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Art Education Coordinator

Developing art education curricula and programs

The Art Education Coordinator provides creative input and art education guidance for various education programs, and develops components of art curricula.

This full-time position reports to the Education Programs Manager.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter in a single PDF document, stating Arts Education Coordinator in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled, and only those receiving an interview will be contacted. Candidates asked to interview for the position will be required to submit an arts curriculum sample and prepare a demonstrated lesson using information provided.

Role and Responsibilities

The Art Education Coordinator manages the day-to-day operations of the Family Art Project (FAP), a year-round weekend program that uses a drop-in format to immerse families in the experience of Wave Hill’s gardens, grounds and art exhibitions, using hands-on, nature-based art activities that encourage creativity and imagination. This program runs year-round, with a drop-in format each weekend.

The Coordinator supervises staff, guest artists and volunteers, and manages the Arts, Community and Environmental Stewards (ACES) program, a year-round paid internship program for young people. The Coordinator leads recruitment, training and mentorship for the program with support from Education staff. In addition, the Coordinator works closely with the Education Programs Manager to provide creative, pedagogical input and assistance on a variety of interdepartmental programs as needed.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop pedagogically appropriate, seasonal project lesson plans highlighting new or previously presented themes to promote multicultural perspectives and the importance of upcycling materials to reduce waste.
  • Prepare art project demonstrations/samples and signage with assistance from FAP staff and interns.
  • Manage work schedules, track staff and intern hours, and coordinate submission of timesheets.
  • Purchase, organize and maintain supplies and materials.
  • Develop seasonal copy and edit web content, and work with the Marketing Department on outreach efforts.
  • Maintain program records, including staff and supply budgets, contact lists and attendance statistics.
  • Assist with the preparation of proposals, reports, evaluations and other documents.


In addition to teaching and administrative duties, requirements include:

  • Degree in art, education, art education or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A minimum of two or three years' relevant experience teaching intergenerational groups in an informal setting.
  • Experience training and mentoring youth interns.
  • Background in art education or related field, and knowledgeable about gardens and nature
  • Strong interest in Wave Hill’s education programs and mission
  • Cultural competency in working with diverse and local Bronx communities.
  • Computer skills that include remote platforms and Microsoft office.
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus.


The successful candidate must be available to work Saturday and Sunday, as well as occasional evenings.


Benefits include medical, dental, vision insurance; paid time off; 401k and pension plans and life insurance.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Wave Hill

Wave Hill is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Wave Hill is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact