The Toledo Museum of Art seeks a Youth Programs Coordinator.

The Youth Programs Coordinator is a creative leader in the Education & Engagement Department. They will envision and implement a variety of experiences for youth that make the Museum a safe, welcoming and inspiring space. The Coordinator develops, delivers, and evaluates a menu of out of school programs, including the Teen Leader and Art After School programs, that inspire youth people to build their art skills, connect with TMA and their peers, and develop as leaders. This is a grant-funded position for 2 years with potential for renewal.

Key Accountabilities:
The Youth Programs Coordinator performs the following essential duties

  • Recruit and retain youth participants across all programming
  • Oversee art instructors who will facilitate Art After School art making and in-gallery experiences; work with art instructors to develop and approve curriculum and project plans for all programs.
  • Facilitate and implement Teen Leaders programs including bi-weekly learning sessions. Coordinate one-time workshops for youth groups as well as job shadow and volunteer experiences for teens.
  • Coordinate (Y)our Night events with Teen Leaders, including event planning, oversight and administrative duties.
  • Connect and partner with existing youth-serving organizations and local artists to collaborate on and promote programming.
  • With the Hands-On Education Coordinator, schedule youth programming including physical space and instructors.
  • Inform and maintain outreach budget. Track and pay expenses and operate within overall budget guidelines.
  • Work with the Youth & Family Programs Manager to design and launch an artist in residence program. Coordinate administrative details of the program.
  • Research, envision, and implement a creative slate of studio-based experiences that relate to the TMA’s permanent collection and special exhibitions.
  • Collaborate with staff across the Museum to advocate for young people and to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and inspiring environment.
  • Evaluate impact of programs through attendance, informal surveys, meetings with external partners and instructor evaluations; maintain records and provide information as requested for grand applications and reports; assist evaluation consultant with formal evaluations when needed.
  • Order and organize supplies and promotional materials as needed.
  • As a public benefit corporation, the Museum always requires every staff member to act as a visitor advocate. This includes acknowledging visitors and striving to make them feel welcome, comfortable, and eager to return.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Reports to Youth & Family Programs Manager
  • Works closely with Marketing & Communications, Family Center, Art Out of School instructors, and Public Programs.

Specialized Knowledge, Competencies and Abilities

  • Creative educator with a passion for youth art education and demonstrated ability to formulate and implement programmatic vision when working with youth/teens in an art museum, classroom or cultural setting.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to manage numerous projects, set priorities and work independently and at a high level of productivity in a very busy office. Ability to adapt to a dynamic workplace.
  • Willingness to adjust and adapt methods to accommodate emphasis on Museum pedagogy and resources.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work with people of a wide variety of ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
  • Proven track record with youth program development and working with artists.
  • Reliability and dependability must be able to attend sessions and work flexible hours (weekend and evenings required).
  • Basic computer skills: ability to use internet and e-mail; knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.

Education and Experience

  • Requires a BA in Youth Development, Education, Art Education, Studio Art or related field. MA preferred.
  • Requires 1-3 years’ experience working with youth in a museum, classroom or cultural setting, experience in Museum Education preferred.
  • Familiarity with informal learning theory and positive youth development.
  • Knowledgeable of or willing to learn about the Museum’s collections.

Work Environment : Standard open office and Museum gallery environment.  Prepare for workshops and events, which includes moving equipment and supplies as appropriate. May occasionally be exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

Salary range: $30-35,000

Job classification: Full-time, grant-funded, hourly

To apply: To apply submit a cover letter and resume to Deadline to apply: August 31, 2019. The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.

Posted: July 12, 2019
Deadline: August 31, 2019