Per Diem Adult Group Tours Educator

The Jewish Museum

Organization Description: 
The Jewish Museum serves people of all religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds through world-class art exhibitions ranging from ancient to contemporary. Founded in 1904 and located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum aspires to be the global leader at the center of Jewish culture. 

The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. The Museum’s thought-provoking, innovative, and intellectually stimulating exhibitions and education programs serve a wide range of audiences, including families, teens, students, educators, and visitors with disabilities. As an identity-based institution, the Museum plays an important role among cultural institutions, challenging all forms of bigotry and discrimination and promoting understanding among wide audiences. The Jewish Museum invites applicants of all backgrounds to consider joining the Museum in its work.

The Jewish Museum is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and to promoting a positive work culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice, and ensures fairness. Integrity, collegiality, and excellence are central to the Museum’s values. These values, along with an institution-wide commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion (DEAI), are embedded in the Museum’s strategic plan and will be the focus of a comprehensive DEAI action plan.

Position Description:
Over the past two years, the Jewish Museum has been conducting virtual tours of current and past exhibitions for an international audience. We are seeking additional per diem educators to primarily conduct virtual tours for adult groups, however, some on-site gallery teaching opportunities will also be available.

Reports to:
Deputy Director, Education & Programs

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
· Present lectures (either online or onsite) on a range of topics related to the Jewish Museum’s collection and exhibitions with a special focus on modern and contemporary art
· Conduct art historical research and prepare PowerPoint presentations independently
· Attend occasional training sessions which will be recorded for future reference

Candidate Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, museum education, or related field, master’s preferred
· Deep knowledge of art history
· Knowledge of modern and contemporary art
· Five or more years related experience working in museums and/or teaching art history
· Strong verbal skills, dynamic educator
· Flexibility in adapting to the needs of diverse audiences
· Reliability
· Comfort teaching on Zoom with Power Point presentations (for virtual teaching) and/or experience teaching in a museum with original works of art (for onsite teaching)
· A flexible schedule, with Sunday, weekday, and evening availability preferred
· Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis) for those working onsite

Position Type:
On-Call, as needed

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

Salary or Compensation:
$110 per tour (one hour); $40 training (per hour)

Organization or Project Website:

Application Info:
Send Resume with Cover Letter To:
Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.