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Senior Manager, Public Programs [American Museum of Natural History]

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent
scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the
Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and
disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the
universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research,
education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and
scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire
planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

Senior Manager, Public Programs

The Senior Manager, Public Programs works with the Public Programs
division of the Education Department, and reports to the Associate
Director of Public Programs. This position oversees the direction and
management of major cultural programs and festivals. The Senior Manager
also contributes to the conceptualization and planning of the overall
programming vision managing staff, building audiences and strategically
integrating community and internal resources to maximize cultural and
educational impact. The events produced by the Senior Manager encompass
various mediums of expression, including performances, lectures,
demonstrations, discussions, conversations, workshops, and hands-on
activities. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

● Create, innovate, develop, and implement cultural and scientific
programs that draw large and diverse audiences in the highly competitive
NYC events landscape
● Collaborate with Museum curators and outside experts in
conceptualizing and developing innovative program ideas
● Contribute to the overall planning and strategy for the public
programs area
● Manage support staff, office assistants, and other programming
contractors, interns, and volunteers
● Build and present programs through strong relationships with a
variety of community organizations, individuals, and institutions
● Manage relationships and expand local, national, and
international networks for program participants and audiences
● Develop and oversee program budgets
● Collaborate with other Museum departments on writing public and
private fundraising proposals and final reports
● Give media interviews when appropriate
● Conceive and draft key program “take-away” messages and
educational/program materials
● Constantly engage in arts and cultural programming in NYC,
keeping abreast of innovation in the field, locally and beyond

Qualifications:
● Track record of success in program development, audience
development, and successful grant seeking.
● Proven track record of strategic planning for and execution of a
full season of programs across diverse topics and art/presentation
formats
● Demonstrated excellence in crafting and communicating an
overarching strategic vision for a diverse and interconnected series of
programs
● Strong history of creating and articulating core content themes
and goals that provide a context, rationale, and cohesive framework for
a broad series of events
● Extensive experience managing staff
● At least 10 years of programming experience with demonstrated
excellence in producing top quality events with exceptional community
organizations and performers as well as high profile artists and talent
● Established reputation in arts and cultural professional
networks; significant personal experience with and professional
connection to marquis-name talent
● History of innovative and groundbreaking work and thinking,
particularly in projects that require extensive collaboration and
cross-disciplinary approaches―demonstrated track record of originating
new kinds of programs and ideas, robust portfolio of
“outside-the-box” programs and events
● Bachelor’s Degree required in a field connected to the scope
of the Museum’s mission, Master’s Degree in Arts Administration or
related field preferred
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, and work
with a variety of people inside and outside the Museum

Applicants interested in applying may send their resume, specifying
salary history and requirements to: publicprograms@amnh.org
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum encourages Women, Minorities,
Persons with Disabilities, Vietnam Era and Disabled Veterans to apply.
The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color,
national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.
If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please
call the Office of Human Resources.
Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are
only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best
fit the needs of the open position.

Senior Manager of Tour and Explainer Programs [American Museum of Natural History]

American Museum of Natural History
Senior Manager of Tour and Explainer Programs
American Museum of Natural History
The Senior Manager of Tour and Explainer Programs is a key member of the
Volunteer Staff Team, which manages over 1000 Museum volunteers.
The position is directly responsible for teaching, training, managing and
evaluating approximately 250 volunteers who are Tour Guides, Earth and Space
Explainers, Fossil Explainers and Explainers in special exhibitions.
Responsibilities include:
– Schedule public and special tours
– Schedule Explainers in Fossil halls, Earth and Space halls and special
exhibitions
– Oversee the Science Sense Program for blind and visually impaired visitors
– Train and prepare volunteers to work in special exhibitions twice a year
– Recruit volunteers for special events
– Lead special projects, as needed
Other responsibilities include:
– Managing volunteer office staff and procedures
– Organize Monthly Volunteer Enrichment lecture Series
– Assist with administrative badging process of new volunteers
– Ongoing communication with all volunteers
Required Qualifications:
– Must be able to work and multi-task in high traffic, fast-paced
environment
– Must be flexible and be able to problem solve in real time
– Patience and people skills are a necessity
– Professionalism is needed for interaction with all levels of museum staff,
volunteers and visitors on a daily basis
– Demonstrated ability to teach adults in an informal learning setting
– Leadership skills and supervisory experience
– 3-5 years experience working in a museum environment
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in anthropology,
education, museum studies, or a natural science field. A master’s degree (or
working towards it) is strongly preferred.
Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to
volunteeroffice@amnh.org or mail to: American Museum of Natural History
ATTN: Department of Volunteer Services
79th Street at Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Discovery Room Assistant Coordinator [American Museum of Natural History]

