Art and Social Engagement Coordinator, High Museum of Art

  • September 08, 2023 9:47 AM
    Message # 13251781

    Woodruff Arts Center employees play an integral role in creating and supporting great art and education initiatives at the nation’s third largest arts center. Comprised of three Art Partners—Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art—there’s a role for everyone at The Woodruff.

    Reports to:

    Head of Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning


    United States of America (Exempt)

    Employment Status:

    Regular/Full time

    The High Museum of Art’s Education Department is committed to creating audience-focused, accessible, and engaging experiences with art that allow visitors to gain new understanding of art and ideas, develop their creative and technical art-making skills, and connect more deeply with themselves, each other, the museum, and the arts more broadly. Rooted in the museum’s guiding principles—growth, inclusivity, connectivity, collaboration—and the education methods of the department, the Art and Social Engagement Programs Coordinator will support with the administration of a three-year grant to develop new arts programs for older adults at risk for social isolation or who experience loneliness, conduct related research and evaluation, and develop resources for the museum field. Working under the supervision of the Head of Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning, this position will coordinate all aspects of the grant, including:

    program development and implementation,

    multiple modes of research and evaluation,

    participant recruitment and liaising,

    development of resources to support art and social isolation work in museums more broadly, and

    general grant and program administration.

    This is a fixed-term, grant-funded position. The grant period runs through August 2026. Expected salary: $45,000

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    Program Development and Implementation (50%): Working closely with the Head of Creative Aging and Lifelong Learning and external stakeholders, ideate and pilot new arts engagement program models, recruit and regularly communicate with participants, schedule facilitators, and assist during programs. Program models may include multi-week or monthly programs discussion- or studio-based programs, tele/video conference programs, and physical mail-based programs. Program development will begin in Year 1 and expand in Years 2 and 3 of the grant period.

    Research and Evaluation (25%): Identify potential community partners, set up and document needs assessment meetings with geriatricians, social workers, bereavement counselors, faith-leaders, caregiver groups, aging-services colleagues, and beyond. Research national and international programs, initiatives, and studies related to reducing social isolation and loneliness in older adults (including but not limited to arts-based programs) and create an annotated bibliography to be expanded over the course of the project. Working with external academic evaluation partners beginning in Year 2, co-create and coordinate comprehensive evaluation of pilot programs. Administer multiple evaluation tools, including questionnaires, program observations, participant interviews, and focus groups, and compile related data.

    Knowledge Sharing (15%): Travel to present on the project, co-organize a professional convening on Arts and Social Isolation, organize staff training, and create suite of digital resources to aid the field in expanding work with older adults at risk for social isolation. Assist with professional development for staff, volunteers, and others, including researching speakers, developing training workshops, booking speaker travel, and coordinating logistics.

    Project Administration (10%): Provides essential administrative support for grant activities and general operations, including program and meeting documentation, payment processes and expense tracking, grant reporting, attendance tracking, as well as regular communications with patrons and collaborators via phone and email.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: None

    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree humanities or social sciences, or related field, or 4 years professional experience.

    Experience interacting with older adults in arts, health, social services or other setting is preferred.

    Skills & Abilities:

    Excellent research and writing skills. Ability to synthesize and organize copious data and research reports from varying disciplines.

    Ability to meet people from multiple walks of life, and to create and sustain inclusive welcome across all programs.

    Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Ability to interact in a professional, courteous, and empathetic manner with staff, collaborators, and participants is essential. Comfort with multiple forms of communication, including in writing, in person, and via phone.

    Excellent project organization skills, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

    Proficiency in multiple languages, particularly Spanish, is preferred.

    Physical Requirements:

    Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and looking at a screen.

    Operating in an environment with moderate noise, with occasional periods of loud noise due to crowds.

    Navigating classroom spaces, setting up, moving, and storing art supplies.

    The High Museum of Art is committed to hiring, training, and supporting staff members who reflect the rich diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We value all types of experience. A successful candidate has many of the qualities listed on our job postings, and the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job. If much, but not all, of a job posting describes you, we welcome your application.

    Apply here:

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P.O. Box 2133, Marietta, GA 30061

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