at the Mattatuck Museum
JOB TITLE: Manager of Youth and Family Programs
REPORTS TO: Director of Education
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
The Mattatuck Museum is known for engaging its community in an understanding of the past and providing vision and leadership for the future through its exhibitions, programs and collections of national significance. These initiatives interpret the history of the greater Waterbury region and American art from the Colonial period to the present. The museum offers a full range of cultural programs for people of all ages including art classes, concerts, readings, lectures, bus/walking tours, workshops, special guests, community events and family activities, among others.
The ideal candidate for this position will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and youth oriented-program related tasks, be well organized and flexible, and able to work independently. Must possess excellent communication skills, especially the ability to speak and write about the museum, its collections, changing exhibitions, and youth program activities in a manner comprehensible to diverse audiences and learning abilities. The successful candidate enjoys the challenges of supporting an active community-focused institution, while possessing the ability to kindly interact with staff, program participants, visitors, Board members and donors in a fast paced environment - sometimes under pressure - while remaining adaptable, proactive, resourceful and efficient. Available to work weekends and evenings, as required. A high level of professionalism is crucial to working at the Mattatuck Museum. Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the Manager of Youth and Family Programs:
- Assists with the development and implementation of on-site and outreach resources and programs for K-12 school students during the academic year, after school hours and summer months (homeschools, private and charter schools) including gallery art and history tour outlines and presentations.
- Assists with developing educator resources, hosting professional development programs and other special events for K -12 school administrators and teachers.
- Works closely with teaching artists to develop hands-on art lessons which measurably increase youth engagement with the permanent collections and special exhibitions.
- Manages high school student volunteers and works closely with college/university interns.
- Works closely with contracted Museum Educators on maintaining gallery hands-on materials, loan kits, and other related support materials.
- Plan, manage and implement a schedule of programs for visitors ages 3 – 5 and families.
- Maintain inventory of art supplies, materials and equipment necessary to implement related activities.
- Creation and oversight of related program budgets; assistance in the development of materials for grants and fundraising; and setting up the rooms/galleries for presentation of the youth and family programs.
- Works collaboratively with the Director of Education and other museum staff; maintains extensive contact with the Waterbury School District and other nearby school districts, families, youth service agencies, teaching artists, volunteers and other constituents in order to formulate quality youth and family public programs that make an impact and advance the museum’s brand and name recognition throughout the State of Connecticut, and across New England and the greater NYC region.
- Maintains attendance records and a database of all youth and family programs.
- Prepares, conducts and compiles audience survey reports for youth and family public programs.
- Works with Marketing Director to make youth and family public program content available through the museum website and other social media tools.
- Works with Marketing Director to schedule facility spaces as to not conflict with other museum activities.
- Performs the duties in such a way in order to create a seamless, efficient and impressive experience for all visitors.
- Oversees documenting youth and family programs; obtaining photo-release forms when necessary.
- Other duties as required.
Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate area of specialization (Art, Design, or Architectural History; American or European Studies; History; Museum Education, or related field); at least two years planning and implementing programs for youth and family audiences in an art and/or history museum setting; supervisory skills and experience; knowledge of current museum best practices; familiarity with Connecticut’s Common Core State Standards; exceptional administrative, research and organizational skills; strong attention to detail; outgoing personality with enthusiasm for diverse cultures; highly developed communication skills; and advanced knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and Outlook.
Annualized Salary Range: $30,000 - $32,000 DOE
To apply, please send cover letter that addresses qualifications and interest, résumé and contact information for three professional references to:
Manager of Youth and Family Programs SEARCH, Attn: Stephanie J. Coakley, Director of Education, Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main Street, Waterbury, CT. 06702 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Manager of Youth and Family Programs in the subject line.
Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Documents should be sent as attachments using Microsoft Word or PDF format, and should not exceed five (5) megabytes. No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mattatuck Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism, as well as to the development of a climate that supports equality and diversity.
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