Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
October 09, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Public Programs Coordinator


Department: Education
Reports to: Manager of Public Programs
Type of Position: Full-time /40 hours per week; hourly/non-exempt
Work Schedule:The schedule is somewhat flexible, and will require planning time during regular working hours (9 am – 5 pm) in addition to Thursday evenings (5 - 9 pm) and the occasional weekend day. Availability on Thursday evenings is a key requirement for this position.

Position Summary

Isabella Stewart Gardner believed that art had the power to change lives and she built a beautiful, personal, and immersive Museum setting to do so. Today the Gardner is a living embodiment of her bold vision; a dynamic place where ideas and creativity in all its forms inspire visitors. Through exhibitions, music, programs, and performances we strive to tell new stories and challenge assumptions through diverse voices and community members.

The Public Programs Coordinator plans, schedules, and implements programs for Thursday evenings and some Saturdays. A main focus of the position is to facilitate the monthly Third Thursdays and Thursdays Live concert event series with direction from the Manager of Public Programs. Supports the overall work of public programs collaborating across the museum with Education, Security, Visitor Services, Music and Contemporary and outside vendors. The position also includes event coordination and/or support for exhibition lectures, landscape lectures, and special events. A key factor of the role is to develop and track programs that attract strategic growth audiences. The Public Programs Coordinator collaborates often with staff from other departments.

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2-4 years of strong experience with event planning and project management
3-5 years of relationship development skills, including strong ties to the arts and culture community within Greater Boston
Excellent people skills and visitor-friendly approach
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent attention to detail and follow up
Strong editing and writing skills
Solid knowledge of social media via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other platforms
Experience working in a museum or arts setting helpful but not required
Creativity, energy, flexibility and a sense of humor essential
How To Apply:
Please visit the employment page at our website and apply directly at: applications that include a cover letter and CV will be considered for this position.
Apply by:
October 25, 2019
About this Organization:
The Museum was the creation of Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840-1924) 'for the education and enjoyment of the public forever.' Since opening to the public in 1903, the Gardner has served as a center for ideas and life-long learning in its community - a tradition that is kept alive today through an array of interpretive, creative, educational, horticultural, artistic and scholarly programs.