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Director, Education and Family Programs [Japan Society, NYC]

The Director, Education & Family Programs is responsible for all aspects of Japan Society’s Education and Family Programs. This includes positioning Japan Society as a leader in the field of US-Japan educational exchange. The Director is responsible for program operations, supervision of Education Department staff, and development of new program initiatives. Key programs include the Junior Fellows Student Exchange Program featuring study-tours for American and Japanese high school students, professional development workshops for K-12 teachers, promotion of and development of dedicated curriculum website for educators, “About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource”, on-site programs at New York City public and private schools, and public programs for families and children. The Director is required to take an active role in fundraising, and to collaborate with the Development Department on raising funds for Education Department programs. The position requires travel to Japan, and extensive communication with Japanese partners. For more details regarding the Education Program, please visit


• Develop and direct Japan Society’s Education and Family Programs;

• Develop and manage annual budget and monitor expenses for all Education initiatives;

• Actively participate in fundraising efforts, and partner with Development Department on fundraising
strategy, proposal development, campaigns, and events;

• Supervise and mentor Education Department staff of two Educators and student interns;

• Expand the content and promote the use of Education’s curriculum website for educators;

• Promote educational programs through Japan Society’s website, social media and related websites;

• Develop and conduct professional development programs for K-12 teachers. Obtain continuing
education accreditation from the New York City Department of Education;

• Spearhead the development of new program initiatives to advance Japan Society’s educational

• Collaborate with other program areas to develop and implement joint programming to advance Japan Society’s role as a leader in US-Japan educational programming;

• Function as a leader in the network of educational organizations, schools and teachers in the US
and Japan. Establish beneficial partnerships for Japan Society with these entities.


• MA in Education, Japanese studies, or related field. Ph.D. desired;

• Five or more years of broad educational experience working in a school (public or private), college or
university, or the educational sector;
• Experience in educational program development with a focus on K-12;

• Strong knowledge of Japanese language, history, culture and customs;

• Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;

• Ability to speak, read and write Japanese;

• Familiarity with educational technology;

• Flexible schedule able to accommodate evening and weekend programs. Ability to travel to Japan
1-2 times per year for 1-2 weeks.

To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources at

Founded in 1907, Japan Society in New York City presents sophisticated, topical and accessible experiences of Japanese art and culture, and facilitates the exchange of ideas, knowledge and innovation between the U.S. and Japan. More than 200 events annually encompass world-class exhibitions, dynamic classical and cutting-edge contemporary performing arts, film premieres and retrospectives, workshops and demonstrations, tastings, family activities, language classes, and a range of high-profile talks and expert panels that present open, critical dialogue on issues of vital importance to the U.S., Japan and East Asia. For more information, visit our website

Japan Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and welcomes a diverse workforce.

Dangremond Museum Studies Internship [Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT]

The Dangremond Museum Studies Internship at the Connecticut Historical Society is an opportunity for students to gain exposure to and experience the many functions and daily operation of a history museum, library, and research center. The term of the internship is June-August, 2018, but the exact dates will vary depending on student availability and supervisor needs. Interns must complete 250 hours on task (generally 30 hours/week [including unpaid lunch hour] x 10 weeks) and are eligible for a $500 stipend. Applications are due March 9, 2018. For more information and required application materials, please visit

Museum Educator [Children’s Museum of Manhattan, NYC]

Position Description:
Museum Educators facilitate a variety of museum-based programs including guided visits for school groups (pre-K—6th grade) and interdisciplinary workshops for families with young children in science, visual, and performing arts. Educators lead inquiry-based workshops, facilitate experiences in diverse exhibits, develop lesson plans, engage in customer relations, act as peer mentors, and assist in the supervision and maintenance of exhibition spaces. Museum Educators report directly to the Education Coordinators and attend mandatory professional development sessions as scheduled.
– Undergraduate degree in early childhood, arts education, or museum education preferred. Students who are currently enrolled in related programs will be considered.
– Ability to engage with children and adults in a welcoming energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
– Experience facilitating dynamic experiences with children ages 2-8.
– Ability to work with colleagues and families from diverse backgrounds.
– Strong background in art, science, music, dance, theater, and/or social studies.
– Comfortable making and facilitating visual art workshops using a variety of materials.
– Understand how to teach with museum objects, artifacts, and primary sources.
– Experience developing and implementing lesson plans.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Proven ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities.
– Flexibility and ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment.
– Experience working in museums preferred.
– Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus.
Other Requirements:
– Attend professional development as scheduled.
– Background checks will be completed on all employees.
– Flexible schedule; some holiday and evenings required.

