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Assistant Curator of Adult Programs [Jewish Museum[

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 10, 1972 in job announcements |

The Assistant Curator of Adult Programs is responsible for developing and

implementing innovative, dynamic, and engaging public programs for adult

audiences at The Jewish Museum. This includes auditorium and gallery

programs–lectures, discussions, author talks, concerts, performances, and

other events–as well as partnerships with adult

organizations and universities. The ideal candidate is someone who can

think outside the box, possesses a solid foundation in art history and

museum teaching, and who has experience organizing public programs. A

background or strong interest in contemporary

art is a plus, as many of the Museum’s public programs engage artists.

 

DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

* Develop programs with Director of Education and curatorial staff

* Supervise the Coordinator of Adult Programs

* Coordinate the planning and production of public programs for current and

new

audiences

* Implement all public programs and supervise staff and volunteers who

assist with these events; manage all aspects of each public program

* Establish contact with and write letters of confirmation to potential

speakers and performers; work with them on the content of their programs

* Liaison with speakers and performers regarding guest lists, special

needs, and

museum procedures

* Liaison with partner institutions, maintain contacts, and facilitate

information sharing

* Work with Marketing and Communications staff to develop brochures,

advertisements, press coverage, and other promotional materials for programs

including writing and editing copy

* Work with Development Department on proposals and reports for grant

applications

* Liaison with Box Office coordinator to track public program ticket orders

and

analyze sales data

* Oversee and troubleshoot at public programs; work with Visitor Services

staff in assisting program attendees

* Produce and maintain budgets for future programs and outreach strategies

* Make travel and hotel arrangements for speakers and performers when

required

* Conduct gallery talks and online courses on special exhibitions when

required

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

* M.A. Degree

* 3-5 years experience in programming for adult audiences, especially public

programs

* Excellent verbal and writing skills

* Ability to communicate effectively and with diplomacy when interacting

with

vendors, Museum staff, volunteers, and the public

* Strong organizational skills and ability to handle and prioritize

detailed projects simultaneously and carry them through to completion

* Creative, self-starter, team player

* Flexible work schedule: evening hours required

* Good judgment and decision-making abilities

* Familiarity with social media

 

Send cover letter and resume to:

 

Director of Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

Fax: 212-423-3232

Email: Jobs@TheJM.org

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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