Director of Education and Public Programs at Neuberger Museum

 The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College, SUNY, seeks a Director of Education and Public Programs. The Director of Education and Public Programs develops and leads the museum interpretative program to provide a stimulating learning environment for museum constituencies, to meet the needs of the museum’s diverse audiences, and to further the mission of the college and museum.

Purchase College combines professional conservatory programs in the performing and visual arts with rigorous studies in the liberal arts and sciences. The Neuberger Museum is the tenth-largest college museum in the country and the premier museum of modern, contemporary art, art of the Americas and African art in Westchester and Fairfield counties. Through experimental or art-historical perspectives, the Neuberger features eight changing exhibitions annually, ranging from single-artist presentations to thematic surveys, newly commissioned artist projects, and a rotating collection of 6,000 objects. Along with a Performing Arts Center, a School of the Arts, and a School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the museum contributes to the college mission to provide an exceptional educational experience.

The Neuberger Museum is transforming the way in which it works with the public, connects with the community, and addresses cultural needs. Building on its respected collection, exhibitions, and research, the Neuberger Museum seeks to foster a lifelong interest in the visual arts by providing opportunities to experience and learn new ways that connect visitors to artists’ innovating expressions and ideas, and social and cultural history. The Director of Education and Public Programs will work across platforms, departments, and schools.

The ideal candidate has a curatorial background, intellectual curiosity, and active engagement with contemporary culture; is dedicated to learning through the role of exhibitions and expand the language and convention of public programming. 

Qualifications: MA in curatorial studies, museum education, art history, studio art, and related fields, required; three to five years of experience and proven success in creating and implementing public and educational programs in a not-for-profit or art museum setting, including exhibitions.  

Submit a letter of interest, writing samples, past program samples, and three references at Purchase College is an AA/EEO employer.  

Internship at the Illinois State Museum-Springfield

The Monticello Internship in Museum Education at the Illinois State 
Museum-Springfield provides an opportunity to explore–and gain solid 
experience in–the profession of museum education at a mid-sized museum 
of natural history, history, anthropology, and art. The Monticello 
Intern plans and implements the Museum’s monthly children’s program 
(Super Saturday), and assists with a variety of other public programs, 
events, and school programs. The intern also coordinates a small team of 
Super Saturday volunteers and helps with the Museum’s hands-on 
children’s exhibition, the Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum. Requirements: a 
Bachelor’s degree in education, anthropology, natural science, museum 
studies, history, or art; career interest in museum education; and 
experience working with the public. Teaching experience and work 
experience with volunteers and children are a plus. Computer skills in 
word processing, database management, and desktop publishing are 
preferred. Flexibility, maturity, reliability, dedication, strong 
organizational and communication skills, and a commitment to being a 
team player are very important. The internship will run from September 
1, 2014 to August 31, 2015. There is a monthly salary of $1,700 (subject 
to state and federal income tax), plus a benefits package including 
group medical and life insurance, holidays, vacation, personal business 
days, and sick time.

To apply, please email a single PDF document with the following items: 
cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional 
references (including email addresses) to Beth Shea, Director of 
Education, at Application deadline is May 1
2014. Send inquiries to Please, no phone 
calls. All applications will be acknowledged. Applicants must be 
eligible to work in the United States and are responsible for securing 
their own immigration documents. If selected, proof of the applicant’s 
ability to work in the United States must be submitted before the 
internship begins. The Monticello Internship in Museum Education is 
administered by the Illinois State Museum Society.

Beth Shea, M.S., M.A.T., Director of Education
Illinois State Museum
502 S. Spring St.
Springfield IL 62706-5000

Call for Art Teachers at Center for the Digital Arts

Call for Art Teachers from the Center  for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension of Westchester Community College

 Sherry Mayo, Director of  the Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension of Westchester Community College runs a vibrant, diverse, experimental digital arts precollege program in the summer.  The program runs mainly during the month of July and we have about 200 students per summer.  Sherry runs three modules per day M-TH from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm to support working families.  The Center has a broad array of digital arts, fine arts, and movement.  Interested folks should read the job description below and pull the program flyer off of You may call Sherry Mayo directly at 914-606-7385 or email at 

 Job Description
Non-Credit Adjuncts/Digital Arts.  Seeking digital arts instructors for precollege program for Multi-media Storytelling, Web Design, Digital Filmmaking, Digital Painting, and 2D Animation.  A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is  required.  If interested, please see: Questions should be directed to Dr. Sherry Mayo at Submit resumes to:  Human Resources,  Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY  10595; fax 914-606-7838; or email Word documents to:

Art Teacher at Dalton

 ART TEACHER – First Program Lower School Dalton in NYC:  grades Kindergarten – 3rd
The ideal applicant has experience teaching art and woodworking to children aged 5-9 in a progressive, developmentally minded, materials-based art curriculum. S/he has excellent communication skills and is interested in working with other Head Art Teachers in a shared teaching environment and in mentoring an Associate Teacher. A graduate degree and three years teaching experience are preferred.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: Please include “ART TEACHER” in the subject line of your email.

