Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Job Posting - Outreach Coordinator

Outreach Coordinator

Description:  The Barnes Foundation Shop is seeking a part-time Outreach Coordinator to coordinate the delivery of the Barnes Foundation’s outreach program, as assigned for students in the School District of Philadelphia. The Coordinator will have oversight for program development, implementation and optimization, ongoing evaluation, and final reporting.

This position is scheduled for 20 hours/week during the school year from September-June.

Established as an educational institution the Barnes carries out its mission by promoting appreciation of the arts and horticultural science, through the preservation, presentation, and interpretation of the collections of Albert C. and Laura L. Barnes.

Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation's art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Cézanne and Matisse provide a depth of work by these artists unavailable elsewhere. The 12-acre Arboretum contains over 3,000 species of woody plants and trees. Some are rare specimens, and all are beautiful.  The Herbarium is an unexpected, hidden gem in the Barnes collections. With 10,000 preserved plant specimens and counting, it is a special resource for horticulturalists, students, and artists.

The Foundation will engage diverse audiences through its exceptional collections and related high-quality programs that reflect a broad range of periods and cultures and build on the founders’ innovative educational vision of transforming lives through the arts and horticulture.

  • Implements interdisciplinary curricula related to The Barnes Foundation collections and the program themes for the assigned program.
  • Supports The Barnes Foundation’s partnership with the schools by interfacing  with school teachers and administrators during his/her visits to schools
  • Coordinates documentation of the program by ensuring photos and videos are taken of the program and collecting work samples
  • Manages material inventories
  • Assists in the oversight of events for school communities and the coordination with Barnes Foundation family programs
  • Develops web-based materials and other digital learning media
  • Performs other duties as requested


  • BA required
  • 3-5 years experience in art, museum, or classroom education; experience working in/with the School District of Philadelphia is desired
  • Program management or teaching experience with elementary and/or middle school aged students
  • Experience implementing programs at school sites
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum development
  • Proven ability to work with and communicate ideas and concepts to individuals from diverse personal and professional backgrounds
  • Background in modern and contemporary art is desirable 
  • Outstanding organizational and written/verbal communications skills
  • Valid Driver’s License; must be able to drive to school locations

Competitive Benefits Include: 403(b) with matching contributions

To Apply: Please apply online

Please include your cover letter, resume and three professional references along with a sample lesson plan to upload with your application. Applications that fail to fulfill this requirement will not be accepted.

 The Barnes Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.
We participate in E-Verify.

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