Position Title: Education Manager
Reports to: Director of Education
Position classification: Full time, exempt (salaried), benefits-eligible
Worksite location: onsite at the Queens Museum (Corona, NY)
Salary band: C1 – Manager ($58,500 – $63,000 annually)
About Queens Museum:
The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programs 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.
As part of the Queens Museum’s integrated program team, the education department plays a vital role in advancing the Museum’s mission. The Department offers a range of free and low-cost award-winning learning experiences that connect people, art and culture. They take place at the Museum, online, and at community partner sites across the borough of Queens, a county of 2.4 million people and one of the most linguistically and culturally diverse places in the world. This community work includes developing and sustaining long-term partnerships with over 30 New York City public schools), various Queens Library branches, hospitals, social service agencies, adult rehabilitation centers and much more.
The Education Manager (EM) works closely with the Director of Education and QM team to create, implement and manage innovative learning programs providing high-quality art education for young people in school and out-of-school settings. They are part of the Content Team working across the Museum to create an integrated program of activity and also support QM’s Museum Experience Ambassador program. The EM is a key collaborator in establishing strategic goals, initiatives, and partnerships that directly relate to the museum’s integrated approach to education, exhibitions & public programs. Queens Museum seeks an EM with a passion for learning, working with young people, developing formal and informal arts initiatives, and the proven ability to effectively manage teams in order to expand the Museum’s outreach to youth of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences. In addition to having lead responsibilities for developing programs with schools and young people, they will also support the development and delivery of programs for a wide range of audiences as part of a holistic learning-centered organization.
- Oversee learning programs including workshops, summer camps, and in-school art experiences including school visits and after-school programs and ambitious artists residencies.
- Work with the Director of Education to develop a long term strategic plan for Learning at QM including short and long-term projects and partnerships
- Manage project timelines and budgets to ensure all program milestones are met
- Build and implement best in class processes for booking school tours; improve systems in order to boost outreach and participation
- Manage a team of Education Coordinators and freelance artists and educators
- Represent Queens Museum with school administrators and community organizers to build and maintain positive working partnerships
- Ensure all programs are planned and oversee and schedule QM staff and teaching artists for all programs
- Facilitate professional development and training for Teaching Artists
- Track and amend project workflow as necessary.
- Gather data, reflect, and report on the impacts of the Museum’s education programs
- Support the Development and Communications Teams by providing timely materials as needed
While this list may represent the initial or primary responsibilities of the role, this list may not constitute an exhaustive list of job functions.
- At least three years of experience of visual arts and working in Museums and Galleries
- Proven understanding of ADA and access
- Demonstrated management, budgeting, and collaborative skills
- Proven leadership experience in educational settings
- Proven history of managing projects from start to finish and ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
- Commitment to the Queens Museum’s institutional values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA)
- Strong cultural competencies and sensitivities, consciousness of cultural identities and difference, committed to intersectional thinking and practice;
- A strong knowledge of critical pedagogy as it relates to museum education and contemporary art;
- Strong systematic and logistical thinking, able to troubleshoot, examine problems from multiple angles;
- Confident and engaging public presenter and public speaker;
- Strong facilitative leadership skills, ability to lead inclusive and generative processes, to promote cooperation and collaboration among various stakeholders and constituents;
- Language skills in addition to English desirable ASL, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic
This is a full-time position eligible to participate in the following benefits plans during the fixed-term (8-month) appointment:
- Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal Days
- Paid Holidays
- Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
- Retirement Benefits (401K savings plan, Pension plan, and Life Insurance policy)
- Free admission to NYC Cultural Institutions Groups (CIG)s
The Queens Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, familial status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV status, arrest record, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, genetic information, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.
Residents of Queens, Bilingual, and multilingual candidates (Spanish, Mandarin, and or/ASL) are strongly encouraged to apply.
New York City Key to New York COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:
The highest priority of the Queens Museum is safeguarding the health and safety of its employees and communities. It is therefore the policy of the QM to require employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a measure of public safety. The QM is committed to complying with all legal requirements applicable to it, including NYC’s Key to NY Executive Order #225, which requires that all covered business entities, including art museums citywide, not permit employees or patrons to enter the premises without proof of vaccination, effective August 17, 2021. As such, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment of the Queens Museum under New York City ordinance. This job offer is conditional upon proof of COVID-19 vaccination, which is to be submitted to Human Resources prior to the start of work date stated on this letter. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons who cannot show proof of vaccination because of a disability, pregnancy, religious belief, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses or for medical, or other covered reasons will be considered in accordance with all applicable laws.
Apply through the QM’s online careers portal:
Submit a cover letter describing your interest in this position and a resume outlining previous work experience. The QM is Accepting applications through Sunday, September 12, 2021. Applications are due at 11:59 PM on September 12, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.
Interview schedule & process:
Candidates selected for interviews will meet with the QM’s hiring committee on the following pre-scheduled dates:
Introductory interview: Afternoon of Wednesday, September 15
Final interview: Afternoon of Tuesday, September 21
Anticipated start of work date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021