Reporting to The Maurice Marciano Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Chief of Public Engagement, Learning, & Impact (CPELI) is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the museum’s Education Department, Visitor Engagement, Public Programs, Community Engagement, Publications, and R&D initiatives. This newly-created position organizes and supervises the teams for each of these areas, ensuring that MOCA develops and executes responsive and compelling content throughout the museum. This role will have the opportunity to build evolving areas of their teams. Dialoguing with the museum’s exhibitions and performing arts programs, among others, this crucial senior position will ensure unified, synchronized, and ambitious storytelling that will reflect and commemorate the institution’s history and future, as well as its values and priorities.
The CPELI enables MOCA to leverage and distill its exhibitions, collections, and wide-ranging programs into accessible, academic, creative, and engaging opportunities for the public to meaningfully connect with the institution as a cultural and civic resource. As lead on public programs and partnerships, as well as on developing new initiatives around publications, research, and archival projects, the role also implements innovative structures and practices that preserve MOCA’s history and expand its reach.
In addition to directing the day-to-day activities of the areas they oversee, the CPELI takes a holistic approach to a variety of teams and their respective endeavors, identifying opportunities for further collaboration and coordination across all divisions. As a member of senior management, the CPELI collaborates with others on the core leadership team to advance short and long-term goals of the museum. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access (DEI&A) is central to every aspect of this role’s activities.
Salary Range: $190,000.00 - $210,000.00
- Minimum of at least ten years of relevant work experience, with five or more years related experience in leading projects in education, public programming, or interpretation (books, online platforms, archives) at the senior management level required.
- Experience managing production of publications is essential.
- Proven leadership of numerous departments and strength in institutional strategy, planning, budgeting, project management, and organization.
- Results-oriented, adept at seeing the big-picture, planning, prioritizing, organizing, and following through with an ability to maintain balance and perspective.
- Working knowledge of professional museum standards and practices, with a focus on public education initiatives, community engagement, and interpretation.
- Extensive knowledge of contemporary art and educational theory and proven track record in DEI&A initiatives.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this role.
Please click here to submit your resume and cover letter.