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School Programs Teaching Artist (P/T)—Education

As part of our School Programs department, School Programs Teaching Artists support our mission to foster critical thinking skills and build pathways for empathetic communities that enhance learners' understanding of themselves, others, and the world. Through thematic, multi-session school partnership lessons in our galleries and classrooms, teaching artists support K–12 students in making connections to curriculum. Teaching artists also collaborate with School Programs staff to ensure that our programs provide learners with fun and rigorous explorations of our collections.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, art, art history, literature, museum education, or a related field
  • Two to three years of experience designing and implementing lesson plans and educational materials for K–12 audiences in a museum setting
  • Knowledge of youth development, inquiry-based learning, or multimodal teaching strategies
  • Familiarity with the learning standards of the New York City Department of Education
  • Excellent follow-through and ability to meet deadlines for lesson planning, feedback, and other pedagogical responsibilities
  • Strong communication skills and demonstrated reliability and responsiveness in all email and phone correspondence
  • Fluency in Arabic, Mandarin, and/or Spanish is highly desirable


  • Develop, teach, and document inquiry-based lessons for K–12 audiences that engage students in critical thinking and exploration of Museum collections and special exhibitions
  • Submit completed lesson plans, assessment tools, and other documentation to the Senior Museum Educator and School Programs Manager after each lesson or partnership
  • Adhere to Museum protocols regarding exhibition logistics and restrictions, interactions with school groups, administrative deadlines, lesson planning meetings, and feedback and review
  • Uphold the Museum's commitment to equity and inclusion through culturally responsive and socially just engagement with our diverse audiences and staff
  • Meet deadlines regarding first and final drafts of lesson plans as determined with School Programs staff and classroom teachers

Start date: Fall 2019

Department: Education

Reports to: School Programs Manager and Senior Museum Educator

Position type: Part-time, temporary through February 2020

Union status: Non-union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary: $50 per hour for teaching, and $20 per hour for prep time and training

Schedule: At least two hours of teaching per week, Monday–Friday, from mid-November 2019 through February 2020. Schedules are determined based on the availability of teaching artists and classroom teachers, and preference of teaching times will be given to educators who can commit to consistent weekly time slots.

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