Access and Community Manager

Access and Community Manager

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting contemporary art and historical exhibitions and programs that relate directly to urban life and local and international culture. Established in 1972, the Museum is housed in a building that was originally erected as the New York City Pavilion for the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair. It then served as the original home of the United Nations General Assembly (1946-1950), an ice and roller rink, and a pavilion once again in the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. The Museum houses over 10,000 objects and materials from the two New York World’s Fairs including the Panorama of the City of New York, a 9,000 sq. ft. miniature scale model of the City commissioned for the 1964 Fair and last updated in 1992.

Position Overview

The Manager, Access and Community works with the Director, School Programs, Out-of-School Programs, Public Programs and Curatorial to set strategic vision for Access and Community Programs.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and coordinates new and established Queens Museum Community and Access Programs aimed at removing barriers to Queens Museum programs for all people, including people with disabilities, on the autism spectrum, older adults, caregivers and LGBTQ+
  • Oversees the documentation, evaluation, and assessment of Access and Community Programs.
  • Disseminate learning and best practices developed throughout our various Art Access and community initiatives at conferences, seminars and other appropriate forums
  • Works directly with educators and art therapists to deliver programs aimed at removing barriers to Queens Museum programs for all people
  • Facilitate school, community and Access programs
  • Works with colleagues from curatorial, Exhibition Design, and Graphic Design to ensure the accessibility of exhibitions and all digital and printed materials.
  • Works with colleagues across the Education Department to produce collaborative projects and programs for interactive learning spaces.
  • Advises colleagues designing programs for interactive learning spaces, digital and printed materials to ensure their offerings are accessible to all visitors.
  • Helps to develop and deliver disability equality training workshops for staff from across the Museum.
  • Delivers presentations and professional development workshops (in person and on-line) on museum accessibility and inclusive teaching practices for local, national, and international audiences.
  • Assists the Development department with tracking, writing, and budgeting for fundraising purposes and reporting.
  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in art history, art/museum education, or other related fields or its equivalent

Minimum of five years prior experience in a museum or community setting proactively working to remove barriers to art/programs/experiences etc for all people

Excellent communication and writing skills

Knowledge of best practice in museum accessibility

Must be personable, flexible, and skilled at managing multiple projects simultaneously

Must be able to work in a team and to collaborative effectively as well as work independently when appropriate

Solid organizational and project management skills

Detail-oriented, with ability to prioritize and manage time accordingly

Knowledge and appreciation of art work preferred

Available to work Sundays and some evenings as needed

Available to facilitate art workshops and ensure delivery of access programs offsite at community organizations, hospitals and schools

Please note the scheduled work days are Sunday to Thursday, and occasional other weekend hours or evenings.

 

To Apply:

Please send resume and a cover letter demonstrating how background aligns with the position requirements and responsibilities to: HR@queensmuseum.org and Hholder@queensmuseum.org

 

 

Applications will be accepted through August 30, 2019.