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Museum Educator [Brooklyn Museum]

Brooklyn Museum

Position:        Museum Educator
Department: School Programs, Education

(Full-time, union position)

Requirements: Individual must be a thoughtful practitioner with a BA in art
history, history, anthropology, education, visual arts, or a related field,
with at least one year of museum education experience. Excellent research,
communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are necessary, as is
experience teaching K-12 students in a gallery setting. Individual must have
knowledge of child development, museum education theory, and evaluation
methods, as well as experience developing lessons, educational materials,
and public programs. Candidate should have a strong desire to work with
schoolchildren and an interest in collaborating with schoolteachers and
Museum staff at all levels. Additional museum experience is strongly

Responsibilities: The Museum Educator will collaborate with staff in the
Education Division on the development and execution of interpretive programs
and resources for students and teachers. His/her primary programming and
teaching responsibilities will be working with school-based teachers and
administrators to conceive, implement, and manage single visits and
multi-visit programs that include professional development for teachers.
Individual will research, prepare, teach, and evaluate school programs
related to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Educator will also participate in the Education Division’s Teaching Lab,
collaborate on teacher workshops, contribute to the development of enhanced
access services for audiences with special needs, and prepare teaching
materials for special exhibitions as time permits. Individual will assist in
other projects as needed, working with colleagues throughout the Education
Division and the Museum.

Reports to: School Programs Manager

Salary: $32,198

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, thirty-five-hour work week with occasional
weekend work.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume by e-mail (preferred) to or by mail to Brooklyn Museum, Attn.
School Programs, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11238 by September 19,

Academic Programs Coordinator [Brooklyn Museum]


POSITION:  Academic Programs Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Adult Programs, Education

Advanced degree in art history, arts management, museum education, or
related field. Candidate should have a minimum of two years of experience
teaching adults ages 16 and older in a museum setting or other relevant arts
environment. Candidates should also have a minimum of two years of
experience coordinating and implementing public programs for adult audiences
(gallery talks, film screenings, performances, art workshops, etc.). Working
knowledge of current issues in museum adult education as well as academic
practice is strongly preferred. Coordinator must be a creative self-starter
who is well-organized, detail-oriented, and PC literate; can demonstrate
strong communication and writing skills; and is able to work successfully
with educators, administrators, curators, guest speakers, and students on
several projects at once.

Coordinator oversees Museum collaborations with institutions of higher
learning, and is the primary liaison between Museum staff and academic
collaborators. Coordinator oversees a variety of programs for college and
graduate students including student tours, teacher workshops, and a junior
docent program known as Student Guides. Coordinator trains guides, schedules
their gallery talks, and formally evaluates their work. Coordinator also
organizes and/or conducts college tours; art-making workshops; and
collection-based serial courses.

Coordinator organizes and implements a variety of public programs for adult
audiences that interpret the Museum’s permanent collections and special
exhibitions. These programs include the Museum’s acclaimed First Saturdays
event, Thursdays @ 7programs, as well as weekend gallery talks, films, live
performances, art-making workshops, lectures, and discussions.

Coordinator also oversees aspects of training for Adult Programs Intern
Educators and advises them on their required research papers and gallery
talks. Coordinator of Academic Programs reports to the Manager of Adult

STARTING DATE: June 28, 2011

WORK SCHEDULE: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
on Saturday.
Important note: On the first Saturday of each month except September,
additional hours are required; other occasional weekend and evening work
required as program schedule dictates.

TO APPLY: Contact Dept. MS, Education Division,
by email:,
mail, or fax 718-501-6129.

Applicants for positions at the Brooklyn Museum are considered without
regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship,
disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are
strongly encouraged to apply. The Immigration and Control Act (1986)
requires that all hires be in conformity with the law.

Interpretive Materials Manager [Brooklyn Museum]




The Brooklyn Museum is seeking an extraordinary visual arts professional
whose combined skills as editor, writer, and teacher will place her/him at
the center of the Museum’s program of interpretation of works of art and
exhibitions for a general public.

