Category: Museum
Senior Program Coordinator, NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium, American Museum of Natural History, NYC
| July 25, 2018 | 1:41 pm | Curriculum Development, Museum, Non-Profit | Comments closed

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Board Opportunity, Royall House and Slave Quarters Museum, Medford, MA
| February 26, 2018 | 9:52 am | Museum, Non-Profit | Comments closed

Belinda Sutton Board Member

Chief of Education, Museum of Mathematics, NYC
| October 25, 2017 | 10:52 am | Museum | Comments closed

Chief of Education

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is a growing institution that provides insight into the evolving, creative, human, and aesthetic nature of mathematics to a diverse audience of all ages. Its interactive exhibits and stimulating programs encourage inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the wonders of math.

MoMath is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Chief of Education who will have primary responsibility for implementation and delivery of the broad variety of innovative and engaging educational programs the Museum offers. This position will help shape one of America’s major efforts in mathematical outreach to students, teachers, and the public.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in New York City. It offers a full suite of benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chief of Education will supervise and lead the offering of compelling original classes, presentations, and activities that demonstrate the beauty and joy of math. This role is responsible for ensuring that MoMath’s programs, which encompass a broad area of mathematical content, are presented as appealing, compelling programs that are accessible to diverse target audiences, including children and adults, and ranging from mathematical novices to the mathematically sophisticated.

The Chief of Education will serve as the Museum’s lead educator, presenting programs and classroom sessions. He/she will also serve as the manager of MoMath’s education staff, providing guidance and feedback to develop the effectiveness of the educators, supervising and scheduling their work, and deploying appropriate staff and other resources to create successful programs.

MoMath’s educational programs include (but are not limited to):

  • Field trip offerings for school classes, camps, and other groups that visit the Museum
  • After-school and weekend math clubs and gifted/enrichment programs
  • Summer math camps and programs
  • Teacher professional development
  • In-museum public demonstrations and group activities
  • Birthday party activities with a strong mathematical component
  • Mobile museum curricula, including educational outreach to external venues such as schools, community centers, and public spaces
Qualifications:
  • Advanced study at the level of a Ph.D. in Mathematics, Mathematics Education, or a closely allied field, or a near-equivalent level of experience, exposure, and mastery of a wide range of mathematical topics
  • A successful track record presenting curricula, activities, and/or programs illustrating the breadth, beauty, vitality, usefulness, and excitement of modern mathematics, geared to a broad public
  • A talent for communicating mathematical ideas at all levels of sophistication and understanding to both children and adults in a clear, meaningful, and accessible manner
  • Experience teaching Mathematics, particularly K-12
  • Strong management, supervisory, and administrative skills; a history of success in a management or supervisory role is highly desirable
  • The ability to provide an enthusiastic, energetic presence in front of a classroom or auditorium
  • Excellent written communication skills

To apply, please email the following materials to jobs@momath.org with a subject line that includes “Chief of Education” and your name: A cover letter explaining how you meet the above criteria; a current résumé, including grade point averages; and a 150- to 500-word statement describing your views on mathematics or a life experience you have had related to mathematics. Please also include samples of, or links to, outreach or educational activities for which you have been responsible.

Special Education and Access Coordinator, New York Transit Museum, NYC
| June 20, 2017 | 12:22 pm | Museum, School Psychology, teaching | Comments closed
Special Education and Access Coordinator

Position Description:
The New York Transit Museum is committed to offering accessible programs for a large and diverse audience of people with disabilities. The Museum is seeking an experienced professional to develop, implement, and evaluate a broad range of programs for youth and adult visitors with special needs including programs and resources for people with developmental, learning, physical or emotional disabilities. This position also coordinates outreach and oversees administration and management of all access programs. In addition, the Special Education and Access Coordinator plays a leading role in enhancing the Museum’s overall ability to serve audiences with special needs through conducting staff training and developing specialized resources to enhance the visitor experience. This position is a unique opportunity for an experienced, creative, self-motivated professional who is passionate about working with people with disabilities in the Transit Museum’s fun and unique setting.

The Transit Museum, located in a decommissioned subway station on the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Downtown Brooklyn, is the largest museum of public transportation in the United States. The Museum’s interactive exhibits and vintage subway trains are a draw for visitors with disabilities, particularly for children and adults on the autism spectrum. The Museum’s programs for children with autism were recognized by the White House and the American Alliance of Museums in 2016, making it one of the nation’s leaders in autism programming.

Responsibilities:
• Through staff training, modeling teaching techniques, close program management, and resource development, ensure that all programs offered to special education groups meet the highest standards of accessibility and inclusivity.
• Develop new programs with a focus on opportunities for teens, families, and adults.
• Manage the successful continuation of programs like Special Day for Special Kids, Ready to Ride, and Studio Underground.
• Develop and conduct regular sensitivity and disability training for Transit Museum staff from all departments.
• Contact teachers and group leaders in advance of their visit to obtain information about their group’s learning needs, and communicate those needs effectively to museum educators.
• Maintain existing and develop new resources like social narratives, assisted listening devices, specialized exhibit guides, and online resources for visitors with disabilities.
• Manage all aspects of Subway Sleuths, the Museum’s award-winning program for 2nd through 5th graders on the autism spectrum. Responsibilities include marketing, hiring expert facilitators, communicating with parents, selecting participants, general administration, curriculum development, and co-facilitating one Subway Sleuths group Wednesday afternoons.
• Collaborate with the Facilities and Exhibits departments on exhibits and the visitor experience to ensure the entire Museum is accessible to the broadest possible audience.
• Work closely with Development Department to create grant proposals and meet with funders.
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with service and community organizations.
• Stay current on issues and best practices within the disability and museum access community.
• Represent the Transit Museum at professional workshops, community events and conferences.

Qualifications:

• Master’s Degree in education preferred.
• Degree or certification in special education required, or 2 to 3 years teaching special education in a formal or informal educational setting.
• A minimum of two years of program and resource management experience required.
• Program evaluation experience a plus.
• Strong knowledge of theories and best practices for teaching people with a wide range of disabilities.
• Demonstrated experience working with people with autism spectrum disorder required.
• Ability to work collaboratively across multiple teams.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Significant knowledge of and contacts within the disability and special education community a plus.
• Marketing and outreach experience a plus.
• Experience working in a museum or cultural setting a plus.
• Enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and ability to work in a fast-paced, collegial environment.
• Evident personal dedication to making experiences accessible to the broadest possible audiences.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Website: http://nytransitmuseum.org

Job Date: 2017-06-12


Other Details

Please send letter of interest specific to this job posting and resume by June 26th to:

Elyse Newman, Education Manager
In the subject line please write “Special Education and Access Coordinator”
No phone calls please.