Seminar at the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Hello Museum Colleagues,

The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center is experimenting with some new ideas around the use of play in museum spaces and extending that to how objects enrich play in a classroom setting. We hope you’ll join us for this two day workshop at the Smithsonian.

Even if you can’t make it to DC in May, we would love to hear if you have some interesting stories to share related to playful museum encounters with young children.



Betsy Bowers

Director, Center for Innovation in Early Learning

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Play: Engaging Young Learners in Object Rich Environments

May 1 and 2, 2014

The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center invites educators to join us for a seminar exploring the incorporation of play in our object-based approach to teaching young children.

This two day seminar takes place at the Smithsonian Institution and covers the use of play as a vehicle for engaging young children in the classroom, museum, and community. Bringing together children’s interests, play themes, and museum collections, seminar participants partake in hands-on, object based activities, gallery visits, and guided discussions with museum professionals and early childhood educators.

In this seminar, participants think critically about different types of play and how to connect play to memorable museum experiences. We explore the use of stories and narrative that tie to a child’s interests and think creatively about how to provide an environment that supports these interests. Participants practice questioning techniques that promote concept development.

By using the intrinsic motivation of play, educators can take advantage of a setting where children are attentive and actively engaged. Considering the educator’s role and approach in children’s play, seminar participants will learn to guide seemingly spontaneous activity that encourages exploration and learning.

Read more on the blog!

Cost:                                      Pilot Program Rates – One Time Only Offer

$250  Early registration before March 21

$300   Registration before April 18

$325   Late registration after April 18

Location of Seminar:         Smithsonian Institution

                                                Smithsonian Castle Library, Room 384

Date:                                      May 1 and 2, 2014

Time:                                     9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Transportation:                  Smithsonian Metro Stop (Orange or Blue Line)

For information:                  Sarah Bartel,

Betsy Bowers,

Phone: (202) 633-9587

Fax: (202) 786-3153

PO Box 37012  MRC 184

National Museum of Natural History

Washington, DC 20013-7012

How to register:

Register online through Eventbrite at


Send in a registration form found at


Call Betsy Bowers at (202) 633-9587 to register over the phone.

A confirmation letter will be mailed to each participant.  Space is limited.

Kennedy Center Requests for Proposals

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking contract proposals from eligible and qualified contractors to perform the following eight (8) VSA programs. Please view the Requests for Contract Proposals (RFP) for details specific to each program at

These initiatives are Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Programs.


Please visit the website to download the Requests for Contract Proposals.
Proposal Submission Deadline: May 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)
1. VSA Arts Connect All – Professional Development Program
Implement professional development opportunities of 5 or more hours for educators teaching the arts to students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12.
Q/Info: Stephanie Litvak,
2. VSA Arts Connect All – Workshop/Residency Program
Implement school or community arts education workshops and residencies of 5 or more instructional hours for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12.
Q/Info: Stephanie Litvak,
3. VSA Children’s Visual Art Discovery Program
Implement a visual arts education program serving students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Programs provide 5 or more instructional hours per student with a disability.
Q/Info: Rachael Nease,
4. VSA International Young Soloists: Music for Every Student Program
Implement a music education program serving students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12. Programs provide 5 or more instructional hours per student with a disability.
Q/Info: McKenzie Midock,
5. VSA Playwright Discovery Program
Implement a student scriptwriting program for students, with and without disabilities, in middle and high school, grades 6-12.  Programs provide 5 or more instructional hours per student.
Q/Info: McKenzie Midock,
6. VSA Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative
Implement opportunities for youth with disabilities, age 15 to 22, to participate in arts, arts education or arts management-based internships or pre-professional apprenticeship or training programs of 40 or more hours.
Q/Info: Rachael Nease,
7. VSA Museum Access for Kids Program
Implement accessible arts experiences with related educational programming for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22, pre-kindergarten–grade 12.
Q/Info: Jessica Swanson or Sarah Schoenfelder,
8. VSA Performing Arts Access for Kids Program
Provide accessible performing arts experiences with related educational programming for students with disabilities, ages 3 to 22.
Q/Info: Jessica Swanson or Sarah Schoenfelder,
Eligible and qualified organizations are encouraged to submit contract proposals per the attached Requests for Contract Proposals. The Kennedy Center will accept one contract proposal per organization for each RFP. To submit, please follow the instructions outlined in each RFP.
Proposal Submission Deadline: May 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Daylight Time)
Notification: Selected recipients will be notified on a rolling basis or by August 29, 2014.

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