The Youth and Family Program Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Public Engagement to develop and implement high-quality programs for youth and families in the museum community. The individual in this role will assist in providing strategic direction for the creation and enhancement of dynamic programming and educational opportunities that introduce diverse audiences to new ways of thinking, playing, and working creatively. The Youth and Family Program Coordinator is responsible for curating programs and educational initiatives that deepen the relationships between the Museum and the wide-range of communities that the Museum serves.

An individual in this role will help the museum in reaching their strategic vision in focusing in the areas of education, vibrancy, and relevance in order to increase community impact, ensure excellence, engage audiences, and build capacity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Include but are not limited to:

Key Programs

  • Oversee and collaborate with team and other Museum personnel to create programming and educational initiatives and opportunities that: Create visibility and exposure of the Museum; Align with the Museum’s overall strategic vision and plan; Connect with a wide-range of stakeholders including children, teens, families and the overall community; Enhance themes in Museum exhibitions and offer diversity; Educate, inspire, and engage audiences, both members and non-members, through a variety of different formats and platforms; Drive attendance, strengthen visitor experience, and deepen connections to the community in and throughout the downtown and surrounding regional area.
  • Coordinate camp programs, including hiring and working with contracted instructors to research and write program curriculum and activities, work with marketing department on marketing initiatives, conduct outreach for attendees, generate and organize registration process, and implement all of the different facets of the camp.
  • Collaborate with Museum colleagues to create a consistent and shared learning experience for visitors.
  • Develop and coordinate new and established programs aimed at promoting learning in informal education settings and fostering intergenerational learning communities, while encouraging innovation and creative thinking skills with youth in our Art Ways interactive family gallery and Crayola Classroom.
  • Facilitate the partnerships and the overall creation and implementation of the Arte En Español program while creating growth initiatives for the program.
  • Develop new programming with teens as the core group.
  • Help to develop after school programming with other team members.
  • Maintain knowledge of current best practices in Youth and Family Programming.
  • Retain records of youth and family programs including enrollment and attendance numbers as well as evaluations and program impact records.
  • Work closely with the museum volunteers and docents to ensure an overall dynamic experience for visitors and the public as whole.

Administration, Operations, Other

  • Maintain the budget for key programs listed above, and think strategically about the resources needed for sustainability and growth.
  • Oversee the organization, supply inventory, and overall procedures and aesthetics of the Crayola Classroom.
  • Manage the grants and awards for key programs highlighted above.
  • Collaborate with members of the Public Engagement Team as well as members of Development, Marketing, Curatorial, Operations, and Administration teams.
  • Work with and develop sustainable and dynamic relationships within the community.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in studies related to Pre-K – 12 education, arts education, museum education, and art and design fields.
  • Experience in classroom management, engaging with the community, creating and implementing hands-on and interactive learning experiences.
  • Idea generation, creativity, and solution oriented.
  • Passionate about the community, arts, and creating dynamic programming and initiatives that create impactful visitor experiences.
  • A compelling communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships, work collaboratively across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, and infuse energy into innovative and creative initiatives.
  • A love of learning and deep interest in community and willingness to develop programming that centers around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in society.
  • Appreciating and understanding the role that cultural institutions can play in learning and development.
  • Knowledge and experience of program design, evaluation, curriculum development, and education in the arts and/or supporting fields.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with diverse audiences.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexible and collaborative personality.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Working knowledge and fluency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint).
  • Bilingual, Spanish speaking preferred, but not required.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Supervisor: Director of Public Engagement
Classification: Full-time, Exempt

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume demonstrating how background aligns with the position requirements and responsibilities to hr@allentownartmuseum.org. This position is open to be filled immediately. No phone calls please.

ABOUT ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

The Allentown Art Museum is a nonprofit arts organization with nine decades of exceptional service to a vibrant and now diverse community. The Museum is a collaborative partner with many in the arts, culture, social service, health, and educational fields. Together we use the arts as a catalyst to drive interaction, education, experimentation, and social change by offering exhibitions and programs that inspire, teach, engage and transform.

The Allentown Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.