Museum Educator

Hempstead, New York
Aug 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Hofstra University Museum seeks a dynamic, experienced part-time education professional (up to 15 hours per week, September-June) with a passion for teaching and learning, working in an atypical teaching environment, and a dedication to advancing skills and knowledge for young people in grades 6,7, and 8.  The selected individual will work with the Museum’s education staff in developing and implementing the grant-funded afterschool program, Enrichment to Excellence (E2E).  This innovative program connects works of art to the lives of middle school students providing engaging and inspiring experiences in the arts including visual art, music, theater, writing, and media. The ideal candidate will have a passion for teaching across disciplines, using creative techniques and working as a team member. The afterschool program takes place in the Museum galleries and the Museum Cultural Arts Lab with occasional visits to other areas of the University.

The selected individual will report to the Museum’s Education Director and work directly with the lead E2E museum educator.

Afternoon hours required (T-TH 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.) with occasional flexible hours.


Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.


Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree required. The successful candidate will be a dynamic teacher with a minimum of 3 years active and appropriate teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have evidence of   non-traditional, creative and inquiry-based approaches to teaching. The successful candidate will be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills, enjoys middle school-aged young people, digital media experience, is a creative and flexible thinker, and has excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requested Information: For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Elizabeth Dysart, Director of Education and Engagement

Hofstra University Museum

112 Hofstra University, Hempstead NY 11549-1120