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Museum Educator, Early Childhood & Family Learning [Rubin Museum of Art]

Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street, New York, New York, 10011
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Museum Educator, Early Childhood & Family Learning – Part Time

SUMMARY
The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning,
promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas,
cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia. Now in its eighth year, the museum
welcomes over 200,000 visitors annually and has over 6,000 members. The
museum’s preeminent collection includes works of art from present-day
Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, and the
Tibetan Plateau. The pace is lively with more than ten changing exhibitions
and more than 250 public programs a year.

Early Childhood and Family Learning at the Rubin Museum of Art incorporates
all family and early childhood (preschool) programs for school groups and
general public including: drop-in family workshops home school programs,
preschool group workshops, family days, birthday party workshops, and early
childhood and family resource development. The Museum Educator will work
with Education staff to gather and approve content for projects and develop
and implement programs. Program curricula will address overall Museum and
departmental goals.

RESPONSIBLITIES:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
 Under the direction of the Manager of Early Childhood and Family Learning,
develop, document and implement programs such as Yak Packers, Family Art
Labs, Birthday Parties, Families Days, and Preschool Workshops.
 Collaborate with Education staff to develop curricula that complement the
Rubin Museum’s collection and help families, early childhood educators, and
early learners form authentic and personal connections to the art of the
Himalayas.
 Evaluate and revise lesson plans, art-projects, and the program
activities. Conduct assessment of program effectiveness through student work
and family interaction.
 Adapt curricula to specific early childhood populations.
 Coordinate schedules and collaborate with other museum educators and
teaching artists.
 Participate in trainings related to new exhibitions.
 Maintain and organize supply inventory and request supplies as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS
 B.A. required, M.A./MS.Ed preferred (in Education, Early Childhood
Education, Art Education).
 Must have experience working with young children (2-6 years of age) and
families.
 Must be available to work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and some
Saturdays.

SALARY
 $13 per hour, commensurate with experience.
 20 hours per week.

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION
 Complete resume, including salary history and salary requirements.
 Summarize your relevant qualifications for this specific position and
separately address each of the Qualification points. No generic statements
please.

APPLICATIONS
 Indicate Museum Educator, Early Childhood & Family Learning on the Subject
Line of Email or in body of cover letter.
 Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at
jobs@rmanyc.org
 Mailed applications – Manager, Human Resources, Rubin Museum of Art, 150
West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011

The Rubin Museum of Art is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks diversity
in its staff.

Coordinator, School Programs [Rubin Museum of Art]

Coordinator, School Programs
Immediate Opening

Summary:
The Rubin Museum of Art is a nonprofit cultural and educational institution
dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. Its mission is to establish, present,
preserve, and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality,
complexity, and historical significance of Himalayan art and to create
exhibitions and programs designed to explore connections with other world
cultures.

Reporting to the Manager, School Programs, the School Programs Coordinator’s
primary responsibility is Thinking Through Art (TTA), the museum’s in-depth,
multi-session arts residency program for K-12 schools, as well as the
training and support of the program’s team of Teaching Artists. Working
closely with the Head of Education & Visitor Experience, School Programs
Manager, Teaching Artists, and classroom teachers, the coordinator designs
and implements arts-integrated residency curricula that meet the needs of
each unique classroom and school environment. The Coordinator organizes and
leads Professional Development seminars and trainings for TTA teaching
artist, volunteers, and participating teachers.

The Coordinator is also involved in the planning and teaching of other
School Programs for K-12 visitors including guided museum tours, art
workshops, educator open houses, professional development workshops,
Pre-Visit Lessons, and three-session museum school collaborations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

