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The Metropolitan Museum of Art


The Met seeks a dynamic and experienced museum professional to serve as a key programmatic lead envisioning, planning and implementing Museum-wide programming including but not limited to: talks, lectures, in-gallery programs and interpretation, scholarly symposia, cultural convenings and panel discussions for general, academic and by-invitation audiences. The successful candidate brings innovative perspectives to the content and format of existing programs, and initiates new projects with the aim of engaging existing and broader constituencies in meaningful experiences. This position occupies an important role at The Met, supporting its mission to connect people to creativity, knowledge and ideas. This position reports directly to the Senior Managing Educator, Public Programs and Creative Practice. The incumbent will coordinate a broad array of Museum Education events which take place in a range of settings including lecture halls, auditoriums, galleries and off-site. Many programs are intended to meet general adult and specialized audience interests and needs. Symposia, weekday and Friday evening lectures, convenings, conferences and specialized scholars’ day workshops. These are produced in collaboration with the broadest range of curatorial, conservation, education, research, and professional staff, throughout the Museum as well as with colleagues outside of the Museum’s staff network. A key focus for this individual will be to collaborate with the Senior Managing Educator and her/his peers to develop and oversee the area’s program strategy, budget, and resources, and successfully turn the strategy into operational reality. This person will set approaches and outcomes in consultation with the Senior Manager and will cultivate interdepartmental collaborations within the Museum, as well as outside partnerships that advance the quality and variety of programs. The incumbent must also have demonstrable experience teaching in a museum environment. As a member of Education’s teaching staff, they will be expected to have great communication skills, a strong art historical background, teach varied audience groups in the galleries and serve as an Education representative for exhibitions and permanent collection projects. As a Museum professional, the incumbent will have diverse administrative responsibilities and duties in education, public programs and the Museum as a whole. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES: • Contributing to the master schedule of Museum auditorium and lecture events, collaborate and coordinate with curatorial, conservation, and other professional staff to conceive, plan and implement meaningful education programs which appeal to a broad adult audience • Oversee and implement diverse logistical components and budgets of programs, including contractual, travel-related, administrative, and financial requirements for program participants; develop and maintain logistical support for each event; coordinate funding needs and reports with Development • Produce content for print and online materials and work with numerous Museum offices to promote and heighten awareness of various Museum events, programs, and projects • Collaborate with numerous Museum offices to promote the Museum and its programs through potential partnerships and target constituencies, such as academic, cultural, or studio-based teaching institutions • Teaching responsibilities include gallery-based talks, conversations, and workshops for a range of general audiences groups. These include, but are not limited to, the general public as part of the scheduled Museum gallery talk program, teachers, visiting college and school groups, and private groups • Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS: Experience and Skills: Masters Degree or Equivalent experience • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills • 3-5 Years in museum education or teaching in an informal environment • Interest in working in an enclycopedic institution • Knowledge of varied programming practices, platforms, and engagement strategies • Clear ability to multi-task, and close attention to detail • Track record of creating and implementing successful lecture-based programs that attract broad audiences • Demonstrable experience in maintaining key collaborative relationships, in negotiation, and in budgeting within a cultural institution • Demonstratable experience teaching in a museum environment to wide and diverse audience groups; status in academia a plus • Event management/event production experience preferred • Experience researching and implementing museum best practices Knowledge and Education: • Masters degree required or equivalent experience • Background in art history, museum studies or art education required • Full familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required; familiarity with Microsoft Access preferred

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Please send resumes to: Please use the following in the subject line: Dept-Education-Assistant Educator

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