Assistant Manager, Family & Studio Programs

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 differences, 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 Assistant Manager, Family & Studio Programs reports to the Associate Director, Family Programs in the Education Department and is involved with the development and implementation of all family programming including Sunday studio programs, gallery programs, performance programs, Family Days, partnerships, and virtual initiatives for families. This position involves a substantial focus on conceptualizing creative studio programs for family audiences. The Assistant Manager, Family & Studio Programs will collaborate on projects with the family programs team which also includes the Senior Coordinator, School & Family Programs.

The second focus of this position will be conceptualizing, coordinating, and teaching Adult Studio Workshops. This staff person will work collaboratively with the Senior Manager, Academic Programs to develop and implement monthly virtual and in-person studio art classes for adult audiences of all ages and skill levels. This area of programming is also supported by freelance teaching artists and the Public Programs Coordinator.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in studio art, museum teaching, art history, and experience developing art projects for children, family, and adult audiences

Reports to:
Associate Director, Family Programs

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:

Family Programs Responsibilities Include:
– Develop and organize studio projects for drop-in Sunday Studio Art Sessions, large-scale Family Days, and other family programs related to the collection and/or temporary exhibitions in consultation with the Associate Director, Family Programs and in collaboration with the Senior Coordinator, School & Family Programs.
– Manage and implement all Sunday programming and logistics including studio programs, Family Days, and family concerts.
– Conduct inquiry and object-based gallery tours and studio art workshops for family and adult audiences as needed.
– Coordinate production with the family programs team for the Museum’s virtual Art Break social media series.
– Write Family Gallery Guides and develop interactive gallery activities in consultation with the Associate Director, Family Programs.
– Coordinate and/or teach on and offsite partnership programs.
– On Sundays, assist families in the Art Studio with various art projects inspired by the collection or special exhibitions.
– Coordinate scheduling, logistics, and communication with Sunday Per-Diem staff.
– Assist with the development, research, preparation, logistics, and general tasks related to Family Programs.
– Coordinate program budgets, liaison with the Marketing team, and conduct evaluation.
– Manage the Education Department’s Art Studio which includes maintenance of the space and ordering supplies.
– Work with the Senior Manager, Teen Programs to assist with planning and logistics on Sundays related to the Museum’s Teen Intern program

Adult Studio Programs Responsibilities Include:
– Develop and implement monthly virtual or in-person Adult Studio Workshop programs in consultation with the Senior Manager, Academic Programs.
– Recruit and meet with teaching artists (Zoom or studio visits) to conceptualize studio classes focusing on techniques related to exhibitions.
– Liaise with teaching artists: develop curricula and course outlines/goals, assess material needs, provide information about exhibitions and artworks on view.
– Teach select online and in-person Adult Studio Workshops in collaboration with Senior Manager, Academic Programs.
– Create instructional slideshow presentations for virtual teaching, consulting with image rights staff where necessary.
– Coordinate with workshop participants: maintain class lists, communicate with participants about class preparation, and help with material orders.

Candidate Qualifications:
• BA or BFA in Studio Art, Art History, Art Education, or related field.
• MA or MFA in Studio Art, Art Education, Museum Education, or Art History preferred.
• Fluency teaching studio art and conducting inquiry-based gallery programs.
• Minimum 3 – 4 years related work experience in a museum setting.
• Creative, enthusiastic, team player with excellent writing skills.
• Willingness to work two Sundays per month and select evening hours.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Experience working with the public, guest artists and musicians, and with other organizations.
• Strong organizational skills for handling administrative projects, budgets, and program logistics.

Position Type:
Full Time

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Salary or Compensation:
$58,000 – $64,000

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