Salary: $15.00 per hour


Application Info: Applications without a cover letter will not be processed. Please only apply via email.

Contact Name: Hiring Department

Contact Email:

Lead Educator [Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY]

Position Description:
Socrates Sculpture Park, an internationally renowned contemporary art park, is at once an artist studio and exhibition space, performance venue, civic commons, and neighborhood park, distinguishing itself as an open, welcoming environment to imagine, create, and experience art. Socrates is known for presenting contemporary public art alongside a dynamic season of public programming that spans music, dance, theatre, film, and fitness. All this takes place on five beloved waterfront acres, where more than 150,000 people visit and 10,000 children receive free visual arts education annually. Our Arts Education initiatives include half-day sculpture workshops tailored to youth groups from community centers and summer camps; drop-in art-making workshops every Saturday for children and their families; and community days that invite the public to enjoy open workshops, music, and performances. Through it all, our objective is the same: to use a hands-on, engaged learning environment as a means for creative expression that inspires confidence in communication, independent thinking, and problem solving.
About the Position:
Socrates Sculpture Park seeks an experienced and innovative Lead Educator to teach, facilitate, and coordinate core aspects of our vibrant seasonal educational programming, including Sculpture Studio and Sculpture Camp. This is a new position involving teaching as well as administrative coordination and youth staff management, for an individual who cares passionately about arts education and expanding local access to the arts.Candidate will have demonstrable arts education teaching experience, particularly for diverse teens and youth of varying abilities, ideally in-school and out of school settings; will be enthusiastic about youth mentorship and cultivation; and highly capable of creating and holding a generative, supportive space. Candidate will also have a dedicated interest in assuming the role as lead point person for Socrates education offerings- managing our young educational support team and paid Summer interns, and handling the logistical and organizational details of the applicable educational programs, detailed below. Lead Educator will work in collaboration with the Director of Public Programs, who will plan and run the overarching season of events, and the Park’s Executive Director.
Sculpture Studio Program:
Role: Designing curriculum, teaching and facilitating art-making program for middle/high school students during school year (Spring & Fall sessions).
– Lead Educator will craft a hybrid in-school/at the Park art-making experience for 5 pre-established local school partners, with 2 distinct attending classes from each.
– Unique curriculum will resemble “3-part program” format: 1 pre-visit in school, 1 full day learning and art-making at the Park, 1 post-visit in school.
– Lead Educator also responsible for working with Socrates crew to stage/install created student artwork for temporary installation in the Park.
Sculpture Camp Program:
Role: Facilitating and managing youth staff of summertime art-making program for 5-12 year olds in local youth groups and day camps; teaching two weeks of program.- Sculpture Camp is a 6-week program in July/August: two 2-hour art-making sessions per day, five days a week, 60-80 campers per session, with a new art project each week. Lead Educator will teach 2 weeks of Sculpture Camp, and host 4 visiting teaching artists.
– Lead Educator will coordinate all aspects of Sculpture Camp: Springtime outreach and registration of youth groups and day camps; managing sizable youth staff during program including education manager, team of SYEP (Summer Youth Employment) and Studio in a School interns, 4 visiting teaching artists, attending campers and their staff.
– Management includes: Evaluations and paperwork for SYEP and Studio in a School, scheduling with youth staff, fielding calls/emails from registered camp groups, monitoring registrants, maintaining art materials inventory and ordering.
– Ensuring diverse Summer youth workers receive purposeful enrichment in supportive, often first-time work environment through training, reflection/discussion, staff bonding.
Arts Ed Administration:
Role: Coordination of visiting teaching artists and materials for drop-in art-making offerings.
– Lead Educator will coordinate with selected visiting teaching artists for Socrates’ weekly SaturdaySculpture Workshops: 18 total, mid-May to mid-September, offered 12-3pm every Saturdayas drop-in art experiences for kids and families. Lead Educator will ensure confirmation of each artist and assisting youth staff; manage material inventory/ordering.
– Lead Educator can also assist Director of Public Programs with: booking visiting teaching artists and ordering materials for select festivals/community days; overlaps in educational staff coordination; possible curation of SSW and Sculpture Camp artists/projects.
Work Hours and Schedule:
This is an exciting new role at the Park for the majority of the calendar year:
April-June: 3 days a week.
July-August: 5 days a week.
September-November: 3 days a week.
Schedule is to be determined and discussed with candidate.
 – B.A. or M.A. in relevant field (arts education-related strongly preferred), AND/OR clearly demonstrable, multi-year professional experience in teaching arts education.
– Experience developing curriculum; teaching and/or working with youth and teens of varying abilities.
– Strong history engaging with diverse populations through educational programming or other services.
– Administrative experience, ideally in program coordination.
– Must enjoy working outside and in various types of weather.
– Excellent interpersonal skills and passionate interest in participating in Socrates community.
– Positive and engaging presence capable of focusing and holding space with youth outdoors.
– Demonstrable arts practice and interest in varying materials highly favored. Excitement about creating “out of the box” learning experiences- valuing experimentation, play, and process.
Strongly encouraged to apply: Socrates Sculpture Park seeks to hire staff members who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves. A plus: familiarity with Socrates, its programs, and Astoria/Long Island City or general Queens community; Queens resident; Spanish speaking.

