High Museum of Art
Coordinator of Teen Programs (Regular/Full-time)

Department: Education

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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