Harvard University Manager of Public Programs in Cambridge, Massachusetts
55784BRAuto req ID:55784BRJob Code:388057 Museum Professional Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Manager of Public ProgramsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant public program management experience.Additional Qualifications and Skills:Proven project management skills including planning and budgeting; demonstrated success in collaboration, including the ability to lead and influence others in diverse constituencies without having supervisory authority; demonstrated ability to establish shared goals and priorities and achieve results through both independent and team efforts; demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with others; meeting management and facilitation skills; excellent time management abilities. Ability to multi-task and maintain a positive, helpful attitude. Proficient in relevant software applications (i.e. MS Office), including project management software. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to work nights and weekends.Additional Information:This position requires frequent night and weekend work.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.Department:Academic and Public ProgramsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday 35 hours per week. Job Function:Museum Job-Specific Responsibilities:Job Summary:
The Manager of Public Programs is responsible for developing, managing, and delivering a robust calendar of public programs at the Harvard Art Museums, including events such as talks, films, and performances to engage current audiences and to grow and diversify new audiences. The Manager is accountable for strategic planning and implementation of public programs in support of the Museums’ mission and vision. In consultation with the Division Head, the Manager develops benchmarks and metrics to assess the performance of public programs. This position requires close collaboration and interaction with multiple Harvard Art Museums divisions and departments and with public and campus partners, including artists, public intellectuals, museum professionals, and others.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Develops strategy, designs, plans, and implements mission-driven programs to engage public audiences under the direction of the Division Head.
•In consultation with Division Head develops and oversees the budget for public programs. Assesses the performance of public programs and builds future programs considering these findings.
•Fosters a collaborative relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.
•Leads development process for a full suite of public programs amongst key internal stakeholders, including Division of Academic and Public Programs (DAPP), Curatorial, Conservation, Collections Management, Facilities Planning and Management, Safety and security, Visitor Services, Communications, and others.
•Tracks project plans and timelines and serve as point person for internal departments as they coordinate logistics by identifying the need for critical meetings; identifying and communicating deadlines and follows up to ensure they are met, and creatively solving problems and alerting the Division Head to any unforeseen challenges that arise. Logistics include confirming speaker/performer dates, coordinating contracts, collecting and archiving relevant forms, and sharing timely and accurate information for museums matter and public calendars.
Produces and coordinates the production of supporting materials including collecting and editing text and images for calendar, promotional materials, printed and digital materials.
• Coordinates on-site day-of-event logistics, working with colleagues in visitor services as well as curatorial and other divisions.
• Coordinates or executes all logistics for DAPP public programs.
• In collaboration with Communications identifies target specific audiences for public programs and develops outreach plan and priorities.
• Gathers maintains and analyzes data pertaining to public programs, and assists in preparing departmental reports for the Division Head, grants-makers, and budget managers for strategic planning and decision-making purposes.
• Supports Leventritt Advisory Committee.
• Plays an active role in supporting the Division’s work of cultivating donors and soliciting funds for mission-critical purposes from individuals, foundations, federal agencies, and other sources.
• Works closely with colleagues in the Division of Academic and Public Programs and contributes to mission-driven, divisional goals by performing other duties as assigned.School/Unit:Harvard Art Museums EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.