Public Programs Assistant

Pulitzer Arts Foundation

The Public Programs Assistant is responsible for assisting in the creative development, research, and coordination of programs for the Public Programs and Engagement department. Programs including interpretive programs for exhibitions, community projects, artist commissions and residencies, seasonal collaborations, and other projects as assigned by the Director of Public Programs and Engagement. The Pulitzer produces around seventy five programs a year and is known for engaging internationally-respected leaders in their field – artist, poets, composers, architects, and designers, among others – while engaging St. Louis-based publics and communities.

The Public Programs Assistant must be able to balance the interests and needs of these collaborators and stakeholders within any given project. A successful candidate will be a creative and effective event coordinator, who is able to work closely with collaborators, stakeholders, and staff to produce a diverse range of public programs at the highest standards. A Bachelor’s degree in art, art history, cultural studies, education, or humanities is preferred. A minimum of one year experience working in event production and for a creative industry is required. The position is part-time and requires evening and weekend work.

  • Conduct curatorial research for programs

  • Assist in the coordination of public and private programs

  • Effective communication with collaborators for the production of programs

  • Coordinate any travel or hospitality for collaborators

  • Create and maintain detailed records, both digital and hard copy, of program communications and documentation for the Pulitzer archives

  • Participate in department and interdepartmental meetings with Pulitzer teams as needed

  • Assist with specific duties as assigned to meet deadlines including, but not limited to curatorial essays, program materials and ephemera, and program descriptions

  • Assist in the research and preparation of materials for meetings, conferences, or other events

  • Maintain knowledge of Pulitzer exhibition and programs history

  • Lead groups independently through the galleries and welcome the public at Pulitzer events

  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs and stand for long periods of time

  • Other administrative duties as assigned

  • 1 year of administrative experience working in a creative industry

  • 1 year of event production experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Proficieny in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Valid driver’s license required

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as time management

  • Excellent customer service and hospitality skills, exceptional independent judgment, and on-the-fly problem-solving skills.

  • Self-motivated, interest in the arts, resourceful, creative, and ability to work well on a team

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strict adherence to professional ethics

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email to:

Sharice Williams

Assistant Business Manager and Human Resources Manager

Posted on January 25