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Senior Teaching Artist/Gallery Manager Full Time

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General Organizational Summary:

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is a growing nonprofit operating from a new 10,000 square foot space in SoHo. CMA operates with a $3 million budget comprised of a mix of earned income and private and public funding. Our programs reach 120,000 people annually on-site at CMA as well as off site in public schools, hospitals, and community spaces.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Director of Education & Curatorial Programming, the Fine Arts Programs Manager is responsible for helping to develop the creative vision of the Fine Arts Department. He/She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the department’s teaching artists and programming of workshops in the Fine Arts Studio and Gallery. The successful candidate will work to strengthen CMA’s fine arts offerings as well as develop new programming initiatives that will keep CMA current and cutting edge.

This position has been created to guide, train and support current and incoming Teaching Artists so that they can succeed in the many different programs at the museum both on-site and off-site. At CMA all Teaching Artists are working artists themselves, bringing expertise in a range of media to CMA workshops. This position is a 40-hour week, and includes teaching time such as floor shifts, after school, and summer camp. The schedule can vary from season to season, but requires working at least one weekend day (i.e., Tuesday to Saturday).

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Teaching in all areas of the museum that relate to Fine Arts. This includes:

  • General Programming (Guided Workshops)
  • After School
  • Art Colony
  • School Partnerships
  • High profile Fairs and Festivals (Ex. The Armory Show)
    Department Management:
  • Maintain quality standards for studio and gallery programming, keeping
    programs fresh and innovative, with a focus on both creative exploration and
    technique/skill building
  • Manages Teaching Artists in the Fine Arts Department
  • Works with program managers to develop, plan, schedule and improve
    curriculum and programming, for school groups, summer camp, classes, community programs, and in-school residencies, as it relates to fine arts programming.
  • Assists in installation and de-installation of CMA exhibits. Responsible for maintaining exhibition standards in the main gallery, in collaboration with the Director of Education & Curatorial Programs
  • Maintains staff schedule and budget for staffing. Accountable for monthly budget projections
  • Monitors organization of supplies, equipment and materials in Department. Orders supplies and equipment as needed;
  • Conduct staff performance reviews;
    • Qualifications: 
  • ▪  BA, BFA in fine art, art history, education, or related field (MA, MFA preferred);
  • ▪  3-5 years experience in a cultural organization, museum or educator position;
  • ▪  Experience writing curriculum and classroom management
  • ▪  Experience in budgeting and staff management
  • Working Conditions:
  • We are motivated group of high-achieving and creative managers. Occasional weekend or evening hours are required of all staff. CMA is a fun and exciting place to work and there is room for promotion and growth.
  • Salary: $35,000. CMA offers a highly competitive benefits package.
    Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Jil Weinstock, Director of Education & Curatorial Programming:
  • Via email: OR in hard copy:
    Children’s Museum of the Arts 103 Charlton Street
    New York, NY 10014
  • All applications will be kept in confidence. No calls, please.
    Eligible candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an interview. CMA is seeking to hire immediately. We are only seeking full time employees, not contracted firms. No recruiters, please.  CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
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