Coordinator, School Programs
The Rubin Museum of Art is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution
dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present,
preserve, and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality,
complexity, and historical significance of Himalayan art and to create
exhibitions and programs designed to explore connections with other world
Reporting to the Manager, School Programs, the School Programs Coordinator’s
primary responsibility is Thinking Through Art (TTA), the museum’s in-depth,
multi-session arts residency program for K-12 schools, as well as the
training and support of the program’s team of Teaching Artists. Working
closely with the Head of Education & Visitor Experience, School Programs
Manager, Teaching Artists, and classroom teachers, the coordinator designs
and implements arts-integrated residency curricula that meet the needs of
each unique classroom and school environment. The Coordinator organizes and
leads Professional Development seminars and trainings for TTA teaching
artist, volunteers, and participating teachers.
The Coordinator is also involved in the planning and teaching of other
School Programs for K-12 visitors including guided museum tours, art
workshops, educator open houses, professional development workshops,
Pre-Visit Lessons, and three-session museum school collaborations.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Coordinates and participates in all aspects of Thinking Through Art (TTA),
the museum’s in-depth, multi-session arts residency program for K-12
* Coordinates schedules and supervises Teaching Artists, conducts
evaluations and assessments of off-site programs to ensure all programs meet
museum standards as well as special grant objectives and goals.
* Works towards expanding school programs in future years to involve a
greater numbers of school partnerships.
* Teaches a minimum of four classes per semester off-site in TTA partner
* Actively engages in Pre-Visit, gallery education, and art workshop
* Prepares reports and evaluations of School Programs
* Assists with professional development opportunities for educators and
other professional groups at the Museum.
* Conducts outreach to schools, teachers and other target K-12 audiences.
* Works collaboratively with all Museum staff, other museums and public
institutions to build collaborative relationships and create innovative
* Represents the Museum at special events, professional conferences, and
other appropriate events and activities.
* Works collaboratively with all Museum staff and departments as appropriate
and needed to ensure Museum’s goals for offering engaging, informative and
accessible visitor experiences.
* Provides general assistance with the Education Department’s daily
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* M.A. or M.S. Ed in Art or Museum Education, General Education, Visual Art
or Art History
* 2 – 3 years of museum education experience
* Knowledge of NYCDOE systems and practices
* Knowledge of national, state & local educational standards for Art and
* Ability to interface smoothly and professionally with the general public,
K-12 groups, and museum colleagues
* Excellent organization, communication, and writing skills
* $36,000 – $38,000, commensurate with experience
* Competitive benefits package
Please provide the following as part of your application:
* Complete resume, including salary history and salary requirements.
* Summarize your relevant qualifications for this specific position. No
generic statements please.
* Indicate Coordinator, School Programs on the Subject Line of Email or in
body of cover letter.
* Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at
* Mailed applications – Manager, Human Resources, Rubin Museum of Art, 150
West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011