Coordinator of Teen Programs

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library

Organization Description: 
Visitors experience 400 years of history through groundbreaking exhibitions, immersive films, and thought-provoking conversations among renowned historians and public figures at the New-York Historical Society, New York’s first museum. A great destination for history since 1804, the Museum and the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library convey the stories of the city and nation’s diverse populations, expanding our understanding of who we are as Americans and how we came to be.

Position Description:
The New-York Historical Society is seeking a Coordinator of Teen Programs to support Teen Programming and our Digital Humanities initiatives for teens. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in a career in museum education or youth development. All Teen Programs take place in the Tech Commons @ New-York Historical, a fully equipped digital humanities lab.  

The Coordinator of Teen Programs works closely with the Director of Teen and Digital Initiatives and the Manager of Teen Programs to support programs for teens in the Tech Commons. 

Reports to
Director of Teen and Digital Initiatives

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Facilitate our Teen Leaders internship, Digital Humanities classes, and other teen programs as needed;
– Work with the Director of Teen and Digital Initiatives, visiting scholars, and digital humanists to create professional development opportunities for teens;
– Facilitate in-person and virtual teen programming;
– Provide administrative support for the teen programs team, including master calendar reservations, e-blasts, program recruitment, managing Teen Programs email accounts, web updates, attendance;
– Lead marketing and outreach efforts for all teen programs, including print and electronic materials as well as attending recruiting and opportunities fairs at schools and community-based organizations; 
– Commit to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion in all aspects of audience engagement, recruitment, curriculum, and mentorship support;
– Actively engage with and contribute to the youth development, digital humanities, and museum community through presentations and networking opportunities;  
– Contribute to grant proposals and reports as-needed;
– Contribute to Education Division-wide initiatives and events as-needed.

Candidate Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree in history, museum education, or education;
– Minimum of 2 years working with high school students, ideally in a museum setting; 
– Knowledge of and experience with museum-based teaching, with an emphasis on student-led and inquiry-based instruction;
– Knowledge of and passion for history, preferably American history;  
– A willingness to learn and teach students how to use Digital Humanities platforms and software.
– Previous experience in the Digital Humanities is not required for this position; 
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
– Highly organized with great attention to detail;
– Skillful ability to multitask and balance multiple priorities;
– Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google Workspace;
– Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.

– The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

– This position will require the employee to lift (up to 25 lbs.), bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand for up to 6 hours in a day. Sedentary computer work is also required.

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New-York Historical Society provides a generous benefits package for eligible employees to support their health and wellbeing, which includes: 
Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal days, and holidays observed by the Museum; Medical, dental, vision and life insurance; Short and long-term disability coverage options; 403(b) retirement plan with eligibility for employer contributions following one year of full-time service; Flexible spending accounts for health-related expenses, dependent care, and parking and transit expenses;
Employee Assistance Program for all employees and their families; 20% discount at the NYHistory Store, Parliament Café and Storico restaurant, located within the Museum; Free admission to various museums and cultural institutions across the city.

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To ensure the overall health and safety of the New-York Historical Society community and in accordance with New York City requirements, all newly hired employees of the New-York Historical Society are required to be fully-vaccinated (inclusive of booster shots) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with all applicable laws.  

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. 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.

The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.