Bilingual Teaching Artists, Adult Programs

Queens Museum

New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Apt. 24
NY 11368




Dec 14, 2023

Part time, temporary / $40 hourly / Queens Museum / Queens, NY

Position Overview
Queens Museum teaching artists are part of a diverse team of highly motivated, creative, responsive, and reflective educators. Teaching artists promote the interpretation of visual art and material culture using a variety of strategies in Queens Museum galleries, public school classrooms and community centers across Queens. In addition, teaching artists develop and lead hands-on projects that promote learning in and through the arts.

Essential Functions

— Lead art classes, workshops, and educational programs aimed at older adults in Spanish and/or Mandarin Adapt teaching methods to accommodate a diverse range of abilities and learning styles
— Design and deliver art-based curricula that cater to the needs and interests of diverse audiences, from children to adults. Foster creativity and self-expression through engagement with art
— Incorporate thematic curriculum and supporting lesson plans that integrate the museum’s permanent and changing exhibitions with relevant content in school curriculums
— Communicate in Spanish, and/or Mandarin and English to engage with students, parents, and community members, in order to encourage full participation and effective instruction with multilingual participants
— Lead programming for school groups onsite at Queens Museum, at Community partner sites, and in public settings (e.g. public libraries)
— Facilitate guided museum experiences, tours, and art-making workshops for visiting school groups, focused on exhibitions at the Museum
— Identify and address challenges that may arise during classes, offering creative solutions to ensure a positive learning experience for students
— Leading a program that allows students to investigate source objects or materials, promotes guided discussions and hands-on art activities and meets the goal of supporting teachers in their classroom teaching. QM art instruction is expected to address all appropriate standards of Visual Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math, when applicable
— Participating in staff professional development workshops, seminars, and other activities with education staff, curators, and other specialists
— Maintain and organize art materials for art-making sessions
— Compiling lists of necessary art-making materials and generating a digital lesson plan that can be referenced by collaborating teachers

This list represents the essential functions of the role, this list does not constitute an exhaustive list of job functions


— Enthusiastic, Punctual, and reliable
— Ability to facilitate artmaking workshops across a broad range of art materials and practices
— Kindness, understanding, and patience when working with individuals of all ages, recognizing that each person has a unique learning style
— Thrives in culturally diverse settings
— Approach obstacles with a positive and solution-oriented mindset, continually seeking ways to improve, grow and adapt as a teaching artist


— Demonstrated ability to work with learners of all ages, including older adults (persons aged 65+) and K-12 schoolchildren
— Prior experience teaching arts education in a range of settings including museums, public schools, and community centers
— Adept at lesson planning, implementing curriculum for learners of all ages
— Excellent writing skills with the ability to create original lesson plans (Spanish and/or Mandarin and English)
— Demonstrable art practice with a strong individual portfolio working across a range of materials and media
— Proven capacity to build and maintain positive and professional relationships between multiple organizations including school administrators, teachers, and community partners



— 2+ years of Teaching Artist experience
— Education background in Studio Art, Museum Education, Art Therapy, Art History, a related field and/or its work experience equivalent
— Professional proficiency in Spanish and/or Mandarin and English, must be comfortable teaching and lesson planning in both Spanish and/or Mandarin English
— Flexible availability including evenings and weekends
— Ability to travel and teach at multiple sites including Queens Museum, Public Schools, and Community Centers across Queens