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Month: December 1971 (page 1 of 2)

Chief Educator [Intrepid Air & Space Museum]

Chief Educator, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic,
cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored
aboard the former USS Intrepid, a national historic landmark, has welcomed
more than 10 million visitors and currently welcomes almost one million
visitors annually. The Museum’s mission is “to honor our heroes, educate
the public and inspire our youth.” The Museum pursues this mission through
a dynamic and enriching exhibition environment recounting human stories
behind the machinery on display in relation to the service era of the
Intrepid: in World War II, the Cold War, NASA recovery missions and three
tours in Vietnam. In connection thereto, the Museum delivers a broad range
of credible, innovative, and engaging educational programs supplementing
classroom learning in history, science, and leadership as well as extensive
public and proprietary programs honoring those who serve our country — all
to inspire our youth.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum seeks a Chief Educator. The Chief
Educator plays a critical role in the continuing growth and development of
the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. As a member of senior management the
Chief Educator, working in conjunction with the Chief Curator, is
responsible for the strategic visions and implementation of all education
programs at the Museum. He or she will continually analyze existing
programs and develop new educational programs in order to engage all Museum
visitors and advance the mission of the Museum. He or she will be charged
to seek and build strategic partnerships to support education program and
initiatives; permanent and temporary exhibits; and the Museum’s extensive
public programs and tours. In order to build external support and secure
resources for the Education Department’s programs and initiatives, The
Chief Educator must work closely with the Institutional Advancement and
Business Development Departments to secure grants and partnerships.

The Chief Educator should have expertise or awareness of one or more of the
following areas: STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) studies
or related education, twentieth-century American history in addition to
leadership development; and should have direct knowledge and experience
overseeing an established museum education department. The Chief Educator
will be expected to assess the Museum’s current programming and develop a
5-10 year strategic plan for Intrepid’s Education Department. He or she
must be able to collaborate and work effectively with all departments and
levels within the Museum, especially the Chief Curator, who represents the
exhibits team and the Assistant Vice President for Education who represents
the education team, in order to develop a long range vision and direction
for the Museum’s educational programming.

He or she must be an effective manager and team member who can work in a
dynamic and collaborative environment. As a senior team member, he or she
must understand how each area of the Museum interrelates with the other
areas and the importance of this collaboration to the overall success of
the Museum. Additionally, he or she must know how to manage budgets, be
conversant with current technologies, be comfortable in public
presentations, and serve as a spokesperson for the Museum. The Chief
Educator must cultivate external relationships; work with constituents to
ensure we remain unique but relevant, advancing goals of NYC DOE and other
critical parties.

The essential duties include but are not limited to:
* Analyze and evaluate existing education programs for suitability and
consistency with the Museum’s mission and the mission of the Michael Tyler
Fisher Center for Education.
* Identify programs and events designed to elevate visibility of Intrepid’s
education programs and obtain grant funding.
* Create a five to ten year strategic plan that outlines the steps needed
to take the museum to the next level of its institutional growth in terms
of audience expansion, curricula development and funding for educational
program and related activities.
* Work closely with the Education Department’s Assistant Vice President and
team of educators to continually review relevance of existing programs and
to strategically grow and enhance the quality and scope of education
* Collaborate with SVP of Advancement Department and SVP of Business
Department and their respective teams to secure grants and other sources of
funds for continuation and expansion of educational mission and programs.
* Facilitate and spearhead partnerships and collaborations with other
educational and cultural organizations, and other critical constituents
locally and regionally.
* Maintain and expand current relationship between Intrepid Museum and the
New York Board of Education as well as City, State and Federal political
leaders in the field of education.
* Ensure Education Department is complying with best practices and staying
abreast of new trends.
* Must have experience taking new education initiatives from planning stage
through implementation to build a solid platform for continuous growth of
* Continuous review of business, practical and socially responsible case
for how a dedicated education facility adds unique value to New York City’s
educational landscape.
* Perform special projects as assigned by the President.

