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Assistant to School and Educator Programs Whitney

Assistant to School and Educator Programs - Whitney Museum of Art

The Whitney Museum is hiring an Assistant to School and Educator Programs. The Assistant will provide support in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s School Programs, School Partnerships, and Educator Programs.  

School and Educator programs use works of art in the Whitney’s collection and exhibitions to create a forum for ideas, debate, and exchange. Programs at the Museum and in the classroom offer students and teachers opportunities to explore American art while learning from artists and each other. Guided Visit Programs introduce students to the Museum’s collection and exhibitions through thematic, inquiry-based gallery tours, while Guided Visit +Studio programs incorporate an art workshop into the experience. The Whitney also works with a small number of New York City schools to create long-term School Partnerships with the whole school community, including administrators, teachers, students, and families.

Responsibilities 

Assisting with all aspects of the Whitney’s School Programs for K-12 students and performing a wide variety of administrative functions including,  but not limited to; processing invoices and receipts, maintaining department files, tracking program statistics, creating reports, submitting work orders and calendar requests, managing the mailing list, scheduling meetings, setting up catering and hospitality for programs,  booking photographers and photographing programs and events, and assisting with data collection and program evaluation 

Working with other departments across the Museum, such as Group Services, Visitor Experience, Security, Special Events, Accounting, Marketing and Communications, to ensure that all programs are running smoothly

Assisting freelance Museum Educators which may include greeting school groups, assisting with programs, setting up meetings, and maintaining their website

Communicating with colleagues outside the institution such as school administrators and teachers

Assisting with all aspects of Educator Programs, including professional development workshops for New York City teachers, large-scale events, and other programs

Assisting with School Partnership programs, including helping with occasional family tours on the weekends, Friends and Family Events, and artist-led programs

Purchasing and organizing supplies and art materials

Helping to do outreach and marketing to schools, including writing and sending regular email newsletters  

Maintaining and updating K-12 section of whitney.org with new events and resources

Overseeing certain intern tasks

With training, occasionally leading inquiry-based Guided Visits

Assisting as needed in other areas of the Education Department

Requirements 

B.A. or B.F.A. 

2+ years work experience, prior teaching experience in museums and/or schools preferred

Ability to juggle a variety of tasks simultaneously and work in a fast-paced work environment

Requires good attention to detail and excellent organizational skills

Proven time management, ability to problem solve, think independently, and work collaboratively

Experience in other front of house roles with strong oral and written communication skills

Have a desire to learn more about museum education

Demonstrated interest in working with diverse audiences

Application Instructions

Please complete an application located on the Museum’s website: https://whitney.org/About/JobPostings

About the Whitney

The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement

The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law.  The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.