Outreach Coordinator (1 Year Contract)

Aga Khan Museum

Description

The Aga Khan Museum connects cultures and communities through the arts. The Museum’s mission is to spark wonder, curiosity, and understanding of Muslim cultures and their connection with other cultures.

The Toronto-based Museum promotes pluralism through art, storytelling, and enlightened encounters, across cultures. Using traditional and contemporary art as well as performing arts as a force for positive change, the Museum’s vision is to impact lives and contribute to more inclusive and peaceful societies. The Museum acts as a global learning hub, playing a unique and pivotal role in building connections between people and communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

Purpose of Position

The Museum Outreach Coordinator plays a pivotal role in enhancing public engagement and accessibility to the Aga Khan Museum’s programs. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Education and Public Engagement, and working closely with the Community Engagement Manager, this position contributes to lowering barriers to participation by bringing Museum programs to schools and communities through various channels including libraries, festivals, school, and community events. The Museum Outreach Coordinator coordinates and delivers outreach programs and sources, prepares necessary program supplies, briefs Museum educators, develops new outreach programs, maintains records of completed programs, and collects statistics and testimonials for reporting purposes. This role involves liaising with community stakeholders to identify outreach needs and ensuring effective program delivery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and delivering outreach programs to extend Museum offerings to schools and communities at their sites.
  • Working with the Community Engagement Manager to identify program logistic needs, including but not limited to determining the resources required, coordinating transportation arrangements, and ensuring seamless execution of all operational aspects to support successful outreach activities.
  • Briefing Museum educators on program details and objectives prior to outreach activities.
  • Developing new outreach programs to address diverse community needs and interests.
  • Maintaining a log of completed outreach programs and compiling statistics for reporting purposes.
  • Sourcing program supplies and materials, ensuring cost-efficiency and quality.
  • Connecting with community stakeholders to understand outreach requirements.
  • Collecting statistics and testimonials for reporting and grant purposes, and developing surveys and evaluating programs.
  • Preparing supplies and materials for outreach programs and ensuring they align with program objectives.
  • Collaborating with the Community Engagement Manager to ensure alignment with overall community engagement strategies.
  • Performing administrative duties related to outreach programs.
  • Assisting Education staff in other programming areas as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, email your details to akm.hr@akdn.org

To Apply Please send your resume to [email protected] by June 28, 2024. The Museum thanks all those who apply, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that the Museum is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Upon request, suitable accommodations are available under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act for applicants invited to an interview.


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