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Coordinator of Community Engagement (Full-Time)

The Coordinator of Community Engagement engages diverse audiences and organizations in Newark and across New Jersey to develop onsite, offsite virtual projects and programs which establish the Newark Museum of Art as a vital resource for the city and the region.  This role requires experience with program management and an established connection to audiences and organizations in Newark and in surrounding communities, with a particular focus on the Latinx community.

This position reports to the Manager of Community Engagement and has a salary range of $48,000-$50,000 and a comprehensive benefits package including medical plan, dental plan, life insurance, pension, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.

Currently, the Coordinator of Community Engagement position is a hybrid onsite/remote position, with three days required onsite. In January 2023, all NMOA employees will work fully onsite.

Reporting Relationship: Manager of Community Engagement
Opening Date: 9/14/2022
Closing Date: 10/14/2022

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and form relationships with community stakeholders, focusing on the Latinx communities.
  • Work with the Manager of Community Engagement, Education and Public Program teams to develop programs that connect with local and regional communities.
  • Manage public programs that engage local communities onsite, offsite and virtually.
  • Participate in outreach activities that may include promoting events and the Museum and facilitating activities.
  • Attend the Community Advisory Committee meetings and research potential new candidates, when necessary.
  • Manage the Community Partners list.
  • Attend key events in the community.
  • Monitor expenditures.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Knowledge of and deep connection with the Latinx communities in Newark, Essex Counties and neighboring counties.
  • Experience organizing public programs.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills working with a diverse set of partners.
  • Superior oral and written communication. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities with competing deadlines.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • The successful candidate would need to be able to move within the accessible gallery spaces for Museum meetings and events and be able to use the elevators. They will need to utilize their hands to handle or feel objects, tools, materials and computers, for the necessary tasks of this role.

Salary: $48,000-$50,000 annually


Due to the high volume of submissions, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

About The Newark Museum of Art:

We welcome everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community.

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

Founded in 1909 and located in New Jersey, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks twelfth nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 100,000 artworks, as well as significant holdings of science and natural history. From the classical world to the art of today, the NMOA boasts exceptional examples and depth in the Arts of Global Africa, Arts of Global Asia, Arts of the Americas, including Native American art, Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Decorative Arts. The American collection features works by major artists such as John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Sam Gilliam, Georgia O’Keeffe, Carmen Herrera, Jeffrey Gibson, and Mickalene Thomas.

The NMOA’s visitor- and community-centric approach responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse audiences it serves by offering exhibitions, programming, a research library, paid internships, and local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus comprises the 1885 Ballantine House, a National Historic Landmark; the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director/CEO Linda C. Harrison, the NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum for the 21st century.

The Newark Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In addition, we aspire to make the Museum and our environment – staff, audiences, artists, programs, and exhibitions – reflective of the diversity of the city of Newark and to capture the spirit of access, inclusion, and equity in all we do. We strongly encourage and welcome applicants from our BIPOC, disabled, and LGBTQIA+ communities as they must be centered in the work we do.