Job Title: Public Programs Manager
Reports to: Museum Director
Employment Classification: Exempt
Salary: $58,500–$60,000 based on experience + excellent benefits package with health, dental, vision, and 401(k)
Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters; it opened in New York City in June 2019. Through temporary rotating exhibitions, events, the permanent collection, and school programming, Poster House explores the history, design, and technique behind posters, and the enormous impact they have had on society and culture.
The Programs Manager is responsible for overseeing all exhibition and mission-related adult programming, from the conception and in-house organization to the implementation and presentation. For the foreseeable future, this position and the programming will be virtual/remote. Once we are able to re-introduce onsite programming, the position will work from the museum and events will be both virtual and in person. The Programs Manager position is heavily administrative, and will work across departments to develop programming ideas related to temporary, rotating exhibitions at Poster House, as well as the long-term mission of the museum to delve into the global history and design of posters. The Programs Manager should be knowledgeable about the mission of the museum and the audiences it is trying to reach, and work to connect directly with those communities and develop programming with them in mind. This position will be responsible for conceiving programming ideas, as well as working with individual departments to facilitate their programming ideas and fold them into the larger calendar of events. In particular, the position requires working with the Chief Curator who has been conceiving and hosting most events both before and during quarantine, and the Marketing Manager to ensure all programs have their marketing needs, including assets, ready in a timely fashion to implement and broadcast on all applicable channels.
With the move to virtual programming since Covid-19, this position will need to find creative ways to engage audiences online, and also prepare for the time when we can return to programming onsite at the museum. This requires an excellent understanding of online streaming and hosting platforms, excellent communication skills to coordinate with program participants and provide live introductions, and a good understanding of community outreach to make sure each program resonates with a Poster House audience.
The Programs Manager does not have any direct reportages, but is responsible for cross-coordination among departments (especially Curatorial, Education, Shop, and Marketing Departments) to make sure events are well-organized, properly marketed, and run with precision, while fielding all requests from both program participants and audience members. Poster House is still a star tup, and there is room for the Programs Manager to create new systems and procedures to ensure smooth project management.
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