Asian American Arts Alliance

Job Opportunity: Vice President, Programs & Education - Brooklyn Children's Museum


Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) seeks a visionary leader committed to creating extraordinary formative cultural experiences for children and families. Grounded in visual art, performance, world cultures, and nature, the Museum’s programs and exhibits expose children to a world of cultural learning, and build foundations for lifelong cultural engagement.

 Reporting to the CEO and participating as a member of the executive team, the Vice President of Programs and Education is responsible for creating and implementing annual and long-range plans for BCM.

The VP shapes vision and strategy for exhibitions, education and outreach, public programs, and collections to create high-quality, innovative, and joyful experiential early childhood programs. The VP directs the Education, Exhibits and Collections departments. Education includes strategic and curricular vision for public, school and after-school programs, with a focus on arts, culture and life science. The Collections department curates and cares for roughly 28,000 objects, as well as a collection of roughly 100 live animals and plants. Leveraging the Museum’s collection, the Exhibits department curates, creates and maintains permanent and temporary exhibits. The VP for Programs & Education

  • creates strategic vision, goals, and objectives for the Museum’s programs and exhibits, and implements tactics to realize that vision;
  • sets goals, monitors work, and evaluates results to ensure that departmental objectives and operating requirements are met;
  • supervises, hires and evaluates department staff;
  • creates mission-grounded revenue opportunities, including increasing visitorship; developing feebased programs; and managing traveling exhibitions; and,
  • acts as a thought-leader for the fields of early childhood education and museum studies. 

For a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, refer to the attached file. 

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