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Educator [New-York Historical Society, New York, NY]

Position Description: The New-York Historical Society is seeking part-time Educators to lead history programs for students ages Pre-K-College in the museum galleries, including the permanent collections, special exhibitions, and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum. The collections of the New-York Historical Society support programming that covers 400 years of New York and American history. Educator responsibilities include conducting tours and workshops and attending regularly scheduled trainings under the supervision of the Senior Manager for School Programs. The approach to teaching and learning at the Historical Society is object-based inquiry, in which material culture provides a window into the past.

Educators must be available to work between the hours of 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM at least three business days a week for the majority of the school year in order to be considered.


  • Educators will teach programs about important events and periods in New York and American history in the New-York Historical Society galleries and special exhibitions.
  • Educators are expected to learn all programs by studying the provided program outlines and conduct additional research to ensure the effective delivery of content.
  • Educators will communicate with N-YHS administrative staff to ensure all programs are delivered in a timely fashion and meet expectations.
  • Educators will maintain accurate records of program delivery within personal calendars and Education Division booking system.
  • Prior to teaching, Educators will gather materials to conduct successful programs.• Educators are required to attend regularly-scheduled Education Division trainings to learn institutional pedagogy and content.
  • Educators are required to complete and submit all required paperwork including program evaluations, planning session sheets, and time-sheets.
  • Additional duties as requested that may include but not be limited to leading teacher workshops, parent involvement programs, family programs, special events, etc.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position will require the employee to lift, bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand for up to 6 hours in a day.



  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in history, American Studies, and/or art history.


  • Candidates must have worked in a museum, educational setting, or youth program, with experience in classroom management and establishing a strong rapport with a student audience.
  • Candidates should be familiar with the New York City Department of Education’s Scope and Sequence for Social Studies and the Common Core State Standards for Literacy and History.
  • Bilingual abilities, experience with students with special needs or English Language Learners (ELLs), and/or a background in theater (including familiarity with the Blueprint for Theater Education) is a plus.

Salary: $25/hour Museum Programs $15/hour Training


Job Date: 2016-08-12

Other Details

Application Info: For consideration please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: by September 2th, 2016. Please reference the job title in the subject line. Interviewed candidates will be required to prepare a demonstration lesson using information provided by the Education division.

Educator in Charge, Public Programs and Engagement [Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY]

Job description

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks an Educator in Charge, Public Programs and Engagement position.

More than 6.5 million people visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art each year. We find it critical to connect to broader more diverse audiences, increasing engagement and cultivating new relationships while nurturing existing ties. We also wish to utilize and positon our collection to encourage greater access and dialogue with and among scholars, artists, communities and families alike. This next chapter for the Met is guided by its mission and the strategies articulated in The Met’s 5 Year Strategy and the Education Department Re-Think (an overall visioning document realized in 2016). Key goals are to transform and expand access to The Met’s collections and expertise, engage a much broader range of people, and attain organizational and operational excellence.

The Museum seeks an experienced Education leader who will serve as a key programmatic partner for peers, the Chairman of Education and various departments throughout the museum and in communities. The Educator in Charge for Public Programs and Engagement occupies an important senior leadership role at The Met, supporting its mission to connect people to creativity, knowledge and ideas. This position reports directly to the Chairman of Education and a key focus for this individual will be to develop and oversee the area’s program strategy, budget, staff and resources, and successfully turn the strategy into operational reality.

As such, the successful candidate is responsible for strategic planning, conceptualization, development, and implementation of programs for all visitors, supervising staff for gallery programs, studio programs, programs for the disabled and other communities, and audience-specific programs. This person will set approaches and outcomes in consultation with the department head and will ensure their accomplishment through exceptional supervision and mentoring of direct reports and the development of strategic interdepartmental collaborations within the Museum, as well as outside partnerships that advance the quality and variety of programs.

The position oversees a newly developed division of the Education Department devoted to public programs, creative practice, scholarly presentations, accessibility, community engagement and audience development across the museum’s three sites. It also oversees program development for special exhibition and new installation.  This division will promote direct engagement with works of art; provide variety and diversity in the visitor experience; foster local, national, and international partnerships where possible.

The successful candidate brings innovative perspectives to the content and format of existing programs, and initiates new projects with the aim of engaging existing and broader constituencies in meaningful experiences. They will collaborate with appropriate staff to promote programs to target audiences. This person supervises staff and coordinates a broad array of Museum Education events which take place in a range of settings, and are intended to meet general adult, academic and specialized audience interests and needs. The position also oversees public gallery experiences and art making in order to ensure their interrelationship and relevance for museum users. They are also responsible for creating programs and outreach initiatives to make The Met a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities.  In this role, this person works to develop meaningful collaborations that result in high quality and creative programs inspired by exhibitions, the permanent collection, timely issues and special projects.

Key relationships: Senior Managing Educator, Academic Programs; Educator in Charge, Teaching and Learning;  General Manager, Operations, Communications, Administration; General Manager, Live Arts; Staff of curatorial and conservation departments; Development Department; Membership Department; Marketing, Communications and PR; Gallery Installations and Design; General Counsel, Special Events, Security and Visitor Services.

