Sunday Special Programs Coordinator

Imagine Children’s Museum seeks a Program Coordinator for its programs for special communities on Sunday mornings. This is a part-time, 8-hour-per-week role every Sunday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Depending on the applicant’s specific skills, experience, and availability, as well as the Museum’s needs, this role may be combined with other open roles at the Museum to make up a more robust part-time, or even full-time, position.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, people-oriented program coordinator to develop premier children’s museum community programs for regional families.

The successful applicant will be an experienced program coordinator with a commitment to supporting children and families facing unique challenges. He/she/they will work as part of the Education Department to oversee the scheduling, preparation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of different programs currently providing free museum access to special communities on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., including:

  • GRANDfamilies: For families with children who are being raised full-time by a grandparent or other extended family member.
  • Dream Big: For children and families affected by a close family member who is currently incarcerated or recently released.
  • Sensory Time: For children aged 1-12 on the autism spectrum, their siblings, parents, and grandparents.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The program coordinator works closely with Imagine Children’s Museum leadership to offer three strong programs on behalf of the Museum. The program coordinator is the lead for all three Sunday special programs, and is responsible for planning, coordinating, overseeing and evaluating all aspects of the programs. The successful applicant will:

  • Collaborate with Museum leadership on program design and development
  • Execute program plans and provide general oversight for all aspects of the programs
  • Facilitate playful learning activities to advance the Museum’s mission and individual program goals
  • Serve as the key liaison between staff, program participants and other program stakeholders
  • Monitor successful implementation of Museum’s policies and practices
  • Work to keep programs on schedule, within stated budgets and functioning smoothly
  • Support program growth and development as necessary
  • Coordinate program communications
  • Schedule and organize program-related meetings and events
  • Create and maintain program records, reports, presentations, and proposals
  • Maintain records pertaining to program expenditures, ensuring activity costs remain within prescribed program budgets
  • Work with Museum leadership to explore inter program engagement, or activities that span different programs and communities
  • As directed by Museum leadership, support the Museum’s fundraising for the programs, community outreach, marketing, and communications (media relations, social media)
  • Maintain assessment data and prepare progress reports
  • Develop positive, reliable, and trusted relationships with program participant families through proactive communication
  • Work collaboratively with supervisor, coworkers, and program participants to develop strong programs
  • Follow all Imagine Children’s Museum policies
  • Complete other job-related duties and projects as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Commitment to utilizing playful learning to enrich the lives of families in distinct communities, each with diverse experiences and unique challenges
  • Excellent program coordination skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, creative problem-solving and good organizational and time-management skills
  • Patience and flexibility
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Curiosity and love of learning new or unfamiliar topics
  • Ability to use technology and proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Passion for advancing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in education
  • Physical ability and stamina to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Ability to lift, carry and move heavy objects, use stairs, and adapt to floor or table activities
  • Proof of full COVID vaccination required

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • At least two years’ experience administering and/or implementing programs in a professional setting required; specific experience in program coordination, project management or program management preferred.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed or in the process of earning at least a two-year degree; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

The above statements are intended to describe the essential job functions and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel occupying this position.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and a separate letter of motivation explaining why they are the best person for this specific role to employmentedu@imaginecm.org .

Imagine Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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