CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Title:              Director of Education and Public Programs
Report to:    Executive director and Deputy Executive Director
Status:          Full time, Exempt

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

Education And Public Programs

The Education and Public Programs Department at El Museo del Barrio is dedicated to providing its diverse audience with unique bilingual education programs. Through guided visits, hands-on workshops, school partnerships, family programs, cultural celebrations, and adult public programs. El Museo offers visitors multiple entry points through which to explore its mission, permanent collection and exhibitions on view.

El Museo’s founder, artist educator Raphael Montañez Ortiz, refers to the founding of the Museum as a response to the community’s need for a “powerful cultural institution that would reveal its past; affirm and guide its present (critically and with respect); and inspire its future, with integrity and intellectual authority.” El Museo’s approach to education is rooted in the tradition set by Ortiz, espousing art for social change, cultural empowerment, and civic engagement. While offering an important resource for Latinos and Latin American communities in New York City and the tri-state area, El Museo’s programs remain accessible and relevant to all audiences.

Scope and Purpose of Job

The Director of Education and Public Programs is responsible for the development and supervision of the Education and Public Programs Department. They will coordinate, plan, design and implement programs, approaches, and resources to serve schools, community-based organizations, El Museo’s constituencies and the general public. S/he will network with peers at other institutions, and develop relationships with the Department of Education, cultural and community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and academic associations. S/he will work collaboratively to expand the Education and Public Programs component of El Museo and work with other departments to achieve and promote the department as well as achieve the overall museum goals and fulfill the Executive Director’s vision and direction. The Director of Education and Public Programs will report directly to the Executive Director and the Deputy Director and shall meet regularly to ensure communication on education and public programs content and programming.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, plan, develop, manage, supervise, growth, document, and evaluate all programs, projects and activities of the Education and Public Programs Department: adult and youth public programs, cultural celebrations, special events, Cuéntame Gallery, on-site and offsite programs for schools, higher education, community groups, and families, after-school programs, open houses and professional development for teachers, philosophy programs, end of the year exhibitions, and resources and materials.
  • Following El Museo’s mission and the Executive Director’s vision and direction, participate in long-range, long-term planning for the Education and Public Programs Department. Participate in the elaboration of future strategic plans, their assessment and implementation.
  • Oversee employees, assistants, teaching artists, museum educators, interns and volunteers in the department.
  • Oversee and develop departmental budgets and report and track annual budget and expenses for all the programs of the department. Work closely with the finance department when necessary.
  • Develop outreach strategies to new schools and neighborhood and community organizations to promote the Museum’s programs, develop new partnerships and identify audiences. Together with the communications department, develop and oversee promotion and outreach plans for the Education and Public Programs Department, identify target audiences and priorities, develop mailings, and seek potential collaborative partners and cross-promotional opportunities.
  • Develop educational materials and conduct educational programs for varied constituencies (school groups, adults, youth, senior citizens, audiences with special needs and the general public). These include gallery talks, workshops, guided visits, panels, and conference papers.
  • Oversee recruitment, training and supervision of museum educators and teaching artists. Manage all related budgetary, logistical, and human resources issues. Oversee training sessions on interpretive and teaching strategies and methodologies for artist educators and staff.
  • Develop materials and conduct research to introduce philosophical inquiry to El Museo’s education programs by developing specific programs for children and adults.
  • Contribute to El Museo’s publication projects such as gallery cards and publications.
  • Assist in writing grants and reports to funding sources for projects for the Education and Public Programs Department.
  • Prepare quarterly Board of Trustees reports.
  • Be part of the Education and Public Programs Advisory Committee– an advisory group consisting of trustees, scholars, community organization representatives, and members of the museum education community.
  • Serve as liaison for the NYC Department of Education, schools, universities, and other educational institutions, as well as other partners for public programs.
  • Establish and manage network of partners and collaborators to fulfill the department’s goals. Maintain and establish collaborations with other cultural organizations.
  • Translate and revise El Museo’s educational documents and other materials (gallery texts or information brochures) when needed.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments when needed. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • MA/MS in Art, Art Education, Museum Education, Museum Management, Art history, Philosophy or related field, Ph.D. desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a museum and/or cultural or educational institution.
  • Demonstrated staff supervision.
  • Excellent oral, written, research, communication, organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledgeable in office productivity programs, and web-based platforms.
  • Excellent teaching skills and proven ability to train others in inquiry-based teaching methods and other pedagogical approaches.
  • Strong background in education, philosophy, and art history.  Knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean art preferred.
  • Ability to work productively with diverse constituencies as well as government agencies and the public, including Latino and Latin-American communities.
  • 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, and evaluative methods as well as experience with developing lessons, educational materials, and public programs are important.
  • Knowledge of NYC cultural community and public school system; familiarity with teacher training practices, curriculum development strategies, educational standards (NYS Common Core Learning Standards, and NYC Blueprints for the arts), online learning and educational technology.
  • Spanish/English bilingual skills highly desirable. 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Director of Education and Public Programs in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo values diversity in backgrounds and in experiences. El Museo’s commitment to a diverse workforce has been a key to our success. In accordance with that commitment, El Museo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, military, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.   