The ideal candidate will possess Master’s Degree (M.A. or M.S.) or
equivalent graduate degree; and ten years related experience and/or
training; or equivalent combination of museum-related education experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interprets the most complex documents. This
person should have strong existing relationships and contacts in the
education field, preferably with some knowledge or familiarity with the New
York City Department of Education. They should also have strong existing
relationships with museums and cultural institutions and organizations, and
the government, foundation, and private funding sources that support
museums. The candidate will have the ability to respond effectively to the
most sensitive inquiries or complaints; ability to write speeches and
articles using original or innovative techniques or style. The ideal
candidate will be able to make effective and persuasive speeches and
presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public
groups, and/or boards of directors, as well as able to communicate and
present as needed to the Museum Trustees and other elected City, State and
Federal officials.

For consideration e-mail resume with salary requirements to: Be sure to include the title of the position you
are interested in and your salary requirements. ONLY those candidates
presenting salary history will be contacted.


Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Associate Educator, High School Programs [New Museum]


*Position Description

The Associate Educator is responsible for executing programs designed for
high school teachers and students, including existing partnerships with New
York City public high schools, professional development for teachers, and
curriculum development.

The Associate Educator coordinates the Global Classroom (G:Class), New
Museum’s primary high school program, including exhibition tours, classroom
visits, seminars with artists, curriculum development, and professional
development for teachers, and also manages the online site and resources of

The position is 40 hours/week, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends required. Reports directly to the
Associate Director of Education and works closely with the Coordinator of
Tours and Family Programs and other departmental staff on select programs.

* Maintain relationships with New York City public high schools, arts
organizations, and community-based organizations, including planning,
teaching, curriculum development with teachers, evaluation, and
documentation. Assist in cultivating new partner relationships.
* Manage G:Class website, including creating and uploading content such as
lesson plans, student projects, images, audio, and video clips and
overseeing site’s expansion and development
* Organize and assist in facilitation of professional development workshops
for teachers and artist residency projects
* Develop and maintain summer G:Class programs, including a multi-week
intensive internship program for high school students
* Maintain the G:Class calendar and budget including preparing/filing check
requests and petty cash receipts, reconciling weekly expenses, assist with
documentation and evaluation of the program, and providing regular budget
updates for the department
* Help foster use and promotion of New Museum’s forthcoming publication,
Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education, an educational
resource guide that focuses on the role of contemporary art in educational
* Participate in other departmental programs and duties, including
involvement in Museum as Hub, an education-based laboratory for curatorial
ideas, and assisting in related artist residencies
* Work with freelance educators on the implementation of programs as needed
* Assist with public promotion of G:Class and dissemination of related
marketing materials
* Assist in preparation of materials on G:Class for development purposes
* Assist the Coordinator of Tours and Family Programs in the development of
our Annual Block Party and ongoing training and planning sessions for
teaching staff, including freelance educators, docents, and Security staff
* Report to the Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs on
program activities and development as needed


The qualified candidate will have a minimum of 2 years related experience
with a youth- and arts-related field; experience creating arts-related
curricula for high school students, conducting professional development for
teachers, and teaching in the classroom and museum galleries. Strong
knowledge of contemporary art history and current issues in contemporary
art required. The education staff of the New Museum comprises a unique,
hybrid department with curatorial and traditional education interests and
programs. She/he must have strong oral and written communications skills;
knowledge of current museum education practice; proficiency with Microsoft
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, basic photo editing; and be highly organized and
self-directed. An M.A. in Arts Education, Museum Studies, Art History, or
related field preferred.


Jen Song, with job title in subject line. No phone
inquiries or mail applications. Applications will be accepted until Mon,
January 9 or until position is filled. The New Museum is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer.

Internship [Childs Gallery]

Internship Opportunity

Childs Gallery is looking for an intern who is able to work 2-3 times a week for 4-8 hours at a time. The length and hours of the internship can be tailored to the individual needs of the intern. We strongly prefer a commitment of at least 2 days a week, preferably the same days each week, from January-June. The intern is expected to be on time, ready to work and with a neat, professional appearance. The internship would follow through the summer.

