In my inbox today... Whitney Museum of American Art, Manhattan, seeks Assistant to Teen Programs
Position Title: Assistant to Teen Programs, The Whitney Museum
Position Description: The Whitney Museum is hiring an Assistant to Teen Programs. The Assistant will assist in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the Museum’s Youth Insights (YI) teen programs and drop-in events.Youth Insights (YI) is an after-school program that brings a diverse group of New York City high school students together with contemporary artists, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, and make art inspired by the exchange. The Whitney offers four different teen programs: Youth Insights Semester-long programs that introduce students to the Whitney’s art and artists; Leaders, a year-long program in which participants plan events and tours for their peers; YI Arts Careers, a summer program which introduces teens to arts careers and practical job skills; and YI Introductions, which is a summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners and recent immigrants. Large-scale and drop-in teen programs, including teen openings, workshops, and artist-led events, reach additional New York City teens.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assisting with all aspects of the Whitney’s after school programs for high school students, including Youth Insights Semester-long programs, YI Leaders, YI Summer Arts Careers, and YI Introductions.
Assisting with all aspects of large-scale public programs and smaller-scale, drop-in artist workshops for NYC teens
Helping to do outreach to diverse communities of NYC teens
Work closely with Visitor Services, Security, Education, Special Events and other Museum Departments to ensure that programs run smoothly
Managing the mailing list, calendar, program attendance, and creating reports- Assisting with data collection and program evaluation
Processing invoices and other administrative tasks
Organizing the studio space and supplies, purchasing and inventory of supplies
Writing and editing blog entries for the Teen section of the Museum’s website and updating the teen web pages
Marketing teen programs and events through e-newsletters and social media channels
Documenting program sessions and public events
Assisting as needed in other areas of the Education Department
Qualifications: B.A. or B.F.A., prior teaching experience in museums and/or visual art settings preferred. The Museum is looking for someone who has a demonstrated commitment to social justice, and who has experience working with diverse groups of teens. Successful candidates will be creative and will demonstrate sound knowledge of art materials and techniques. Additionally, strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to problem solve and to work well in a group situation are imperative to this position.
Job Date: 2015-07-08
Application Info: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org.The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.
Contact Name: Sasha Wortzel
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Contact Phone: (212) 570-7762