As a commitment to the health and safety of El Museo’s employees and patrons, we have enacted a mandatory vaccination policy for our employees. Accordingly, all prospective hires must be able to provide proof of vaccination if an offer of employment is extended. However, in accordance with our dedication to equal employment opportunities for all, and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, exemptions to El Museo’s vaccination policy exist for individuals based upon their medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.

CURATORIAL ASSISTANT

Title:               Curatorial Assistant
Reports to:   Chief Curator and Curator
Status:            Full-time, Exempt

 El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events. 

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF ROLE 

The Curatorial Assistant supports El Museo del Barrio’s Curatorial department, and specifically the Chief Curator, in key administrative capacities. This post has a high level of public interface, including between other Museum departments and the public.  They will manage general bilingual correspondence and meetings, and are responsible for maintaining the overall schedule, deadlines, and budgets pertinent to Curatorial projects. The Curatorial Assistant contributes to the planning and implementation of exhibitions, the Permanent Collection, publications and programming. 

RESPONSIBILTIIES 

  • Answers general inquiries from other internal departments and the public, responding to messages and maintaining correspondences between the appropriate parties.
  • Coordinates meetings, including invitations, preparation, space reservation and set up, and minute-taking; executes logistical needs such as: flights, hotels, refreshments, and operational and technical details.
  • Liaises with the Development Department to organize, update, supervise, and maintain curatorial mailing lists and mailings, including invitations and catalogues.
  • Tracks expenditures against budgets and manages invoices with the Finance Department; Liaises with vendors and contract workers including authors, translators, designers, art handlers, photographers etc.
  • Assists with specific exhibition projects, grants, or programs, including careful database entry, proofreading bilingual text and checklists; gathering, tracking, and organization of written, printed photographic or digital materials for signage, brochures, and catalogues; and any information required for final narrative, fiscal, or project evaluations.
  • Conducts and supervises research, and participates in revision and review of texts, policies, procedures, systems, and activities. Compiles and relays appropriate materials to the Education Department, the Museum Shop, and the Public Relations Department.
  • Assists as requested in installations and de-installations, including working with contractors and other vendors; researching, ordering, or resolving problems with materials, supplies, hardware, tools, furniture, etc.; creating labels, checklists etc.
  • Liaises with other museum departments including Communications, Public Programs, Education, etc. regarding information or interviews requested; assists with galleries tours and walkthroughs when required.
  • Supervises volunteers, interns, and professional contract workers as necessary.
  • Serves as the designated curatorial liaison for major annual institutional events which include participation from the Curatorial Department, attending meetings, and coordinating all tasks and request, including Three Kings Day (January 6), Museum Mile (June), and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15- Oct 15), and Dia de los Muertos (November 1). 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Minimum Baccalaureate degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field
  • 2-4 years of Curatorial or Administrative experience, preferably related to exhibitions, collections, or publications.
  • English/ Spanish bilingual speaking and writing proficiency required.
  • High proficiency in various computer and digital imaging systems and databases required, particularly Word (especially tracking changes and working with foot- or endnotes); Excel; Outlook; Project Manager; PowerPoint; Photoshop. Experience with TMS (The Museum System database). Raisers Edge, and/ or AutoCAD particularly desirable.
  • Excellent diplomatic and oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with various constituencies and supervise when requested
  • Neat, detail-oriented, well-organized, and clear communicator; able to juggle and meet simultaneous deadlines; work independently while following direction precisely. 