Salary: Base $250/day. Schedule to be determined with the candidate (see above re: FT/PT status) and pay is ultimately commensurate with fit and experience.


Application Info: Please send a cover letter, full resume, and three references (as one PDF document preferred) to with “2018 Lead Educator” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Socrates Sculpture Park is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Park is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from candidates from underrepresented communities. No phone calls please.
Contact Name: Audrey Dimola

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 7189284009

Associate Manager, Public Programs [Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, NYC]

Position Description:
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Associate Manager, Public Programs. As a member of the Education Department, the Associate Manager, Public Programs serves as department point person for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. This is a one-year, full-time position that will terminate in January, 2019.

The position is primarily responsible for the development and management of public programs related to the initiative, including The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Lecture Series, artist projects, performances, academic programs, workshops, courses, tours, and multimedia app education content. This position will also provide support for school and family programs related to the initiative, new global public programs, and grant administration as needed.
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have direct reports.
Key Responsibilities:
With Director of Public Programs:
– In consultation with Curatorial, research and select potential program participants, including scholars, educators, writers, critics, and other external collaborators, and develop a public program vision, including lectures, performance, film, and music/sound, for exhibition-related programs and audience/community-based collaborative projects.
– Work with Legal to draft contracts for program participants; route contracts for necessary approvals; and process check requests or invoices as needed.
– Work with Exhibition Management and cross-functional project team to create an integrated artistic and audience dynamic.
Under Supervision of Director of Public Programs:
Program Development and Planning
— Manage communications with program participants, including content development, travel and hotel, marketing, and other program logistics.
— Work with Marketing, Media & Public Relations, Web, and Communications to create, oversee, and implement an audience outreach plan.
— Create and circulate event memos for all programs and events; work with Theater to produce full production schedules as needed; arrange dedicated meetings with Facilities, Security, Box Office, and other stakeholders to discuss final implementation details.
— Write content for and manage posting of program website listings, with Curatorial, Editorial, and Web.
— Work with Media & Public Relations and Marketing on targeted outreach initiatives, list shares, production of marketing materials (print and digital), social media content, and production of promotional videos.
— Manage the production of printed programs, including drafting and gathering copy, generating layout, routing through approval process, printing, and folding.
Onsite Event Management
— Manage comp lists and check-in for audience.
— Arrange and oversee hospitality for audience and speakers/performers/crew/staff, including reception catering and green room arrangements.
— Contract with and manage vendors, including program photographers and videographers.
— Manage production of photo, video, and other multimedia documentation of public programs, including management of digital assets and coordination of public sharing and internal archiving.
Program Evaluation
— Collect emails of program participants, create online surveys for distribution, and analyze survey responses.
Initiative Project Management
— Serve as department point person for initiative, including attending biweekly project team meetings, keeping department up-to-date on initiative developments, and facilitating communications between Education colleagues and project team members.
— Monitor, track, and reconcile Education budget for the initiative across all sub-program areas, in consultation with Finance and Exhibition Management.Work with Development on annual written reports and presentations to the Foundation; represent Education on monthly phone meetings with Foundation.
— Manage external consultants who are conducting a multi-year evaluation of the initiative.
As a member of the SRGM Public Programs and Sackler Center for Arts Education staff:
– Participate in weekly program meetings.
– Participate in monthly department meetings.
– Participate in a yearly department retreat.
– Participate in yearly adult programs retreat.
– Participate in project-based learning by managing aspects of other related global public programs including symposia, performances, film screenings/events, artist talks, workshops, residencies, and other custom designed programs.
– M.A. degree with relevant background in art history, Asian studies, and/or museum studies
– 2-3 years museum/arts administration and exhibition/program management experience
– Mandarin and/or Cantonese language skills highly desirable

– Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge, InDesign and other office or production software

Salary: $51,000


Contact Name: Laurie Davis

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 2124233514

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