ABOUT THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.
Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women’s and Music collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, innovations, personalities and leaders who are shaping media.
Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape.
Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.
The Paley Center for Media seeks a Senior Director of Education to develop, spearhead and implement an inspired and innovative educational strategy to develop and oversee programs in NY & LA and innovate learning in media and digital literacy. The Senior Director, Education will be responsible for the vision, design and execution of a 21st century learning curriculum. They will build upon the Paley Center’s media literacy foundation and the importance of diverse portrayals on television, given its powerful shaping influence in breaking barriers, shattering stereotypes and educating audiences, as well as, increasing its digital literacy programs with a focus on STEM/STEAM, coding, gaming, virtual reality and other immersive media.
Reporting to the EVP, Chief Programming Officer, the Senior Director, Educator will deliver engaging educational experiences, including virtual and in-person classes, teacher workshops, career readiness programs, summer camps, internships and special initiatives that are dedicated to teaching the most current digital and media literacy technologies. Offerings are aimed at participants currently in school and already in the workforce.
• Lead curriculum development and interpretative methodologies including the review of new and existing lesson plans, workshops, internships, etc. to ensure department meets institutional objectives and advances media and digital learning
• Oversee the Paley Center’s Education department and annual calendar including supervising staff, cultivating a robust roster of offerings and managing all programs and operations in NY & LA
• Research and develop media literacy and digital learning curriculum to support classroom learning and to provide engaging professional development workshops, symposiums and internships, after school programs, distance learning, weekend programs and virtual summer camps
• With the Education staff, write, create, and prepare lesson plans for each class and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
• Teach and inspire target audiences to explore relevant subject matter that include diverse portrayals on television as well as STEM, coding, gaming, virtual reality and other immersive media
• Develop and implement best practices for the media literacy and digital learning strategy and identify new educational opportunities to engage participants
• Conduct research in digital learning technologies, recommending and utilizing new platforms and supplies needed to ensure successful implementation of education programs
• In partnership with the Development team, identify, develop and foster collaborative relationships with educational partners, funders and Departments of Education in NY & LA. Participate in the development of educational grant projects from foundations, corporations and/or individuals
• Collaborate with internal departments to ensure cross-functional communication, promotion of programs and achievement of project goals
• Supervise the project management, administration and logistical details for all aspects of the education program including the structure, day to day function, procedures, evaluations, materials and policies
• Prepare, monitor and meet budgets
• Participate in other projects as assigned
Our successful employees meet the following criteria:
• Highly organized with proven ability to meet deadlines and budgets.
• Outstanding leadership skills and ability to lead cross functional teams.
• Ability to take ownership of all tasks and manage simultaneously.
• Outstanding verbal communication and superior business writing skills.
• Positive and professional demeanor with excellent interpersonal, administrative and managerial skills.
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
• Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving and research skills.
• Possesses a minimum of 8+ years of teaching experience in both traditional and virtual teaching environments and in serving a diverse constituency
• Expertise in media literacy and digital learning with knowledge of current education methodologies
• Experience with computer software (e.g., Scratch, Minecraft and Python), video game platforms (X Box, Nintendo, PlayStation and PC based systems) and prior experience in the development of a STEM-based curriculum.
• Knowledge of New York and Los Angeles public and private school programs and state and federal Common Core Standards for K-12
• Ability to manage time effectively and handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Exceptional presentation and communication skills
• Master’s Degree in Education
• Bilingual Spanish (reading, speaking and writing), required
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
The Paley Center for Media maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.
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