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Adult Learning Teaching Assistant [Vitality Arts] (P/T, Temporary)—Education

The Brooklyn Museum seeks a highly motivated assistant to work with Vitality Art classes for older adults at a Brooklyn senior center. The assistant will focus on providing general support for the program and studio support for the teaching artist, tidying the studios, and fielding inquiries from participants.


  • Experience teaching adults and/or assisting in art classes
  • Excellent communication, group management, and teaching skills
  • Documented good attendance and punctuality
  • Familiarity with art-making materials and processes
  • Bilingual in English and Cantonese


  • Assist instructor as needed in delivering art classes
  • Write weekly reports for Associate Manager of Adult Learning and Codirector of Education
  • Prepare art supplies and organize supply storage
  • Work one-on-one with students in art classes
  • Provide administrative support to staff, including printing materials, submitting work orders, and writing reports

Start date: August 1, 2023

End date: December 1, 2023

Department: Education

Reports to: Associate Manager of Adult Learning

Position type: Part-time, temporary

Union status: Union—UAW Local 2110

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary: $60/hour to support class facilitation for eight two-hour classes and two hour-long info sessions, in addition to up to an hour of prep/clean-up per session; and $60/hour for any planning or reflection meetings with the team and to support culminating event (date/time TBD). Additional reimbursement available for travel to and from site as needed to transport supplies.


Info sessions

  • August 21 and 28, 1–2 pm

Classes (Mondays)

  • September 11, 18, 25, 1–3 pm
  • October 2, 16, 23, 30, 1–3 pm
  • November 6, 1–3 pm
  • Final event date/time TBD

Apply online.

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