Overview

Major Areas of Responsibility

The Education Programs Coordinator will:

  • Aid in supervision and instruction of programs including programs that occur on weekends.
  • Support the development of a volunteer and internship program within the museum.
  • Assist in the development, management, and day-to-day functions of camp programs
  •  Create accurate supply orders using MOCA Educator supplies curriculum with the aid of the Studio Assistant.
  • Help prep for workshops, outreaches, and other programs.
  • Prep training sessions for curatorial information concerning the works on display and the exhibition concepts defined by the artists as well as content  training with Curator of Education
  • Be well informed on other MOCA programs and actively communicate opportunities at MOCA with guests.
  •  Conduct open tours and scheduled tours as needed
  •  Teach outreach education and off-site workshops.
  •  Assist at any museum events as needed (based on availability)

Qualifications

  •  Two or more years’ experience in the museum field
  • Experience running or organizing youth programs is a plus
  •  Experience educating adults, youth, and special needs public
  • Ability to work well with others in a small team environment and contribute to curriculum development and programming ideas.
  • Ability to take specific direction from administrative staff
  • Knowledge of Art History, knowledge of Contemporary Art is a plus

Reports to: Curator of Education

Supervises: None

Functional relationships: Within the museum, works with all staff, interns and volunteers.

External relationships: The Education Programs Coordinator maintains relationships with community partner sites, especially related to the recruitment of interns and volunteers.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree Required. Background check required.

Highly desirable: Bilingual in English and Spanish or Haitian Creole.

This is a full-time position requiring some evening and weekend hours.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Applicants: Please email a cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected] with subject EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR.  No phone calls please.

Salary starts at $32,000

 

About The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami began as the Center for Contemporary Art or COCA, which was founded in January 1981 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution and established through a City of North Miami ordinance. Featuring the work of local artists, COCA operated in a single gallery space in a modest municipal building.

Through the good offices of Congressman William Lehman (1913-2005), the City of North Miami was awarded $2.5 million grant from the federal agency for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create a center for contemporary art on municipal land in a prominent location in the heart of the city’s business district. Charles Gwathmey of Gwathmey-Siegel Architects New York, with local firm Gelabert-Navia, designed the 23,000-square-foot, award-winning facility which opened in 1996 and was renamed the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) in 1997 to reflect its expanded mission. MOCA is jointly governed by the City of North Miami of which it is a department, and by Museum of Contemporary Art, Inc. (MOCA Inc.), a 501(c)(3) entity overseen by a Board of Trustees.

Even before new building opened, MOCA became a collecting institution at a time when no other museum in Miami-Dade County was assembling a collection that documented contemporary art. MOCA’s reputation for discerning curatorial vision immediately attracted the support of South Florida’s community leaders who have made pivotal donations to MOCA’s collection. Today, after an institutional reorganization concluded in 2015, the collection totals 500 works of art, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, digital media, and mixed media installations created since 1955 by more than 250 artists. The collection belongs to the MOCA, Inc.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is known for its provocative exhibitions, for seeking a fresh approach in examining the art of our time, and for its commitment to innovative educational programs for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Through its collecting and exhibitions, MOCA has also played a leadership role in championing South Florida artists by providing first museum exhibitions to several who have since achieved international renown, including Hernan Bas, Teresita Fernandez and Mark Handforth, among others.