Museum of the Moving Image
MEDIA EDUCATION MANAGER
The Media Education Manager coordinates and provides intellectual and administrative support and oversight for the department’s informal learning programs including, but not limited to youth programs, family programs, summer classes and collaborative partnerships. The Media Education Manager collaborates with the Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement and the School & Community Programs Manager on the content, design, and implementation of media curriculum that builds upon the museum’s collections and exhibitions, facilitating access and relevancy for diverse local and international communities. This is a full-time exempt position. The Media Education Manager reports to the Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement.
● Oversee design, content development and implementation of media curriculum, including digital media production, new media projects, digital game design, animation, interactive media, transmedia storytelling, and other subjects using the creative technologies
● Oversee all aspects of program planning, management, administrative coordination, documentation, instructor support, outreach, audience development, equipment needs and evaluation of the Museum’s youth, family, and adult education initiatives
● Curate a series of age appropriate educational films and events in collaboration with museum departments
● Coordinate partnerships and collaborations with outside organizations, such as schools, internship programs, neighborhood organizations, and colleague institutions
● Collaborate with other members of the Education Department to develop ongoing programmatic strategy and to assist in the development and implementation of new education programs, including but not limited to specialized family and youth workshops, and gallery activities relating to permanent and special exhibitions;
● Collaborate with Deputy Director for Education & Community Engagement and the Museum’s Development Department to create and execute a fundraising strategy to support programmatic initiatives.
● Plan and coordinate professional development for NYC teachers and school administrators; enhancing existing programs and developing new curriculum
● Act as lead mentor for Teen Council and Summer Youth Internship Program
● Oversee planning, management, assessment, and curriculum development for Summer Media Camps, Family Drop-in program Moving Image Studio, Teen Council, Teen Digital Media Lab, MoMI birthday parties, Masterclass series, and other similar programs
● Assist in the hiring, training, and weekly scheduling of part-time and contract educators, instructors, and other staff
● Other duties as assigned.
● Professional background in media production and education preferred; including experience teaching a range of moving image technologies (analog and digital) Undergraduate degree or work in media studies, new media, interactive technologies, education, film studies, video game design, video art or related field.
● Previous experience working with young people in a museum and school setting as a lead educator; 5 or more years preferred.
● Previous experience with designing and implementing curriculum for tech-based and inquiry-based learning with diverse urban populations
● A friendly, courteous, and visitor-focused demeanor.
● Leadership experience in digital education and/or digital media production settings preferred.
● Written and spoken fluency in Spanish, Arabic and/or Bengali is a plus.
● Available to work weekends and some weekdays.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To apply please submit the following documents as a single PDFs to firstname.lastname@example.org with “New Media Education Manager” as the subject:
1. A cover letter.
2. A resume.
3. A sample lesson plan on a topic relating to the production of a moving image project.
Preference will be given to applications submitted before December 30, 2018. Candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis. The Museum is unable to confirm the receipt or provide an update regarding the status of individual applications.
No faxes or phone calls please.
Museum of the Moving Image is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and to maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Queens. The Museum of the Moving Image is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.