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Access and Community Education Coordinator
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Houston Center for Photography enjoys a long-standing reputation for presenting exhibitions and educational
programs that are of the highest cultural and artistic merit. As one of the only organizations in Houston focusing on the presentation of contemporary photography, HCP fills a particular niche within the city’s vibrant and diverse visual arts landscape. Both local and national media outlets regularly review our exhibitions and we collaborate often with many local organizations. HCP is dedicated to exhibiting important work that is not being shown elsewhere in Houston.
Access and Community Education Coordinator
Job Description–Major Duties
Reports to: Executive Director
Houston Center for Photography seeks a dynamic, Access and Community Education (ACE) Coordinator to facilitate and oversee HCP’s innovative ACE programs. HCP’s ACE programs build community and support the organization’s mission of educating and inspiring the public through the art and practice of photography. These programs, which include Picture This!, Girls' Own Stories, Family Day, the Flash Drive, and Collaborations stem from an understanding of the camera as a tool for empowerment. HCP's ACE programs offer diverse curricula tailored to the needs of each site we visit. Currently, ACE programs work with over 2,000 individuals a year, both in our gallery and off-site at over 15 hospitals, schools, and community centers around the Greater Houston area.
This job is multi-faceted and requires a deep understanding of current practices in arts education and community engagement, as well as an ability to take on multiple roles including project manager, curriculum developer, teacher, program evaluator, and community organizer.
Qualifications and Skills:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Art Education, Art Therapy, or equivalent, Master’s Degree a plus
• 2+ years experience in related field
• Fluent or working proficiency in a second language a plus
• Prior experience laterally managing peers
• Exceptional listener and communicator who can effectively convey information verbally and in writing
• Ability to create, organize, and manage multiple projects with multiple stakeholders
• Ability work collaboratively and to build consensus around the vision for ACE, rally support, and execute towards ambitious results
• Ability to analyze and interpret qualitative and quantitative data
• Passionate about and committed to supporting HCP’s mission
• Implement the curriculum for HCP’s ACE programs: PictureThis!, Collaborations, Girls’ Own Stories, Family Day and the Flash Drive in the community (hospitals, community centers, schools, etc.)
• Provide training for ACE teaching artists and interns
• Oversee and evaluate ACE teaching artists
• Perform research and development on community education offerings of like-minded institutions
• Maintain ACE equipment and provide suggestions for equipment updates
• Coordinate offsite, onsite, and online exhibitions of ACE work
• Work with Education Coordinator in planning and implementing summer photography camps at HCP
• Provide regular reports to Education Committee on audience, budget and feedback from participants
• Oversee and manage internship program
• Schedule and lead exhibition tours
• Maintain the Flash Drive, HCP’s Mobile Education Unit
• Collaborate with the Education Coordinator and/or Resident Instructor on on-site ACE initiatives
• Coordinate and facilitate Collaborations programming
• Provide guidance for Collaborations students
• Respond to student feedback, questions and concerns
Community Leadership Responsibilities:
• Promote HCP’s ACE programs and establish partnerships with community organizations
• Assist with the marketing efforts for introducing ACE programs to new communities
• Represent HCP at special events in the community
To apply for this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your cover letter, resume, and references as a single pdf. Multiple documents will not be opened. RESUMES ACCEPTED UNTIL FILLED.
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes generous paid time off, paid holidays, an IRA plan with employer match, and a health insurance plan.
HCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.
Mission and Location:
HCP's mission is to increase society's understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture. HCP strives to encourage artists, build audiences, stimulate dialogue, and promote inquiry about photography and related media through education, exhibitions, publications, fellowship programs, and community collaboration. HCP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving as a resource to its members and the community with programs that have regional and national impact. HCP is located at 1441 West Alabama in the Museum District of Houston. For more information, please call 713-529-4755 or visit www.hcponline.org.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Houston Center for Photography is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of HCP.