Lifelong Learning and Accessibility Programs Coordinator

Minneapolis, MN

The Walker Art Center empowers people to experience the transformative possibilities of the art and ideas of our time and to imagine the world in new ways. In our over 125-year history, we have become one of the most celebrated art museums in the country and we are known for our innovative presentations and acclaimed collections of contemporary art across the spectrum of the visual, performing, and media arts.

The Lifelong Learning and Accessibility Programs Coordinator works closely with the Manager of Lifelong Learning and Accessibility to plan, coordinate, and deliver multidisciplinary programs for families, older adults, and people of all ages with disabilities, with a focus on planning and coordination of Free First Saturday (the Walker’s monthly family day) and Sensory Friendly Sunday (a monthly program for people of all ages with sensory sensitivities, autism spectrum disorder, and/or neuroprocessing differences).


  • Coordinate program logistics and provide event support for Free First Saturday, Sensory Friendly Sunday, and Drop-in Art-Making workshops, onsite and offsite public programs, workshops, festivals, and education events
  • Work with Manager of Lifelong Learning and Accessibility to ideate and develop programming for Free First Saturday and Sensory Friendly Sunday that is inclusive.
  • Work with Communications and Content Departments to develop content for advertisements, press coverage, web content, and other promotional materials in a timely manner.
  • Maintain timely and accurate program statistics. Prepare reports as needed.
  • Collect and administer surveys to track visitor engagement and satisfaction.
  • Foster partnerships with Twin Cities organizations for collaborative multigenerational programming.
  • Share information across the organization and collaborate with colleagues in a manner that supports initiatives and practices that welcome families, older adults, and visitors with disabilities.
  • Assist with community outreach programs, including summer fairs and festivals.
  • Stay informed about other relevant family, creative aging, and accessibility programs locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Work with volunteers and contracted artists as needed.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned including intra-departmental program support for other areas of PELI.

Required Skills & Abilities

Minimum Requirements

  • 1 – 2 years administrative experience and/or experience assisting with programming.
  • Experience working with young learners, older adults, and people of all ages with disabilities including physical and/or cognitive disabilities. 
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Familiarity with art materials and art-making techniques.
  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve and quickly adapt to a range of situations. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. 
  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule with hours and days determined and required by programming. 
  • Must be available to work the first Saturday (all day) and second Sunday morning of every month.

Preferred Skills

  • Education in disability studies, education, fine arts, design or architecture, art history, or art education.
  • Fluency in a language in addition to English with preference for Hmong, Somali, Spanish, and/or American Sign Language
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.


  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk using a computer.
  • Occasional lifting up to 15 lbs.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS This position is considered full-time (35 hours per week), non-exempt. As a non-exempt position, it is not eligible for overtime pay. The compensation for this role is $25.09 hourly. The Walker offers a wide range of benefits for both part-time and full-time employees.

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

This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship. 

Vaccination Expectation The Walker Art Center’s COVID vaccination policy requires staff to be fully vaccinated or to supply a negative test every 6 days. We will consider requests for reasonable accommodations based on disability or sincerely held religious beliefs

Walker’s DEI commitment The Walker is committed to being an employer with a staff who, at all job levels, reflects the rich diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We are dedicated to ensuring inclusion and equity in all our employment practices. We deeply value and welcome all the unique lived experiences in our applicants and encourage anyone meeting the minimum requirements to apply.

Recruitment Timeline All positions are open until filled.