Per Diem Access Educator

The Per Diem Access Educator works with participants with memory loss and other access audiences to facilitate in-person and virtual, interactive, multisensory partnership programs – which include art exploration and a studio component – for the Education Department in a freelance capacity. At this time we are looking for educators to work with our memory loss program partner organizations in Staten Island and Queens and with our long standing school partners in Brooklyn and the Bronx. The ideal candidate is someone who is warm and energetic, interested in inclusivity and community-building, 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. Teaching possibilities beyond memory loss and school partnerships include programs for visitors who are blind/have low vision, monthly programs for visitors with memory loss, visitors with developmental or learning disabilities and additional school programs.

Department: Education
Reports to: Assistant Director of School Programs and Outreach
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Schedule: On-Call, as Needed


· Develop and facilitate multi-session partnership programs for participants with dementia and their care partners

· Collaborate with staff and a team of per diem educators on creating programs, developing new partnerships an trainings, and reflecting on/evaluating program growth

· Participate in lectures and workshops in conjunction with museum exhibitions

· Contribute to the growing Jewish Museum access community


· Experience working in arts programming for individuals with dementia required

· Additional experience working with individuals who are blind or have low vision and/or with intellectual or developmental disabilities preferred

· Previous inquiry and object-based teaching experience in an arts organization

· Comfort with art materials and facilitating studio experiences

· A flexible schedule, with both Sunday and weekday availability preferred

· Willingness to travel to partnership sites in the outer boroughs

· Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128 

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.