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Community Engagement Fellow

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Reporting to the Student Engagement and Program Manager this two-year term position will work with a team of Museum staff and local communities to build and strengthen relationships with people and organizations to develop mutually beneficial programming in both Museum and community spaces. The Community Engagement Fellow will help nurture strategic and sustainable partnerships with neighborhood and community development groups, city agencies, Princeton University programs, local nonprofit organizations, public libraries, schools, and other civic institutions. The Community Engagement Fellow will collaborate with these external partners, as well as the Museum’s Community-Centered Planning Team, made up of cross-departmental Museum staff and inclusive programs designed to generate dialogue and provide meaningful and transformational engagement with the humanities and the visual arts. The Community Engagement Fellow will also work to develop strategies for integrating the museum and its collections into the life of every Princeton student, working closely with the Student Advisory Board, and serving as a mentor to students by providing guidance and support.


About the Museum:


With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include more than 115,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe. Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors worldwide. As the Museum prepares for a dramatically reconceived new building scheduled to open in early 2025, the Art Museum presents six exhibitions in its two downtown venues (Art on Hulfish and Art@Bainbridge) and is touring three collections exhibitions nationally and internationally.  When the new building opens, the Art Museum will initiate its new exhibitions program with nine annual exhibitions onsite and on tour.


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Community Partnership DevelopmentStrengthen relationships with existing partners and build relationships with diverse communities, including regional Black, South Asian, and Spanish-speaking populations


Work with the Community-Centered Planning Team to conduct audience research to:- better understand barriers to participation- identify positive and negative perceptions- consider program delivery formats and timing- understand community interests- identify effective marketing and engagement strategies- identify effective multilingual strategies


Based on audience research, work with the Community-Centered Planning Team and community partners to create synergies with existing community programs and develop new programs such as:- a summer program for high school students- artmaking experiences- artist-run workshops- platforms for multiple voices to share stories - community workshops and festivals- forums for dialogue (multilingual)-close looking and hands-on learning opportunities with objects


Participate in Museum and community events, meetings, and forums

Connect with peers from other institutions who are working on community engagement initiatives to share challenges and progress





Essential Requirements

- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

- 1+ Years work experience

- Excellent written, verbal, and social media communication skills - Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity- Emotional intelligence, including the ability to recognize and respect cultural context, read situations and people, and interact with     all levels of volunteers and professionals- Strong organizational skills -Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously -Ability to take initiative, problem solve, and work independently - Ability to work flexible hours, including frequent evenings and weekends -Proficiency in email, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and social media platforms


Preferred Requirements

-Proficiency in more than one language, Spanish preferred


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Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeNoBenefits EligibleYesProbationary Period180 daysEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver’s License RequiredNo Experience LevelEntry Level#LI-GR1


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