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The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge and ideas.
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City – The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and the Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.
About the Department
The Met’s Department of Education – dedicated to making art meaningful and accessible for everyone-is central to the mission and currently presents over 39,000 programs a year to an audience of over 845,000. The Department is a national and international leader in museum-based education and public programming, pushing boundaries through continuous innovation and experimentation. Programs include high school and college internships that promote career development and diversity; Pre-K-12 educator programs that train teachers to integrate art into curricula across disciplines; performances, concerts, lectures and symposia that feature preeminent artists and scholarship; daily tours in multiple languages, and so much more.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks a dynamic Assistant Educator, Family and Teen Programs to join our Family and Teen Programs team within the Teaching and Learning division of the Education Department, contributing towards our work with multi generational audiences. Family and Teen Programs at The Met provide activities and resources that inspire young people and adults to explore the Museum’s collection and their own creativity. From large-scale multicultural festivals to art-making workshops and programs, these programs bring to life over 5,000 years of art in welcoming, multi generational environments. The Assistant Educator, Family and Teen Programs will lead planning for the area’s large-scale events and portfolio of art-making programs, grow and sustain partnerships with other cultural institutions, and collaborate with the team on ongoing programs and projects.
The Assistant Educator, Family and Teen Programs works with a dynamic group of colleagues across the Museum and reports to the Educator, Family and Teen Programs.
This is a permanent, full-time position. Some early morning, evening, and weekend hours required.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
• Advocate for family and teen learning and engagement within the Museum, establishing and sustaining relationships with peers and strategic partners inside and outside the walls of the institution.
• Develop and implement the strategy and pedagogy for high quality, high impact large-scale programs for youth audiences at The Met.
• Plan and execute five large-scale events and portfolio of ongoing Family and Teen Programs, meeting deadlines, calibrating program volume to visitor needs and Museum resources, ensuring that programs are innovative, relevant, and aligned with the Museum’s mission and strategy. Collaborate and communicate with staff across Education and the Museum to plan and implement programs.
• Identify key audiences for programs and develop and implement effective engagement strategies to maximize visibility and reach in order to make The Met more accessible to a broader, more diverse audience. Collaborate with external groups to expand out of school time programming and learning opportunities.
• Develop and monitor budgets, oversee and track statistics, and mine data to identify participation trends and inform resource allocation and workflow. Prepare funding reports and other regular updates.
• Oversee all logistics regarding implementation of programs, including overseeing contractual, travel-related, administrative, and financial requirements for program participants;
• Produce content for print and online materials and work to promote and heighten awareness of the work of School and Educator programs.
• Supervise and evaluate contract educators.
• Identify evaluation and research priorities for programs; design and carry out studies; analyze and report on results, applying these to strategic program decisions.
• Regularly teach in Family and Teen Programs as well as programs for a variety of audiences, including school groups and adults.
• Recruit, train, and supervise interns and volunteers who support Family and Teen Programs to ensure high quality visitor experiences.
• Initiate and sustain productive relationships with colleagues in the Education Department and other departments across the Museum to leverage expertise.
• Other duties as assigned.
Experience and Skills:
• Minimum 3 years of experience working in art museums.
• Demonstrated excellence teaching with original works of art in a gallery setting for a variety of audiences, including family and teen groups.
• Demonstrated experience setting strategic goals for public programs, prioritizing tasks to support these goals, and implementing and evaluating outcomes for such programs.
• Evidence of well-developed collaborative skills and of experience leading teams through complex projects.
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, logistically complex activities simultaneously within a museum setting.
• Ability to strategically build audiences for programs and develop promotional vehicles.
• Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively and professionally with different constituencies, verbally and in writing. This includes: excellence in customer service, motivated and personable stance towards visitors and colleagues, and a demonstrable desire and ability to effectively engage with families and teens in the Museum.
• Excellent budget management and analytical skills.
Knowledge and Education:
• Master’s degree in museum education, art history, studio art, or related field.
• Demonstrated passion for family and teen learning in art museums and knowledge of current theories and practices, programming, and informal learning related to these audiences.
• Demonstrated understanding of how to build and sustain collaborations with external groups.
• Knowledge of and experience with studio practice, gallery teaching, and pedagogy.
• Exceptional organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Full command of Microsoft Office Suite and solid computer skills required.
Please apply at Careers@metmuseum.org