Museum of the City of New York Saturday Academy Instructor Position

Job details:
Museum of the City of New York
Expiring Date: 27 April 2018
Date: 26 February 2018
Sector: Education
Function: Teacher/Reasearch Fellow
Contract: Full Time
Salary: Salary according to the experience
Place of work: United States (New York)
Museum of the City of New York

Job Description

Museum of the City of New York
Saturday Academy Instructor Position
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its
distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The
Museum is riding an exciting wave of success a
nd is in the midst of a revitalization of its mission and
operations, which centers on the renovation and expansion of its historic building, the advancement of the
stewardship of its collections, and new and ambitious exhibitions, publications, and public
and school
The Museum, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and funding from the
Charina Endowment Fund, seeks Saturday Academy instructors to join the Frederick A.O. Schwarz
Education Center to teach electives
in American history in either the fall or spring semesters.
Saturday Academy is a free program that offers American History courses and SAT Preparation to students
in grades 8
12. There is no homework or grading involved. The purpose is to stimulate a g
enuine interest
in American history, and to provide students with a unique learning experience in a Museum setting that
will prepare them for college. Classes are scheduled on 6 Saturdays in the mornings or early afternoon, and
can address any facet of Ame
rican history.
Fall courses will meet on Saturdays, October 28, November 4,
11, 18, December 2, and 9. Spring courses will meet in March and April.
Write a course description and design a 6
session plan
Work with Museum staff to develo
p the course
Teach 6 Saturday classes. These sessions are 90 minutes and should be engaging and interactive.
Ideal candidates will have an M.A. or Ph.D., and will propose a course that corresponds to the
applicant’s area of study or expe
rience in the field
Prior teaching experience is valued
Please send a resume with a brief cover letter indicating your interest in teaching a course and potential
course topics to the Museum of the City of New York by emailing
To be considered,
please include
Saturday Academy Instructor
within the subject line of your email, and indicate if you are
applying for the fall or spring semester. Applications for the fall must be received by
August 1,
interviews will take place in the first half of August.
Educators are paid $40/hr for teaching 90
minute classes, with an additional hour for set up and wrap up
before and after class. Time spent on planning curriculum is not paid separate
ly, but i
ncluded in the
teaching and set
wrap up time. Some candidates will have the opportunity to teach two sections of the
same course back
back on each Saturday.
The Museum of the City of New York is committed to fostering a collaborative and
respectful work
environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning
more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to
working towards a common goal: creati
ng the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.
The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from
all individuals regardless of age, gender identification, race, ethnicity, marital status,
disability, religion, or
sexual orientation, and evaluate all candidates based on merit.

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