Community Engagement Coordinator – Halsey Institute, College of Charleston, SC

Join an innovative and adventurous contemporary art organization and help bring meaningful learning and engagement opportunities to our community.

Position Description:

The Community Engagement Coordinator steers the Halsey Institute’s efforts to provide meaningful experiences with art to diverse audiences onsite, online, and in the larger community. This position works directly with the Institute Director and other senior staff to define the institute’s strategies for programming, engagement, and learning. This position is integral to conceiving, managing, and implementing the educational programs associated with exhibitions including tours, lectures, gallery talks, and special programs. This position supports the development of creative, strategic outreach approaches to connect with and cultivate diverse audiences and is the learning liaison between the Halsey Institute and the public.

Job Duties:

  • Develops, manages, and implements all institute educational activities such as guided exhibition tours, presentations to on- and off-campus groups, and outreach programming with area schools. Recruits, trains, and manages volunteer tour guides. Manages educational materials and supervises tour scheduling. Finds new community organizations to invite into the institute for audience building and partnership.
  • Manages and implements public programs that accompany exhibitions, such as artist talks, lectures and panel discussions, Family Day! events, film screenings, and other accompanying programming. Manages the coordination and execution of audio-visual aspects of events. Liaises with Director of Development on membership events. Coordinates facility rentals and institute adjacent events in the Hill Gallery. Represents the Halsey Institute’s educational and engagement programs in the broader community and to other arts organizations. Knowledge of and commitment to DEI and furthering these structures through educational and programmatic planning.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Development to research new grant opportunities and creates foundation and government grant proposals as appropriate for educational and programmatic initiatives. Ensures compliance with existing grant parameters on appropriate projects.
  • Works to create responsive events and evaluate the success of educational activities and public programming. Compiles and analyzes data and feedback for grant reporting and other reporting as needed to monitor tour success and develop improvements.
  • Acts as staff liaison to the Advisory Board’s Education & Outreach Committee.

Some travel is required. Some evening events and weekend duties.

$35,000 – 42,000. Salary is commensurate with education/experience which exceeds the minimum requirements. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check. This is a full-time, permanent position with the College of Charleston, SC Pay Band 4. A description of benefits can be found here:

Minimum Requirements:
Undergraduate degree required. Bachelors in Arts Education, Art History, Museum Studies, or Arts Management (or related field) preferred. 2 years of relevant programming experience is required. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Together, our Institute strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Strong oral and written communication skills. Requires superior organizational skills and the ability to work on several large-scale projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently, exercise initiative and good judgment to successfully organize and complete assignments. Ability to maintain effective working relationships and thrive in a collaborative team environment. Excellent interpersonal skills. Comfortable public speaking and serving in a public facing role. Must be proficient with computers (Apple used in office), Microsoft Office, and Google Drive products. Proficiency with technical equipment, such as A/V systems preferred. Knowledge of institutional program goals and objectives.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Oversee activities of one Advisory Board committee, interns, and volunteers.

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Closing date:
Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on March 15, 2023.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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