Part-time / Temporary Position
The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural and international community. The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design. The Queens Museum of Art presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.
In the fall of 2013, the Queens Museum will complete a major expansion that will double the institution’s size to a grand total of 105,000 square feet. The expansion will provide the museum with an additional 50,000 square feet of space, including a suite of new galleries, artist studios, flexible public and special event spaces, education classrooms, a café, back-of-house facilities, and visitor amenities. This light-filled new space, designed by world-renowned Grimshaw Architects, exemplifies the museum’s commitment to openness, inclusion, community partnership and the diverse communities we serve.
- Reporting to the School Programs Manager, Educator will conduct tours and art workshops designed around the museum’s permanent and changing exhibitions for students Pre-K -12th grades. Education programs consist of guided discussions and hands on art activities with the goal of supporting teachers in their classroom teaching and to address all appropriate standards of Visual Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math.
- Participating in staff development workshops with Education staff to develop curricula.
- Maintaining and organizing art supply inventory and requesting supplies as needed.
- BA or BFA in: Studio Art, Museum Education, Art History, Education, Architecture or related fields.
- Experience in museum education required.
- Experience with Collaborative Team Teaching classes (inclusion classrooms) a plus.
- Studio art experience useful.
- Friday morning availability required.
Two-three Monday- Friday mornings during the academic year, beginning in late October 2013.
- Paid hours include teaching, planning and professional development time.