Museum Educator


The Morgan Library & Museum is accepting applications for the position of Museum Educator to teach a variety of school programs, including the extended learning Morgan Book Project, for students in grades K–12. School programs are based on the Morgan’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, with an emphasis on illuminated and literary manuscripts, drawings, history, and architecture. The programs are taught at the Morgan and in schools across the five boroughs of New York City.

Educators are expected to teach up to two classes per week during the school year (this may vary based upon school requests). Educators will also be expected to teach offsite programs at schools across all five boroughs. Training is required for this position and will start in Winter 2022.

  • Bachelor’s degree in history, art history, or fine arts required. Master’s preferred.
  • Background in the field of education and proficiency in using inquiry-based teaching techniques with children K-12.
  • Careful and vigorous approach to research.
  • Experience in developing lesson plans and creating interdisciplinary art experiences for a range of audiences.
  • Familiarity with teaching with written material and emphasizing relationship between text and image.
  • Familiarity with basic processes of artmaking; drawing, painting, collage, etc. Experience with bookmaking is a plus.
  • Familiarity with New York City Department of Education social studies and visual art curricula.
  • Ability to stand for a few hours at a time, as well as moderate lifting and moving of materials, as it relates to the preparation and breakdown of various school program set-ups.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin/Cantonese, Arabic, or French is a plus.

$150 per on-site 90-minute school program.

To apply: 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at

Qualified candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for the position using the e-mail address indicated above.

The Morgan Library & Museum receives many applications and inquiries for employment. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to all of them. Due to the high volume of applicants, we can contact only those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs

Important to note:

Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the overall health and safety of the Morgan Library & Museum campus, all staff of the Morgan are required to be fully vaccinated and have received booster vaccines against the virus that causes COVID-19, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with applicable laws.

EEO Statement
The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. The Morgan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.