Posted July 16, 2014
Summary of Work:
The Manager of Teaching and Learning works collaboratively as part of a three person Education Department and reports to the Director of Education. Primary responsibilities include project management and implementation of teacher resources, including curricula and professional learning opportunities, and strategic school partnerships including teen afterschool programs, family and early childhood programs, and in-school residencies. In addition to these tasks, the Manager of Teaching and Learning works closely with the Director of Education to identify, frame, and support new and ongoing partnerships and funded education projects.
• Develop and lead professional development workshops for teachers on and off-site
• Develop and implement in-depth teen afterschool programs at BLDG 92 and BHS
• Collaborate with the Senior Educator to develop new school tours and programs
• Develop, write, and manage development of new curricula
• Teach school programs on- and off-site
• Develop new and maintain existing relationships to NYC DOE leaders and initiatives, including the NYS Common Core Standards
• Track attendance numbers of students and teachers served for all projects under his/her management
• Tracking program budgets
• Coordinate hiring, training, and supervision of project consultants
• Assist with Education department communications and marketing, including social media, e-blasts, and printed mailings in collaboration with Marketing team
• Respond to and seek out new, funded school partnerships and relationships with the NYC DOE in collaboration with Director of Education and Development Staff
• Work in collaboration with Education team to develop family and early childhood initiatives
• Participate in ongoing interdepartmental committees
• M.A. or B.A. in history, education, art history, Museum Studies or a related field (M.A. preferred)
• Minimum 3 years experience in museum or related education field
• Demonstrated skill with project management
• Demonstrable knowledge of pedagogical approaches to museum education
• Demonstrable knowledge of U.S. history, including recent scholarship
• MS Office Suite, social media competence
• Strong research skills (experience with Museum Content Management system such as Past Perfect preferred)
• Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
• Ability to carry out multiple and diverse tasks concurrently
• Strong organizational skills
• Willingness and enthusiasm to work as part of a team
Competitive and based on experience. Salary Requirements should be specified in cover letter. Position includes full health benefits and paid vacation.
Monday through Friday 9-to-5 with occasional evening and weekend work.
About Education at Brooklyn Historical Society:
Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) school programs are designed to make the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, engaging and meaningful for K-12 audiences and to strengthen the teaching of history in classrooms across New York City. Programming is tailored to the specific needs of teachers and students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. BHS offers educator-led tours and in-school workshops, Young Curators residencies, Exhibition Laboratory teen afterschool programming and school-based oral history projects. Exhibition Laboratory (Ex Lab) is a unique teen museum studies afterschool program, in which BHS turns over a gallery to a group of high school student “curators in residence” and shares their voices in exhibitions that will be seen by a broad audience. Ex Lab is held in the spring semester for 9th – 12th grade students from downtown Brooklyn high schools, both public and independent. Through programs such as Exhibition Laboratory, BHS develops students’ skills as researchers, historians, curators, and history-makers. These programs empower students, honor their voices, and support their intellectual contributions.
BHS also provides extensive curriculum resources and professional learning opportunities for teachers throughout the calendar year. Programs take place at Brooklyn Historical Society’s landmark building in Brooklyn Heights, at our partner site, the Brooklyn Navy Yard center at BLDG 92, in schools, on the streets of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, and in digital formats
About Brooklyn Historical Society:
Founded in 1863, BHS is a nationally recognized urban history center, comprised of a museum; scholarly research library; and educational center, dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary 400-year history. The mission of BHS is to connect the past to the present and make the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, relevant, and meaningful for today’s diverse communities, and for generations to come. Our collection represents the most comprehensive collection of Brooklyn materials in the world, and includes archival, photography, artifact, and oral history collections, as well as maps, paintings, and works on paper. Unlike many historical societies, BHS is committed to having collection policies and procedures that encourage the unification of archival collections and artifact collections wherever and whenever appropriate.
Brooklyn Historical Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
The Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.
Please send a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line of the email should read: Manager of Teaching and Learning [your last name]. Applications will be reviewed immediately. No phone calls please.