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Education Program Coordinator

[Last updated May 8, 2018] The Education Program Coordinator has primary responsibility for the Center for Architecture’s after-school partnership program with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. This year-round program includes professional development workshops for educators and direct services to students in sixteen after-school program sites throughout the city. In addition, the Coordinator will join other education staff in teaching in our Student Day and Learning By Design:NY programs and assisting with other Professional Development workshops for educators.

The Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Education and have regular interaction with other members of the Center for Architecture staff and staff of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter, our partners at the Center. Responsibilities include:

• Oversee the DYCD after-school partnership program: Duties include coordinating training workshops, monitoring and supporting partnerships between CFA Design Educators and after-school sites, managing program schedule and supplies, preparing monthly reports on program activities, tracking expenses and budget, and conducting program evaluation. It is expected that the Coordinator will also work directly as an educator with at least two partner sites per semester;  
• Teach in our Student Day and/or Learning By Design:NY programs ~ 2 days/week;
• Develop and refine K-12 educational program materials;
• Assist with Summer and Vacation programs when school programs are not in session; 
• Assist with training of new Design Educators and Professional Development programs for K–12 teachers;
• Write articles about education programs for the Center’s e-newsletter;
• Assist with departmental and organizational events, such as the Architecture & Design College Fair, K-12 exhibition and annual fundraising events;
• Attend networking and community events on CFA’s behalf

QUALIFICATIONS:  This position requires an energetic and organized individual who is committed to supporting and expanding the Center for Architecture’s built environment education programs. CFA is a small staff where collaboration, flexibility and teamwork are essential. The right candidate will have:

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture, design, engineering and/or arts education;
• At least 2 years’ experience leading hands-on art/design projects with K–12 youth groups in a school, museum or community setting;  
• Excellent classroom management skills and interest in teaching diverse populations with varying learning abilities; 
• Familiarity with NY State Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, STEM and Common Core State Standards
• Strong project managements skills, able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
• Excellent computer skills that include MS Office, database software, email/web platforms
• Strong interest in CFA’s mission
• Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail, thorough and accurate work habits

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary to be offered commensurate with experience. All full-time employees of AIA New York and the Center for Architecture receive, after a 90-day evaluation period, a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, and life insurance. Full-time employees also receive 15 days paid vacation and 10 sick days per year. Employees with 1 year of service are eligible for a 401(k) plan that includes a 3% employer contribution.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Qualified candidates should submit their resumé along with a thoughtful cover letter to Your cover letter should be within the body of the email, and your resumé should be attached as a PDF. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of the email.
Applicants that do not follow these instructions will not be considered. No phone calls, please. 

Freelance Design Educator

The Center for Architecture is seeking Design Educators to teach in our K–12 architecture and design education programs. Programs include youth, family and school workshops at the Center for Architecture in Greenwich Village and customized multi-session residency programs in schools and community sites throughout the city. Our programs use hands-on, project-based design activities to enrich classroom studies and build students’ understanding and appreciation of the built environment.

Design Educators are hired and paid on a per program basis. Candidates must be willing to travel to program sites throughout the city and to collaborate with partner teachers to develop age-appropriate, sequential lessons that integrate architecture and design into classroom studies.

For further Information, download the Freelance Design Educator job description.

Design Educator-in-Training Program

If you don't meet all the qualifications for a CFA Design Educator, but are interested in working toward this and developing your skills, apply for our Design Educator-in-Training Program, beginning in September 2017.

For further Information, download the Design Educator-in-Training Program job description.


AIA New York and the Center for Architecture often seek volunteers to support a wide variety of programming. Check back here for updates.

A18 Conference on Architecture Volunteers

As host chapter, AIA New York is looking for volunteers to help with tours, symposium check-in, and in various capacities throughout the conference. If you would be interested in helping, please contact us at

K-12 Summer Volunteers

Looking to share your interest in architecture and design with young people this summer? Volunteer for a week-long summer program at the Center for Architecture!

For further Information, download the K-12 Summer Volunteers job description.

K-12 Volunteers

Volunteering at the Center for Architecture is a great way to contribute to the community, learn new skills, and have fun! We often need volunteers for the following:

Family Day Programs: Weekend public programs for children ages 5-13 and their parents.
Vacation Programs: 3-day thematic programs for children ages 5-18.
Summer Programs: Week-long thematic programs for children ages 5-18.

For further Information, download the K-12 Volunteers job description.



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