Youth Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator

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DEPARTMENT: Education and Programs
TITLE: Youth Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator

REPORTS TO

Director, Education & Programs

DATE WRITTEN/REVISED

October 2017


SUMMARY

As a member of the Programs & Education team at MoPOP, the Youth Programs and Community Outreach Specialist oversees programs that serve youth and the community, including the Youth Advisory Board, Teen Artist Workshops and camps, The Residency, the Community Access Program, and collaborates with Education and Programs staff on other programs that serve youth audiences and families. This position works directly with youth, families, community‐based organizations and businesses, artists, and schools to increase accessibility to the museum and its content while also facilitating innovative, creative learning opportunities.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Passionate about using the arts to impact the lives of young people
  • Engaged with Seattle’s arts community and social justice organizations
  • Flexible and responsive with problem solving
  • Collaborative and derives energy and creativity from engaging with others

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED)

  • Collaborate with education and public programming team members and other museum staff to design and develop programs that engage youth and community audiences
  • Recruit and contract with partner organizations, artists, and outside vendors to present teen experiences throughout the school year and summer
  • Produce and manage events from conception to final execution
  • Project expenses and adhere to assigned budgets
  • Lead demonstrations, classes, or workshops as assigned
  • Work with MoPOP staff to ensure efficient, effective museum functions between departments
  • Organize and facilitate the Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
  • Facilitate usage of Soundboard (an all‐ages music and arts social media hub/website), YAB Instagram, and other teen communications platforms on behalf of the museum

QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS)

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; 3+ years’ experience in a museum or non‐profit arts education environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with public speaking in a museum or non‐profit arts education environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple programs simultaneously; Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Previous experience working with teens and school-aged youth
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for a variety of popular culture genres (music, sci‐fi, film, comics, etc.)
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of products

WORK ENVIRONMENT + PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 30 pounds, and occasionally up to 50 pounds.

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