Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
The Williams College Museum of Art makes dynamic art experiences to incite new
thinking about art, museums, and the world - and it does so from within the
nation's top-ranked liberal arts college. A vibrant center for the arts at
Williams, the Museum embodies the liberal arts' ability to catalyze both
creative and critical thinking. It is a vital hub for deep student learning and
participation; for taking risks and testing creative, future forms of
scholarship and teaching; and for boldly affirming the relevance of the history
of art and the arts broadly. WCMA's dynamic roster of programs include public
lectures, artist-driven projects, community discussions, performances, and
social gatherings often the result of robust collaborations with faculty,
students, and the community.
Williams College Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of a
Program/Event Coordinator. Reporting to the Interim Associate Director for
Academic and Public Engagement, the Program/Event Coordinator will support
public-facing programs and events hosted at WCMA. Coordinating closely with
frontline staff, security, and visitor services, the coordinator will support
various stakeholders across the campus ensuring seamless experience.
Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture
through the diversity of its faculty and staff. Our expectation is that the
successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly
diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender,
nationality, sexual orientation and religion. Applicants should highlight
relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly
- Working closely with program curator(s) to plan
- Coordinating with vendors/ caterers;
- Scheduling space and managing calendar;
- Communication with all staff; Drafting/circulating
program summaries; coordinating security and visitor services needs;
- Drafting and maintaining catering and vendor contracts;
- Point of contact with artists/ speakers/ presenters on
all logistical needs (equipment, lodging, meals);
- Primary onsite logistical point person;
- Assisting with set up, take down and clean up for vendors;
- Processing payments/ invoices;
- Occasional Nights and weekends.
- Associates degree with 1- 2 years' experience
coordinating events and programs or a combination of education and
- Strong oral and written communication skills are
essential, as are organizational and multitasking skills;
- Detail-oriented, organized, ability to meet multiple
- Ability to work effectively both as a member of a team
and independently; the ability to troubleshoot; and the ability to provide
excellent customer service;
- Ability to lift objects up to 25 pounds;
- Driver's license preferred.
This is a full-time (40 hrs/wk), one-year, term appointment.
Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2018 and continue until the
position is filled. Band 18.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background
information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal
record check, and education when applicable.
To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413)
597-4247 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams
College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where
members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.
How To Apply:
October 15, 2018
About this Organization:
Williams is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.