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Project Manager, Learning and Engagment

Denver Art Museum

Denver
Part Time
Posted November 2, 2022

Project Manager, Learning and Engagement

 

POSITION PURPOSE:

This position reports to the Chief Learning and Engagement Officer and works closely with the Associate Director of Youth and Community Engagement.

This position will project manage the deliverables of a 2-year IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant) focused on serving the needs of ECE communities in Denver.  This position is part of a dynamic, inclusive, and creative team who are committed to ensuring the Museum is a museum for all.   This position is temporary and part time.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Project manage the planning and development of deliverables connected to a 2-year IMLS grant focused on ECE communities.
    • Develop project timelines and schedules that align closely with the grant deliverables to ensure grant projects are carefully coordinated, teams stay on track and deadlines are met.
    • Schedule and lead planning meetings, creates agendas, and follow – up on action items related to project planning.
    • Facilitate and manage all project related communications within the core teams, the extended Learning and Engagement team, as well as key stakeholders from other departments (development), and outside consultants.
    • Build systems for project documentation and manage evaluation data.
    • Work with the Chief and Associate Director to manage the grant budget and build systems for reconciliation and regular communication with project stakeholders.
    • Identify, assign and hire contractors in coordination with Chief Learning and Engagement Officer and Associate Director, including finalizing contracts and agreements.
  • Actively communicate and work collaboratively with the Learning and Engagement Team and specifically the Youth and Community Engagement Team to ensure successful planning and delivery of the grant program and understanding of how these fit with institutional and departmental priorities.
  • Coordinate community and external partner meetings.
    • Secure site
    • Coordinate meeting logistics
    • Attend meetings – weekends and evenings
  • Participate as a member of the IMLS ECE team, attending team meetings,
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Consistent usage of the Racial Equity Lens in day-to-day operations
  • Yearly goal setting to support Racial Equity Roadmap initiatives

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, Skills, etc.):

  • An appreciation for the Museum’s focus on being in community and working with and alongside community partners
  • Interest in the role of creativity and art as a support for ECE communities
  • Spanish conversation skills beneficial for supporting community members
  • Project management skills are essential
  • Experience with project scheduling
  • Strong organizational and budget management skills – Ability to read and interpret accounting information and contract documents
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills and an ability to work collaboratively and create consensus.
  • Ability to find creative solutions in a flexible, and calm manner.
  • Strong computer experience particularly in Outlook, Excel, MS Project
  • Proven ability to make decisions in a timely and responsible manner
  • Proven ability to understand and work within institutional priorities

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 3-5 years successful experience in an education, and/or  arts and culture environment, preferably related to project management, early childhood projects, and/or program development.
  • Interest in and or knowledge of ECE audiences and / or the role of art and creativity in meeting community needs
  • Experience working with diverse communities
  • Subject to interruptions
  • May require some light lifting occasionally
  • Mental demands: written and oral comprehension, spatial orientation, memorization, mathematical reasoning
  • Ability to work in community, outside of the museum campus
  • Ability to work on weekend days and after hours

WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

Pay: The hiring hourly range for the position is $26-$30 based on experience.

Benefits: 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and those who meet the requirements will qualify for the 3% non-elective contribution and 2% match program. A free RTD Eco Pass. A free DAM Family Membership. Free Telehealth and Employee Assistance Program. Access to Headspace.

NOTE:  The DAM prioritizes adaptability and a human-centered work environment. We are happy to consider accommodations to the position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. We know there is no such thing as a “perfect” candidate – Nor do we look for the right “fit” with us, we look for the add! We believe in cultivating an environment where there is diversity of perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive in an inclusive environment

We know that searching for a job can be stressful so we would like to give you an overview of the process to manage expectations. This role may require a phone screen, interviews with hiring manager and or panel that will be held in-person at the DAM or video.

DENVER ART MUSEUM:

As an institution, we believe the Denver Art Museum is both a platform for and an amplifier of the voices of people of all races. We acknowledge that Black lives matter and communities of color – Latinx, Indigenous, Black, and others – have been underrepresented in art museums over decades, both internally and externally. We are committed to elevating all voices, artworks and perspectives and strive to support racial equity inside and out.

We prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, or disability, as well as any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We strive to provide a professional and positive work environment for our employees. The Museum expressly prohibits any form of employee harassment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, political service or affiliation, genetic information, disability or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.  Actions based on these or any legally protected characteristic will not be tolerated.

We encourage the freedom of gender expression and/or gender presentation.  As an institution, we do not create barriers that may prevent any employee from expressing behaviors, mannerisms, interests, and appearances that represent their authentic personality or culture. Qualified candidates are expected to exemplify the DAM’s internal values, which include being dynamic, respectful, inclusive, creative, and curious.  The ability to maintain effective and positive working relationships with visitors, employees, volunteers, representatives of public and private entities, policy making bodies, and contractors is critical to the success of this position.

The Museum believes vaccination is an important measure to protect the health and safety of everyone from significant illness due to COVID-19 infection. As a condition of employment, employees must present proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on their first day of employment or receive an exemption or other reasonable accommodation due to circumstances protected under federal or state law that prevent the employee from being vaccinated. Employees are also mandated to receive a booster within 6 months of being fully vaccinated.

Compensation: $26-$30

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