Academic Programs Coordinator oversees Museum collaborations with institutions of higher learning; develops relationships with local colleges and universities; co-creates customized tours with college professors; and is the primary liaison between Museum staff and academic collaborators. S/he oversees a variety of programs for college and graduate students including professor’s open house, college social programs, academic symposium, and a Student Guide program. S/he will develop a cross-discipline, collection-based curriculum for college related programs. S/he recruits and trains Student Guides, schedules their gallery talks, and formally evaluates their work. S/he also organizes and/or conducts college tours; art-making workshops; gallery-based serial courses, professors open house, and symposiums.

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

As a member of the Adult Programs team the Academic Programs Coordinator also mentors two Intern Educators and advises them on their required research papers and gallery talks. Coordinator of Academic Programs reports to the Manager of Adult Programs.


Candidate must have an advanced degree in art history, museum education, visual arts administration, arts management, or related field. Minimum two years’ experience teaching with objects and leading tours for adults ages 16 and older in a museum or other relevant arts environment; excellent teaching and facilitation skills, as well as a minimum of two years’ experience coordinating and implementing public programs for adult audiences (gallery talks, film screenings, performances, art workshops, etc.)Must have excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with the adult programs team, professors, students, artists, and museum staff. Working knowledge of current issues in museum education, social justice, and academic practice is required. Candidate must be a team player and a creative self-starter and program developer who is well-organized and detail-oriented; can demonstrate strong writing skills; and is able to successfully work independently as well as collaboratively with educators, administrators, and curators.

Job Information
  • Brooklyn, New York, 11238, United States
  • 26467107
  • January 7, 2016
  • Academic Programs Coordinator
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Education
  • No
  • Full-Time
  • Master’s Degree