The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents, supports, and celebrates the art of our time. It is the premier museum in St. Louis dedicated to contemporary art. Focused on a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, CAM provides a thought-provoking program that reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape. Through the diverse perspectives offered in its exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, CAM actively engages a range of audiences to challenge their perceptions. It is a site for discovery, a gathering place in which to experience and enjoy contemporary visual culture.

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’s (CAM) Teen and Adult Programs Manager oversees and develops programs and initiatives that create meaningful opportunities for onsite learning in CAM’s galleries and Learning and Engagement Studio. In particular, this role is responsible for stewarding and developing the museum’s signature teen programs–LEAP Middle School Initiative, New Art in the Neighborhood (NAN), and Teen Museum Studies (TMS)–with a focus on community building, art making and/or appreciation skill development, and direct access to contemporary artists and mentors. The Teen and Adult Programs Manager also supports adult learning by providing access points to CAM’s exhibitions, namely by serving as the liaison for university programs as well as tour requests from adult groups at large. This role reports to the Director of Learning and Engagement.


Responsibilities

Teen Programs

/ Hire, train, and manage Resident Teaching Artists (RTA) with the support of the Director of Learning and Engagement; RTAs are hired to teach both LEAP (CAM’s 10-week, free studio program that is offered to middle school students in the fall and spring on Thursdays, 4:00–6:30 pm) and may be hired to teach/co-teach NAN (CAM’s renowned 12-week studio program that is offered to high school students in the fall and spring on Saturdays, 12:00–4:00 pm)

/ Develop and set curriculum for NAN in collaboration with any selected RTAs, including setting learning objectives and managing supplemental learning opportunities such as guest speakers, field trips, and more. The Teen and Adult Programs Manager is expected to participate fully in each session and to teach, co-teach, and/or substitute.

/ Supervise the development of LEAP curriculum as created by RTA; provide support during class sessions and be able to co-teach and/or substitute.

/ Manage program development details of LEAP and NAN, including purchasing of supplies, creation of a welcoming studio environment, providing tours and/or teaching around current CAM exhibitions, and providing direct student mentorship and support

/ Organize annual fall exhibition of student work made over the course of the prior academic year in LEAP and NAN, including: selecting artworks with RTAs; developing a checklist and exhibition proposal, and developing didactic materials. This process is coordinated with the support of the Director of Learning and Engagement and the CAM Registrar

/ Create and lead Teen Museum Studies, CAM’s summer intensive internship for high school students; responsible for instruction, programming, and facilitation of the 42-hour program, including the teen-led selection of an artist and the organization of their corresponding exhibition at CAM each fall

/ Recruit students for LEAP, NAN, and TMS and administer program admissions with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion, racial equity, and fairness

/ Manage Learning and Engagement Studio, ensuring proper inventory of art supplies and clean, safe, welcoming environment in in place at all times

/ Oversee requests for teen volunteer placements as capacity allows

/ Provide tours of current exhibitions for teen and/or student groups as required

Adult Programs

/ Conduct outreach to university classes in order to organize and lead tours of current exhibitions, pursuing connections to course curriculum wherever possible

/ Lead tours and/or artmaking activities for other adult groups such as nonprofits, businesses, and others as requested

/ Responsible for receiving and responding to all tour requests that come through the website, including directing K-12 tour requests to Community Access Manager and maintaining clear communications internally to lead tour bookings

/ Lead by-request tours and/or public programs for visitors with disabilities including verbal description tours, ASL tours, and tours with assisted listening devices; ensure proper accessibility arrangements are made in advance

/ Collaborate with and/or assist the Director of Learning and Engagement in public programs as needed through support such as program development, audience outreach and development, email correspondence, and event set-up and clean up

Administration

/ Maintain the Learning and Engagement Studio as an organized, clean, and safe environment

/ Maintain relevant contact databases of past, present, and potential individuals and organizations that could be served by programs

/ Maintain rosters, syllabi and student/parent-related correspondences, program evaluations, and program documentation

/ Record attendance for all programs overseen by the position

/ Document program development through photographs and video (ensuring proper approvals from participants is in place)

/ Hire and oversee any part time staff to help support programs. This program supervises Resident Teaching Artists.

