AAM Project Manager Creative Aging Institute

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AAM Project Manager Creative Aging Institute


Project Manager: Creative Aging Institute
Part time, temporary (May 2023 through May 2024)

$20 per hour

As a member of the Learning and Engagement team, the Creative Aging Institute Project Manager takes primary

responsibility for the planning, organizing and facilitation of the museum’s Creative Aging Institute program. This year-long project is part of the nation-wide Vitality Arts Project, aimed at providing adults aged 55 plus with engaging, educational, creative arts opportunities with quality instructors and thoughtful curriculum. The project will entail a series of six eight session workshops. The role will also participate in and coordinate professional development devoted to combating ageism in the non-profit and museum fields.

The Creative Aging Institute Project Manager reports to the Director of Learning & Engagement and works directly with Marketing, Advancement, Building Services, and Curatorial departments.

A. Creative Aging Institute Programming
Plan, manage, and facilitate all aspects of Creative Aging Institute workshops, including:
a) Sourcing artist instructors
b) Writing instructor contracts
c) Maintaining program budget
d) Purchasing and maintaining program supplies and materials
e) Serving as point of contact with participants and instructors

a) Participate in and help plan logistics of professional development sessions associated with the Vitality Arts
b) Work with museum staff to provide space, equipment, and set-up needs for workshops
c) Assist in evaluation of project and its components
d) Attend internal meetings when appropriate to position

a) Collaborate interdepartmentally to ensure smooth communication of information to Marketing,
Advancement regarding programming
b) Create content for the museum’s marketing, social media, and public relations platforms as they pertain to
the project, including articles for the quarterly View magazine

D. Undertakes other assignments as requested by Director of Learning and Engagement

Bachelor’s degree or B.F.A. preferred. Solid experience working with senior/elderly adults preferred. Must have experience coordinating and supervising events and/or programs aimed at external audiences. Experience in non-profit, educational, community, or social service agency environments preferred. Must be able to effectively and professionally collaborate/function as a member of a team as well as independently. This person should be reliable, creative, energetic, and skilled in program planning and implementation. Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and
written, are important, as are excellent people skills. Basic proficiency in Outlook, Excel and other Microsoft Office
programs is required. The ability and enthusiasm to work with adults 55 plus is required. The job will require working
some weekend days and Thursday evenings.


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