Museum Education Fellowship

Brooklyn Museum

Organization Description:
The Brooklyn Museum is a world-renowned cultural institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing art, history, and heritage. Our mission is to bring people together through art and experiences that inspire celebration, compassion, courage, and the will to act. Our vision is to serve as an institution where art is a powerful force for personal transformation and social change. Celebrating our differences and learning about our diverse communities through our collections, exhibitions, and programming is the core of who we are and what we do.

We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse community of talented, passionate people who are inspired to make the Museum an important hub of community activity and a great global destination. Our staff have the opportunity to grow their professional skills and work collaboratively with colleagues they admire and respect.


Position Description:
The Museum Education Fellowship Program is a rigorous ten-month program that supports the professional education of highly motivated individuals who have recently completed undergraduate or graduate studies. The first six weeks of the fellowship comprise an intensive training that provides foundational skills and knowledge for supporting Guided Gallery Visits, overseen by the Museum’s Education division. After the training period, Fellows gain in-depth fieldwork experience by designing, facilitating, and teaching programs for school, teen, family, or public program audiences. Additionally, all Museum Education Fellows complete the Teaching Research Project, conducting qualitative research to explore the intersection of museum theory and practice. Fellows leave the program with extensive experience teaching and programming for a variety of audiences, and with a completed professional teaching portfolio.

There are four program areas available: Family & Community Programs, School Programs, Teen Programs, and Public Programs. Please see application for details on each position.

The 2024–25 Fellowship runs for ten months (September 3, 2024–June 20, 2025)

Reports to:
Senior Manager of Adult Learning

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
All Fellows are required to:
Attend a six-week training program at the beginning of the fellowship, which will require time outside work hours for reading and practicum
Lead up to four 75-minute in-gallery lessons per week for K–12 school groups through our Guided Gallery Visit program
Provide support for programmatic areas
Participate in professional development sessions facilitated by our experienced Education and Curatorial staff
Conduct qualitative research throughout the year to learn about museum education theory and practice, including reading and writing outside work hours, and present a completed research project by June 2025
Complete a professional teaching portfolio

Please see the application for specific additional programmatic responsibilities.

Candidate Qualifications:

The fellowship is open to individuals who have recently completed a Bachelor’s or master’s degree or commensurate experience preferably in fine arts, art history, cultural studies, education, and other humanities; candidates from other academic backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate an interest in art, education, and museums; an investment in working with diverse museum audiences; a commitment to teaching with art objects; support for the Brooklyn Museum’s mission; and experience teaching and/or programming in formal or informal learning environments.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:
Actively move throughout the Museum, with or without accommodations, for up to 2.5 hours at a time, and to spend time interacting with children who are seated on the floor
Willingness to learn as part of a community, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
Proof of ability to work in the United States (we do not sponsor visa applications, though past applicants have worked with international student organizations to secure visas for themselves)

Please see the application for specific programmatic qualifications.

Position Type:
Full-Time, Temporary

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

Schedule :
During training: 35 hours per week, Monday–Friday, 10 am–6 pm.
After training: hours shift to 9:30 am–5:30 pm. Workdays and hours may also shift depending on fellowship placement.

Salary or Compensation:
$27 per hour, or $39,690 across ten months (subject to payroll taxes), plus benefits

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Application Info:
For more information on the four positions available and to apply for the Museum Education Fellowship, please use this link.

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