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Curatorial Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo values diversity in backgrounds and in experiences. El Museo’s commitment to a diverse workforce has been a key to our success. In accordance with that commitment, El Museo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, military, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws. El Museo values a diverse workplace and encourages those members of the El Museo community to apply to this posting. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.   

As a commitment to the health and safety of El Museo’s employees and patrons, we have enacted a mandatory vaccination policy for our employees. Accordingly, all prospective hires must be able to provide proof of vaccination if an offer of employment is extended. However, in accordance with our dedication to equal employment opportunities for all, and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, exemptions to El Museo’s vaccination policy exist for individuals based upon their medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

Title:             Digital Marketing Manager
Report to:   Director of Marketing & Communications
Status:          Full-time

El Museo del Barrio seeks a Digital Marketing Manager who will be a key contributor to the Museum’s digital marketing, communications, and content strategies. This role is responsible for the implementation and tracking of website updates, digital and email marketing campaigns, collaborating on social media strategy and execution, and building awareness for El Museo del Barrio’s exhibitions, programming, and partnerships through robust content production and distribution across digital platforms. An experienced project manager, the Digital Marketing Manager is an integral member of the Marketing and Communications team and reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications. A successful candidate will be a collaborative, organized, self-starting professional who is dedicated to teamwork, execution, project management fundamentals, and the fulfillment of the Museums’ mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Maintain and steward elmuseo.org 

  • Oversee web production, including content strategy and production, feature set development, analytics, and platform evaluation
  • Work with other Museum departments to update content (event pages, exhibition pages, visit page, membership page, etc.) in a timely manner, and in conjunction with institutional messaging
  • Update media on the exhibition pages as it becomes available (including installation photos, press releases, audio guides, video, social media content, etc.), including migrating past exhibitions to the designated landing page
  • Under the guidance of the Director of Marketing and Communications, serve as point-person for designated digital and marketing projects, including liaising with internal stakeholders, and external vendors and partners to develop timelines and ensure deadlines are met
  • Manage and track analytics across digital platforms and implement data-driven decisions to improve and evolve El Museo’s content, marketing, and digital strategies
  • Manage work of outside vendors and contractors on the El Museo website and other digital projects, including the forthcoming redesign of elmuseo.org

Manage email marketing content and strategy 

  • Oversee the Museum’s email marketing program, ensuring consistent quality, formatting, tone, and voice, and maintaining lists and segments
  • Develop and manage institutional email calendar and timelines for all email communications (newsletters, invitations, etc.), ensuring campaigns are created and deployed on schedule
  • Work with Director of Marketing and Communications to determine content for bimonthly e-newsletters; design, route, test, and deploy
  • Supervise design of email communications by Development, Education, and Retail departments, offering guidance and ensuring consistent formatting, quality, and tone and voice
  • Monitor statistics and share campaign reports; make data-driven recommendations for improving email strategies and ensuring successful campaigns
  • Strategize and implement ideas for email acquisition online and on-site
  • Create new email templates as necessary

Project Management

  • Manage a variety of small to large special projects and initiatives, including third-party digital products, such as culture-specific applications, and tech-driven partnerships/initiatives
  • Facilitate communication among multiple cross-functional collaborators and establishing and enforcing timelines and deliverables
  • Establish, document, and enforce production standards, and ensure that the El Museo’s digital products conform to consistently high production values and provide optimal user experiences

