Manager of Adult Programming (II)
Reports to:
 Head of Adult Programming and Multimedia Services
Department: Adult Programming
Classification: Full Time, Exempt, Non Standard schedule

Scope of Position: The Manager of Adult Programming coordinates, plans, implements, and promotes community partner programs at the Dallas Museum of Art. This position is responsible for overseeing Jazz in the Atrium, a weekly concert series.  This position collaborates extensively with the Director of Programming and Head of Adult Programming and Multimedia Services in the conceptualization, design, development, and promotion of exhibition and collections-based programming with community partner groups and special events, in close partnership with the Curatorial, Education, Development, and Marketing departments and community partners. The Manager of Adult Programming serves as an advocate for the Museum locally, regionally, and nationally with a high degree of integrity and professionalism.

Essential Functions:

  • Serves as department liaison and program manager for events hosted by community partners and cultural organizations at the Dallas Museum of Art, including current partnerships with Dallas Architecture Forum, The Dallas Opera, Fine Arts Chamber Players, and Undermain Theater.  Coordinates booking and invoicing of community partners using DMA spaces.


  • Oversees Jazz in the Atrium, coordinating with program participants and musicians.


  • Develops, manages, and maintains budget for programming logistics of Jazz in the Atrium during Thursday Night Live.


  • Works collaboratively with Adult Programming and Multimedia staff and Museum colleagues in the implementation of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art, Thursday Night Live, and special events.


  • Coordinates booking and payment of some performers and programs.


  • Collaborates with Programming staff to compile and upkeep information for artist and performer database.


  • Oversees payment of music rights to ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC.
  • Collaborates with the Arts District organizations and other community partners to develop, implement and evaluate innovative partnership programs.


  • Oversees the processing of purchase orders, invoices, and account records for Adult Programming and Multimedia Services Department.


  •  Collaborates with Programming Team, Marketing, Public Relations, and Development/ Membership to develop press releases, print media, web promotion, and e-mail marketing of programs and events.


  • Contributes to the continued development and promotion of the Museum’s brand and brand identity.


  • Develops new marketing channels for marketing programs to broaden and diversify audiences.
  • Demonstrates leadership as a participant in department-wide and museum-wide meetings.
  •  Partners with Museum colleagues and community partner groups to conceptualize and implement innovative DMA interpretive strategies with regard to programming, marketing, educational materials, and grants.
  •  Maintains and updates accurate information for Adult Programming on Museum’s Web page.
  • Attends Adult Programming and Multimedia Services meetings, Education Division meetings, and Museum operation meetings, reporting on events, participating actively in planning and implementing key Museum projects and strategies, and improving communications across departments.
  • Collaborates with Head of Adult Programming, Multimedia Services and Manager of Multimedia Services to coordinate the scheduling of Horchow Auditorium and C3 Theater for internal and external events.
  • Reviews and updates department calendars, auditorium calendars, and events master calendar for the Museum.
  •  Tracks budget expenses and assists with monthly statistics.
  • Maintains open communication with senior management.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Bachelors Degree and/or equivalent work experience (coursework in Art History and/or Art Education preferred)
• 1-4 years past experience working with adult audiences in museums or cultural institutions

• Past experience working with musicians or performing arts organizations and past administrative work experience preferred
• Proven track record in event management

• Ability to work with diverse constituencies in the community and within the Museum

• Demonstrates knowledge and a keen interest in multidisciplinary approaches to educational programming for adults, particularly music and the performing arts

• Ability to succeed working independently and collaboratively

• Excellent written, interpersonal, speaking, and computer skills, including accuracy

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

• Ability to develop strategic partnerships externally with artists, community organizations, and cultural institutions

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

• Willingness to work flexible hours including mornings, evenings, and weekends


Apply online