The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Access Programs Associate. This person will work alongside the Public Engagement Associate as part of the Public Engagement team within the Education Department. The Associate will support the Senior Manager of Public Engagement and be the primary program lead for the museum’s flagship Mind’s Eye program for people who are blind or have low vision, as well as other access programs for adults. In addition to being a dedicated in-gallery teacher, this person will bring critical thinking and a spirit of social practice to access programming, incorporating current pedagogy around diversity, equity, access, and inclusion (DEAI) in the museum field. They will be an active listener, responsive to both visitors and educators, able to think on both detail and big-picture levels, and an adept administrator. We are looking for someone who is committed to providing visitors with various disabilities the widest possible range of access and who can advocate for outstanding accessibility both within and outside the museum. This is a funder-supported, three-year position with possible extension.
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.