Manager of Campus Partnerships – Harvard Art Museums


Job Summary

The Harvard Art Museums seeks an emerging museum professional to manage campus and community partnerships. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, strategic-minded, and excited to work collaboratively with colleagues to help the museums maintain and develop meaningful relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other campus partners. The Manager’s role is critical to ensuring continued excellence in planning and carrying out co-curricular student experiences in the museums, and will also focus on building up our work with students and campus organizations to leverage existing Harvard community partnerships into new programs at the museums. We especially welcome candidates with experience in campus museums, libraries, community arts organizations, and/or social service agencies, with a demonstrated commitment to supporting equity and social justice and a knowledge of the Cambridge cultural landscape.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Develops strategy, designs, plans, and implements mission-driven initiatives to cultivate relationships with campus partners, including undergraduate and graduate student organizations, other interdisciplinary offices, institutes, and associations on campus.

Manages the Harvard Art Museums’ Student Board and provides oversight for their activities to ensure alignment with museum priorities.

Organizes signature student engagement activities including the annual Student Late Night event, the House Tea series, and programs for student affinity groups, including the first-gen, BGLTQ, religious, and other communities.

Engages museum colleagues in support of campus community-related activities.

Gathers maintains and analyzes data pertaining to campus community programs, and assists in preparing departmental reports for the director, grants-makers, and budget managers for strategic planning and decision-making purposes.

Coordinates coverage (on social media and other platforms) of DAPP’s campus engagement activities in collaboration with colleagues in the Communications division.

Forms relationships and collaborations with new and established student groups to leverage university and museum resources to support and advance community partnership efforts.

Represents the museums with arts-related groups on campus.

Documents/oversees documentation of departmental activities by use of photography, video, or audio equipment as needed.

Plays an active role in supporting the Division’s work of cultivating donors and soliciting funds for mission-critical purposes from individuals, foundations, federal agencies, and other sources.

Works closely with colleagues in the Division of Academic and Public Programs and contributes to mission-driven, divisional goals by performing other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required plus a minimum of 5 years of experience working with university student groups, campus organizations, and/or community groups required

Additional Qualifications and Skills

A commitment to playing an active role in a lively and rigorous university setting.

Experience in teaching, working with students, and/or mentoring a plus.

Diplomacy, tact, and organizational acumen.

Excellent collaborator with a commitment to working productively with colleagues and outside partners.

Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Energy, flexibility, and the ability to think creatively and expansively about how to partner with diverse campus organizations.

Demonstrated ability to build productive relationships with various audiences and partners. Must be able to work some nights and weekends, as required by projects and events schedules.

Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese or Portuguese preferred.

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.

We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.

The museums value staff diversity and are committed to building a culturally diverse community. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Although the position will remain posted until filled, applicants are encouraged to apply by April 16, 2021.

Additional materials may be requested during the interview process.

Harvard University requires pre-employment screening.

EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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