art
  • Experience in visual analysis or other similar practices of translating visual experience into verbal discussion, with the ability to vividly describe histories, styles, materials, mediums, and more throughout the course of a program
  • Previous museum experience or experience working with individuals with disabilities is ideal, but not required
  • Experience in public speaking or descriptive techniques such as poetry is desirable, but not required
  • Bilingual candidates encouraged


  • Teaching:
    • Prepare and deliver six to seven public tours between October 2022 and May 2023. Each tour will be given four times per month: once online and once in person for each program, with modifications for each audience as needed. Touch objects may be incorporated into in-person tours.
    • Use a microphone in conjunction with assistive listening devices, serve as a sighted guide as needed, and move around the gallery to engage with visitors.
  • Meetings, Prep and Professional Development

    • Complete online training course (two hours)
    • Attend training and planning meetings, with independent prep and research (eight hours/month for seven months)

Start date: Immediately

Department: Education

Reports to: Family and Community Programs Manager

Position type: Part-time

Union status: UAW Local 2110

FLSA status: Non-exempt


  • Teaching (up to 3 hours/tour, includes 1.5 hour-tour, setup, and cleanup): $50/hour
  • Meetings, prep, and professional development: $40/hour



  • Brooklyn Afternoons (Online): 1st Tuesday of the month, 3 pm (October 4, 2022–May 2, 2023)
  • Brooklyn Afternoons (In-Person): 2nd Tuesday of the month, 3 pm (October 11, 2022–May 9, 2023; November program meets on November 15)
  • Verbal Description Tours (Online): 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6 pm (October 18, 2022–May 16, 2023; November program meets on November 22)
  • Verbal Description Tours (In-Person): 4th Tuesday of the month, 3 pm (October 25, 2022–May 23, 2023; November program meets on November 29)
  • Teaching artist will observe October programs and teach November–May. There are no access programs in April 2023.

Application deadline: September 30, 2022

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At the Brooklyn Museum, we value all types of experience. For us, a successful candidate has many of the qualities listed in our job postings, and the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job. So if much, but not all, of a job posting describes you, then we welcome your application.