Digital Content and Programs Coordinator, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance
Compensation: $35,000- $40,000
The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance (DFMA) is looking for a full time Digital Content and Programs Coordinator. The Alliance’s mission is to promote the historic site’s preservation, to be a catalyst for engaging, adventurous programming, and to be a good neighbor and a dynamic community resource. DFMA is seeking a highly motivated, creative, and detail-oriented individual to carry out the Museum’s digital accessibility plan, strengthen digital programming, and diversify community partnerships. This is a hybrid remote/ in-person position due to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person time at the museum will be set at a time that is amenable to the applicant and is safe for all personnel.
The DFMA Digital Content and Programs Coordinator will create and develop digital content and programming with content that involves collections and exhibitions of a New York City and National historic landmark dedicated to the inclusive histories of those who have occupied, lived and worked on the land that is now known as the Inwood neighborhood of Upper Manhattan. Because the institution is small, DFM staff have a variety of duties on a daily basis. The scope of work for this position will include, but may not be limited to:
- Interpret NYC history and craft into unique and relevant modern programming and virtual exhibitions.
- Manage and communicate ongoing research and programs through the DyckmanDISCOVERED initiative, which uplifts underrepresented narratives in the DFM historical timeline.
- Grow relationships within the community and coordinate with current partners in developing content and programs.
- Conduct research that supports institutional outreach, including programs, audience development, digital accessibility, and community partnerships.
- Communicate with local and national press about the museum, its initiatives and changing health guidelines and protocols.
- Publish the Museum’s monthly social media, promotional events calendars, and e-newsletters.
- Engage with visitors during open business hours and manage the site when needed.
- Generate reports and information about social media and web analytics as it pertains to programming.
- Create infographics and other graphic content for social media and marketing.
- Collaborate with Museum staff on ideas for programmatic and communications-related content.
- Maintain and create new pages on the Museum’s website for programs and exhibitions.
- Film, edit, and post live streamed or pre-recorded programs.
- Work with and manage Interns.
- Handle collections and archives for exhibitions and interpretive purposes.
This opportunity is partially remote, and the individual will work off-site for a portion of the placement; applicants must have reliable access to the internet. Most training, supervision, and communications will occur online. Depending on the project, the individual will work closely with the museum’s Executive Director, Director of Development and Community Engagement, and Director of Education using video conferencing (Google Meet and Zoom), email, and chat. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in webinars and other virtual and in person professional development programming for museum professionals. This is a one year position that will be evaluated at the end of the one year term for renewal.
- A successful candidate should hold a Master’s degree in history, museum studies, or a related field.
- 2 years of experience in the field doing related work.
- It is preferable that the applicant be a local resident with a firm understanding of the neighborhood that the museum serves.
- Excellent attention to detail, ability to work independently, good time management, and strong interpersonal, research, organizational, and writing skills.
- Knowledge of curatorial best practices.
- Proficient in various software platforms and digital services, including WordPress, Microsoft Word, Constant Contact, Loomly, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
- Passion for our mission and commitment to community programming and equality.
- Familiarity with nonprofit organizations, computer visualizations, underrepresented communities, and working with artists is desirable.
To be considered for this position, you must submit a resume and letter of interest (in Word or PDF) that best showcases your qualifications for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications must be submitted by 9 am ET on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.
Interviews will be held in early February, and a selection will be made by February 20th.
No phone calls, please.
* This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant # ARPML-250693-OMLS-22
The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, DFMA complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it operates. DFMA also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.