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Jobs

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

Public Information Assistant

[Updated February 1, 2019]

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 and 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.

Responsibilities include:
• 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; and
• 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.

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

Freelance Design Educator

[Last updated August 7, 2018] The Center for Architecture is seeking freelance Design Educators to teach in our K–8th grade architecture and design education school programs. Programs include in-school, multi-session residencies and/or after-school programs in schools and community sites throughout the city. Our programs use hands-on, project-based design activities to enrich classroom studies, build students’ understanding and appreciation of architecture and the built environment, and develop their design skills and sensibilities.

Design Educators are hired and paid on a per program basis. Programs typically run weekly for 6–10 weeks. Candidates must be willing to travel to program sites throughout the city and to collaborate with partner teachers to develop age-appropriate, sequential lessons that integrate architecture and design into classroom studies.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s or master’s degree in architecture, design, engineering and/or arts education;
• Minimum two years’ experience leading hands-on art/design projects with youth groups in a school, museum or community setting;
• Excellent classroom management skills and ability to work with students of varying abilities;
• Familiarity with NY State Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and core curriculum standards.

Design Educators accepted for employment must attend an orientation session at the Center for Architecture on September 5th, 2018 and be fingerprinted by the Department of Education before taking on a program in a New York City public school. CFA will reimburse the fingerprinting fee. Additional training sessions on CFA curricula and pedagogy may also be required.

Design Educators are paid on a per program basis as independent contractors at a rate of $125/90-minute classroom session with students. This is inclusive of prep time needed for each session. 1-hour planning meetings with participating teachers are paid at the rate of $50. Mandatory CFA training sessions are paid at $20/hour.

Application Instructions:
Qualified candidates should submit two lesson plans they have developed and taught on an architecture/design topic with examples of related student work, their resumé and a thoughtful cover letter to info@aiany.org. Your cover letter should be within the body of the email, and your resumé and additional materials should be attached as PDFs. Please put the job title and your last name in the subject line of the email.

For further Information, download the Freelance Design Educator job description.

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 ages 5-18.
Summer Programs: Week-long thematic programs for children ages 5-18.

For further Information, download the K-12 Volunteers job description.

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K-12 Summer Volunteers

Looking to share your interest in architecture and design with young people this summer? Volunteer for a week-long summer program at the Center for Architecture!

For further Information, download the K-12 Summer Volunteers job description.

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