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Education Coordinator, Youth Programs
Queens Museum

Website: http://www.queensmuseum.org

Description

About Queens Museum: The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.
The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

Position Overview:

The Queens Museum’s Coordinator works closely with the Education Manager, Schools and Youth to develop and deliver the QMs out-of- school, family, youth and community-based programs. They are a key member of the team and work in collaboration with curators, educators and partners.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with teaching artists, to design and implement, multi-session after school residency programs, connected to the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions
  • Works with teaching artists and the Coordinator, School Programs to design curriculum and to deliver equitable school-based programs
  • Serve as the lead educator and mentor for Queens Teens and all teen programs, the museum’s nationally recognized youth leadership and apprenticeship program
  • In collaboration with school and community personnel, oversee outreach to recruit teen program participants to grow our teen audiences through best practices in the sector
  • Facilitate teen activities and youth work assignments, ensuring positive youth experience
  • Promote and expand teen participation, engagement and leadership at the Museum through other programs events, partnerships and other initiatives
  • Collect documentation to evaluate and assess all after school, teen and camp programs
  • Monitor and collect timesheets, and enter payroll for contractual educators, interns and other part-time hourly paid personnel involved in tours
  • Works with teaching artists to design curriculum for after-school residencies and camps
  • Lead tours and workshops, as needed
  • Ensures that all after school and other non-school programs and events are staffed by contractual educators and consultants, as needed
  • Draft offer letters for contractual educators and consultants Assists the Development department with tracking, writing, and budgeting for fundraising purposes and reporting
  • Order supplies for all museum-based school programs, including tours and workshops
  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above

While this list may represent the initial or primary responsibilities of the role, this list may not constitute an exhaustive list of job functions

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of best practice in museum education
  • Must be personable, flexible, and skilled at working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be able to work in a team and to collaborate effectively as well as work independently when appropriate
  • Experience facilitating workshops for school-aged children and teachers
  • Solid organizational and project coordination skills
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to prioritize and manage time accordingly
  • Knowledge and appreciation of artwork preferred
  • Available to work some weekends and some evenings as needed

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in art history, art/museum education, or other related fields or its equivalent Prior experience working with children and young adults in school and out-of-school settings, including community settings.

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

How to apply: Please send by email a cover letter and resume to hr@queensmuseum.org Cc: hholder@queensmuseum.org

Date posted:

January 29

Expire date

February 14

Contact email:

hr@queensmuseum.org
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