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Thank you for your interest in The Studio Museum in Harlem. Current available positions:

Digital Communications Manager

Director, Public Programs & Community Engagement

Executive Assistant, Deputy Director, Finance and Operations

Digital Communications Manager

The Communications department facilitates knowledge of and engagement with the Studio Museum’s mission and content. The department stewards the Museum’s brand; creates, edits, designs, and disseminates content on multiple analog and digital channels; and works with all Museum departments on content strategy and institutional messaging.

The Digital Communications Manager manages the Museum’s digital presence. The Manager supervises the production and distribution of high-quality and engaging digital content to diverse museum constituencies.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Museum’s online platforms, including website, social media, email, and partner sites/initiatives
  • Maintain brand presence, quality, and consistency across platforms
  • Act as the webmaster for studiomuseum.org; coordinate with outside contractors and the Museum’s Technology Department to manage website design, accessibility, maintenance, growth and API (Application Programming Interface) integrations
  • Manage the creation, compiling, editing and uploading of content (including but not limited to copy, images, and multimedia)
  • Track and analyze website, social, and paid search metrics
  • Collaborate on cross-departmental technology initiatives
  • Participate in planning for future digital initiatives and technologies
  • Oversee SEO (Search Engine Optimization), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), digital advertising, and other paid media efforts
  • Supervise Marketing Coordinator, instructing them on departmental procedures and activities and devising individual projects for them
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, digital design, computer science, art history or other related field required
  • Strong understanding of how the internet, websites, and social media platforms function, particularly in a museum context
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Digital project management experience, including past participation in entire software development lifecycle
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills paired with a positive attitude essential.
  • Excellent computer skills required, including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft platforms and content management systems, preferably Drupal and/or WordPress

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of a small not-for-profit. Competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement account, and substantial vacation.

Application

To apply, please email cover letter, resume/CV, salary requirements, and 2-3 samples of relevant past work (this may include links to digital projects, writing samples, and/or an online portfolio) to jobs@studiomuseum.org. Please include “Digital Communications Manager” in the subject line of your email.  No phone calls or faxes, please

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Director, Public Programs & Community Engagement

The Public Programs & Community Engagement department presents a wide range of free programs that are open to the public and bring the Museum’s culturally-specific mission and world-class exhibitions to life. These adult programs—which include artist talks, panels, performances, hands-on workshops, thematic tours, book clubs, and more demystify artistic practices, elevate creativity as an art form accessible to all, and open the pathways for direct engagement with contemporary art and artists.

As a key member of the Museum’s leadership team, the Director, Public Programs & Community Engagement oversees the development and delivery of adult public programs and the coordination of community engagement initiatives. Serving as point of contact between the department and key internal and external stakeholders, they will be responsible for nurturing strategic cultural partnerships in Harlem and beyond.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, design, and deliver innovative public programs and community engagement strategies geared towards adult audiences;
  • Cultivate relationships with existing and new audiences;
  • Build relationships with institutional partner organizations;
  • Collaborate with the appropriate Museum departments to create promotional materials across multiple platforms, including web, print, and social media;
  • Manage the department’s junior staff, seasonal fellows and interns;
  • Develop and monitor the department’s budget and resources;
  • Analyze, identify, and develop new and existing content areas for programming in alignment with the Museum’s mission, values, and organizational priorities;
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience

  • The Museum seeks to attract candidates with both traditional and non-traditional professional experiences. Master’s degree, preferably in Africana Studies, Arts Administration, Art History, Museum Studies, or a related field. Those with a BA and/or significant work experience and certifications will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of the art field and New York art community with demonstrated experience in community engagement.
  • Shown ability to lead and influence others. Demonstrated ability to work with efficiency, diplomacy, and flexibility particularly as part of a team. Experience working on teams with diverse cultural and professional backgrounds
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of experience in a museum or contemporary arts field with demonstrated experience in program administration, coordination and production.
  • Experience in strategic planning and strategy implementation.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills, and experience advocating and communicating with a broad and diverse audience.
  • Experience in a role requiring collaboration in an organization and working with external organizations.
  • Excellent computer skills, particularly MS platforms, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Availability nights and weekends as required to facilitate public programs

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of a small not-for-profit. Competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement account, and substantial vacation.

Application

The position is open until filled. Send resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@studiomuseum.org. Please include “Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

Executive Assistant, Deputy Director, Finance and Operations

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing a range of administrative support to the Deputy Director, Finance and Operations (DDFO). The Executive Assistant is a vital member of the Deputy Director’s Office as they manage the DDFO schedule, support fiscal operations, and liaise with other departments on projects, particularly those related to the construction of Studio Museum’s new building, and Institutional Planning initiatives. 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of DDFO calendars (and others as requested).
  • Booking of travel and professional development activities for DDFO.
  • Reviewing of DDFO mail/incoming correspondence, sorting, and filing as required.
  • Providing reminders regarding upcoming meetings, events or anything requiring a collective action from the executive team and/or other team members.
  • Prepare correspondence and communications.
  • Complete research projects as required; analyze and assemble data for report preparation.
  • Provide assistance with mailings, correspondence, inquiries and other tasks regarding major donors and endowments.
  • Serves as a member of the project team, responsible for managing the internal building project timeline, and coordinating with external contractors.
  • Coordinate the Institutional Planning process with various staff and consultants.
  • Prepare board committee reports and presentations.
  • Maintain filing system and overall confidentiality levels associated with performing duties as assigned.
  • Miscellaneous administrative support as required (eg. Letters, presentations, correspondence, meeting preparation).
  • Taking of minutes at Board/Committee (committee meetings as required) meetings and completion of draft minutes within specified timelines.
  • Tracking of attendance, quorum, agenda item requests in accordance with established processes.
  • Organize corporate meetings; orchestrating conference calls, preparing presentations, catering requests and minute taking.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience

  • Three to five years’ experience as an executive assistant.
  • One to three years’ experience in an office support role, preferably at a coordinator or equivalent level.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field is an asset.
  • Understanding of working with senior management, senior volunteers (Boards and/or Committees).
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy and efficient organizer.
  • Excellent ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent ability to build relationships with all staff.
  • Ability to discreetly handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to provide high level, priority management and calendar management support to executive management.

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience within the guidelines of a small not-for-profit. Competitive benefits package is provided, including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement account, and substantial vacation.

Application

The position is open until filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to jobs@studiomuseum.org. Include “Executive Assistant, Deputy Director, Finance and Operations” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls or faxes, please.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

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