Public Programs, Education & Engagement Coordinator
Bard Graduate Center is seeking a full-time Public Programs, Education & Engagement Coordinator.

Bard Graduate Center is a graduate research institute in New York City. Our MA and PhD degree programs, Gallery exhibitions, research initiatives, and public programs explore new ways of thinking about decorative arts, design history, and material culture.

Reporting to, and working collaboratively with both the Director of Public Programs and the Manager of Education & Engagement, BGC seeks a highly motivated, detail oriented administrator who will be responsible for the coordination of all department activities.

The successful candidate will be a tactical thinker with excellent writing skills who thrives in a collaborative fast paced environment. An interest in public programming and museum education preferred.


  • Manage the planning and coordination of all public programs and events for seniors, educators, K-12 students, university students, families, arts professionals, and general adult audiences.
  • Manage roster of student workers.
  • Handle phone calls and inquiries.
  • Liaise with third party organizations to book and confirm Gallery tours and events.
  • Manage the gallery educator tour schedule.
  • Manage and track departmental budgets.
  • Manage check requests, invoices and payments.
  • Work collaboratively to draft and edit event descriptions for all department marketing materials.
  • Manage departmental communications, e-blast schedule, website edits, eventbrite, etc.
  • Help conduct program evaluations.
  • Set up and work events.
  • Order and manage supplies.


  • B.A.; Background in art history, fine art, American studies, museum education, arts administration, or related fields.
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and able to work well in a collaborative fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated experience handling program details and managing ahead of deadline.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and ability to work with close attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other related software applications.
  • Positive outlook and a passion for creating an inclusive working environment.
  • Position work schedule includes some evening and weekend hours, to lead and participate in Gallery programs, and to meet job goals and deadlines.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to No telephone calls please. Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE
The Bard Graduate Center Facilities Department is seeking a full-time Maintainer/Porter who will report to the Director of Facilities and receive direction from the Operations Manager and the Facilities managerial team.

The Bard Graduate Center offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and cultural history.

The Maintainer/Porter is a full-time staff position with duties in the operations and maintenance areas at assigned institutional properties (18W 86th Street, 38W 86th Street, and Bard Hall). Duties include regular upkeep and day-to-day maintenance of the Bard Graduate Center’s facilities, including emptying trash, cleaning, vacuuming, sweeping, and other related tasks; instrumental in the preparation for events, meetings, classes, and functions at all BGC properties (room configuration/set-up, lay-out of catering supplies and materials, post-function clean-up, etc.); assist with the painting of walls, minor plumbing work, mechanical repairs and related projects as directed; performs other related duties as necessary, assigned, and/or directed.

The position requires the incumbent to have demonstrated timeliness, exhibit a customer-service orientation, and maintain a neat and professional appearance. The incumbent must be capable of lifting up to 65 lbs and must able to communicate using e-mail and radio. Incumbent must be flexible and able to work overtime when necessary. Some experience in facilities/maintenance related fields, including cleaning, painting, mechanical, plumbing or electrical work. Experience with facilities-related work in academic institutions and/or arts organizations desirable. Familiarity with building systems helpful.

To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and resume to:

The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE.
Security Officers

The Bard Graduate Center has a full-time position available for Security Officer. As a member of the BGC security team you will report directly to the Head of Safety & Security as your immediate supervisor and receive other directives from the Charge-of-Shift supervisor.


To provide personal, equipment, and real property security for faculty, staff, students, and visitors within an assigned area of the institution. Provides escort services, and other basic public assistance as needed, and performs routine security and safety patrol duties within the assigned area. Remains alert to any and all emergency situations and provide a first-line response, and emergency management if required.

Customer Service

It is important to remember that we are expected to meet or exceed the academic excellence of the Bard Graduate Center with the hands-on excellence of our security service. Officers must be flexible, adaptable, and never develop the “it’s not my job” attitude. A friendly smile and helpful mindset is expected of all officers as is necessary on any college campus. Students, faculty, and staff need to have confidence in our security force by consistent positive performance and service.


High School diploma/GED or higher; current New York State guard’s license, Fire Guard certified, and 3 plus years experience. Candidate must have multitasking skills, strong communication skills, able to lift 45lbs, and a professional appearance. Fax resume with 3 references to 212.501.3079. Please no telephone calls. The BGC is an AA/EOE employer.