Working as part of the Exhibitions team, the Interpretive Materials Manager
(IMM) will coordinate and manage various components of BM’s interpretative
materials. This encompasses working closely with the Collections, Education,
Editorial, Technology, and Design areas to plan, critique, edit, develop,
and occasionally write interpretive content for special exhibitions and
collection galleries, including but not limited to wall panels, object
labels, timelines, maps, brochures and printed guides, participatory spaces,
and web features. The IMM will also frequently be responsible for
collaborating with various departments to plan and manage the production of
multimedia resources (often locating appropriate outside vendors), including
short-form videos, audio guides, and web tools.

As part of the Exhibitions team, the IMM speaks for the interests of the
Museum’s diverse audiences and the significant role of education within all
special exhibitions and collection installations. This includes working as
part of the Exhibitions Division to conceptualize the exhibition program in
furtherance of the Brooklyn Museum’s mission, and to develop as a team
highly skilled in the production of extraordinary art experiences for the
Museum visitor. The IMM also works closely with the Education Division,
helping to develop and approving such interpretive materials as family
guides and online resources for educators and young audiences.

The IMM is responsible for creating and managing budgets and reports for
his/her programs and contributing to written fundraising proposals for
relevant programs.

The IMM will have the opportunity to develop a program of evaluation to
guide the Museum’s future efforts in interpretation, including hiring and
managing interns and working with outside consultants when necessary.

Reports to: Managing Curator of Exhibitions

Work Schedule: Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Frequent evening
and weekend hours, as necessary.

To apply: Candidate should email a curriculum vitae and letter as Word or
PDF attachments only describing her/his particular suitability to the
position to<mailto:job.IMM.exhibitions@brooklynmu> no later than July 8th.

Brooklyn Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions
are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex,
age, citizenship, disability or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are
strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Candidate will have at least two years of professional art
museum, magazine, website, or related experience and must demonstrate
ability to make scholarly information accessible to the general public. The
successful applicant will have substantial experience writing and/or editing
for a general audience, with strong background in visual art. B.A. in
education, art history, journalism, literature or related field required;
M.A. preferred. Innovative ideas about museum interpretation and knowledge
of art history are essential; familiarity with museum education theory and
facility with technology helpful. Candidate must be committed to working as
part of a collaborative team. The successful individual must be diplomatic,
analytical, well organized, and able to meet strict deadlines while working
on several projects at once.  Experience with budget management and resource
development desirable.

Adult Programs Manager [Brooklyn Museum]


POSITION Description: Adult Programs Manager
DEPARTMENT: Education Division, Brooklyn Museum

RESPONSIBILITIES: The manager of Adult Programs develops and implements creative interpretive programs for adult museum visitors. Programs include lectures, film and video series, performing arts programs, educational workshops and new initiatives to reach a diverse audience. Successful candidate will be encouraged to try new formats for programs that engage audiences in looking at art and use museum resources in innovative ways. Most programs are planned for weekends, including Target First Saturdays, plus Thursday and Friday evenings. The Manager sets long term goals and determines priorities for the department in conjunction with the Vice Director for Education and Program Development, and other members of the Education staff. The manager is responsible for establishing budgets, and working with Development to write/develop fundraising proposals. The Manager will collaborate with staff throughout the museum including the curatorial, development, public information, editorial, and design departments. The manager will supervise a staff of three full time coordinators, and two full
time temporary paid interns. The Manager reports directly to the Vice Director for Education and Program Development. Production of events will require working weekends and evenings throughout the year.

REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidate should have MA in art history or related field and at least 3 years of program experience in museum or related institution. Candidate should have experience conceptualizing and producing innovative museum and community related programs for adult audiences. Experience and serious interest in reaching local community audiences is crucial. Candidate should have excellent general knowledge of art history, performing arts and film. Management of projects and personnel and the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with museum staff at all levels in necessary. Excellent writing and research skills are essential. Willingness to work some evenings and weekends is critical. Demonstrable experience in budgeting, supervising staff, and grant writing are also important.

Brooklyn Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The Immigration and Control Act (1986) requires that all hires be in conformity with the law.

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