Position: Community Relations Coordinator
Department: Learning & Engagement
Reports To: Director of Community Relations
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, full-time
General Summary: The Community Relations Coordinator works with the museum’s diversity initiative by helping sustain and extend visibility for The Mint Museum throughout the community. S/he creates an overall awareness of the organization while looking for opportunities to encourage visitation, memberships and community partnerships. S/he will work in tandem with Mint colleagues to develop strategies to integrate ongoing diverse audience development into planning for programs and exhibitions.
Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
- Works as a member of the Community Relations team to actively lead and support the Mint Museum’s Diversity Initiative across all functions of the museum (programming, community relations, marketing, advancement, membership, collections, and exhibitions)
- Develop and support Mint’s unified community relations efforts to cultivate relationships with communities in the Charlotte area by meeting with, sharing dialogue, and attending/supporting various community initiatives, programs, as well as organizing inclusive events via Mint community relations programming. Communities including but not limited to: (fastest growing: Latin American; demographically largest (currently): African-American), including the LGBTQAI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, and Intersex.
- Develop, manage, and document current initiatives and projects such as the Latino program initiative geared to engage the Latino community as well programming attracting broad diverse audience, such as Bilingual Storytime, Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night and lectures and music programs.
- Serves as the Mint representative at the Latin-American Chamber of Commerce events.
- Reports to the Director of Community Relations and provides administrative support, which includes processing check requests, scheduling of instructors/vendors/artists, placing orders and scheduling.
- Assist with planning and implementation of the Mint’s overall existing culturally-diverse programming such as Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night and community relations programming.
- Initiate and direct outreach opportunities to collaborate with community organizations around art and community artists.
- Develop tracking mechanisms to monitor participation growth and change
- Work with staff across all functions to tell the Mint’s story and help to promote and support events
- Translate exhibition labels into Spanish; supervise translations of printed materials and other resources
Minimum Qualifications for Consideration:
- Education: College degree, Bachelor of Arts
- Professional Experience: Minimum of 5 years in a professional environment.
- Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Excellent communication skills and fluency English and Spanish, confident public speaking abilities, knowledge of the visual arts, the humanities and world cultures, strong interpersonal skills, ability to cultivate relationships and partnerships in the community, the ability to conceptualize, create and manage multi task projects.
- Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Occasional nights and weekends required. Must have a valid North Carolina Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
- Supervisory Responsibilities: No
- Desirable Functions: Excellent communication skills to include public speaking, time management, and project management skills. Self-motivated, well organized, detail oriented, and able to effectively work independently as well as with a team. Exceptional ability to build/maintain relationships and foster collaboration with staff, external donors, partners, community members, Board, and volunteers.
- Additional Education, Certification or Professional Designations: Experience in a museum setting and/or cultural organizations a plus.
To Apply: Visit http://www.mintmuseum.org/about/careers/.
Disclaimer: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. The Mint Museum reserves the discretion to change this job description at any time.
About The Mint Museum: As the oldest art museum in North Carolina, with one of the largest collections in the Southeast, The Mint Museum offers its visitors inspiring and transformative experiences through art from around the world via innovative collections, groundbreaking exhibitions, and riveting educational programs. The Mint Museum is a non-profit, visual arts institution comprised of two dynamic facilities: Mint Museum Uptown and Mint Museum Randolph.
Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood as the state’s first art museum. Today, in a beautiful park setting, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, fashion, European art, and African art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 18,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a museum shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Craft + Design collection, as well as outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. Designed by Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, the five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with cutting-edge exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Charlotte’s burgeoning center city, Mint Museum Uptown is an integral part of the Levine Center for the Arts, a cultural campus that includes the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture, the Knight Theater, and the Duke Energy Center. Mint Museum Uptown also features a wide range of visitor amenities, including the 240-seat James B. Duke Auditorium, the Lewis Family Gallery, art studios, a restaurant, and a museum shop. For more information, visit www.mintmuseum.org.