/ Track, monitor, and report on expenses related to programs and develop program budgets with Director of Learning and Engagement

/ Conduct comprehensive program evaluation that satisfies needs of program development and grantor/funder reporting requests; support Development team on funding application and reporting

/ Collaborate with Director of Learning and Engagement to train Visitor Experience department on engagement with a range of visitors in the galleries

/ Support the Communications Specialist and Marketing Manager to continually expand the museum’s visibility among diverse teen and adult groups

/ Collaborate with Curatorial team and spend time on-site at CAM to understand current and upcoming exhibitions

/ Ensure clear departmental communication and close collaboration through weekly meetings with L&E Director and L&E department to discuss tasks, debrief on programs, and prepare for upcoming projects

/ Maintain a thoughtful, reflective practice to CAM’s approach to gallery-based teaching, and share these skills and approaches with fellow Learning and Engagement colleagues, Visitor Service Associates, and other CAM staff

/ Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

/ Bachelor’s degree in fine art, art history, art education, or related field; equivalent experience will also be considered as commensurate with a degree

/ A dedicated commitment to art education and appreciation, especially with teens and adults

/ Direct teaching experience with middle and/or high school aged students is required, and experience teaching adult audiences is preferred

/ Knowledge of contemporary art and culture

/ Demonstrated commitment to values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion

/ Strong verbal and written communication skills as they pertain to public speaking, teaching, and writing educational materials

/ Strong attention to detail, particularly with administrative tasks, including spreadsheets, processes, budgets, and policies

/ Ability to present programs and tours both virtually and onsite

/ Ability to think strategically and prioritize workload

/ Ability to be responsive, flexible, and collaborative using a learner/curiosity mindset

/ Ability to self-initiate and work independently

/ Proficiency with or ability to quickly learn the following technology systems: Google Calendars and Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, videoconferencing, and Adobe Creative Suite basics

/ Ability to lift up to 40 pounds

/ Must be able to work evenings and weekends as programs require, in particular Thursday evenings (until 6:30 pm) and Saturdays (9:00 am–5:00 pm). Please note that for most of the year this position is Tuesday–Saturday.


Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, artists, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds. DEAI values will guide and impact all the decisions the museum makes, both internal and external, so that we are choosing a path toward ongoing transformation.

We embolden ourselves to carry out these values by:

/ acknowledging our place in and actively working against our national problem of systemic racism and white supremacy;

/ ensuring that underrepresented voices are included and heard;

/ seeking out and building partnerships that represent our DEAI values;

/ continuing to be a free gathering space and an open forum for ideas.

We enthusiastically take on the work of change. To remain true to these core values, we will hold ourselves accountable through a perpetual process of reflection and responsive action.


Compensation

This is a full-time position. Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range for this position is $49,000–58,000.


About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis creates meaningful engagement with the most relevant and innovative art being made today. Founded by civic and cultural leaders in 1980, the Museum transformed from a small gallery into an internationally recognized arts institution, now permanently housed in a flexible, open, and inviting building designed by renowned American architect Brad Cloepfil. CAM’s distinct architecture reflects the organization’s values and supports a dynamic range of exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and community collaborations. The only museum in the region solely dedicated to contemporary art, CAM is one of the preeminent non-collecting institutions of its kind in the United States. We are a site for discovery, a welcoming space, free and open to all. For more information, visit camstl.org.

CAM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

Director of Marketing and Communications

The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the strategic development and oversight of all communications and marketing activities for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis—including digital strategies, public relations, advertising, social media, and audience development efforts. This individual seeks to creatively promote CAM’s brand and reputation throughout the region and beyond; attract diverse audiences to the Museum’s wide array of exhibitions, programs, and events (on-site and online); communicate and shepherd, through messaging and signage, a visitor experience that is welcoming, accessible, and engaging.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing and Communications supervises the Communications Specialist and Marketing Manager and contributes to the overall strategic direction of the Museum as a key member of the senior management team.

Responsibilities:

Marketing and Communications:

/ Develop and implement strategic communications and marketing plans to build awareness of the Museum and attract audiences for its exhibitions, programs, and events.

/ In collaboration with the Communications Specialist and Marketing Manager, craft CAM’s visual identity and organizational voice across print and digital platforms, ensuring style, voice, and brand consistency.

