Programs Coordinator – Philbrook Museum of Art (Oklahoma)

Programs Coordinator

Philbrook Museum of Art – Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Set within a twenty-five acre site three miles from downtown Tulsa, Philbrook’s main campus is a unique combination of historic house, modern museum complex, and beautifully gardened property. In 2013, the Museum expanded with the opening of Philbrook Downtown – a 30,000 sq. ft. satellite facility located in the heart of Tulsa’s vibrant Brady Arts District.

Distinguished by nationally recognized collections, facilities, and gardens, it is the premier cultural institution in the city of Tulsa and a statewide leader in the cultural life of Oklahoma.

Position Overview

Philbrook Museum of Art is seeking a Programs Coordinator. This position is responsible for developing and overseeing current and new programs related to the diverse learning audiences at Philbrook. This position will primarily oversee The Collective, Philbrook’s Teen program, and Art Focus, a program designed for care givers and people with early-stage dementia and memory loss related to Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to serving these specific audiences the Programs Coordinator will also assist the Creative Engagement Leads with a variety of programs as needed.



·        Manage program assistants to assure productivity, efficiency and continuous improvement of the staff. Monitor and evaluate performance and report needs for coaching, training and corrective action to the Creative Engagement Leads. Assure equitable administration of Philbrook policies and compliance with regulatory and legal requirement.

·        Work with Creative Engagement Leads on the collaborative development of programming, learning outcomes and evaluation of community based platforms.  Manage, and facilitate programming by supervising program assistants, securing programming space, ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies, and monitoring budgets in order to achieve program outcomes.

·        Identify and collaborate with community partners in conjunction with Creative Engagement Leads to deepen program impact and strengthen community relationships.

·        Work collaboratively with necessary staff across the Museum in order to effectively implement platforms and programs; partnering with appropriate departments as needed.

·        Administer budgets for designated program budgets, and work with the Creative Engagement Leads and the Education Administrator to manage platform budgets.

·        Work closely with Creative Engagement Leads to develop and evaluate platform and program outcomes.

·        Maintain prompt and reliable attendance in order to successfully perform the duties of the job.


  • BS, BA, or BFA in studio art, art education, museum studies or related field required.
  • At least one year of work experience in a museum setting strongly encouraged, this can include internships.
  • At least one year of related experience with diverse audiences preferred.
  • Experience as a practicing artist is a plus.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with Teen, Internship Programs, Community Outreach and/or Programs related to Alzheimer’s care is desirable.
  • Experience working collaboratively with community partners for program development is desired.
  • Ability to interact with diverse populations in a helpful, friendly, and professional manner.


Please send inquiries, cover letter and resume to

Philbrook Museum of Art

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Post expires at 5:00pm on Saturday June 10th, 2017