ABOUT BHC: Founded in 1983, Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is committed to addressing the challenges of poverty and homelessness for adults, children, families and communities in Upper Manhattan. BHC has developed six buildings that provide housing and other services for adults, children and families living in deep poverty; operates an award-winning early childhood center; and provides opportunities for tenants and the wider community to engage with the cultural arts. A seventh project was recently completed in the National Historic District of Sugar Hill and includes 124 units of permanent, affordable housing; an early childhood center; and a children's museum of art and storytelling along with other community facilities.
ABOUT SHCMAS: The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling (SHCMAS) is the cultural capstone of BHC's development in Sugar Hill, at the intersection of the African-American community of Harlem and the Latino community of Washington Heights. SHCMAS will provide young visitors with opportunities to discover, engage with and appreciate important works of art as they strengthen their own cognitive and creative development. Museum programs developed for 3-8 year olds and their families will feature exhibitions ranging from single-artist presentations to thematic surveys and newly commissioned artist projects; intensive hands-on art education programs; monthly storytelling series; and other family programs. Acknowledging the significance of art and storytelling in Sugar Hill's history, intergenerational and cross cultural participation will be encouraged.
Description: The Associate Director, Education & Community Engagement is part of the senior SHCMAS management team and plays a key role in the development and implementation of the Museum's programmatic vision and educational engagement goals. S/he joins a team dedicated to making the Museum a welcoming and vital cultural resource for Northern Manhattan, South Bronx and in particular, the Sugar Hill community.
Reporting to the Museum's Director, the Associate Director, Education & Community Engagement functions as chief educator, contributing to and carrying out the strategic design of an educational framework that meets the needs and interests of Museum visitors, and provides a welcoming and stimulating learning environment. S/he is responsible for cultivating a vibrant community for the Museum through envisioning, producing and evaluating unique and impactful educational programs for young children, as well as intergenerational activities and multi-faceted initiatives that engage and support our surrounding communities. The Associate Director will disseminate SHCMAS' vision by expanding public awareness of the role of arts education in early childhood; executing strategic community partnerships; collaborating with peer educators and colleagues; and through direct contact with the communities we serve.RESPONSIBILITIES:
To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate your last name and "SHCMAS Education" in the subject line. No phone calls, please -- we will respond to those candidates whose qualifications are best aligned with the components of this job description.
SHCMAS/BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women, older adults, people of color, poor and low-income people, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off.
Broadway Housing Communities is seeking Preschool Teachers for the Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center and the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool. Both sites deliver a full-day preschool program committed to providing individualized, comprehensive educational services for 3-5 year old children and their families in Harlem. Dorothy Day Early Childhood Center and the Sugar Hill Museum Preschool are part of a comprehensive Education Services Department that includes youth mentoring, education advocacy, adult education and cultural arts programs.
The Preschool Teacher manages a classroom in accordance with Program Performance Standards, Board of Directors, Policy Council, and Broadway Housing Communities policies and procedures. Responsibilities include:
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or childhood education. Must have NYS teaching certificate or be in the process of obtaining certification. A minimum of two years early childhood experience necessary. Candidate should also possess a firm knowledge and understanding of child development, developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, familiarity with Reggio principles, strong interest in art-based instruction, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to work well with parents and professional peers, leadership skills, supervision skills, and the ability to work and communicate with multi- disciplinary team and with lay persons from a variety of ethnic, educational and socioeconomic backgrounds
Knowledge of Head Start performance standards and DOH regulations, bilingual (Spanish), computer literacy, Master's degree a plus. Broadway Housing Communities, Inc (BHC) offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.
Candidates meeting at least the minimum qualifications can send resumes and cover letters to email@example.com or fax to (212) 862-0769. NO PHONE CALLS.
BHC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.