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13 Jun 2022

Full-Time Manager of Special Projects

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library – Posted by New-York Historical Society Museum & Library New York, New York, United States

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Manager of Special Projects
REPORTS TO: Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Visitors experience 400 years of history through groundbreaking exhibitions, immersive films, and thought-provoking conversations among renowned historians and public figures at the New-York Historical Society, New York’s first museum. A great destination for history since 1804, the Museum and the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library convey the stories of the city and nation’s diverse populations, expanding our understanding of who we are as Americans and how we came to be.
The Manager of Special Projects at the New-York Historical Society is responsible for providing oversight and coordination of all activities related to special projects within the Education Division, including unique grant-funded programs, development and management of New-York Historical’s curriculum library (including Women & the American Story)NEH teacher institutes, and other special initiatives. They serve as production manager of all curriculum materials produced by the Division. The Manager will also regularly develop and lead professional learning programs for teachers, in close consultation with other members of the Professional Learning Team, based on the New-York Historical Society’s collections, exhibitions, and curriculum guides.
The Manager must have a flexible schedule, including occasional early morning, evening, and weekend hours as needed for all professional development and special event duties. This job will also include occasional travel opportunities.
  • Serve as internal project manager on all Education Division curriculum guides:
    • Lead curriculum team meetings with all stakeholders to ensure timely project completion and high-quality results;
    • Manage curriculum project assistants;
    • Build and maintain the yearly curriculum production schedule;
    • Review curriculum scope, design, and drafts;
    • Facilitate the acquisition of all copyrighted materials;
    • Prepare content and images for migration to the curriculum format;
    • Execute upload and review of all content prior to launch;
    • Write supplemental curriculum materials as needed;
  • Manage N-YHS Curriculum Library:
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure curriculums are promoted widely, including the production of promotional materials;
    • Maintain curriculum library and websites in coordination with Muse and New-York Historical IT staff;
    • Update curriculum guides as needed;
    • Coordinate reproduction requests from outside vendors;
    • Oversee curriculum library email accounts and correspondence;
  • Under the direction of the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, manage and coordinate existing and future special projects within the Division;
  • Serve as project manager for all NEH Summer Institutes for teachers:
    • Coordinate with Project Directors, administrative staff, guest faculty, and teacher participants;
    • Oversee all administrative duties, including space reservations, travel bookings, stipend allocation, grant reporting, materials management, communication with participants, etc.;
    • Handle all technical and logistical planning for in-person and virtual sessions;
  • Contribute to grants administration, including drafting and editing grant proposals and reports, assisting in tracking progress toward stated goals for select grants, and liaising with Development staff to ensure that funders are credited appropriately;
  • Serve as a member of the Professional Learning Team, contributing to the design, development, and implementation of a comprehensive suite of professional learning programs, including regularly developing and leading professional learning programs for teachers based on the New-York Historical exhibition schedule, collections, curriculum guides, and special initiatives;
  • Contribute to development and execution of Division-wide special events;
  • Work collaboratively with Division staff on various programs and projects as needed;
  • Lead school programs on an as-needed basis;
  • Additional duties as requested.
  • Bachelor’s degree in U.S. history or a related field, or equivalent, required;
  • Demonstrated success leading and completing large projects with multiple team members and stakeholders required;
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn website content management systems (WordPress, Prism, etc.) required;
  • Two years leading programs focused on museum collections and exhibitions required;
  • Strong background and formal training in U.S. history preferred;
  • Familiarity with the New York City Department of Education and/or the NYC Social Studies Scope and Sequence preferred.
Salary: $60k/annually
New-York Historical Society provides a generous benefits package for eligible employees to support their health and wellbeing, which includes:
  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal days, and holidays observed by the Museum;
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance;
  • Short and long-term disability coverage options;
  • 403(b) retirement plan with eligibility for employer contributions following one year of full-time service;
  • Flexible spending accounts for health-related expenses, dependent care, and parking and transit expenses;
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees and their families;
  • 20% discount at the NYHistory Store, Parliament Café and Storico restaurant, located within the Museum;
  • Free admission to various museums and cultural institutions across the city.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
This position will require the employee to lift, bend, stoop, walk, stand, and speak for up to 8 hours in a day. Sedentary computer work is also required.
To ensure the overall health and safety of the New-York Historical Society community and in accordance with New York City requirements, all newly hired employees of the New-York Historical Society are required to be fully-vaccinated (inclusive of booster shots) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with all applicable laws.
The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Education, history, Museums, and projectmanager. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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