Senior Coordinator, School & Family Programs

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:
The Senior Coordinator, School & Family Programs teaches gallery and studio programs and coordinates partnerships within the Education Department for school and family programs. This position requires substantial experience teaching in a museum setting; developing inquiry and object-based gallery experiences; writing educational materials; managing budgets; supervising teaching artists; and coordinating projects. Candidates should also possess fluency in working with art materials for a range of developmental ages.

Reports to:
Assistant Director, School Programs and Outreach and Assistant Director, Family Programs

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
– Teach inquiry and object-based gallery tours and studio art workshops multiple times a week for PreK-8th grade students and family audiences both onsite and offsite
– Conceptualize a wide range of art-making experiences and studio projects for school and family programs
– Coordinate partnerships with schools, families, and community organizations and supervise freelance educators and teaching artists who implement these programs
– Conduct outreach and cultivate relationships with partner organization and/or schools which engage and/or family audiences
– Develop curriculum and design programming for school and family partnerships and tours in-conjunction with Jewish Museum’s exhibitions
– Implement and oversee family and school programs twice a month on Sundays
– Coordinate programs budgets, marketing, and evaluation for areas specific to the position
– Work collaboratively with Education Department staff and other Museum departments
– Contribute to research and writing of resources and interpretive materials

Candidate Qualifications:
– BA or BFA in Art History, Education, Studio Art, or related field
– MA or MFA in Art History, Museum Education, Art Education, or Studio Art preferred
– Knowledge of modern and contemporary art
– 2 to 3 years of museum teaching experience
– Comfortable teaching studio art and inquiry-based gallery teaching as related to educational programs
– Must be creative, enthusiastic, and a team player with excellent writing skills
– Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Google Drive platforms)
– 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)

– Interest in accessibility and working with neurodiverse students and children
– Willingness to travel to partner sights in all five boroughs

Position Type:
This is a part-time, funded, 3-year position: 4 days/week.

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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.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.