Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
www.mfa.org

Date Posted:
July 11, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Education/Instruction

Type:
Full-Time

Coordinator of School Partnerships and Outreach Programs

Description:
Under the direction of the Manager of School Partnerships and Outreach Programs, and working closely with the Head of School Programs and Teacher Resources, the Coordinator of School Partnerships and Teacher Programs will have the opportunity to help build and foster relationships with schools, teachers, students and their families by connecting them with the MFA’s global art collection and the education and enrichment possibilities that it can support through partnerships, workshops, and community-building events.

The Coordinator of School Partnerships and Teacher Programs is responsible for coordinating the administrative aspects of the Museum’s partnerships, including the Visual Thinking Strategies/Boston Public Schools Partnership program and other partnerships with BPS and area public and independent schools. The Coordinator will coordinate logistics and assist with implementation of programming for teachers including evening and weekend workshops, customized workshops, and additional teacher professional development initiatives. The Coordinator is also part of the team ensuring a warm welcome to all students visiting the MFA.

    • Maintains consistent and effective communication with teachers and administrators at Partner Schools
    • Schedules visits to partner schools and MFA fieldtrips and all related logistics such as room reservations, ticketing, and bus transportation
    • Welcomes student and teacher groups arriving at the MFA for visits
    • Coordinates logistics for events and meetings related to the work of School Partnerships and Teacher Workshops including room reservations and setup, refreshments, media services needs, and communications with internal departments and external organizations
    • Maintains consistent and effective communication with the Museum’s volunteer Gallery Instructors (GI) involved in School Partnerships and Teacher Workshops
    • Assists in implementation of evaluation of existing programs and research related to designing new programs
    • Assists with outreach and marketing plan for teacher programs to expand reach to a broader audience; uses database systems such as Tessitura to track participation of teachers across programs and facilitate targeted outreach
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Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One to three years of professional working experience, preferably with an urban public school system
  • Ability to serve as an ambassador for the MFA in the schools
  • Ability to manage and prioritize many complex tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access for students, teachers, other visitors, and colleagues
  • Diplomacy, resourcefulness, and persistence
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in managing schedules and/or database systems
  • Demonstrated presentation skills, and preferably demonstrated teaching skills
  • Experience working with and motivating volunteers a plus
  • Previous experience with Tessitura database and ticketing system a plus
  • Previous training in Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) a plus
  • Fluency in multiple languages, particularly Spanish, a plus
  • Must have valid driving license with access to a car for use in school visits
  • How To Apply:

    For consideration, please submit your cover letter and résumé to:resumes@mfa.org. You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. The Museum is committed to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, or past, present, or future service in the uniformed services of the United States, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

    Apply by:
    August 15, 2019
    About this Organization:
    Fine arts cultural and educational institution.