Rose Art Museum

Brandeis University415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Date Posted:
October 13, 2022

Eastern Massachusetts



Assistant Director of Programs & Community Engagement


The Assistant Director of Programs and Community Engagement (ADPCE) works directly with the Museum Director to develop, manage, and implement annual plans for inclusive public program engagement and educational initiatives in order to further museum audience development and growth. Together with the Director and Rose staff, the ADPCE also develops and maintains partnerships with students, faculty, and staff constituencies on campus as well as the general public in Waltham, Greater Boston, MetroWest, and beyond. Engaging, diverse, top quality, high-profile programming are anchors of the museum’s strategic plan, and the incumbent will strategically build an advanced schedule for long-term community partnership and engagement. The ADPCE is responsible for interfacing with student, faculty, and staff to create innovative connections across disciplines. Will support and facilitate discussions on exhibitions, collections, and programs. Requires some degree of budgetary responsibility. Serves as a liaison, educator, and facilitator with already organized and scheduled exhibition content.

Key Responsibilities:

Academic Outreach

  • Responsible for academic outreach across the Brandeis scholarly community, connecting students, faculty, and staff to the Rose Art Museum.
  • In collaboration with curatorial staff and invited artists, develops programs for general audiences and handles logistics for exciting in-person, virtual, and hybrid events.
  • Organizes events for incoming and current students to foster deeper engagement, in collaboration with Admissions, Orientation, and other areas of Brandeis University.
  • Keeps faculty informed about upcoming exhibitions, makes creative connections between exhibitions and courses being taught or planned. With Deputy Director of Collections and Exhibitions, facilitates scheduling of artworks for classes.
  • Responds to requests by planning customized experiences that match group and class organizers’ wishes and needs.
  • Organizes and facilitates discussions on current exhibitions and collections when appropriate.

Planning & Project Management

  • Create annual and multi-year programming plans and proposals for programs, events, and other engagements in collaboration with the exhibition schedule and museum vision.
  • Fully responsible for logistical implementation of programs in collaboration with museum staff.
  • Grow the museum audience through strategic partnerships, high quality experiences, and repeat visitors. Engage diverse and underserved communities through activations of museum resources and content.

Event Production

  • Coordinates and executes events, creating logistical schedules and managing space needs with necessary museum and campus staff.
  • Responsible for booking guests, planning, set up, technical production etc.
  • Main contact for communication with groups planning a visit, tour, or other museum experience before and after their engagement.
  • Welcome groups visiting the museum, including some after-hours and/or weekend engagements.
  • Serve as main point of contact for audience accessibility needs with respect to in-person and digital programs.


  • Evaluates and reports on programs using follow-up surveys and other tools.
  • Identifies sources of funding or sponsorship to help grow academic and public programs and works collaboratively on funding requests.
  • May supervise interns, contractors, or event staff.
Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as the Assistant Director of Programs and Community Engagement (ADPCE) in the Rose Art Museum. If you are looking for an opportunity to work at a beautiful university campus with lots of perks including free parking, look no further. At Brandeis we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances. We also offer a generous paid time off benefit including 15+ holidays. If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers free tuition for employees, dependents and spouses. Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience. Master's degree or equivalent work experience preferred plus 3-5 years related work experience, ideally in an arts and culture environment.

1-3 years of past or current supervisory experience.

Because of the nature of this work, the ADPCE is expected to be on site 100% of their weekly schedule.

What you need to succeed:

An enterprising individual with the ability to generate original and engaging content.

Experience in event production, project management, budgets; modern/contemporary art knowledge

Excellent communication skills; strong collaboration; commitment to DEIA and experience working w/diverse people and groups; ability to present information at all levels;

Mission-oriented, collaborative, patient, innovative, flexible;

May supervise interns, contractors or event staff.

Strong collaboration skills including with faculty and students.

Self-directed with excellent time management skills.

How To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter and resume; these can be combined into a single file for upload.
Applications will only be accepted through Brandeis University's careers site at :
First consideration will be given to applications received by November 14, 2023.
Apply by:
November 12, 2022
$59,000 - $66,000 / Per year
About this Organization:

The Rose Art Museum fosters community, experimentation, and new knowledge through direct engagement with modern and contemporary art, artists, and ideas.

The Rose Art Museum's vision is to activate the power of art, ideas, and creative expression to collectively build a more just and equitable world.

Through its stellar collection and innovative programming, the museum serves as an inclusive nexus for art and social justice.

Founded in 1961, the museum is renowned for having one of the most significant collections of postwar art in New England. The Rose’s 9,000+ holdings include paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, installations, photography, and video art.

In addition to its permanent collection, the Rose has a history of mounting groundbreaking exhibitions of both well-known and emerging artists, many of whom have since become critically acclaimed. The Rose also organizes a variety of academic and public programs, including artist residencies and talks, lectures, symposia, and multi-disciplinary events.