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

School Programs Coordinator

The School Programs Coordinator has primary responsibility for the Center for Architecture’s Student Day programs: two-hour Center-based workshops or 1-2 session online workshops that introduce K-12 classes to fundamentals of architecture through discussions and hands-on activities. The Coordinator will teach the majority of these workshops, as well as manage all administrative aspects of the program. In addition, the Coordinator will teach in and assist with the administration of CFA’s other school programs as time allows. During summer and over school vacations, the Coordinator will assist with our youth and family programs. The Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Education and has regular interaction with the 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 the Center’s K–12 Student Day school programs. Duties include:
o school outreach and communication
o program registration and invoicing
o overseeing program schedule, supplies and resources
o assigning other educators to teach as needed
o program documentation and evaluation
o tracking program statistics
o maintaining contact database
• Teach Student Day programs for visiting K-12 classes (typically 3-5 mornings per week)
• Assist with coordination and teaching of other school programs including Learning By Design:NY residencies and our After-School partnership with the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development
• Teach Saturday Family Day programs for youth ages 5+ and their caregivers; approximately 3-4 times/year (comp time will be provided for weekend days worked)
• Assist with administration and teaching of Summer and Vacation Programs when school is not in session, including: registration and program planning; assisting with design activities in the classroom; check-in/check-out; ordering/managing supplies, field trips and lunch supervision
• Evaluate, refine and develop new K-12 educational programs in collaboration with Director of Education
• Assist with annual Building Connections exhibition of K-12 student work in collaboration with Director of Education and CFA Exhibitions staff
• Attend networking and community events on CFA’s behalf
• Other administrative duties as required

Qualifications:
This position requires an energetic and organized individual with experience in Arts Education/Administration who is committed to supporting and expanding the Center for Architecture’s built environment education programs. CFA is a small staff where collaboration, flexibility and teamwork are essential. The right candidate will have:
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture, design, engineering and/or arts education
• At least 2 years’ experience leading hands-on art/design projects with K–12 youth groups in a school, museum or community setting
• Excellent classroom management skills and interest in teaching diverse populations with varying learning abilities
• Familiarity with NY State Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts, STEM and Common Core State Standards
• Strong project managements skills, able to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
• Excellent computer skills that include MS Office, Salesforce, Adobe Suite, email/web platforms, photo-editing and basic graphic design
• Professional and friendly manner
• Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively
• Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
• Strong attention to detail, thorough and accurate work habits
• All Center for Architecture Education staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Salary Range:
$48,000 - $52,000

BENEFITS:
All full-time employees of AIA New York and the Center for Architecture receive, after a 60-day evaluation period, a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 15 days of paid vacation and 10 paid sick days. Employees with 1 year of service are eligible for a 401(k) plan that includes a 3% employer contribution.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Qualified applicants should send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line; cover letter and resume should be attached to the email as a single PDF. Applicants that do not follow these instructions will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

In-Person Summer Education Program Assistant

Dates: June 28 - August 20, 2021: Summer programs in session (Center Closed Monday July 5th)
June 21- 24: Program prep and orientation for 10-20 hours (schedule tbd)

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday with 1-hour unpaid lunch (8 AM start on Mondays)
Program hours for students are 9:00am – 4 pm. Assistant hours’ include 30 minutes before and after programs for prep, clean-up and coordination with staff.

Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Responsibilities:
The Center for Architecture’s Summer Programs are weekly architectural classes for students in grades 3-12. The Summer Assistant provides artistic and administrative support to the Center for Architecture Design Educators leading the Summer Programs. Responsibilities include:

• Assist with all activities in the classroom and on field trips;
• Assist with management and supervision of the camp group
• Help with daily program prep and clean-up
• Coordinate student check-in/check-out: take temperatures; administer COVID questionnaires; interface with parents
• Supervise students during lunch break outdoors at a local park with CFA staff
• Document program activities through photo, video, and written documentation of programs for web and online posting
• Coordinate with CFA staff on program implementation

Qualifications:
• B.A. in Arts Education, Museum Education, Architecture or related fields (completed or currently pursuing)
• Substantial experience in education or youth programs
• Hands-on model building and artistic skills
• Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively
• Computer skills that include Zoom remote conferences, Microsoft Office and social media
• Strong interest in CFA’s educational programming & mission
• Professional and friendly manner
• All In-Person Summer Program staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Compensation: $18-$20/hour depending on experience level

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Qualified applicants should send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line; cover letter and resume should be attached to the email as a single PDF. Applicants that do not follow these instructions will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Online Summer Education Program Assistant

Dates: July 12 – August 6, 2021

Hours: 9:15 am– 3:45 pm, Monday – Friday (45-minute unpaid lunch break from 12 – 12:45 pm).
Program hours for students are 9:30am – 12pm & 1-3:30 pm. Assistant hours begin 15 minutes prior to program start times. There will also be 2-4 hours planning and practice time with lead Educators in weeks prior to programs’ start.

Responsibilities:
The Center for Architecture’s Summer Programs are weekly architectural classes for students in grades 3-12. The Summer Assistant provides artistic and administrative support to the Center for Architecture Design Educators leading the Summer Programs. Our 2021 Online Summer Programs include both hands-on model-building and drawing classes using materials shipped to students, and digital design programs using the 3D computer design software SketchUp.

We are hiring for two positions: One will work primarily with elementary students in hands-on programs; One will work primarily with middle and high school students on both hands-on and digital design programs. Please indicate in your cover letter which one(s) you are applying for and highlight your relevant experience:

Responsibilities include:
• Assist with all activities in the virtual classroom
• Collaborate with the lead Educator to ensure students are successfully engaged in program activities
• Manage Zoom meeting technology: set up breakout rooms, manage chat and participants, troubleshoot students’ log-in issues, etc.
• Assist with management and supervision of online student group
• Document program activities through screen shots, video recordings
• Coordinate with CFA staff on program implementation

Qualifications:
• B.A. in Arts Education, Museum Education, Architecture or related fields (completed or currently pursuing); experience with SketchUp a plus for Middle/High school assistant position.
• Online and/or in-person art or design teaching experience with various age groups.
• Background or experience in architecture or other design fields.
• Fluency with Zoom technology
• Suitable virtual program set-up: consistent wide-bandwidth wifi; quiet, well-lit space free of disruptions; computer with camera/video capabilities
• Strong interest in CFA’s educational programming & mission
• Professional and friendly manner

Compensation: $15-$17/hour depending on experience level

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Qualified applicants should send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to jobs@aiany.org. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line; cover letter and resume should be attached to the email as a single PDF. Applicants that do not follow these instructions will not be considered. 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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