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Manager of School Programs [Queens Museum of Art]

Manager of School Programs, Queens Museum of Art

The Manager of School Programs is the leader of the team responsible for
the museum’s engagement with school-age children and their school-based
educators. School Programs include exhibition-based School Tours for
general education, inclusion and some self-contained special education
classes; a long-term school partnership with P.S. 144Q; residency programs
in public schools; professional development and resources for school-based
educators; and Partnership Gallery Exhibitions of work produced through the
above initiatives within the museum space dedicated to our community.
This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Education.

Responsibilities
- conceive, implement, manage and assess an active and vibrant body of
discussion-based and studio programs, centered on the museum’s permanent
collection and special exhibitions;
- collaborate with and oversee the School team, which includes ones staff
and 10 educators and teaching artists;
- work in partnership with other members of the Education Department, the
Curatorial staff and exhibiting artists, the Development and Security
departments, as well as schools;
- staff appropriate educators and teaching artists for each project;
- conceptualize professional development for the museum educators and
teaching artists;
- oversee the educators’ and teaching artists’ collaborative action
research;
- understand historical and current research in museum education and
disseminate museum’s practice through conferences, blogs and publications;
- network with peers from museum education departments, expand the museum’s
visibility in our diverse school communities and strengthen ties with the
NYC education community;
- assist on funding proposals and reporting;
- manage program budget;
- execute and refine the strategic plan for School Programs;
- assist on other projects as needed, working with colleagues throughout
the Education Department and the Museum.

Requirements
- a track record of innovation, vision and excellence in the field of
museum education and at least two years managerial experience in related
museum education work;
- advanced degree in Museum Education, Art Education, Art History, Museum
Studies or Arts Administration;
- strong organization and communication skills;
- outstanding interpersonal skills;
- an acute desire to learn and grow through this museum work;
- must be able to travel to school and community locations throughout the
borough;
- Note: Occasional evening and weekend work required.

How to apply
Email cover letter and resume to ledmondson@queensmuseum.org
Cc: jrodriguez@queensmuseum.org

Manager of School Programs [Queens Museum of Art]

Manager of School Programs, Queens Museum of Art

The Manager of School Programs is the leader of the team responsible for
the museum’s engagement with school-age children and their school-based
educators. School Programs include exhibition-based School Tours for
general education, inclusion and some self-contained special education
classes; a long-term school partnership with P.S. 144Q; residency programs
in public schools; professional development and resources for school-based
educators; and Partnership Gallery Exhibitions of work produced through the
above initiatives within the museum space dedicated to our community.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Education.

Responsibilities:
* conceive, implement, manage and assess an active and vibrant body of
discussion-based and studio programs, centered on the museum’s permanent
collection and special exhibitions;
* collaborate with and oversee the School team, which includes ones staff
and 10 educators and teaching artists;
* work in partnership with other members of the Education Department, the
Curatorial staff and exhibiting artists, the Development and Security
departments, as well as schools;
* staff appropriate educators and teaching artists for each project;
* conceptualize professional development for the museum educators and
teaching artists;
* oversee the educators’ and teaching artists’ collaborative action
research;
* understand historical and current research in museum education and
disseminate museum’s practice through conferences, blogs and publications;
* network with peers from museum education departments, expand the museum’s
visibility in our diverse school communities and strengthen ties with the
NYC education community;
* assist on funding proposals and reporting;
* manage program budget;
* execute and refine the strategic plan for School Programs;
* assist on other projects as needed, working with colleagues throughout
the Education Department and the Museum.

Requirements
* a track record of innovation, vision and excellence in the field of
museum education and at least seven years managerial experience in related
museum education work;
* advanced degree in Museum Education, Art Education, Art History, Museum
Studies or Arts Administration;
* strong organization and communication skills;
* outstanding interpersonal skills;
* an acute desire to learn and grow through this museum work;
* must be able to travel to school and community locations throughout the
borough;

Note: Occasional evening and weekend work required.

How to apply
Email cover letter and resume to ledmondson@queensmuseum.org

Director of Education [Queens Museum of Art]

Director of Education Queens Museum of Art

*Position Posting *

*Director of Education *

Queens Museum of Art is seeking a Director of Education to lead a team, of
nine staff members and fifteen educators, responsible for engaging the
public in learning through the museum’s collections, exhibitions and other
resources. Currently, the programmatic divisions are: Schools, Families and
After School, ArtAccess (for people with special needs) and New New Yorkers
(for adult immigrants).

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities*

*Education Responsibilities*
- Establish the vision and direction of a vibrant, highly collaborative,
community-focused group of educators;
- with the department staff and outside partners, conceive, implement,
manage and assess an active and vibrant body of discussion-based and studio
programs, centered on the museum’s permanent collection, special
exhibitions and other resources;
- establish and reestablish our pedagogy, which includes gallery practice,
studio practice and the relationship between the two;
- disseminate museum’s practice through public speaking and writing in the
form of presentations, conferences, blogs and publications to widely
represent the educational interests of the museum, travelling locally and
nationally as needed;
- network with peers from museum education departments, expand the museum’s
visibility in our diverse communities and strengthen ties with the broad
regional and national education community;
- understand and apply historical and current research in museum and art
education;
- oversee the staff’s, educators’ and teaching artists’ collaborative
action research and all other forms of assessment and evaluation needed to
insure the highest quality learning experiences;
- support and nurture the professional growth of each member of the
department and conceptualize professional development for the museum
educators and teaching artists;
- insure that the diverse cultures and varying abilities of our community
are appropriately met and challenged by our staff and programs;
- create an environment that fosters relationships across communities and
audiences;
- lead the department into becoming the most collaborative and
partnership-based museum education department possible;
- advise the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees on educational
matters, initiatives and programs.

*Administrative and Fundraising Responsibilities*
- oversee all education-related funding proposals and reporting;
- develop appropriate pricing and earned income opportunities to increase
revenue;
- develop and monitor departmental budgets, contracts, agreements and other
administrative documents;
- collaborate with and oversee the department team, which includes nine
staff, 15 educators and teaching artists and several interns who teach in
over five languages;
- oversee all staffing in the department, being primarily responsible for
all Manager hires and supporting the Managers in the staffing of all
Coordinator, Assistant, Educator and Intern positions;
- serve as the primary point person in Education for other members of the
museum, including the Executive Director, Curatorial staff, exhibiting
artists, Public Events staff, Development, Marketing and PR, Security,
Facilities and the Business Office;
- grow the programming to take advantage of an expanded museum space and
other learning opportunities in libraries, schools and community spaces;
- execute and refine strategic planning, by collaboratively determining the
future direction of the department;
- insure high quality and appropriate facilities for the programs to
improve the quality of experience for students;
- oversee the marketing and public relations of the programs through the
web, social media and print;
- assist on other projects and initiatives as needed, working with
colleagues throughout the Education Department and the Museum.

*Qualifications*
Master’s degree with significant experience and proven ability to develop
effective educational programs, grow and sustain meaningful relationships.
Demonstrated management, collaborative and budgeting skills. Excellent oral
and written communication skills.

*Application Instructions*
Please send a cover letter and resume to ledmondson@queensmuseum.org

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