Assistant Director of Education

New Museum

Organization Description: 
New Art. New Ideas.

The Lower East Side’s dedicated Contemporary Art Museum.

Position Description:
The Department of Education and Public Engagement furthers the New Museum’s role as a
center for today’s art and ideas, and a catalyst for exchange between contemporary artists and
the public.

The Assistant Director of Education (ADE) oversees the Department’s teen and family programs,
exhibition tours, and school and community partnerships. As the Museum prepares for its
architectural expansion, anticipated to open in 2025, the ADE will work closely with the
Director of Education and Public Engagement to develop the vision and goals for these program
areas in the expanded building, as well as their operating and evaluation systems.

The ADE will use their expertise to deepen the Department’s work with young people and the
communities surrounding the Museum. Additionally, they will collaboratively integrate these
audiences into the Department’s artist residency program and other special projects at the
intersection of artistic practice and community engagement. Often acting as a liaison between
the Museum and its publics, they will cultivate and sustain strong relationships with artists,
community organizations, educators, and researchers.

The ADE supervises full and part-time staff members who support teen and family programs,
exhibition tours, and school and community partnerships.

Working hours will be 40 hours/week, 10:00am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional
evenings and weekends required. The ADE reports to the Director of Education and Public

Reports to:
Keith Haring Director of Education and Public Engagement

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Conceptualize, develop, and implement teen and family programs, exhibition tours, and
school and community partnerships.
– Hire, train, and supervise staff members and teaching artists to advance programmatic
vision and goals.
– Build relationships with community stakeholders in the neighborhoods surrounding the
Museum and develop new partnerships and programs in collaboration with them.
– Demonstrate initiative in researching and integrating new approaches to community
engagement and museum teaching.
– Develop and manage program budgets. Work on grant proposals and reports.
– Collaborate with marketing and communications staff to promote programs, share
stories emerging from the department’s work, and engage audiences

Candidate Qualifications:
Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies,
or Fine Art preferred, or equivalent work experience
– 5-7 years of experience in art education; 3 years of supervisory experience; and
advanced knowledge of contemporary art and teaching theories and strategies
– Ability to envision, strategize and execute multiple projects simultaneously; exemplary
oral and written communication skills
– Experience in staff management and mentorship, project management, program
development, and budgeting
– Knowledge of education evaluation methods and experience using them to measure
impact and improve programs
– Demonstrated commitment to values of access and inclusion and the ability to work
respectfully with staff members, artists, and audiences of diverse ages, backgrounds,
experiences, and identities
– Established relationships with local cultural and community organizations desired but
not required
– Knowledge of the NYC educational ecosystem also desired by not required
– Language skills, especially languages spoken in the neighborhoods surrounding the
Museum (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese), are a plus
We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a
role. If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

Position Type:

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

Hybrid- 3 days onsite, 2 days remote

Salary or Compensation:
$85,000 – $95,000

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