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Assistant/Associate Museum Educator

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 19, 1971 in job announcements |

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EDUCATOR

Education Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, is seeking an Assistant/Associate Museum Educator in the Education Department.

This position reports to the Managing Museum Educator for Public and Exhibition Programs. The Assistant/Associate Museum Educator will plan and implement a Museum-wide program of free lectures and panel discussions for general audiences in addition to other events targeted at academic and by-invitation groups. The incumbent coordinates a broad
array of Museum Education events which take place in a lecture hall, auditorium, or gallery setting that are intended to meet general adult and specialized audience interests and needs. These include the Sunday at the Met series, symposia, weekday and Friday evening lectures, and specialized scholars’ day workshops. These are produced in collaboration
with the broadest range of curatorial, conservation, research, and professional staff throughout the Museum.

As a Museum professional, the incumbent will have diverse administrative responsibilities and duties to serve Education and the Museum as a whole, including:  contributing to the master schedule of Museum auditorium and lecture events; collaborating and coordinating with curatorial, conservation, and other professional staff to conceive, plan and implement meaningful education programs which appeal to a broad adult audience; overseeing and implementing diverse logistical components and budgets of programs, including contractual,
travel-related, administrative, and financial requirements for program participants; and developing and maintaining logistical support for each event and coordinating funding needs and reports with Development. Duties also include producing print and online materials and work with numerous Museum offices to promote and heighten awareness of various
Museum events, programs and projects; in addition to collaborating with numerous Museum offices to promote the Museum and its programs through potential partnerships and target constituencies, such as academic, cultural, or studio-based teaching institutions.

Teaching responsibilities also include gallery-based talks, conversations, and workshops for a range of general audiences. These include, but are not limited to, the general public as part of the scheduled Museum gallery talk program, teachers, visiting college and school groups and other private groups, in addition to other related duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have demonstrable experience teaching in a museum environment as well as a strong art historical background. The incumbent must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to multi-task and close attention to detail. S/he will have a track record of creating and implementing successful lecture-based programs that attract broad audiences. Demonstrable experience in maintaining key collaborative relationships in negotiation, and in budgeting within a cultural institution, in addition to teaching wide and diverse audience groups in a museum environment is required. Status in academia a plus. Event management/event production experience preferred. M.A. and a background in art history are required. Full familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite 2007/2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required. Familiarity
with Microsoft Access 2007/2010 preferred.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 2, 2011

The Managing Museum Educator is full-time and includes full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, indicating position of interest, resume, and salary history to: employoppty[at]metmuseum[at]org as a Word attachment only with “Assistant/Associate Museum Educator” in the subject line

or mail to:
ATTN: HR-MW-AAME
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Equal Opportunity Employer

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