High Museum of Art
Coordinator of Teen Programs (Regular/Full-time)
Reports to: Associate Director of Education for Public Programs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employee Status: Regular/Full-time
Coordinates public education experiences, programs and events serving teen audiences at the High Museum of Art.
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm with some evenings and weekends as assigned.
*Schedule will change, on average, twice per month to accommodate evening and weekend programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
* Coordinates the planning and implementation of public programs and events for teens. For example: teen nights, youth art exhibitions, art labs and classes, artist demonstrations, and musical, dance, and theatrical performances.
* Develops and implements studio classes related to the High’s permanent collection and special exhibitions for teen afterschool and weekend drop-in workshops, and registration based studio programs.
* Creatively produces teen night art events and college night events featuring activities, performances, and workshops drawn from content in the High’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.
* Oversees, with the Assistant Director of Education, all contractual art teachers in the museum studios, supply inventory and ordering, and is a contact person for registration-based studio classes, workshops.
* Communicates and coordinates honoraria contracts, travel arrangements, and billing as related to teen programs.
* Researches and develops community artist contacts and maintains current network of relevant artists and performers (artists, musicians, theater, etc.).
* Develops strong relationships with area organizations serving teens, community artists, and teachers and administrators as related to teen recruitment and messaging outreach.
* Participates in planning meetings; learns about exhibitions and special projects that influence program development.
* Researches program themes, artists, performers, and program formats and keeps informed about other programs locally and in other museums.
* Develops and edits program copy for newsletter, flyers and other media as required.
* Works with Coordinator of Public Programs to secure teaching artists and studio art components as needed.
* Works with Coordinator of Docent Volunteer Educators to secure volunteers for programs as needed.
* Works with AV tech, Visitor Services, Housekeeping, Security, Special Events, and other support staff to produce programs.
* Other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* B.A. or B.F.A. in Art History, Studio Art, Theater or Humanities.
* M.A. in Art Education, Museum Education or M.F.A. in Studio Art preferred.
* At least 3 years experience working with youth/teens in an art museum, classroom, or cultural setting.
* Proven track record with youth program development.
* Must be a creative educator with a passion for youth education.
* Strong organizational and program coordination experience.
* Must be a team player with an ability to work with a variety of contractors, artists, and staff.
* Ability to network, identify and cultivate program partners/resources in the community.
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