Part-Time Teaching Artist 

The Alice Austen House is seeking a part-time educator to provide interactive experiences for
school children both at the museum and at the school. 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.

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).

Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
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 SLRs, Photoshop, and digital photo printing
Previous teaching experience or equivalent
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 work collaboratively and flexibly
Tracking and reporting experience a plus

Schedule: As programs are scheduled with DOE schools

Compensation: Competitive non-profit hourly rate. $25 per hour

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to . Only resumes with cover letters will be considered. No calls, please.

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

Internships and Volunteer Work

Volunteers and interns are a truly important part of our organization, helping in our Victorian gardens, assisting with annual clean up events as well as all of our community programs and research. Volunteers form long-lasting bonds with the work and history of the museum, often joining our team of staff and importantly representing our New York communities.

If you are interested in becoming more involved or you are a student who would like to intern or gain volunteer experience, please fill out this form and we will contact you.


Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers!