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School Programs Coordinator [The Studio Museum in Harlem]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 28, 1972 in job announcements |

The Studio Museum in Harlem is looking for a highly motivated, energetic museum education professional to be responsible for the coordination of the Museum’s School Programs.

School Programs at The Studio Museum in Harlem seek to expand the walls of the classroom to include the museum as an extension of the classroom. The Museum’s School programs are a rich resource for teachers and students to explore and examine art and culture.  Forming creative partnerships with schools is at the core of our school programs.  The Studio Museum is committed to enhancing school curricula and encouraging innovative teaching practice.

Responsibilites include:

  • In collaboration with the Manager of School, Youth and Family Programs, work to increase and deepen participation of school audiences in Museum activities; increase the level of school community awareness, interest & appreciation of Museum’s mission and exhibitions.
  • Coordinating and implementing multi-session school collaboration projects
  • Acting as liaison between school partners and the Museum including facilitation of planning meetings, workshops, documentation, etc. as appropriate for school collaborations
  • Vetting and management of teaching artist roster
  • Organizing professional development and training sessions for Museum teaching artists/museum educators
  • Organizing professional development sessions for school teachers, including Museum’s ‘Open House for Educators’ and ‘Teaching & Learning Workshops’
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individuals (teachers & school administration) and schools in an effort to extend Museum school programming to a wider audience.  Build and foster relationships with other school service providers
  • Develop ‘Curriculum Idea Guides’ for teachers, including  topics for discussion, writing and art projects that introduce the key ideas of an exhibition, address core subject areas in school curriculum, and address New York State Learning Standards
  •  Leading inquiry based tours and art workshops in the galleries for school audiences as needed
  • Collaborate with appropriate departments to create promotional materials for school collaboration program
  • Writing end of year reports

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a BA/BFA in art, art history, education, African-American Studies, or related fields. Additionally, applicants must have experience with the following:
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in school programming with responsibilities in planning, development, and implementation of programs.
  • Museum education
  • Community outreach and developing relationships with cultural, social, and educational organizations
  • Passion for the dual mission of achieving artistic and educational excellence
  • Demonstrated ability in the successful development and maintenance of a wide variety of partnerships.
  • Ability to assess priorities and work well under pressure; excellent time management, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work with close attention to detail, and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including WORD, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint and other related software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally and tactfully, represent the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to Museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

Working Conditions:

  • Position requires frequent early morning and evening work, and occasional weekends to participate in Museum programs and activities and to meet job goals and deadlines.

Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Walking: Approximately 60% of time is spent working at a desk or in meetings. Balance of time(approximately 40%) is spent moving around the work areas, the galleries, and around the city.
  • Speaking/Hearing: Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, visitors and outside agencies, by telephone and in person.
  • Vision: Ability to see art objects and to effectively use a computer screen and interpret printed materials, memos and other appropriate paperwork.
  • Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling: Ability to transport art and program supplies.
  • Stooping/Kneeling: Ability to access files/stock supplies in low cabinets and shelves.
  • Reaching/Handling: Ability to input information into computer systems and retrieve and work with appropriate paperwork, equipment and supplies.

Send resume and cover letter to:resume.spc@studiomuseum.org. No phone calls or faxes, please.

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