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Deputy Director of Education - Museum Of Arts & Design


The Museum of Arts and Design seeks a Deputy Director of Education, a key member of the executive leadership team who will help lead the Museum into its next phase of growth and success.  Reporting to the Director, this position is responsible for executing education initiatives and overseeing public programs and projects that meet or exceed the Museum's strategic and artistic goals. Additionally, the person in the role will build upon MAD's already established educational programs, including, but not limited to, the Artist Studio program, Artslife, Teen Council, Studio Sundays, inquiry-led tours and hands-on workshops for K–12 groups, Arts Reach middle and high school partnerships, summer camps, and docent programs.

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  • Supervise  and direct the activities of the Museum's Education Department, including: Coordinator of Youth Programs, Manager of Public Programs, Coordinator of Public Programs, and Manager of Education Programs, and studio artists, part-time educators, docents and interns

  • Support department staff members, including the following: hiring, training, assigning/reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, addressing work issues, approving time, setting work schedules

  • Lead staff in setting and prioritizing individual and department-wide goals, ensuring alignment with institutional objectives

  • Work collaboratively with whole Museum leadership team in the planning and pursuit of long-term, Museum-wide initiatives

  • Oversee, contribute to, and support Education staff in developing the interpretive content of educational programs, events, publications, and online resources

  • Oversee and actively participate in program and event delivery and evaluation

  • Plan and manage the budget of the Education Department

  • Write and or oversee grants in support of educational programs

  • Plan and approve staffing levels and job descriptions for hourly education staff and volunteers

  • Create various statistical summaries used in reports and grant proposals

  • Collaborate with the Museum curators and other scholars to develop interpretive focus, organization, and content of education related materials

  • Represent the Education Department in Museum-wide strategic planning, budget development, and the development of Museum policy

  • Work evenings and weekends for educational events and programs consistent with the Museum's schedule of events and activities


  • Deepens participation of visitors by producing dynamic public programs related to the Museum's exhibitions and/or focused on the Museum's target audiences

  • Demonstrates commitment to values of diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Expands the reach of Museum programs by cultivating strategic partnerships with the New York City educational community

  • Develops and implements evaluation tools to measure, interpret, and analyze the outcomes of education and public programs, relative to the strategic goals of the Museum

  • Designs and conducts training programs for docents, interns, and volunteers

  • Assists with marketing and fundraising efforts, with a particular focus on grant writing, related to education and public programs

  • Supports the Museum's Education Committee, made up of members of the Board of Trustees

  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the position


The position requires a significant amount of contact with Museum staff, volunteers, and the general public. This involves frequent interactions and collaborations with Museum staff, vendors, donors, and other education professionals, that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Discretion and sound judgment is required. The Deputy Director of Education must be able to relate well to individuals with a variety of backgrounds, and positively represent the Museum in these contacts.


Requires Master's degree in Arts Education, Museum Studies or other related area with working knowledge of modern and contemporary art and design; seven or more years of professional experience in arts education, including curriculum and program design; prior supervisory and budget management experience; excellent organizational and computer skills; ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.


Please email your resume and cover letter, including desired salary to with the exact subject line "Deputy Director of Education Application." Applications without cover letters and /or desired salary will not be considered. Please indicate available start date in the cover letter. Only eligible candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls, please.

The Museum of Arts and Design is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national and ethnic origin, gender, age, Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other projected status as provided by law.