Job Opportunity at the American Museum of Natural History!

Position Description:

We are looking for a creative, talented, and energetic colleague to join the American Museum of Natural History as a full-time Anthropology Educator to develop and teach courses for middle and high school youth. In this one-year fellowship, the educator will spend ~ 65% of time teaching classes and 35% developing/revising curricula and participating in professional learning opportunities. The educator will teach 3 to 4 classes per semester throughout the year. Depending on the class, the schedule may include after school (until 7pm), Saturdays, school holidays, and summer (5-6 weeks). This position has a 1 year term with a possibility of a 1 year extension.

The AMNH is a global museum in one of the most diverse cities in the world, and we are committed to building an inclusive youth community that reflects that diversity. We believe in addressing the barriers that prevent everyone from equally participating in science, particularly on the basis of race, gender, or sexual orientation.

Candidates must be committed to working towards this mission and open to learning and implementing equitable and inclusive pedagogical practices that elevate all learners. The Anthropology Educator will also work with their colleagues to apply an anthropological lens to our other science courses (e.g. Archaeo Astronomy middle school course) and seek opportunities to advance justice-centered informal STEM learning by amplifying the voices and experiences of social groups that have been historically marginalized.

Candidates must have a 4-year college degree in Anthropology (or related discipline; e.g. Sociology; Human Geography; Cultural Resource Management; Sociocultural anthropology, Applied Anthropology) and be confident in teaching about traditional and contemporary practices and theory across Anthropology and related social sciences.

Early career professionals with minimal teaching experience (<3 years) are encouraged to apply; however, candidates must have some teaching experience in either informal settings (e.g. camps, museum), formal classroom, or college (e.g. teaching assistant).

While not a requirement, ideal candidates would also bring one or more of the following: research experience in a field of anthropology, experience coding, an understanding of the role of data science within social science research, or experience or familiarity working with indigenous communities and organizations.

The Educator will report directly to the Senior Manager of Curriculum and Teaching and will work closely with other members of the full-time educator team.

Minimum required qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and mastery of anthropology content and material
  • Organization, time management, and follow-up skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in instructional practices through reflection and applied feedback
  • Bachelor’s degree in anthropology or related social science

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience teaching youth
  • Familiarity in collaborating with indegenous communities and/or BIPOC organizations
  • Experience co-teaching considered a plus
  • Experience with coding, computational thinking, or data science

If interested, please submit your resumé to