Youth Programs Coordinator

Minneapolis, MN

We are seeking a Youth and Community Programs Coordinator to provide facilitation, recruitment, and administrative support to the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC) program, and a range of projects with community partners. Established in 1994 as one of the first teen programs in the country, WACTAC is one of the Walker Art Center’s signature youth programs. This role is within the Public Engagement, Learning, and Impact (PELI) department and is situated within its broader culture of Learning. The Walker Art Center provides a welcoming and flexible approach to engaging a diverse range of visitors and guests with the programming and content of the museum through tours, workshops and other learning events. 

Additionally, the PELI department has a focus on audience and community engagement by bringing together visitor analytics and data insights, theories of learning, community capacity building and community engagement, and interpretation. The Youth and Community Programs Coordinator will provide support to the Youth and Community Programs Manager in engaging WACTAC members in gallery discussions, learning the civic and internal functions of the Walker, connecting with staff and artists, planning events for their peers, and designing an original research project.


  • Manage WACTAC calendar, scheduling and securing meeting spaces for all WACTAC meetings as well as those that may involve broader Walker Staff.
  • Prepare and distribute all necessary meeting materials.
  • Assist in planning, organizing, staffing and executing teen events such as the large-scale annual Teen Takeover Event, and teen workshops.
  • Update the Walker events tracker (Artifax) as needed.
  • Assist in preparing presentations for Board and internal/external stakeholder meetings.
  • Track and attend outside youth community activity such as school tours, job fairs, local exhibitions, studio visits, local gallery and other openings, and nonprofit engagement with a focus on outreach and relationship building for program promotion. Oversees process to track partnerships using the Walker’s database (Tessitura).
  • Coordinate any appropriate catering reservations with Department Coordinator for WACTAC program.
  • Coordinate site visits with museum colleagues, researchers, professionals; scheduling one-on-one meetings with appropriate staff members.
  • Assist program manager with the execution of grant applications by supporting timelines, coordinating support materials, creating and formatting program information according to grant guidelines.


  • 1 to 3 years applied experience working with youth or teens in learning settings.
  • Familiarity with creative youth development, youth centered pedagogies, social emotional learning and 21st century skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work with a wide range of constituents (artists, administrators, funders, donors, community partners, patrons, staff) personalities, and people across a variety of cultures, generations, and abilities.
  • Proven ability to multi-task, handling many projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Detail oriented and highly organized with ability to problem-solve in a quick and resourceful manner.
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends required. 
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications; familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite preferred.


  • Full-time (35 hours), Salary Exempt, $42,000 annually,  flexibility to work some evenings and weekends required.
  • Robust benefits package, Walker membership and museum discount, and the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals and support remarkable artists, events and programming.

This position is covered by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) labor contract.

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.

The Walker Art Center requires all employees to comply with our COVID vaccination policy, which requires staff to be fully vaccinated or test every 6 days. The Walker Art Center is an equal opportunity employer and will consider request for reasonable accommodations based on disability or sincerely-held religious beliefs possible without undue hardship.