Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 09-Mar-2020 to 08-Apr-2020
  • - Newfields
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • competitive salary
  • Full Time
  • generous benefits package

The Manager of Family and Community Programs is responsible for the conceptualization, implementation and evaluation of Newfields' family, community and wellness public programs, both in-house and through outreach, in a manner that supports Newfields' mission.  The position is also responsible for working collaboratively within and across departments and with community organizations to enhance the guest experience and promote participation within our community.  This position will manage contract staff, program budgets, schedules and timely completion of projects.
About Newfields
Newfields offers dynamic experiences with art and nature for guests of all ages. The 152-acre cultural campus features art galleries, lush gardens, a historic home, performance spaces, a nature preserve and sculpture park. From inspiring exhibitions in the IMA Galleries, to concerts in The Toby, to a stroll through The Garden with a glass of something cold, guests are invited to interact with art and nature in exciting new ways. Newfields is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among the ten largest and ten oldest general art museums in the nation; the Lilly House, a National Historic Landmark; The Garden, featuring 40 acres of contemporary and historic gardens, a working greenhouse and an orchard; and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, one of the largest art and nature parks in the country. The Newfields campus extends outside of Indianapolis with Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Ind.'one of the nation's most highly regarded examples of mid-century Modernist architecture. For more information visit

Primary Responsibilities:
The following responsibilities describe the general nature of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all - inclusive inventory.
• Work with the Director of Public Programs to create a comprehensive family and community program schedule;
• Manage and facilitate family and community programs including events, classes, performances, demonstrations, activities and more.  Work with cross-departmental teams to ensure accurate and timely information is provided to all Newfields staff and partners to ensure a successful event.  Programs managed by this position include Family Days, Cereal Cinema, MLK Day Celebration, Pi Day, Yoga at Newfields, Rise, Book Club, ARTx Outreach, Harvest Community Meal and Planet Indy;
• Within the family and community programs, train and manage staff, teaching artists, interns and volunteers assisting with the implementation of programs;  
• Develop evaluation tools for these programs to grow and reimagine current programs, and pilot new content;
• Work with the Manager of Partnerships and Film to adapt and create a network of community partners for collaborative programming, at Newfields and off-site;
• Prepare and manage project budgets for family and community programs;
• With the Assistant Curator of Audience Engagement and Performance, coordinate and facilitate the annual Community Meal during our Harvest Season;
• Provide excellent customer service to guests attending programs, as well as to all visitors, employees and volunteers at Newfields.
• Support the Public Programs Department outside of family and community programs as assigned.
Required Skills:
• Strong attention to detail, problem solving ability and organizational skills.  Ability to coordinate multiple tasks, meet defined deadlines and follow-up with assigned tasks;
• Exceptional customer service; 
• Proficient in Excel / Word / PowerPoint; willingness to learn new software programs as needed;  
• Strong writing skills; ability to draft clear, original correspondence for internal communication as well as program copy for Newfields' publications and marketing; 
• Public speaking skills; ability to clearly represent Newfields programs and content on stage, television or radio interviews;
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations to donors and employees and to large groups in a program setting;
• Basic familiarity with Newfields' permanent collection and special exhibitions;
• Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, and percentages;
• Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations;
• Other Skills and Abilities – Exceptional interpersonal skills. Basic understanding of public relations fundamentals and demonstrated experience working as part of a team.
Education and/or Experience:
• MA or MFA and a minimum of 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of public programs and museum experience.

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