Additional responsibilities 

  • Follow new technologies and proactively ensure that El Museo strives for industry best practices with regards to digital experiences through monitoring of activities in the digital cultural space both nationally and internationally
  • Collaborate on the creation of engaging content for an array of digital communications, including website, email, and social media
  • Manage the institution’s YouTube account, uploading videos as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 3–5 years of experience in digital marketing or related field
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Experience working with the latest web and mobile production standards and practices, social media tools and platforms a plus
  • Demonstrated experience managing the development of marketing campaigns, digital products, technologies, and experiences
  • Strong knowledge of Constant Contact, familiarity with the API and 3rd party integrations
  • Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in HTML and CSS, with a working knowledge of PHP
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a keen eye for design and detail
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Knowledge of art and Latinx culture preferred, and familiarity with East Harlem cultural assets a plus.necklace

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Digital Marketing Manager in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo values diversity in backgrounds and in experiences. El Museo’s commitment to a diverse workforce has been a key to our success. In accordance with that commitment, El Museo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, military, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws. El Museo values a diverse workplace and encourages those members of the El Museo community to apply to this posting. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

As a commitment to the health and safety of El Museo’s employees and patrons, we have enacted a mandatory vaccination policy for our employees. Accordingly, all prospective hires must be able to provide proof of vaccination if an offer of employment is extended. However, in accordance with our dedication to equal employment opportunities for all, and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, exemptions to El Museo’s vaccination policy exist for individuals based upon their medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.

PERMANENT COLLECTION ASSOCIATE CURATOR

Title:               Permanent Collection Associate Curator
Report to:     Chief Curator and Curator
Status:            Temporary Full-Time Exempt: Grant Based 1 Year

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF ROLE

The Permanent Collection Associate Curator is responsible for assisting with the research, development, interpretation, documentation, and strategic growth of the El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection towards a major collections-focused initiative. The incumbent will support the Curatorial Department in recommending policies, implementing actions, and liaising with a broad and interested public, including artists, community members, colleagues, and students as related to the Permanent Collection. The incumbent is responsible for the supervision of interns, volunteers, and contract workers, and for the productive interaction of the Curatorial Staff with other departments. The Permanent Collection Associate Curator serves as a host, spokesperson, and art historian, professionally representing El Museo del Barrio.

RESPONSIBILTIES

Administration and Development

  • Assists in the ongoing research related to the Permanent Collection, its access, and dissemination
  • Develops and implements research and interdisciplinary uses for the Permanent Collection, including commissioning and authoring collection entries and related writing; coordinating artist interviews; and other creative implementation
  • Updates TMS and other research repositories, both physical and digital, including artist archives
  • Oversees editing, translation, design, printing, and production of signage, invitations, brochures, and catalogues; develops and implements creative interpretive public programming in collaboration with the Education Department.
  • Serves as in-house manager for all aspects of the production and maintenance of Permanent Collection, including coordination with outside contractors including photographers, conservators, and art handlers
  • Produces and supervises correspondence, checklists, contracts, press and educational materials, project budgets, development narratives and reports, and other documentation.
  • Supports the department in defining new Permanent Collection acquisitions, including cultivating donors or funders, researching works for availability, provenance, and price
  • Oversees projects and timelines related to Permanent Collection-based activities

Other Related Duties

  • Supervision of volunteers, interns, and professional contract workers as necessary to execute many of the tasks described herein.
  • Assist in defining and developing institutional goals and other needs related to the Permanent Collection, its care, storage, and display.
  • Other tasks as assigned and agreed upon by employee and supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies, or a related field
  • Knowledge of El Museo del Barrio’s collection and history
  • 3 to 5 years of curatorial or museum experience
  • Spanish/English bilingual skills
  • Fluency in various computer- and digital imaging systems, especially TMS, Microsoft Office, and One Drive
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage simultaneous priorities
  • Ability to work well with various constituencies, and supervise volunteers, interns, professional contract workers, and others

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Permanent Collection Associate Curator in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo values diversity in backgrounds and in experiences. El Museo’s commitment to a diverse workforce has been a key to our success. In accordance with that commitment, El Museo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, military, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws. El Museo values a diverse workplace and encourages those members of the El Museo community to apply to this posting. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

As a commitment to the health and safety of El Museo’s employees and patrons, we have enacted a mandatory vaccination policy for our employees. Accordingly, all prospective hires must be able to provide proof of vaccination if an offer of employment is extended. However, in accordance with our dedication to equal employment opportunities for all, and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, exemptions to El Museo’s vaccination policy exist for individuals based upon their medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.

