Saturday Academy Instructor Positions at the Museum of the City of New York
For Courses on Asian American History, Sports History, History of Medicine
The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.
The Museum of the City of New York in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and funding from the Charina Endowment Fund, seeks an educator to teach an American history elective in its Saturday Academy program, which offers free classes for students in grades 8 – 12 interested in American history or SAT Preparation.
Saturday Academy takes place in the Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Center at the Museum on 6 Saturday mornings or early afternoons, and the courses can be on any facet of American history. The classes are intended to stimulate an interest in American history, and to introduce students to important historical subjects and topics that might not be covered in the standard school curriculum. The sessions should expose students to primary sources and possibly the Museum’s exhibitions, but no homework or grading will be necessary. The idea is to give students a unique learning experience to enhance their college applications and prepare them for college.
Fall 2018 classes will meet on Saturdays October 27, November, 3, 10, 17, December 1, and 8. Educators are paid $40/hr for teaching, and an additional hour for set up and wrap up before and after class. Time spent on planning curriculum is not paid separately, but included in the teaching and set up/wrap up time. Courses are 90 minutes long. Some courses will be taught twice in the morning back-to-back, and other courses will be single sessions in the afternoon.
- To apply, please email Joanna Steinberg, Manager of Student Programs, at email@example.com to indicate that you are interested in teaching a course, in addition to submitting your resume and a proposed course description (3-4 sentences). Interviews will take place in early July.
Note that all course proposals must correspond to your degree and field of expertise. Preference is given to MA and PhD candidates.
About the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center at the Museum of the City of New York:
Founded in 1923 as a private, non-profit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center at the Museum serves over 46,000 children and adults each school year through fieldtrips, afterschool programs, family programs and professional development.
The Museum of the City of New York is committed to fostering a collaborative and respectful work environment with a staff as diverse as New York City and the audiences who are curious about learning more about its history and engaging in contemporary urban issues. Our staff members are dedicated to working towards a common goal: creating the most dynamic and inspiring city museum in the world.
The Museum of the City of New York is an equal opportunity employer. As such, the museum provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination with respect to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identification, marital status, military status or veteran, national origin, political association, political/personal convictions, predisposing genetic characteristics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographic location, philosophies, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws, in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, promotion, demotion, transfer, lay-off, and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. All employment-related decisions are based solely on relevant