Part-Time Family Programs Educator

Family Programs Educator
The Museum of Chinese in Ameri ca (MOCA) presents the living history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of Chinese Americans through exhibitions, education and public programs. MOCA is looking for a part time Family Programs Educator to lead and develop MOCA’s signature family programs, MOCA CREATE and MOCA KIDS: Storytime! for youth ages 2-12 and their families. Family programs engage young children through art, stories, and activities related to the Chinese American experience and MOCA’s rotating exhibitions. In addition to overseeing these programs, the Family Programs Educator will lead customized experiences, staff quarterly Family Festivals, and assist with other family programs as needed.


This position is part time. There are 8.5 guaranteed hours per week, with the opportunity to take on additional hours. The Family Programs Educator must be available on Thursday afternoons and on Saturdays. Pay: $16/hr.

 

  • Responsibilities:
  • Lead MOCA CREATE drop-in art making twice-a-month (on 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 1-4pm) for an intergenerational audience, including children ages 2-12 and their grown-ups.
  • Lead bilingual MOCA KIDS: Storytime! program in Mandarin and English twice-a-month (on 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 3:30pm) for children ages 2-6 and their grown-ups.
  • Choose themes, art projects, and stories for MOCA CREATE and MOCA KIDS: Storytime!
  • Plan logistics for programs; coordinate and monitor supplies.
  • Write program copy for website and printed collateral.
  • Assist with marketing campaigns, targeted outreach, and in building sustained community partnerships to grow our family programs audience.
  • Develop additional family programming as audience numbers and needs increase.
  • Document projects and maintain records.
  • Assist with the Museum’s quarterly Family Festivals and Vacation Week programs, as needed.
  • Facilitate customized experiences, including inquiry-based conversations and related hands-on activities, in the Museum’s galleries for kids ages 2-12 and off-site, as needed.
  • Participate in bi-monthly educator gatherings.


Experience & Skills:

  • BA in Education, Art Education, Museum Studies, or related field. Background in Asian American Studies, American History, or Chinese culture a plus.
  • Regular Thursday afternoon and Saturday availability.
  • Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work independently and take ownership of a program.
  • Two plus years’ experience working with children ages 2-12, especially in art making or storytelling programs
  • Flexibility and ability to work during school vacation weeks
  • Strong interest in museum education required. Prior museum teaching experience preferred.
  • Previous experience working with children and teachers in an informal learning environment or educational setting.
  • Comfort interacting with diverse groups and excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; experience working with groups with special needs preferred.
  • Bilingual Mandarin required. Cantonese, Fujianese, Toisanese, a plus.


To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to education@mocanyc.org.


No phone calls, please. Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.