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Public Programs Coordinator (part-time)

We are a small, highly collaborative organization. The Public Program Coordinator will be an integral part of our team, working across initiatives towards successful arts & culture program delivery and mission achievement. The successful candidate is highly organized, responsive to a fast-paced environment, can work well independently and collaboratively, and is highly committed to creating equitable educational opportunities through the arts. This position reports to the Executive Director.

This position is phenomenal for someone who;

  • Has a passion for engaging with their community
  • Thrives in collaborations
  • Can plan events and pays attention to details
  • Enjoys using social media to support marketing and engagement efforts
  • Is passionate about introducing audiences to cutting-edge art
  • Feels comfortable communicating with artists, designers and technologists and their representatives

Key activities

Program​ ​(75%)

  • Responsible for exhibitions and public program coordination and presentation
  • Coordinate with collaborative program partners
  • Research arts education and exhibition resources
  • Project management, such as working with Director to craft program timelines and deadlines
  • Participate in budget planning for exhibitions
  • Plan events by researching and coordinating with program venues and vendors.
  • Assist with special events and community relations
  • Provide on-site support at events and programs
  • Collect and analyze public/internal data for reporting purposes and to evaluate program impact
  • May supervise fellowship staff members related to program coordinator position

Communications​ ​(25%)

  • Assist with coordinating, posting, and monitoring content of social media platforms
  • Assist with routine website updates, edits, and additions
  • Archive program documentation, including photos, videos, work samples, and media releases
  • Conduct and archive interviews with program participants and other stakeholders, and identify potential blog content

Organizational culture & benefits

This is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours/week) with flexible hours. The pay for this position is $21.50/hour. Pro-rated benefits include sick/vacation leave, paid holidays, professional development, and flexible work hours. This position will sometimes require evening work hours in summer months due to programmatic duties. Staff members are expected to be team players, self-motivated, and committed to an atmosphere of respectful, honest, and open communication. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or health/disability status.


This position requires, at a minimum, the following qualifications and personal qualities:
  • Demonstrated experience to perform the job responsibilities outlined above
  • 3 years related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field of study
  • Educational program and/or curatorial experience preferred
  • Demonstrated discretion in dealing with high-profile contacts
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Google G-Suite, and CRM programs
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress preferred
  • Ability to quickly adapt priorities, take appropriate initiative, and work independently
  • Highly organized, self-motivated team player
  • Has a sense of humor
  • Excited to play a critical role in a small office and contribute to meaningful, mission driven work

To apply

Please send in a single PDF labeled with your first and last name to [email protected]

  • Cover letter explaining why you’re interested in this job
  • Resume
  • List of three references, complete with phone number and email address. References will not be contacted without your prior consent

Only complete applications will be reviewed. No phone calls, please. Materials will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis with priority given to applications received by Feb 11, 2021. Interviews are anticipated for late February.

DATMA’s Mission

Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, DATMA, presents contemporary art with the convergence of design, art and technology through exhibitions, performances and education for all ages and cultural backgrounds in the SouthCoast region and beyond. Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute, doing business as (dba) DATMA, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2016. DATMA’s headquarters are located in downtown New Bedford, MA with remote working available.

DATMA has one full-time Executive Director, seasonal part-time Fellowships, and hires offsite agencies to complete their projects. We manage a small office environment, but we accomplish big projects that matter to our community. Learn more by clicking around our website and visiting our social media platforms.