Brooklyn Museum Education Fellowship

Brooklyn Museum Education Fellowship

The Museum Education Fellowship Program is a rigorous ten-month program designed to support the professional education of highly motivated individuals who have recently completed undergraduate or graduate studies. The first six weeks of the Fellowship are comprised of an intensive training period which provides foundational skills and knowledge for supporting Guided Gallery Visits under the Museum’s Education Division. After the training period, Fellows will gain in-depth fieldwork experience by designing, facilitating, and teaching programs that address the needs of school, teen, family and public program audiences. Additionally, all Museum Education Fellows are required to complete a Teaching Research Project, during which they conduct original qualitative research exploring the intersection of theory and practice. Fellows leave the program with extensive experience teaching and programming for a variety of audiences, and with a completed professional teaching portfolio.

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate an interest in art, education, and museums; an investment in working with diverse museum audiences; a commitment to teaching with art objects; support for the Brooklyn Museum’s mission and collections; and experience teaching and/or programming in formal or informal learning environments.

Please see below for an overview of the four available positions in the 2024–25 academic year. Review fellowship requirements, and each section for a full job description and list of responsibilities and qualifications for each position.

Salary: $27 per hour, or $39,690 across ten months (subject to payroll taxes), plus benefits 

Start and end dates: The Fellowship is ten months long, running from September 3, 2024, to June 20, 2025

Schedule: During training, Fellows follow a Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm schedule. After training, hours shift from 9:30am-5:30pm. Work days and hours may also shift depending on fellowship placement. Please read the descriptions and responsibilities below. 

Eligibility: The Fellowship is open to individuals who have recently completed undergraduate or graduate studies or those who have commensurate experience preferably in fine arts, art history, cultural studies, education, and other humanities. Candidates from other academic backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Requirements of the Fellowship Program

  • Attend a six-week training program at the beginning of the Fellowship, which will require time spent outside work hours on reading and practicum
  • Design and teach up to six 75-minute Guided Gallery Visits for school groups per week, honing a personal pedagogical approach while maintaining School Programs’ standards of excellence. During in-person GGV’s Fellows typically stand for up to 1.5 hours and travel throughout the galleries with a bag of materials weighing 5-10 pounds; accommodations can be made to support individuals with barriers to these physical aspects of teaching.
  • Conduct qualitative research throughout the year to learn about museum education theory and practice, including reading and writing outside work hours, and present a completed research project by June 2025
  • Complete a professional teaching portfolio

Qualifications for All Fellows

  • Experience teaching and/or programming in-person or virtually in formal or informal learning environments
  • Interest in teaching a wide range of age groups, including students from kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Familiarity with art-making and experience looking at and discussing art objects
  • Investment in working with diverse museum audiences and supporting our mission, and a commitment to equity and social justice
  • Willingness to learn as part of a community, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to manage time effectively, including prioritizing tasks, maintaining calendars, blocking out work time, and balancing academic and logistical responsibilities 
  • Ability to actively move throughout the museum with or without accommodations for up to 2.5 hours at a time, and spend periods of time interacting with children who are seated on the floor
  • Proof of ability to work in the United States is required. We do not sponsor visa applications, though past applicants have worked with international student organizations to secure visas for themselves. 

Application deadline: February 23, 2024

Website link for apply: https://form.jotform.com/233404325790150

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