Education Specialist, Youth and Community Programs
Director, Education & Programs
Education + Programs
Does not supervise staff
The mission of the Museum of Pop Culture is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities.
The ideal candidate is:
- Passionate about using the arts to impact the lives of young people, especially youth from underserved communities
- A flexible and responsive problem solver with strong organizational skills in program and educational experience planning
- Engaged with Seattle’s arts and/or social justice community
- An advocate for equity and inclusion
- An effective collaborator who derives energy and creativity from engaging with others
As a member of the Education & Programs team at MoPOP, the Education Specialist, Youth and Community Programs, oversees programs including the Youth Advisory Board, Teen Artist Workshops and camps, the Hip Hop Artist Residency, and other programs that serve the youth audience. This position works directly with youth, families, community‐based organizations, partner organizations, and schools to increase access to the museum and to facilitate innovative, creative learning experiences.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED)
- Collaborate with education and public programming team members and other museum staff to design, develop and support programs that engage youth and community audiences.
- Event planning, marketing, and outreach of youth-focused events and educational experiences.
- Manage budgets for existing and new projects.
- Develop programming, organize, and facilitate the Youth Advisory Board (YAB), Teen Artist Workshops, the Hip Hop Artist Residency, and other programs as assigned.
- Recruit and contract with partner organizations, artists, and outside vendors to present teen experiences throughout the school year and summer.
- Manage community outreach to develop new partnerships, maintain existing partners, and increase access to museum programs for youth visitors
- Bachelor’s degree preferred; 3+ years experience in a museum or non‐profit arts education environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrated ability to work on multiple programs simultaneously; detail-oriented and highly organized
- Previous experience working with teens and school-aged youth; some classroom or educational facilitation experience preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; public speaking experience a plus
- Professional experience in partnership projects
- Interest in social justice and equity
- Passion for a variety of popular culture genres with particular interest in music
- 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.
SALARY RANGE (dependent on experience)
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