Areas of Responsibility

The Executive Director of Programs & Exhibits plays a critical role in messaging on behalf of the Navy Yard by telling the Yard’s story, celebrating Navy Yard tenants and facilitating community connection through public, cultural, and educational programming, tours and special events. The Executive Director oversees the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at BLDG 92 and works closely with BNYDC External Affairs in driving traffic to BLDG 92, activating it as a venue and establishing it as a resource for BNYDC, Yard tenants and the community.

  1. Public Programs

    A.  General

  • Develop and oversee tours and public programs, including programs complimentary to exhibits, BNYDC mission and BNY Archive/Research
  • Develop and oversee group events
  • Manage relationships with outside tour contractors
  • Develop exhibit and factory tour outlines, scripts and training practices for internal and external guides

    B.  Visiting Artists

  • Oversee annual application process and outreach
  • Facilitate talent programs with BNYDC personnel and tenants
  • Develop public programs in conjunction with visiting talent

    C.  Program Tracking and Evaluation

  • Track and evaluate program data including attendance, surveys, and demographics. Oversee Visitor Services in data collection
  • Ensure that all programs are developed with clearly stated outcomes
  • Coordinate with External Affairs on any program-related grant metrics or deliverables
  1. Exhibits
  • Maintain permanent exhibit functionality including physical upkeep
  • Responsible for curating and/or recruiting for and managing curators, designers, and fabricators as needed for exhibits
  • Develop and oversee rotating exhibits for Yard Work gallery and unconventional spaces within and outside of BLDG 92
  • Play a key role in developing and managing Yard-wide public art initiatives
  1. Visitor Services
  • Oversee Visitor Services operations and interaction with the public
  • Develop and implement programs, training, and evaluations
  • Oversee VS community outreach
  • Strategize with BNYDC staff, Yard tenants, and partners to increase building usage, visitor ship, and activity to the site
  1. Education
  • Work with contracted consultants and oversee all coordination and implementation of educational programs
  1. Website and Social Media
  • Develop and upload website content related to programs and exhibits
  • Develop and disseminate social media content and coordinate social media strategy with External Affairs
  • Write and distribute monthly E-blast related to exhibits and programs

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines, take initiative and multi-task
  • Excellent customer service skills, comfortable leading groups
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with Brooklyn neighborhoods helpful


  • Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Arts Management, Public History or Museum Education
  • 2-3 years of experience developing successful public and educational programs at a museum or cultural institution of equivalent size and mission
  • Experience curating exhibits
  • Experience training and managing entry-level staff, interns, or volunteers

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter as an attachment to

BNYDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression) sexual orientation, genetic trait, actual or perceived status of a victim of domestic violence, or as victim of sex offenses or stalking, unemployment status, age, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, military status, handicap, disability, or any other legally protected classification.