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Director of Community Partnerships

  • Full Time
  • Acton, MA
  • $50,000-$55,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: $50,000-$55,000
  • See how to apply and full job description, qualifications, salary, and benefits here:

Website DiscoveryActon Discovery Museum

Science. Nature. Play.

The Director of Community Partnerships, a critical member of the Museum Experience team, is responsible for building and sustaining meaningful community relationships with organizations serving diverse populations of children and caregivers; working closely with other Museum Directors to provide an excellent experience for all audiences; and serving as the Museum’s point person for accessibility-related endeavors. The ideal candidate is an outgoing and mission-driven professional who thrives on building strong relationships with community-based organizations, co-creating and providing resources for underserved and marginalized children and families, and has experience in managing collaborations in a multicultural setting, especially in the greater Boston and Metrowest regions of Massachusetts. The Director of Community Partnerships is a key external representative of the Discovery Museum and exemplifies the Museum’s commitment to equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and belonging.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

-Oversee and advance the Museum’s vision for community engagement and ensure its understanding of family and community interests, needs and priorities.
-Identify opportunities for the Museum to listen and respond to community needs by inviting conversation and collaboration to build fruitful relationships with potential partners, rooted in listening and learning to identify shared goals.
-Develop and maintain community relationships that may enrich the Museum’s offerings and extend its reach to include more children and families who face barriers to access.
-Work with other Museum Directors to set goals and implement strategies related to building community engagement, implementing initiatives, and monitoring progress.
-Manage and grow partner-focused initiatives, supporting and leveraging the Museum’s community-based partnerships across departments.
-Represent community interests, needs and priorities to support opportunities for co-creation with partner organizations and inform development of Museum experiences.
-Lead development of the Museum’s longstanding position on accessibility, serve as the primary contact for accessibility-related inquiries, and collaborate with other departments to provide an excellent experience for all visitors.
-Create and host a variety of accessibility and inclusivity events, including an annual slate of Especially for Me programs, in collaboration with community partners.
-Represent the Museum at events and community forums, participate in offsite community partner events, and utilize the Museum’s Community Activities Kit to the best extent.
-Track and regularly report on the Museum’s Access for All: Open Door Connections goals and manage an organization-wide contacts database of community partners.
-Support staff capacity-building efforts by leading training opportunities relevant to the Museum’s work with partners and the communities they serve.

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