Brooklyn Museum Educator/Focus Unit Coordinator—Education Division, School Programs Requirements: Individual must be a reflective practitioner with a B.A. in art history, history, anthropology, education, visual arts, or a related field, plus at least one year of museum education experience. Excellent research, communication, organization, and interpersonal skills are necessary, as well as experience teaching students K–12 in a gallery setting. Individual must have knowledge of child development, museum education theory, and evaluation methods and experience developing lessons, educational materials, and public programs. Candidate should have a strong desire to work with schoolchildren and an interest in collaborating with schoolteachers and Museum staff at all levels. Additional museum experience is strongly preferred.
Responsibilities: The Museum Educator/Focus Unit Coordinator will collaborate with staff in the Education Division on the development and execution of interpretive programs and resources for students and teachers. His/her primary programming and teaching responsibilities will be working with school-based teachers and administrators to conceive, implement, and manage Focus Units, which are multi-visit programs that include professional development for teachers. Individual will research, prepare, teach, and evaluate school programs in the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Educator will also participate in the Education Division’s Teaching Lab, collaborate on teacher workshops, contribute to the development of enhanced access services for audiences with special needs, and help plan for permanent-collection reinstallations and special exhibitions as time permits. Individual will assist other projects as needed, working with colleagues throughout the Education Division and the Museum. This position reports to the School Programs Manager.