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Department: Education and Public Engagement Department
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Union Position: No
Salary: $85,000-$95,000
Reports to: Keith Haring Director of Education and Public Engagement

Role Summary:
The Department of Education and Public Engagement furthers the New Museum’s role as a center for today’s art and ideas, and a catalyst for exchange between contemporary artists and the public.

The Assistant Director of Education (ADE) oversees the Department’s teen and family programs, exhibition tours, and school and community partnerships. As the Museum prepares for its architectural expansion, anticipated to open in 2025, the ADE will work closely with the Director of Education and Public Engagement to develop the vision and goals for these program areas in the expanded building, as well as their operating and evaluation systems.

The ADE will use their expertise to deepen the Department’s work with young people and the communities surrounding the Museum. Additionally, they will collaboratively integrate these audiences into the Department’s artist residency program and other special projects at the intersection of artistic practice and community engagement. Often acting as a liaison between the Museum and its publics, they will cultivate and sustain strong relationships with artists, community organizations, educators, and researchers.

The ADE supervises full and part-time staff members who support teen and family programs, exhibition tours, and school and community partnerships.

Working hours will be 40 hours/week, 10:00am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends required. The ADE reports to the Director of Education and Public Engagement.

Conceptualize, develop, and implement teen and family programs, exhibition tours, and school and community partnerships.
Hire, train, and supervise staff members and teaching artists to advance programmatic vision and goals.
Build relationships with community stakeholders in the neighborhoods surrounding the Museum and develop new partnerships and programs in collaboration with them.
Demonstrate initiative in researching and integrating new approaches to community engagement and museum teaching.
Develop and manage program budgets. Work on grant proposals and reports.
Collaborate with marketing and communications staff to promote programs, share stories emerging from the department’s work, and engage audiences.

Qualifications and Skills:
Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or Fine Art preferred, or equivalent work experience
5-7 years of experience in art education; 3 years of supervisory experience; and advanced knowledge of contemporary art and teaching theories and strategies
Ability to envision, strategize and execute multiple projects simultaneously; exemplary oral and written communication skills
Experience in staff management and mentorship, project management, program development, and budgeting
Knowledge of education evaluation methods and experience using them to measure impact and improve programs
Demonstrated commitment to values of access and inclusion and the ability to work respectfully with staff members, artists, and audiences of diverse ages, backgrounds, experiences, and identities
Established relationships with local cultural and community organizations desired but not required
Knowledge of the NYC educational ecosystem also desired by not required
Language skills, especially languages spoken in the neighborhoods surrounding the Museum (Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese), are a plus

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

Interested candidates should apply by sending an application with their resume and cover letter HERE.


Department: Curatorial
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Union Position: Yes
Grade Level: 1
Salary: $52,024.73
Reports to: Artistic Director

Role Summary:
The Curatorial Assistant will provide support to the Curators and the Artistic Director, to ensure the smooth functioning of day-to-day operations and exhibition preparation within the Department. This is a full-time, non-exempt union-represented position subject to the terms of the Museum’s agreement with Local 2110, UAW, and is eligible for the New Museum’s employee benefits programs. The salary for this position is $ 52,024.73. This position is a temporarily hybrid role and requires working onsite 3 days a week.

Provide administrative / office support to the Artistic Director and Curators, including responding to inquiries, coordinating travel for Curators and Artistic Director, expense reporting and reconciliation, upkeep of physical and electronic files, recording meeting minutes, sorting mail, and managing / responding to phone messages. In general, the incumbent will work proactively to implement efficiencies within the Curatorial Department, working with the team to develop processes and guidelines for the department.

Provide exhibition coordination support to the Artistic Director, Curators, and Exhibitions Department, including preliminary research, managing exhibition checklists, assisting with lender lists and the loan process, exhibition design, obtaining archive materials, procuring equipment, and circulating / tracking touring exhibition documents. Coordinate studio visits, gather and organize portfolios.

Assist the Artistic Director and Curators on commissions, productions, and realization of new artworks by liaising with artists, their studios, galleries and fabricators.

Provide support for the exhibition publication process including keeping track of publication schedules, corresponding with authors, designers, printers, and publishers. Produce and proofread object labels and interpretative texts for exhibitions and exhibition publications, according to New Museum standards, including adherence to the Museum’s established style guide.

Assemble clear and well-designed exhibition and curatorial PPT presentations for Board, staff, fundraising, and external purposes.

Liaise with the Development and Education and Public Engagement Departments on guest list management, fundraising events, and exhibition-related public programs, and communicate with artists, galleries, and patrons.

Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree (MA preferable) in art history or curatorial studies.
Minimum of 3 years of administrative or project coordination experience in museums or galleries.
Excellent written, editorial, and oral skills. Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously.
Thorough understanding of local, national, and international contemporary art scenes.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint; fluency in Photoshop and SketchUp. Experience in list and calendar management.
Diplomacy, confidentiality, and teamwork skills are essential.

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role.

Interested candidates should apply by sending an application with their resume and cover letter .

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