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Daniel

Daniel Pecoraro Education Program Coordinator The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Daniel Pecoraro is an Education Program Coordinator at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. At the Institute, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Affiliate School Program, a network of over 18,000 K-12 schools worldwide, and coordinates monthly offerings to teachers, the Civil War Essay Contest for Grades 6-12, and the Dear George Washington Contest for grades 2-5. In addition, he coordinates the Institute's internship program for high school and college students, and as part of a team of four coordinates 30+ Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars each summer. 
 
Prior to joining the Gilder Lehrman Institute staff, he served as School Groups Coordinator and Member and Donor Relations Coordinator at the National Museum of Mathematics, including management of school trip series for Title I schools sponsored by Google, Con Edison, OppenheimerFunds, and Two Sigma Investments. Daniel is also a volunteer at Interference Archive in Brooklyn and serves as Co-Chair of NYCMER's Mentors and Intern Supervisors Peer Group.
 
A proud alumnus of the New York City public school system from Kindergarten through a Master's degree, Daniel earned his BA in History at Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in 2014 and his MA in History at Hunter in 2017.
NYCMER President Sheri Levinsky-Raskin with former NYCMER Interns at the 2012 Annual Conference

NYCMER Internship Opportunity

 

The New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER), a forum for museum education professionals to address issues of museum and educational interest through workshops, seminars, and conferences, is seeking an intern for the 2018-2019 programming season. This position is a fantastic networking opportunity for anyone looking to enter the field of museum education. The successful applicant will work closely with museum professionals representing museums of various disciplines throughout NYC and the surrounding region, participate in discussions related to this field, and help NYCMER to continue to provide thoughtful and engaging professional development opportunities to local educators.

 

The intern will work with members of the NYCMER Board and will take an active role in the planning and organization of the NYCMER Annual Conference, and archiving the NYCMER website. 

 

Responsibilities and requirements:

 

  • Work closely with the NYCMER Vice President and the Conference Committee to plan the NYCMER Annual Conference (held in May)
  • Organize Conference proposal and program materials and assist with day-of coordination
  • Attend Conference Committee meetings and record minutes (1 evening per month)
  • Participate in Board meetings (1 evening per month)
  • Attend and assist with all NYCMER monthly professional development programs (monthly)
  • Assist NYCMER Archivist with archiving past program digital resources
  • Opportunities to work with Board members on planning professional development and networking programs and special projects
  • Communicate effectively over email and in Google Drive between meetings

 

Applicant should have some background in museum education, either coursework or professional work, and be interested in pursuing a career in museum education. Applicant must be self-motivated, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and have the ability to work collaboratively with different members of the board as well as NYCMER members and partnering organizations. 

 

Time commitment is September 2018 – June 2019. Weekly hours will vary; evening availability is required. A stipend of $1,000 per “semester” is available for this position. 

 

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and two references by August 17 to the email address below: 

 

vicepresident@nycmer.org 
Dawnette Samuels
NYCMER Vice President 
 
Please include “NYCMER INTERNSHIP” in the email subject header. 

 

NYCMER President Sheri Levinsky-Raskin with former NYCMER Interns at the 2012 Annual Conference.