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Associate Manager, Education MCNY

Associate Manager, Education - Museum of the City of New York

The Museum seeks an Associate Manager of Family, Community Engagement and Internships in Museum Education.  In addition to teaching daily field trips in the Museum’s galleries, the candidate will work under the supervision of an Education Manager to ensure that families are welcomed to free, educational, hands-on programs geared towards intergenerational audiences of local communities and beyond.  The Associate Manager will also ensure that interns coming through the Internship in Museum Education program are trained in Museum Education pedagogy, able to facilitate education Summer Programs and leave the program with skills to turnkey into their next career steps. 

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation.  Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City.  It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Teaching Exhibition Related Field Trips and Programs

Teach daily inquiry based gallery programs geared towards K-12 audiences 

Assist in the development of field trip programs for new and upcoming exhibitions 

Collaborate on week-long programs for middle and high school students

Collaborate on professional development programs for educators

Family and Community Engagement

Create a yearlong plan for Family Programs 

In collaboration with the marketing department, work to engage new audiences and increase attendance 

Plan large scale cultural celebrations that are culturally competent and celebrate the vast cultures that make up New York City

Maintain forward facing appearances and relationships with stakeholders at community festivals, and district events

Collaborate in providing a space that is inclusive and reflective of all visitors.

Internship in Museum Education

The Internship in Museum Education program at Museum of the City of New York is a yearlong program serving as a pathway program for youth, ages 18 – 24, to enter the field of education in cultural spaces. The Associate Manager will oversee a cohort of returning interns, will lead a three month training period, and will supervise their transition to their career tracks within various Museum departments.

The Associate Manager plans and oversees workshops on education pedagogies, object inquiry, public speaking, and more that prepares interns to lead education Summer Programs. The Associate Manager secures their training through offsite visits for interns to observe and learn from others working in cultural institutions while preparing them to grow professionally in the context of the Museum.

Recruit, interview, hire and train staff and interns

Maintain working relationships with Community Based Organizations (CBO) throughout the program

Work collaboratively with the Education Center and various Museum departments to plan, lead, and implement the Internship In Museum Education Program

Assist in planning and facilitating workshops, field trips, and training period based on content relating to the Museum’s mission, pedagogy and career readiness 

Observe all interns’ teaching during their training period and provide feedback after each lesson they lead

Facilitate and supervise the second phase of the internship as they transition to their career track within other Museum departments

Plan important milestone events including the Interns Object Presentation and Final Day Celebration

NYC Toddler Programs
Associate Manager oversees, plans and implements New York City Tots. Programming offers enriching, early childhood experiences for toddlers ages 2-4, their siblings ages 1-4 and their adults. Sessions focus on exploration and discovery of the city through song, play, gallery visits, and hands-on activities connecting to content. 

Hire, train and oversee NYC Tots lead educator

Review and approve age appropriate, engaging lessons plans - Order and maintain age appropriate supplies 

Develop relationships with local families, maintaining interest and attendance in the program

Rebuilding the program as toddlers age out

In collaboration with the marketing department, oversee promotion, registration, program fees and budget

A successful candidate will have: 

2-5 years of experience in the field of Museum or Cultural Institutions 

Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s Degree Required

Experience in working with Community and Family audiences

Experience in Youth Leadership and career development

Experience leading and mentoring multiple teams simultaneously

Strong knowledge of Art Education practices & Museum Education pedagogy 

Experience in managing simultaneous budgets 

Ability to scaffold communication styles to meet the needs of various audiences

Ability to be flexible in approach and work under pressure 

Ability to work with stakeholders and share authority in planning programs

Must be comfortable with changing and improving upon programs as they evolve

Conversational understanding of the Spanish language preferred 

Photographic skills preferred. 

Excellent benefits package, including a defined benefit pension plan as well as a 401K savings plan.


Please email your resume and cover letter to the Museum of the City of New York Attention: Human Resources Department to   To be considered, please include Associate Manager, Education within the subject line of your email.  Please include your salary requirements. 

The Museum of the City of New York is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to working towards a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.

The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the museum provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location, philosophies, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant criteria including training, experience, and suitability.