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Senior Museum Educator/Family Programs Coordinator—Education

We seek an experienced and forward-thinking museum professional—with a demonstrable commitment to our vision of art as a catalyst for a connected, civic, and empathetic world—to conceive and implement our Family Programs. Our Family Programs team offers a variety of classes, events, and resources designed to welcome families to the Museum and to create imaginative, collections-based learning opportunities for early childhood and intergenerational audiences. The Family Programs Coordinator will also support the Museum’s ambitious new Social Impact Strategy by proactively expanding the numbers of people served over the next five years through virtual and in-person programming.

A successful candidate will have many of the skills listed below, and the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job.

  • Bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred) in art history, museum studies, education, or a related field
  • At least two years of museum education experience and teaching experience in both gallery and studio settings
  • Experience creating age-appropriate lesson plans, art-making activities, touchable resources, and/or interpretive materials for infant through multigenerational audiences
  • Excellent teaching, writing, and organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Commitment to our mission, with skills in facilitating community outreach and working with diverse family and early-childhood audiences from BIPOC communities
  • Proficiency working with preschool audiences (ages 2–3); classroom experience preferred
  • Management skills and ability to coordinate programs, manage budgets, and supervise part-time staff, interns, and/or volunteers
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Familiarity with innovative early-childhood pedagogical approaches such as Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and/or Montessori is desirable 
  • Knowledge of Brooklyn audiences and experience generating content for social media is helpful
  • Bilingual skills are a plus


  • Design, implement, and manage Family Programs—current programs include Stroller ToursMeet the Museum, and F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)—as well as special programs for families such as partnerships, festivals, and birthday parties
  • Evaluate current programs, conduct research to create new programs, and develop strategies for increasing number of people served
  • Teach preschool–12th grade Guided Gallery Visits and/or school partnerships in the galleries
  • Develop family-friendly interpretive materials and interactive gallery activities, and maintain art supplies for activities
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise part-time staff members and mentor Education Fellows
  • Contribute to grant proposals, reports, and annual budgets
  • Prepare program descriptions for our Marketing department
  • Participate in summer teaching activities, including classes, teacher programs, and partnerships such as the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program
  • Collaborate regularly with other Education and Museum staff, as well as with outside organizations
  • Participate in other Museum initiatives as time permits

Start date: Immediately

Department: Education

Reports to: Family and Community Programs Manager

Position type: Full-time

Union status: Union

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary: $50,000 per year, plus benefits

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Sunday through Thursday, for eight months of the year; Monday through Friday for four months of the year (some flexibility required); implementation of programs requires occasional weekend work

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