Head of Programs (Public & Education)

The Paul Robeson Galleries was founded in 1979 at the Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers University – Newark. Named after one of the University’s most famous alumni, the galleries’ mission and programming embody Paul Robeson’s life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism manifested through a network of exhibition spaces on campus, and extensive community outreach programs, education programs and an active public programs series including happenings, lectures, panels, symposia, readings, receptions, and performances. In 2017 the PRG expanded and evolved with the founding of Express Newark (EN).

Rutgers University- Newark (RU-N), an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise is seeking a Head of Programs (Public & Education). Reporting to the Director & Chief Curator of PRG, this position will work on all aspects of the conceptualization, implementation, evaluation and coordination of education and public programs for PRG. This role has the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, evolving and culturally relevant organization

This position will be responsible for and not limited to the following:
    • Collaborates with the Senior Programs Coordinator for EN
    • Keeps up to day on key arts education programs and initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels, and knowledgeable about broader arts, cultural, and education policy, research, and practice
    • Understands how to articulate the benefits of arts education to diverse audiences and develops relevant programming
    • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of contemporary art, theories, and methods of arts education, as well as administrative skills to oversee programs
    • Makes art accessible by assessing barriers to participation and then developing new and innovative strategies for program delivery
    • Performs other duties as assigned


Application can be found here.