A fantastic opportunity for a teaching artist, non-profit programs planner, or someone with experience working with artists, music and dance performers, lectures, adults and youth in a museum setting. A great opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in the museum field, with strong organizational skills, customer service skills, and someone who enjoys working with the public. This on-site position is full-time with benefits, producing vibrant art studio programs, public programs, and community partnership programs with area partners in Rockland and nearby. Position reports to Director of Learning and Engagement and works with a highly collaborative team. Experience running both adult and youth programs preferred; programs produced are in-person and online, and due to the nature of public programs at the museum, there will be an occasional evening and weekend program that will need staffing.


  •  Produce, plan, and deliver studio and public programs for in-person and online platforms; including music programs, guest lectures, book signings, art camps/workshops, etc.
  • Source and work with teaching artists for planning programs of a variety of disciplines, and inclusive of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Work with community non-profits, arts centers, local partners
  • Collaborate with Learning & Engagement team members to identity opportunities to develop program further or share artist resources with school programs, volunteer program, etc.
  • Organize program schedule with cross-communication within team and across other departments
  • Update shared museum calendars for public programs
  • Produce program listings on shared database and coordinate for marketing program listing and press release information
  • Strategize with supervisor and department on overall media/public program offerings and calendar dates
  • Administrate and coordinate logistics via email, Zoom, and phone, for studio and public programs including communications with artists and performers, community partner engagement, registrants taking classes, venues/space planning, calendar coordination, coordinate set-up and clean-up planning logistics
  • Produce work orders for studio preparation before and after classes
  • ·Monitor art supplies and inventory materials; track when ordering is needed to keep inventory up to date
  • Conduct surveys for teaching artists and program participants for evaluation of overall program

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience planning programs and/or events with the public; with some experience preferred with visual art-related programming
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Strong desire to work with the public of all ages and backgrounds, in an environment supportive of a an inclusive roster of programs
  • Prior experience working with youth programming as well as adult programming preferred
  • Prior experience administering online Zoom, webinar programs and comfort with technology
  • Prior use or understanding of database work, website/Wordpress, shared cloud platforms for use at museum and with public engagement desirable
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to identify new areas for growth of program
  • Ability to cross-collaborate with team members and cross-departmentally
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as required, though role is primarily during the M-F work week.


The compensation for this full-time role is 44,000 – 48,000 annual salary with benefits. Farnsworth Art Museum is a highly creative and dynamic environment to work in, filled with art and stories that shape the story of Maine’s role in American art. 

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