Reports To: Director of Public Engagement
Department: Public Engagement
Purpose: Work closely with members of the Museum staff as well as the communities that we serve and community partners to develop and implement high-quality programs that foster engagement and authentic connections with the community. The individual in this role, along with members of the Public Engagement team, will provide strategic direction for the creation and enhancement of dynamic programming and opportunities that prioritize diverse community participation and inclusive, interactive programming.


Key Programs for the fiscal year 2022-2023:

  • Third Thursdays (February – June)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Programming
  • Family and Community Days
  • Social Cause Programming
  • Hispanic Heritage Month


Key Program Responsibilities

  • Oversee and collaborate with team and other Museum personnel to create programming initiatives and opportunities that:
  • Break down barriers of involvement and build bridges to continuing to enhance the Museum’s community impact and outreach
  • Create visibility and exposure of the Museum in alignment with the needs of the community and as a regional resource
  • Align with the Museum’s overall strategic vision and plan
  • Connect with a broad range of stakeholders including children, teens, families, adults, and the community at large
  • Enhance themes in Museum exhibitions and offer diversity
  • Advocate, inspire, and engage audiences, through a variety of different formats and platforms
  • Coordinate Community Engagement programs, including hiring and working with contracted artists, instructors, lecturers, speakers, performers etc., set program outcomes goals, manage all related programming activities, work with marketing department on marketing initiatives, conduct outreach for attendees, generate and organize program processes and procedures, and implement the different facets of the programming
  • Collaborate with Museum colleagues to create a consistent and shared connecting experience for visitors
  • Facilitate the partnerships and the overall creation and implementation of the Community Action Committee
  • Retain records of Community Engagement Programs including enrollment and attendance numbers as well as evaluations and program impact records


Administration, Operations, and Other Responsibilities

  • Maintain the budget for key programs listed above, and think strategically about the resources needed for sustainability and growth
  • Manage the grants and awards, along with the Grants Manager for key programs highlighted above
  • Work with and develop sustainable and dynamic relationships within the community
  • Initiate, implement and retain a Community Action Committee which includes key members of the community in the region to help inform community engagement programming. Oversee outreach and schedule and organize meetings.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in studies related to Community Engagement and Outreach, Museum Studies, Social Services, Humanities, Communications, and/or Cultural and Social Sciences. Related experience in above mentioned field(s) is desired
  • Noted involvement and relationships within the community
  • Demonstrated experience in social advocacy and service
  • 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 deep interest in community and willingness to develop programming that centers around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in society
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills that are rooted in transparency, authenticity, and empathy
  • 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


To Apply:

Please submit  a completed resume, letter of interest, and three job references to hr@allentown-art-museum.local.


The Allentown Art Museum is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.