POSITION Description: Adult Programs Manager
DEPARTMENT: Education Division, Brooklyn Museum
RESPONSIBILITIES: The manager of Adult Programs develops and implements creative interpretive programs for adult museum visitors. Programs include lectures, film and video series, performing arts programs, educational workshops and new initiatives to reach a diverse audience. Successful candidate will be encouraged to try new formats for programs that engage audiences in looking at art and use museum resources in innovative ways. Most programs are planned for weekends, including Target First Saturdays, plus Thursday and Friday evenings. The Manager sets long term goals and determines priorities for the department in conjunction with the Vice Director for Education and Program Development, and other members of the Education staff. The manager is responsible for establishing budgets, and working with Development to write/develop fundraising proposals. The Manager will collaborate with staff throughout the museum including the curatorial, development, public information, editorial, and design departments. The manager will supervise a staff of three full time coordinators, and two full
time temporary paid interns. The Manager reports directly to the Vice Director for Education and Program Development. Production of events will require working weekends and evenings throughout the year.
REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidate should have MA in art history or related field and at least 3 years of program experience in museum or related institution. Candidate should have experience conceptualizing and producing innovative museum and community related programs for adult audiences. Experience and serious interest in reaching local community audiences is crucial. Candidate should have excellent general knowledge of art history, performing arts and film. Management of projects and personnel and the ability to work effectively and diplomatically with museum staff at all levels in necessary. Excellent writing and research skills are essential. Willingness to work some evenings and weekends is critical. Demonstrable experience in budgeting, supervising staff, and grant writing are also important.
Brooklyn Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex, age, citizenship, disability or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The Immigration and Control Act (1986) requires that all hires be in conformity with the law.