Museum Educator (Part-Time)

The Morgan Library & Museum


Organization Description: 

The Morgan Library & Museum is accepting applications for the position of Museum Educator to lead a variety of programs across the Education and Public Programs Department. Teaching opportunities primarily focus on K–12 school programs onsite at the Morgan and offsite at schools across the five boroughs of New York City, but also include occasional family programs and large-scale multigenerational events, teen programs, college programs, and adult programs. Programs are inquiry and discussion-based and align to best practices in informal learning and engagement. Tours and workshops focus on the Morgan’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, with an emphasis on illuminated and literary manuscripts, drawings, local and world history, and architecture.

The number of tours will vary based upon school requests. During busy periods, educators may lead two to three classes per week during the school year onsite at the Morgan, and will also have the opportunity to lead offsite programs at schools across all five boroughs as well as occasional weekend and evening events for a range of audiences. Educators are expected to provide weekday availability and lead a minimum of twenty-four programs for school, teen, family, and college audiences per year.

Initial training and onboarding for this position will include both onsite and virtual sessions. Participation in additional trainings throughout the year on new exhibitions and teaching strategies will be expected with advance notice. All trainings will be paid.

Position Description:
Responsibilities:
– Regularly lead K–12 inquiry- and discussion-based K–12 tours and workshops onsite at the Morgan.
– Lead offsite programs at schools across the five boroughs of New York City on occasion.
– Lead or assist with family programs, multigenerational events, teacher programs, adult programs, teen programs, and college programs on weekdays, evenings, and/or weekends.
– Stay up to date on best practices in informal learning and museum teaching and incorporate strategies into tours at the Morgan.
– Prepare program supplies for tours and workshops.
– Attend paid trainings on new exhibition content, pedagogy, and teaching strategies throughout the year.
– Commit to supporting the Museum’s DEAI initiatives through trainings and work.
– Lead a minimum of twenty-four K–12 school, family, teen, college, and teacher programs per year.

Reports to:
Manager of School, Youth, and Family Programs

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Experience in a museum or informal learning environment and proficiency using inquiry- and discussion-based engagement techniques with a range of audiences.
– Understanding of current museum education theory and best practices.
– Knowledge of accessible programming and universal design for learning preferred.
– Familiarity with the New York City Department of Education learning standards and curricula.
– A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a four-year degree or a degree in education, museum studies, art history, history, or literature.
– Background in leading explorations of written material and emphasizing the relationship between text and image preferred.
– Experience leading art workshops, including drawing, painting, collage and/or bookmaking.
– Ability to be mobile in public spaces for several hours at a time, and the ability to set up and breakdown workshops and programs.
– Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin/Cantonese, Arabic, or French is preferred.

Candidate Qualifications:
– Experience in a museum or informal learning environment and proficiency using inquiry- and discussion-based engagement techniques with a range of audiences.
– Understanding of current museum education theory and best practices.
– Knowledge of accessible programming and universal design for learning preferred.
– Familiarity with the New York City Department of Education learning standards and curricula.
– A combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a four-year degree or a degree in education, museum studies, art history, history, or literature.
– Background in leading explorations of written material and emphasizing the relationship between text and image preferred.
– Experience leading art workshops, including drawing, painting, collage and/or bookmaking.
– Ability to be mobile in public spaces for several hours at a time, and the ability to set up and breakdown workshops and programs.
– Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin/Cantonese, Arabic, or French is preferred.

Position Type:
Part-Time

Union Status:
Non-Union

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt

Schedule:
Part-time as needed; primarily Tuesday–Friday with some evening and weekend opportunities. Approximately 2–3 tours per week, depending on the time of year

Salary or Compensation:
$150 per on-site 90-minuet school program

Organization or Project Website:
themorgan.org

Application Info:
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at educators@themorgan.org.