(New York NY)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s 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 Museum’s galleries and studios.
* Assist with program evaluation, analysis and reporting on an ongoing basis.
* 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 audiences.
* 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 “Educ Asst/Studio Prog” in the subject line or mail to:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Equal Opportunity Employer