Job Opening – Director, Digital Learning (10/2011)

2011 October 1

The Museum of Modern Art
New York, New York

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for a Director of Digital Learning.  This is a key position within the Education Department as digital technologies continue to rapidly emerge and the field of education is radically transforming.  The Director of Digital Learning plays a significant role working collaboratively with other departments to fulfill MoMA’s potential for online art, educational and revenue generating initiatives that fulfill MoMA’s mission to help people enjoy and understand modern and contemporary art.

Under the director of the Deputy Director for Education, the Director of Digital Learning builds upon MoMA’s outstanding on-site educational resources and programs to fulfill strategic short and long term vision for MoMA’s educational offerings that align with institutional priorities and works collaboratively with audience and content specialists to identify opportunities to leverage MoMA’s educational programmatic content for a Web 2.0 world and to implement new online content resources.  These initiatives may be free resources or may provide new revenue streams as appropriate.  Current examples include, producing revenue generating on-line courses that mirror on-site courses, a website for informal learners (teachers, students) that provides thematic resources for teaching and learning with MoMA’s collection for all to use, and an app for younger learners based successful on-site learning activities. Also oversees production of video documentation of MoMA programs to raise visibility of the rich range of learning opportunities and their effect on participants.

Specific responsibilities include:

– Collaborates with curators, educators, digital media, digital publications and communications colleagues to identify exhibition or collection related opportunities to develop complementary on-line resources (websites, blogs, etc.) that complement on-site exhibitions. Assists in assessing key institutional digital projects as part of a cross-departmental team.

– Works with education department colleagues to research and evaluate the effectiveness of online learning content and educational sites and better understand the evolving on-line learning environment and audiences.   Develops training and resources for education staff to enhance abilities to respond to, evaluate and use emerging technologies and social media (twitter, MoMA’s blog).

– Uses current technologies and social media platforms to raise awareness of MoMA’s educational programs and works closely with Marketing and Communications and Development departments.

– Manages digital learning budget to ensure that projects are within scope and resources are strategically and effectively used to further MoMA’s digital goals.

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree in Educational Technology, Art History, Museum Studies or relevant and minimum 8 years’ relevant experience in educational technology in museums, higher education, schools or online learning environments or equivalent.  Teaching experience and knowledge of the field of museum education preferred.  Demonstrated innovation in the uses of emerging technologies for educational goals.  Demonstrated experience in working successfully as part of a team.   Knowledge and demonstrated experience in developing online courses, instructional design, educational video production (including basic editing skills), website development, learning management systems, blogging software, app production, game development, and awareness of the potential of emerging platforms for future educational projects.  Experience shaping content and design of online materials to ensure learning effectiveness in an on-line environment working collaboratively with education staff, curators, designers, digital media and publications colleagues, marketing and communications colleagues, and outside providers.    Project management and budget management experience. Demonstrated experience with development of curriculum and teaching with objects, design and new forms of contemporary art practices. Knowledge of both historical and contemporary visual art.    Experience with basic video and audio editing software (such as Audacity, Garageband, and iMovie), screencapture software (such as Camtasia, Screenflow), and content management systems (such as WordPress).

Please submit resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to   Please reference the position title in the subject line.

The Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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