Senior Teaching Artist/Gallery Manager
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 offsite. 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)
• 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 inschool 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 &
• 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;
▪ 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: email@example.com
OR in hard copy:
Children’s Museum of the Arts
103 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014
ROLLING BASIS APPLICATIONS
Teaching Artist: As an ever-expanding exhibition and art-making space, Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) accepts applications on a rolling basis from talented teaching artists working in the fine arts, media arts, and early childhood fields. CMA teaching artist’s lead hands-on art-making activities and workshops and classes for children and families throughout the year. Eligible candidates may be placed in short and long-term opportunities in CMA’s on-site and school and community programs throughout New York. Teaching artists report directly to their respective Department Manger (Fine Art, Media Lab, or Early Childhood) and work closely to collaborate with fellow teaching artists. Within the framework of CMA’s programming, Teaching Artists are encouraged to incorporate their own art practices into workshop designs and curriculum. CMA teaching artist positions are hourly. The hourly rate will vary based on TA experience and specialization and the program. Availability on weekends and occasional evening hours are preferred. Starting rate at $16.25/hr, or based on experience. The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers.
CMA seeks artists representing an expertise in a wide-variety of mediums.
Please send your resume, samples of your work, and a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
CMA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to apply. Check out www.cmany.org for more information about the museum and its programs.