Youth and Family Audiences Coordinator

Posted on 11/16/2021

Youth and Family Audiences Coordinator
Philbrook Museum of Art – Application Deadline: December 2, 2021 for priority consideration

Job Type

Nestled in 25 acres of beautiful gardens, Philbrook Museum of Art is a 1920s Italianate Villa featuring a dynamic and ambitious program of rotating exhibitions and galleries with selections from an actively growing collection of approximately 16,000 objects. With artworks from Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe dating from 3,000 BCE to today, Philbrook is Oklahoma’s most comprehensive art museum and offers visitors a glimpse into a broad range of cultures, time periods, and perspectives. The diverse collection supports a vision of Philbrook as central to the lives of our community as a place for learning, inspiration, and fun. Through bold action and strategic investment, we create a space for new ideas, diverse perspectives, and social connection.  

Position Overview
The Youth and Family Audiences Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning and implementing experiences for young people and families at the Museum and across our community. This position applies a broad understanding of current research and best practices related to learning and child development to lead the planning and implementation of camps and workshops. These programs create a fun environment where school-aged kids feel welcome and engaged during immersive, hands-on art and garden experiences. The Coordinator also assists in the implementation of year-round family-friendly programs and museum programs as assigned. 

Essential Responsibilities
Youth Camp Program Development
Work cross-departmentally and in the community to:

  • Envision an exciting and outside-the-box camp structure that encompasses art and gardens,
  • Identify and contract engaging, creative, confident, diverse artists/instructors,
  • Develop camp offerings and schedule in collaboration with LAE staff and teaching artists,
  • With Learning and Engagement Coordinator, oversee scholarships and community outreach related to camp, 
  • With Learning & Engagement Programs Manager, lead pre-camp training for Program Assistants and Teaching Artists.

Management/Overseeing Day-to Day Camp Activities
Serve as internal and guest-facing lead for the Camp Program including:

  • Manage and organize contracted instructors and hourly staff,
  • Lead studio preparation, place supply orders, and ensure spaces are ready for day campers and teaching artists
  • Ensure program runs safely and smoothly for all staff, participating families, and museum visitors.

Museum-Based Youth & Family Programs

  • Implement select onsite programs for youth and families, both weekday and weekend
  • Engage in program evaluation to assess impact and future planning

School & Community-Based Programs

  • Plan and/or facilitate visits to school and community partner sites
  • Engage in program evaluation to assess impact and future planning

Equivalent Education/Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree in related field preferred
  • Two  or more years of relevant experience, such as customer service, teaching, or working with children


  • Familiar and confident with child development, art education, studio-based practices, and the ways in which young people learn best
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with people in a friendly and respectful way
  • Comfort and expertise facilitating and training for creative activities and open-ended learning environments
  • Demonstrated organization and project management skills
  • Ability to anticipate needs of visitors and problem solve in the moment when needed
  • Willing to give feedback and respond constructively to performance feedback

$16.50 - $18.50/hour + benefits; 35-hour work week

Please include a resume and cover letter with application. Apply by December 2nd for priority consideration. Apply at

Philbrook provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.