 

COORDINATOR OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS

TITLE:                      Coordinator of Public Programs
REPORT TO:         Manager of Public Programs
STATUS:                 Full-time Exempt

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events. 

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF ROLE:

El Museo del Barrio is seeking a Coordinator of Public Programs to assist with the implementation of public programs for adult, family, and intergenerational audiences. This position, working closely with the Manager of Public Programs, conceptualizes, research, implements, and executes the Museum’s in-person, virtual and hybrid public programs.  The coordinator will support the development of innovative public programs and community engagement strategies that reflect and build upon El Museo del Barrios mission, exhibitions, and permanent collection, including artist talks, panels and symposia, film programs, music and dance performances, health and wellness programs, art-making workshops, and large-scale community events and cultural celebrations.  

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Working under the leadership of El Museo’s Manager of Public Programs, the coordinator will:

  • Support the Manager of Public Programs in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of El Museo’s Public Programs, including, but not limited to, visual arts-related programs, performances, and large-scale, community events and cultural celebrations such as Super Sábado, Three Kings Day, and Museum Mile.
  • Together with the Manager of Public Programs collaborate with the museum’s Curatorial team and advisors to research and develop innovative public programs that connect exhibition content with contemporary issues and ideas.
  • Under the direction of the Manager of Public Programs, research potential program concepts and develop relationships with external partners and presenters such as artists, curators, historians, authors, poets, music and dance performers, and other creatives, for relevant and creative public programs.
  • Support the implementation of programs including managing the programs calendar, scheduling artists, performers and speakers, coordinating content with presenters, issuing contracts and managing invoices, and liaising with relevant internal departments.
  • Coordinate, under staff supervision, program production including developing the run of show, rehearsals, day-of logistics and audience experience; organizing registration and check-in; liaise directly with artists, technical crew, operations staff, and volunteers to execute day-of performance activities from load-in to load-out for programs which may occur evenings and on weekends.
  • Coordinate travel, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and hospitality requirements for artists, staff and volunteers.
  • Develop program-related promotional copy and signage; update the Museum’s website, ticketing/point of sale system to post program, schedule online programs and generate registration links, monitor/communicate with registrants prior to and during programs, as well as monitoring chat for virtual programs.
  • Work collaboratively with Education department staff and teaching artists to develop themes and approaches for cultural celebrations, festivals, and family programs to ensure family -friendly, child-appropriate, and accessible activations.
  • Coordinate program logistics with the Operations Department, ensuring all internal museum requirements for public programs, including room reservations, technical needs and operations requests are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate outreach and promotion with the Museum’s Government and Community Affairs Department and Marketing and Communications Department to maximize visibility, access, and attendance results.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and retain volunteers as needed for the preparation and execution of public programs and cultural celebrations, administrative support, and special projects. Design and lead volunteer orientation and training sessions and serve as a liaison between staff and volunteers for institution-wide public programs.
  • Recruit, train and supervise Public Programs Department interns.
  • Build and expand new partnerships and contacts with fellow museums and community organizations, schools, colleges/universities, and senior centers to support the development of new audiences.
  • Assist with compiling data and photo/video documentation, maintaining accurate records of attendance and assisting with evaluation efforts, for program reports, grant proposals, and presentations.
  • Demonstrate excellence in public speaking by introducing speakers, artists, and performers at programs, participating in meetings, and representing the museums to local arts organizations and universities.
  • Provide day-to-day administrative support for the Public Programs Department including, but not limited to, assisting with the preparation of Public Program budgets and tracking of expenditures; scheduling and organizing department and project team meetings, maintaining accurate meeting notes, expense reimbursements, invoice processing, and ordering program supplies.
  • Assist in long-range planning for adult public programs; help plan and identify needs for new programming and potential partners and collaborators.
  • Assist in planning and organizing exhibitions of work generated for Cuéntame Gallery.
  • Assist Manager of Public Programs with other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A. in Art, Arts Administration, Art History, Museum Studies, Latinx, Caribbean or Latin American Studies, or related field; MA in related fields preferable or comparable experience in a museum.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in arts administration and/or coordinating museum public programs, cultural and family programs, and/or visual arts-related programming.
  • Knowledge of NYC’s art, cultural and educational communities; interest and/or background in art, museum education, and visual arts programming.
  • Strong interest and/or familiarity with Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean arts and culture.
  • Experience implementing virtual and hybrid programs, as well as mid and large-scale public events, panel discussions and artist talks.
  • Proven organizational skills; detail-oriented, punctual, able to juggle multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills; they will be a proven collaborator and strong team player who can work comfortably with colleagues, volunteers, community partners, and diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated abilities in collaborating with local community organizations and fostering community engagement.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access with regard to the design and execution of programs; demonstrated cultural humility with respect to Latinx and immigrant communities.
  • Proficient in MS Office; Outlook, Google Suite, Dropbox; Database management and graphic/web design skills desirable.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Strong bilingual (English/Spanish) written and verbal skills preferred.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Public Programs Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo values diversity in backgrounds and in experiences. El Museo’s commitment to a diverse workforce has been a key to our success. In accordance with that commitment, El Museo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

