School & Community Programs Manager

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Organization Description: 
Join our team at Morris-Jumel Mansion, the oldest surviving residence in Manhattan, a dynamic and vibrant community-focused historic house museum dedicated to empowering audiences to create relevant contemporary connections to the histories of the Mansion, its collections, the land, and its people, past and present

Position Description:
Position Description: The School & Community Programs Manager is responsible for facilitating educational initiatives at the Mansion, including family, school, and community programming. This public-facing position works with the Executive Director to develop and implement innovative, creative programming that advances MJM’s mission, increases school and community attendance, raises the visibility and awareness of the organization, and celebrates the museum’s collection and historical significance. Because of its public facing work, the ability to speak Spanish is essential. The School & Community Programs Manager is responsible for the full execution of the Mansion’s vibrant programming for school and community audiences. This individual will perform targeted outreach to local schools, after school programs, community organizations, and collaborate with fellow historic house institutions, as well as activate school tours, and family day programming; and work closely with a small team of museum staff and supervise a team of part-time educators, and program volunteers. School and community programming at MJM seeks to bring history alive, reach diverse audiences, and support the organization’s mission.

Reports to:
Executive Director

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Manage programming relating to history, architecture, and decorative arts through academic, school, family, and community offerings.

– Oversee program logistics, including setting calendars of programs, scheduling educators, managing program setup, coordinating program vendors and contractors, order supplies, track demographics, and perform other administrative tasks as it relates to programmatic functions.

– Oversee and manage community programs and partnership events

– Conduct outreach and develop new Spanish-language programming for NYSCA grant

– Be a critical part of the Mansion’s opening team by working closely with staff and volunteers to uphold and exceed established safety protocols.

– Coordinate with Administrative Assistant for the development and dissemination of program marketing materials, such as e-blasts, social media, press releases, event listings, etc.

– Recruit, train and oversee the delivery of programming by educators and volunteers;

– In conjunction with the Executive Director, uphold organizational commitment to make content and experiences more welcoming and inclusive; stay abreast in best practices of the museum education field.

– Work with the museum staff to ensure school and community programming coordinates with the organization’s mission and vision and complements curatorial, educational, and community engagement initiatives.

– Engage museum patrons, significant stakeholders, the immediate neighborhood, and the broader community to create a welcoming, inviting, and relevant educational environment.

– Work in conjunction with Visitor Service staff to greet visitors and provide interpretation as needed during open hours.

– Ensure opening and closing procedures for mansion and park.

– Assist with special events, fundraising, visitor service functions, and other projects as assigned.

Candidate Qualifications:
– 2+ years experience in museum education

– Bilingual Spanish-English

– Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, education, history, arts or related field

Position Type:
Full-time permanent

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Schedule :
Sunday – Thursday generally

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