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Coordinator of Public Programs [High Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on December 29, 1973 in job announcements |

High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA is looking for a creative, ambitious,
hard working museum educator who sees a job at the High as an
opportunity to advance in his/her career. They would love to get someone in
at the turn of the New Year.

http://intranet/viewjobs/viewjob.aspx?jobid=1559

Title: Coordinator of Public Programs (Regular/Full-time)

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Department:                      Education ­ Public Programs
Reports to:                         Head of Public Programs and Community
Engagement
FLSA:                                    Exempt
Employment Status:      Regular/Full-time

POSITION SUMMARY:
Coordinates public education programs and events for visitors of all ages
and stages of experience at the High Museum of Art.

WORK SCHEDULE:
·         Mondays ­ Fridays, 9:00 a.m. ­ 5:00 p.m.
·         Weekends and evenings as necessary to fulfill public program
offerings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
·        Works with the Head of Public Programs and Community Engagement to
develop an annual slate of creative, engaging public education programs
inspired
by the High¹s permanent collections and special exhibitions.
·        Coordinates and implements program offerings for visitors of all
ages and stages,
for example: lectures, courses, films, symposia, family days, studio
programs, community days, opening day events; musical, dance, and
theatrical performances.
·        Collaborates with education department members and other museum
departments
(especially Membership and PR/Marketing) to develop and promote public
programs.
·        Coordinates all aspects of program logistics to include scheduling,
registration,
contracting, ordering materials and supplies, and program evaluation.
·        Communicates with artists, speakers and contractors regarding
facilitating contracts, travel arrangements, payment, and billing.
·        Works cross departmentally with AV tech, Visitor Services,
Housekeeping,
Security, Special Events, and other support staff to produce large
audience driver programs.
·        Develops and edits program descriptions and visitor friendly copy
for
e-newsletter, flyers, website, membership magazine and other media.
·        Uses and monitors program budget to achieve an efficient use of
resources.
·        Participates in planning meetings; learns about exhibitions and
special projects that will aid in program development.
·        Researches program themes, speakers, performers, and formats and
keeps informed
about other programs locally and in other museums.
·        Teaches and participates in workshops, gallery teaching, and
courses, as needed.
·        Works with Family Programs Assistant to coordinate program
volunteers for public programs.
·        Researches and develops community artist contacts and maintains
current network of relevant artists (storytellers, musicians, theater,
etc.).
·        Develops contacts with a wide range of community and volunteer
organizations to support community collaboration.

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.

Education and Experience:
·        BA in studio art/art education/art history or humanities and 3 ­ 5
years
of museum experience with increasing responsibility desired.
·        MA in museum education/studio art/art education/museum studies/art
history preferred.
·        Strong event production experience. Proven track record with
managing large scale events.
·        Experience developing and implementing public programs within a
museum context.
·        Experience planning large audience driver programs and events.

Skills and Abilities:
·         Familiarity with current audience research and publications on
public programs in museum desirable.
·         Creative thinker with outstanding teaching skills and classroom
management abilities.
·         Ability to network, identify and cultivate program
partners/resources in the community.
·         Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy,
and ability to work independently and with a variety of people.
·         Must be a team player with an ability to work with a variety of
contractors, artists, and staff.
·         Professional demeanor, polished presentation and public speaking
skills.
·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills required for working
with volunteers and the general public.
·         Diplomatic leadership skills and ability to coordinate and
negotiate with various departments within the Museum.
·         Excellent writing skills.

Computer Skills:
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and
scheduling software.

Mathematical Skills:
·         Ability to assemble and to evaluate budgets and accounting
statements.

Reasoning Ability:
·         Ability to assess and evaluate information as to its validity and
appropriateness.
·         Ability to organize and express information in clear, logical
sequence.

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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