CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

MANAGER OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS

TITLE: Manager of Public Programs 
REPORTS TO: Head of Education and Public Programs/ Deputy Executive Director
STATUS: Full-Time, Exempt

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican parents, educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

 The Manager of Public Programs plans, develops and implements innovative public programs and community engagement strategies that reflect and build upon El Museo del Barrio’s mission, exhibitions and permanent collection, including lectures, talks, symposia, film series, performances, workshops, and large-scale community events. The Manager will research and think creatively to make interdisciplinary connections, identify trends in contemporary culture, and weave diverse viewpoints into programs to create a dynamic forum for exploring artistic practice, ideas and the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. 

The Manager works closely with Curatorial and Education staff to design programs that engage and inspire adults, families, and intergenerational audiences. The Manager will collaborate with all departments in leading and shaping public programs to be relevant, responsive, and audience focused. 

The Manager of Public Programs will serve as a point of contact between the department and key internal and external stakeholders. They will be responsible for building public engagement with the Museum, developing relationships with peers from other museums, art spaces and community organizations, and nurturing cultural partnerships in the local community and beyond. 

The ideal candidate should demonstrate a deep knowledge of Latinx, Latin American and Caribbean contemporary art, performance, and culture; as well as familiarity with emerging and established practitioners across a variety of disciplines. 

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research, design, implement, and evaluate a robust roster of public programs and engagement strategies including lectures, panel discussions, symposia, artist talks, book presentations, performances, film screenings, and participatory experiences for visitors that respond to the museum’s mission, collection, exhibitions, and related themes and topics. 

  • Collaborate with Curatorial and Education staff to help shape programmatic offerings around exhibitions, installations, and the permanent collection; identify and engage speakers and facilitators, including Museum and guest curators, art historians, educators, performers and artists.
  • Oversee all aspects of program planning, administration, and implementation, including developing and managing program budgets, identifying and hiring artists and performers, working with Operation’s staff to identify appropriate equipment and set up needs, and supervising program staff and interns.
  • Design, plan and implement a series of large-scale, community events and cultural celebrations including Super Sabado, Día de los Muertos, and the Three Kings Day Parade that engage families and inter-generational audiences.
  • Design, plan and implement Uptown Bounce, a series of large-scale events held in the summer months in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York, featuring live music, gallery talks, workshops, and performances designed to engage adults in the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.
  • Develop programming for the Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration and work closely with the Three Kings Day Parade Steering Committee.
  • Plan and organize exhibitions of work generated through collaborations with artists and community partners to be displayed in the Cuéntame Gallery, a small public gallery space in the Museum’s lobby; coordinate installation and the development of wall labels.
  • Identify, develop, and nurture partnerships with external stakeholders, including individuals, community organizations, museums and cultural organizations, and other groups to further the Museum’s mission, broaden audience participation and support educational goals and objectives.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Department, create content for social media, email marketing campaigns, promotional materials and potential media sponsors, and design strategies that broaden, deepen and diversify the museum’s audiences.
  • Design effective survey tools and assessment processes for all public programs.
  • Support ongoing strategic planning processes and implementation of new programming.
  • Assist in the development of grants and proposals pertaining to Public Programs, tracking attendance data, providing documentation, and assembling anecdotal feedback from program audiences served.
  • Manage and oversee Intern and Volunteer Program.
  • Manage and supervise Public Programs staff and volunteers.
  • Support other areas in the department as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.A. required, M.A. in art history, arts administration, museum studies, or related field preferred, and 3-5 years of experience in a museum or related arts organization with demonstrated experience in program management and coordination in a museum or cultural setting.
  • Knowledge of Latinx, Latin American and Caribbean art and culture, and the New York City cultural community.
  • Demonstrated experience and creativity in developing new models for programs and community engagement.
  • Strong research, writing and communication skills. • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; flexible and collaborative personality.
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Spanish/English bilingual skills preferred.
  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours as required to facilitate programs.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@elmuseo.org with “Manager of Public Programs” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo del Barrio is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

MANAGER OF SCHOOL, YOUTH, AND FAMILY PROGRAMS

TITLE: Manager of School, Youth, and Family Programs
REPORTS TO: Deputy Executive Director
STATUS:  Full Time, Exempt 

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican parents, educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

The Manager of School, Youth and Family Programs is responsible for the strategic development and management of a wide range of educational programs for students, teachers, youth and families that bring the Museum’s culturally-specific mission and world-class exhibitions to life. The manager will research, envision, and implement a dynamic slate of programs that encourage an exchange of ideas and creativity in response to El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. The manager’s primary responsibilities include the design, development, implementation and evaluation of education programs for students, teachers, youth and families. The manager will collaborate with staff across the Museum to build community engagement and provide a welcoming, comfortable, and inclusive environment for visitors of all ages. The Manager of School, Youth and Family Programs reports directly to the Deputy Director and shall meet with him/her regularly to ensure communication on all school, youth, and family programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, and support the development and implementation of grade-appropriate gallery and classroom experiences related to exhibition content and cultural celebrations, including tour outlines, lesson plans, and partnership curricula.
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate interdisciplinary, age-appropriate educator resources that make connections with El Museo del Barrio’s permanent collection, exhibitions on view, cultural celebrations and classroom curricula
  • Develop and manage educator programs including professional development workshops and open houses.
  • Develop and facilitate trainings for museum educators and teaching artists; evaluate their performance through regular observations and meetings.
  • Supervise and support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of family programs, including art-making workshops for Super Sábado programs, Coquí Club, ArteXplorers Family Cards, and additional family program partnerships.
  • Supervise and support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of access programs, including guided visits, public programs and partnerships.
  • Supervise and support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of youth programs.
  • Supervise and collaborate with the Youth and Family Programs Coordinator, School Partnerships Coordinator, Access Associate and Group Visits Coordinator, as well as per-diem museum educators and teaching artists.
  • Conduct evaluations and assessments of school, youth, family, and access programs to ensure all programs meet the Education Department’s objectives and goals.

Administration:

  • Create the MOUs for museum educators and teaching artists of school, youth and family programs; review and approve artist educator time sheets and invoices.
  • Work with the Communications Department to create, gather, and update website content/printed materials related to education programs.
  • Maintain departmental administrative files and pertinent content related information for all school, youth and family programs.
  • Manage, oversee, and develop budget and track annual expenses for school, youth and family programs.
  • Provide school, youth and program attendance data for evaluative purposes, grant proposals, reports and funding initiatives, as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with the Public Programs and Curatorial Departments, as well as other museum departments as appropriate and needed to ensure goals of offering engaging, accessible and inclusive visitor experiences.
  • Work with the Development Department to develop proposals and reports for funding, including grants, foundation, and sponsorship materials

General:

  • Attend department head meetings and meetings with museum administration as needed.
  • Teach school, youth and family programs as necessary.
  • Represent the Museum during educational fairs and career days as needed.
  • Engage with local artists, institutions, organizations, and community members to build networks, collaborations, program diversity and audience engagement.

Qualifications:

  • B.A in Art, Art Education, Art History, Latin American Studies, Museum Education or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience with demonstrable interest in arts education.
  • Minimum 3 years in a related position with increasing responsibility including management of budget and supervision of department staff and volunteers.
  • 5 years of gallery teaching and program development experience, including working with students, teachers and/or families.
  • Experience managing and evaluating the performance of full and part-time staff.
  • Experience working with diverse audiences and communities.
  • Knowledge of child development, museum/arts education theory, evaluation methods and experience developing lesson plans, educational materials, and programs preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of New York City’s cultural community and K-12 education system.
  • Ability to develop new and relevant teaching curricula and collaborate with others to design and implement innovative teaching materials for diverse audiences in a variety of settings.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills and the ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with visitors, museum staff, program participants, and external vendors.
  • Demonstrated experience building organizational partnerships and engaging new audiences through community outreach.
  • Patience and flexibility while working in a dynamic public environment.
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and work effectively on multiple projects with minimum supervision.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, InDesign, and Internet Database management skills desirable.
  • Spanish and English bilingual skills preferable.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to jobs@elmuseo.org with “Manager of School, Youth, and Family Programs” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. We will contact you directly for an interview.

