EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
TITLE: EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR, On-Site
REPORT TO: DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS
STATUS: FULL TIME, NON-EXEMPT
ABOUT EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
El Museo del Barrio is the nation’s first Latin American museum of art. The richness of Latino cultures is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. A dynamic artistic, cultural, and community gathering space, El Museo is also a center of cultural pride on New York’s Museum Mile.
SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB
The Education Programs Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the administration and coordination of on-site school programs, including Gallery Guided-Visits and Hands-on Workshops. The Education Programs Coordinator will assist and work closely with the Director of Education and Public Programs to conceptualize and develop approaches, programs, and resources to serve school, teacher and family audiences, develop curricula, and implement training sessions for museum educators and teaching artists. The Education Programs Coordinator will also gather content for programs, curriculum resources, help develop and conduct training, as well as supervise on-site museum educators and teaching artists. The Education Programs Coordinator will collaborate with the Education Programs Assistant and the Education and Public Programs Assistant to ensure communication of all issues pertaining to Group Visits.
The Education Programs Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Education and Public Programs and shall meet with her regularly to ensure communication on all on-site Education Programs.
- Supervise on-site museum educators and teaching artists.
- Help Director of Education and Public Programs to develop and lead trainings for museum educators and teaching artists. Prepare for and participate in all mandatory program meetings and training workshop regarding On-site programs. Attend all walk-throughs, lectures, and training sessions in conjunction with the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions and cultural celebrations.
- Under the direct supervision of the Director of Education and Public Programs, design interdisciplinary, age-appropriate educator resources that make connections with El Museo’s permanent collection, exhibitions on view, cultural celebrations and classroom curricula.
- Communicate with the Director of Education and Public Programs regarding program needs, issues, developments and any additional support needed to complete program goals.
- Assist in conducting evaluations and assessments of on-site programs to ensure all programs meet Education & Public Programs Department objectives and goals.
- Support museum educators and teaching artists through feedback on tour outlines/lesson plan development, gallery activities, hands on workshops and content related to exhibitions.
- Maintain departmental exhibition-related research files.
- Assist with development and provide appropriate materials for outreach to schools, teachers, families, community groups, and other audiences.
- Update, collect, review, and analyze educator survey/evaluation forms.
- Under direct supervision of the Director of Education and Public Programs and the Manager of Public Programs, assist in designing, planning, implementing and evaluation of Family Programs, including Super Sábado art-making and new storytelling series.
- Research education resources and produce content for Family Program activities and the ArteXplorers Family Corner.
- Contribute to developing and be proactive in proposing various on-site programs: professional development for teachers, open houses, family programs, adult programs and others.
- Assist the Development Department with regards to grants for onsite partnership programs whenever necessary.
- Assist with maintenance of departmental administrative files, pertinent content related information for Guided-Visits and Hands-on Workshops.
- Review and submit artist educator timesheets and invoices.
- Work collaboratively with all Museum staff and departments as appropriate and needed to ensure goals of offering engaging, informative, and accessible visitor experiences.
- Provide general office and program support and assistance to the Director of Education and Public Programs as needed.
- Represent the Museum during educational fairs and career days as needed.
- Collect and disseminate updated information on the NYC Department of Education, including academic calendar, core curricula, news, and announcements.
- Contribute to the scope and aims of the Education Department.
- B.A in Art, Art Education, Art History, Latin American Studies or related field.
- M.A. in Art Education, Museum Education, or related field with 2-3 years of teaching experience preferred.
- 2-3 years of gallery education and research experience.
- Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills required.
- Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, InDesign, and Internet Database management skills desirable.
- Demonstrated staff supervision.
- Ability to develop new and relevant teaching curricula and collaborate with others to design and implement innovative teaching materials for diverse audiences in a variety of settings.
- Knowledge of child development, museum/arts education theory, evaluation methods and experience with developing lessons, educational materials, and public programs preferred.
- Knowledge of NYC cultural community, familiarity with the DOE and interest and/or background in art or museum education required.
- Spanish and English bilingual skills preferable.
Please submit a letter of interest together with a CV or resume in a single word or pdf document titled SurnameNameApplication to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Education Programs Coordinator Onsite” and your first and last name in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.
El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
Each spring, summer, and fall El Museo del Barrio offers Internship opportunities to promising undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates and career changers who are considering careers in the arts, education, non-profits and museum profession.
Intern @ El Museo this Fall!
Fall 2015 Internship Cycle: September 7, 2015 – December 18, 2015
Please note, applications must be received on or by August 21, 2015 to be considered.
El Museo del Barrio succeeds with the generous help of those who participate in our people-driven activities. With the help of volunteers, El Museo provides its services with a human touch.