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Ross Jordan

Program Manager I Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Job Summary

The Program Manager at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will play a vital role in communicating the history of the Hull-House Settlement and its relationship to contemporary issues of civic engagement and social justice by working closely with the Director to develop and implement education, public and scholarly programs and dialogues for the UIC community, Chicago area community groups, and the general public. Reporting to the Director, the Program Manager will craft short-term and long-term programs that capitalize on the rich, interdisciplinary context of the Hull-House Museum and assist the Director in building strategic relationships locally and nationally. The position will collaborate with other staff to ensure that public programs align with the museum’s goals and are well-integrated across content areas. Areas of responsibility include program development, community outreach, rentals management, event logistics, website, program publicity and social media management. Public speaking and strong writing skills are essential to the position. This position will require working several evening and weekend hours.

Job Responsibilities

  • Education & Public Programs: Manage the planning, preparation, and execution of recurring and special programs that link the history of Hull-House Settlement to contemporary civic engagement and social justice issues. Work with local organizations and UIC units to plan events in Hull-House Museum spaces. Work with Education staff to develop learning programs.
  • Event Coordination & Implementation: Coordinate planning, preparation, and implementation of all programs; Coordinate, track, organize, and help staff all events and space rentals.
  • Supervision: Train, supervise and help schedule tasks for graduate research assistants, student employees, Education staff and interns working on rentals and program activities. Work closely with Assistant to the Director to coordinate with visitor services staff and facilities assistants.
  • Rentals: Coordinate all space rentals, respond to requests and manage events and rental calendar. Work closely with Education Manager to coordinate with tour calendar/requests.
  • Program Publicity: Coordinate and prepare all social media, digital/virtual campaigns or projects, website, weekly newsletters, e-blasts, flyers, electronic announcements, advertisements, program descriptions and press releases to market tours and programs and attract new audiences.
  • Partnerships: Work with Director to build long-term partnerships with community organizations, national groups and civic organizations that focus on social justice issues in order to plan and implement museum projects and education programs;
  • Grant Writing: Assist Director and staff in researching grants and grant writing, as needed, to federal, local, corporate and private foundations for support of programs, by composing program description, participation data and other information.
  • Evaluations: Coordinate and develop program evaluations and reports for all museum program activities.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  1. high school graduation or equivalent
  2. four years of experience in public contact with an agency or organization that is oriented toward community activities

Preferred qualifications:

Masters degree in History, Public History, Museum Studies, Education, Theater History/Education Education, Arts and Civic Engagement, Visual or Performing Arts Administration, Public Affairs, Social Work, or related discipline preferred. Master's degree in Museum Education or equivalent preferred.

Experience planning, evaluating, and facilitating innovative educational and public programs in a museum.

Experience with community collaboration among diverse audiences, and/or experience with youth work and community organizing preferred. Ability to work with and develop programming for diverse populations, demonstrated awareness and sensitivity to socio-ethnic, racial and gender differences and across and cultural communication style.

Strong knowledge of current standards in public programming at cultural institutions; knowledge of standards and innovative methodologies for informal education; knowledge of standard and innovative methods of program evaluation.

Maintains strong and diverse networks across multiple sectors. Demonstrated knowledge of Chicago history and familiarity with local neighborhoods.

Demonstrated public presentation skills. Able to adapt presentations/content for across age groups and populations. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Grant writing skills.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume or c.v. to Email should include the subject heading “Program Manager.” Attached documents should include the last name of the applicant.

Contact Info:
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
(312) 413-5353
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago