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Museum Educator Opportunity at The Studio Museum in Harlem

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Position Available Date: March 4, 2014

Title: Position: Museum Educator

Classification:  Contractual


Position Summary 

The Studio Museum in Harlem is looking for highly motivated, energetic teaching artists and museum education professionals to be responsible for leading in-gallery tours and hands-on workshops. Contractual artists/museum educators will be hired to work on individual tours, workshops and projects. This is a contractual position, and does not provide regular part-time/full-time hours or benefits.

Responsibilities include:

Leading tours in the museum galleries for various groups Leading hands-on workshops for school, family, and community groups Attending exhibition trainings and professional development sessions Some weekend and evening hours as necessary


BA/BFA in art, art history, art education, African-American Studies, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in related fields. Some knowledge of Contemporary American/African-American art Museum education experience

Understanding of object- and inquiry-based teaching practices Experience working with youth, families, schools and adults Strong organizational, communicating and administrative experience required Must be available no less than three days during the week

Museum Mission and History

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for black artists locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Since opening in a rented loft at Fifth Avenue and 125th Street in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned recognition for its catalytic role in promoting the works of artists of African descent. The Museum’s Artist-in-Residence program has supported nearly 100 graduates who have gone on to establish highly-regarded careers, including Chakaia Booker, David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas and Kehinde Wiley. A wide variety of Education and Public Programs bring art alive for the public through lectures, dialogues, performances and on-site and off-site interpretive programs. Museum exhibitions expand personal, public and academic understanding of modern and contemporary art and broaden the scope of art historical literature through the production of catalogues and brochures.

To apply candidates are required to send:

a resume or c.v.

a cover letter

contact information for three references

a brief description of a sample 45 minute workshop, for an age group of your choosing, engaging

Ellen Gallagher’s Installation DeLuxe. Please include an introduction to the work itself and a materials list. (

Please send application materials in one PDF to by March 13th.

NOTE: We regret that we will not be able to accept phone and/ or email questions. The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer.

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