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Gallery/Studio Program Teaching Artist (P/T, Temporary)—Education

The Brooklyn Museum seeks a teaching artist to teach photography in our Vitality Arts course in fall 2023. Part of our Gallery/Studio Program, Vitality Arts provides older adults with opportunities for creativity and learning new art forms while building community with peers. The teaching artist will lead an introductory photography and mixed-media course based on the works in our upcoming special exhibitions centered on Spike Lee, María Magdalena Campos-Pons, and zines.

Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in the field of museum education are encouraged to apply, as are individuals who identify as people of color, multilingual, immigrants or first-generation Americans, older adults, and/or people with disabilities.


  • At least five years of teaching experience, with at least one year of teaching in a museum or community setting
  • Ability to write clear and detailed lesson plans, adhering to best practices while also being innovative
  • Knowledge of contemporary art history and ability to engage audiences with dynamic gallery conversations
  • Strong photography practice and ability to teach camera operation, image composition, and printing
  • Wide knowledge of general 2D and 3D art-making techniques and materials
  • Excellent object-based gallery and studio teaching, communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to the Brooklyn Museum’s vision of art as a catalyst for a connected, civic, and empathetic world
  • Strong desire to work with older adults


  • Develop curriculum, write lesson plans, and teach a gallery/studio art course in a 10-class semester
  • Attend one planning and one wrap-up meeting per semester
  • Collaborate with assistant in prepping materials, delegating tasks, and writing end-of-day reports
  • Communicate regularly with Associate Manager of Art-Making Initiatives throughout semester about students, supplies, and any matters of interest
  • Facilitate evaluation during the final class
  • Attend additional meetings with supervisor or other stakeholders to track progress on a broader creative aging project

Start date: August 14, 2023

Department: Education

Reports to: Associate Manager of Art-Making Initiatives

Position type: Part-time, temporary

Union status: Union—UAW Local 2110

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary: $60/hour for teaching, $40/hour for planning

Schedule: 3 hours of teaching per week (Tuesdays, 10 am–1 pm); 10 hours of research and planning throughout the semester (September 30–December 17; no class November 21).

Apply online.

Application deadline: immediately

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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. If much, but not all, of a job posting describes you, we welcome your application.