The Speed Art Museum seeks an individual to provide support for the Museum’s community outreach programs and partnerships. This position will build meaningful relationships with partner organizations throughout the city, while also serving as a liaison between the Museum and the community. This position is divided between the Education department and the Director’s Office. Duties and Responsibilities: Support the vision for the Museum’s community outreach programs. Research, track, and support partnerships with organizations throughout the city, while also connecting partner organizations with all departments across the Museum. Support relationships with community members who can serve as ambassadors to help build bridges between the Museum and the community by traveling to and attending community and neighborhood meetings to determine how the Speed can serve as a resource. Maintain community outreach program calendar and files. Build awareness of and use of the Museum as a vital and indispensable resource within the community. Help prepare for and work at Museum-wide events and programs as necessary, including: family programs, lectures, After Hours, moderated cinema screenings, etc. Community Connections/Education Role Manage all administrative aspects of the Community Connections program, including: scheduling programs, classes, and spaces; arranging for transportation needs; recruiting and hiring contract teachers; writing contracts; processing payment requests; order supplies; and supporting all aspects of the Museum’s “Speed for All” membership program as it incorporates community partners. Assist with studio projects and presentations in the community and at the Museum, as needed. Provide support for programs related to the Speed for All community membership. Supervise volunteers and interns, as needed. Adult/Public Programming Role Consolidate record-keeping, outreach and communications between the Museum and community organizations as they relate to adult/public programming, including engagement with moderated cinema screenings, lectures, After Hours, gallery tours, etc. Work with other institutional leaders (Director’s Office and Director’s Chief of Staff, Film Curator, Guest Relations, and others) to support their partnerships with community partners. Attend all Adult/Public Programming Meetings and work with planning committee members to expand and expose the Museum’s philosophy of programming.
Two to three years’ experience working with art museums, non-profits, or other community organizations.
Ability to contribute creatively in a team-oriented workplace.
Strong organizational skills; must be able to multi-task and work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Supports and facilitates positive interaction with others by exhibiting: individual maturity, respect for others, a team-centered approach, maintenance of confidential information, and an awareness and sensitivity to cultural and other differences in our staff, board members, contributors, volunteers, and the public.
Must be a self-starter, able to work with little supervision, show attention to detail, and possess excellent organizational skills. Excellent verbal and written, communication skills. Ability to work accurately and efficiently and keep track of numerous projects simultaneously.
Presents a professional image in work attire and demeanor.
Ability to function independently and be flexible for interruptions and changing priorities.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Extensive use of telephone and computer throughout the workday.
Sits, reaches, walks, climbs, and lifts intermittently throughout the workday so the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Communicate using English language.
Sees and hears or uses prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Able to adapt to and work from various locations so the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Willing, as necessary, to work beyond normal working hours, on weekends, and remains accessible when away from the Museum so the requirements of this position can be fully met.
Diverse candidates encouraged to apply