*Department: *Education – Administration
*Reports To: *Eleanor McDonald Storza Director of Education
Leads the development of innovative, dynamic, creative, and
participatory public programs and engagement strategies for visitors of
all ages and stages of museum experience at the High and in the Atlanta
·Must also be able to work evenings and weekends for program oversight
and implementation as needed.
*_ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include the following:_*
·Confers with the Director of Education to identify and develop
community partnership strategies to support the goal to serve as a
visual arts and humanities resource for Atlanta and the Southeast.
·Develops and maintains a strong network with community organizations in
alignment with institutional objectives. Represents the High to increase
institutional visibility and participation in the community.
·Guides the conceptualization, development and implementation of Public
Program offerings for all visitors, for example: lectures, courses,
symposia, films, performances, family days, summer camp, studio
programs, teen programs, college programs, community days, and new
·Works closely and collaboratively with Education Department colleagues,
the Curatorial Department, the Marketing Department, and the Membership
and Guest Relations Department, to formulate and promote public programs
that reach museum audience targets.
·Maintains extensive contact with the general public, the Atlanta
community, artists, scholars, and professionals of art, art history,
film, design, architecture, and fields related to the High Museum¹s
collection and special exhibitions.
·Oversees the management of the Education Center in collaboration with
the Head of School Programs. Prepares and manages budget for public
·Analyzes data to determine prospective users, audiences, and potential
funding sources for programming and partnerships.
·Prepares grant project narratives and reports for public programs in
collaboration with the Museum Advancement Department.
·Evaluates public programs produced by the Museum and our partnerships
to assess quality and determine improvements needed in production and
presentation of programs.
·Participates in national and international dialogue about public
programs and community engagement in museums. Remains aware and informed
about current public program/lifelong learning research and best practices.
*_SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:_*__
·Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
organization’s policies and applicable laws.
·Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees;
planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance;
rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and
·Manages and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and
evaluation of these units:
oManager of Family Programs and New Audience Initiatives, who supervises
one assistant and
contract employees in Family and New Audience programs;
oCoordinator of Teen Programs, who supervises one assistant and contract
employees in youth
oCoordinator of Adult Programs and Community Events.
oPublic Programs Assistant.
oAdditional contract instructors.
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.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the
following competencies :
·*Project Management -*Develops project plans; Manages project team
·*Interpersonal Skills -*Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming;
Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new
things as appropriate.
·*Oral Communication -*Demonstrates group presentation skills;
Participates in meetings.
·*Written Communication -*Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work
for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents
numerical data effectively.
·*Teamwork -*Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits
objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback;
Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team
above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals
and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
·*Managing People -*Includes staff in planning, decision-making,
facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for staff¹s
activities; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops staff¹s
skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback
(internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others.
·*Diversity -*Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
·*Strategic Thinking -*Develops strategies to achieve organizational
goals; Understands organization’s strengths and weaknesses; Adapts
strategy to changing conditions.
·*Professionalism -*Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with
respect and consideration regardless of their status or position;
Accepts responsibility for own actions.
·*Initiative -*Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for
and takes advantage of opportunities.
·*Innovation -*Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas
and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
*_Education and Experience:_*__
·Master’s degree (M. A.) and 5 – 7 years experience in community
partnerships and public programming (children adults) in the visual
arts; or B.A. and 10 – 12 years related experience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
·Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals.
·Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and grant project
·Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or
·Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative
techniques or style.
·Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations to
top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
·Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest,
commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
·Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
·Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete
variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
·Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written,
oral, diagram, or schedule form.
·To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge
of Database software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software
and Word Processing software.
*_Additional Skills and Abilities:_*
·Ability to support leadership of the Education Department and provide
successful administration of public programs.
·Ability to develop and implement creative public programs for audiences
of all ages.
·Proven track record in making and maintaining community partnerships.
·Ability to network, identify and cultivate public program resources in
*_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
·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.
*Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the
Woodruff Arts Center,
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