Manager of Museum Education and Community Partnerships

Apr 30, 2019

Department: Education
Supervisor: Director of Community Programs
Schedule: Full-time
FLSA: Non-Exempt

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture. Through its exhibitions, school, public programs, and community outreach, ICP offers an open forum for dialogue about the role that photographs, videos, and new media play in our society. To date, it has presented more than 700 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes at every level. ICP brings together photographers, artists, students, and scholars to create and interpret the realm of the image. Here, members of this unique community are encouraged to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and as catalysts for wide-reaching social change.


A year-round schedule of Community Programs brings the rewards of photographic expression to people of every age and background, through Museum Education offerings (gallery tours and workshops, teacher trainings, interpretative materials, etc.) classes for high school students (Teen Academy), and off-site Community Partnerships with schools, community centers, and social service organizations. By creating opportunities for photographic education, ICP enables individuals to explore photography as a way of understanding themselves and the bonds that form a community.   

The Manager of Museum Education and Partnership Innovation is responsible for overseeing ICP’s on-site and off-site Museum Education programs, managing five long-term Community Partnerships, and integrating innovative practices across all content.

Essential Functions


  • Oversee implementation of gallery-based guided and self-guided tours: schedule all group visits and work with group leaders to ensure a high quality museum experience
  • Oversee off-site tours and workshops, from scheduling to outreach to implementation; foster relationships from administrative needs to staff development.
  • As per needed, lead 10-20 guided tours and workshops per year
  • Manage long-term collaborations with various community-based organizations
  • Supervise team of Museum Educators; oversee and assess their performances, shadow tours, lead tours when necessary
  • Support production of exhibition materials, including content development, design, distribution, and implementation of Teacher and Family Guides
  • Manage the implementation of curricula based around ICP Collection for K-12 audience
  • Manage seasonal Educators Open Houses, including all event logistics and educator/participant outreach
  • Collaborate with Exhibitions department to implement all exhibition trainings for Museum Educators and staff; organize and distribute all exhibition material for training purposes
  • Support interdepartmental initiatives to create more extensive programming around exhibitions, acting as liaison between Education and Exhibitions
  • Serve as primary contact for all teachers and group leaders; cultivate and strengthen ongoing relationships with schools and organizations across NYC
  • Represent ICP Museum Education at NYCMER (NYC Museum Educators Roundtables) events and annual conferences, and across museum-wide networking with peer institutions and collaborating with colleagues
  • Process payments for group tours and work with Finance Office to ensure timely payments in full
  • Produce statistical/comparative reports on group attendance and Museum Education offerings
  • Initiate and develop content for furthering program exposure and promotion across media


  • Manage ongoing Community Partnerships with ICP at THE POINT, the High School of Fashion Industries, Friends of Island Academy, CASES, and Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center including participation in all programmatic meetings, overseeing scheduling details, and supporting program content
  • Oversee the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all Community Partnership TAs
  • Support faculty hiring and scheduling through administration of all contracts, paperwork, and payroll matters
  • Edit and coordinate curricula for classes and programs annually
  • Organize all programmatic needs alongside lead instructors, including classroom space, equipment, supplies, field trips, Guest Artist visits, etc.
  • Provide year-round support to Community Partnership staff at ICP at THE POINT in running the program
  • Oversee and curate Community Partnerships blog, from assigning and collecting content across programs to posting and sharing all material
  • Manage final exhibitions and all related logistics, including creation of printed materials
  • Organize archive containing all student work and related activity shots from each partnership
  • Initiate and develop content for furthering program exposure and promotion across media
  • Identify additional potential collaborators from visiting organizations, toward formalizing and managing those partnerships, including DYCD, NYPL, etc.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Oversee part-time Community Programs Assistants and interns, including hiring, training, supervision, evaluation, and daily oversight
  • Responsible for daily administration of Community Programs, including payroll and invoicing
  • Update website with current content
  • Collaborate with colleagues from Development to provide statistical and anecdotal data for funders
  • Additional responsibilities as required


  • MA in arts administration, museum education, and/or related field required
  • Strong knowledge and experience in contemporary museum education practices
  • 4+ years in museum education, youth development, and/or teaching
  • Experience in teaching groups, leading tours, and public speaking
  • Effective team player with strong leadership skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the field of photography
  • Proven administrative management skills
  • Highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a wide range of public in an informative and friendly manner


ICP provides its staff with a generous benefits package featuring medical, dental, life insurance, short & long-term disability, pre-tax transit and flexible spending programs, and 403(b) Pension Plan.

How to Apply

Submit résumé with cover letter in confidence here.

No telephone calls please.

The International Center of Photography is an Equal Opportunity Employer.