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Manager of Museum Education Programs

Description & Qualifications

The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) is looking for a highly organized, self-directed, and motivated individual to join our team as the Manager of Museum Educational Programs. This position oversees the planning, implementation, growth, and assessment of CMA’s current and future education programs. The Manager of Museum Education Programs is supported by a Programs Assistant.

 

 Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee all educational programs including: Art Colony, After School, WEE, and other fee-based programs.
  • Oversee free teen programs including Yak, GirlStories, and internships.
  • Oversee budgets for the above programs and track all programs against annual budget.
  • Create reports and analyze metrics to provide strategic thinking on new initiatives and program growth.
  • Communicate with parents and answer questions regarding CMA classes.
  • Work with Programs Assistant to process all registrations for all CMA classes, prepare and send out confirmation letter and waiver to parents, create class lists/allergy lists and registration packets for teachers, and maintain records of registrations and health forms.
  • Maintain CMA database with respect to class enrollment.
  • Coordinate all scheduled education programming with all other Museum departments.

After School, Art Colony, WEE:

  • Manage overall program and oversee Program Assistant in registration management.
  • Manage program budgets.
  • Review all class proposals and map out year-round class schedules.
  • Review and edit all lesson plans.
  • Plan and facilitate orientation.

Teen Programming:

  • Manage Yak and GirlStories programs and budgets. Participate in the planning, organizing, and scheduling of field trips, enrichment activities, special events and other year round program activities.
  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies.
  • Oversee program assessments.
  • Manage Teen Internship program.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Arts Education, Arts Administration, Child Development, or a related field preferred.
  • Programmatic and managerial experience in a museum or other non-profit organization in arts education, studio arts or other related field.
  • Detail oriented. Ability to multi-task, keep strict deadlines and handle shifting priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Able to work as part of a team of dedicated professionals. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must have a passion for working with children and families, and understanding visitors’ needs, engagement strategies, and educational principles.

 

 Working Conditions: We are a motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. Occasional weekend or evening hours are required of all staff. CMA is a fun and exciting place to work and there is room for promotion and growth.

 This is a full time exempt position. Salary is based on prior experience. CMA also offers a highly competitive benefits package.

How To Apply

To Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter to: hr@cmany.org.

All applications will be kept in confidence. No call, please.

Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. We are only seeking full time employees, not contracted firms. No recruiters please.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic background to apply.

Development Director

Description & Qualifications

The Development Director oversees the strategic and day-to-day fundraising efforts for all of CMA’s programs and special projects. The Development Director is a full-time employee responsible for identifying, soliciting, securing and stewarding support from individual, foundation, corporate, and government funders. Reporting to the Executive Director and working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, he/she will design and execute diverse strategies for renewing and increasing contributed support, identify new funding sources, and assist with cultivating relationships with current and prospective donors. He/she is responsible for overseeing two major fundraising events per year, an art auction in the fall primarily for adults and a spring benefit held at CMA for families, as well as smaller initiatives throughout the year. The Development Director supervises the Development Manager and a part-time, as needed, Grant Writer, to ensure each is meeting his or her goals.

 

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and the Deputy Director to develop and implement fundraising strategies to increase support from institutional funders on the local, state, and national levels
  • Research and prepare summary reports on prospective foundation, corporate and government funders
  • Prepare and submit timely grant proposals and budgets, donor acknowledgments, reports, and other communications and documents
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with institutional funders and government officials
  • Work closely with the Museum’s program and finance staff to 1) develop grant proposals and budgets, 2) collect and track information required for reports and proposals, and 3) ensure compliance with grant requirements
  • Research, cultivate and submit proposals for corporate sponsorship. In partnership with the Executive Director and the Development Manager, grow corporate relationships.
  • Expand CMA’s corporate membership program
  • Maintain and adapt the corporate deck as appropriate for sponsorship requests.
  • Work with the Development Manager to develop and implement an annual individual fundraising plan for the operating budget
  • Work with the Executive Director and Curator to arrange special events for the Director’s Circle, a small group of high-level donors.
  • Develop and implement annual appeal strategy
  • Work with the Development Manager to oversee strategy and execution of annual special events, including building host committees, soliciting in-kind donations, coordinating vendors and contracts, overseeing invitation design and distribution, managing income intake gift processing, and soliciting corporate sponsorships
  • Provide high-level support to board members and special event committeesWork closely with other members of the Museum’s administrative staff, including marketing, communications, and visitor services personnel, to ensure proper donor recognition and provision of corporate membership benefits
  • Maintain a grants calendar listing grant proposal and reporting deadlines, and enter and update information related to institutional support in the Museum’s fundraising database, PatronManager
  • Maintain and update required information on the federal, state and New York City grantee registration systems

