Community Engagement Manager

Los Angeles, CA

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Education and Public Programs, the Community Engagement Manager is responsible for building relationships related to LACMA’s mission and art collection, with three communities in Los Angeles. Working collaboratively with LACMA staff and community members, the Manager of Community Engagement will develop and implement exhibitions and installations that engage diverse audiences and increase participation at LACMA by member of target communities.

Some duties include: works with the Senior Vice President of Education and Public Programs and the Irvine Grant Committee to develop a strategy for engaging communities in Inglewood, San Fernando Valley, and East Los Angeles; works with Education and Public Program staff and curators to develop exhibitions and related programming for the target communities; develops and maintains relationships with leaders, artists, and organizations in the target communities and organizes at least ten community meetings per year; transforms institutional priorities by working with internal staff  to create communication plans, financial projections, and assessment tools to privilege and analyze community engagement; increases the representation of members of the target communities at LACMA; manages the program budget and maintains statistics on program participation; writes materials including exhibition labels, magazine copy, curriculum, and grant reports; develops evaluation tools to monitor visitor engagement and program success; works with a broad range of departments at LACMA to embed the work that happens within the communities into the fabric of LACMA’s organizational structure.

The qualified candidate will have a master’s degree in Art History, Art Administration or Art Education, and at least three years of experience developing exhibitions, art workshops, community, or educational programming. Candidates are required to have demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, be effective collaborators, possess knowledge of the target communities, and have experience managing staff and volunteers.

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