Adult Program Manager

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
Cincinnati OH 45202

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $40-50K
Posted Date: 05/11/2022
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Position Overview:

  • Status: Exempt/Full-Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Shift: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., including occasional nights/weekends
  • Compensation: Starting at a minimum of $40,000 annually, competitive, and commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits: Health Care Insurance, 401K, Dental Care, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Aflac, vacation days, personal days, sick days, free downtown parking, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), museum membership, and other special discounts.
  • Condition of Employment: Full vaccination against COVID-19
  • Reporting to Director of Learning and Engagement (L&E), the Adult Program Manager helps the Taft in delivering its mission of providing meaningful experiences by connecting people with great art in a historic setting and in the community creating and implementing programs for a variety of audiences. The Adult Program Manager will be expected to flex to assist the Youth Program Manager as needed.

Program Management:

• Creates programs from ideation to implementation, in accordance with the Learning & Engagement Departments strategic plan and core principles for developing programs, for a variety of audiences as needed.
• Communicates operations of programs with other staff departments.
• Works with Marketing to develop messaging for programs and contributes to Portico and other communication outlets.
• Collects feedback via survey for each program and incorporates data to continuously improve programs.
• Develops relationships with community partners, artists, and other stakeholders to develop programs.
• Oversees adult programs like lectures and workshops as well as helps manage the Duncanson Artist-in-Residence program.
• Flexes to assist the Youth Program Manager as needed.

Required Skills:

•  Understands and embraces the museum mission and goals. Role models, reflects, and reinforces core values of respect, integrity, excellence, creativity, and collaboration.
•  Personable and excellent communication skills both verbally and written. Highly effective in collaborating across the museum.
• Very organized and ability to handle multiple priorities at once. Meets due dates and is efficient and effective in providing support to the L&E team.
• Highly motivated professional, creative, articulate, and goal-oriented, and possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Must enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and community-oriented.
•  Highly skilled in Microsoft applications Window Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.)
•  Thinks out of the box and is innovative in new engagement approaches for a variety of audiences.
• A flexible schedule is required with some evening and weekend responsibilities. A flexible approach to the job responsibilities is need as situations change regularly in this environment.
•  Forward-looking thinker, innovative, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions. Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
• Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
•  Improvement of work methods and procedures as a means toward greater efficiency.
•  Adeptness at analyzing facts, problem-solving, decision-making, and demonstrating good judgment. Emotional maturity and ability to stay calm under pressure and think on your feet.
• Demonstrates the highest level of service and response to the volunteers, visitors, other staff, board members, docents, and others.

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in related field (art education, arts administration, museum studies, art history, hospitality). Master’s degree a plus.
• One-year experience coordinating and scheduling varied activities in a workplace setting.
• Experience in conceptualizing and producing innovative museum- and community-related programs a plus.
• Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, be able to climb stairs, and to stand for up to three hours at a time.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Please submit only through our online portal at Our team will review your information, and we will get back to you, we promise, with the next steps. If you have questions, please email Human Resources at No phone calls, please.

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Application Deadline: Until Filled

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