 

 

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 6 years experience in New York City-based institutional giving with experience as a Manager
  • A proven track record of obtaining institutional support, preferably with an arts organization
  • A proven track record organizing and implementing fundraising eventsExceptional writing skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
  • Knowledge if fundraising database
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree preferred

 

Working Conditions: We are a motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. Occasional weekend or evening hours are required of all staff. CMA is a fun and exciting place to work and there is room for promotion and growth.

How To Apply

To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and 1 page writing sample to hr@cmany.org.

 

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately.

CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Bilingual Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

CMA is looking to hire a bilingual teaching artist who is proficient in Spanish, Mandarin, or Russian. Under the supervision of CMA’s Associate Director of Museum Programming, the Teaching Artist will have the following responsibilities:

 

Educational Responsibilities:

  • Maintain quality standards for studio and gallery programming, working to keep programs fresh and innovative with a focus on both creative exploration and technique/skill building.
  • Attend professional development trainings and meetings at CMA
  • Works with program managers to develop, plan, schedule and improve curriculum and programming, for school groups, summer camp, classes, community programs, and in-school residencies, as it relates to fine arts programming.
  • Implement effective classroom management strategies and an organized class structure
  • Cultivate and motivate students through using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them
  • Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to make their own works of art
  • Provide students with opportunities to interact and reflect upon artwork of their own, of their classmates, and of emerging and established artists by implementing visual thinking strategies and CMA’s pedagogy of look, make, share
  • Submit reflections, visual documentation, curriculum, and research on a regular basis.

 

Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Spanish, Mandarin, or Russian
  • Experience facilitating workshops for children and families
  • Adept at planning and implementing thematic lesson plans for diverse audiences, and flexibility in adapting
  • Outgoing, energetic, self-motivated, and passionate about art and its various contexts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail

How To Apply

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Associate Director of Museum Programming at kmcnally@cmany.org by Wednesday, August 23rd by 5:00pm. 

Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview.

RESTART Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

CMA is looking to hire a teaching artist for its RESTART Program. RESTART provides free weekly after school art classes to children living in transitional housing. CMA’s teaching artists bring art materials and workshops to participants, ages 3-15, inviting them to explore techniques in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and other mediums. Each program culminates with an exhibition of the participating children’s artwork and a reception for their families and friends. Teaching Artist should have a social practice and live or work in Brooklyn. The position required the TA to understand the needs of children living in transition and the issues impacting black lives in NYC.

 

Job Description: Under the supervision of CMA’s Director of Community Programs, the Teaching Artist will have the following responsibilities:

 

Educational Responsibilities

  • Create meaningful art experiences for students living in transition
  • Attend professional development trainings and meetings at CMA
  • Implement effective classroom management strategies and an organized class structure
  • Cultivate and motivate students through using interdisciplinary themes and making connections to their lives and the world around them
  • Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to make their own works of art
  • Provide students with opportunities to interact and reflect upon artwork of their own, of their classmates, and of emerging and established artists by implementing visual thinking strategies and CMA’s pedagogy of look, make, share
  • Submit reflections, visual documentation, curriculum, and research on a regular basis.

