Job Opening – Manager of School Programs (09/2012)

2012 September 4

Queens Museum of Art
Queens, New York

The Manager of School Programs is the leader of the team responsible for the museum’s engagement with school-age children and their school-based educators. School Programs include exhibition-based School Tours for general education, inclusion and some self-contained special education classes; a long-term school partnership with P.S. 144Q; residency programs in public schools; professional development and resources for school-based educators; and Partnership Gallery Exhibitions of work produced through the above initiatives within the museum space dedicated to our community.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Education.

Responsibilities
– conceive, implement, manage and assess an active and vibrant body of discussion-based and studio programs, centered on the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions;
– collaborate with and oversee the School team, which includes ones staff and 10 educators and teaching artists;
– work in partnership with other members of the Education Department, the Curatorial staff and exhibiting artists, the Development and Security departments, as well as schools;
– staff appropriate educators and teaching artists for each project;
– conceptualize professional development for the museum educators and teaching artists;
– oversee the educators’ and teaching artists’ collaborative action research;
– understand historical and current research in museum education and disseminate museum’s practice through conferences, blogs and publications;
– network with peers from museum education departments, expand the museum’s visibility in our diverse school communities and strengthen ties with the NYC education community;
– assist on funding proposals and reporting;
– manage program budget;
– execute and refine the strategic plan for School Programs;
– assist on other projects as needed, working with colleagues throughout the Education Department and the Museum.

Requirements
– a track record of innovation, vision and excellence in the field of museum education and at least seven years managerial experience in related museum education work;
– advanced degree in Museum Education, Art Education, Art History, Museum Studies or Arts Administration;
– strong organization and communication skills;
– outstanding interpersonal skills;
– an acute desire to learn and grow through this museum work;
– must be able to travel to school and community locations throughout the borough;
– Note: Occasional evening and weekend work required.

How to apply

Email cover letter and resume to ledmondson@queensmuseum.org.
cc: jrodriguez@queensmuseum.org

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