/ Provide creative direction to photographers, videographers, designers, web developers, printers, and other creative collaborators.

/ Oversee the writing, design, and production of CAM’s digital and print media, including the website, newsletters, gallery guides, exhibition didactics, email marketing, brochures, event collateral, fundraising campaigns, and Mesh, the Museum’s annual magazine.

/ Oversee the Museum’s media relations strategy. Identify story opportunities, counsel leadership on public appearances, and advise on crisis communications.

/ Work closely with Curatorial, Learning and Engagement, and Development to devise appropriate communications and strategies to support new programs, exhibitions, events, and campaigns.

/ Develop and implement web strategies for camstl.org and associated platforms.

/ Analyze metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of the Museum’s website, social media, email marketing, advertising, and promotional initiatives.

/ Work with other departments on the implementation and integration of the CRM platform.

/ Develop strong and mutually beneficial relationships to enhance public awareness of the Museum and its unique contributions to the community.

Audience Communications and Visitor Experience:

/ Work with the Deputy Director and the Visitor Experience and Events Manager to ensure that the Visitor Experience team communicates knowledgeably and enthusiastically about exhibitions, programs, and Museum activities.

/ Work with the Deputy Director and the Visitor Experience and Events Manager to develop and implement attendance metrics, tracking, reporting, and analysis, and integrate on-site methods with digital and online survey data.

/ Work with the Visitor Experience and Events Manager to aid in the creation of merchandising strategy, artist-designed projects, and overall connectedness to Museum’s brand and exhibitions.

Leadership:

/ Directly supervise Communications Specialist and Marketing Manager.

Oversee contractors and consultants connected to design, website, photography, videography, and Mesh magazine advertising sales.

/ Develop and oversee the management of budgets for Marketing and Communications.

Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye towards future needs and institutional resources.

/ Work toward achieving institutional goals, including increasing and diversifying audiences (on-site and online) and ensuring visitor satisfaction.

/ Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.

/ Represent the Museum and build partnerships in citywide promotion and tourism efforts.

/ Support the Executive Director, Director of Development, and Board of Directors in cultivation and fundraising efforts.

Qualifications:

/ Minimum of seven years relevant experience, with at least five years supervisory experience. Experience in marketing and communications for visitor-centric organizations such as cultural, arts, or tourism preferred.

/ Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; MBA/master’s degree in arts administration or similar preferred.

/ Deep curiosity about contemporary art and culture and passion for CAM’s mission, programs, and future plans.

/ Creative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial leader skilled at building and supervising crossfunctional teams.

/ Ability to understand the sensitive nature of art as it relates to cultures and political climates.

/ Superb writing skills and design sensibility are essential.

/ Ability to collaborate with Museum leadership on the development of institutional messaging.

/ Strong emotional intelligence and interpersonal communication skills. This includes the ability to connect with people from diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as being able to inspire others with CAM’s mission through written and in-person messaging.

/ Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

Ability to work independently and effectively; self-directed; responsible and accountable for decisions.

/ Demonstrated organizational planning, problem-solving, financial, and analytical skills. Willingness to be a hands-on leader, working alongside staff to ensure the success of Museum programs and events.

/ Drive and ambition to pursue excellence while maintaining composure under pressure.

/ Knowledge of website development and metrics; social media; media relations; advertising; photography and videography; email marketing; CRM systems; SEO; e-commerce; and graphic design tools (Adobe Creative Suite).

/ Desire to connect with the St. Louis arts and culture community.

Compensation:

This is a full-time position. Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range for this position is $84,000–$90,000.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion:

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, artists, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds. DEAI values will guide and impact all the decisions the museum makes, both internal and external, so that we are choosing a path toward ongoing transformation.

CAM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status.

About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Founded by civic and cultural leaders in 1980, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis transformed from a small gallery into an internationally-recognized arts institution, now permanently housed in a 27,000-squarefoot building designed by renowned American architect Brad Cloepfil. Flexible, open, and inviting, the building reflects the organization’s values, and supports a dynamic range of exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities. CAM is the only museum in the St. Louis region solely dedicated to contemporary art and one of the preeminent non-collecting institutions of its kind in the United States. We are a site for discovery, a welcoming space, free and open to all.

Learn more at camstl.org.

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis