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Associate Educator, Artists Programs
Associate Educator, Artists Programs
The Museum of Modern Art
Post Date: 12 Jun 2023


The Department of Learning and Engagement at The Museum of Modern Art supports the Museum’s founding educational mission to ensure that people of all ages and abilities “enjoy, understand and use” the art of our time in ways that add value to their lives. The department collaborates across the organization to empower a diverse public to form their own interpretations and connections to art by telling stories, asking questions, actively making and participating in the artistic process, and offering and listening to multiple perspectives. Programs offered by the department range from artist-driven activations to classes, online courses, studio programs, facilitated gallery explorations, workshops, publications and more.The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for an Associate Educator in the Learning and Engagement Department. The Associate Educator works as part of a team to advance the civic role of the institution by supporting the public in engaging with the museum as a civic space, as well as developing programs and projects that enable MoMA to promote quality of life in New York City. The Associate Educator will also conceive and co-conceive, manage, and facilitate meaningful community-led programs that provide impactful experiences, attract new audiences, and engender critical conversations.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Conceives, co-develops, manages, and facilitates meaningful programs and initiatives that provide impactful experiences, attract new audiences, and engender critical conversations.
  • Under supervision, develops and implements interactive installations, workshops, and programs for the Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab. Develops and produces all aspects of the space by working with artists, internal departments, and external contractors including design and layout, interpretive text, web content, hands-on activities, artist projects, resources, workshops, and conversation programs.
  • Plans for and produces for artist projects such as residencies and public programs. Undertakes research, creates production schedules, contracts, and liaises with external partners and departments across MoMA.
  • Initiates and produces artist-led workshops and seminars. Develops strategy for ongoing community building and networking for artist-audiences participating in the program.
  • Gathers pertinent data, contributes to evaluation and report writing, and tracks expenses.
  • Utilizes program data to make strategic decisions when program planning.
  • Coordinates marketing efforts for Artist Programs and writes and edits promotional content.
  • Identifies relationship-building opportunities and partnerships with the community in New York to maximize engagement locally, regionally, and statewide.
  • Effectively manages artists, program partnerships, alumni networks, distribution lists, and other relationships related to programs.
  • Researches and identifies artists whose work is situated in and activated by the public realm. Positions the museum for the public and artists together, especially by using non-conventional programming spaces – both at the museum and out in the community – to engage audiences.
  • Where relevant, infuses the goals, perspectives, and interests of communities into planning conversations, decision making, and institutional vision-setting.
  • Guides program development and manages projects and efforts to ensure the integration of museum and community voices and efficient collaborative work practices.
  • Attends internal and external meetings, provides relevant information where required, collaborates across departments to create synergies for audience engagement, marketing, and resource sharing where possible.
  • Must be available on weekdays during regular business hours and occasional weekends and evenings as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in museum/cultural organization education, public engagement, or public programming.
  • Demonstrated experience working with artists of all backgrounds and levels of experience.
  • Strong project management experience in an arts setting with a focus on operationalizing complex public programs, events, and installations.
  • Basic knowledge of audience engagement and development strategies including writing marketing materials, doing outreach for programs, and designing programs with accessibility and engagement front of mind.
  • Experience coordinating events for adult audiences and incorporating feedback into program design.
  • Experience evaluating programs for impact using qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Facility with public presentation and convening diverse public groups.
  • Strong cultural competencies and consciousness of cultural identities and differences.
  • Experience managing budgets including budget projection and tracking expenses.
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, negotiation and team-building skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of individuals and groups, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and professionalism.
  • Exceptional time-management and personal organization skills.
  • Proactive communicator with excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in a fast-paced, changing environment.

The salary for this position is $76,380 per annum.

Application instructions: 
To apply, please visit MoMA Jobs. Applicants should submit a resume and a statement of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement: 
Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Museum, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership/union status, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, familial status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, caregiver status, arrest or conviction record to the extent required by applicable law, credit history, or any other protected category as established by applicable law, including the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”).

This is a unionized position at MoMA with covered employees represented by Local 2110, UAW, AFL-CIO.


New York, USA

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