Alice Austen House Careers



About the Organization

The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952).
A vibrant cultural center, the Alice Austen House keeps the bold spirit of the early American photographer alive by presenting changing exhibitions of Alice Austen’s pioneering historic photographs and of contemporary photography, providing education programs for students, offering a range of cultural programs for the public. A charming Victorian Gothic Cottage that was Alice’s home serves as the museum and is located in a lovely park on the shore of Staten Island near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge with sweeping views of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. Alice Austen House and grounds are owned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, operated by the Friends of Alice Austen House Inc 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and a member of Historic House Trust. The Alice Austen House is a New York City and National Landmark, on the Register of Historic Places and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s distinctive group of Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios. In 2017 we updated our designation to become a National site of LGBTQ History. 


Part-Time Positions: Teaching Artist


The Part-time Teaching Artist provides interactive experiences for school children both at the museum and in schools. The position involves teaching museum educational initiatives, co-teaching after-school programs, and leading our education programs for school groups at the Alice Austen House. 



Implement the museum education programs by engaging students in discussion, inquiry, and hands-on activities using digital cameras.

Set up before and clean up after your group’s visit.

Prepare materials and maintain cameras and equipment for future visiting groups.

Upload students’ photographs after each program.

Work with the Director of Education to plan curriculum, re-order supplies and materials, refine programs, evaluate programs and develop education grant initiatives.



BA in education or related field or equivalent experience

Knowledge of Digital SLR cameras, Photoshop, and digital photo printing

Previous teaching experience

Excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for working with school children

Familiarity with photographic history and NYC history

Self-motivated and detail-oriented

Creative and imaginative

Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively

Grant writing and reporting experience a plus

Must have a car or access to a car for off-site programs


Compensation is a competitive non-profit hourly rate


To Apply: We are not currently hiring for this position at this time, but are always accepting resumes. If you are interested in being contacted in the future, please email your resume and cover letter with PT Teaching Artist in the subject line to Please no phone calls

Friends of Alice Austen House, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.