Museum Educator

The Paley Center for Media

Organization Description: 
The Paley Center for Media is the world’s leading 501 (c)(3) nonprofit cultural institution whose mission is to preserve our media history and to explore media’s powerful shaping influence on our culture. The Paley Center for Media owns the iconic, New York Paley Museum where media, sports, gaming, and entertainment come together, and during the year, produces unmatched programs for the public and industry.

On the public side, programs celebrate the very best of television, digital content, and interactive entertainment. On the industry side, the Paley Center convenes the most influential business leaders to explore and debate the most critical issues and opportunities within the industry while also fostering a sense of community amongst peers. Through its respected Paley Impact series, programs educate and explore how media impacts culture and shapes public discourse on important societal issues.

At the heart of the Paley Center sits the Paley Archive, which represents the largest public collection of its kind and is often cited as a national treasure, with over 160,000 programs spanning more than 100 years. This collection also serves as an incredible resource for K-12 educators and students nationwide that are served through its respected education classes.

Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

Position Description:
Paley Center seeks a temporary full time Museum Educator to research, develop, schedule, and facilitate Re-creating Radio Workshops, in addition to multi-session Podcast Production Workshops for teens and tweens, and media literacy classes for families and school groups. This is a non-exempt, hourly position and standard work week is Wednesday to Sunday.

Reports to:
Director, Education

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Schedule and lead re-creating radio workshops for weekday school groups and on weekends for families
– Research, develop, schedule, and facilitate multi-session weekend Podcast Production Workshops for tweens and teens
– Coordinate, design and lead family programming activities in conjunction with exhibits and special events
– Oversee and schedule part-time freelance educators for re-creating radio workshops
– Edit audio recordings and manage technical equipment
– Assists with special projects or other duties as assigned

Candidate Qualifications:
– 2+ years working with elementary and secondary students, either in a classroom setting or as a teaching artist/museum educator
– Experience working with family audiences
– Familiarity with object-based teaching, visual thinking strategies, and media literacy
– Experience designing and implementing developmentally appropriate curricula
– Experience in a supervisory role
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, plan ahead, anticipate and articulate program needs
– Ability to problem-solve, be flexible, and imaginative
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Comfort with technology and technical equipment
– Familiarity with radio history and podcasting
– B.A. in English, History, Communications, Media Studies, Education, or related field. Master’s Degree a plus.

Position Type:
Full Time/Temporary

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Salary or Compensation:
$28 – $30/hr

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Application Info:
Interested candidates please send your Resume (REQUIRED) and Cover Letter (OPTIONAL) to