The Climate Museum’s mission is to inspire action on the climate crisis with programming across the arts and sciences that deepens understanding, builds connections, and advances just solutions.

The Climate Museum in New York City has an opening for a Youth & Public Programs Coordinator who will work across multiple project teams in the planning and research for, and the execution and evaluation of, the Climate Museum’s wide-ranging public exhibitions, programs, and special events. In this opportunity, the right candidate will carry out the Museum’s mission by developing and contributing to the design and coordination of the Museum's youth initiatives and public education programs as well as support outreach and communications initiatives. This position will require the candidate to exercise discretion and sound judgement in executing the Museum's broad visions and initiatives. This is an in-person opportunity at the Museum’s Hell’s Kitchen office.

About the Climate Museum

The Climate Museum’s mission is to inspire action on the climate crisis with programming across the arts and sciences that deepens understanding, builds connections, and advances just solutions.

Since the start of its public programming in late 2017, the Museum has created an activist, cultural approach to community engagement with climate, recognizing that most Americans are worried about the climate crisis but have remained largely silent and inactive, unsure how to take meaningful action. The Museum’s free, accessible exhibitions, art installations, online dialogue series, youth programs, advocacy tools, and more foster climate action and introduce an interdisciplinary approach to climate with an emphasis on community, justice, equity, and inclusion.

To date, the Museum has presented six exhibitions and more than 200 events; engaged hundreds of high school students in leadership, advocacy, and arts programs; and welcomed nearly 90,000 visitors in person and more than 200,000 visitors online. Programs are presented at the Museum’s exhibition hub on Governors Island, in galleries and public spaces citywide, and, since 2020, through virtual events as well. The Museum is currently scaling out to a permanent, year-round presence in New York City. Additional information is available at


  • Passion for climate issues, social justice, and/or museums.
  • Deep commitment to the Museum’s mission.
  • Strong project management skills with an emphasis on being detail oriented, systematic, and able to multitask, often with tight timelines.
  • Ability to critically examine and evaluate competing options and make decisions on, or make recommendations to management regarding, course to pursue.
  • Comfortable working with students (primarily high school age) and enthusiasm for focusing on youth climate leadership development.
  • Flexible, creative, with a growth mindset. Ability to thrive in an environment where changing opportunities, deadlines, and situations dictate changing priorities.
  • Exceptional communications skills, including professional email communications.
  • Strong orientation toward collaboration and the success of the team.
  • Eagerness to pursue professional development (classes, webinars, workshops, etc).
  • Kindness and humor under pressure.
  • Willingness to work weekend and evening hours when needed.
  • 0-2 years of experience


40% Youth Programs

  • Take leading responsibility in aspects of, and assist the Director of Education and Engagement with planning, creating, and executing youth programming activities such as the Climate Action Leadership Program workshops, Climate Art for Congress campaign, school field trips, and summer high school internship.
  • Coordinate all programmatic details and develop communications to youth program participants.
  • Create and co-present Museum workshops (i.e., climate communications, climate advocacy and climate arts) to classes, student groups, educators, and community organization partners (content and public speaking training provided.)
  • Develop new and deepen existing relationships with educators, non-profit partners, program alumni, and community groups.

30% Public Programs

  • Develop and execute details of public events including event-related logistics, volunteer management, and provision of supplies, as well as post-event follow-up.
  • Research and curate resource guides to supplement Museum programs.
  • Work closely with curatorial staff to ensure public programs meet exhibition and community needs.

20% Communications and Outreach

  • Write content for and manage the youth programs newsletter and LEARN section of the website as well as communications with schools and students.
  • Assist communications team in public program and event outreach to develop new audiences and deepen engagement with existing followers and subscribers.
  • Collaborate with communications team to develop social media, blog posts, and e-newsletter, including developing content ideas from youth and public programs and curating participant quotes, anecdotes, and participant experiences.

10% Other

  • Collect and analyze data from program participants.
  • Manage volunteer scheduling, communications, and support delivery of volunteer training.
  • Assist the development team in quantifying program impact.
  • Integrate programmatic relationships into Museum CRM (Salesforce training provided).


  • On-site attendance. If hired, the candidate must provide proof that the candidate has been fully vaccinated and boosted, in accordance with CDC and other applicable government guidelines, against the COVID-19 (or SARS-CoV-2) virus, subject to any exceptions required by law.

How to Apply

  • Please attach your cover letter and resume to the application form.
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a final deadline of May 25, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Eastern time. 
  • Questions? Contact Jilly Edgar,

Location: This position will be in the Museum’s Hell’s Kitchen.

Start date: Immediately

Reports to: Director of Education & Engagement with oversight from the Museum Director and Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows.

Position type: Full-time

Salary: Full-time salary for this position for individuals with no professional experience is currently $62,500, with step increases for professional experience.


The Climate Museum offers full-time employees:

  • medical insurance
  • dental insurance
  • retirement plan


  • 3 weeks paid time off per year
  • opportunity to work from home on Fridays
  • an office dog
  • supportive, collaborative office environment

The Climate Museum highly values diversity and views the climate crisis as, among other things, a social justice crisis. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. The Climate Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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