 

Requirements

  • Experience facilitating workshops for children and families
  • Adept at planning and implementing thematic lesson plans for diverse audiences, and flexibility in adapting
  • Outgoing, energetic, self-motivated, and passionate about art and its various contexts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Teaching Artist must have a social practice and live or work in Brooklyn

 

Time Commitment

Candidates must commit one day a week on Mondays from October 2nd, 2017 – June 7th, 2018. The class is from 5:00 pm – 7:00pm. One is paid for 2 hours for teaching, 1 hour for travel, and 1 hour for preparation. One must arrive to the site in Brownsville, Brooklyn at 4:00 pm. The partnership will culminate with a student art exhibit and visit to the museum.

How To Apply

Application Materials: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to Michelle Lopez, Director of Community Programs at mlopez@cmany.org by Wednesday, September 20th by 5:00pm.

 

The Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA): Mission

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists.

 Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview.

 

ARTogether Visit Facilitator

Description & Qualifications

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers. We work to fulfill our mission by providing authentic hands-on art experiences for children with artists, both in our art-filled interactive museum, in the community, and by collecting and exhibiting children’s art. We are committed to celebrating the artist in every child and promoting access to the arts for all children regardless of ability or socioeconomic status because we believe the arts are critical to child and youth development and to strong and vibrant communities.

The ARTogether program provides families who are receiving preventive services, in foster care working toward reunification, or building kinship relationships to bond, interact, and play together both on-site at CMA and off-site at different social service agencies. ARTogether is designed to provide engaging and interactive visits for families with children ages 1-12 years old.

The program is currently seeking a clinically trained facilitator to be paid hourly, according to contract. This position provides an opportunity to gain experience working in a unique community-based, family-centered program with families who are navigating NYC’s child welfare system. The facilitator will be scheduled to host visits on an as- needed basis and flexible weekend hours are required. Supervision by a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist is provided.

Responsibilities:

  • Engaging families in art and imaginative play activities in the museum and off-site at social services agencies
  • Working with participating heads of household to establish program participation 
goals
  • Providing feedback and support to families to ensure progress toward family 
goals
  • Documenting activities, observations, and family progress toward set goals
  • Collaborating with referring workers to best serve participants’ needs
  • Participating in community outreach opportunities

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, or Spanish preferred
  • Flexible evening and weekend schedule
  • Art Therapy, Social Service, or Human Service background
  • Must have experience working with children and families
  • Able to travel to serve families in agency settings through out NYC
  • Strong documenting skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

How To Apply

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Michelle López at ARTogether@cmany.org. 

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Media Lab STEAM Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is seeking a creative and enthusiastic part time Teaching Artist with a focus in 3D Printing, STEAM Technologies and Film/Animation. CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and professionally trained to develop and facilitate projects. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, teaching artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into workshop designs and curriculum.

The ideal candidate will feel comfortable leading classes and workshops in one or more of the following: LittleBits, Video Game Design, Arduino, 3D Printing and Coding. The ideal candidate should also have an expressed interest or basic level of experience in: Animation, Sound Design & Music, and Sculpture as these are elements of our daily programming.

CMA is an exhibition and hands on art-making space for young people ages 1-15 and their families. The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to introduce children and their families to the transformative power of the arts by providing opportunities to make art side-by-side with working artists. We work to fulfill our mission by providing authentic hands-on art experiences for children with artists, both in our art-filled interactive museum, in the community and by collecting and exhibiting children’s art.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work directly with Media Lab leadership team to develop new programs.
  • Design curriculum and facilitate workshops and classes.
  • Attend CMA Media Lab department meetings and CMA all-staff meetings.

Qualifications

  • Must be outgoing, energetic, flexible, positive, and passionate about art.
  • Background working with art materials and media equipment.
  • Experience in softwares including: LittleBits, Scratch, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, GarageBand, iStopmotion, Processing, Coding.
  • Experience as an educator and/or a genuine interest in working with students from ages 5-15.
  • Comfortable working in a public setting.
  • Must be self-directed and work well under minimal supervision.
  • Experience with app design and web design is a plus.

 

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Chloe Sun at csun@cmany.org.

All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.

