The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Job Opportunities

Saturday Academy Instructor Position at the Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and funding from the Charina Endowment Fund, seeks an educator to teach an American history elective in its Saturday Academy program, which offers free classes for students in grades 8 – 12 interested in American history or SAT Preparation.



Saturday Academy takes place in the Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Center at the Museum on 6 Saturday mornings or early afternoons, and the courses can be on any facet of American history. The classes are intended to stimulate an interest in American history, and to introduce students to important historical subjects and topics that might not be covered in the standard school curriculum. The sessions should expose students to primary sources and possibly the Museum’s exhibitions, but no homework or grading will be necessary. The idea is to give students a unique learning experience to enhance their college applications and prepare them for college.



Spring 2017 classes will meet on Saturdays March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 22, and 29. Educators are paid $40/hr for teaching, and an additional hour for set up and wrap up before and after class. Time spent on planning curriculum is not paid separately, but included in the teaching and set up/wrap up time. Courses are 90 minutes long. Some courses will be taught twice in the morning back-to-back, and other courses will be single sessions in the afternoon.


  • To apply, please email Joanna Steinberg, Manager of Student Programs, at by Wednesday, October 26, to indicate that you are interested in teaching a course, in addition to submitting your resume and a proposed course description (3-4 sentences). Interviews will take place in early November.


Note that all course proposals must correspond to your degree and field of expertise. Preference is given to MA and PhD candidates.



About the Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center at the Museum of the City of New York:

Founded in 1923 as a private, non-profit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center at the Museum serves over 46,000 children and adults each school year through fieldtrips, afterschool programs, family programs and professional development.