Director of Education
Queens Museum of Art
Jason Yoon is the Director of Education at the Queens Museum of Art where he oversees all of the museum’s education programs which include teen, after-school, school, family, teacher, access, senior programs and more. The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse ethnic, cultural, and international community.
Prior to joining the Queens Museum, Jason served as the executive director of New Urban Arts, a nationally recognized community art studio and gallery for high school students and emerging artists in Providence Rhode Island. . In his time as Executive Director of New Urban Arts the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities recognized New Urban Arts as one of the nation’s 50 best youth arts programs and the United States Department of Education selected New Urban Arts as just one of 20 high school after-school programs to be included in a national study of best practices to be completed in 2010. In 2009, at a White House Ceremony, Jason accepted a Coming Up Taller Award on behalf of New Urban Arts from First Lady Michelle Obama. An initiative of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Coming Up Taller award is the nation’s highest honor for the field of out-of-school time arts and humanities programs. He has served as the Director of Finance and Operations at the DreamYard Project, a Bronx New York non-profit provider of arts education programs and worked as the Development Coordinator at the Explore Charter School, an award-winning public charter school.
Jason has an MPA in public and nonprofit management from NYU Wagner’s Graduate School of Public Service where he was a Carl Long Dean’s Fellow and earned a BFA in painting and art history from the Rhode Island School of Design. While at the Rhode Island School of Design, Jason was involved in several community engagement initiatives in museums, schools and after-school programs. A native New Yorker, Jason currently resides in Flushing and enjoys running and swimming in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.