Job Opening – Family Programs Coordinator (11/2011)

2011 November 14

Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, New York

POSITION TITLE:  FAMILY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
DEPARTMENT:  EDUCATION + PUBLIC PROGRAMS
STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
REPORTS TO:  MANAGER OF SCHOOL, YOUTH, AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
CLASSIFICATION: PART-TIME

OVERVIEW
The Studio Museum in Harlem is looking for a highly motivated, energetic museum education professional to be responsible for the coordination of the Museum’s Family Programs.

The Studio Museum acknowledges the need for families to spend time together. Nurturing bonds between parents and their children through art, the Museum offers programs and activities that allow families to share in the creative process.

Family Programs at the Studio Museum in Harlem encourage children and adults to explore the exhibitions, participate in art-making activities, and whenever possible meet and work with guest artists.  Projects are designed to encourage intergenerational conversation between children and adults and prompt families to discover new and exciting aspects of the art on view.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

FAMILY PROGRAMS
1. Research, design, develop and coordinate family programs and all administrative aspects of family programs including weekly Target Free Sundays, Lil’ Studio, Books & Authors, Kids, and special programs as directed.
2. Establish and maintain relationships with individuals, groups and institutions in an effort to extend Museum services to a wider community. Build and foster relationships with other arts organizations
3. Promoting and recruiting for all Family Programs;
4. Administration of program including ordering supplies, documentation, submitting artist payments, etc.
5. Writing end of year reports

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have a BA/BFA in art, art history, education, African American Studies, or related fields.
Additionally, applicants must have experience with the following:
1. At least 2 years of relevant experience in family and school programming with responsibilities in planning, development, and implementation of programs.
2. Museum education
3. Community outreach and developing relationships with cultural, social, and educational organizations
4. Passion for the dual mission of achieving artistic and educational excellence
5. Demonstrated ability in the successful development and maintenance of a wide variety of family programming.
6. Ability to assess priorities and work well under pressure; excellent time management, problem solving, and analytical skills.
7. Ability to work with close attention to detail, and to maintain confidentiality.
8. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
9. Demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including WORD, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and other related software applications.
10. Demonstrated ability to work professionally and tactfully, represent the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism, adhere to Museum policies and support management decisions in a positive, professional manner.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Position requires frequent evening, early morning and weekend work to participate in Museum programs and activities and to meet job goals and deadlines.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Sitting/Standing/Walking: Approximately 60% of time is spent working at a desk or in meetings. Balance of time (approximately 40%) is spent moving around the work areas, the galleries, and around the city.

Speaking/Hearing: Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, visitors and outside agencies, by telephone and in person.

Vision: Ability to see art objects and to effectively use a computer screen and interpret printed materials, memos and other appropriate paperwork.

Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling: Ability to transport art and program supplies.

Stooping/Kneeling: Ability to access files/stock supplies in low cabinets and shelves.

Reaching/Handling: Ability to input information into computer systems and retrieve and work with appropriate paperwork, equipment and supplies.

Send resume and cover letter to: resume.fpc@studiomuseum.org.  No phone calls or faxes, please.

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