Manager of School Programs [Queens Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 10, 1973 in job announcements |

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.



* 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


* 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.



* 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;

* 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


* Note: Occasional evening and weekend work required.


How to apply

Email cover letter and resume to ledmondson@queensmuseum.org

Cc: Jason@queensmuseum.org


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