The Bronx Museum of the Arts


Organization Description:
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is a contemporary art museum, founded in 1971 to serve the culturally diverse populations of the Bronx and the greater New York metropolitan area. The Museum has a long­standing commitment to increasing and stimulating audience participation in the visual arts through its permanent collection, special exhibitions, public and education programs. It introduces visitors to the dynamic and challenging voices that shape the contemporary arts field of both today and tomorrow. The Museum is a member of the Cultural Institutions Group of the City of New York.

The Bronx Museum’s Education Department focuses on arts programs which empower students to express themselves, develop deep and career-enhancing skills, and see themselves as agents of change in their immediate communities and the world. We envision and work toward the museum as a more equitable space where marginalized voices, particularly those of youth, can be heard. 

Position Description:
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is looking for an experienced arts educator to co-lead an intensive teen summer program. Teen Summer at the Bronx Museum offers opportunities for young people to engage deeply with contemporary art and the museum space. In this paid, intensive program, a group of 24 teens total (12 teens per session) express and discuss ideas and create art relating to issues affecting young people today. The educator will co-lead 32 2-hour sessions (2 per day, 4 days per week, for four weeks). 

Summer 2021 sessions will be virtual and held over Zoom, but it is preferred the educator is New York-based for a potential distanced, outdoor culminating celebration. Teens produce an online exhibition of their artwork, an accompanying zine, and other art projects as determined by the year’s curriculum.

Reports To: Education Programs Manager

Status: Part-time temporary position 

Responsibilities:
– Collaborate with another educator and with Education staff on a 16-session curriculum for teen participants
– Co-lead 32 virtual sessions; teach relevant skills and facilitate teen projects 
– Attend paid meetings and exhibit walk-throughs
– Assist in documentation and program evaluation

Compensation:
This position is paid $150/session ($300/day) plus $20/hr for planning, editing, and meetings. It is a part-time temporary position from mid-July through the end of August, 2021.

Website: bronxmuseum.org

Application Info:
Please email a cover letter and resume to nklugman@bronxmuseum.org