Employment Opportunities

Periodically prospective employers contact BAC with job opportunities. See current postings below: 

Communications and Social Media Manager, Schomburg Center (posted 11/18/17)

The Communications and Social Media Manager implements the organization's communications planning and implementation, institutional branding, and production of various print and digital materials and coordinates communication efforts across various departments and divisions of the Schomburg including but not limited to: public programs, collections, education, exhibitions and the executive office. The manager develops effective print materials including institutional brochures, newsletters, posters and related assignments and administers the Center’s multiple social media platforms. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Liberal Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Communications, or a related discipline. Applicants must also have strong writing, proofreading, copy-editing, oral communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience using social media, online tools, and/or mobile technology to promote organizational goals and mission. Broad knowledge of current affairs, history, and literature of Africa and the African diaspora is desired.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Double Discovery Center (posted 11/1/17)

The Executive Director reports to the Vice Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of Columbia College with regards to operational management and has accountability to the Dean of Columbia College for vision and strategy, and is responsible for the overall leadership, direction, coordination, and delivery of services to meet the educational goals of The Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center. 

The Center is a department located within Columbia College and funded from a source of funds including government grants, corporate and foundation funding, institutional funds, and individual donors. DDC is home to two of the nation's TRIO programs, Talent Search and Upward Bound, funded in part by multi-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education. The Center has a long and rich history in providing invaluable services and programs to the University's neighboring communities. Apply via Jobs at Columbia, keyword search Double Discovery Center or Executive Director.

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EDUCATION COORDINATOR-Teen Curators, Schomburg Center (posted 11/1/17)

This full-time positions managers Teen Curators, an after-school art history enrichment program admitting 30 high school students each year. This art historical knowledge is acquired through curatorial projects and aesthetic engagements with collections at the Schomburg as well as other museums and cultural institutions.  Through these processes students are exposed to behind-the-scenes work of museums and libraries (eg. collecting, preserving, archiving, and interpreting) and the pathways to professional careers in the field.  Teen Curators gain knowledge about black art history in the United States and across the world through the study of real works of art at the Schomburg Center and at other art spaces across the City. Students create exhibitions by researching and writing about art and artists. Candidates for the coordinator post should ideally have a minimum of 3 years experience in either youth programs, classroom teaching, etc. with a Bachelor's degree, excellent youth program management exposure, computer literacy and demonstrated ability to work effectively with students. 

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PRE-PROFESSIONALS, Schomburg Center (posted 11/1/17)

Part-time positions for undergraduate and graduate students are available this term, extending into mid-spring term at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. Funded through the generosity of BNY Mellon, The Pre-Professional Program offers each candidate placement experiences in one department. Departments include Public Programs, Events Management, Scholars in Residence, Education Programs, Communications and Social Media, Administration, Art and Artifacts, Library Management, and The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery. Applicants must be currently enrolled students in accredited academic institutions and programs in good standing. Candidates must apply via New York Public Library. Keyword search Schomburg Center.

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