This is a permanent full-time position.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • The successful candidate will possess strong conceptual and strategic thinking skills, and the persuasive communication skills necessary to be a successful champion for one’s area of work and the Met as a whole. In particular, the Met is interested in candidates with the following experiences and competencies:
  • Depth of experience conceiving and managing a range of public, access, and scholarly programs and experiences
  • Proven leadership managing diverse teams
  • Ability to build and manage partnerships
  • Develop and implement strategic vision and goals for public and exhibition programs and lead evaluation efforts to determine success
  • Establish processes for program development that represent best practices, ensure smooth workflow, and maximize collaboration
  • Assess content, formats, and audiences of existing programs and propose innovations and initiatives to optimize offerings
  • Establish partnerships with key external organizations and/or leaders to develop dynamic collaborations, interdisciplinary approaches, and expanded audiences
  • Oversee the division’s annual budget, analyzing and making recommendations for programs, and working closely with the Chairman of Education and Development to secure program support
  • Supervise staff and instill high performance levels and accountability
  • Collaborate with other members of Education senior staff and with staff throughout the Museum
  • Represent the department head in high level meetings and external partnerships
  • Other related duties.

Requirements and Qualifications:

Experience and Skills:

  • 7-10 years’ experience in public, scholarly and engagement programs within an art museum
  • 5–7 years of demonstrated experience in community-based arts programming, museum education and gallery teaching as well as knowledge of disability law and regulations, museum access programming and contemporary artistic practice
  • Track record of developing an managing a per annual schedule of 50+ museum education and public programs related to special exhibitions, gallery rotations, access, community and special projects
  • Demonstrable record of effective negotiation and collaboration with diverse range of stakeholders within a large cultural institution and with outside partners and organizations
  • Demonstrable record of collaboration with development in fundraising initiatives for Education and public programs in a museum context
  • Strong, proven track record of developing and implementing high quality, innovative programs using original works of art in a museum setting
  • Strong, proven track record of attracting broad and diverse audiences
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse range of stakeholders
  • Excellent budgeting and financial skills

Knowledge and Education:

  • M.A. in Art History, Museum Education, or other related field, or equivalent experience required; Ph.D. preferred
  • Exceptional organizational, oral, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of current learning theories and pedagogies for general adult audiences
  • Knowledge of and experience with studio practice, contemporary artists, gallery teaching and pedagogy
  • Full familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite 2007/2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) required; familiarity with Microsoft Access 2007/2010 preferred


Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history with “Educator in Charge, Public Programs and Engagement” in the subject line.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and national service alumni encouraged to apply.

Program Specialist [Institute of Museum and Library Services, Office of Museum Services, Washington, DC]

Program Specialist

Closing Date:  August 30, 2016

This position is located in Washington, DC in the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Office of Museum Services. The incumbent will participate in grants management work involving Federal grants and cooperative agreements and provide grants-related assistance and services to both applicants and awardees. The position works on various phases of the receipt and processing of museum grant applications as well as the monitoring and assessing of awardee performance. Starting salary is $64,650, and position is full-time permanent.

The link for the this job announcement is:

Accounting Manager [Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT]

FT position responsible for a wide range duties: Verification & deposit of all cash receipts; prepare A/P vendor invoices for payment: 1099s & W-5s annually; journal entries; administer bi-weekly payroll using external payroll provider; New employee administration (payroll, insurance and 401(k)); record all sick, vacation, comp time etc. for compliance with company policies; prepare monthly sales tax reporting and remittance; reconcile monthly bank statement; prepare for biannual weekend festivals (cash advances, tickets and all required information at entry gates), responsible for all cash receipts throughout weekend; summarize admissions and revenue; provide information to external auditors for year-end audit; train admissions & store staff on cash register, credit card terminal and daily reporting; analysis of semi-annual museum store inventory; other tasks as assigned by the Director of Finance. Qualifications: Extensive knowledge of accounting policies and procedures; proficient in the use of financial software, including Excel and Blackbaud; Excellent communication skills and problem solving abilities; ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality; be a cooperative, goal-oriented team player with a positive attitude. Required Education / Experience: BA in Accounting, 3-years minimum experience, not-for-profit preferred. Please submit a cover letter stating salary requirements and your resume to No phone calls, please.

Guide and Visitor Services Representative [Nichols House Museum, Boston, MA]

New Job Opening at the Nichols House Museum

Guide and Visitor Services Representative

Available for immediate hire

The Nichols House Museum, in the heart of Beacon Hill, seeks an energetic, reliable, and customer service oriented Guide & Visitor Services Representative. As one of the public faces of the Nichols House Museum, the Guide & Visitor Services Representative must provide a hospitality-style form of customer service by being friendly, engaging, and above all, ensuring a memorable experience for our visitors. This position is ideal for those who love to share their passion for storytelling, ideas and/or history with the public, and is interested in one or more of the following areas:

– History and Historic Houses
– Museums
– Progressive era culture
– Women’s history
– Sociology and political science
– Craft and decorative arts
– Fine arts and art history
– Landscape architecture
– Storytelling

Position Responsibilities:
* Guide visitors (including families, world travelers, and K-12 groups) through the house on a thirty minute tour and educate visitors on the history of the Nichols Family, our collection, and our programming.
* Open and close the museum, ensuring that the museum remains clean and the collection protected.
* Share a cursory knowledge about the surrounding neighborhood and attractions and answer visitor questions.
* Welcome and process visitors prior to tours. Track visitation numbers.
* Suggest improvements in visitor service matters, as well as marketing materials and virtual presence to External Affairs Manager and Executive Director.
* Assist with occasional house and garden maintenance based tasks.
* Attend meetings as necessary.
* All Training will be provided.

The Guide & Visitor Services Representative works from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturdays with potential for additional hours as needed. This position requires a commitment to working at least two Saturdays per month.

* Minimum education: high school graduate with some college.
* Outstanding customer service skills and an outgoing personality.
* Interest in education, history, and/or museums.
* Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.
* Reliable and professional.

This is an hourly position. The hourly rate is $11.50.

To apply:
Send your current resume/CV and a cover letter to

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