Public Programs Coordinator, American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Job Title: Public Programs Coordinator (Education/Public Programs)

Responsibilities & Duties:

This position assists with all operations and programming to implement the

full calendar of public programs. This position is split equally between

public programs and coordinating the Margaret Mead Film Festival. This

position is the main coordinator for the Margaret Mead Film Festival.

tasks include, but are not limited to:

€ Researching and requesting possible films for festival, and researching

potential program speakers and resources for exhibition-related


€ Overseeing and coordinating entire festival submission process

including: creating and disseminating guidelines and entry forms,

maintaining festival database, previewing and reviewing festival entries

€ Manage all aspects of Mead Traveling Festival

€ Training festival and public programs volunteers and interns. This

includes: database training, film trafficking, marketing and promotions,


€ Coordinating all guests speaker and filmmaker needs which often

involves continuous communication.

€ Gathering/compiling of assets for festival program and other

supplementary documents

€ Coordinate all technical aspects of the festival.

Managing, processing, and tracking Mead Festival and Mead Traveling

Festival budgets

€ Coordinating internal and external advance logistics for programs

€ Coordinating day-to-day relationship with A/V, Photo Studio, and

Institutional Advancement

€ Stage management and day-of support for programs

€ Researching potential funding opportunities and in-kind donations

This position sits within the Public Programs division of the Education

Department, and reports to the Senior Manager of Public Programs.


This position requires someone with exceptional organizational skills and

ability to juggle many tasks. Candidates must excel in time management,

writing, and verbal communication.  Bachelor¹s Degree required.

€ Knowledge of international documentary film and film history

€ Interested in all aspects of public programming, from adult lectures to

family workshops to non-festival film screenings

€ Extensive knowledge of current audio visual technology and exhibition


€ At least 2 years experience working with film festivals or public

programs and events

€ Excellent written and oral communication skills

€ Highly organized and detail oriented

€ Team player who can juggle multiple projects and work well under tight


€ Ability to work some nights/weekends a must
€ Proficiency in using MS Excel and FileMaker Pro