STEAM Program Manager

STEAM Program Manager

Job Posting: STEAM Program Manager

About BxCM: Bronx Children’s Museum currently exists as a “museum without walls” and serves almost 18,000 Bronx residents annually.  The Museum uses innovative mobile programming to engage children and adults in the arts and sciences.  The museum also creates temporary exhibits and serves after-school and summer needs throughout the Bronx at community-based organizations, schools, shelters, libraries, local festivals and parks. The Museum has partnered with the City of New York to create a permanent home in a former powerhouse along the Harlem River in the South Bronx that will enable it to serve 75,000 children per year. Construction has begun on the 13,000 sq. ft. site with a total of 7,500 sq. ft. of exhibitions with an expected opening date in spring 2022. Check out our building video to see the exciting progress of our space!

About the Job: We’re looking for a STEAM Program Manager to be responsible for developing, managing and teaching a robust and fun suite of programs for children from Pre K to 3rd grade and their caregivers in the Bronx community at the Museum’s new site to open in 2022 and through ongoing visits to schools and community-based organizations. The STEAM Program Manager will be responsible for acting as the lead educator in on-site and off-site classroom visits as well as in participation in larger public events with the Museum’s mobile bus exhibit, Waters On the Go! This position will be an integral part of the management team and provides an exciting opportunity to help move and integrate these programs from a virtual setting into our museum that will open in 2022.

The STEAM Program Manager will serve as a Program Manager within the Education & Programs department asked to accomplish the following responsibilities: 

  1. Classroom Instruction & Supervising
    1. Provides museum standard STEAM instruction for Pre-K to 3rd grade students at approximately 25 Bronx Public Schools and at several other sites throughout the year with a team of museum guides and teaching artists
    2. In partnership with Director of Education & Public Engagement: 
      1. Conceptualizes, plans, executes, and assesses STEAM programs that build on existing museum programs in schools and Hands-on experiences at various Bronx community events
      2. Create curriculum for each program
        1. Ensuring lesson plans are in place for each program 
        2. Staying up-to-date with current Department of Education standards and guidelines
        3. Ensuring programming has a focus on the environmental make-up of the Bronx
    3. Recruits, schedules trainings and supervises program guides
    4. Helps mold and transition existing programs/activities into the newly designed Museum in 2022
  1. Program Management
    1. Recruits, orients, and maintains relationships with 25 schools for in-school school programs during the school year and with 70 community partners during festival season
    2. Coordinates with each school to schedule and deliver the following: Introductory meetings, Teacher Training Sessions, Bi-weekly or monthly classroom visits, mobile bus visits, field trips, tours, arts activities, exit interviews and testimonials
    3. Warmly greet and welcome young children and their families, whether in our building, over the phone, or at one of our outreach events
    4. Help orient in-person visitors to the Museum space, including wayfinding and relaying information about ticketing, programming, and events 
    5. Light exhibit maintenance as needed, including cleaning props and restocking materials
    6. Serve as a representative of the Bronx Children’s Museum to the outside world through various points of contact including over the phone, on-site, and off-site at outreach events
    7. Orders, collects, transports, distributes and arranges for storage of fun and high quality colorful arts materials to each school or program 
    8. Maintains and completes school binder with for each school with profile documenting including introductory meetings, student registration, pre and post Assessments, testimonials, photo releases, monthly classroom visits, number of students and exit interviews, and attendance records
    9. Documents programs via photos, testimonies, evaluations, assessments, and reports
  1. Administrative Responsibilities
    1. Ensures all branding requirements are followed and represent the museum’s look and feel
    2. Maintains STEAM-related museum photos on Google Drive
    3. Maintains online mailing list gathered from public events in database
    4. Maintains programming calendar, both internal and external, throughout the year, including educator schedules
    5. Creates reports for each program with assessment, photos, and testimonials
    6. Participates in meetings and engages in strategic discussions on ways to move off-site programs to the Museum facility that will house fine arts programs and exhibits
    7. Attends Bronx community meetings
    8. Contribute programming content for marketing purposes, including social media
    9. Handles all administrative responsibilities and deliverables associated with the position in an orderly and timely fashion, advising on progress through daily reports to the Director of Education & Public Engagement.

Benefits offered for STEAM Program Manager at BxCM:

  • Full-Time Salaried Position
  • Negotiable competitive salary up to $55K, commensurate with experience
  • Eligible to participate in Health Insurance (Medical/Dental)
  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with Employer Matching

More about this job:

  • This is a full time salary position
  • This position reports to the Director of Education & Public Engagement
  • Travel to outreach events and off-site schools within the Bronx is required
  • Some weekend and/or evening work will be required
  • This position is a busy, fast paced job that requires someone who is comfortable moving around a lot
  • We hope you have the following skills and experience:

    • Years of Service/Experience: Minimum of 3 years experience teaching young children either in a formal or informal setting.
    • Program Management: Proven demonstrated success in program management for all Museum programming, including festivals, school visits, bus visits, museum classes, etc.; ability to manage and provide clear directions to staff for each program; ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and strong attention to detail; ability to design a high level of lesson plans.
    • Leadership Ability: Act as a respected and trusted member of the management team, lead with integrity and mutual respect, motivate, and inspire trust and confidence with staff, children, schools and the community the Museum serves.
    • Decision Making: Ability to perform with discretion and integrity; analytical skills, creative problem solving, and ability to make and implement decisions quickly and soundly.
    • Communications: Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, public speaking and presentation skills. Bilingual (Spanish preferred).
    • Values & Culture Fit: Demonstrated passion and commitment to children and families of the Bronx. Ideal candidate has a connection to the Bronx community.
    • Work Environment & Logistics: Ability to work in a virtual office environment, travel to the Bronx and surrounding NYC boughs for meetings and special events; ability to oversee programs as scheduled including during weekends, holidays, and evenings as needed and transport of necessary materials for programming. 


    The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority.  As such, the Bronx Children’s Museum is requiring all staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

  • To apply:

    Bronx Children's Museum is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates, especially members of all underrepresented groups, to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

    To apply, please send a resume and short cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Alternate forms of the above items will be considered, including video resumes, visual cover letters, or other ways of expressing your qualifications and interest. 

    If you require specific accommodations to complete your application, please contact the Human Resource Department at

  • 01/10/2022
  • Full-time
  • Museum
  • Education | Visitor Services | Public Programs
  • Bronx Children's Museum
  • 725 Exterior Street
  • Bronx
  • New York
  • 10451
  • Brigid Barkley
  • 5163141358
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