New Museum of Contemporary Art Seeks Teaching Artist

New Museum of Contemporary Art Seeks Teaching Artist

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, April 10, 2022

Job Title: Teaching Artist
Department: Education and Public Engagement
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Part-Time, On-Call
Union Position: Yes
Hourly Rate: $43.71 per hour
Reports to: Senior Associate Director of Education

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Teaching Artist works with the Senior Associate Director of Education and Assistant Education Specialist to develop and implement youth tours, community tours, and partnership programs. Inquiry and discussion-based tours engage school, youth, and adult audiences in close observation and critical thinking, while offering context and insights into New Museum exhibitions. Partnerships are intensive relationships between the Museum and local New York City public schools and non-profit organizations. They involve curriculum development and multi-visit museum and classroom visit programs. The Teaching Artist researches and writes tours and hands-on lesson plans, and implements them with groups in the Museum, at partner sites, and online.

This is a part-time, on-call position that may include occasional weekends. This position is a union-represented position subject to terms of the Museum’s agreement with Local 2110, UAW, and, because the position is less than 20 hours per week, is not eligible for the New Museum’s employee benefits programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

• Develop and facilitate inquiry- and activity-based educational programs, including interactive tours and classroom visits (online and in-person) related to New Museum exhibitions, designed for youth and adult audiences
• Collaborate with teachers to integrate activities with their students’ interests and curriculum
• Participate in seasonal New Museum professional development workshops for teachers and youth programs, as needed
• Prepare digital and analog materials for activities
• Attend training sessions and periodic meetings
• Develop a strong understanding of critical ideas and art within New Museum exhibitions

• Write post-visit reflections and conduct evaluations of each partnership, along with end-of-season program assessments with the Senior Associate Director of Education

• Communicate museum visitation protocols and what to expect to students and teachers, such as not touching art work, as well as why these guidelines are in place

QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum five years of teaching experience, with minimum three years of experience teaching with contemporary art
• BA in Art History, Art Education, or related field or BFA required; MA or MFA, or significant equivalent experience, is preferred
• Exemplary oral and written communication skills
• Advanced knowledge of and engagement with contemporary art and relevant learning theories, acquired through study and practice
• Demonstrated commitment to and passion for collaborating with others to co-create learning opportunities that advance EPE’s mission, values, and methods
• Demonstrated success in generating and maintaining mutually respectful communication and attentive engagement with groups of diverse ages, backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Previous experience and enthusiasm for working with LGBTQIA youth preferred.
• Demonstrated facility with online learning platforms and comfort leading activities both online and in person
• Knowledge of Common Core Standards and arts integration is a plus

To Apply
Please send a cover letter along with a professional resume to: EPE@newmuseum.org with the subject line “Teaching Artist”

The museum recognizes 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.

About the New Museum
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. Since opening on Bowery in 2007, over 3.8 million have visited the Museum or attended programs and events, and the Museum has presented 90+ exhibitions with 500 artists from 60 countries around the globe, and 650+ public programs ranging from live performances, conferences, residencies, screening, after-school programs, and family days. The New Museum has a current operating budget of $10.6 million and approximately 120 full-and part-time employees. For more information about the New Museum and its programs, please visit www.newmuseum.org.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The New Museum of Contemporary Art believes that all persons are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity, and they do not discriminate against their staff members or applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sex, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran or citizenship status provided they are qualified and meet the requirements for the job. The New Museum provides reasonable accommodation to candidates with disabilities. As per New York State Guidelines, all candidates hired must be vaccinated with the COVID vaccine.

Please learn more about New Museum’s Commitment to Racial Equity

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