Assistant Manager of Professional Learning

JOB TITLE: Assistant Manager of Professional Learning


REPORTS TO: Associate Director for Professional Learning

JOB SUMMARY: As a member of the Professional Learning team within the New-York Historical Society Education Division, the Assistant Manager of Professional Learning provides critical administrative, logistical, and programmatic support for a robust year-round schedule of teacher programs. The Assistant Manager is responsible for all logistical tasks and assists in all administrative tasks associated with professional learning programs, develops and leads teacher programs on a regular basis, and assists in the development and evaluation of the suite of professional learning opportunities. The Assistant Manager must have the ability to have a flexible schedule, including early morning, evening, and weekend hours. The Assistant Manager also serves as one of the primary back-up educators who will lead student field trips as needed. 


Bachelor’s degree in U.S. history or a related field required, Master’s degree strongly preferred.


  • Minimum of three years’ experience leading museum programs for adult learners, preferably K-12 teachers, required
  • Experience leading programs focused on museum collections and exhibitions, passion for museum and history education
  • Proven ability to take initiative and execute projects efficiently and thoroughly from start to finish
  • Creative thinker with ability to innovate within parameters
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent customer service skills
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented
  • Extensive knowledge of the New York City Department of Education as well as state and local social studies, literacy, and arts standards preferred
  • Experience leading programs for students in a museum/gallery setting preferred


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

  • Manage all Professional Learning logistics, including but not necessarily limited to:
    • Manage space reservations for events
    • Liaise with catering staff to organize catering for division and external events
    • Create and send set-up memos
    • Complete data entry and data analysis on an on-going basis
    • Contribute to the management of the Education Division’s electronic booking system and constituent database
    • Serve as point of contact/support person for on-site events
    • Liaise with other departments within the institution on programming, scheduling, etc.
  • Regularly and consistently develop and lead professional learning programs based on the collections, exhibitions, and educational resources of the New-York Historical Society to deepen teachers’ historical content knowledge and develop their pedagogy
  • Manage Professional Learning email and phone line, responding to inquiries and requests in a timely fashion
  • Manage Professional Learning marketing schedule, campaigns, and collateral
    • Coordinate with Education Marketing Coordinator to conceive of strategic marketing plan for existing and new programs to increase attendance and revenues
  • Assist in evaluation of teacher programs to ensure high-quality sessions and participant satisfaction; collect, enter, analyze, and use data to improve programs
  • Assist in cultivating and managing professional learning partnerships with Educational entities across the city and beyond
  • Participate in brainstorming for and development of new professional learning programs that will leverage the forthcoming Tech Commons @ New-York Historical, a state-of-the-art digital learning lab situated in the newly renovated fourth floor permanent collection and Center for Women’s History galleries
  • Serve as a primary back-up Museum Educator, leading student programs on an as-needed basis
  • Provide administrative support to all professional learning programs as well as the Associate Director for Professional Learning
  • Contribute to development of and provide support for Division-wide special events
  • Work collaboratively with Division staff on various programs and projects
  • Additional duties as requested

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  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, speak, and stand for up to 7 hours in a day. Sedentary computer work is also required.

For consideration please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:    Please reference the job title in the subject line. 

The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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