Education Assistant for Studio Programs, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world¹s finest museums, seeks an
Education Assistant for Studio Programs to teach and help plan, implement
and evaluate a range of programs that enable youth and adult audiences,
including practicing artists, to explore artistic processes using the
collections and exhibitions as sources for study, creativity, and
inspiration. S/he teaches studio and gallery programs; develops or
co-develops projects and provides feedback on teaching plans and workshop
proposals; facilitates programs and events; and ensures quality art
experiences by managing daily logistics and helping to evaluate programs.
As project manager for select multi-age, multidisciplinary programs such as
festivals and thematic public events, s/he collaborates with a range of
Museum staff, contributes to content development, and ensures effective and
timely implementation of all program details. The Education Assistant works
closely with Administration staff to manage the flow and organization of
art supplies used across Education programs and implements systems for
maintaining efficiency and care of materials. S/he reports to the Assistant
Educator for Studio Programs.


* Teach studio and gallery programs for a range of audiences, including
families, teens, adults and school children of various backgrounds and
skill levels.

* Assist with recruiting, scheduling, supervising, and communicating with
teaching artists, special guests invited to teach, and interns and
volunteer assistants.

* Develop projects and teaching plans for studio activities and provide
feedback on workshop and course proposals and plans.

* Project-manage select multi-audience, multi-modal programs such as
festivals and thematic public programs in the Museum¹s galleries and

* Assist with program evaluation, analysis and reporting on an ongoing

* Help attract participants to programs by initiating promotional efforts
and working with others in the department and the Museum to bring
visibility to programs.

* Support internal and external communication about programs, serving as
primary contact for inquiries related to program registration and details
and providing Education Publications as well as interested audiences with
accurate information.

* Work closely with the operational staff members who manage the Uris
Center for Education to monitor supply use and periodically revisit and
update parameters for supply management and studio/classroom space use.

* Assist in the monitoring of budgets, tracking of statistics, and details
of day-to-day program implementation.

* Other related duties


Experience and Skills:

* Minimum 2 years of experience working in or with museums.

* Minimum 2 years of experience teaching a range of audiences in a studio
or art setting.

* Demonstrable skills in teaching hands-on studio art courses and workshops
as well as teaching with original works of art in a gallery setting.

* Previous experience coordinating staff, volunteers, interns, and teaching
artists in a program.

* Experience in supply management and organization.

* Experience implementing evaluation methods and conducting teacher and
participant observations/interviews.

* Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to attend to
details, multitask, and proactively follow through on projects.

* Experience with a diversity of outreach methods for building new

* Excellent collaboration skills and demonstrated capacity to communicate
effectively and professionally with different constituencies, verbally and
in writing, within an institutional context.

Knowledge and Education:

* Masters in studio art, museum education or studies, art history, or
related fields preferred

* Demonstrated awareness of traditional art making processes and knowledge
of contemporary art practices

* Strong awareness of the artistic and cultural landscape in New York City.

* Basic understanding of how to use online and digital resources to
complement, intensify, or expand program impact.

* Command of Microsoft Office Suite and solid computer skills required.
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or related imaging software preferred.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2012

The Education Assistant, 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:

as a Word attachment only, with ³Educ Asst/Studio Prog² in the subject line
or mail to:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Equal Opportunity Employer