Job Title: Coordinator Of Family Programs (The Whitney)


Description: The Whitney Museum is hiring a Coordinator of Family Programs. Whitney Family Programs offer interactive tours, art-making workshops, artist-led programs, interpretive materials, and special events that encourage kids and families to learn about art together. The Coordinator will create and implement all of the Museum’s Family Programs and initiatives, helping to develop the next generation of art lovers and artists. This is a great opportunity to help our youngest visitors and their families experiment, be creative, and learn about works of art together. The days for the position are from Tuesday-Saturday. Responsibilities include: • Managing all aspects of Family Programming, from big-picture, conceptual thinking, to setting up for art workshops • Overseeing existing programs such as Open Studio, Family Fun, Stroller Tours, Family Tours, and Tours for Immigrant Audiences Developing large-scale events • Working with artists to create and implement programs • Developing monthly lesson plans for Open Studio, including between four and five hands-on artmaking projects inspired by works on view per month. • Hiring, managing, and training graduate student facilitators, freelance museum educators, and volunteers • Leading inquiry-based tours and art workshops in the galleries for family and school audiences • Creating an outreach plan and maintaining the family programs mailing list • Collaborating with Access and Community Programs staff to create accessible programs for families • Developing programmatic evaluations • Creating and managing a budget • Creating interpretive materials for families, including audio, web, and print materials • Working with the Museum’s Visitor Services, Marketing, Digital Media, and Security Departments Requirements: BA, or BFA, Master’s Degree Preferred. The successful candidate will have had prior teaching experience with families and young children in museums, community organizations, or visual art settings, and will possess deep knowledge of contemporary art practice. They will know how to develop and teach successful hands-on art-making projects and will be familiar with a wide range of art materials and techniques. They will have experience with inquiry-based teaching from works of art, as well as with program evaluation. It is also critical to have strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to problem solve and to juggle multiple projects at once. The Whitney seeks talented people of all backgrounds—we value diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and abilities. Candidates who are POC, LGBTQ+, bilingual or multilingual, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. About the Whitney The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today. EEO Statement The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Date Posted: 11-13-2018

Expire Date: 12-13-2018

Contact Name: Heather Maxson

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Salary: $52,000


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