Website New Orleans Museum of Art
JOB TITLE: Community Engagement Assistant
REPORTS TO: Community Engagement Curator
FLSA STATUS: Part-Time/Hourly
The New Orleans Museum of Art seeks a motivated and organized Community Engagement Assistant to support the administrative needs of the newly-launched Creative Assembly Initiative. This part-time position is responsible for assisting in the coordination and implementation of all programs within the Creative Assembly portfolio. This individual must have an understanding of the importance of education and community engagement within the museum’s mission, a clear communication style, and the ability to anticipate and solve challenges creatively. The Community Engagement Assistant will support the development, implementation, and evaluation of new strategies that will expand the impact of the museum among New Orleans’ myriad of communities and audiences.
NOTE: This is a grant-funded position for the period of two years.
Creative Assembly is a community engagement initiative by the New Orleans Museum of Art that uses neighborhood-based participatory art experiences as a vehicle for personal exploration, community collaboration, and social change. At the New Orleans Museum of Art, we are committed to connecting to people both within and beyond the museum walls, and dedicated to developing sustained relationships with the individuals, organizations, and diverse communities of New Orleans. Bringing together community members, artists, community-based organizations, and museum staff, the Creative Assembly Initiative facilitates community- generated art projects and programs in New Orleans neighborhood spaces and at the museum.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Assist Community Engagement Curator with all projects and aspects of Creative Assembly initiative
- Provide administrative support for Creative Assembly projects ranging from workshops, Connector Residencies, programs and more
- Provide coordination and logistics support for the Creative Assembly Cohort
- Collaborate on interdepartmental teams in Creative Assembly program planning, execution and reporting
- Build and maintain relationships with community members and partners
- Establish, maintain, revise and update Creative Assembly databases and reports including lists of programs, guest artists, etc.
- Create interdepartmental programming memos and represent the Creative Assembly initiative atmeetings
- Work with NOMA staff and outside consultants on the implementation of Creative Assembly Evaluation plan
- Maintain ongoing documentation and archiving of program information
- Code all invoices and maintain regular budget tracking
- Logistics and on hand program support
- Support programs across audiences as necessary
- Research of community engagement strategies
- Assist Learning & Engagement department with program staffing across audiences
- General administrative support as assigned
- Coursework in Art History, Studio Art, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, Humanities, Education, Sociology, or similar field; BA preferred.
- Available to work on weekends and some evenings as needed
- Experience working with the public
- Experience working with community projects and artists
- Experience working collaboratively with colleagues, staff, and partners
- Excellent verbal and written abilities
- Ability to manage multiple projects
- Experience with Excel & spreadsheets
- Preferred qualifications: Bilingual/multilingual
- Preferred qualifications: a minimum of 1 year experience (organizing, administrative support, community building/projects)
SKILLS AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
- Ability to work with diverse audiences
- Ability to dream/think creatively
- Interpersonal skills
- Attention to detail
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to foster a collaborative team environment
- Organized & punctual
This can be sedentary work that requires the following physical activities:
- Sitting for long periods of time, walking, finger dexterity, talking, hearing and visual activity
- Occasional lifting (up to 20 pounds of art supplies, tables or other furniture, A/V equipment, computer equipment or paper supplies)
- Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
- Normal office environment.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this position. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this position.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job duties as required. This job description is not to be construed as a guaranteed contract of employment for a definite period of time.