Title: Discovery Room Assistant Coordinator
Department: Education Department, American Museum of Natural History
Full time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent
scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum
has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate
information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through
a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The
Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which
serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the
world’s cultures.

The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an
interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the
scenes look at its science. Every major field of Museum science and
research, from anthropology to zoology, is represented. Children,
accompanied by adults, can explore an array of artifacts and specimens,
puzzles, and scientific challenges.

The Assistant Coordinator maintains communications with and plans schedules
for a diverse staff of more than 80 volunteer, intern and part-time
facilitators to ensure the smooth daily operations of the room. The
Assistant Coordinator teaches in all of the room’s programs and serves as a
supervising facilitator during open hours.

Requirements:

* Bachelor’s degree in a Natural Science, Anthropology or Education field,
Master’s degree preferred.
* Demonstrated ability to teach children and adults in an informal learning
setting
* Computer literate (both Mac and Windows preferred)
* Leadership skills and supervisory experience
* Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
* Administrative skills (coordinating daily schedule of part-time and
volunteer staff)
* Team Player, imaginative, organizational skills

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Serve as supervising facilitator during Discovery Room open hours;
facilitate visitor experiences; explain activities and rules to visitors,
volunteers and interns.
* Occasional weekend work is required.
* Teach during school programs, PD workshops, VIP functions and other
programs as needed.
* Coordinate daily volunteer schedules and the Discovery Room events
calendar to ensure appropriate staffing coverage for all of the room’s
functions
* Assist in the planning of training and enrichment opportunities for
Discovery Room volunteers.
* Maintain visitation data spreadsheets and generate monthly and annual
visitation reports.
* Perform basic animal care duties such as watering, cleaning and feeding of
a small collection of invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians.
* Assist in maintaining room equipment, exhibit pieces, worksheets and
supplies in good working order.
* Other duties as assigned

For more information and to apply:

careers.amnh.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=50557

Program Assistant/Teacher-in-Training [American Museum of Natural History]

Program Assistant/Teacher-in-Training Job Description

The Science and Nature Program (SNP) at the American Museum of Natural
History aims to enhance children’s understanding of and respect for
the natural world, and to encourage development of initial skills of
scientific inquiry.  The Program educates children aged 2 to 12 and
their parents and teachers about life sciences, paleontology, astronomy,
and anthropology.  The Program Assistant supports SNP educators in the
teaching of science and nature during the school day and after school.

Duties include:
●Assist Head Teachers in the classroom.
●Work with staff to plan activities, set up for classes, gather
teaching specimens and equipment, and maintain model classroom
environment.
●Contribute to the development and documentation of curriculum.
●Assist in the maintenance of live animals in their habitats.
●Support the Director and staff in all administrative aspects of
maintaining the Program.

Qualifications:  Teaching experience with young children in educational
settings and/or museums is required. A Master’s degree (or someone
working towards a Master’s) is preferred.  Must be computer literate;
proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop and other
computer applications required.  Must have an interest in children,
science, live animals, and museums.  While a formal background in
science is not required, the candidate should show an interest in
science and in the specific challenges of teaching science to very young
children.  A sense of humor and flexibility is necessary.  Other
language speakers, especially Spanish, is useful.

Full-time/Part-time positions available starting July, 2011.
Please email your cover letter, resume, and references to:
Jane Kloecker, Director  jkloecker@amnh.org
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/
Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum encourages Women, Minorities,
Persons with Disabilities, Vietnam Era and Disabled Veterans to apply.

The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color,
national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual
orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please
call the Office of Human Resources.

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are
only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best
fit the needs of the open positions.

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