As a commitment to the health and safety of El Museo’s employees and patrons, we have enacted a mandatory vaccination policy for our employees. Accordingly, all prospective hires must be able to provide proof of vaccination if an offer of employment is extended. However, in accordance with our dedication to equal employment opportunities for all, and in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, exemptions to El Museo’s vaccination policy exist for individuals based upon their medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.

SENIOR MANAGER OF GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

 TITLE:               SENIOR MANAGER OF GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
REPORT TO:    Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director
STATUS:           Full-Time, Exempt

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF ROLE:

The Senior Manager of Government and Community Affairs plays a pivotal role at El Museo as its key liaison to community, cultural, and government agencies, serving a broad constituency of not-for-profit organizations, grassroots leaders, schools, coalitions, and public offices. The Senior Manager is responsible for overseeing all activities relating to advocacy, public funding, and government and community relations.

Reporting to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, the Senior Manager prepares city, requests and related reports, sometimes in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio’s development team. They work with public agencies, consortia, and alliances to help develop and implement cultural policies and respond to requests from elected and community officials on matters relating to the museum and the arts. The Senior Manager will seek and facilitate opportunities through public programs, collaboration and partnership with community organizations, libraries, universities, senior centers, civic groups, government entities and cultural organizations; these are to provide greater access to new and non-traditional museum audiences, in particular Latino audiences throughout the New York–metropolitan area.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and strengthen relationships and communication with elected officials and their staff at all levels of government, with the goal of increasing and maintaining support for the museum’s operating and capital budgets. City elected officials include Mayor, Borough President, City Council. State officials include Governor, Senators, and Assembly members. Federal officials include executive-level officers, US Senators, and Congressional Representatives.

