Assistant Director, Public Programs

Location
New York City, New York
Salary
Commensurate with experience, competitive benefits package
Posted
Jan 03, 2018
Closes
Feb 02, 2018
Function
Production
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time

Assistant Director, Public Programs

Reporting to the Director of Public Programs and Exhibition Education, the Assistant Director of Public Programs will create and implement visionary public programs that support and extend the Museum's mission to a broad and diverse set of audiences in the New York metro area. The Assistant Director will bring innovative ideas and high-quality talent to the Museum's programming effort, and oversee special projects and events as required by Museum initiatives. This position will supervise junior staff workload and department workflow, and work closely with the Director of the department to develop and execute a strategic plan for the Museum's public programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Seek out and create innovative program formats that draw new audiences to the Museum and engage existing audiences in new ways
  • Identify and book high-profile talent from across the fields of science, art, policy, and the humanities
  • Research, develop and execute a multifaceted set of public programs that highlight the Museum's unique resources and position the Museum as the place in New York City for diverse audiences to engage with science and culture
  • Slot and manage the annual calendar of events, pacing programs based on expected attendance, staff capacity, and institutional priorities
  • Manage special projects and events as required
  • Write marketing copy, program proposals, and program reports as needed
  • Oversee the department operations and manage department workflow
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners on program development and execution
  • Recruit, supervise, and support junior staff, contractors, and volunteers
  • Oversee professional development of junior staff

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Non-profit Management, Education, Science or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant work, programming, project management and staff supervision
  • Proven track record of program development and execution
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interest in science, current events, technology, and education
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, independently and with multi-department teams
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required

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