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AIA New York and the Center for Architecture are equal opportunity employers, encouraging diversity and welcoming applicants of all backgrounds.

School Programs Coordinator (In-School Programs)

[Last updated February 7, 2020]

ORGANIZATION: Center for Architecture
SALARY: Salary range: $48,000 - $52,000
EST. START DATE: April 2020

The School Programs Coordinator (In-School Programs) has primary responsibility for the Center for Architecture’s in-school Learning By Design:NY residency program and after-school partnership program with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. In addition, the Coordinator will join other education staff in teaching in our K-12 programs including Student Day, Learning By Design:NY, Family Day, After-School, Summer and Vacation programs. 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.

• Coordinate all administrative aspects of in-school Learning By Design:NY program and after-school programs offered in partnership with the City’s Department of Youth & Community Development. Responsibilities include:
o school outreach and communication;
o program scheduling and invoicing;
o assigning, monitoring and supporting partnerships between CFA freelance educators and schools/sites;
o scheduling and facilitating residency planning meetings between CFA educators and participating teachers;
o program tracking, evaluation and documentation;
o managing program supplies and resource materials
• Teach K-12 classes at the Center or in partner schools approximately 1 – 2 days / week;
• Teach Saturday Family Day programs for youth ages 5+ and their caregivers; approximately 3-4 times/year
• Assist with administration and teaching of Summer and Vacation programs when school programs are not in session, including: registration and program planning; assisting with design activities in the classroom; check-in/check-out; field trips and lunch supervision
• Assist with annual Building Connections exhibition of K-12 student work
• Maintain online education resource library for use by Education staff and freelance educators
• Other administrative duties as required

This position requires an energetic and organized individual with experience in school programming and Arts Education/Administration. CFA has a small staff where collaboration, flexibility and teamwork are essential. The right candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree + 2 – 4 years’ experience in arts administration/arts education, particularly with in-school programming.
• Experience leading hands-on art/design projects with K-12 audiences in a school, museum or community setting
• Background in architecture, design, engineering preferred
• 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, Salesforce, Adobe Suite, email/web platforms, photo-editing and basic graphic design
• Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail, thorough and accurate

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to to Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line; attach the cover letter and resume as a single PDF.

Applicants that do not follow the below instructions will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Summer Education Program Assistant

[Last updated February 5, 2020]

Organization: Center for Architecture
Program Dates: June 15 - August 28, 2020 (Center Closed July 3rd)
Program Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday (with 1 hour unpaid lunch)

This is a full-time (40 hour/week) position assisting with the Center for Architecture’s Summer Programs weekly architectural studio programs for students in grades 3-12. The Summer Assistant provides artistic and administrative support to the educators leading the Summer Programs. Responsibilities include:

• Assist with all activities in the classroom and on field trips
• Assist with management and supervision of the camp group
• Help with daily program prep and clean-up
• Coordinate student check-in/check-out
• Administrative support as needed
• Assist with program publicity: photo, video, and written documentation of programs for web and online posting

• B.A. in Art, Architecture, Education or related field (completed or currently pursuing)
• Substantial experience in education or youth programs
• Hands-on model building and artistic skills
• Professional and friendly manner
• Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Computer skills that include MS Office and social media
• Strong interest in CFA’s educational programming & mission

Compensation: $20/hour (calculated based on weekly timesheets)

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by April 1, 2020 to Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Only applicants whom we wish to interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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

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 grades 3-8.
Summer Programs: 5-day thematic programs for children grades 3-12.
Reviewers: Architectural reviewers for middle school and high school students.

For more information, download the K-12 Volunteers application form below.



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