Education Manager for School and Teacher Programs




The Tenement Museum explores stories of identity, migration, and belonging through the history of real families who lived in tenements. Students experience the museum through virtual and onsite school programs and teacher resources about tenement families in the 19th and 20th Century and the Lower East Side neighborhood. The Manager for School and Teacher Programs oversees the creation, development, and evaluation of the Museum’s onsite and virtual school group programming and teacher resources, and leads training for our team of part-time Educators to ensure accessible, immersive, and relevant programs that engage students in the Museum’s stories for school audiences. The Manager also oversees the Museum’s Shared Journeys program for English Language Learners of all ages, and the Your Story, Our Story digital exhibit programming.

This position is exempt and works a Tuesday-Saturday schedule.


  • Develop and enhance virtual and onsite programming for the Museum’s K-12, family, and college audiences.
  • Work closely on the creation of school group programming and teacher resources for the Joseph and Rachel Moore exhibit, the Museum’s upcoming exhibit about a Black tenement family in the 1860s.
  • Create and implement training programs for the Museum’s Educators on school group programming and child development theory.
  • Manage the Museum’s Shared Journeys program for English Language Learners.
  • Maintain resources and outreach for the Museum’s Your Story, Our Story digital exhibit.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with school and teacher communities.
  • Collaborate across departments to ensure smooth program logistics.
  • Represent the Museum’s K-12 programs at external events and conferences.
  • As a core member of the Education Department, lead public and K-12 programs and support Department planning and operations.


  • Familiarity with the New York City school system and learning standards, and experience working with teachers and school administrators.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience teaching and developing curriculum, preferably in a classroom and working with multilingual learners.
  • Clear communicator, consensus builder, and organizer of people and systems.
  • Flexible in unexpected situations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racist teaching practices.
  • BA or MA in Education, Museum Education, or a related field; transferable skills in another area of study is welcomed.


The Tenement Museum offers a complete benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision care and a competitive time-off policy. Other benefits include:

  • A 403b retirement plan with employer contribution up to 5%
  • Pre-tax Transportation benefits
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program and Headspace account

COVID Guidelines

The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority.  As such, the Tenement Museum requires all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated and boosted with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. 

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume via our career portal.