Jobs & Internships
MANAGER OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Aperture is seeking a Manager of Educational Programs to join our public programs and external affairs team. This is an exciting opportunity to help drive the growth of an entrepreneurial non‐profit by developing and managing compelling educational programs with the goal of fully exploiting the educational potential inherent in Aperture’s projects, and in the relationships we have with photographers and writers for the benefit of our community and for new audiences.
• Works closely with the Deputy Director for Public Programs and External Affairs to conceive, budget, schedule, lead, manage, promote and evaluate Aperture’s educational programs including workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and conferences.
• Develop programs in the field of on-line education (webinars, archived workshops and lectures, digital publications).
• Develop and manage youth educational programs to promote visual literacy through photography.
• Design, log, distribute and assess program evaluations and summary data for educational/public programs.
• Work closely with the Institutional Funding Officer to identify potential funders and partners interested in supporting educational programs.
• Work closely with the Individual Funding Officer to design educational programs for new membership constituency.
• Develop educational materials to support exhibition programs.
• Manage Work Scholar (internship) program including recruitment and mentoring.
• Supervises Education Work Scholar.
The Manager of Educational Programs will report to the Deputy Director of Public Programs and External Affairs.
• Passion for Aperture’s mission.
• Minimum of five years as an arts educator.
• Bachelors Degree in arts education, museum education or related field.
• In-depth knowledge of the history of photography and contemporary photographic practice.
• Experience in working with new media as a tool for education and audience development.
• Experience in educational outreach program development, assessment and evaluation.
• Experience in working with people of all ages.
• Understanding of the education sector and/or experience securing education-focused grants desired.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Ability to work independently with minimal oversight and thrive under pressure and on deadline
Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the following conventions:
Subject line: Manager of Educational Programs
Cover Letter: yourfirstname_yourlastname_coverletter.doc
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE
Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Aperture Foundation Work Scholar Program
The Stevan A. Baron Work-Scholar Program welcomes individuals from all over the world to engage in Aperture’s many programs and contribute to the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography’s most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.
In addition to working closely with the Aperture staff and contributing to the day-to-day office work flow, work scholars make contacts within the photo community at Aperture events and through meetings with various professionals in the photography field. Aperture Foundation’s Chelsea location offers the unique opportunity to work for six to twelve months in New York City and have access to art galleries, museums, and other art-related facilities.
The application deadline for the fall 2013 semester is March 15th.
Interns receive a stipend of $300 per month full-time, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine throughout their internship (stipends for part-time work scholars vary depending on their time commitment). Applicants must make their own living arrangements and should have sufficient financial resources to cover their living expenses. College credit is available for this program.
Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged.
Submit a current résumé and cover letter describing your background, skills, and motivations for applying. In the first sentence of your letter, please be sure to indicate one to three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered, and the time period for which you would be available (six or twelve months, beginning in January or July).
Certain departments require additional samples of work; please be sure to carefully review individual department requirements below before submitting your materials.
Please email your application to email@example.com.