Public Engagement Producer

Passionate about pop culture? We want you.

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION + PROGRAMS

TITLE: pUBLIC eNGAGEMENT pRODUCER

REPORTS TO

Director, Educations + Programs

DATE WRITTEN/REVISED

September 2017

SUMMARY

The Public Engagement Producer’s primary responsibilities are to plan and execute inspiring, creative public programs in support of MoPOP’s exhibitions and mission. This includes coordinating and ensuring smooth implementation of various on‐going programs for all ages at the museum and administering daily operations within the department. This position works collaboratively with other departments to contribute public programming components for institution-based exhibits and signature events.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Lead and manage the creative studio, and inspire a team of highly talented designers and videographers
  • An expressive, creative thinker, and risk‐taker
  • A flexible, supportive team player capable of bringing the fun to even the most stressful of moments
  • Organized and thorough in planning and execution; calm under pressure
  • An efficient and clear communicator capable of working with diverse work styles
  • Passionate about pop culture and its ability to bring people together 
  • Inclusive of diverse points of view and perspectives

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED)

  • Conceive of and plan compelling museum public programs inspired by music, science fiction, horror, video games, and other exhibit themes
  • Manage multiple public programs in collaboration with other departments and community partners from initiation to execution, including planning, budgeting, artist management, contracting and coordination of vendors, scheduling, venue layout and decor, staffing schedules, funding, and resources
  • Organize program activities and tasks and support personnel, including interns, volunteers, and MoPOP staff, to ensure each program or event progresses on schedule, within prescribed budget, and with its desired impact on visitors
  • Build and sustain relationships in the community with external partners and artists
  • Support in development of marketing and promotion of museum and community public programs
  • Create and implement a consistent system of tracking visitor experience feedback and recommending improvements in terms of program quality and administrative process
  • Work interdepartmentally with teams within MoPOP to identify needs and develop new programs and/or support initiatives
  • Budget planning and management of various public programs
  • Regular/predictable attendance, including some weekend and evening hours

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA preferred or equivalent combination of education and experiences; 2‐5 years experience working in a related field with an emphasis on creating, developing, organizing and sustaining programs with a public and/or customer serviced based mandate including but not limited to arts outreach, educational programming or community events
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Experience juggling multiple projects and effectively prioritizing tasks to meet deadlines
  • Thorough understanding of working within nonprofit arts organizations and arts-related institutions
  • Knowledge of Seattle‐area arts and/or community institutions and the kinds of programs involved with community outreach, educational, or public programming

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