Education Coordinator

US-NY-New York
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Full-Time Regular
SCE Schomburg Public Engagement & Strategic Initiatives


In 2015, the Schomburg Center was awarded a 5-year grant from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation to launch the Teen Curator Program.  

Now in it’s third season, the Teen Curators is an after-school art history enrichment program admitting 30 high school students each year. This art historical knowledge is acquired through curatorial projects and aesthetic engagements with collections at the Schomburg as well as other museums and cultural institutions.  Through these processes students are exposed to behind-the-scenes work of museums and libraries (eg. collecting, preserving, archiving, and interpreting) and the pathways to professional careers in the field.  Teen Curators gain knowledge about black art history in the United States and across the world through the study of real works of art at the Schomburg Center and at other art spaces across the City. Students create exhibitions by researching and writing about art and artists.

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to and working in collaboration with the Associate Director of Education, the Education Coordinator:

  • Leads the Schomburg Teen Curators Program (TCP), plus related School Day and Teen events;
  • Teaches, researches and prepares Schomburg TCP curriculum in conjunction with the Director of Education and Exhibitions, and TCP Instructors;
  • Maintains and cultivates strong relationships with schools, community based organizations, and library staff to effectively recruit students and manages program outreach and promotional activities;
  • Maintains program records and files including Drupal, Social Media, Eventbrite, and monthly attendance stats;
  • Collaborates with education team to provide high quality programming at Schomburg and partner schools/organizations;
  • Participates in professional development opportunities and conferences;
  • Continually assesses current exhibitions in NYC and trends in the fields of arts education programming and youth development services;
  • Performs other like duties determined by the Director of Education and Exhibitions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years’ experience teaching grades 6 – 12 in a classroom or out-of-school time (OST) setting
  • Masters Degree in Education a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in museum education practices, curriculum design, and/or project-based learning in OST programs
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team of educators and library staff
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: ability to shift gears in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively across many different library departments
  • Ability to coordinate work with many different external constituencies
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and pay close attention to details
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the library
  • Excellent program management and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy including Excel, Powerpoint and Google Docs
  • Commitment to continued professional development, diversity and inclusion

Union / Non Union

Non Union


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