*Palo Alto Art Center, Family Programming and Outreach Coordinator*

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*About the Palo Alto Art Center*

The Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place where
the community engages with art. The Center¹s mission is to foster creative
process and thought by forging a greater appreciation and understanding of
the visual arts through exhibitions, studio experiences, and related
educational programs. The Art Center believes that this is best achieved by
connecting the experience of viewing art with a direct involvement in
making art. The Art Center serves approximately 70,000 people every year
through a diverse range of programs.

This is an exciting time for the Palo Alto Art Center as we are currently
closed for a substantial transformation of our facilities and we are
scheduled to reopen in fall 2012. While closed, the Art Center has
continued to offer art-viewing and art-making experiences to the community
through our *On the Road *program, the Art Truck, and studio arts classes
for adults and children.

The role of the Family Programming and Outreach Coordinator is to plan and
carry out all family events, including family days and off-site outreach
events, and provide support in the planning of other special events at the
Art Center.  The Coordinator will also assist with the Art Center¹s school
tour program, Project LOOK!, by leading tours and related art projects one
day a week.

Primary responsibilities include:
·      Managing special events, including:
o      Organizing and overseeing three to four large-scale family days per
o      Organizing and overseeing all off-site events for children and
families relating to the On the Road program, including designing art
projects, hiring artists, and spearheading all publicity efforts
o      Supporting the planning and implementation of events for the Art
Center¹s reopening and other special events that may arise
·      Leading Project LOOK! tours and related art projects one day a week

– Excellent oral communication skills**
– Flexibility, ability to self-start, and a passion for the arts and/or
creative endeavors**
– Time management, prioritization and organization skills**
– Ability to work independently**
– Computer skills in word processing, data entry, email and internet

*Potential Candidates Must Have:*
– Experience working with children, including developing and teaching
art activities**
– Skills in organizing events, including hiring staff, managing
marketing and publicity strategies, and overseeing event coordination **
– Bachelor¹s Degree in fine arts, humanities, or education; master¹s in
fine arts, education, or museum studies is preferred
– Valid driver¹s license
– Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

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*Work Hours and Schedule:*
This position is part-time, 20-25 hours per week; hours will vary. Some
Saturday, Sundays and evenings are required.

*Compensation: *$19.40 hr.* This is a 1-year temporary position.*
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*To apply: * Please fill out an application through the City of Palo Alto¹s
website: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/paloaltoca/default.cfm

*Deadline:* May 15, 2012

For additional questions, please email ariel.berson@cityofpaloalto.org.