Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum strives to inspire, educate and empower people through design. The Education Department offers a wide range of programs on and off-campus to audiences of varying age ranges and with varying levels of exposure to design. Join Cooper Hewitt’s award winning team! Full-time educators lead workshops and tours, collaborate with the education team to develop content for programs, and provide administrative support as needed. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Education.

MAJOR DUTIES:
Leads workshops and tours and assists with development of content.
• Performs a wide range of administrative and logistical assignments assisting in the planning and developing for offsite/onsite education trainings/programs.
•• 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 and the Adobe Creative Suite to complete assignments.
Stays abreast with trends in museum education, design education and design fields.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree in design, education or museum education studies. Transcript required if selected for the position.
• 2 to 3 years of teaching experience in design and/or museums.
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 on time and accurately.
• Highly proficient in Windows Office and Adobe Creative Suite.
• 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 weekends.

Must be available to work on the following dates:
2018
October 8, 13
November 3, 12, 17
December 1, 15, 24, 26, 27, 28

2019
January 5, 19
February 2, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
March 2, 16
April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 20
May 4, 18
June 1, 4, 16

Competitive Salary: $38,245

EXCEPTIONAL SMITHSONIAN 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 Services)
Flexible Spending Accounts
Free Transit/Commuter Benefits (up to $3,180 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.