Posted August 21, 2014.
About the Queens Museum
The Queens Museum 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.
About the Queens Museum and the Queens Library
The Queens Museum and the Queens Library for several years have collaborated on groundbreaking educational programs at both the museum and library branches across Queens. This partnership will culminate in the opening of the Queens Library at Queens Museum (QL@QM), a circulating branch library physically housed in the Queens Museum, the first circulating library housed in an art museum in the nation. Over the next few years as we prepare for the launch of this branch, the Queens Museum seeks to expand its educational collaborations with the Queens Library across all of our programs to include school tours/partnerships, to families, adults, teens and more. The QL@QM Project Coordinator will provide critical support to the growth and deepening of all of these educational partnerships. We are looking for a passionate emerging library science professional to support these efforts. The QL@QM Project Coordinator will report directly to the QM Director of Education and work with Queens Museum staff in education and additionally with departments across the museum.
Act as liaison between Queens Library and Queens Museum staff.
Provide administrative support to Queens Museum education staff, particularly related to education programs integrating library resources.
Conduct research into Queens Library and Queens Museum collections.
Provide general administrative support to the QL@QM partnership including but not limited to scheduling meetings and coordinating initiatives and projects between the two institutions.
Support evaluation and grant reporting.
Assist and sometimes lead professional development workshops/training sessions.
Bachelors degree required and some graduate school a plus (current graduate students are welcome).
Strong library and information science background (library science graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent research skills.
Collaborative, team player.
Detail-oriented and organized.
Strong background in digital media and technology, particularly related to information/library science.
Experience working in arts/cultural/community organizations a strong plus
Teaching/mentoring/facilitation experience not required but a strong plus.
Able to thrive in culturally diverse settings, bilingual Spanish, Mandarin or Korean a plus.
This position is 17/hrs per week (roughly equivalent of 2.5 days/week). The schedule is flexible but hours will generally fall Mondays to Fridays between 9AM and 5PM with some evening/weekend work. This is a grant funded, part-time, non-exempt position. It will run through June 30, 2015 and renewal for a second year will be based on performance and interest.
Please email a cover letter and resume/CV with “QL@QM Project Coordinator” in the subject to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with your cover letter in the body of the e-mail. Please no calls.