  • Cultivate relationships and communications with agencies at all levels of government. Appropriate agencies include Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Design and Construction, Landmarks Preservation Commission, Office of Management and Budget, NYC and NYS Department of Education, Community Board, Manhattan Borough President’s Office, New York State Council on the Arts; Empire State Development Corporation; the Federal of Education; and the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Work with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and government consultants to set annual public fundraising goals for operating and capital funds and strategize to reach those goals. Identify potential sources of new funding at local, state, federal and, when possible, international levels.
  • Identify artistic, educational, and capital projects for funding, working closely with all relevant departments and office.
  • Manage and oversee reporting for appropriate government agencies including annual and quarterly reports to the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of El Museo’s Community Engagement Plan, designed to deepen the institution’s relationship with its founding community of East Harlem and expand its outreach to other underserved communities throughout New York City. This includes the cultivation of new contacts and maintenance of current ones, identifying programs for community involvement and information sharing, and generating outreach to strengthen working relationships with organizations and businesses locally and regionally, and create mutually beneficial Communicate how the institution can be used as a resource, the importance of incorporating arts into community life, and how El Museo del Barrio is an economic and cultural anchor of the East Harlem community, and by extension, Latinxs in NYC.
  • Serve as the museum’s principal liaison to East Harlem’s Community Board Eleven (CB11) and coordinate El Museo staff attendance at CB11 full board meetings, as well as at its Cultural and Education Committee meetings. Host related meetings and events on-site; represent and coordinate representation for the museum in various external forums. Some evening and weekend meetings must be attended.
  • Manage and maintain a comprehensive database for all community and government affairs contacts.
  • Facilitate the efforts of the board committee on Government and Community Affairs, which advises El Museo about issues concerning public policy, community service, programming, and other relevant areas of community interest.
  • Work with consultants and lobbyists as appropriate.
  • Communicate the museum’s mission effectively and and enthusiastically.
  • Other tasks as assigned and as agreed upon between Senior Manager and Supervisors.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion, motivation, independence.
  • Four-year college degree in relevant field; facility with independent research.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in community affairs, public policy, fundraising or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to network and work productively with diverse constituencies.
  • Familiarity with the community of East Harlem, in addition to working knowledge of NYC ethnic and cultural communities and public funding system, is preferred.
  • Spanish/English bilingual skills and computer literacy required.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please send a cover letter, resume, to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Senior Manager of Government & Community Affairs in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo values diversity in backgrounds and in experiences. El Museo’s commitment to a diverse workforce has been a key to our success. In accordance with that commitment, El Museo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, military, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

As a commitment to the health and safety of El Museo’s employees and patrons, we have enacted a mandatory vaccination policy for our employees. Accordingly, all prospective hires must be able to provide proof of vaccination if an offer of employment is extended. However, in accordance with our dedication to equal employment opportunities for all, and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, exemptions to El Museo’s vaccination policy exist for individuals based upon their medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR (P/T)

TITLE:              EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
REPORT TO:   Manager of Education
STATUS:          Part-Time Exempt

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

 SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF ROLE

The Education Programs Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the administration and coordination of school, youth and family programs, including guided tours and workshops, partnerships with schools, and monthly weekend programs designed for families and children. The Coordinator of Education Programs will assist and work closely with the Manager of Education to conceptualize and develop approaches, programs, and resources to engage K-12 and family audiences.  Together with the Education team, they will research content for programs, develop and edit curricula, and support training and communication with museum educators and teaching artists leading onsite, virtual or partnership programs.  The coordinator will communicate with school administrators, teachers, and community partners, facilitate the documentation and evaluation of programs, and track program expenses.  As a vital member of the Education team, the coordinator will collaborate with the Education Programs Assistant, as well as Public Programs staff to facilitate programs for diverse audiences.  The coordinator reports directly to the Manager of Education and shall meet with them regularly to ensure communication on all Education Programs. 

RESPONSIBILTIES

General

  • Under supervision of the Manager of Education, coordinate the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of School, Youth and Family Programs.
  • Assist in the supervision of on-site museum educators and teaching artists; provide feedback on tour outlines and lesson plans and help to develop and lead trainings for museum educators and teaching artists for onsite, virtual and partnership programs.
  • Attend all walkthroughs, lectures and training sessions in conjunction with the Permanent Collection, temporary exhibitions and cultural celebrations.
  • In collaboration with the Manager of Education, design interdisciplinary, age-appropriate educator resources that make connections with El Museo’s Permanent Collection, exhibitions on view, cultural celebrations and classroom curricula.
  • Strategize with Manager of Education to expand reach of El Museo’s K-12 and Family Programs; actively engage in outreach efforts to develop relationships within the local East Harlem and NYC school and community organization communities.
  • Assist with the development of contact lists and materials for outreach to schools, teachers, families, community groups, and other audiences.
  • Assist in conducting evaluations and assessments of onsite, virtual and partnership programs to ensure all programs meet Education Department objectives and goals.
  • Maintain and develop departmental exhibition-related research files.
  • Support the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of family programs and institutional events including Super Sabado and Cultural Celebrations, Sabado Familiar workshops, Uptown Bounce, Coqui Club, and parent engagement programs.
  • Assist the Development and Government & Community Affairs departments with grant-related requests for education programs as needed.
  • Represent the institution during educational fairs and career days as needed.  
  • Lead exhibition tours, workshops and training programs as needed.
  • Communicate with the Manager of Education regarding program needs, issues, developments and any additional support needed to meet program goals.

