Part-Time Museum Educator

Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is an educational and cultural institution that preserves and presents the living history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. Through exhibitions, educational services and public programs, MOCA hopes to increase the visibility of the myriad of voices and identities that make up Chinese American history, while increasing local and global dialogue. By understanding and documenting the past and present, we strive to equip and empower participants to shape a more equitable society.

 

Position Description:
MOCA's Education Department serves over 10,000 children and adults each year through guided tours, teacher workshops. family programs, and afterschool and outreach activities. We are currently seeking a dynamic part-time museum educator to lead group tours and provide interactive experiences for a range of audiences. Become a MOCA Educator and join a cohort of passionate, creative, and impactful educators! You will also have the opportunity to enhance, develop, and facilitate curriculum-based programs grounded in anti-bias education, critical thinking, inquiry-based dialogue, and active investigation. MOCA Educators must be available for at least 2 shifts Tuesday through Saturday (9:00am- 1:30pm) and 2 additional days for meetings, trainings, outreach and private events. Pay: Training rate $12/hour, then $15/hour and MOCA Educator Perks!
 

Duties:

  • Conducts guided gallery and walking tours; enhances and maintains tour program curriculum and supplies.
  • Applies or integrates various curricular frameworks such as state and/or national Common Core Standards, and museum education standards with MOCA's teaching collection and programs for K-12 students and educators.
  • Participates in the research, development, and/or facilitation of content-driven and exhibition-based activities and resources such as gallery guides, Family Festival workshops, special tours, visual aids, classroom resources, educator trainings, and other educational offerings.
  • Facilitates workshops and programs offsite, such as community outreach events or classroom visits.
  • Participates in and contributes towards department trainings and discussions that require an in-depth consideration, self-reflection, and critical analysis of historical and structural frameworks related to themes explored at MOCA, such as immigration, citizenship, community, race and identity, civil rights, and civic engagement.

  

Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum of 3 full years of undergraduate education leading to a B.A. degree related to the position (Museum Education, Education, Art/Visual Culture Education, Museum Studies. American History, American Studies, Ethnic Studies. Asian American Studies. etc.) or equivalent professional experience in an informal learning environment. 
  • Ability to engage with diverse and multi-generational audiences including children and families, K-12 students with special needs, English Language Learners, and museum visitors with disabilities.
  • Skill in communicating ideas and information using a variety of approaches and sources such as images, artifacts. technology, storytelling, and puppetry; knowledge of learner/visitor-centered strategies and methods such as object-based learning, visual thinking strategies, and inquiry-based dialogue.
  • Ability to write print and online educational materials that can be used by adults, K-12 students, and educators. o Ability to demonstrate punctuality, work independently, and adapt to multiple/changing projects and priorities
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, patience, and empathy when interacting with museum visitors of diverse backgrounds. ages.interests and abilities.
  • Knowledge of, or strong interest in community engagement, outreach and advocacy.
  • Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Bilingual Mandarin. Cantonese. or Spanish a plus.


How to Apply:
Applications submitted on a rolling basis. Please submit a brief cover letter, resume, and 1-2 work samples (curriculum, lesson-plans, digital learning resources, student work, etc.) to: education@mocanyc.org. Thank you. we look forward to reviewing your application!
 

MOCA is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status. disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its employment policy.