Per Diem Access Educator

Per Diem Access Educator

The Jewish Museum:

The Jewish Museum serves people of all religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds through world-class art exhibitions ranging from ancient to contemporary. Founded in 1904 and located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum aspires to be the global leader at the center of Jewish culture.

The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. The Museum’s thought-provoking, innovative, and intellectually stimulating exhibitions and education programs serve a wide range of audiences, including families, teens, students, educators, and visitors with disabilities. As an identity-based institution, the Museum plays an important role among cultural institutions, challenging all forms of bigotry and discrimination and promoting understanding among wide audiences. The Jewish Museum invites applicants of all backgrounds to consider joining the Museum in its work.

The Jewish Museum is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all and to promoting a positive work culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice, and ensures fairness. Integrity, collegiality, and excellence are central to the Museum’s values. These values, along with an institution-wide commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access & Inclusion (DEAI), are embedded in the Museum’s strategic plan and will be the focus of a comprehensive DEAI action plan.

The Position:

The Per Diem Access Educator works with participants with memory loss and other access audiences to facilitate in-person and virtual, interactive, multi-sensory partnership programs – which include art exploration and a studio component – for the Education Department in a freelance capacity. At this time we are looking for educators to work with our memory loss program partner organizations in Staten Island and Queens and with our long standing school partners in Brooklyn and the Bronx. The ideal candidate is someone who is warm and energetic, interested in inclusivity and community-building, and who possesses a

strong background in art history, studio art, and/or museum teaching. Availability to teach both Sunday and weekday programs is preferred. Teaching possibilities beyond memory loss and school partnerships include programs for visitors who are blind/have low vision, monthly programs for visitors with memory loss, visitors with developmental or learning disabilities and additional school programs.

Responsibilities Include:

· Develop and facilitate multi-session partnership programs for participants with dementia and their care partners

· Collaborate with staff and a team of per diem educators on creating programs, developing new partnerships an trainings, and reflecting on/evaluating program growth

· Participate in lectures and workshops in conjunction with museum exhibitions

· Contribute to the growing Jewish Museum access community

  • · Experience working in arts programming for individuals with dementia required

    · Additional experience working with individuals who are blind or have low vision and/or with intellectual or developmental disabilities preferred

    · Previous inquiry and object-based teaching experience in an arts organization

    · Comfort with art materials and facilitating studio experiences

    · A flexible schedule, with both Sunday and weekday availability preferred

    · Willingness to travel to partnership sites in the outer boroughs

    · Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

  • Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

    Director, Human Resources

    The Jewish Museum

    1109 Fifth Avenue

    New York, NY 10128


    The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

  • 12/15/2021
  • Part-time
  • Museum
  • Education | Accessibility
  • The Jewish Museum
  • 1109 5th Ave
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10128
  • Lindsey Garretson
  • 2124233238

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