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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.

Reports to: Manager of Community Engagement
Salary: $48,000-$50,000 annually + benefits

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.


  • 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.

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

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.

About The Newark Museum of Art:

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

Founded in 1909, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the largest museum in New Jersey and ranks twelfth nationally in collection size, with more than 130,000 artworks and significant holdings of science and natural history. The NMOA is committed to the values of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion by responding to the evolving needs and interests of diverse audiences through participation, visitor experiences, and community engagement.

From the ancient world to contemporary art, the Museum boasts a renowned collection of exceptional quality and depth, spanning concentrations in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a Tibetan Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas; American Art, with a particular strength in Native American art; Decorative Arts; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean; and Science.

With a focus on welcoming everyone with inclusive experiences that spark curiosity and foster community, the NMOA offers groundbreaking exhibitions, engaging programming, a research library with 60,000 volumes, paid internships, and impactful local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes the Ballantine House (1885), a National Historic Landmark; the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and 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 in the 21st century.