Per Diem Adult Group Tours Educator (Local 2110)

Over the past two years, the Jewish Museum has been conducting virtual tours of current and past exhibitions for an international audience. We are seeking additional per diem educators to primarily conduct virtual tours for adult groups, however, some on-site gallery teaching opportunities may also be available. Reporting to the Deputy Director, Education & Programs, the adult group tour educators will conduct lectures on a range of topics with a special focus on modern and contemporary art. The ideal candidate possesses the interpersonal skills to teach diverse audiences and the ability to conduct art historical research and prepare PowerPoint presentations independently.

Department: Education
Reports to: Deputy Director, Education & Programs
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: On-Call, as Needed


  • Present lectures (either online or onsite) on a range of topics related to the Jewish Museum’s collection and exhibitions with a special focus on modern and contemporary art
  • Conduct art historical research and prepare PowerPoint presentations independently
  • Attend occasional training sessions which will be recorded for future reference


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, museum education, or related field, master’s preferred
  • Deep knowledge of art history
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary art
  • Five or more years related experience working in museums and/or teaching art history
  • Strong verbal skills, dynamic educator
  • Flexibility in adapting to the needs of diverse audiences
  • Reliability
  • Comfort teaching on Zoom with Power Point presentations (for virtual teaching) and/or experience teaching in a museum with original works of art (for onsite teaching)
  • A flexible schedule, with Sunday, weekday, and evening availability preferred
  • 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) for those working onsite

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.