Public Programs Producer / Employment

June 30, 2022

Organization Name: National Nordic Museum

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: free


Under the direction of the Director of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs, the
Public Programs Producer plans and executes compelling, thought‐provoking public
programs for a general audience. This position will focus efforts on growing
Museum audiences by strengthening existing programs and delivering new
programs that demonstrate creativity, promote inclusion, and align with current
thinking about public engagement in museums, while upholding the Museums core
values of openness, social justice, innovation, and sustainability.
Essential Job Functions:
-Plan, execute and oversee in‐person and virtual public programs, including
film screenings and festivals, musical performances, lectures/panel
discussions, book talks, and conferences, that resonate with local, national,
and global audiences and align with the Museum’s standards and core
-Assist with the preparation of budgets; maintain and track program expense
records and contracts.
-Organize activities and tasks of departmental interns and volunteers.
-Track and evaluate data and participant feedback for engagement, program
implementation, and further program development.
-Support the Director of Collections, Exhibitions and Programs in the
development and expansion of Museum programs and partnerships with
peers on national and international levels.
-Work collaboratively intra‐ and interdepartmentally to advance the
Museum’s programmatic goals.
-Coordinate with Volunteer Coordinator to ensure appropriate volunteer
support for programs; coordinate with Facilities and Front of House staff to
ensure the smooth execution of programs while adhering to Museum
-Write copy and provide editorial and proofing support for online program
descriptions, print collateral, and other communications pieces as needed.
-Support grant reporting work as it relates to public programming.
-Participate on the Museum’s DEAI Advisory Committee and bring a DEAI
lens to the Museum’s programmatic strategies.
-Provide outstanding representation of the Museum at all programs and
-Interest and familiarity with contemporary Nordic art and culture.
-Ability to establish and implement policies and procedures to achieve
excellence in community engagement and alignment with the Museum’s
mission and core values.
-Knowledge of professional museum practices with respect to education and
community programs.
-Knowledge of Seattle‐area community institutions and their related
outreach, education, and public programming.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-High level of EQ/Emotional intelligence: thoughtful and measured in
effectively managing a variety of internal and external relationships and
-Outstanding project management: ability to manage multiple tasks and
projects with high energy, attention to detail and strong problem‐solving
-Demonstrated ability to build relationships with other institutions.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure, use independent
judgment, and ensure high‐quality of work is produced on schedule and on
-Adaptable to changing business situations and environments.
-3+ years of experience in a related non‐profit field with an emphasis on
developing and implementing programs with a public service‐based
mandate, including but not limited to arts outreach, educational
programming, or community events.
-Weekend and evening work according to the program schedule.
-Proficiency in PC platform.
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and
-Proficiency in Zoom and other video conferencing platforms.
-Valid driver’s license.
-Ability to lift 20 lbs.
-Ability to be seated/standing for extended periods.

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