Family and Access Programs Coordinator

Minneapolis, MN

The Walker Art Center is dedicated to providing a welcoming and creative environment for a diverse range of families and access groups through programming developed specifically for families, children, and visitors with disabilities and specific needs. We are seeking a Family and Access Programs Coordinator to work closely with program managers to plan, coordinate and deliver multidisciplinary programs for families, seniors, and visitors with disabilities, as well as coordinate Free First Saturday, family interpretive materials, advisory groups, artist and educator training, and other Family and Access Programs projects.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate program logistics and provide event support and materials for public programs, workshops, festivals, and education events, with a particular focus on programs for children, families, seniors and visitors with specific needs.
  • Schedule, procure and set-up event spaces and supplies, make travel arrangements, process payments and serve as both an internal and external liaison; direct the work of volunteers, interns, and contracted artists, as needed.
  • Work with Communications and Content team to develop content and plans for advertisements, press coverage, web content, and other promotional materials in a timely manner.
  • Maintain timely and accurate program statistics, records and reports; collect and administer visitor surveys.
  • Foster partnerships with Twin Cities organizations for collaborative multigenerational programming through regular communication, active listening, and respectful negotiation; assist, coordinate and participate in community outreach programs, including summer fairs and festivals, as well as community and advisory groups for a range of programs and initiatives while staying informed about other relevant programs locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Professionally and courteously handle inquiries via telephone and email from a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Share information across the organization and collaborate with colleagues in a manner that supports initiatives and practices that welcome families and visitors with disabilities and specific needs.
  • Work closely with Learning division to prepare volunteers and educators for Free First Saturday and other programs. Perform other duties and tasks as assigned including intra-departmental program support for other areas of PELI.


  • Full-time (35 hours), Non-exempt, $33-43k annually, dependent on level of experience; flexibility to work some evenings and weekends required, including the first Saturday of every month; must be able to adjust schedule as required by programming needs. 
  • Excellent benefits package, Walker membership and museum discount, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals and support remarkable artists, events and programming.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts, in art and/or education or 1 – 2 years of experience assisting with educational programming is required. 
  • Proven ability to welcome, encourage, educate and engage with visitors of all ages, abilities, attitudes and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in facilitating conversations preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (word, excel, email), ability to write reports, create presentations and create an assortment of administrative documents.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Professional and courteous customer service skills with strong communication skills; ability to work across a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Proactive and able to work independently, ability to problem solve and quickly adapt to a range of situations.
  • Driver's license helpful, but not required.
  • Proficiency in language(s) in addition to English desirable.

To Apply: submit cover letter and resume.

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.