Manager of School Programs, Queens Museum of Art

The Manager of School Programs is the leader of the team responsible for
the museum’s engagement with school-age children and their school-based
educators. School Programs include exhibition-based School Tours for
general education, inclusion and some self-contained special education
classes; a long-term school partnership with P.S. 144Q; residency programs
in public schools; professional development and resources for school-based
educators; and Partnership Gallery Exhibitions of work produced through the
above initiatives within the museum space dedicated to our community.
This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Education.

Responsibilities
- conceive, implement, manage and assess an active and vibrant body of
discussion-based and studio programs, centered on the museum’s permanent
collection and special exhibitions;
- collaborate with and oversee the School team, which includes ones staff
and 10 educators and teaching artists;
- work in partnership with other members of the Education Department, the
Curatorial staff and exhibiting artists, the Development and Security
departments, as well as schools;
- staff appropriate educators and teaching artists for each project;
- conceptualize professional development for the museum educators and
teaching artists;
- oversee the educators’ and teaching artists’ collaborative action
research;
- understand historical and current research in museum education and
disseminate museum’s practice through conferences, blogs and publications;
- network with peers from museum education departments, expand the museum’s
visibility in our diverse school communities and strengthen ties with the
NYC education community;
- assist on funding proposals and reporting;
- manage program budget;
- execute and refine the strategic plan for School Programs;
- assist on other projects as needed, working with colleagues throughout
the Education Department and the Museum.

Requirements
- a track record of innovation, vision and excellence in the field of
museum education and at least two years managerial experience in related
museum education work;
- advanced degree in Museum Education, Art Education, Art History, Museum
Studies or Arts Administration;
- strong organization and communication skills;
- outstanding interpersonal skills;
- an acute desire to learn and grow through this museum work;
- must be able to travel to school and community locations throughout the
borough;
- Note: Occasional evening and weekend work required.

How to apply
Email cover letter and resume to ledmondson@queensmuseum.org
Cc: jrodriguez@queensmuseum.org