The Coordinator of Youth and Family Programs is responsible for coordinating and facilitating innovative programs for a contemporary art center audience with a particular focus on youth, school, family and intergenerational learning. In collaboration with the Manager of Youth and Family Programs, s/he will facilitate programs including, but not limited to, Camp Contemporary, Second Saturday, K-12 Field Trips, Early Childhood Studio activation and new audience initiatives.
Essential Job Functions
- Coordinate a variety of family programs, art camps, studio classes and activities for youth and families that are inspired by contemporary art, artists and ideas and the exhibitions on view.
- Provide primary administrative support for Camp Contemporary, a youth program offered during the spring, summer and fall for 4- to 12-year-olds.
- Collaborate with the Director of Education and Public Programs and the Manager of Youth and Family Programs to expand Second Saturday.
- Assist in scheduling and coordinating school programs including Art for Every 5th Grader and K-12 Field Trips.
- Maintain an accurate Studio Calendar.
- Organize, inventory, purchase and restock art supplies and equipment.
- Prepare and distribute post-program evaluation surveys to participants including guardians, teachers and instructors.
- Maintain a high quality of guest service and professionalism when engaging with visitors, caretakers and guardians.
- Occasionally assist in the delivery of hands-on studio sessions and other activities in the studios, including studio preparations and clean-up.
- Assist in preparing exhibition walkthroughs, monthly meetings, schedules and training sessions for Gallery Educators.
- Maintain up-to-date contact information for Independent Contractors (instructors), Studio Assistants and Gallery Educators.
- Liaise with Finance Department to prepare and submit relevant documents, agreements and check requests for youth programs.
- Conduct independent research on artists and artworks in exhibitions.
- Other duties as requested.
Essential Job Requirements and Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree in art education, museum education, art history, fine art or early childhood education.
- Minimum of two to three years of experience in an art museum, gallery or educational institution.
- The ideal candidate is energetic, highly motivated, organized, interested in contemporary art and passionate about the power of the arts to improve the lives of all.
- Highly organized both physically and digitally.
- Strong strategic, verbal communication, creative and critical-thinking skills.
- Experience with program research including a strong interest in contemporary art, artists and culture.
- Ability to assist with several programs at once, manage multiple deadlines, problem solve quickly and be comfortable with the unexpected.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office; able to learn other platforms as needed.
- Experience working with groups of children, caretakers, guardians and/or teachers.
- Understanding of educational theories or techniques, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), age/grade characteristics and/or child developmental stages is preferred.
- Comfortable working in a group environment with frequent meetings and department/staff/community collaborations.
Preference given to candidates who apply by March 25. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits package which includes healthcare, dental, vision and retirement plan.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. Nothing in this job description is to be construed as a contract of employment. All job duties are subject to change as business needs necessitate.
Other Requirements and Working Conditions
- Fingerprint clearance and background check required
- Use of a car required; legally registered and insured for daily use
- Use of a computer/monitor, telephone and copier daily
- Flexible schedule with ability to participate in evening or weekend events
- Team environment with frequent group meeting participation
- Physical requirements: Lifting/Carrying - heavy work may include routine lifting of a maximum weight of 50 lbs. - combination of sitting, standing, walking and driving on a frequent basis
Oklahoma Contemporary is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or veteran status.
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