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Associate Museum Educator for Studio Programs [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 25, 1972 in job announcements |

ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EDUCATOR FOR STUDIO PROGRAMS
Education Department
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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

The Associate Museum Educator for Studio Programs directs, co-plans,
implements, teaches, and evaluates programs that take place throughout
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spaces with the aim to engage young and
adult audiences with artistic processes, connect contemporary ideas with
past traditions, and help visitors explore art through a wide range of
modalities and from a variety of perspectives.  S/he establishes
strategic directions for Studio Programs at the Met in order to set
artistic processes and methods within cultural and historic contexts,
deepen artists’ own creative practice, and connect living artists with
the Museum. The Associate Educator establishes relationships within the
Museum, with the broader arts community, and builds audiences for these
programs through active outreach. S/he supervises one staff member as
well as a range of contract educators and teaching artists; s/he reports
to the Managing Museum Educator for Gallery and Studio Programs.

As a creative and experienced artist/educator, the Associate Educator
devises programs that thoughtfully capitalize on the Met’s unique
qualities and context as an encyclopedic art museum. S/he adeptly leads
teams and collaborates with artists, educators, curators, conservators,
scientists, and others to establish pedagogical frameworks for public
programs. S/he leverages past experiences that reflect a committed
engagement with contemporary and historical art practices; and also
draws from networks with artist and designer communities in New York
City or elsewhere. The Associate Educator has excellent organizational
skills and is able to manage multiple, logistically complex activities
simultaneously and within a museum setting. The Associate Educator
regularly teaches studio programs and other programs for a variety of
audiences in the Museum’s galleries and leads training sessions for
staff, volunteers, and contract educators.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
* Establish short and long-term goals for high quality, high impact
studio programs focused on creative processes that engage a range of
audiences; work closely with curators, conservators, and others to
identify opportunities that stem from collections or exhibitions.
* Identify key audiences for these programs, establish promotional
vehicles to build awareness of programs and attract participants.
* In collaboration with educators across the department and with those
who lead audience-specific programs, co-create, co-produce, and
co-evaluate program components that engage audiences in art-making or in
grasping artistic processes.
* Supervise teaching of Studio Programs, recruiting guest presenters and
new teaching artists for all studio programs and studio components of
other events; develop and implement teaching guidelines that sustain the
highest level of quality and support professional growth.
* Regularly teach studio programs for a variety of audiences as well as
teach in the Museum’s galleries for other key audiences; help train
volunteers, staff, and contract educators.
* Project manage artist residencies, including components of residencies
organized by other divisions or departments; coordinate and co-plan
events that are exclusive to artists; facilitate public interactions
between artists and audiences as well as behind-the-scenes interactions
with staff across the Museum; oversee logistics pertaining to these
activities.
* With digital media, curatorial, conservation, and other departments,
co-develop online resources and digital tools that support strategic
priorities.
* Supervise staff members who support Studio Program activities and
coordinate volunteers who support these programs.
* Work closely with the operational staff members who manage the Uris
Center for Education, monitor supply use and storage, and periodically
revisit and update parameters for supply management and studio/classroom
space use.
* Develop and monitor budgets, oversee and track statistics for Studio
Programs, and ensure that day-to-day program management is as efficient
and effective as possible.
* Regularly evaluate programs, identifying concrete outcomes for each,
and preparing reports for funders and stakeholders.
* Engage with and serve as a resource for peers across the field.
* Perform other related duties as necessary.

Requirements and Qualifications:
Experience and Skills:
* Minimum 5 years experience working in or with museums.
* Minimum 3 years experience working with artists, curators, and
conservators.
* Demonstrable excellence teaching studio art courses and workshops as
well as teaching with original works of art in a gallery setting for a
range of audiences.
* Demonstrable experience setting strategic goals for public programs,
prioritizing tasks to support these, and implementing and evaluating
such programs.
* Evidence of well-developed collaborative skills and of experience
leading teams through complex projects.
* Excellent organizational skills, including an ability to multitask and
proactively follow through on projects.
* Ability to strategically build audiences for programs and develop
promotional vehicles.
* Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and professionally
with different constituencies, verbally and in writing.

Knowledge and Education:
* Masters degree, with graduate or undergraduate degree in studio art,
art history, or related fields.
* Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary and historical art practices,
including first-hand knowledge of art-making processes and tools in at
least one medium/tradition.
* Demonstrated knowledge of teaching and learning with original works of
art in a museum setting.
* Strong awareness of the artistic and cultural landscape in New York
City and demonstrated understanding of how to tap the city’s resources
and initiate strategic partnerships when appropriate.
* Basic understanding of how to use digital resources to complement,
intensify, or expand program impact.
* Command of Microsoft Office Suite and solid computer skills required.

The Associate Museum Educator for Studio Programs 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 “Associate Museum Educator-SP” in the subject line
or mail to:
ATTN: HR-MW-AME/SP
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Equal Opportunity Employer

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