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Coordinator, Public Programs [Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn,NY]

The Brooklyn Museum’s Public Programs team is seeking a results-oriented and exceptionally talented Public Programs Coordinator to coordinate a diverse roster of public programs including events related to Brooklyn Museum’s mission, collection, and special exhibitions. The successful candidate is knowledgeable about and has an interest in studying the arts and culture scene in Brooklyn, New York, and globally with an emphasis on social justice.

Responsibilities
● Programs. Develop ongoing programs like Target First Saturdays, Thursday night and weekend programs, as well as rentals. Provide strategic program support to Associate Curator of Public Programs including writing, event research, submissions review, schedule coordination, and internal/external database entry. Develop efficient systems for public programs project management. Compile and analyze statistics on attendance, revenue, and expense for divisional records and reports. Act as point person for logistics and coordination, including securing and booking talent and coordinating film rental related to small and large-scale programs; and serve as a liaison with community organizations, committees, and volunteers. Coordinate programming with the museum’s operations staff including security, AV, facilities, and our exclusive on-site caterer.
● Promotion. Collaborate with marketing and other departments on promotional activities. Coordinate mailings, email marketing, website copy, and social media for programs. Write program guide copy, maintain events database systems, and assist in editing and proofreading.
● Information. Accurately track relevant budget information and data to assure operations are within or below budgeted amounts, coding of all invoices, reviewing expenses and revenues, and checking monthly balance statements. Establish and maintain a regular flow of information within the Education and Public Programs Division and with other departments within the museum through meetings and email correspondence.
● Representation. Represent the Public Programs department at meetings and programs; present information on the Museum’s programs. Serve as a liaison between other departments within the museum and public programs regarding matters related to programs.
● Accountability. They will have ability to adhere to Museum policies and to support management decisions in a positive, professional manner. Assume other responsibilities as requested or as needed by the museum.
● Training and mentorship. Serve as the point person and manage training materials for our 10 month Public Programs Fellows and volunteers.
● Project management. Manage the teams deadlines and schedules for public information, marketing, logistics, and print materials to make sure we tell our story and maximize visibility of our public programs. Working with Public Programs Assistant to develop effective project management systems.
● Facilitate and serve as the point person for select public programs and rentals including Target First Saturdays and Sunday music series.

Qualifications
● Minimum of 2 years of experience designing and implementing public programs or events, managing budgets, and supervising staff with a working knowledge of innovative cultural programming and museum practice.
● Individual must be a creative and reflective practitioner with a Bachelor’s degree in related cultural field including Art History, Art Administration, Anthropology, Studio Art or the equivalent combination of education/experience.
● Knowledge of volunteer management; program development and administration; research and evaluation; budget development and management; experience working accurately with close attention to detail and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
● Ability to assess priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work well under pressure; excellent time management, problem solving and analytic skills. Must be able to maintain work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours.
● Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively and professionally, with demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access and other related software applications.
● A self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
● Demonstrated interest in local contemporary artist communities including performance, music, literary, and visual art.
● Programming experience in an arts organization or related cultural organization preferred.

Reports to: Associate Curator of Public Programs
Start date: Open until filled

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and your résumé to: job.coordinator.public.programs@brooklynmuseum.org

Common Internship [Cambridge Arts, Cambridge, MA]

Project Intern: Spring / Summer 2017 Cambridge Arts: Public Art

Cambridge Arts is seeking a spring and summer intern to assist with all aspects of its upcoming contemporary art series Common Exchange. A group exhibition of sound installations and performances, Common Exchange will feature 10 artist projects in and around the Cambridge Common from May – September 2017. Organized in honor of the park’s recent pathway renovations, each project that constitutes Common Exchange reiterates the park’s physical and ideological function as a connective space. Over the course of the summer, time-based and participatory works will occupy the Cambridge Common and its surrounding buildings to address connectivity and exchange in the twenty-first century, moving from interpersonal to communal and historical relationships. The public remains the central figure in each artwork to emphasize that it is participation and public discourse that ultimately shapes our civic spaces. Featured artists include: Andy Graydon, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Carmen Papalia, Aki Sasamoto, Kelly Sherman, Xaviera Simmons, Allison Smith, Julianne Swartz, and Lee Walton and Jon Rubin.

Common Exchange is made possible through multiple partnerships and sources of support, including the National Endowment for the Arts ArtWork Grant, VIA Art Fund, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Cambridge Agassiz Harvard Community Fund, Berkshire Taconic, Artists’ Resource Trust, Massachusetts Cultural Council the Community Design Studio of LUCAD, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, the City of Cambridge, and Holosonics.

