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Development Intern [Discovery Museums, Acton, MA]

The Discovery Museums (Acton, MA) seek a Development Intern to start in early 2018 through mid-May for approximately 15-20 hours per week (schedule and hours flexible). The intern’s primary focus will be on coordinating the Museum’s online auction, which in spring 2017 raised more than $25,000 to support the Museums. The intern will research prospective donors, contact and follow up with donors via mail, e-mail, and phone, and assist with promotion, management, and fulfillment of the auction. In addition to supporting the auction, he/she will assist with the overall annual giving program, cultivation and stewardship events, communications, and research. This is a great opportunity to learn more about fundraising and development operations, areas that are essential to the success of all nonprofit organizations.

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.
Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel.
Interest and enthusiasm to learn about development.
Attention to detail and discretion required.

How To Apply: 
Please send cover letter and resume to Karen Kerns, Development Associate, at

Coordinator of School and Educator Programs [Whitney Museum, NYC]

Position Description:
A full-time position is available in the Education Department as the Coordinator of School and Educator Programs at the Whitney Museum. Responsibilities for this position include:
– Organizing and coordinating all aspects of Guided Visit and Guided Visit + Studio Programs for Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade students.
– Organizing and coordinating 9 long-term School Partnerships with New York City schools.
– The hiring, training, oversight, and evaluation of a large team of freelance Museum Educators.
– Organizing programs or art workshops with Whitney artists for students and teachers.
– Supervision and training of an assistant and interns.
– Leading inquiry-based tours for students and teachers.
– Working with the Museum’s Group Services Department on the oversight and management of school group scheduling.
– Creating and managing budgets for current and future School and Educator programming.
– Coordination of all Educator Programs, including the development and implementation of Teacher Exchange, professional development workshops for Partnership and Neighborhood Friends Schools as well as with the NYC Department of Education, Summer Institutes, Educator Exhibition Previews.
– Creation and implementation of substantive evaluation projects.
– Creating and implementing an outreach plan for NYC schools, with a particular focus on art teachers.
– Development and management of online curricular materials such as Educator Guides.
– Maintaining statistics, records, and documentation of programs.
– Writing grants and grant reports and working on the NYC DOE schools contract.
– Meeting and communicating with foundations and donors.
– Contributing to the museum community through publications and conference presentations.
– Working across the Education Department on other collaborative projects such as artist residencies, outreach initiatives, or evaluation projects.
– B.A., M.A, preferred;
– background in art history, art education and/or museum education;
– 3-5 years professional experience, including work with New York City K-12 students, teachers and administrators;
– strong organizational and communication skills; experience with program research and evaluation.
Museum, administrative, and managerial experience are also required. It is important that the candidate have sound knowledge of educational and developmental theory as well as significant teaching experience. They should be flexible and will be able to work well as part of the School, Youth, and Family Programs team and should be familiar with contemporary art and artists’ practice.
Position requires travel throughout NYC and extended hours for program implementation during the week and on weekends. If interested, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: and state “Coordinator of School and Educator Programs” in the subject line.

Salary: $45-50K

Other Details

Application Info:
About the Whitney: The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today. The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

Contact Name: Heather Maxson
Contact Email:

Manager of Integration and Interpretation Programs [Cooper Hewitt, NYC]

