POSITION:  Academic Programs Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Adult Programs, Education

Advanced degree in art history, arts management, museum education, or
related field. Candidate should have a minimum of two years of experience
teaching adults ages 16 and older in a museum setting or other relevant arts
environment. Candidates should also have a minimum of two years of
experience coordinating and implementing public programs for adult audiences
(gallery talks, film screenings, performances, art workshops, etc.). Working
knowledge of current issues in museum adult education as well as academic
practice is strongly preferred. Coordinator must be a creative self-starter
who is well-organized, detail-oriented, and PC literate; can demonstrate
strong communication and writing skills; and is able to work successfully
with educators, administrators, curators, guest speakers, and students on
several projects at once.

Coordinator oversees Museum collaborations with institutions of higher
learning, and is the primary liaison between Museum staff and academic
collaborators. Coordinator oversees a variety of programs for college and
graduate students including student tours, teacher workshops, and a junior
docent program known as Student Guides. Coordinator trains guides, schedules
their gallery talks, and formally evaluates their work. Coordinator also
organizes and/or conducts college tours; art-making workshops; and
collection-based serial courses.

Coordinator organizes and implements a variety of public programs for adult
audiences that interpret the Museum’s permanent collections and special
exhibitions. These programs include the Museum’s acclaimed First Saturdays
event, Thursdays @ 7programs, as well as weekend gallery talks, films, live
performances, art-making workshops, lectures, and discussions.

Coordinator also oversees aspects of training for Adult Programs Intern
Educators and advises them on their required research papers and gallery
talks. Coordinator of Academic Programs reports to the Manager of Adult

STARTING DATE: June 28, 2011

WORK SCHEDULE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
on Saturday.
Important note: On the first Saturday of each month except September,
additional hours are required; other occasional weekend and evening work
required as program schedule dictates.

TO APPLY: Contact Dept. MS, Education Division,
by email:,
mail, or fax 718-501-6129.

Applicants for positions at the Brooklyn Museum are considered without
regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship,
disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are
strongly encouraged to apply. The Immigration and Control Act (1986)
requires that all hires be in conformity with the law.