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Public Programs Manager

Chinese American Museum

  • CATEGORY Education/Program
  • LOCATION Los Angeles, CA
  • DATE JUNE 02, 2020
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION salary is commensurate with experience
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (2-5 yrs exp)
The Public Programs Manager is responsible for the research, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of digital and on-site public programs at the Chinese American Museum, ensuring that the programs complement and supplement the exhibitions, involve diverse audiences of all ages and serves the institution’s mission.
Location: Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Hours:  Non-exempt (hourly), Full-Time 
  • Manage, develop, implement, and evaluate digital and on-site programming relating to history, culture, and art through adult, family, and community offerings
  • Work with museum staff to ensure programming coordinates with the organization’s mission and vision and complements cultural, educational, and community initiatives
  • Research and develop dynamic and relevant digital and on-site public programming such as lectures, panel discussions, workshops, gallery talks, symposia, film series, etc.
  • Engage museum patrons, significant stakeholders, and the general public to create a welcoming, inviting, and relevant educational environment
  • Maintain calendar of programs, take program reservations, coordinate program vendors and contractors, order supplies, track demographics, set up and clean program areas, and perform other administrative tasks as it relates to programmatic functions
  • Lead the development and coordination of collaborative programming
  • Evaluate programs for continuous improvement, quality, attendance, content, cost, effectiveness, etc.
  • Maintain records of public programs, including attendance statistics and evaluation
  • Assist with special events, visitor service functions, and other projects as assigned
  • Develop and distribute program marketing materials by working alongside the marketing department to promote programs through a variety of marketing and communications methods
  • Bachelor’s degree required in communications, marketing, or liberal arts.
  • Prior experience working in non-profit (museums or the arts) preferred.
  • Familiarity and interest in Asian American / Chinese American history.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator), and social media platforms (Facebook and Instagram).
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate and work collaboratively in teams across functions.
  • Must be able to work both independently, and as a member of a team managing deadlines and communicating effectively to staff across all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively handle multiple projects with an eye on deadline and budgets.
Responsibilities may involve flexible scheduling and work beyond the regularly scheduled workday, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@camla.org with the subject line “Public Programs Manager”

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