Education and Program Coordinator

King Manor Museum

Organization Description: 
King Manor Museum, located in NYC’s Rufus King Park, was the home of the King Family from 1805 until 1896, most notably Rufus King, a Founding Father and devoted antislavery advocate in early-American government. Today King Manor is the only historical resource in Southeast Queens, serving a vibrant and diverse community of people from long-time Queens residents to newly immigrated families. Humanities are at the core of what we do: King Manor interprets founding father Rufus King’s political legacy and antislavery history to teach critical thinking for
a healthier democracy. We fulfill that mission through a variety of public programs, tours, outreach, online content, and events that promote and support civic engagement in our community.

Position Description:
The Education and Program Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and facilitating the museum’s variety of community programs including K-12 school field trips, annual festivals, bi-monthly family programs, community-led events, and workshops. The Coordinator is a confident educator with a robust pedagogy emphasizing civic engagement and critical thinking; they are also a passionate advocate for our Southeast Queens community who actively seeks to collaborate with our diverse neighbors and responds effectively to their needs. The Coordinator is excited to be part of a rapidly growing institution and thrives in a workplace culture that values initiative, constant collaboration, compassion, and a commitment to providing our community with quality, meaningful experiences.

Minimum 5 sick days, 10 paid holidays in the first year, plus one week off in the summer and at the end of the year.

Supportive and fun work environment with $200 annual professional development stipend.
Close to public transportation including the E and F lines, and the LIRR. We have onsite parking available for employees.

Reports to:
Executive Director

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– FT Tuesday – Saturday schedule; 9:30am to 5:30pm. Additional hours may occasionally be required for events and programs.
– Coordinate and facilitate tours and develop public programs including annual festivals, bi-monthly family craft programs, community events, and a garden partnership with Growing Up Green Charter School (gardening skills not required).
– Collaborate with community stakeholders, maintaining current relationships with local organizations and businesses and creating opportunities for new partnerships.
– Coordinate and facilitate school field trips; includes booking and registration, teacher communications, managing payments, and facilitating content-rich, critical-thinking focused programs for students K-12. -Classroom management skills a plus!
– Managing the organization and smooth execution of events, including welcoming and engaging the public in dialogue, public speaking, and efficiently troubleshooting complications.
– Managing our pool of volunteers, interns, and docents, including communications, scheduling, recruiting, training, and engagement
– Assisting with social media – posting photographs from events on Instagram, etc
– Managing and monitoring budgets and attendance records
– Grant writing and assistance with fundraising gala as needed.
– Creative engagement with the site’s history! You can make the position your own based on your interests and skills.

Candidate Qualifications:
– Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as museum education, museum studies, education, history OR commensurate non-profit experience
– Experience working closely and engaging with diverse communities and their needs
– Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with diverse groups
– Warm, outgoing personality and community-minded attitude
– Excellent research, written, and verbal communication skills; grant writing a plus
– Ability to create, problem solve, work independently and as part of a team; jump in to help where needed
– Resident of Queens highly desired
– Highly organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once
– Spanish language proficiency highly desired
– Comfort with technology and online office tools such as G-Suite, Microsoft Office Experience with basic graphic design (Canva, Photoshop) and social media (Facebook, Instagram) a plus.
– Must enjoy or at least tolerate dad jokes and fun banter

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Salary or Compensation:
$55,000 starting salary, with comprehensive health insurance benefits and 401k

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Application Info:
To Apply
Send the following documents, subject “Education and Program Coordinator”, to
– Resume
– Cover Letter
– A brief writing sample that you feel reflects your personal approach to museum education and community engagement.
Examples: A curriculum sample, a museum label, online or in-print exhibition content, grant writing sample, etc.