Employment

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley has the following openings:

Adult and College Programs Coordinator

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Adult and College Programs Coordinator

Job Summary
Reporting to the Manager of Public Engagement, the Adult and College Programs Coordinator is responsible for engaging broad and diverse audiences through the development, implementation, and promotion of public programming for the Allentown Art Museum. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating and designing various public programs for adults; staffing programs; building relationships with other arts organizations, artists, performers, and Museum volunteers; developing awareness efforts; being a liaison between other departments within the Museum; working as a liaison to Museum docents and the education and public programs division regarding programs, printed, and interpretive text and materials. This position also collaborates with Teen, Family and Public Engagement programs and oversees logistics for all Adult programs. Duties will include being out in the field attending community events, as well as some nights and weekends.

Responsibilities
1. Working with curators, community advisors, Museum educators, artists, and performers to research, develop, and ensure focused and engaging public programs for adult audiences in connection with the Museum’s special exhibitions and its permanent collections as well as independent programs. Establish and maintain contact with other Museum departments, community members, and organizations as collaborative partners for the purpose of program planning and presenting, and audience development.
2. Coordinate and manage adult public programs, including education programs (i.e., lectures, panel discussions, gallery talks, and symposia), receptions and catered events, tours, performances, film programs, and workshops. Ensure all speaker and artist arrangements and facility logistics for the success of the program.
3. Work with the entire Public Engagement staff to develop strategic long-range plans, including annual goals, education programs, and budget.
4. Develop and manage budgets for the adult programs relating to the Museum’s special exhibits, permanent collection installations, and independent-programming efforts to place the Museum in a thought-leadership position in the Lehigh Valley.
5. In consultation with the Manager of Public Engagement and the Development department, solicit underwriting and sponsorships for council projects.
6. Analyze target audiences and develop appropriate outreach strategies. Working with the Marketing and Development departments to ensure effective promotion of all public programs through the Museum’s program guides, rack cards, press releases, elevator and lobby signage, fliers, postcards, brochures, paid advertisements, social media, and other creative forms of information dissemination.
7. Function as a member of the Public Engagement long-range planning team.
8. In collaboration with the Manager of Public Engagement, work to increase and deepen participation of diverse audiences in Museum activities. Work to raise the level of community awareness, interest in, and appreciation for art.
9. Collaborate with appropriate departments to create materials for the Museum website and newsletter. Review and assess the effectiveness of website and newsletter on a regular basis to ensure community awareness of the Museum’s programs. Meet with the Marketing department to ensure the adequate promotion of the Museum’s Adult programs.
10. Guarantee access to the Allentown Art Museum through collaborative and outreach programs.
11. Establish and maintain relationships with individuals, groups, and institutions to extend Museum services to a wider community. Build and foster relationships with other organizations.
12. Establish and maintain a regular flow of information within the Museum staff with other areas through meetings and email correspondence. Serve as a liaison between other departments within the Museum and Public Engagement regarding matters related to programs.
13. Research, design, develop, and coordinate Adult Public Programs and all administrative aspects of the Adult Public Programs.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
1. Bachelor’s degree in Art History or cultural studies, or the equivalent combination of education/experience. Master’s degree preferred.
2. Two or more years of relevant experience in public programming with responsibilities in planning, development, and implementation of complex educational/public programs.
3. Strong oral and written communication skills.
4. Knowledge of volunteer management, program development and administration, budget development and management, and membership recruitment, maintenance, and benefit programs.
5. Demonstrated proficiency with and accuracy in using MS Office products, including WORD, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access and other related software applications.
6. Passion for the dual mission of achieving artistic and educational excellence and broad audience participation.
7. Working knowledge of new technologies and ideas in cultural programming and museum practice.
8. Demonstrated ability to work well with artists and volunteers.
9. Ability to assess priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work well under pressure with excellent time-management, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
10. Demonstrated ability in the successful development and maintenance of a wide variety of partnerships.
11. Organizational ability with strong management and supervisory skills.
12. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
13. Ability to work with coworkers, volunteers, and the public professionally and tactfully, and support management decisions and goals in a positive, professional manner.

The AAM is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply. Please submit your resume and cover letter to: hr [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org