Reporting to the Curator, the Director of Museum Programming shapes vision and strategy for educational programs in media and fine arts to create transformative experiences for children and their families. This position oversees the programs staff and maintains a global perspective to ensure CMA is delivering the highest quality programming. The successful candidate will foster a culture of learning in the museum that emphasizes interdisciplinary dialogue, innovative approaches to teaching and evaluation methods, creativity, and risk-taking.
This position requires a self-motivated, organized, creative problem-solver with excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to manage time and motivate people, and an aptitude for cross disciplinary thinking that embraces new art forms and media technologies. The candidate must have museum or classroom teaching experience and the ability to design programs for diverse audiences in an informative and engaging manner.
Primary Responsibilities & Duties:
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 range is $48,000-$50,000, based on prior experience. CMA also offers a highly competitive benefits package.
How to Apply
To apply, please send resume and cover letter with the subject “Director of Museum Programming” to HR at firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications will be kept in confidence. No call, please.
CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidate from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
Reporting to the Membership and Visitor Services Coordinator, the Senior Visitor Services Associate will work as part of the Visitor Services team, to sell admission tickets, store merchandise, WEE Drop-in, and Memberships. The Senior Visitor Services Associate will help to facilitate group check-in and handle customer service issues as they arise at the museum front desk. The Senior Visitor Services Associate will ensure that patrons receive efficient, friendly service and a quality experience during their visit to the Children’s Museum of the Arts.
This position is a part-time, nonexempt. The schedule is 30 hours a week, Thursday-Monday and requires someone who is responsible, reliable, proactive, works well with others, and is comfortable dealing with the public.
Working Conditions: We are a motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. Must be available to work a Thursday-Monday schedule.
Starting Rate: $15/hr
How to Apply: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. 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. No recruiters please.
CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
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.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Camilo Cardenas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.
CMA is seeking a part time Visitor Services Associate. A cheery and welcoming disposition are essential, as is taking pleasure in working with children in a high-energy environment. The position requires someone who is responsible, reliable, proactive, works well with others, and is comfortable dealing with the public.
Starting Rate: $12/hour
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Jeary Payne at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Please send your resume, a brief cover letter, and samples of your artwork to: Michelle López, Director of Community Programs at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
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
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: Lynn Kim, Media Lab Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligible candidates will be contracted by phone or email for an interview. No recruiters please.