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Public Programs & Events Coordinator

Company: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:


Are you passionate about making art, culture and design accessible to the public through innovative and educational public programming? Are you seeking an opportunity to work in a startup culture that seeks to deepen the role of museums as incubators of civic enrichment and empowerment? You will plan and coordinate special events and public programs (ex. specialized tours, workshops, performances, lectures, and digital broadcasts) that advance Shangri La's mission.

Shangri La is a museum for learning about the global cultures of Islamic art and design in new and inspiring ways. Built in 1937, Shangri La was inspired by American philanthropist Doris Duke's (1912-1993) extensive travels throughout North Africa and Western, Central, South and Southeast Asia, and the landscapes of Hawai`i. Duke directed in her will that Shangri La be "available to scholars, students and others interested in the furtherance and preservation of Islamic art and make the premises open to the public." In 2002, Shangri La opened as the only museum dedicated exclusively to Islamic art in the United States and is operated by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, one of the Doris Duke philanthropies.

We are seeking an experienced planning professional to advance the mission of Shangri La in creative and impactful ways. Located within Shangri La's center for creative and educational public engagement and under the direction of the Curator of Programs & Social Practice, the Public Programs & Events Coordinator manages the museum's public engagement. In collaboration with colleagues, vendors, artists, scholars and subject matter experts, the Public Programs & Events Coordinator will develop and implement inventive programs (on-site, online and off-site) that enrich and complement the understanding of Shangri La's collections, exhibitions, history, and residencies. The ideal candidate believes that museums improve the quality of people's lives and possesses a vibrant vision for how public programs inspire, connect and educate audiences.

A bachelor's degree in a relevant field, and/or equivalent relevant experience is required; knowledge of Islamic art, culture and design a plus. Proven experience with event planning and coordination, including project management software is required for this position. In addition, experience documenting events via audio, video and photography is necessary for this position. The Public Programs & Events Coordinator will demonstrate these competencies: Collaboration, communication (verbal and written), technical expertise, imagination, and prioritizing/organizing work.

Additional requirements: ability to work weeknights and weekends as needed; ability to travel occasionally (local and national); currently eligible to work in the US (US citizen or Permanent Resident).

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
As a condition of employment, new hires are required to be up to date with an FDA authorized vaccination against COVID-19, including booster; proof of vaccination series and booster will be required upon beginning employment. Reasonable accommodation for legally required exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case-basis in accordance with applicable law.

- Competitive salary based on experience;
- Excellent benefit package with limited employee contributions;
- Generous paid time off policies;
- 401(k) plan with employer contribution equal to 15% of base pay.

Send resume with cover letter to hr@ddcf.org. Include your Last Name followed by "Public Programs & Events Coordinator" in the subject line. Resumes will be received until the position is filled.

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and workplace culture. We provide equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, marital status, military or veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law; and we strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

Keywords: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Honolulu , Public Programs & Events Coordinator, Other , Honolulu, Hawaii

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