Position Description:
Join Cooper Hewitt’s award winning Education Department! The Manager of Integration and Interpretation Programs reports directly to the Director of Education. This role is responsible for the planning, curriculum development, coordination and execution of in-school, after school and design field trip experiences for K-12 audiences.
Major Duties:
• Develops and delivers a high quality design oriented education program for K-12 students in collaboration with other members of the Cooper Hewitt Education team.
• Develops budgets with the Deputy Director, manages program funds and conducts ongoing data tracking and evaluation of education programs for the Director of Education and senior management officials.
• Builds and maintains productive relationships with colleagues, designers, educators, schools, students, interns and volunteers. Identifies and fosters strategic partnerships to offer unique programs.
• Recruit and train contractual educators.
• Provides staff assistance at various educational and public programs, special exhibition openings, and special events.
• Leads and presents a wide variety of design related programs throughout the year.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Education.
Exceptional Benefits:
TIAA-CREF (Defined Contributions – 12 percent)
Life Insurance (including Optional Life Insurance)
Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Long Term Disability
Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
Dental (Delta Dental)
Vision (Vision Services)
Flexible Spending Accounts
Free Transit/Commuter Benefits (up to $3,060 paid per year)
Annual Leave (13 days)
Sick Leave (13 days)
Federal Holidays (10 days)
Family Friendly Leave
Family Friendly Workplace
Historic and landmark offices/library and garden (New York)
Design LibraryCuratorial Talks and Tours (Cooper Hewitt)
92Y Fitness Center
Employee Assistance Program
Smithsonian Network
Tarallucci e Vino Museum Cafe (employee discount)
Museum Shop (employee discount)
Free Admission to most NYC museums
Other Employee Discounts
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in an area related to design, education or museum education studies.
• Knowledge and demonstrated interest in design processes, design disciplines, design thinking and design history.
• Experience serving as a program manager responsible for educational programming and/or experience with K-12 classroom teaching a plus.
• Awareness of national standards, best practices in K-12 classroom management and national trends in teaching.
• Strong leadership, planning, organizational skills, administrative skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including teaching and presentation skills.
• Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
• Ability to work collaboratively, supervise staff and mentor interns.
• Ability to travel.
• Experience working directly with New York City schools and curriculum, and familiarity with NY state educational standards (teaching experience highly desired).
• Service or participation in professional organizations.
• Engagement in teaching activities for diverse and/or underrepresented audiences.
• Valid driver’s license in order to drive to offsite locations for events and conferences.

Salary: $56,754

Other Details

Application Info:
Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing the qualification requirements to:
Open until filled.

Contact Name: Hiring Team
Contact Email:

Museum Educator, School Partnership [Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY]

Position Description:
This role will report to the Assistant Director, Education
The Museum Educator is responsible for a unique museum studies partnership with grades Pre-K through 2 in an underserved public elementary school adjacent to the Museum. This is a full-time [one year contract, with potential to extend] position dedicated to the facilitation of the entire partnership, including planning with administration and staff, teaching students and teachers at the school and the Museum, coordinating all activities and providers, scheduling, curating the year-end exhibition, and maintaining strong communication between the Museum and the school. The Museum Educator will develop a collaborative relationship with the administration, staff, and students through comprehensive, year-long STEAM programming connecting the school and the Museum, founded on object-based learning, the development of critical thinking skills through observation and inquiry, knowledge-building communities, and project-enhanced learning. The “HRM Museum Studies Partnership for Learning” prioritizes both staff development and direct student services and connects teachers and students with Museum professionals, artists, scientists, and historians to form a museum/school community, building capacity and ensuring sustainability. Through lessons and workshops at the school and the Museum and the culminating student exhibition, the Partnership will make connections between Visual and English Language Literacies, offering a tangible methodology to connect the Visual and Performing Arts with English language Arts, Language Acquisition, Science, Math, and Social Studies. Position to start immediately.
Key Responsibilities:
• Serves as Museum Educator, Manager, and Coordinator for the dedicated school partnership
• Oversees all activities related to the Partnership; coordinates all partnership activities with museum personnel, including Education staff and docents
• Plans and teaches lessons and conducts workshops at school and museum
• Collects, maintains, and organizes written and visual documentation of partnership
• Manages communication, planning, logistics, scheduling, paperwork and reports associated with the school partnership
• Negotiates details of scheduling at the school and Museum with school liaison and Museum staff
• Serves as the Museum’s representative for the Partnership school activities, meetings, outreach, etc.
• Secures all materials and supplies required for lesson and workshop delivery, and preparation and installation of in-school exhibition
• Collaborates with per diem curriculum writer; identifies, plans with, and supervises per diem teaching artists; works with preparator for in-school exhibition; works with consultant in web development of feature dedicated to exhibiting student work
• Communicates and shares data with program evaluator provided by the school district
• Performs other duties as assigned
Education, Experience and Skills: Master’s degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, Art History, Museum Studies, Education, or relevant field from an accredited institution and minimum five (5) years of experience in museum education, arts administration, classroom teaching, or related area within the museum or education field; or Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Education, Fine Arts, or relevant field from an accredited institution and eight (8) years of experience in museum education, arts administration, classroom teaching, or related area within the museum or education field. NYS Teaching Certification preferred.
• Excellent knowledge of museum education pedagogy and practice
• Ability to model museum education best practices for school staff in the classroom and at the Museum
• Excellent planning, project management and organizational skills
• Ability to handle sensitive material and information
• High level of written and oral communication skills
• Knowledge of NY State and Core Curriculum State Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills
• Ability to organize a cohesive and polished student exhibition that demonstrates partnership outcomes met during the school year
• Demonstrated experience in teaching young children (Pre-K through Grade 2) of all abilities, with experience in differentiated instructional methods.
• Demonstrated experience in high level teacher professional development
• Ability to interact in a professional manner with school and district administration
• Possession of strong organizational skills, with attention to detail, and ability manage multiple priorities simultaneously
• Ability to be flexible, communicate and negotiate effectively, and work collaboratively in a team environment
• Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community and exercise proper situational protocol
• Proficiency in Microsoft office software, and other specific computer programs related to areas of responsibility. Familiarity with Google Docs.
• Spanish language skills a plus.

