Senior Museum Instructor/​Access Programs Coordinator

The Brooklyn Museum seeks an experienced and forward-thinking museum professional who puts their passion for inclusion, equity, and social justice into practice through creating programs and resources that welcome and engage individuals with disabilities as artists and as visitors. Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (master’s degree preferred), in art, art history, disability studies, education, or a related field
  • Minimum of two years of experience teaching, coordinating programs, facilitating community outreach, and supervising staff in a museum environment, arts organization, and/or service agency
  • Excellent teaching, writing, and organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • A passion for inclusion, equity, and social justice

Additional qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of American Sign Language, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and/or Cantonese
  • Experience in Verbal Description techniques, working with social narratives, and/or Universal Design
  • Working knowledge of ADA, Section 504 legislation, and accommodation guidelines
  • Relationships within various disability communities in New York
  • Knowledge of Brooklyn audiences


  • Conceive, implement, and manage monthly programs:
    • Brooklyn Afternoons: for adults with memory loss and their care partners
    • Verbal Description and Touch Tour: for blind adults and those with low vision
    • ASL Tours: for the D/deaf community
  • Coordinate and (as needed) teach ongoing partnerships for adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, autism, and those recovering from chemical addictions
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise a part-time staff; mentor an Education Fellow
  • Collaborate with other departments to support visitors with disabilities in their experience throughout the Museum
  • Prepare marketing, publicity, and social media materials
  • Maintain programmatic supplies and resources such as wheelchairs, assistive listening devices, and the Museum’s Touch Collection
  • Evaluate current programs and conduct research to develop new programs
  • Respond to visitor concerns about issues of accessibility
  • Contribute to grant proposals/reports and budget proposals
  • Teach K-12 single guided-gallery visits and/or school partnerships in the galleries, with emphasis on students with disabilities
  • Teach or coordinate disability and accessibility training workshops for staff
  • Participate in other Museum initiatives as time permits

Start date: Immediately Department: Family & Community Programs Position type: Full-time Union status: Union FLSA status: Non-exempt Salary: $47,435 per year plus benefits Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; with occasional weekend work (some flexibility required)

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