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Dia Art Foundation


Dia Art Foundation seeks an experienced Education Coordinator. This is a 20-hour per week part-time position based at Dia:Chelsea. With direction and oversight from the Education Manager, this position is responsible for a range of programmatic tasks associated with family, school, and youth engagement at Dia:Chelsea, and contributes intelligence to the development, implementation, and evaluation of Dia’s New York City-based educational initiatives. Dia, based in New York City, is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of extraordinary artists. A nonprofit founded in 1974, Dia collects the work of some of the most renowned artists of the last half-century, presents long-term, site-specific projects, executes new commissions, and produces scholarly publications related to its exhibitions and collection. Responsibilities include: • Provide general program administration and hands-on support for Dia’s educational initiatives in New York City • Coordinate all planning and logistical aspects of Dia:Chelsea’s weekly teen engagement program, including participant recruitment and retention, correspondence, program reporting and documentation, and program delivery at a range of sites across New York City • Serve as the onsite liaison for community partners, educators, interns, program audiences, and school partners, and support educators in the development and implementation of original programs with oversight from the Education Manager • Advance potential partnerships and collaborative relationships with organizations and schools; represent Dia within the greater New York City educational community and at meetings or events related to youth and families, school visits, or presentations, etc. • Coordinate and offer logistical support for educational program internships based at Dia:Chelsea • Coordinate with Dia educators and the Visitor Experience team to support K–12, collegiate, and adult tours of Dia:Chelsea and New York City sites when appropriate; directly support school group visits as required • Assist the Education Manager in the research, development, and expansion of Dia’s educational and public engagement initiatives as directed Qualifications: • BA in art history, education, museum studies, studio art, or related field required • Minimum two years of administrative experience, ideally in a nonprofit educational or contemporary art organization • Experience supporting the delivery of innovative arts-related programming for youth populations diverse in background, age, learning styles, and ability; demonstrative commitment to prioritizing equity and access for a broad and diverse public through dynamic, audience-centered educational programming • Interest in and knowledge of contemporary art, particularly the artists represented in Dia’s program history, as well as an understanding of best practices in the fields of arts/museum education and the youth-centered programmatic landscape in New York City • Well-organized and able to work independently; able to prioritize individual tasks in support of long-term goals; efficient in research, planning, and implementation processes • Arts advocacy and outreach experience strongly desired; should be comfortable with public speaking in a variety of settings and to a wide range of audiences • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and familiarity with both Mac and PC platforms • Must be a creative and critical thinker who is strongly committed to working with educators and young people, and committed to Dia’s mission This is a part-time position based at Dia:Chelsea in New York City. Occasional weekend work required. Part-time employees are eligible for paid sick days, paid holidays, and participation in the 401(k) savings program with company match. Staff ID badges gain reduced or free admission to most American museums and arts organizations, and employees have the opportunity to learn about the collection of Dia Art Foundation through presentations by curators, artists, writers, and historians. Dia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Qualified applicants may apply for this position by e-mailing a letter of interest and resume with “Education Coordinator” as the e-mail subject heading. No phone calls or e-mails to addresses other than the one specified. Dia will review all applications and contact applicants who are most qualified for the position. Employment references will be requested and an offer of employment is subject to a background check.

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