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Adult and Access Programs Manager - Full Time

Denver Art Museum
Job Description
The Denver Art Museum is seeking a dynamic and creative individual to join the Department of Learning and Engagement as our Adult and Access Programs Manager. Reporting to the Director of Learning and Community Engagement, this individual will manage and develop a spectrum of programming that champions the beneficial and powerful roles of the arts to enhance the quality of life for adults. With a major reinstallation of the museum’s original Gio Ponti building to be completed by 2021 and plans for a new Learning and Engagement Center, DAM is seeking an Adult and Access Programs Manager who will create innovative programming, forge partnerships, and grow programs for Denver’s current and future Adult communities.
Specific Responsibilities 
  • Manage and grow Learning and Engagement’s current adult program offerings including, but not limited to, art making classes, art history and humanities courses, drop in creative activities, mindfulness programs, in community programming, and collaborative events.
  • Work with Director of Learning and Community Engagement to envision and conceptualize future program directions for an expanded Learning and Engagement Center. Strategic directions include a focus on programs that support life- long learning, healthy aging, enable shared experiences, celebrate the creative capacity of adults, and in community programs that better serve older adults who face barriers to visiting the museum. Oversee subsequent programs.
  • Oversee and guide the development of programs for visitors with special needs. Work collaboratively with all Museum departments to support full access to museum spaces, exhibitions and programs for visitors of all abilities.
  • Work collaboratively with curatorial and membership departments to create coordinated adult program offerings for the museum.
  • Develop and maintain strategic community partnerships and relationships that will increase and diversify the use of adult programs. Includes identifying and communicating with potential partners, presenting at and/or participating in off-site events, and coordinating partnership programs.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications staff to develop communications and marketing strategies for the Museum’s web, print, on-site and on-line communications.
  • Work with Development staff on sponsorship and donor cultivation.
  • Maintain exceptional quality of programs and foster a culture of reflection, experimentation and innovation. Oversee participant evaluations. Manage and/or coordinate larger evaluation studies related to Adult programs. Stay current on the latest thinking and research as it relates to adult audiences, creative aging, and participatory engagement strategies.

Strong Candidates will have:

  • 4-5 years programming experience including programming in a museum environment.
  • Experience with program design, demonstrated ability to design and implement new programs.
  • Knowledge of how Adults learn, including understanding the stages of older adult learning.
  • Experience working with community organizations. Work with older adult and aging sector a plus!
  • Ability to solve problems as they arise and to take initiative.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with and in manage in-house teams and external groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in group and individual situations as well as in written form.
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to work independently on multiple, detailed projects simultaneously.
  • Strategic thinker
  • Supervisory experience
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion
  • MA in museum education, education, arts programming, a/or social work

Please include a resume and a cover letter in your application.


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