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Associate Museum Educator [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 6, 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.

The Assistant/Associate Museum Educator strategically plans, implements,
and evaluates programs that directly and imaginatively engage a diverse
range of adults with works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
through gallery-based experiences. The Educator reports to the Managing
Museum Educator for Gallery and Studio Programs and, alongside Educators
for Teen, Family, and Access and Community programs, contributes
essential leadership to the Gallery and Studio Programs Division.

With a keen grasp of The Met’s unique strengths and the landscape of
offerings in the New York City area, the Educator creates and executes
innovative programs that advance the Museum’s goals and are relevant to
current and new audiences. To accomplish this, s/he analyzes
opportunities and needs, collaboratively curates each season of
programs, develops teaching strategies and formats, staffs and
implements activities, and evaluates programs with an eye to the
alignment of resources and impact. The Educator develops and experiments
with techniques to support learning, including strategically using new
media tools within programs to heighten their benefit and/or reach. The
Educator recruits, trains, and manages contractual and guest educators
as necessary and in alignment with the Museum’s goals. The Educator also
administers programs, executes logistics, develops and maintains annual
budgets, and meets reporting requirements.

The Assistant/Associate Museum Educator will initially be responsible
for a daily schedule of gallery talks led by staff and contractual
educators which draw approximately 17,000 participants each year. The
Educator is expected to evaluate and transform the current program,
diversifying its offerings to broaden the Museum’s audiences and better
meet The Met’s priorities as well as the interests and learning styles
of the Museum’s many visitors. The position requires a command of art
history; a demonstrated track record of innovative and successful
programming for diverse audiences; an interest in adults as learners;
strong administrative skills; and excellent interpersonal skills,
including the ability to appropriately communicate, collaborate, and
negotiate with a range of stakeholders.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

*        Creatively and strategically plan and implement compelling
programs that engage a diverse range of adults with works of art at the
Met.

*        Develop a seasonal schedule of adult and intergenerational
programs in collaboration with Education, Curatorial, and other Museum
staff.

*        Identify target audiences and potential partners, produce
succinct and compelling content for print and online materials, and
working with numerous Museum departments, promote programs within the
building, virtually, and offsite.

*        Hire, train, supervise, and mentor museum educators who are
contracted to lead adult programs, regularly assessing their teaching;
as appropriate, hire guest presenters who bring unique insights to the
Museum’s collections and exhibitions, broadening the perspectives the
Museum offers its visitors.

*        Work closely with colleagues in Education, Digital Media,
Curatorial, Conservation, External Relations, Visitor Services, and
other departments to plan and execute programs.

*        Oversee and implement program logistics and budgets; this
includes handling the administrative and financial requirements of those
contracted to lead activities, providing logistical support for each
event, guiding volunteers who assist with programs, and accurately
reporting statistics.

*        Work with other Education and Museum staff members and/or
outside consultants to shape evaluation/assessment tools and techniques,
and find impactful ways to disseminate findings within the Met, as well
as nationally and internationally.

*        Work closely with other Education and Development staff to
draft program proposals and reports for funding agencies, Trustees and
donors, partners, and government stakeholders.

*        Teach periodically, including leading or co-facilitating
training sessions for volunteers, professional development sessions for
peers, and gallery-based programs for a range of general audiences
groups.

*        Other related duties as assigned.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Art History,
Fine Arts, Museum Studies, Education, or other relevant fields in the
humanities or social sciences as well as a minimum 4 years of experience
in program development, with a minimum of 1 year experience programming
for adult learners. Qualifications include a proven track record of
developing, implementing, and evaluating high quality, innovative
programs using original works of art in a museum setting and attracting
broad and diverse audiences; demonstrated knowledge of art history and
of current museum-based pedagogy, including an awareness of how digital
tools can be used to support teaching and learning; demonstrable
experience teaching in a museum environment; demonstrable experience in
maintaining key collaborative relationships in planning, negotiation,
and/or budgeting within a cultural institution; experience managing
budgets and administrative functions, in addition to exceptional
organizational skills; evidence of excellent interpersonal skills,
including the ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders
appropriately and strategically, verbally and in writing, using formal
and informal vehicles; supervisory experience; and command of Microsoft
Office Suite 2007/2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)-familiarity
with Microsoft Access 2007/2010 preferred.

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@metmuseum.org

as a Word attachment only

with “Assistant/Associate Museum Educator-GSP” in the subject line

or mail to:

ATTN: HR-MW-AAME/GSP

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1000 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10028

Equal Opportunity Employer

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