Community Outreach Organizer (P/T, temporary)—Exhibitions

Brooklyn Museum

Position Description:
The Community Outreach Organizer is an exciting opportunity for a proactive, empathetic individual to play a critical role in our upcoming exhibition Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: A Crack in the Hourglass, An Ongoing COVID-19 Memorial. The exhibition pays tribute to and grieves the victims of the pandemic in New York City–an area with one of the highest numbers of COVID-19 deaths in the United States–and worldwide. The Community Outreach Organizer will be involved both prior to and during the run of the exhibition by forging crucial connections with impacted individuals and organizations, then helping to facilitate a safe, healing space in the Museum for audiences to mourn and celebrate those lost during the pandemic. 

The Organizer will partner with departments across the Museum to connect with specific groups impacted by COVID-19 (including faith communities, healthcare providers, and local partners) and offer their members space to participate in the ongoing memorial project. Empathy is at the core of this position, and it is critical that the person in this role be attuned to different levels of interest while sharing about the project. By building these important relationships, the Community Outreach Organizer will not only expand the reach of this important project, but strengthen the Museum’s ability to support our community in Brooklyn and beyond.

Reports to: Deputy Director for Learning and Social Impact

Position type: Part-time, temporary

– Help expand local submissions to the exhibition by encouraging community members to submit a memorial to their loved one
– Identify and develop relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, especially local organizations that share the Museum’s values
– Support organizations to share information about the project, and answer questions from individual participants regarding the submission process
– Maintain records of outreach and compile information on contacted organizations including mission, target membership, and main contact
– Assess and report on the outreach process after the exhibition opens, and identify opportunities to strengthen collaboration with community partners in the future

– A successful candidate will meet many of these requirements, and have the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job
– Outstanding empathy, deep listening, and interpersonal skills, with proven experience in working effectively with diverse communities
– Two or more years of experience in community relations and/or organizing work
– Experience with trauma-informed therapy and/or teaching
– Strong verbal, research, and writing skills
– Familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, Google Docs, and social media platforms
– Knowledge of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and community leaders
– Demonstrable commitment to building relationships with people and community-based organizations
– Strategic thinking, ability to analyze complex problems, and interest in working collaboratively on creative solutions
– Strong organizational skills and an ability to multitask
– Collaborative spirit, diplomacy, and ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
– Ability to set goals and measure results
– Fluency in languages other than English a plus
– Individuals who identify as people of color, as LGBTQ+, are multilingual, and/or who have immigration or first generation experience are strongly encouraged to apply

FLSA status: Non-exempt 

Union status: Non-union

Compensation: $40 per hour

Schedule: 15 hours per week, Wednesdays–Sundays, with some flexibility (one weekend day per week is required) and possible additional hours during special events. This is a temporary position through the run of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: A Crack in the Hourglass, An Ongoing COVID-19 Memorial, open October 29, 2021–June 26, 2022.

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Application Info:
– Please visit Brooklyn Museum’s website to apply:
– Application Deadline: September 26, 2021