Join Cooper Hewitt’s award winning Education Department! Our full-time educator will assist with and support Education Programs with a wide range of design education and administrative projects such as preparing educational materials, assisting with educational events, and presenting education programs to students at the museum 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.
• Lead or co-instructor for all museum related programs such as school field trips, professional development trainings, design camp, and other instructional duties as needed.
• 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 exposure, integration, and transformation programs.
• Participates and works with the Education team on high level projects and events such as the National Design Week and other programs 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, and multimedia technologies.
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in design, education or museum education studies. Transcript required if selected for the position.
• Experience teaching design, design thinking or STEM programs.
• Experience working with and coordinating education activities with students ages 5+ and/or teachers.
• Ability to take ownership and initiative of administrative projects to ensure they are completed on time and accurately.
• Excellent verbal communication and public speaking skills.
• Ability to conduct research, write curriculum and deliver content in formal and informal learning environments
• Highly proficient in Windows Office such as Outlook, Word, Excel and other software. Interest and experience with digital technology.
• Ability to multitask and keep track of work assignments to meet or exceed deadlines.
• Detail-oriented and demonstrated logistical and administrative skills.
• Ability to proofread work and write effectively.
• Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills.
• Customer service skills.
• Flexible work schedule, able to work five days a week including some holidays, evenings and two weekends days per month.
EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS (ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET):
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 Services)
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)
Curatorial Talks and Tours (Cooper Hewitt)
92Y Fitness Center
Employee Assistance Program
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.