Job: The Studio Museum in Harlem Per Diem Museum Educators to work in Pre-K-12 School, Family and Educator Programs (PT) (NYC)


The Studio Museum in Harlem



United States


New York, NY


Museums/Hist. Societies

Position Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)


4-Year Degree

Position Type

Part Time Temporary


OVERVIEW The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned an international reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena with its groundbreaking role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. The Museum seeks Per Diem Museum Educators to work in Pre-K-12 School, Family and Educator Programs. While the Studio Museum’s galleries are currently closed in preparation for a late Fall 2018 groundbreaking on our new building, the Museum is working to deepen its roots in the community through inHarlem, a dynamic set of collaborative programs in our neighborhood. Museum Educators will facilitate meaningful experiences through inquiry-based discussions around works of art and art making projects, based on the Studio Museum’s permanent collection and inHarlem exhibitions. Educators will teach in programs at partner organizations including schools, libraries, public parks, and community centers in Harlem and throughout New York City. RESPONSIBILITIES • In collaboration with Education department staff, classroom teachers, and partner organizations, plan and facilitate program sessions and workshops, including attending planning and assessment meetings • Facilitate pre- and post- partnership evaluations, and assist with program documentation • Participate in trainings and professional development sessions in conjunction with exhibitions and programs • Assist with the installation and opening events for any student exhibitions or culminating events • Maintain regular flow of information from partnerships to the Museum in regards to partnership activities and progress • Develop and lead tours and art-making workshops for school, family, and adult groups • Co-facilitate Teaching & Learning Workshops for Pre-K-12 educators • Establish and maintain relationships with school staff in an effort to promote the Museum and its services QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor's degree in studio art, art history, cultural studies, art education or related fields • At least 2 years’ of relevant experience in arts and museum education with responsibilities in planning, development and implementation of educational programs • Knowledge of contemporary art and artists of African descent • Understanding of inquiry-based teaching practice • Demonstrated ability in the successful development and maintenance of projects in programs and partnerships • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills • Ability to work with close attention to detail and to maintain confidentiality • Excellent communication, organization and administrative skills • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and tactfully, while representing the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism • Adherence to Museum policies and support of Education Department decisions in a positive, professional manner • Experience working with school, family and adult audiences • Passion for the dual mission of achieving artistic and educational excellence Particular attention will be given to applicants who have experience working with early childhood audiences, bilingual Spanish and English teaching experience as well as experience working with students on the autism spectrum, and students with developmental and learning disabilities. Position work schedule may require school day and after school work. Some weekends and evenings are required to lead and participate in Museum programs. To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation

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