Youth Initiatives Coordinator

  • Job posted by American Museum Of Natural History

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


American Museum Of Natural History

Youth Initiatives Coordinator

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City is one of the premier science, research and cultural institutions in the country. We are also a global museum in one of the most diverse cities in the world, and are committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive community recognizing that multiple voices and perspectives enrich our work.

We are currently seeking a full-time Coordinator with experience in coordinating programs, a strong background in science, and experience engaging in science topics with middle or high school youth. The job entails day-to-day management of several youth programs that take place during after-school hours, on weekends and during vacation breaks. Management means ensuring that the materials, paperwork and classrooms are set-up and that the teaching staff has what it needs to implement the program. The Coordinator will also be handling youth applications, enrollment forms and other related paperwork. They will also be communicating closely with parents and Museum departments.

The Coordinator will need to work select weekend days, work a schedule of 11 am - 7 pm on select weekdays and be available during summer months when programs are at their peak.

Required Qualifications:
-Bachelors degree
-Demonstrated interested in science or science communication
-Experience with program coordination
-Demonstrated experience using spreadsheet software (e.g. Excel, Google, AirTable, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience coordinating multiple complex programs and using digital media
-Experience working with diverse audiences
-Curriculum development/teaching experience in informal learning environments
-Track record of being organized and efficient in managing spreadsheets of data, supply inventories and equipment
-Enthusiasm for designing and implementing new projects
-Proven track record of effectively coordinating and participating in multiple projects, both independently and on a team
-Ability to maintain organized records and manage data, in both hardcopy and digital formats
-Ability to effectively communicate and share ideas, both written and oral, and be able to demonstrate creativity through past projects
-Ability to multitask and successfully work within a fast-paced, distracting environment

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree