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Head of Public Programs and Community Engagement [Woodruff Art Center]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on December 1, 1972 in job announcements |

*Department: *Education – Administration

 

*Reports To: *Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education

 

*FLSA:***Exempt

 

*Employment Status:*Regular/Full-time

 

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*_POSITION SUMMARY:_*__

 

Leads the development of innovative, dynamic, creative, and

participatory public programs and engagement strategies for visitors of

all ages and stages of museum experience at the High and in the Atlanta

community.

 

*_Work Schedule:_*

 

·Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

 

·Must also be able to work evenings and weekends for program oversight

and implementation as needed.

 

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*_ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include the following:_*

 

·Confers with the Director of Education to identify and develop

community partnership strategies to support the goal to serve as a

visual arts and humanities resource for Atlanta and the Southeast.

 

·Develops and maintains a strong network with community organizations in

alignment with institutional objectives. Represents the High to increase

institutional visibility and participation in the community.

 

·Guides the conceptualization, development and implementation of Public

Program offerings for all visitors, for example: lectures, courses,

symposia, films, performances, family days, summer camp, studio

programs, teen programs, college programs, community days, and new

audience initiatives.

 

·Works closely and collaboratively with Education Department colleagues,

the Curatorial Department, the Marketing Department, and the Membership

and Guest Relations Department, to formulate and promote public programs

that reach museum audience targets.

 

·Maintains extensive contact with the general public, the Atlanta

community, artists, scholars, and professionals of art, art history,

film, design, architecture, and fields related to the High Museum¹s

collection and special exhibitions.

 

·Oversees the management of the Education Center in collaboration with

the Head of School Programs. Prepares and manages budget for public

programs.

 

·Analyzes data to determine prospective users, audiences, and potential

funding sources for programming and partnerships.

 

·Prepares grant project narratives and reports for public programs in

collaboration with the Museum Advancement Department.

 

·Evaluates public programs produced by the Museum and our partnerships

to assess quality and determine improvements needed in production and

presentation of programs.

 

·Participates in national and international dialogue about public

programs and community engagement in museums. Remains aware and informed

about current public program/lifelong learning research and best practices.

 

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*_SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  include the following:_*__

 

·Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the

organization’s policies and applicable laws.

 

·Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees;

planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance;

rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and

resolving problems.

 

·Manages and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and

evaluation of these units:

 

oManager of Family Programs and New Audience Initiatives, who supervises

one assistant and

 

contract employees in Family and New Audience programs;

 

oCoordinator of Teen Programs, who supervises one assistant and contract

employees in youth

 

programs.

 

oCoordinator of Adult Programs and Community Events.

 

oPublic Programs Assistant.

 

oAdditional contract instructors.

 

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*_Qualifications:_*

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.

 

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*_Competencies:_*__

 

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the

following competencies :

 

·*Project Management -*Develops project plans; Manages project team

activities.

 

·*Interpersonal Skills -*Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming;

Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new

things as appropriate.

 

·*Oral Communication -*Demonstrates group presentation skills;

Participates in meetings.

 

·*Written Communication -*Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work

for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents

numerical data effectively.

 

·*Teamwork -*Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits

objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback;

Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team

above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals

and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

 

·*Managing People -*Includes staff in planning, decision-making,

facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for staff¹s

activities; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops staff¹s

skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback

(internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others.

 

·*Diversity -*Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

 

·*Strategic Thinking -*Develops strategies to achieve organizational

goals; Understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; Adapts

strategy to changing conditions.

 

·*Professionalism -*Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with

respect and consideration regardless of their status or position;

Accepts responsibility for own actions.

 

·*Initiative -*Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for

and takes advantage of opportunities.

 

·*Innovation -*Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas

and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

 

**

 

*_Education and Experience:_*__

 

·Master’s degree (M. A.) and 5 – 7 years experience in community

partnerships and public programming (children ­ adults) in the visual

arts; or B.A. and 10 – 12 years related experience and/or training; or

equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

*_Language Skills:_*__

 

·Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals.

 

·Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and grant project

narratives.

 

·Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or

complaints.

 

·Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative

techniques or style.

 

·Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations to

top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

 

**

 

*_Mathematical Skills_*__

 

·Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest,

commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

 

·Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

 

**

 

*_Reasoning Ability:_*__

 

·Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete

variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

 

·Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written,

oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

**

 

*_Computer Skills:_*__

 

·To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge

of Database software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software

and Word Processing software.

 

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*_Additional Skills and Abilities:_*

 

·Ability to support leadership of the Education Department and provide

successful administration of public programs.

 

·Ability to develop and implement creative public programs for audiences

of all ages.

 

·Proven track record in making and maintaining community partnerships.

 

·Ability to network, identify and cultivate public program resources in

the community.

 

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*_Physical Demands/Work Environment:_*

 

The work environment and physical demands described here are

representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully

perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations

may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.

 

·Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and

light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed.

 

· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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*Contact:*

 

*Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the

Woodruff Arts Center,

http://www.woodruffcenter.org/employment/current-jobs.aspx*

 

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