Join Cooper Hewitt’s award winning Education Department! Education Assistant will assist with and support two or more Education Programs with a wide range of education and administrative projects such as preparing educational materials, assisting with educational events, and presenting education programs to and/or students at the museum or/and offsite locations. Reports to the Deputy Director of Education.

MAJOR DUTIES:
• Performs a wide range of administrative and logistical assignments assisting in the planning and developing for offsite/onsite education trainings/programs.
• Manages the Department’s registration process for various programs and ensures appropriate follow up. Welcomes educators, guest designers and youth in a professional manner at both the Museum, and offsite locations.
• Builds and maintains excellent relationships with educators, guest designers, and students.
• Serves as a dynamic team member working with colleagues to support the Museum’s education, family program and pubic programs initiatives.
• Participates and works with the Education team on high level projects and events such as the National Design Week and other program areas as needed.
• Utilizes Windows Office (i.e., such as Outlook, Word, Excel and other software) in completing assignments. Exposure and potential usage/input with digital technology.
• Interest in design, art, digital and media technology.
• Travel is required to various locations within NYC metro area, Washington, DC and other locations throughout the US.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in design, education or museum education studies. Transcript required if selected for the position.
• Experience working with and coordinating education activities with students ages 6+ and/or teachers.
• Ability to take ownership and initiative of administrative projects to ensure they are completed timely and accurately.
• Highly proficient in Windows Office such as Outlook, Word, Excel and other software. Interest and experience with digital technology.
• Ability to compile data for reports using Excel and/or Word.
• Ability to multi task and keep track of work assignments to meet or exceed deadlines for Family and Adult Public Programs.
• Detailed oriented and demonstrated logistical and administrative skills.
• Ability to independently coordinate the registration process and confirm attendance in a proactive manner.
• Ability to proofread work and write effectively.
• Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
• Customer service skills
• Ability to travel
• Valid driver’s license in order to drive to offsite locations for events and conferences (Preferred)
• Flexible work schedule, able to work evenings and weekends (seasonally).

Salary: $37,457

EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS:
TIAA-CREF (Defined Contributions – 12 percent)
Life Insurance (including Optional Life Insurance)
Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
Long Term Disability
Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
Dental (Delta Dental)
Vision (Vision Servic es)
Flexible Spending Accounts
Free Transit/Commuter Benefits (up to $3,060 paid per year)
Annual Leave (13 days)
Sick Leave (13 days)
Federal Holidays (10 days)
Family Friendly Leave
Family Friendly Workplace
Historic and landmark offices/library and garden (New York)
Design Library
Curatorial Talks and Tours (Cooper Hewitt)
92Y Fitness Center
Employee Assistance Program
Smithsonian Network
Tarallucci e Vino Museum Cafe (employee discount)
Museum Shop (employee discount)
Free Admission to most NYC museums
Other Employee Discounts

HOW TO APPLY?

Please submit cover letter and resume (addressing qualification requirements) to: HReducation@si.edu
Open until filled.