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Coordinator of Adult Public Programs and Volunteer Corps [American Folk Art Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on July 5, 1973 in job announcements |

Position Description: The American Folk Art Museum is the premier
institution devoted to the aesthetic appreciation of traditional folk art
and creative expressions of contemporary self-taught artists from the
United States and abroad. The museum preserves, conserves, and interprets a
comprehensive collection of the highest quality, with objects dating from
the eighteenth century to the present. Position SummaryThe Coordinator of
Adult Public Programs and Volunteer Corps develops, schedules, implements,
and attends the Education Department¹s adult public programs. The Museum¹s
programming is multi-disciplinary and includes lectures, annual symposia,
performances, film screenings, and an instructor-led crafting workshop
series, Make It Thursday. Additionally, s/he also supervises and schedules
Welcome Desk shifts for a volunteer corps of 40. This is currently a
permanent, part-time position (3 days per week) with the potential to
become a full-time position. Occasional weekend work may be
required.Primary Job Functions€Shapes a vision and strategy for public
programs that promotes the mission of AFAM, grows audiences, and engages
the general public with the Museum¹s collections and exhibitions.
Identifies measurable outcomes, success criteria, and planning and
assessment tools. With the Director of Education, is a part of an education
leadership team that establishes priorities for the department. Stays
current with educational practices and scholarship through a network of
colleagues in the field, other disciplines, and literature reviews.€Works
collaboratively with Museum staff and committees to strategically plan and
manage the public programs that position the Museum as a lively forum and
center for individual and public engagement, connection, and
exchange.€Actively seeks collaborations within the community and region
including cultural, educational or other relevant organizations or
institutions.€Develops new modes of programming and interpretation of the
collection that range from scholarly to experimental.€Communicates and
arranges program structure and needs with Security Staff.€Collaborates with
the Director of Publications and the Public Relations Manager in the
production of press releases, brochures, flyers, and all advertising and
promotion related to Adult Public Programs.€With the Director of Education,
coordinates all creative, administrative, logistical and financial aspects
of the museums adult public program series.€Schedules and administers
contracts and payments to speakers and performers and handles logistical
concerns regarding transportation, facilities, and other requirements for
programs.€Supervises and schedules the museum¹s Welcome Desk shifts for a
volunteer corps of 40.€Contributes to the Volunteer Handbook and plans an
annual Volunteer Appreciation event.

Qualifications: € Conversant in the field of traditional folk art and/or
the works of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and
abroad. It is essential that applicants have a genuine interest in and
dedication to this material, and are highly motivate

Website: http://www.folkartmuseum.org/

Job Date: 2013-06-19

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