MoPOP: Coordinator position


Youth Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator


Director, Education & Programs


Education and Programs


August, 2018


As a member of the Programs & Education team at MoPOP, the Youth Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator oversees programs that serve youth and the community, including the Youth Advisory Board, Teen Artist Workshops and camps, the Hip Hop Artist Residency, and youth music programs. This position works directly with youth, families, community‐based organizations, partners, and schools to increase access to the museum and to facilitate innovative, creative learning opportunities.

The ideal candidate is:
  • Passionate about using the arts to impact the lives of young people
  • A flexible and responsive problem solver with strong organizational skills
  • Engaged with Seattle’s arts and/or social justice organizations
  • An effective collaborator who derives energy and creativity from engaging with others
  • Collaborate with education and public programming team members and other museum staff to design, develop and support programs that engage youth and community audiences.
  • Ensure efficient, effective museum functions between departments at MoPOP including event planning, marketing, and outreach
  • Produce and manage events from conception to final execution and reporting.
  • Manage budgets for existing and new projects
  • Organize and facilitate the Youth Advisory Board (YAB), Teen Artist Workshops and camps, the Hip Hop Artist Residency, and other programs as assigned
  • Recruit and contract with partner organizations, artists, and outside vendors to present teen experiences throughout the school year and summer.
  • Manage community outreach programs to develop new partnerships and increase access to museum programs
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; 3+ years experience in a museum or non‐profit arts education environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple programs simultaneously; detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Previous experience working with teens and school-aged youth
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in social justice and equity
  • Passion for a variety of popular culture genres (music, sci‐fi, film, comic books, etc.)
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite of products

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include: ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision and close vision.