The Public Programs Manager will work collaboratively with education and curatorial staff to create and implement a public program plan that connects expansive publics with Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA); creating and nurturing welcome and belonging, critical thinking, generosity, and mutuality. The Public Programs Manager is responsible for conceptualizing, developing, organizing, supporting and facilitating public programs as an integral component and expression of the museum’s artistic program.
The Public Programs Manager will work with staff across the museum to produce public programs that connect ideas, critical questions, multiplicity of cultures, and lived experiences with museum publics, artists, neighborhoods, the region, and the art field. This role will support the development and implementation of engaging public programs for museum staff as well as develop CMOA as a programming partner and community resource. This role works to both structurally and programmatically further CMOA’s work of creating a museum environment that asserts that all of our existing and potential publics have what they need to engage with art. It is our work to create and make visible the many points of entry for our publics, while integrating our public experiences and knowledge into the dialogue and language of the museum.
The Public Programs Manager will have broad fluency and translation skills in working with expanding publics, access to museum programming and maintaining a 126-year-old collecting art museum as a contemporary and open space. The person in this role must be skilled at both the front and back end of public programs operations and production to welcome and create points of entry for publics before the program even begins. This role is integral in creating cross disciplinary inquiry-based discourse across a diverse array of exhibitions and broad ranging permanent collection for an ever-growing museum public.
This position necessitates flexible hours and is a public facing role. The person hired for this position will be encouraged to remain aware of the local, national, and global context for art and the role of Carnegie Museum of Art in both local and global contexts.