Per Diem Educator

The Per Diem Educator works within School and Family Programs to facilitate interactive inquiry-based gallery tours, art studio workshops, and special programs for the Education Department in a freelance capacity. The ideal candidate is someone who is able to engage with a wide variety of audiences and who possesses a strong background in art history, studio art, and/or museum teaching. Availability to teach both Sunday and weekday programs is preferred. Qualified candidates may have the opportunity to develop multi-session partnership programs in collaboration with the Senior Managers of School and Family Programs.

Department: Education
Reports to: Senior Manager of Family Programs, Senior Manager of School Programs and Outreach
Date posted: July 27, 2017
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Freelance - as needed


  • Develop and lead gallery tours for family and Pre-K – 12 school groups in both temporary and collection exhibitions
  • Facilitate art-making workshops for families and school groups using a range of materials and processes
  • Participate in training sessions, lectures, and walkthroughs in conjunction with temporary and collection exhibitions


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred. Preferred fields of study include Fine Art, Art History, or Museum Studies
  • Previous inquiry and object-based teaching experience in a museum setting required
  • Comfort with art materials and facilitating studio experiences
  • A flexible schedule, with both Sunday and weekday availability preferred
  • Willingness to travel throughout NYC for off-site programs
  • Experience working with visitors with disabilities a plus

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
Phone: 212.423.3238

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.