The successful Community Programs Coordinator will lead the administration, planning, and logistics of all public programs at SSM while maintaining a commitment to our mission of equity and cultural heritage by:
- working with community partners to bring their ideas to fruition,
- identifying and cultivating community partnerships to support Museum’s work and to sustain area’s traditions
- envisioning dynamic ways to present, educate, and support the region’s traditions
- building awareness of the Museum’s services
- Help execute Sandy Spring Museum’s vision of increasing equity through cultural heritage engagements so that anyone in the community feels comfortable submitting an idea for a program, exhibit, event, etc. and that public programs become a primary driver of Museum’s reputation as the premiere site for cultural heritage in region.
- Oversee the creation of community-driven exhibits, programs, events and workshops in tandem with partners, staff and interns.
- Work directly with community partners to assess program ideas and create a plan for successful execution using the Museum’s resources to their fullest extent.
- Work collaboratively with community partners, execute ideas from start to finish, documenting in writing the arrangement with each community partner.
- Coordinate internal museum programs (those not co-created with the community), such as the monthly speaker series, and virtual transcribe-a-thons.
- Serve as the program team member for large special events like the annual Strawberry Festival.
- Plan and execute strategies for increasing depth and breadth of relationships between community members and Museum
- Minimum 2 years-experience in public programming, preferably in a cultural arts institutional setting
- Demonstrated experience in public folklore, applied ethnomusicology, and/or applied anthropology
- Demonstrated experience in building and fostering community relationships
- Strong project management and problem-solving skills
- Excellent, demonstrable tech skills, including the ability to quickly learn new software and applications; facility with Microsoft Office suite
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple, diverse and competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
- Ability to be flexible and change plans as needed when new information is acquired.
- Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills
- Familiarity with arts and culture industry
Visit https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Community-Programs-Coordinator.pdf for more information.