Employment Opportunities

Education Assistant

The Albany Institute of History & Art seeks an Education Assistant to assist with the production and implementation of the museum’s school, family, and public programs. Responsibilities include the coordination and facilitation of group visits, conducting gallery teaching and leading studio art activities, scheduling volunteer docents for school program delivery, maintaining department schedules and records, and assisting with production of all Education Department programs. The ideal candidate would have 1-2 years experience working in a museum or educational setting teaching diverse and multi-generational audiences. A baccalaureate degree is required, preferably in art, art history, American history, museum studies, education, or a related field. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Susan Hsu, Director of Finance, hsus@albanyinstitute.org

Application deadline: March 30, 2018

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates, schedules, and facilitates group visits to the museum including school programs and adult groups.
  • Conducts gallery teaching and leads studio art activities for diverse audiences including school groups, children, adults, and families.
  • Coordinates docent, intern, and contract educator schedule for school program delivery.
  • Greets and orients groups upon arrival at the museum.
  • Assists with processing invoices, registrations, and deposits for school, teacher, public, and family programs
  • Maintains registration records for Education Programs including confidential financial, emergency contact, and medical information.
  • Maintains department attendance records: tracking, circulating, creating monthly and annual summary reports.
  • Provides support and assists with developing content for ongoing docent trainings.
  • Assists with Education Department programs including but not limited to: Family Days, Public Programs, Art Workshops, and Teacher Workshops.
  • Assists with staffing and facilitating museum lectures.
Other Skills/Qualifications we are seeking:       
-Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and some holidays (Martin Luther King Jr., Presidents’, Columbus, and Veteran’s Days)
-Creative thinker and problem solver with strong attention to detail
-Able to work independently and collaboratively
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Confident public speaker
-Strong work ethic and organizational skills
-Comfortable working in a busy, multi-tasking environment
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Photoshop, and web content management
Work Schedule
Full-time, 35 hours a week. Employee work week will be Wednesday to Sunday.