Youth Programs Coordinator – Queens Museum

Youth Programs Coordinator – Queens Museum

Department:

Education

Reports to:

Education Manager

Position Classification:

Regular, Full-time, Non-Exempt (Hourly), Benefits-eligible

Worksite location:

Onsite at the Queens Museum (Corona, New York)

QM Salary Band:

D1 – Coordinator ($22.08 per – $23.77 per hour)

Management position:

Non-Supervisory

About Queens Museum:

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs, and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

Position Overview:

The Queens Museum seeks an energetic and well-organized Youth Programs Coordinator with a passion for engaging diverse young audiences of all backgrounds, experiences, and abilities through a vibrant range of learning experiences and encounters with art and culture. Reporting to the Education Manager, the Youth Coordinator works directly with the Director of Education to shape and implement the Young Leaders Art and Social Justice Institute, a series of art and cultural sessions, leadership workshops, community service projects, and education seminars embedded in art and social justice, civic engagement, and activism for teens and young people.

Successful candidates will be detail-oriented team players with strong administrative and interpersonal skills, well-versed in contemporary art practice, and committed to the connection between art, learning, and movements for social justice. This position offers significant opportunities for professional development and creative collaboration across the NYC arts and culture sector.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with the Director of Education to design and implement the Young Leaders Art & Social Justice Institute for teens and young people

  • Oversee outreach to recruit teen program participants in collaboration with community and school partners, to grow our teen audiences through best practices in the sector

  • Facilitate teen activities and youth work assignments, ensuring a positive youth experience

  • Promote and expand teen participation, engagement, and leadership at the Museum through connection other programs events, partnerships, and other initiatives

  • Manage a teen leadership advisory council (which will organize and coordinate focus groups and visioning sessions to discuss youth programming, identify organizing strategies, provide feedback, and recommend improvements)

  • Facilitate communication within the team and serve as a point person to others across the Institute;

  • Cultivate key relationships with high schools, community organizations, fellow teen programs

  • Collect documentation to evaluate and assess teen and young adult programs

  • Works with teaching artists, educators, community leaders, and activists to design curriculum for workshops, seminars, and classes

  • Work with the Communications team to develop and maintain social media channels the YLASJI and other teen programs

  • Works with the Community Organizer to develop community service projects for, 

  • Assists the Development department with tracking, writing, and budgeting for fundraising purposes and reporting.

  • Order supplies for all teen and young adult programs, events, and workshops

  • Performs any other duties reasonably related to the functions described above.

While this list may represent the initial or primary responsibilities of the role, this list may not constitute an exhaustive list of job functions

Interview Schedule:

Candidates selected for interview will meet with the QM’s hiring committee on the following dates:

  • Introductory interview via Zoom video conference: Friday, January 21, 2022

  • Final interview (onsite at the QM): Tuesday, January 25, 2022

  • Anticipated start of work: Week of February, 7, 2022

Please note: only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Benefits:

This is a full-time benefits eligible position to participate in the following benefits:

  • Paid Vacation, Sick & Personal Days

  • Paid Holidays

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits

  • Retirement Benefits (401K savings plan, Pension plan, and Life Insurance policy)

  • Free admission to NYC Cultural Institutions Groups (CIG)s

EEOC Statement:

The Queens Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, familial status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV status, arrest record, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, genetic information, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.

Residents of Queens, Bilingual, and multilingual candidates (Spanish, Mandarin, and or/ASL) are strongly encouraged to apply.

New York City Key to New York COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate: 

The highest priority of the Queens Museum is safeguarding the health and safety of its employees and communities. It is therefore the policy of the QM to require employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a measure of public safety. The QM is committed to complying with all legal requirements applicable to it, including  NYC’s Key to NY Executive Order #225, which requires that all covered business entities, including art museums citywide, not permit employees or patrons to enter the premises without proof of vaccination, effective August 17, 2021. As such, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment of the Queens Museum under New York City ordinance. This job offer is conditional upon proof of COVID-19 vaccination, which is to be submitted to Human Resources prior to the start of work date stated on this letter. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons who cannot show proof of vaccination because of a disability, pregnancy, religious belief, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses or for medical, or other covered reasons will be considered in accordance with all applicable laws.

  • Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities

    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

    • Knowledge of best practices in museum education

    • Interest in contemporary art, socially engaged art, and movements for social, environmental justice.

    • Must be personable, flexible, and skilled at working on multiple projects simultaneously

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

    • Experience facilitating workshops for school-aged children and teachers

    • Solid organizational and project coordination skills

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

    • Knowledge and appreciation of artwork preferred

    • Available to work weekends and some evenings as needed

      Requirements:

      • Prior experience activist/ community work/social justice youth worker background.

      • Prior experience working with children and young adults in school and out-of-school settings, including community settings, and/ot museum art education settings

  • How to apply:

    Apply through the QM’s online careers portal

    Submit a cover letter describing your interest in this position and a resume outlining previous work experience. The QM is accepting applications for the Youth Programs Coordinator position through Sunday, January 16, 2022. Applications are due at 11:59 PM on January 16, 2021. Late applications will not be considered for this position.

  • 01/30/2022
  • Mid-Level | Full-time
  • Museum
  • Education
  • Queens Museum
  • New York City Building
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Queens
  • New York
  • 11368
  • Daniel Samaniego
  • 7185929700
  • dsamaniego@queensmuseum.org
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