Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • New York City


Museum Educator (Part-time)At the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the work we do is consequential and challenging. Our environment encourages growth and diversity. Our employees flourish in a team-oriented atmosphere and are dedicated to the important mission of the New York Fed.

The Bank’s Outreach and Education Function engages, empowers, and educates the public in the Federal Reserve System’s Second District. Our education mission aims to advance public knowledge about the Federal Reserve and its role in the economy.

The Economic Education team provides students and educators with a variety of economic education programs and content, with an emphasis on efforts to serve more low- and moderate-income communities. These programs include academic competitions and programs for students at the Bank and external visits to high schools, community colleges, and universities, as well as workshops for educators. The Economic Education team also oversees the Museum and Learning Center, which serves as a hub for connecting with national and international audiences by providing guided educational tours, programs for students and educators, and other community outreach initiatives.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is offering an Economic Education assignment as a Museum Educator for the Museum and Learning Center. The primary responsibility of the role is conducting walking tours/lessons for school and public audiences to raise awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System and increase economic literacy. Other responsibilities include: helping to build and maintain relationships with Second District educators; supporting Museum visit logistics, as well as other Economic Education programs and events, as needed; and managing any special projects, as assigned. This role reports directly to the Museum Manager.

This is a Part-time role for approximately 20 hours per week (benefits-eligible role). Mondays and Tuesdays are required; other weekdays are negotiable.

Your role as a Museum Educator:

- Act as primary educator for general public, school, and/or community group visitors to the Museum and Learning Center. Deliver the Bank’s economic education content through mobile tours of the Museum and Gold Vault, and/or classes, presentations, or workshops.

- Support logistics for daily Museum programs, as well as conferences, meetings, or other special events. Effectively operate and help to maintain Museum support technology, such as Acoustiguides, iPads, kiosks, information screens, etc.

- Support tracking of visitor data and feedback and help to manage Museum Education Program System.

- General administrative responsibilities including making photocopies, faxing, scanning, inventory management, and other special project duties as assigned.

What we are looking for:

- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. Major/concentration or strong demonstrated interest in education, economics, social sciences, public policy, or business required.

- Minimum of 2 years of experience in K – 12 classroom teaching or experience teaching adult learners.

- Previous experience presenting to groups and communicating with different types of audiences in an educational or museum setting.

- Interest in and/or knowledge of economics and the Federal Reserve System and its key policy responsibilities.

- Commitment to public engagement, customer/constituent service, and interest in working in a public service role.

- Demonstrated track record of excellent organization, time and classroom management skills.

- Highly collaborative with a track record of effectiveness as both a team player and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

- Comfortable with MS Outlook, Excel, and Word; willing to learn Bank systems as needed.

- Willing to learn new programs and tools and support daily use of Museum technology, including, but not limited to, audio guides, kiosks, iPads, etc.

- Ability to communicate complex concepts in a lively, engaging, and clear manner.

- Flexible and adaptable to change, comfortable with ambiguity, and able to approach dynamic situations with problem solving ability and a high level of judgment.

- Energetic, interest in high-touch interactions with ability to work with people of all levels and diverse backgrounds in a multicultural learning environment.

- This will be a part-time position; hours on Mondays and Tuesdays are required; other weekdays are negotiable.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

Why the Fed:

Working at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York positions you at the center of the financial world with a unique perspective on national and international markets and economies. You'll work in an environment with a diverse group of talented professionals to foster and support the safety, soundness, and vitality of our economic and financial systems. It's a challenge that demands the skills of a financial services professional and the intellectual curiosity of an academic—all combined with a passion for public service.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a work environment that respects and fully values the strengths and differences of its people. Working at the New York Fed provides talented professionals the chance to grow their skills at an institution that has served a critical role in the financial system of the United States and the world for over a century. An important component of the Bank’s diversity effort is our partnership with several professional non-profit organizations, including INROADS, JumpStart Advisory Group, NBDC Emerging Leaders, Seizing Every Opportunity, National Black MBA, Out for Undergrad, Prospanica and Reaching Out MBA.

  • education
  • excel
  • ms project
  • teaching
  • word