Position: Youth Program Manager L&E
Reports to: Director of Learning & Engagement
Team: Learning & Engagement (L&E)
Status: Exempt/Full-Time 37.5 hours per week
Shift: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including occasional nights/weekends
Compensation: Starting at a minimum of $40,000 annually, competitive, and commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Health Care Insurance, 401K, Dental Care, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Aflac, vacation days, personal days, sick days, free downtown parking, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), museum membership, and other special discounts.
Condition of Employment: Full vaccination against COVID-19
The Taft Museum of Art, located in downtown Cincinnati, is seeking a full-time Youth Program Manager, reporting to the Director of Learning & Engagement. This position requires a positive, highly organized team player who communicates proactively, is attentive to detail, manages multiple priorities, and has excellent communication and collaborative skills to deliver exceptional experiences for our guests. Enjoy this rare opportunity to join the staff of one of the finest small art museums in the United States.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references.
Please submit only through our online portal at taftmuseum.org/Careers.
Our team will review your information, and we will get back to you, we promise, with the next steps. If you have questions, please email Human Resources at HRAdmin@taftmuseum.org
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Reporting to Director of Learning and Engagement (L&E), the Youth Program Manager helps the Taft in delivering its mission of providing meaningful experiences by connecting people with great art in a historic setting and in the community creating and implementing programs for a variety of audiences. The Youth Program Manager will be expected to flex to assist the Adult Program Manager as needed.
AAMD: Education Assistant (B)-Assistance to Educators in routine duties relating to implementation of ongoing programs and activities; possibly in training to become educational professional.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Creates programs from ideation to implementation, in accordance with the Learning & Engagement Departments strategic plan and core principles for developing programs, for a variety of audiences as needed.
- Communicates operations of programs with other staff departments.
- Works with Marketing to develop messaging for programs and contributes to Portico and other communication outlets.
- Collects feedback via survey for each program and incorporates data to continuously improve programs.
- Develops relationships with community partners, artists, and other stakeholders to develop programs.
- Oversees summer camp and manages and assists with other school outreach programs.
- Flexes to assist the Adult Program Manager as needed.
- Supports the L&E team on projects and other administrative work to build capacity for the department.
- Maintains contact and demographic information for community partners as needed.
- Maintains records and data to assist with development reports.
- Manages program budgets, submits invoices, and works with Director of Learning & Engagement to develop future budgets for programs.
- Works with other staff to monitor voicemail line and email inquiries by answering questions about programs.
- Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS)
- Alignment with Organizational Mission, Goals and Core Values: Understands and embraces the museum mission and goals. Role models, reflects, and reinforces core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration.
- Communication and Collaboration: Personable and excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Highly effective in collaborating across the museum.
- Organized: Very organized and ability to handle multiple priorities at once. Meets due dates and is efficient and effective in providing support to the L&E team.
- Professional and Results-Oriented: Highly motivated professional, creative, articulate, and goal-oriented, and possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and community-oriented.
- Technology: Highly skilled in Microsoft applications Window Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)
- Creativity: Thinks out of the box and is innovative in new engagement approaches for a variety of audiences.
- Flexibility: A flexible schedule is required with some evening and weekend responsibilities. A flexible approach to the job responsibilities is need as situations change regularly in this environment.
- Initiative: Forward-looking thinker, innovative, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions. Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
- Personal Accountability/Reliability: Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
- Process Improvement: Improvement of work methods and procedures as a means toward greater efficiency.
- Problem Solving/Judgment: Adeptness at analyzing facts, problem-solving, decision-making, and demonstrating good judgment. Emotional maturity and ability to stay calm under pressure and think on your feet.
- Visitor Experience: Demonstrates the highest level of service and response to the volunteers, visitors, other staff, board members, docents, and others.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in related field (art education, arts administration, museum studies, art history, hospitality). Master’s degree a plus.
- One-year experience coordinating and scheduling varied activities in a workplace setting.
- Experience working with students and children a plus.
- Experience in conceptualizing and producing innovative museum- and community-related programs a plus.
- Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, be able to climb stairs, and to stand for up to three hours at a time.
MUSEUM CORE VALUES
All employees of the museum must strive to:
- Embrace the museum's core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration and demonstrate this understanding through words, behaviors, and interactions with our guests, staff members, volunteers, and the public.
- Learn and teach every day. Share knowledge freely with colleagues and pursue opportunities to gain new skills to enhance our success as a team.
- Appreciate, understand, and value each staff member’s expertise, background, experience, strengths, and unique perspective. Share time, energy, and knowledge with others to ensure everyone has the highest potential to succeed.
- Achieve excellence in all tasks and goals.
- Demonstrate professionalism on and off the job and always represent the Taft Museum of Art positively and professionally. Speak truthfully and fulfill promises and obligations in all museum dealings.
- Be comfortable and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Adhere to all current museum policies, procedures, protocols, and processes.
- Create a pleasant work environment by being a positive influence and respectful to every person.
The success of the Taft Museum of Art is driven by our core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration, as exemplified by our team members.
- Value diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion as drivers for attracting and retaining a diverse team of board members, staff, and volunteers who feel empowered to deliver excellence. This is also the key to reaching a diverse community and audience.
- Include multiple perspectives and believe that differing views strengthen our museum by stretching us to learn, experience, and expand our thinking each day.
- Embrace our mission and vision to explore the hidden gems connected to our historic house, the people that lived in it for the first 100 years, and the extensive art collection, bringing all of this to life and making it relevant and unique to each guest.
- Work together as a board and staff to ensure that our members, partners, and key stakeholders reflect and embrace these core values.
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion Statement (DEAI): Taft Museum of Art desires to reflect the diversity of our community at every entry point—board, staff, exhibition, education programming, and all museum operations. By embedding DEAI into all museum areas, the Taft Museum of Art will be a champion for equitable practices, providing a welcoming and inclusive museum experience, and be accessible to all.