Jobs

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture are equal opportunity employers, encouraging diversity and welcoming applicants of all backgrounds.

School Programs Manager [last updated 12/15/21]

The School Programs Manager has primary responsibility for the Center for Architecture’s in-school Learning By Design:NY classroom residency program and after-school programs including the partnership program with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. The Manager will also teach in these programs as needed and assist with related programming such as Professional Development workshops for teachers. The Manager will report directly to the Director of Education and have regular interaction with other members of the Center for Architecture staff and staff of the American Institute of Architects NY Chapter, our partners at the Center.

Responsibilities:
• Manage all administrative aspects of in-school Learning By Design:NY programs and after-school programs offered in partnership with the City’s Department of Youth & Community Development or other school/community partners. Responsibilities include:
o School/partner outreach and communication
o program scheduling and invoicing
o assigning, monitoring and supporting partnerships between CFA freelance educators and schools/sites
o scheduling and facilitating planning meetings between CFA educators and participating teachers
o Coordinating teacher Professional Development workshops related to school programs
o program tracking, evaluation and documentation
o managing program supplies and resource materials.
• Teach K-12 classes at the Center or in partner schools approximately 2-4 days/month
• Assist with administration and teaching of youth and family programs when schools are not in session, including Summer, Vacation, Family Days and Design Discovery programs. Activities may include program planning; assisting with design activities in the classroom; check-in/check-out; field trips and lunch supervision, documentation, etc.
• Contribute to other department-wide activities/programs such as the Architecture & Design College Fair, Discover Architecture career discovery program, and Architecture at Home resources/workshops
• Assist with annual Building Connections exhibition of K-12 student work
• Maintain online and CFA-based education resources for use by Education staff and freelance educators
• Other administrative duties as required

Qualifications:
This position requires an energetic and organized individual with experience in school programming and Arts Education/Administration. The Center for Architecture's Education Department is a small staff where collaboration, flexibility and teamwork are essential. The right candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree + 2-4 years’ experience in arts administration/arts education, particularly with in-school programming
• Strong project managements skills, able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
• Excellent computer skills that include MS Office Suite and Adobe Suite; experience with Salesforce, photo-editing and graphic design a plus
• Experience leading hands-on art/design projects with K-12 audiences in a school, museum, or community setting
• Excellent classroom management skills and interest in teaching diverse populations with varying learning abilities
• Background in architecture, design, engineering preferred
• Familiarity with NY State Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, STEM and Common Core State Standards
• Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail, thorough and accurate

PLEASE NOTE: All employees of AIANY/CFA are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as stipulated by our contracts with the Department of Education, and the Department of Youth and Community Development. Proof of vaccination will be required as a part of your onboarding paperwork.

Salary range: $50,000 - $55,000
Start Date: January 2022

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.

Public Information Assistant [last updated 11/1/21]

ORGANIZATION: AIA New York / Center for Architecture
SUPERVISOR: Office Manager
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, non-exempt

The Public Information Assistant is a part-time (approximately 12-18 hours per week) position that provides staffing support for the Center for Architecture’s front desk. The principal responsibility for this position is to welcome and provide basic information about AIA New York / Center for Architecture to visitors and callers. In addition to staffing the front desk and directing phone calls, the Public Information Assistant conducts event check-in procedures and provides miscellaneous administrative support. Generally available shifts are: Tuesdays (8am-2pm); Wednesdays (8am-2pm) and Thursdays.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Data entry
• Greeting and directing visitors
• Providing information about programs, events, and exhibitions to visitors and callers
• Organizing and restocking exhibition materials
• Assisting with the setup of smaller meetings and events
• Conducting event check-in/on-site registration, and receiving admission payments
• Providing administrative assistance for various projects

Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent. Preference for students/recent graduates studying architecture, art history, museum studies or related fields.
• A friendly, customer service focused attitude.
• Museum or gallery experience a significant plus.
• Strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office Suite.

Start date: ASAP.

PLEASE NOTE: All employees of AIANY/CFA are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as stipulated by our contracts with the Department of Education, and the Department of Youth and Community Development. Proof of vaccination will be required as a part of your onboarding paperwork.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in PDF format to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.
Volunteers

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture often seek volunteers to support a wide variety of programming. Check back here for updates.

K-12 Volunteers

Volunteering at the Center for Architecture is a great way to contribute to the community, learn new skills, and have fun! We often need volunteers for the following:

Family Day Programs: Weekend public programs for children ages 5-13 and their parents.
Vacation Programs: 3-day thematic programs for children grades 3-8.
Summer Programs: 5-day thematic programs for children grades 3-12.
Reviewers: Architectural reviewers for middle school and high school students.

For more information, download the K-12 Volunteers application form below.

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