Description:
The Common Exchange intern will work closely with the Director of Public Art at Cambridge Arts, Lillian Hsu, and the exhibition guest curator Dina Deitsch. Duties will include organizing and keeping schedules for events and artists’ travel, project research for artists’ projects, attending meetings and public presentations, and providing general administration assistant to the curator and director.

Requirements:
The ideal candidate will have some prior experience in project management and/or in public programs in the arts as well as excellent organizational skills. An interest and knowledge of contemporary public art practices is a plus. A great and flexible attitude is absolutely required.

This position is funded by a stipend and would require an average of two days a week, which may include weekend or evening hours. Schedules are flexible and can be modified as needed. Course credit can be attained for select academic programs.

About Cambridge Arts:
Cambridge Arts (CA), also known as the Cambridge Arts Council, is the official arts agency for the City of Cambridge, MA. Established by City ordinance in 1974 and incorporated as a public non-profit in 1976, CA’s mission is to ensure that the arts remain vital for people living, working and visiting Cambridge. As both a service and presenting organization, CA accomplishes this mission by stimulating public awareness of and support for the arts, preserving and celebrating the City’s diverse cultural heritage, displaying art in public places, and developing opportunities to improve the overall aesthetic experience for residents and visitors of Cambridge.

Cambridge has one of the oldest percent-for-art public art programs in the country, established through the Cambridge Public Art Ordinance in 1979. To date, over one hundred artworks have been publicly sited in Cambridge. Commissioned for capital improvements, the art is lasting evidence of the City’s ongoing pursuit to enhance its physical environment. For more information, please visit www.cambridgeartscouncil.org.

Please email inquiries and applications to lhsu@cambridgema.gov with the subject: Attn: Dina Deitsch / Common Internship.

Social Media Internship [Andover Historical Society, Andover, MA]

The Andover Historical Society is working with Cuseum (https://cuseum.com/) on what they’re calling a Virtual Andover App. They’re bringing history into the community while partnering with local organizations to build and promote the application.

They need a motivated intern to work on content development and management. It’s a writing and social media position (not a research position) to transform hundreds of stories, images, and objects into the content. The position is paid. They would love someone to start immediately. Andover is located North of Boston and accessible by public transportation. Work site location can be negotiated. Please contact Cara Iacobucci at cara.iacobucci@tufts.edu for more information and the contact information.

Volunteer Coordinator [Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, Covington, LA]

The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany is hiring a volunteer coordinator for its first stop at Kids Town. Kids Town is located at the Koop Drive Trailhead in Mandeville. We are looking for an organized and energetic multi- tasker who loves working with people and young children. The job requires availability Tuesday-Sunday and is a part time position averaging 15 hours per week (Saturday and Sunday availability a necessity).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Develop, promote and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities at Kids Town
• Recruit volunteers
• Create an atmosphere of volunteer appreciation and support
• Coordinate volunteer needs with the Kids Town Education Director
• Conduct and arrange volunteer training
• Schedule all volunteer activities
• Organize volunteer recognition programs
• Evaluate volunteer programs

Qualifications and skills include:

• Must be very organized
• Skilled in the use of personal computers, Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability tolearn new technologies to support operations
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task

Desirable Training

• Bachelor’s degree in education, child development, or related
• Preschool/Early elementary education experience preferred.
• Experience working with children ages 0-8 and their caregivers with patience and understanding

At the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, we want only the best of the best! If you meet the above requirements and are a self-motivated individual with a proven record of excellence in your past endeavors, apply today! Send a resume and cover letter, including at least three professional references to KidsTown@cmstkids.org.

Director [Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, Covington, LA]

The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany is hiring a Director for its first stop at Kids Town. Kids Town is located at the Koop Drive Trailhead in Mandeville. We are looking for an organized and energetic multitasker who loves working with people and young children. The job requires availability Tuesday-Saturday and is a full time position.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Plans and manages the business operations of Kids Town
• Assigns, monitors, and schedules the Kids Town staff
• Supervises the development , construction and upkeep of Kids’ Town exhibits and facility
• Plans and facilitates educational programming at Kids’ Town
• Maintains field trip and story time sessions
• Develops, monitors and controls budget expenditures
• Prepares payroll and manages staff operations
• Manages fundraising activities for the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany and Kids Town
• Seeks and lobbies for private, state, and federal grants in conjunction with the CMST Finance Committee
• Marketing

Requirements and qualifications include:

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, business management, museum sciences, child development, parks and recreation administration, tourism, or related field
• Experience in managing an educational, business, or non-profit organization
• Knowledge of personal computers, Microsoft Office Suite, and the ability to learn new technologies
• Ability to multi-task

At the Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, we want only the best of the best! If you meet the above requirements and are a self-motivated individual with a proven record of excellence in your past endeavors, apply today! Send a resume and cover letter, including at least three professional references to KidsTown@cmstkids.org.

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