Collaborative Programs Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
31 May 2019
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31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Open to all, the Museum is home to remarkable objects and powerful stories that emerge from its extraordinary expeditions across the world. Discover the cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Mediterranean, from the very first cities of the Middle East to the kings of ancient Egypt; from prehistoric Mexico to the lives of Native American communities today. Experience the mystery of the ancient past, gain an understanding of our shared humanity, and find your own place in the arc of human history.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Public Programs, the Collaborative Programs Manager leads the development and facilitation of public programs created in collaboration with University and Philadelphia-area communities. The position works closely with internal and external stakeholders to lead programmatic efforts to engage with the Museum’s target public audiences. The Collaborative Programs Manager works strategically with the Assistant Director for Public Programs to identify and maintain relationships with community partners to present a wide array of programs including lectures, panel discussions, performances, festivals, workshops, adult classes, and film screenings, among others. The position is responsible select administrative oversight for the department, and for full planning oversight of collaborative programs including scheduling, budgeting, travel logistics, event registration, payments and supervising event-specific part-time staff, volunteers, and students.

H.S. Degree or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, theater, or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with diverse communities, including university communities with a demonstrated success developing and facilitating public events or programs required. Excellent communication skills and understanding of collaborative team-building is required. Ability to work independently to build teams as well as guide cross-cultural exchange is essential. Excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple competing priorities is essential. Must be able to work both collaboratively across departments as well as independently to achieve programmatic benchmarks. Comfort with exploring new models of engagement, new technologies and unique programming models. Ability to use the Microsoft Suites is essential, and working knowledge of Adobe Suites, Filemaker Pro, and collections database software is helpful. Knowledge of Vectorworks, Sketch Up or similar CAD program is helpful, but not required.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.