Program Manager

AAMC & AAMC Foundation

205 Lexington Avenue, Suite 901
NY 10016


Jun 30, 2022


Jun 07, 2022

Program Manager

We are seeking diverse, qualified candidates for the role of Program Manager at the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation. We seek a team member that is engaged in our mission and will work collaboratively to achieve our goals.

Four or more years, minimum, of full-time experience in an arts organization working on events and programs is required. It is critical to have knowledge and experience in working with outside funded programs to succeed in this role. The role will have responsibilities utilizing online platforms and financial tracking. A commitment to our mission and vision is a key aspect of this position. The role reports directly to the Executive Director, and currently has support from a part-time program administrator.

Major areas of responsibility

  • Plans, manages, and produces AAMC & the AAMC Foundation programs
  • Builds a calendar of diverse virtual and in-person programming to facilitate professional development, networking, and mentorship.
  • Delivers high impact programs for the curatorial and emerging curatorial communities, as well as to AAMC members, with engaging educational content and opportunities for interpersonal connections.
  • Executes fellowship programming that advances the field, satisfies funder and grant requirements, and furthers the organization.
  • Drafts and executes detailed program descriptions to allow for development of marketing, communications, and other advancement materials; supports the development of marketing and promotion collateral.
  • Conducts outreach to promote programs and fellowships towards robust participation and inclusive audiences.
  • Maintains and develops a deep knowledge of the visual arts, museums, curatorial field, and career development; builds a network to facilitate programming and collaborations. Serves as talent liaison for programs; ensure that support and hospitality is extended to each speaker/guest.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Benefits and Salary

  • Salary is based on experience, and is capped at $70,000 plus excellent benefits including employer-paid health, dental, and vision care; a 403b employer-matching plan (after one year); PTO, including sick, personal, vacation and holidays.
  • The position is exempt, Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm, with occasional evening and weekend work and travel, within the US and Canada.
  • The offices are located in Manhattan, NYC, and there is no relocation funding available.
  • The individual will required to be in the office Tuesday - Thursday (minimum) and will be remote on Mondays and Fridays (maximum). This is subject to change.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and scanners. The position reports to an ADA compliant.

AAMC & AAMC Foundation provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

History, Mission & Future: AAMC & AAMC Foundation
Founded in 2001, and now including over 1,300 members from over 500 institutions around the globe, we are a strong leader for curators in nonprofit settings. The mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators is to support and promote the work of visual art curators in the nonprofit sector by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional development. In support of these aims, the AAMC Foundation seeks to heighten public understanding of the curator’s nonprofit role through programs, discussions, and opportunities open to the public and our members. By providing a dynamic forum in which to share ideas and encourage professional development, we continue to grow, increasing visibility and importance to the larger arts community. At the heart of all we do is our goal to celebrate, advance, and advocate for the nonprofit art curator. For more information, visit


Attributes & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree Arts Administration, Art History, Visual/Fine Arts or related field, advanced degree preferable.
  • Four or more years of significant professional experience in program/event planning, production, and communications.
  • A dedication to and track record of advancing diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in the arts.
  • Working knowledge of the visual arts field and a strong interest in nonprofit organizations preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships, and tactfully manage volunteers and talent.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, including the ability to maintain member, donor, volunteer, and other internal and external relationships.
  • Visual communication skills sufficient to produce compelling and aesthetically impactful presentations, diagrams, and communications materials.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, and an equal aptitude for data accuracy and integrity.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with staff, Board Members, content contributors, donors, members, graduate-level students, and other supporters.
  • Successful working in a dynamic, flexible environment in a very planned, organized, and strategic manner.
  • Strong proficiency with MAC operating systems and programs, including Microsoft Office suite, as well as Adobe, Docusign, Google Drive including Forms, Sheets, Slides, and Doc.
  • Proficiency in relevant tech tools valuable to AAMC & AAMC Foundation’s initiatives, including Submittable, YourMembership (or other relevant CRM), Mailchimp, Canva, Socio, and other programs as necessitated.
  • Essential functions and duties require being able to communicate, see, and follow reasonable ergonomic recommendations and/or assistive devices to communicate and/or computer for extended periods. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to regularly work holidays, weekends, and evenings as well as off-site as needed. Exceptional oral and written communication skills to obtain and clearly, accurately and grammatically convey information.





Experience Level



Visual Art

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