Fine Arts Public Programs Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

Reporting to the Director of Fine Arts and Curator and Manager of Fine Arts, the Fine Arts Public Programs Artist is responsible for helping to develop the creative vision of the Fine Arts Department. He/She is responsible to support the Senior Teaching Artist and Manager of Fine Arts for the day-to-day management of the department’s programming of workshops in the Fine Arts Studio and Gallery. The successful candidate will work to strengthen CMA’s fine arts offerings as well as develop new programming initiatives that will keep CMA current and cutting edge.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Working with families and children of all ages in the Fine Arts Open Studio.
  • Maintain quality standards for studio and gallery programming, keeping programs fresh and innovative, with a focus on both creative exploration and technique/skill building.
  • Works with program managers to develop, plan, schedule and improve curriculum and programming, for school groups, summer camp, classes, community programs, and in-school residencies, as it relates to fine arts programming.
  • Assist in maintaining the organization of supplies, equipment and materials in Department. Orders supplies and equipment as needed.

Qualifications

  • Must be outgoing, energetic, self-motivated, and passionate about art.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching art to children between the ages of 10 months-15 yrs.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Film/Media or Multi-media is required, an M.A. or M.F.A in related field is preferred.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to work well with both children and adults.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects with staff and students.
  • Knowledge of NYC arts community as well as an appreciation and knowledge for traditional and contemporary artists and practices (in Fine Art or Media Arts)

 

How to Apply

This position is Fridays 11am – 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9am – 5pm, with the possibility for work other days. CMA seeks artists representing an expertise in a wide-variety of mediums.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: Larissa Mellor at lmellor@cmany.org

Community Programs Teaching Artist - Accessibility

Description & Qualifications

CMA’s community programs provide a supportive artistic environment for all children and families. Our programs inspire skills in looking, making and sharing ideas about art in a recreational setting. CMA’s current programs address the needs of families in the NYC child welfare system, families residing in public housing, as well as families of children with physical and developmental disabilities. Working with consulting professionals in art therapy and occupational therapy, CMA is considered a leader in building accessible art-based programming.

CMA’s key Community Programs include
ARTogether: CMA uses arts to rebuild trust and communication among families in the foster care system working towards reunification
RESTART: CMA brings multi-session free art programs for children living in transitional housing
INCLUSIVE WEEKEND CLASSES: Provides opportunities for children with physical disabilities and their siblings to participate in a family program.
Provides opportunities for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their siblings to participate in a family program. The Community Programs Teaching Artist plans and facilitates art-making workshops and classes for children and families in the above programs as well as new program initiatives in the community and schools throughout the year. The Community Programs Teaching Artists reports directly to the Director of Community Programs and work closely to collaborate with contracted occupational therapists and art therapists, fellow teaching artists and interns.

Additionally, the Community Programs Teaching Artist would work with participating families for program evaluations and goal setting. Responsibilities include coordinating documentation, photos and reports necessary for successful programming.

Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are expected to incorporate process, multi-sensory layers and visual supports into workshop designs and curriculum. Weekend hours are required. The Community Programs teaching artist position is paid hourly with approximately 15-20 hours per week. Initiatives may take place at the museum or at an off-site location.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years experience teaching art to children with special needs between the ages of 10 months-15 yrs as well as working with at risk families.
  • Graduate degree, or related experiences in fine arts, art therapy, special education, social work, or museum education.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Film/Media or Multi-media is required.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to work well with both children and adults.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively on projects with staff and students.
  • Knowledge of NYC arts community as well as an appreciation and knowledge for traditional and contemporary artists and practices (in Fine Art or Media Arts).
  • Must be outgoing, friendly and team player.
  • Strong written and verbal skills and able to communicate well with both adults and children.

 

How to Apply

Please send your resume, a brief cover letter, and samples of your artwork to: Michelle López, Director of Community Programs at mlopez@cmany.org. No phone calls please.

