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Harvard University Associate Director of Public Programs and Community Partnerships in Cambridge, Massachusetts

64566BRAuto req ID:64566BRJob Code:390058 Museum Manager Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Associate Director of Public Programs and Community PartnershipsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible programming and community partnership experience in a university art museum environment or related experience. Supervisory experience is required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:Demonstrated experience leading collaborative projects or programs. Previous successful experience working in an art museum or other arts organization is highly desirable; demonstrated experience working with interpretive strategies and accessibility in programmatic efforts.

  • Excellent interpersonal oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational, event, and project management skills. Ability to prioritize, set goals, and meet deadlines.

  • A commitment to playing an active role in a lively and rigorous university setting.

  • Excellent collaborator with a commitment to working productively with colleagues and community partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to build productive relationships with various audiences and partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and successfully resolve conflicting priorities.

  • Commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context.

  • Willingness and enthusiasm to mentor students at different stages in their education.

  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends, as required by projects and events schedules.

  • Fluency in Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Haitian Creole, or Portuguese is desirable.

Additional Information:Fully onsite. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

We cannot offer visa sponsorship for this position.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Department:DAPP/HAMPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:Full time. Monday through Friday. 35 hours per week. Job Function:Museum Position Description:Oversees and develops a broad vision for public programs and community partnerships under the direction of the DAPP Director. Supervises the Manager of Public Programs and the Manager of Community Partnerships; guides the program and strategy development within these respective areas in alignment with the mission and vision of the Harvard Art Museums and Harvard University. Oversees the development of the budgets for these two areas.

Oversees the planning and successful implementation of a robust calendar of public programs, including workshops, lectures, conversations, artist talks, Art Study Center seminars, Materials Lab workshops, film screenings, performances, gallery talks and tours.

Serves as a point of contact for university colleagues for program development. Recruits and liaises with university co-sponsors. Acts as a dynamic connector for faculty, campus partners, curators, conservators, and other museums staff to lead the development of a variety of public programs. Collaborates with curatorial staff to develop special exhibition-related programming at the art museums. Works and collaborates with colleagues across the museums and university.

Directs the museums’ strategy for community engagement; oversees the work with community partners, educators, civic leaders, and others to develop ideas and plans for programs as well as to facilitate community relationships with the resources of the museums.

Oversees the assessment and evaluation of public programs and community partnerships. Prepares departmental reports for the Division Head, grant applications, and budget managers.

Responsible for effective staff management for a group or team of employees, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment.

Represents DAPP priorities and perspectives internally and externally. Works closely with DAPP colleagues and contributes to mission-driven, divisional goals by performing other duties as assigned.

In collaboration with development colleagues in Institutional Advancement, participates in efforts to establish and build donor relations. May conduct outreach to individuals, foundations, and governmental agencies to raise funds for a range of museum priorities.

Please note: This position is onsite. Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.

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.Working Conditions:Local travel within the local region, active participation in public programs and workshops.Job Summary:The Harvard Art Museums seeks a dynamic and experienced Associate Director of Public Programs and Community Partnerships in its Division of Academic and Public Programs (DAPP). The Associate Director works with the DAPP Director to define a vision and strategy for the museums’ public-facing programs and partnerships and assumes a leadership role in their development and implementation. With the museums’ transition to free admission and increase in visitor numbers, the Associate Director will play a critical role in helping define our audiences, establish priorities, and expand the ways in which we engage with our diverse public. The Associate Director is a team leader within the Division and collaborates across the museums, the university, and the community to develop and maintain impactful partnerships, cultivate new audiences, and deliver an innovative and diverse array of programs. Drawing inspiration from the museum’s collections, exhibitions, teaching and research mission, and contemporary issues, these offerings will promote interdisciplinary conversations and create meaningful engagement opportunities for our multiple audiences and communities.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:On-Site LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-KP1Work Format Details:This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.About Us:The Harvard Art Museums

Ever since their founding, the Harvard Art Museums—the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum—have been dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. Displayed in galleries that mix not only media but schools of art, the collection at Harvard is celebrated and interrogated within a larger story of artistic expression and historical and contemporary issues. The diverse collection is among the largest in the United States. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art.

The museums value staff diversity and are committed to building a culturally diverse community. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.