Assistant Manager of Teen Programs

JOB TITLE: Assistant Manager of Teen Programs
REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Teen Programs

The New-York Historical Society is the oldest museum in New York and home to one of the nation’s most distinguished research libraries. Drawing on world-renowned collections and a staff of passionate professionals, New-York Historical Education engages learners of all ages in the study of our collective past to deepen content knowledge, develop 21st century skills, and foster an empowered and engaged citizenry. We believe in the power of authentic historical study to spark curiosity and creativity, to promote cultural understanding, and to strengthen our democracy.

The New-York Historical Society is seeking an Assistant Manager of Teen Programs to design and facilitate programs and provide support to a robust suite of out-of-school-time opportunities for high school-age students. S/he will help foster innovation in the new Tech Commons @ New-York Historical (opening fall 2018).

The Tech Commons will be a state-of-the-art digital learning lab in which students will engage in authentic learning opportunities at the intersection of STEM and the humanities. These tech-enabled, history-driven programs seek to inspire young people, and young girls in particular, to pursue ambitious educational and career goals in the humanities and STEM fields.

The Assistant Manager will work closely with the Associate Director of Teen Programs and Manager of Teen Programs to create, oversee, and lead digital humanities programs, primarily for teens, but also for school groups and teachers. S/he will participate in researching, developing, and improving programs and will work with the administrative staff of the Education Division and other departments within the New-York Historical Society to assure that teen and Tech Commons programs are of high quality and executed smoothly. S/he will participate in and lead staff trainings in digital learning technologies and pedagogy to advance the work of the entire N-YHS Education department.

Bachelor’s degree in History, Art History, Education, Computer Science, Digital Humanities, or a related field required. Master’s degree or advanced certification preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the humanities, facility with an array of technological tools and/or software, and experience facilitating teen digital learning programs. The Assistant Manager must be available to work regular evening and weekend hours to facilitate and observe programs.

  • Minimum one year experience working with a teen audience, particularly in a museum setting
  • Minimum one year experience coordinating out-of-school-time programming for teens
  • Experience and familiarity with various types of software and hardware and ability to troubleshoot issues stemming from this technology
  • Ability to understand and implement daily operation details with accuracy
  • Passion for working with a teen audience, particularly in a museum setting
  • Familiarity with youth development best practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Skillful ability to multitask and balance multiple priorities
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and information/database management
  • Knowledge of New-York Historical Society mission and collections
  • Knowledge of NYC curriculum standards in Social Studies, STEM, Computer Science, and the Arts
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings
  • Ability to work individually and as a member of a team

Responsibilities for this position include but may not be limited to:

  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Teen Programs and Manager of Teen Programs to develop, implement, and facilitate out-of-school-time programming for teens at the New-York Historical Society, creating tech-integrated, collections-based learning opportunities that engage students in the hands-on study of history and the humanities as well as STEM and digital learning
  • Serve as program manager and lead facilitator of an array of out-of-school-time digital humanities programs
  • Provide administrative support for the teen programs team
  • Participate in project planning and development for new teen initiatives
  • Actively engage with the NYC youth development community
  • Contribute to marketing efforts for all teen programs, including print and electronic materials as well as attending recruiting and opportunities fairs at schools and community organizations
  • Cultivate relationships with middle and high school principals and teachers
  • Lead school group and teacher programs as needed
  • Collaborate with Education department staff on the execution of periodic special events
  • Additional duties as requested

Salary commensurate with experience. The New-York Historical Society offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

This position will require the employee to lift (up to 25 lbs), bend, stoop, walk, speak and stand for up to 7 hours in a day.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Please reference the job title in the subject line.

The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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