Media Lab Teaching Artist

Description & Qualifications

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Teaching Artist Assistant with a focus in sculpture and an interest in filmmaking/animation. This is an entry-level position, current students and graduates are encouraged to apply. CMA’s Teaching Artists are practicing artists and professionally trained to develop and facilitate projects. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, teaching artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into workshop designs.The ideal candidate will feel comfortable leading classes and workshops in the following: Clay Sculpture and Stop Motion Animation. This is an hourly, part-time weekend position with potential for ongoing opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties

  • Work directly with Media Lab leadership team to develop new programs.
  • Design curriculum and facilitate workshops and classes.
  • Attending CMA Media Lab department meetings and CMA all-staff meetings.

Qualifications

  • Strong sculptural background.
  • Must be self-directed and work well under minimal supervision.
  • Must be comfortable working with large volumes of people, particularly children.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Experience as an educator and/or a genuine interest in working with students ages 5-15.
  • Comfortable working in a public setting.
  • Must be outgoing, energetic, flexible, positive, and passionate about art.

 

 

How to Apply

Please write a one-page cover letter responding to the following:

Your interest in the Children’s Museum of the Arts and in this position
Your availability (days/times)
Please email your resume, cover letter and online samples of your work to: Chloe Sun, Media Lab Manager, csun@cmany.org

Eligible candidates will be contracted by phone or email for an interview. No recruiters please.

Education Internship

Description & Qualifications

Group Visits (Pre-K – 12th Grade) from schools and organizations implement CMA’s pedagogy of LOOK, MAKE, SHARE through an interactive tour of our contemporary art gallery followed by hands-on art-making in the Fine Arts Studio or Media Lab. Art-making is inspired by interdisciplinary themes in the exhibit. Visits culminate in a share of students’ artwork. Job Description Under the supervision of CMA’s Manager of School Programs, the Group Visits Intern will have the following responsibilities:

Educational Responsibilities & Opportunities to Gain Skills:

    • Attend training and professional development sessions both on-site and off-site
    • Gain skills to co-teach and lead Group Visits and integrate own artistic practice into teaching
    • Learn Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies to collaborate on designing Project-Based Learning (PBL) opportunities for a variety of learning styles, abilities, ages, and developmental goals
    • Conduct preparation and adaptations of art materials for multiple groups of students and class sizes
    • Serve as a host for our group visit guests by greeting and checking in groups and introducing students to CMA
    • Experiment with methods used in Museum Education’s Gallery Practices by providing students with opportunities to interact and reflect on art in the exhibit by implementing inquiry methods such as visual thinking strategies, designing tactile models, and interactive looking
    • Discover ways that exhibits support interdisciplinary themes and strands in core subjects
    • Apply research in Common-Core to make learning relevant and an integral part of classroom learning, then cultivate opportunities throughout the lesson to draw on these connections
    • Encourage students to apply their observations, reflections, critical thinking, and creativity to make their own works of art
    • Implement classroom management strategies and systems such as Positive Behavior Support and Visual Supports while allowing for opportunities for students to be self-regulating and creative problem-solvers
    • Facilitate group dismissal process and encourage ways that school staff might continue the museum experience when they return to the classroom
    • Maintain a tracking system of reflections along with supporting scholarly research
    • Document art-making process through photography and reporting
    • Give a Collaborative Action Research (CAR) final presentation on internship findings and reflections to CMA Staff Additional Potential Responsibilities (in other areas of School Programs)
    • Teach arts partnerships that take place off-site at public, private, and special needs schools or community-based locations, which may require evening or weekend hours
    • Contribute to overall museum initiatives at the discretion of your supervisor

Requirements

  • Outgoing, energetic, self-motivated, and passionate about art and its various contexts
  • Organized and detail orientated
  • Possesses strong leadership qualities and experiences
  • Ability to collaborate with other
  • Open and receptive to feedback and suggestions
  • Flexible and determined to problem-solve
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills Time Commitment: Candidates must be able to commit to 3 – 5 weekdays for Group Visits from 9:00am – 1:00pm. Course Credit: This internship can, in some cases, be taken for in-program credit with the approval of your academic advisor.

 

How To Apply

Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and images of personal artwork, and days of availability to zahmed@cmany.org.

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