Per Diem Educator

The Per Diem Educator works within School, Family, and Adult Programs to facilitate interactive inquiry-based gallery tours, studio art 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 for schools and families.

Department: Education
Reports to: Associate Director, School Programs & Outreach and Associate Director, Family Programs
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: On-Call, 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. Fields of study include Fine Art, Art History, Museum Education, Art Education, or Museum Studies

  • Previous inquiry and object-based teaching experience in a museum setting required

  • Comfort with art materials and with 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

Salary, based off type of meeting/program:

Meeting/Training/Prep: $40/hour; Family Programs: $60/hour; 60-minute Tour: $120/tour; Partnership Session: $130/session; 90-minute Tours: $180/tour;120-minute Tours: $220/tour; Workshops: $250/workshop

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.

This is a unionized position with covered employees represented by Local 2110, UAW, AFL-CIO.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.