Public Programs Manager

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art seeks a Full-Time Public Programs Manager to join the Learning, Engagement and Partnerships team. An American Alliance of Museum Accredited institution, The Westmoreland was established in 1959 through a generous bequest from Mary Marchand Woods, a long-time Greensburg resident who wanted her community to have an important cultural institution. Over the past 60 years, The Westmoreland has built a permanent collection of significant American art from colonial to contemporary, with a special focus on paintings relating to southwestern Pennsylvania within the context of the national American art scene.

Today, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art has a new mission and strategic plan that centers on Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion. In November 2018, The Westmoreland eliminated its suggested donation fee as part of our Free Admission for All initiative ensuring that our collections and exhibitions are truly accessible to all. Through new acquisitions, a robust temporary exhibition program, community partnerships, public program offerings, an Artist-in-Residency program, visitor studies, and an intentional internal culture, the Museum works to fulfill our mission “to offer a place to share compelling and meaningful cultural experiences that open the door to new ideas, perspectives and possibilities” that it is truly accessible and equitable for all.

The Public Programs Manager will plan, develop, coordinate, and implement public programs and community engagement strategies that reflect and enrich The Westmoreland’s mission, exhibitions, and permanent collection. The individual will research and think creatively to design programs that highlight diverse viewpoints, engage and inspire visitors of all ages, and create lasting community partnerships.


  • Research, design, implement, and evaluate a robust roster of creative and innovative public programs (in person, virtual, and hybrid) in partnership with the DOLEAP to inspire visitors of all ages. Include but not limited to: lectures, panel discussions, artist talk, and participatory experiences that respond to the Museum’s mission, collection and exhibitions. Support DOLEAP with Artist in Residence program.
  • Leads programming meetings, collaborating with staff in other departments to lead and shape public programs to be relevant, responsive and audience focused. Participates in other cross functional team meetings as needed.
  • Manages and coordinates all aspects of public programs, including contracts, scheduling, facilities, technology, travel, accommodations, and payments. Works with the DOLEAP to help support programs as needed.
  • Work with the DOLEAP to build public engagement with the Museum, developing relationships with peers from other institutions, community organizations, and nurturing cultural partnerships in the local community and beyond.
  • Tracks all data relevant to department performance and grant compliance participation and associated income and/or expenses, volunteer hours and program expenditures.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Knowledge of American art desirable.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Highly organized, able to manage multiple projects, excellent communication skills, public speaking ability.

Employment offers are contingent upon satisfactory verification FBI fingerprint, PA Child Abuse (Act 33) and PA Criminal (Act 34) Clearances.

The Museum is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Museum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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