ASL Program per Diem Educator

The Jewish Museum

Organization Description: 

The Jewish Museum serves people of all religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds through world-class art exhibitions ranging from ancient to contemporary. Founded in 1904 and located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum aspires to be the global leader at the center of Jewish culture.

The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. The Museum’s thought-provoking, innovative, and intellectually stimulating exhibitions and education programs serve a wide range of audiences, including families, teens, students, educators, and visitors with disabilities. As an identity-based institution, the Museum plays an important role among cultural institutions, challenging all forms of bigotry and discrimination and promoting understanding among wide audiences. The Jewish Museum invites applicants of all backgrounds to consider joining the Museum in its work.

The Jewish Museum is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and to promoting a positive work culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice, and ensures fairness. Integrity, collegiality, and excellence are central to the Museum’s values. These values, along with an institution-wide commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion (DEAI), are embedded in the Museum’s strategic plan and will be the focus of a comprehensive DEAI action plan.

Position Description:
The ASL Programs Per Diem Educator works with Access Programs to facilitate interactive inquiry-based tours in American Sign Language for the Education Department in a freelance capacity. The ideal candidate is someone who is experienced discussing and presenting art to adult audiences and who possesses a strong background in art history, studio art, and/or museum teaching. Availability to teach both Sundays and weekday programs is preferred. This position has the potential to work with family groups and other audiences, based on interest.

Reports to:
Associate Director, School Programs & Outreach

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Develop and lead gallery tours and virtual tours for adult groups in American Sign Language
– Participate in training sessions, lectures, and walkthroughs in conjunction with temporary and collection exhibitions

Candidate Qualifications:
– Fluent in American Sign Language
– Bachelor’s Degree preferred; Fields of study include Fine Art, Art History, Museum Education, Art Education, or Museum Studies, or equivalent experience

Position Type:
On-Call, as Needed

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

Salary or Compensation:
Salary, based off type of meeting/program: Meeting/Training/Prep: $40/hour; Tours and Workshops: $250/program

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Application Info:
Send Resume with Cover Letter To:
Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10128