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Associate Director, Campus & Community Education & Engagement

Posted July 23, 2019 

Job ID 36706

Location Evanston, Illinois

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 Department: Block Museum
Salary/Grade: EXS/11

Job Summary:

The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University seeks an experienced transformative, dynamic, strategic thinker. They will have a wide-ranging curiosity and an excitement for learning, and the capacity to translate these into diverse, content-rich, and innovative programs and initiatives that embody the Block’s distinctive identity, culture, and values, and those of Northwestern. The position reports to the Block’s director and leads a team consisting of an Engagement Manager and an Engagement Coordinator, student works, and docents.

This position is responsible for the vision and strategies for education and engagement for the Museum, leading a departmental team focused on teaching, learning, and activating audience experience in the context of a top research university in a major cultural center. They proactively identify and cultivate opportunities for partnerships across the University and in the community that embody the Block’s commitment to global perspectives and interdisciplinary. They ensure departmental activities are aligned with the Museum’s mission and strategic goals by facilitating intra-and interdepartmental planning. They support their team’s capacity to plan, prioritize, scale, and evaluate their work and processes, and to make time for reflection and creative thinking. They are a recognized leader in museum education and engagement and represent the Block’s work in this area. They help to ensure that Northwestern’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are embodied in the Block’s culture and programming. Applicants should highlight their background in developing strategies, platforms, and initiatives that engage a diverse community as participants and collaborators.

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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


 

Associate Film Programmer

Posted July 23, 2019

Job ID 36707

Location Evanston, Illinois

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Department: Block Museum
Salary/Grade: NEX/14

Job Summary:

The Associate Film Programmer is a full-time position within the Curatorial Department that reports to the Pick-Laudati Curator of Media Arts. In collaboration with the Curator of Media Arts, the Associate Film Programmer takes a role in articulating the vision and mission of the Block Museum’s film program, in addition to short- and long-range planning. This position also provides administrative support to the Curator of Media Arts to develop and oversee the Block Cinema screening series. The Associate Film Programmer is responsible for curating approximately 20 percent of the Block Cinema calendar, which presents 70-80 screenings per year. These programs may be presented as a series organized around a particular theme, region, or filmmaker, or may take the form of special events or events coordinated with particular courses at Northwestern. In the course of organizing these programs, the Associate Film Programmer will research films, distributors, and rights holders; write promotional texts; coordinate with students, faculty, and potential co-sponsors; and promote screenings as necessary. The Associate Film Programmer will also be responsible for maintaining interest in and communication with film programs locally and internationally, and for identifying potentially relevant touring film programs and retrospectives.

Under the supervision of the Curator of Media Arts, the Associate Film Programmer provides research assistance, administrative coordination, and operational oversight of the museum's film program. This includes, but is not limited to: researching the sources and distributors of films; researching copyright holders and licensing agreements; processing invoices and all financial paperwork; image sourcing for print and web publications; copyediting of all print, web, press and PR materials; and logistical support for all programs (this includes evening screenings). The Associate Film Programmer works on promoting film screenings, independently and in conjunction with the museum’s Communication Manager and Engagement Department. This position also liaises with student and faculty collaborators on film and media programs, identifies opportunities for co-sponsorships and promotional support, and manages proposals for future programs from campus and community partners.

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Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)


Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.