Posted August 25, 2014.
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia, a dynamic center city Philadelphia museum and rare book library formally affiliated with the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation since December 2012, is seeking a Manager of Public Programs to implement innovative, collections-based public programs for adults. The successful candidate has a demonstrated interest in lifelong learning, a passion for engaging adult audiences and the skills to empower adults of varying backgrounds to learn. They must be organized, flexible, positive, energetic and should enjoy working as a member of a team as the MPP works closely with curatorial, education, and communications staff. This is a full-time, endowed position that reports to the Director of Education at the Rosenbach.
Administer programs for adults at the Rosenbach. Existing programs include the Rosenbach’s successful series of reading groups, its annual Bloomsday festival, and its innovative series of Hands-On Tours
Develop programs in collaboration with the Rosenbach’s Director of Education and other Rosenbach and Free Library of Philadelphia staff members.
Manage the Rosenbach’s volunteer docent program including recruiting and training
Manage the Rosenbach’s group tour program which includes scheduling and the coordination of tours and presentations
Develop and lead collections-based tours and presentations for adults and college students
Maintain records of public programs, including attendance statistics and evaluation
Assist in the development and coordination of collaborative programming with the Rosenbach’s institutional partner, the Free Library of Philadelphia
Assist with Rosenbach school and family programs on an as-needed basis
Assist with special projects, be a member of cross-departmental teams, and other duties as assigned.
This position has a Full Benefit Package: Health, dental, life, and disability insurances; flex benefits and retirement plan; generous leave time allowance.
To Apply: Please e-mail cover letter and resume with “Manager Public Programs” in the subject to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in museum studies, art history, literature or a related field
A background in American and/or British literature is preferred
3-5 years’ experience coordinating educational programs for adults
Experience teaching adults in museum or community-based settings is a plus
Excellent writing, communication and teaching skills
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
Experience developing and managing program budgets
Must be efficient and detail-oriented
Must be available to work nights and weekends as needed. The MPP can expect to work at total of 37.5 hours per week on average.