Title:General Program Coordinator Program:Collection & Gallery Location:Somali Museum of Minnesota 1516 East Lake Street #11 Minneapolis, MN 55407
The Somali Museum of Minnesota is looking for enthusiastic individuals who can organize and deliver cultural programs at the Museum and in the community, including schools, nonprofits, neighborhood organizations, and other community spaces. Qualified individuals will also have the confidence to manage and build relationships with community partners and professional and organizational skills. The Program Coordinator is responsible for caring for collection and utilizing the collection to deliver cultural programs.
About the Somali Museum of Minnesota:The Somali Museum of Minnesota is one of the museums in the world devoted to preserving and advancing Somali culture and art. It is the home of Somali creativity in North America. It presents a one-of-a-kind collection of Somali traditional and contemporary art and artifacts and serves as an essential resource for Somali artists in the diaspora. As a unique institution in Minnesota, the Somali Museum uses Somali art as a tool to build community connections: between Somali-American youth and older generations, and between Somalis and non-Somalis learning about Somali culture for the first time. Responsibilities: Work directly with artifacts to clean, assess condition, and repair damage. Study industry standards of collection care to apply to museum artifacts. Maintain detailed notes about collection status and work completed. Assist with curation and development of space. Give a tour of the artifacts in the Museum. Responsible for developing and implementing Museum policies by setting up procedures and standards to guide the operation of the office. Organize, schedule, and run programs with community partners. Coordinate program activities with staff members. Prepare and/or assist grant requests and funding continuation from outside sponsors. Provide reports to the operations director to report to funders. Contribute to the monthly newsletter.
Requirements: Strong verbal and written communication skills; Ability to work independently; Strong timeliness and accountability; Attention to detail and commitment to high-quality work; Strong presence and leadership in instructional or group setting; Ability to work independently while simultaneously maintaining a team focus; Ability to relate to and work with diverse populations in a variety of settings; Technically proficient with computers and databases; Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends; Must be comfortable using google drive and have the ability to learn new computer software.
Prefered Qualifications: Familiarity with Somali Culture; Fluent in Somali;Previous museum experience; Experience with marketing campaigns on social media; Proficiency in Adobe Suite.
Hours: Part Time: 32 hr/wk Wage: $17/hr
How to apply:Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “General Program Coordinator, last name, first name” in the subject heading. The deadline to submit for this position is 6/30/2022 or until the position is filled.
The Somali Museum of Minnesota 1516 East Lake St. Suite 011 Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-234-1625