Museum Educator

Full Time with Benefits
Seasonal Schedule:
October – May: Tues – Sat
June – September: Mon – Fri

Additional weekend and evening work required
Compensation commensurate with education and experience

This position reports to the Director of Education

The Museum Educator will create, implement, and evaluate a broad array of fun and interesting programs relevant to collections and exhibitions for families and the general public in collaboration with museum staff. Teaching responsibilities include developing and presenting studio art lessons and gallery talks for children, families, school groups, home school groups,
scouts, and general audiences. Administrative responsibilities include budgeting and reporting, lesson plan documentation, as well as planning, contracting with performers and coordinating logistical support for family festivals. Studio classroom responsibilities include organization,
maintenance, and supply inventory. Promotional responsibilities include maintaining electronic communication with audiences and drafting text for public relations and fundraising purposes. In addition, the Museum Educator will develop community partnership programs and special projects for target audiences, maintain the Children’s Gallery, and develop new interactives for
the space.

The successful candidate will:
*         Be innovative, flexible, and a motivated team player;
*         Demonstrate understanding of learning theories and their application;
*         Be proficient in Microsoft Office, digital media, and use of the Internet;
*         Communicate ideas in a clear and compelling manner, both verbally and in writing, with demonstrated skill in written communications;
*         Possess the ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously while remaining highly organized and detail oriented, with an ability to handle shifting priorities;
*         Follow through independently on routine responsibilities;
*         Work effectively with museum visitors, members, volunteers, and staff.

Interested applicants should submit the following via email to education[at]albanyinstitute[dot]org:

*         Letter of interest
*         Resume
*         List of three professional references with contact information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

No phone calls please.

BA or BFA in art education, studio art, design, museum education, or related field is required; MFA, MAT and/or New York State Teaching Certification is preferred. Classroom experience and familiarity with NYSED Standards in the Visual Arts is essential.

Physical requirements:
Often standing, carrying up to 50 lb., sitting, average walking, bending, stooping, crouching, climbing ladders, kneeling, balancing, pushing and pulling, crawling, computer and phone tasks.