A full-time position is available in the Education Department as the Coordinator of School and Educator Programs at the Whitney Museum. Responsibilities for this position include:
– Organizing and coordinating all aspects of Guided Visit and Guided Visit + Studio Programs for Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade students.
– Organizing and coordinating 9 long-term School Partnerships with New York City schools.
– The hiring, training, oversight, and evaluation of a large team of freelance Museum Educators.
– Organizing programs or art workshops with Whitney artists for students and teachers.
– Supervision and training of an assistant and interns.
– Leading inquiry-based tours for students and teachers.
– Working with the Museum’s Group Services Department on the oversight and management of school group scheduling.
– Creating and managing budgets for current and future School and Educator programming.
– Coordination of all Educator Programs, including the development and implementation of Teacher Exchange, professional development workshops for Partnership and Neighborhood Friends Schools as well as with the NYC Department of Education, Summer Institutes, Educator Exhibition Previews.
– Creation and implementation of substantive evaluation projects.
– Creating and implementing an outreach plan for NYC schools, with a particular focus on art teachers.
– Development and management of online curricular materials such as Educator Guides.
– Maintaining statistics, records, and documentation of programs.
– Writing grants and grant reports and working on the NYC DOE schools contract.
– Meeting and communicating with foundations and donors.
– Contributing to the museum community through publications and conference presentations.
– Working across the Education Department on other collaborative projects such as artist residencies, outreach initiatives, or evaluation projects.
– B.A., M.A, preferred;
– background in art history, art education and/or museum education;
– 3-5 years professional experience, including work with New York City K-12 students, teachers and administrators;
– strong organizational and communication skills; experience with program research and evaluation.
Museum, administrative, and managerial experience are also required. It is important that the candidate have sound knowledge of educational and developmental theory as well as significant teaching experience. They should be flexible and will be able to work well as part of the School, Youth, and Family Programs team and should be familiar with contemporary art and artists’ practice.
Position requires travel throughout NYC and extended hours for program implementation during the week and on weekends. If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org and state “Coordinator of School and Educator Programs” in the subject line.
About the Whitney: The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today. The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.
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