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.

• 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.

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

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


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