Family Programs Associate

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The Walker Art Center is seeking a Family Programs Associate who will be responsible for planning, coordinating and delivering multidisciplinary programs for families and children (aged 2-12), as well as lead management of Free First Saturday, Sensory Friendly Sunday, family interpretive materials, advisory groups, and other initiatives. It is an exciting time to join the Walker in Family Programs, the museum has received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support building strong relationships with migrant communities through the provision of relevant family programming and the adaptation of services in response to feedback from specific groups. The Family Programs Associate is responsible for overseeing all facets of this new initiative, and will work closely with program evaluator to develop exciting new research connected to the project.


  • Manage all aspects of family program administration internally and externally; plan, develop, and facilitate school, after school, public, and community engagement programs; design lesson plans and educational materials; provide effective and consistent evaluation of programs.

  • Foster partnerships with Twin Cities organizations, community groups and artists for collobarative family programming via regular communications, active listening and respectful negotiation.

  • Provide day-to-day guidance for part-time Family Engagement Assistant, to support outreach, community organizing, and administration of various programs.

  • Iteratively augment, improve and revitalize family programs in response to community feedback and evaluation data.

  • Contribute to Walker Blogs through writing, photographing, and creating short videos.


Full-time (35 hours/week); exempt; flexibility to work first Saturday of each month and evenings or weekends depending on programming needs required; $40-45k/year depending on experience; Walker membership, museum discounts, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals and support remarkable artists, events and programming.


  • BA in education/art education or demonstrated equivalent experience required with knowledge of educational methods and teaching practices.

  • Minimum three years of related work experience with youth or family audiences.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, able to write reports and other administrative documents.

  • Able to work the first Saturday of each month, and flexible to work a range of days and hours as required by programming.

  • Experience in facilitating conversations with a wide range of people including from different cultural backgrounds, age ranges, abilities and attitudes; experience building relationships and collaborative programming.

  • Proactive and independent; strong problem solver; flexible and adaptable to a range of situations and problems that may arise in the moment.

  • Able to move and position art materials and equipment up to 25 pounds.

  • Additional proficiency in languages other than English desirable.

To Apply: include a letter of interest, resume and three professional references

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: Full-time in Minneapolis, MN
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