The Whitney Museum is hiring a Coordinator of Family Programs. Whitney Family Programs offer interactive tours, art-making workshops, artist-led programs, interpretive materials, and special events that encourage kids and families to learn about art together. The Coordinator will create and implement all of the Museum’s Family Programs and initiatives, helping to develop the next generation of art lovers and artists. This is a great opportunity to help our youngest visitors and their families experiment, be creative, and learn about works of art together.
The days for position are from Tuesday-Saturday.
Requirements: BA, or BFA, Master’s Degree Preferred. The successful candidate will have had prior teaching experience with families and young children in museums, community organizations, or visual art settings, and will possess deep knowledge of contemporary art practice. They will know how to develop and teach successful hands-on art making projects and will be familiar with a wide range of art materials and techniques. They will have experience with inquiry based teaching from works of art, as well as with program evaluation. It is also critical to have strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to problem solve and to juggle multiple projects at once.
The Whitney seeks talented people of all backgrounds—we value diversity of cultures, races and ethnicities, gender expressions, and abilities. Candidates who are POC, LGBTQ+, bilingual or multilingual, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
About the Whitney
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates 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.