Employment Opportunities with NBMAA | Adult Education Programs Coordinator

Position: Adult Education Programs Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Education
Non-exempt; Periodic weekends and evenings required

The Adult Education Programs Coordinator works collaboratively with Museum staff, visitors, docents, volunteers, and advisory groups to support the interpretation of the permanent collection and special exhibitions through public programming. Key areas of responsibility include coordinating the implementation of the Museum’s adult lecture, tour, studio, wellness programs, and special initiatives.



  1. Develop personal knowledge of permanent collection to enhance implementation of educational programming.
  2. Ability to work closely with Museum staff, docents, interns, and volunteers.
  3. Strong communication, organizational and scheduling skills.
  4. Works as a member of the Education team to collaborate on organization-wide learning and education initiatives.

Public Programs: Lectures, Gallery Talks, Wellness, and Community Programs

  1. Working with the Director of Education, assist with research and development of talks and presentations on the permanent collection and special exhibitions to appeal to a variety of adult audiences.
  2. Participate in the planning of special exhibitions, working with curators, artists, scholars, and museum staff to develop and implement exhibition-related programming.
  3. Coordinate and facilitate multiple lecture programs, gallery talks, wellness programs; manage and attend lectures as staff support.
  4. Write programming descriptions, maintain lecture programming scheduling, and assist in editing and proofreading.
  5. Send contracts, payments, and thank you letters to participants in a timely manner.
  6. Assist with special projects, programs, and events as needed.
  7. Develop and maintain a network of diverse community volunteers and advisors; work with and sit on Museum committees to coordinate community programs, holiday events, Juneteenth, and special initiatives.

Adult Studio Programs

    1. Schedule a variety of art classes and workshops for adults, write program descriptions, organize supplies, maintain registrations, coordinate contracts and payments; supervise studio programs in person as needed.
    2. Develop relationships with adult teaching artists and keep a roster of diverse artists in various media.
    3. Recommend opportunities to adjust, refine, or expand studio programs as possible.

Teaching, Administration and Special Projects

  1. Collaborate with Marketing and other departments on promotional content/activities.
  2. Meet content and editing deadlines; maintain programming documentation.
  3. Maintain oversight of adult education program schedule; serve as educator for on- and off-site adult education programs as needed.
  4. Work with the Director of Education and Development department to secure funding for public programs; ensure all funding requirements are fulfilled in compliance with grants received.
  5. Implement program evaluations and assessments.
  6. Participate in research as directed by Director of Education.
  7. Cultivate and maintain relationships with community partners and organizations.
  8. Accurately track relevant budget information and data to assure operations are within or below budgeted amounts, coding of invoices, and regular review of expenses and revenues.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  1. Professional experience working in education, art education, community-based organizations, museums, and/or B.A. in Art or Art Education, Museum Studies, Humanities, Art History.
  2. Two to three years of experience working in an art museum or school is preferred.
  3. Experience in supervising and scheduling volunteers and/or instructors.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well both orally and in written form with visitors and colleagues of different ages, interests, and backgrounds.
  5. Knowledge of current museum and informal educational practices, familiarity with DEIA standards and practices.
  6. Research, writing, editing, and information management skills.
  7. Proven project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills.
  8. Ability to work well within deadlines on multiple and varied projects simultaneously.
  9. Ability to thrive in fast-paced environment while contributing to a positive, collaborative, and healthy work environment.
  10. Demonstrated competency with databases and Customer Relationship Management systems for scheduling and reporting.
  11. Demonstrated competency using presentation platforms including: Zoom, Meet, and Teams to deliver virtual programs.
  12. Skilled in Google, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint applications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV or resume, to [email protected]. The NBMAA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. The NBMAA welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.