Job Title: Community Outreach Coordinator
Department: Learning and Interpretation
Reports To: Senior Manager of Learning
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time, Temporary (2-year assignment with the potential for renewal)
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Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus.
And thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, TMA remains a privately endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public, free of charge.
The Community Outreach Coordinator is a creative leader in the Learning and Interpretation Department, focused on providing access to art making experiences for youth. They will coordinate the day-to-day operations and implementation of Art Out of School programming and support safe, welcoming, and inspiring spaces at TMA and at off-site community locations. This is a grant-funded position for 2 years with potential for renewal.
- Collaborates with the Senior Manager of Learning and community partners, to design youth-centered hubs for creative exploration and healthy development in the Junction Neighborhood.
- Collaborates with the Senior Manager of Learning to establish goals, objectives, strategies, and evaluation methods for Art Out of School experiences.
- Recruits and retains youth participants across all programming. Promotes programs through communication with caregivers, the community, internal and external stakeholders.
- Develops opportunities for families and caregivers to be engaged with Art Out of School programming.
- Collaborates with existing and new community partners to provide access to art making experiences, maintaining open and proactive communication.
- Participates in strategic planning for the objective of transitioning to active outreach model.
- Oversees artist mentors who will facilitate Art Out of School art making and learning experiences; works with artist mentors to develop and approve curriculum and project plans for all programs.
- Provides administrative support to outreach programming, including scheduling, distributing surveys, and maintaining records to provide information as requested for grant applications and reports. Assists evaluation consultant with formal evaluations as needed.
- Manages and records expense payments and operates within overall budget guidelines.
- Orders and organizes supplies and promotional materials as needed.
- May work with Human Resources to coordinate all necessary Museum paperwork and information for new and returning instructors and artist mentors.
- Provides a welcoming, comfortable, and inspiring environment at TMA and within the community.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Reports to the Senior Manager of Learning
- Works closely with Family Center and Studio Programs staff, Art Out of School instructors, community artists and partners, as well as staff from the Belonging and Community Engagement team.
- May assist with the supervision of interns within the Learning and Interpretation department.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in education, humanities, cultural studies, youth development or studio art is required.
- 1-2 years’ administrative experience required.
- 2-3 years’ experience working with youth in a museum, classroom, community center or cultural setting is required.
- Experience in community engagement is preferred.
- Familiarity with evidence-based frameworks for youth development preferred.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCIES AND ABILITIES
- Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with ability to work in a team-oriented environment and to work with people of a wide variety of ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
- Ability to handle a varied workload, to multi-task, be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills and good follow-through. Must understand the urgency of deadlines and effectively complete time-sensitive tasks. Must be a self-starter able to identify projects/staff in need of assistance during slow periods.
- Reliability and dependability must be able to attend sessions and work flexible hours (weekend and evenings required).
- Ability to travel between TMA and off-site locations. A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required.
- Basic computer skills: ability to use internet and e-mail; knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Standard open office and Museum gallery environment. Prepares for workshops and events, which includes moving equipment and supplies as appropriate. May occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. Regularly works off-site at partner organizations to help facilitate programming.
The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.