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Coordinator of Community Programs

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is seeking a Coordinator of Community Programs to initiate, design, and implement art programs that actively engage with community organizations throughout the city and surrounding regions. This person will build relationships with diverse members of the community, maintain partnerships with local organizations, and increase opportunities for access to art and museum experiences (especially for people in underserved communities). As part of the division of Education, this person should have relevant experiences in the field of education and the requisite skills necessary to successfully navigate the many communities that the Museum serves. Some weekend and evening work is required.

Specifically, you will…

  • Initiate, design, and implement programs in partnership with community organizations. These programs should bring arts experiences to underserved communities and connect to Museum activities and resources.
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise teaching artists and community liaisons; working collaboratively to create innovative opportunities for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience and learn about art within the Museum and in the community.
  • Track grant-related spending to ensure adequate funding of community programs.
  • Serve on cross-departmental teams within the institution, advocating for the voices of diverse communities.  
  • In general, support and advocate for the Museum’s mission of civic leadership and community engagement.

Your diverse background includes…

  • Master’s degree in fine art, art history, art education, museum education, or equivalent experience.
  • A passion for, and proven experience with, implementing arts projects in partnership with underserved communities. 
  • A self-starter who is cognizant of the larger goals within the Division of Education and the Museum at large
  • Excellent speaking and interpersonal skills, especially as they relate to navigating the variety of goals, number of partners, and need to build consensus around program ideas and implementation.
  • Ability to represent the Museum and interact with audiences of a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, and abilities is essential.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong studio art skills and teaching experiences are highly desirable.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Periodically move throughout Museum facilities
    • Ability to ascend and descend stairs
    • Frequent use of multiple technical equipment and applications
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