Salary: $46,000-$50,000

Other Details

Application Info:
To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Include “HRM Museum Educator” in the subject line.
Contact Name: Marion Freedman
Contact Phone: 914-963-4550 x246

Director of Public Programs [Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA]

The Heinz History Center, a 14-year affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the largest history museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is currently seeking a Director of Public Programs.

The Director of Public Programs is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, staffing, and evaluating innovative and creative programming for Heinz History Center audiences, both on-site and virtual, through the History Center’s slate of annual marquee programs such as Hometown-Homegrown, Vintage Pittsburgh, NFL PLAY 60, and the Books in the ‘Burgh series.  In addition, the Director of Public Programs develops and fosters relationships with local external groups to create and host programming in partnership.; The History Center’s public programs will serve diverse audiences by providing multiple avenues of access to the museum: on-site in-person interaction; traditional broadcast media; and new media, including webcasts, podcasts, social media, and mobile devices to expand the museum’s reach. Public programs will tie in to current exhibits as well as long-term strategic initiatives, and capitalize on the History Center’s status as a Smithsonian Affiliate. The Director of Public Programs will ensure that the History Center’s public programs fulfill the institution’s mission of engaging and inspiring large and diverse audiences by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection, will ensure that the museum is “The Place for History” in Western Pennsylvania.

To achieve this, the successful candidate must possess exceptional oral and written communication skills and have the ability to interact professionally and effectively with various teams of people.  The Director of Public Programs will have the ability to forge partnerships with external groups to draw content, talent and audiences.  The Director of Public Programs is expected to consider revenue generation and long-term investment in developing programs, while being thoughtful and strategic about program selection.  The Director of Public Programs also assists in the execution of public programs initiated by other departments as needed.

The Director of Public Programs is a full-time Department Head position reporting to the Vice President, Engagement and Enterprise.


Bachelor’s degree in marketing, event planning, communications, education, or related field

Two to four years of experience developing and presenting public programs or events for diverse audiences and a history of community involvement and engagement required. Experiential marketing experience a plus. Knowledge of virtual media, including social networks, mobile devices, and online communication required, along with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and related programs. Position requires excellent oral and written communications skills, the ability to work as both a team leader and member, the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time with great attention to detail; creativity, levelheadedness, and the ability to problem-solve under pressure. Must be available and willing to work evenings and weekends as needed.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter including salary requirements and how you learned of this vacancy and a resume to:

Renee Falbo
Director of Human Resources
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15222
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