Family Engagement Assistant

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The Walker Art Center seeks a Family Engagement Assistant who will be responsible for helping to proactively connect with community organizations and develop deeper community-based partnerships that will support the Walker’s ability to best serve families of the Twin Cities now and into the future.  This is a hands-on opportunity to be a part of an exciting new Walker program, “Family at the Center”, that will bring together community organizations and teaching artists as key partners in providing performances, workshops, and hands-on art making activities that are relevant to our Minneapolis communities.  

Responsibilities will include:

  • Proactively connect with community organizations and local constituents to build awareness of Walker Art Center and its offerings for families.

  • Maintain a variety of databases and tracking documents including project timelines and contact information.

  • Assist in marketing efforts; gaining and collating advice and feedback from the community advisory groups and community organizations.

  • Participate with program evaluation; collecting visitor feedback; inputting data into spreadsheets for analysis and reporting.

  • Prepare annual report on the program development and implementation process for Year 1 and Year 2; prepare a summative report on the programs development and implementation process for Year 3.

  • Ad-hoc duties as required related to the set up and roll out of Walker’s Family Programs: this may include setting up for workshops, hosting teaching artists, and working with Walker educators and events staff on program assistance and delivery. 

Position Specifics:

  • 30-month (2.5 years), grant funded position

  • Part-time, 18/hours per week (requires some weekend and evening hours)

  • Up to $17k/annually depending on experience; non-exempt; overtime eligible

  • Sick time, museum discounts, Walker membership, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals as well as support some remarkable artists, events, and programming 

Qualifications and Experience:                   

  • Bi-lingual: Fluent in English and Hmong, Somali and/or Spanish languages.

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.  

  • Excellent relationship building, written and verbal communication, and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, solving problems, and successfully completing multiple tasks within required deadlines.

  • Knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (PC); experience with Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems is a plus. 

  • Individuals with in-depth knowledge and understanding of Somali, Hmong or Hispanic/Latino cultures and languages are encouraged to apply.

  • The ideal candidate is also passionate about the importance of art.  

To Apply: include your letter of interest and resume

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities and audiences we serve. We are dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.    

Location: Part-time in Minneapolis, MN
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