The intern will help in assisting the Operations department by imaging works, housing of art, some cataloguing and research, and various other tasks pertaining to general organization and helping with upcoming exhibitions.

Intern should arrive with a commitment to the internship. Although unpaid, such an internship can help in establishing credentials for an entry level position working in the field of older American and European works of art as a career. Major or minor
concentration in studio art or art history is not necessary (although preferred), however a sincere interest in learning about art and the art business is. Attention to detail and a desire to work with art hands-on are essential qualities for the prospective intern.

To apply, please submit a resume and detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the internship to Caroline Stevens,

Established in 1937 on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back
Bay, Childs Gallery holds one of the largest inventories of oil
paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints and sculpture in the
United States. Our extensive holdings of prints and drawings
range from Old Masters like Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya and
Piranesi to Whistler and all the 20th century notables, along
with superb paintings and sculpture from the past 200 years.
Though Childs is widely known for a fine and
comprehensive collection of American Impressionism, our
current holdings also reflect the changing tastes of our
clients, with a renewed emphasis on Mid-Century American
Modernism and Social and Magic Realism.

Visitor Services Positions [Ohio Historical Society]

The Visitor Experience Department of the Ohio Historical Society is
responsible for school programs, public program, interpretive services and
front line staff.  There are three positions open in that department:****

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Coordinator of Program and Sales Scheduling********

The Ohio Historical Society is seeking a candidate to coordinate sales and
scheduling for public programs, school programs, and other group tours at
the **Ohio** **History** **Center** and****Ohio** **Village****.  This
position works closely with the public and outside clients and will need to
be able to effectively communicate the offerings of the Center and
Village.  An ideal candidate will be extremely detail oriented and able to
multi-task.  The position will require some evening and weekend work. ****

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Duties include:****

– Responsible for handling incoming call, emails, and inquiries for
scheduling public programs, school programs and other group events.****
– Communicate OHS educational and public programs to potential customers.
– Coordinate closely with Facilities Use, Public Programs and School
Programs to ensure coverage.****
– Communicate with staff about upcoming events, groups or other programs.
– Responsible for researching and resolving complaints to ensure
customer retention and satisfaction.****
– Responsible for collecting and reporting statistical data about
program and event attendance.****
– Responsible for ensuring that all appropriate detail paperwork is
complete including staff and customer event and program confirmations.***
– Responsible for suggesting methods to improve area operations,
efficiency and service to both internal and external customers.****

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This position requires a Bachelor零 degree in an appropriate field or
equivalent work experience plus a minimum three years related experience. **

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Program and Community Sales Unit Manager********

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Customer Service Representative********

Internship Opportunities [Art Beyond Sight]

Art Beyond Sight, a remarkable organization that works on art education for the visually impaired, has two potential projects for interns. Neither requires a move to New York City; both can be done remotely.

1. White Papers on Access and Inclusion: We are looking for a person who will coordinate the production of a series of short white papers. The person will be expected to communicate with authors, traffic materials, and oversee deadlines, format, and content. This is a very part-time engagement for a six-month period. Some prior publishing or editorial experience is preferred. The person will be credited on these white papers as an editorial coordinator. A small stipend will be provided.
2. Museum Accessibility Study: Participating in and taking notes on six to eight telephone interviews we will be conducting with staff at small U.S. museums following their having held focus groups with people with vision loss; reviewing short online surveys from these people; and then writing reports based on their notes from the phone conversations and the survey. A small stipend will be provided.

Re the Museum Accessibility Study: As an earlier part of this project, we conducted seven focus groups with adults with vision loss in 2010. The Museum of Science, Boston’s Research and Development Department staff evaluated the material from those sessions. Our joint report, SPEAKING OUT ON ART AND MUSEUMS: Study on the Needs and Preferences of Adults who Are Blind or Have Low Vision, is on our Website. Here is a direct link to it, should you wish to share the findings with your students:

If you are interested in either of these internships, send your resume on to Art Beyond Sight:

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