Art Center-Museum Specialist (Outreach Program Specialist) : Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Queens, NY
May 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of External & Governmental affairs, the Specialist for the Administration and Youth and Family Outreach program at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum will uphold and maintain the museum's mission Strategic Plan, and Collections Management Policy while actively working towards Accreditation with the American Alliance of Museums. The specialist primary focus will be on the educational programs offered through the Godwin-Ternbach Museum such as educational exhibitions, lectures, films etc. Along with the CUNY Title Overview the successful candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Along with the AVP, evaluates, recommends and assists in the implementation of K-12 and Adult Education programs
  • Works to attract and retain interest of the broad public in the museum's educational programs through promoting, recruitment and planning
  • Coordinate fundraising, memberships drives, corporate and private foundations in an effort to increase public participation
  • Responsible for photographing and maintaining images for objects and archives including collection, exhibition installations and collection image requests, rights and reproductions
  • Maintain image and video recordings of museum objects and programs
  • Work with the office of Communication on the design of publicity materials including but not limited to: catalogs, fliers, digital displays, eblasts and announcements, posters and other printed and digital material
  • Oversee and facilitate social media outreach initiatives
  • Work alongside the Art Museum Specialist on the planning and maintenance of exhibitions, staff supervision, and facilities management, and assistance on grant proposal preparation


Bachelor's degree and four years' related experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in a related discipline, and some experience working in museum/art gallery administration conducting fundraising activities, exhibition planning, and museum cataloging. prior experience working in an institution of higher education; working with after-school programs and executing educational initiatives. Candidate must be able to engage in outreach activities on and off-campus, and locate prospective partnerships with academic departments, faculty, and students.


Administers the operations of a museum, gallery, or art facility.

  • Manages preservation, documentation, and management of a collection (e.g., acquisition, records management, cataloging, storage, security, maintenance and repair)
  • Prepares in-house and/or traveling exhibits, including all necessary documentation, installation, and exhibition materials
  • Responds to requests for information and/or loan, and all educational materials, researching the collection as needed
  • Administers gallery activities, such as maintaining computerized records on equipment, materials, and other inventory; updating web pages, etc.
  • Participates in organizing events, promotional efforts, and exhibition marketing
  • Supervises daily gallery operations and maintenance of the collection
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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July 25, 2017


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Location: Queens College

Job Title: Art Center-Museum Specialist (Outreach Program Specialist) : Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Job ID: 16828

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular