Youth & Family Programs Manager

Queens Museum

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


Apr 16, 2023


Mar 22, 2023

Position Title: Youth & Family Programs Manager

Department: Education

Reports To: Director of Education

Position Classification: Regular, Full-time,
Exempt (Salaried), Benefits-eligible

Work Location: Queens Museum (Corona, NY)

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, Evenings and Weekends as needed

Salary Band: D4 - Program Manager

Salary Range: $59,500 - $64,000 Annually

Management Classification: Supervisory

About the Queens Museum

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs, and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

As part of the Queens Museum’s integrated program team, the education department plays a vital role in advancing the Museum’s mission. The Department offers a range of free and low-cost award-winning learning experiences that connect people, art and culture. They take place at the Museum, online, and at community partner sites across the borough of Queens the most linguistically and culturally diverse places in the US.

Position Overview

The Youth & Family Programs Manager (YFPM) works closely with the Director of Education and QM team to create, implement and manage innovative learning programs providing high-quality art education for families and teens. They are part of the Content Team working across the Museum to create an integrated program of activity and also support QM’s goal of supporting intergenerational learning. Reporting to the DoE, the YFPM will manage all aspects of the Queens Teens Institute for Art and Social Justice (QTI), including art and cultural sessions, leadership workshops, community service projects, and education seminars embedded in art and social justice, civic engagement, and activism for teens and young people.

The YFPM is a key collaborator in establishing strategic goals, initiatives, and partnerships that directly relate to the museum’s integrated approach to education, exhibitions & public programs. Successful candidates will be detail-oriented team players with strong administrative and interpersonal skills, well-versed in contemporary art practice, and committed to the connection between art, learning, and movements for social justice. This position offers significant opportunities for professional development and creative collaboration across the NYC arts and culture sector.

Essential Functions

QTI & Teen Programming

Oversee outreach to recruit teens for the QTI program participants in collaboration with community and school partners, to grow teen audiences through best practices in the sector

Facilitate teen activities and youth work assignments, ensuring positive youth experience

Cultivate key relationships with high schools, community organizations, fellow teen program

Collect documentation to evaluate and assess teen and young adult program

Manage teaching artists, educators, community leaders and activists to design curriculum for workshops, seminars and classes

Provide information needed to the Communications team to develop and maintain social media channels

Assists the Development department with tracking, writing, and budgeting for fundraising purposes and reporting.

Family Programming

Develop, promote, and schedule family programming and camp programming, working to boost outreach and participation through community partnerships

Manages and supports teaching artists and lead the administration of family programs both onsite and offsite at partner organizations

Be attentive and responsive to local, borough and city-wide demographic trends as it relates to youth and family engagement at the Museum.

Oversee program evaluation, gather data, documentation and research through collaborative action research. Report on the impact of QM’s family programming.

Administrative responsibilities include but are not limited to program and grant budget management, payroll, invoices and payments, inventory management.

Manage project timelines and budgets to ensure all program milestones are met

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


Creative approach to arts and educational project/program development, willingness to experiment and try new things.

Invites and encourages creativity and new thinking from many different sources, including among staff, artists, and community members/program participants;

Commitment to the Queens Museum’s institutional values of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) and community partnership and role of art, artists, and artistic processes in positive social and cultural transformation;

Strong cultural competencies and sensitivities, the consciousness of cultural identities and differences, committed to intersectional thinking and practice;

Interest in contemporary art, socially engaged art, and movements for social, and environmental justice.

Strong facilitative leadership skills, ability to lead inclusive and generative processes, to promote cooperation and collaboration among various stakeholders and constituents


Strong knowledge of pedagogical approaches relevant to art museum education and contemporary art including, but not limited to, critical pedagogy, inquiry-based learning, object-based teaching, universal design for learning, project-based learning, visual literacy, social justice, anti-oppression curricula; participatory learning in through the arts in a variety of media, commitment to multi- and interdisciplinary approaches in the arts

Demonstrated success promoting learning environments that are both arts and artist-centered, student and community-driven, particularly with diverse youth and teen students

Record of success supporting and training diverse teaching artists (e.g. organizing professional development, hiring and selecting, and administrative management of teaching artists).

Knowledgeable in a wide variety of evaluation, research, assessment, and documentation approaches in arts, cultural and education work.

Proven history of managing projects from start to finish, ability to manage budgets and reporting, and manage concurrent projects

Interview Process & Schedule:

Candidates selected for an interview will meet with the QM’s hiring committee on the following dates:

Introductory interview (Zoom): Week of April 17, 2023

Final interview (onsite at the QM): Week of April 24, 2023

Anticipated start of work: Immediately, following pre-employment screening


This is a full-time benefits eligible position to participate in the following benefits:

Paid Time Off including Vacation, Sick Leave, and Personal Days

11 Paid Holidays

4 Paid Summer Fridays per year

Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits

Retirement Benefits (401K savings plan, Pension plan, and Life Insurance policy)

Employee Assistance Program

Free affiliate admission to most American Museums

Hybrid Work Model

The QM team is currently practicing a hybrid work model, incorporating a blend of onsite and

remote working. QM department heads require attendance onsite at the Museum 3

days per week to participate in in-person meetings and project work.

EEOC Statement

The Queens Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, familial status, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, HIV status, arrest record, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, genetic information, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The highest priority of the Queens Museum is safeguarding the health and safety of its employees and communities. It is therefore the policy of the QM to require employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a measure of public safety. As such, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment of the Queens Museum. This job offer is conditional upon proof of COVID-19 vaccination, which is to be submitted to Human Resources prior to the start of work date stated on this letter. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons who cannot show proof of vaccination because of a disability, pregnancy, religious belief, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sex offenses or for medical, or other covered reasons will be considered in accordance with all applicable laws.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an arts/culture/education related field and or its work experience equivalent
  • 3+ years prior experience in Museum education working with youth and teen audiences
  • Strong computer skills including MS office and excel, and knowledge of PC, Mac, and iOS management is a major plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills