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.
● 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.
● 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: firstname.lastname@example.org