The Teen Programs Coordinator is a hybrid administrative and
instructional position. The Teen Programs Coordinator works closely with the
Director of Education and Managers of Teaching and Learning in Brooklyn
Historical Society’s Education Department to implement, coordinate,
evaluate, and promote two teen afterschool/internship programs: In the fall,
Teen Innovators, and in the spring, Teen Council. The Teen Programs
Coordinator position is PT, grant-funded, and temporary. This position
begins with ten hours in August. Regular program hours begins September 1,
2018 and ending June 30, 2019.
Teen Innovator Coordination:
Work collaboratively with Manager of Teach
and Learning to co-lead the Teen Innovators after-school sessions at BLDG
- Assist with recruitment and interviews of teens.
- Purchase snacks and
track program expenses and receipts.
- Be present and participate in all
after-school sessions, including final day celebrations. Sessions will be
held October 3 – December 5, 2018. All sessions are on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:30, will take place at BLDG 92 (at the intersection
of Flushing and Carlton Avenues), on the fourth floor. We have added Monday,
October 30 to the schedule. We will not meet October 31st, November 7th and
- Interface with Brooklyn Navy Yard commercial tenants and staff.
- Track student attendance and applicable credits towards graduation.
Mentor publication of online student work.
- Supervise Teen Innovators
- Assist in the production of student symposium on December 4,
Teen Council Coordination:
- Attend monthly Thursday check-ins during spring 2019.
- Work with Manager of Teaching and Learning to develop and implement
recruitment and outreach strategies in fall 2018 and to update the website
as planning for 2019 cohort.
- Interview and select 18 – 25 teen Council
Members for spring 2019.
- Interview and select one returning teen fellow
in a paid position, and supervise/mentor them as a junior colleague for
duration of program.
- Adapt existing program curriculum for sessions
Feb 5 – May 29 resulting in exhibition panels and a public opening on May
29. Curriculum may also entail inviting guest speakers and planning outside
field trips to cultural resources across the city.
and outside vendors as needed to see student exhibition panels through
- Facilitate peer to peer and institutional review of student
- Help students plan and host an opening event on May 29, 2019.
- Develop and implement program evaluation and produce a written report by
June 30, 2019.
The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter who will work to
ensure all tasks and projects are completed by teens, and teens are enjoying
the process as they learn. The candidate will ensure these programs will be
an extension of the organization’s mission and bring a deep respect for the
pluralities of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, religion, nationality,
age, and gender identity in our communities
Compensation & Benefits
- $25/hour (up to 400 hours total)
- Paid sick leave in accordance
with NYC law
- Free/discounted admission to BHS Public Programs; 20%
discount at museum shop
Write “Teen Programs Coordinator” in the subject line and email a resume
and cover letter detailing your availability and interest to to
July 23, 2018 by 5pm. Start Date: August 1,
July 10, 2018
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