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Senior Manager of Adult Learning-Education

Brooklyn Museum
United States, New York, Brooklyn
200 Eastern Parkway (Show on map)
June 29, 2023
Senior Manager of Adult Learning-Education

We seek a dynamic, experienced, and forward-thinking museum professional-with a demonstrable commitment to our vision of art as a catalyst for a connected, civic, and empathetic world-to oversee and strategically grow our Museum Education Fellowship Program, as well as other programs and partnerships for adults of all ages. This thoughtful practitioner will drive the vision and growth of programs and partnerships focused on critical discussion of objects in our collections for adults, lead our prestigious Museum Education Fellowship Program and other training programs, and imagine new possibilities for personal and collective learning among diverse communities of adult learners in the Museum and across New York City. The Senior Manager of Adult Learning will also develop programs and resources that reflect our emphasis on social justice and further the Museum's ambitious social-action strategy.


  • The successful candidate must have a broad perspective while also being detail-oriented with strong administrative skills
  • The candidate should hold an MA degree in art history, museum education, education, or a related field in the humanities, and exhibit strong knowledge of museum- education theory and practice
  • At least four years of experience in a museum setting and/or higher education, planning and implementing relevant and creative object-based museum-education programs for adult audiences
  • Familiarity with diverse pedagogical theories and demonstrated excellence in gallery teaching for a variety of audiences, including adults
  • Strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA)
  • Excellent research, analytical, writing, social-media, and presentation skills
  • Experience supervising staff, managing multiple projects simultaneously, entering and tracking payroll, and managing budgets
  • Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with other Museum staff, patrons, academic institutions, and community-based organizations
  • The individual must be a reflective practitioner who can undertake multiple initiatives simultaneously and balance both long- and short-term priorities
  • Familiarity with Brooklyn audiences and dedication to social-justice issues are essential
  • Knowledge of the City University of New York (CUNY) and experience with open and experimental teaching practices are also an advantage


  • Supervise full-time Fellows, part-time teaching artists and instructors, and interns, and mentor and/or supervise full-time, union-affiliated Museum educators
  • Oversee all aspects of the Museum Education Fellowship Program, including recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of six full-time Fellows each academic year, training and supervising these emerging professionals during their ten-month tenure as they work on all aspects of the Museum's education and public programming
  • Collaborate regularly with other education and curatorial staff in fostering the growth of Education Fellows and their proficiency in conducting programming for diverse museum audiences
  • Support Education Fellows in the development of Teaching Research Projects, including research methods, data collection and analysis, and public presentations, sharing their findings with Museum leadership and various other stakeholders
  • Collaborate with staff to ensure the successful implementation of all programs and partnerships for adult audiences, including supporting Coordinators and Associate Managers in overseeing Academic Tours, Academic Partnerships, A.R.T Guides Program (for volunteer docents), Public Tours, Adult Literacy Programs, and the Museum Internship Program as capacity allows
  • Work with the Internship Coordinator to conceive, promote, and help facilitate a roster of academic tours based on current curricular needs in higher education and strategically grow Academic Tours and partnerships
  • Work with the Internship Coordinator to support the annual Intern Convening, a networking and leadership event each summer led by current and former Brooklyn Museum interns
  • Develop and manage budgets, collect and share data, invoice and collect payments, and contribute to funding proposals and reports
  • Build partnerships with CUNY leadership and with selected arts and cultural institutions across New York City
  • With the Co-Director of Education, envision, propose, and implement efforts to introduce programs that expand our reach to new audiences, including initiatives aligned with the Museum's social-action framework
  • Partner with Curatorial, Design, Public Information, and other departments to conceptualize, develop, execute, and publicize programs for special exhibitions
  • Participate in staff-led professional-development series, Teaching Lab, and other Education Division internal trainings and meetings
  • Lead lessons for school audiences as time permits
  • Contribute to scholarship in the field through presentations, publications, and workshops
  • Additional responsibilities and initiatives as needed

Start date: July 2023

Department: Education

Reports to: Co-Director of Education, Youth Leadership & Lifelong Learning

Position Type: Full-time

Union Status: Non-union

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary and grade: G-$78,000

Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Evening and weekend work required.

If you have questions about our online application system, please get in touch with us at job.application.questions@brooklynmuseum.org.

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