* Coordinates and participates in all aspects of Thinking Through Art (TTA),
the museum’s in-depth, multi-session arts residency program for K-12
schools.
* Coordinates schedules and supervises Teaching Artists, conducts
evaluations and assessments of off-site programs to ensure all programs meet
museum standards as well as special grant objectives and goals.
* Works towards expanding school programs in future years to involve a
greater numbers of school partnerships.
* Teaches a minimum of four classes per semester off-site in TTA partner
schools.
* Actively engages in Pre-Visit, gallery education, and art workshop
programs
* Prepares reports and evaluations of School Programs
* Assists with professional development opportunities for educators and
other professional groups at the Museum.
* Conducts outreach to schools, teachers and other target K-12 audiences.
* Works collaboratively with all Museum staff, other museums and public
institutions to build collaborative relationships and create innovative
programming opportunities.
* Represents the Museum at special events, professional conferences, and
other appropriate events and activities.
* Works collaboratively with all Museum staff and departments as appropriate
and needed to ensure Museum’s goals for offering engaging, informative and
accessible visitor experiences.
* Provides general assistance with the Education Department’s daily
operations.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
* M.A. or M.S. Ed in Art or Museum Education, General Education, Visual Art
or Art History
* 2 – 3 years of museum education experience
* Knowledge of NYCDOE systems and practices
* Knowledge of national, state & local educational standards for Art and
Social Studies
* Ability to interface smoothly and professionally with the general public,
K-12 groups, and museum colleagues
* Excellent organization, communication, and writing skills

Salary Level
* $36,000 – $38,000, commensurate with experience
* Competitive benefits package

Please provide the following as part of your application:
* Complete resume, including salary history and salary requirements.
* Summarize your relevant qualifications for this specific position. No
generic statements please.

Applications
* Indicate Coordinator, School Programs on the Subject Line of Email or in
body of cover letter.
* Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at
jobs@rmanyc.org<mailto:jobs@rmanyc.org>
* Mailed applications – Manager, Human Resources, Rubin Museum of Art, 150
West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011

Coordinator, Educational Resources [Rubin Museum of Art]

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
Employment Opportunity
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, New York, 10011

Immediate Opening

Coordinator, Educational Resources
Reports to Head of Education & Visitor Experience

Summary:
The Rubin Museum of Art, opened October, 2004, is a non-profit cultural and educational institution dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of Himalayan Art. Reporting to the Head of Education & Visitor Experience, the Coordinator, Educational Resources researches themes, ideas, educational objectives, models, and interpretive strategies for gallery and web activity. Working closely with the Education, Visitor Experience, Design, and Curatorial Departments, this individual delivers educational resources in galleries, evaluates interpretive tools for visitor needs, and manages the content and presentation of educational material and web-based curricula for the RMA website.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Conceptualize and produce interpretive aides, texts, displays, and digital media for use by diverse audiences including:
* Audio tours and podcasts in collaboration with the Curatorial and Education teams.
* Resource material and interactive experiences in the museum’s Explore areas (both digital, web, and object-based).
* Provide content and strategy for activities, curriculum and other necessary educational materials to support RMA educators, outreach, programs and events
* Coordinate and implement educational content on shared websites such as YouTube, ArtBabble, iTunes, and internal staff training websites
* Coordinate, edit and maintain the Rubin Museum of Art’s Education blog
* Maintain and Implement Audio Tour Equipment and collaborate with vendors.
* Project manage various activities simultaneously.
* Oversee and coordinate the museums touch collection, study collection, and stocks of interpretive materials within Explore Areas and Interpretation Bags (Yak Packs & Guide Bags).
* Coordinate content management system for all Educational web pages on the RMA website, and update content frequently.
* Support the training of guide and volunteer staff as needed on educational resource materials.
* Review and evaluate RMA educational resources.
* Assist the Museum, as requested, in its work with other museums and institutions.
* Represent Education in various Curatorial, Design, and other departmental meetings.
* Represent the Museum at special events, professional conferences, and other appropriate events and activities.
* Perform other duties as assigned.

Salary Level
* $35,000-$37,000, commensurate with experience
* Competitive benefits package

Qualifications
* B.A. in Art History, Anthropology, Design, Educational Technology, Masters preferred
* Working knowledge of Audio and Video Editing (Garage Band, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.)
* Working knowledge of blogging interface and software (WordPress, etc.) and facility with online social media
* Comfortable working on both Mac and PC Platforms
* Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills required for ongoing communication with the Museum public
* Strong MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel)
* Strong writing skills
* A self starter and team player with a “can do” attitude.
* Excellent organizational skills and a keen eye for details
* Knowledge of the Himalayas a plus
* Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills.

Please provide the following as part of your application:
* Complete resume, including salary history and salary requirements.
* Summarize your relevant qualifications for this specific position. No generic statements please.

Applications
* Indicate Coordinator, Educational Resources on the Subject Line of Email or in body of cover letter.
* Applications in electronic format preferred, and accepted at jobs[at]rmanyc[dot]org
* Mailed applications – Manager, Human Resources, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, New York, New York 10011

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