Administration

  • Maintain departmental administrative files, expenses and pertinent content related information for all school, youth and programs.
  • Coordinate with the Education Programs Assistant the purchase of art supplies and materials for use in El Museo’s taller or offsite partnership programs.
  • Collect and disseminate updated information on the NYC Department of Education, including academic calendar, core curricula, contacts, news, and announcements.
  • Work collaboratively with all Museum staff and departments as appropriate and needed to ensure goals of offering engaging, informative, and accessible visitor experiences.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • B.A in Art, Art Education, Art History, Latin American/Caribbean Studies, or other relevant degree.
  • M.A in Art Education, Museum Education or Early Childhood Education or other relevant degree preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience including one or more of the following: museum/art education; research and curriculum development, and cultural and family programming.
  • Interest in Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean arts and culture.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills required, including ability to work both independently and with a team.
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Suite; experience using Drop Box, InDesign, and database management skills desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with staff supervision desirable.
  • Strong writing skills: 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.
  • Strong bilingual (English/Spanish) written and verbal skills preferable.
  • Understanding of New York City’s diversity and experience working with people of diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Education Programs Coordinator in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo values diversity in backgrounds and in experiences. El Museo’s commitment to a diverse workforce has been a key to our success. In accordance with that commitment, El Museo provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, predisposing genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.   

As a commitment to the health and safety of El Museo’s employees and patrons, we have enacted a mandatory vaccination policy for our employees. Accordingly, all prospective hires must be able to provide proof of vaccination if an offer of employment is extended. However, in accordance with our dedication to equal employment opportunities for all, and in compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, exemptions to El Museo’s vaccination policy exist for individuals based upon their medical conditions and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.

SECURITY GUARD

TITLE: Security Guard 
REPORTS TO: Security Manager
STATUS: Part-Time
PAY RATE: $17.40 per hour 

Overall Responsibilities

• Security guards are responsible for patrolling the facility, man a post, provide security presence and enforce the institutions rules and regulations. The guards will be responsible for working closely with the security manager in all facets of security and safety.

Primary Responsibilities

• Communicating and interacting with the general public at all levels.

• Assist in keeping a safe and secure facility through good security and customer service practices.

• Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard.

• Neat and professional attire.

• Friendly and professional demeanor.

• Candidate must be able to deal with client complaints and concerns in an amicable and courteous manner.

• Assists staff with unit counts on a daily basis and during special events.

• Providing guidance and leadership during emergency situations.

Requirements

• One – Two years’ experience as a security guard

• 8 Hour & 16 Hour Security Guard certification a must

• Bilingual Spanish/English a plus

• Must be flexible, intellectually alert, and able to command the respect and confidence of staff, philosophically committed to the objectives of the institution.

• Ability to work nights and weekends, appropriate to institution needs.

• HS Diplomas/GED from an accredited school

• Ability to obtain certification for training such as Fire Guard Certification (F-03), CPR, and First Aid.

How to Apply

Please forward resume along with cover letter to wsoto@elmuseo.org with SECURITY GUARD and first name and last name in the subject line. No telephone calls, please. El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer that 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.

INTERNSHIPS

El Museo del Barrio is currently offering internships in partnership with leading city and youth organizations. To apply for an internship at El Museo, please apply directly through the organizations listed below.

Arts Intern Program offered by the Studio Institute

City University of New York (CUNY) Cultural Corps

VOLUNTEERS

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