Job posting: Education Director – Poster House (New York, NY)

Position Description:

Position reports to: Museum Director

 

About Poster House: Poster House is a new museum dedicated exclusively to posters, slated to open in Manhattan in 2019. Through temporary exhibitions, a growing permanent collection, educational events, and publications, Poster House explores the enormous impact of posters on society and culture, and how they continue to influence human behavior in the 21st Century.

 

About the Position: The Education Director leads the development and implementation of Poster House’s education programming for kids, teenagers, and young adults. The Education Director is responsible for the creative and strategic vision for all aspects of Poster House’s impactful and accessible educational programming.

 

Responsibilities:

— Develop custom programs for children ages 2-5 that are hands-on; cover basic ideas of graphic design such as color, type, and objects; relate these ideas to posters either broadly or using specific examples; and educate kids on how to interact in a museum environment.

— Develop custom programs for elementary and high school kids that coordinate with their academic schedule and appeal to teaches as a resource to supplement their curriculum.

— Develop custom programs for university students that focus more closely on the history and impact of posters, and the development of the graphic design field through this medium.

— Develop, coordinate, and implement guided school group tours of the Poster House exhibitions for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

— Determine the schedule and frequency of all educational programs.

— Develop educational resources related to the museum’s exhibitions focused on target audiences.

— Assist in the production of accessible interpretive materials and interactive displays.

— Through this programming, the Education Director should provide a bridge between the museum and its broad audience of students, families, and organizations, and expand the reach of the museum’s audience through strategic partnerships and programs.

— Cultivate and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with the local community

— Select, hire, and conduct training workshops for teaching fellows and museum educators.

— Establish a system for assessing part-time teaching staff, maintaining statistics, and evaluating education programs.

— Coordinate and supervise volunteers and interns.

— Continuously assess current research and trends in museum education programming.

— Play a key role in development for educational programs, including drafting grant narratives and monitoring program budgets.

— Provide funders of education programs with reports and feedback.

— Coordinate promotional materials (emails, flyers, postcards, website updates, and press materials) for educational programming.

— Participate in local community meetings regarding Poster House’s educational programming.

 

Hours: Poster House anticipates opening in early 2019. Until that time, this position’s hours will be flexible and primary responsibilities will be creating relationships with schools and other organizations and developing programming ideas and schedules. After the museum’s opening, hours and working days are subject to change.

 

Qualifications:

– Experience working with all age groups indicated above

– Experience teaching in a museum setting

– Experience formulating original programming

– Experience with oversight of staff or volunteers

– An understanding and care for Universal Design and Accessibility issues

Salary: Starting at 65k plus benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience. Employee benefits package provided by the museum.

Application Info: Please send resume and cover letter to info@posterhouse.orgIn your cover letter, please describe one class or program you developed that you are particularly proud of, as well as the first tasks you would prioritize in this position.

Contact Name: Julia Knight

Contact Email: julia@posterhouse.org

Contact Phone: 202-841-2544

 

Website: http://www.posterhouse.org
 

Post expires at 5:00pm on Tuesday May 15th, 2018

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