Landmark West! (LW!) seeks a full- (or part-) time Education Specialist to lead and implement all aspects of our multifaceted elementary and middle school educational programming including planning, management, and classroom and field trips in coordination with classroom teachers at the respective schools. LW! is a non-profit community-based organization committed to preserving the architectural heritage of Manhattan’s Upper West Side from 59th to 110th Streets, Central Park to Riverside Park.
The Education Specialist will be the primary educator in the field and may be supplemented by per diem educators as needs arise and the budget may support. This person will be an active member of the LW! team when not performing classroom duties, attending regular staff meetings, working on key fundraisers and events, and sharing in the general office needs of operating a grassroots non-profit organization. Some nights and weekend responsibilities required.
Primary Responsibilities for the School Program, Keeping the Past for the Future (KPF)
Curriculum and Teacher Development
- Revise and enhance curricula, programs and publications.
- Implement programs for students K–Grade 9 for classroom and after-school programs.
- Maintain communication with all school contacts (principals, teachers and parents); plan and conduct regular meetings.
- Conduct professional development/teacher training sessions for teachers.
- Prepare annual financial budgets/reports for KPF.
- Monitor the program activities and budget, reporting to the Executive Director.
- Direct per diem teaching assistants and volunteers in duties related to the KPF program.
- Assist with developing the program and outreach to teachers, principals and educators.
- Serve as liaison between LW! and the UWS school community, local Parent Teacher Associations, and citywide cultural institutions.
- Represent LW! with the UWS education community.
- Collaborate with other local and relevant citywide cultural institutions.
- Coordinate with CB7 Youth, Education & Libraries Committee.
- Assist with education-related funding sources.
- Research, and write grant proposals.
- Master’s degree in museum or arts education, historic preservation or a related filed and demonstrated interest in architecture, design and preservation.
- Knowledge of New York City history and architecture.
- Experience in classroom teaching for a variety of ages and grade levels.
- Experience in curriculum development for a variety of ages and grade levels.
- Excellent organizational, collaborative, and communications skills (written and oral). Writing samples will be requested for those receiving interviews.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs; web design a plus.
Compensation and Benefits (for Full Time Applicants)
- Commensurate with experience.
- Health and dental benefits.
- Access to 403(b) retirement plan.
Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Sean Khorsandi at: