Public Programs Coordinator

The Public Programs Coordinator works with the Manager of Public Programs on the planning and implementation of creative, dynamic, and engaging programs for adult audiences.  Programs relate to current temporary exhibitions as well as the Museum’s collection and follow a variety of formats including discussions with authors, scholars, and artists; gallery talks; concerts; and film screenings. The ideal candidate is someone who can think outside the box and who possesses a strong background in art history, studio art, and/or museum teaching. Qualified candidates may have the opportunity to steward select program partnerships within the area of Public Programs.

Department: Education
Reports to: Manager of Public Programs
Date posted: June 26, 2019
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Schedule: Part Time: 14-20 hours per week; with most Thursday nights required (5-8pm)


  • Assisting with pre- and post-program materials, including letters of agreement and processing payment forms
  • Act as a liaison  with speakers and performers, as well as Museum Operations staff about logistics in advance of programs
  • Act as a liaison with the public and Visitor Experience staff on assisting program attendees, including handling  visitor check in, evaluations, or answering general questions
  • Assist the Manager of Public Programs in the implementation of all daytime and evening programs
  • Work with the Manager of Public Programs and Marketing/Communications Department to develop promotional materials and communicate content
  • Gather and organize program statistics for Museum reports
  • Research program ideas and establish contact with potential speakers and performers
  • With the Manager of Public Programs, maintain calendars for museum-wide distribution


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred. Preferred fields of study include Fine Art, Art History, or Museum Studies
  • 1-2 years previous experience in museum education and programming, preferably with adult audiences
  • Strong research and organizational skills required; ability to handle and prioritize detailed projects simultaneously and carry them through to completion
  • Strong interest in contemporary art, performance, and music a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively and with diplomacy when interacting with vendors, Museum staff, volunteers, and the public
  • Ability to do moderate physical labor and have a flexible work schedule: some weekend and most Thursday evening hours required
  • Should be both willing to work as part of a team and work independently on projects

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Associate Director, Human Resources
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128


The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.