The Walker’s Education and Public Programs department invites the public in countless ways to experience, analyze, and engage with art, artists and their practice. Our teaching is student-centered and inquiry driven, focusing on bridging knowledge and experience with the exhibitions on view.
We are seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Community-based Practices to manage programming staff and oversee specific pan-institutional projects intended to deepen the Walker’s relationships with communities and community-based organizations. This new position will be responsible for aligning activities, materials, and programs to serve and assemble a range of local audiences including youth, family, and Minnesota artists audiences. Responsibilities will include:
- Managing four staff across three program areas (Teens, Family, MnArtists) as well as long-term community partnerships and advisory groups.
- Leading the relationship development efforts that help to drive awareness and connection to the Walker across the Twin Cities.
- Designing platforms and offering opportunities for community empowerment with a specific focus on youth, family, and working artists.
- Working with a range of community leaders and cultural organizations to create more impactful, integrated and mutually beneficial partnerships.
The successful candidate is a strong manager and museum administrator who is knowledgeable about the evolving educational, curatorial, and engagement practices of museums and art centers. They are detail-oriented, proactive, and show enthusiasm for handling a wide-range of responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. They model behavior that is respectful and professional, being sensitive to cultural differences, and supporting a positive and inclusive work environment
- Full-time (35 hours)
- Salary to upper 50k dependent on experience; Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends required.
- Excellent benefits package, Walker membership and museum discount, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals and support remarkable artists, events and programming.
QUALFIED APPLICANTS WILL HAVE:
- 3-5 years’ experience working within museums with relevant experience in education/interpretation, public programming, and visitor engagement including evaluation and reporting.
- Excellent interpersonal, collaboration, negotiation and team-building skills with emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, and professionalism; Strong skills in public presentation and convening diverse public groups; Cultural competencies and consciousness of cultural identity and differences.
- Writing ability and a desire to publish research or editorial content.
- Established administration skills including the ability to prepare a variety of correspondence, grant applications and reports, policies/procedures, informational documents, position descriptions, training manuals, and performance evaluations.
To apply please provide a resume and brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace as well as increasing diversity in our workforce. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. We are an EOE/AA employer dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.