El Museo del Barrio is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

CURATOR

TITLE: Curator
REPORTS TO: Chief Curator
STATUS:  Full time, Exempt 

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican parents, educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF JOB

As a part of the Curatorial team, the Curator will specialize in Latinx, with expertise in the art and culture of historically marginalized Latinx communities in the United States, including but not limited to Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, Afro-descendants from the Americas and LGBTQ populations. The Curator will support the museum’s effort to emphasize the importance of Latinx art as part of the art historical canon, and our advocacy efforts. In consultation with the curatorial team, the candidate will also serve as an in-house scholar, manager and spokesperson for El Museo del Barrio. The candidate is responsible for general public interface as well as for all aspects in the production and implementation of designated temporary, Permanent Collection, and traveling Museum exhibitions, and all related programming and printed matters. They will be responsible for research, development, interpretation, implementation, documentation, dissemination, and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Exhibitions and Programming

  • In collaboration with the Curatorial team, develop and manage El Museo-led Latinx exhibitions and curatorial projects both onsite and offsite (El Barrio and beyond).
  • Responsible for all aspects of planning for said exhibitions, including but not limited to: all correspondence, clarifying and producing final checklist, short and long narrative descriptions, power point presentations and other development materials, proposed programming calendars, bibliographies and other educational materials, and tracking and adhering to all related budgets set forth by the institution.
  • Produces proposed exhibition layouts and installation and de- installation schedules, including the planning of all personnel (security, art handlers, operational personnel, artists, etc.), display furniture mounting needs, A/V equipment and its installation, and other site- specific technicalities. Insures all materials and personnel needed are present as required. Maintains and updates schedules during installation and de-installation, informing all parties of any changes.
  • Responsible for the supervision of the entire installation and de-installation as the curator-in-charge for said exhibits, including planning, coordination and implementation, as well as responsible for resolving any unexpected problems or issues which may arise.
  • Coordinates and manages images and captions for press, education and curatorial, and suggest appropriate materials for the Museum Shop in a timely fashion, including books, catalogues, and other merchandise.
  • Collaborates with Public Programs and Education departments to develop and present exhibition-related and general programs about current and relevant topics as it relates to Latinx art and artists.

Administrative and Other Related Duties

  • Builds relationships with artists, galleries, foundations and the national art community, as it relates to Latinx.
  • Regularly interfaces with a broad and interested public, including attending panels, studio visits, creating innovative ways to support the production and promotion of Latinx artists, curators, and cultural workers.
  • On-going contact with artists, community members, colleagues and students regarding the art, artists, and programs related to El Museo.
  • Assists in ongoing research and recommendations of new Latinx art acquisitions for the Permanent Collection.
  • Assist in preparing grant proposals related to exhibitions and programs.
  • Attends all institution-wide meetings, and occasional attendance at meetings with boards, funders, artists, curators, or professional colleagues as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned by Chief Curator.

Desired Requirements:

  • Master’s (PhD preferred) in Art History, Fine Arts, Museum Studies and 3 to 5 years of curatorial or museum experience and track record of organizing Latinx exhibitions or 5-7 years of equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with broader field of historically marginalized Latinx communities in the United States, including but not limited to Puerto Ricans, Chicanos, Afro-descendants from the Americas and LGBTQ Populations.
  • Knowledge of the history and cultural importance of El Barrio (East Harlem) and other Latinx enclaves in New York City preferred.
  • Spanish/English bilingual.
  • Fluency in various computer and digital imaging systems (TMS) preferred.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage simultaneous priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well with various constituencies, and supervise volunteers, interns, professional contract workers, and others.

Please send a cover letter and resume via email to jobs@elmuseo.org, with Curator in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

El Museo del Barrio is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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