Leah Golubchick

Coordinator, Youth Education Initiatives, BCAP Summer Camp Director

Brooklyn Public Library

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Statement of Interest:

In my second term as president, I hope to continue strengthening NYCMER's presence in the Museum Education community with more programs, creating a high profile for Peer Groups, and continuing to grow out annual conference. I believe NYCMER is a unique resource for informal educators across the city, and has a significant role to play in supporting and growing our field.

Goals for NYCMER:

NYCMER has been a great resource for sharing tools and theory surrounding education, as well a place for professionals at all career levels to build their network. I think we still need to do more work to support workers in the field, and work harder to highlight and correct inequity in museums.


Professional Experience: 

I started my career as an (unpaid) college intern for the Brooklyn Museum, where I was bitten by the museum education “bug.” I was a freelance educator across NYC museums following my graduation from CUNY in 2008, before landing at the American Museum of Natural History. After 11 years at the Museum, I left for the Brooklyn Public Library to direct the Brooklyn Cultural Adventures Program. I have presented at ASTC on Teen Sci Cafes and Empathy Driven Education, and for NYCMER on Networking for their January workshop. I’m also a graduate of the Bank Street Leadership in Museum Education program.


Specific Skills:

I have over 15 years of experience in project management and event planning in institutions large and small. In my current position at BPL I lead a team that represents six different institutions working together to create one program. I have served on multiple committees inside and outside of work, including leading the DEI Promotion and Recruitment Action Team at BPL, leading the AMNH LGBTQ+ Resource Group, and a trustee at large for NYCMER.